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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

Curated By

Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Document - Certificate of Qualification, Mental Attendant, Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria), 1945

Key words

herbert joseph chambers
kew mental hospital
department of mental hygeine - victoria

Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that Herbert Joseph Chambers has completed training and passed examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant. The document, dated 19th December 1945 is signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph [copy] - Hebert Joseph Chambers, Sydney, 1962

Key words

herbert joseph chambers
kew mental hospital

Small copy of an original photograph of Herbert Joseph Chambers, a member of the male staff of the Kew Mental Hospital, standing between two unidentified men at Circular Quay, Sydney. The donor believes his father, Herbery Chambers, was in Sydney attending a conference in 1962.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Notebook - SP Bookie's Record Book

Key words

herbert joseph chambers
kew mental hospital
gambling - kew (vic)

Small notebook, of which the cover is lost, including the names of male and female staff members at the Kew Mental Hospital, the amounts that they gambled and their winnings. It is presumed that the record was kept by Herbert Joseph Chambers, a member of staff between c.1945-70. The names in the book, including some of their aliases are arranged alphabetically. The prices are listed in pre-decimal currency, (i.e. before 1966). From the number of names listed in the book, it must have been a very extensive SP betting ring.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Medals - GACC & GWCC

Medals in guilded metal, some in gold colour and others in silver to represent placings in races. and 2cmWx5cmH broach in guilded in gold, blue and white metal. This broach has a pin bar and a piece with the logo of the GACC on it.

Inscriptions & Markings

The life member medals have GACC Life Member inscribed on the pin bar and the logo of the GACC represented on the medal. The place getter medals have inscriptions of race place getters and the race events inscribed on them.

Geelong Cycling Club, Geelong

GACC Club Records

GACC Club Records 1926-1970, including formation of GACC 1926. Newspaper articles including proposed Belmont Common Velodrome 1960s and farewell to John Hine.

Historical information

Information provided regarding the formation and development of GACC over the period 1926 to 1960s.

Significance

Points to the importance of cycling in the community during this period.

Geelong Cycling Club, Geelong

Scientific Instrument - Switch

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Artworks - Sketchbook Imperial 4to / by Kenn'th Bailey

Key words

art therapy
kew mental hospital
kenneth bailey
herbert joseph chambers
dr eric cunningham dax

One of five sketchbooks with illustrations by Kennth Bailey, a patient of the Kew Mental Hospital in an art therapy program, during the 1950s or 1960s. No work is dated although a number of the drawings/paintings are signed with the artist's name.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Significance

The Kew Historical Society has been the recipient of a number of important collections relating to the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages, Kew, including their former incarnations. This is an important donation in this context as it includes five sketchbooks by a patient in an art therapy program at the Hospital. Art therapy programs were introduced by Dr Eric Cunningham Dax to Victorian asylums in the 1950s. The sketchbooks contain incomplete drawings and finished artworks. The donor believes that the patient who created the sketchbooks suffered from Schizophrenia. The sketchbooks are historically significant as representative examples of works created by patients in the program and for what they reveal about how mental illness may be manifested in a patient's artworks. The most significant repository of comparable works is held by the Dax Centre at Melbourne University.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Artworks - Sketchbook Imperial 4to / by Kenn'th Bailey

Key words

art therapy
kew mental hospital
kenneth bailey
herbert joseph chambers
dr eric cunningham dax

One of five sketchbooks with illustrations by Kennth Bailey, a patient of the Kew Mental Hospital in an art therapy program, during the 1950s or 1960s. No work is dated although a number of the drawings/paintings are signed with the artist's name.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Significance

The Kew Historical Society has been the recipient of a number of important collections relating to the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages, Kew, including their former incarnations. This is an important donation in this context as it includes five sketchbooks by a patient in an art therapy program at the Hospital. Art therapy programs were introduced by Dr Eric Cunningham Dax to Victorian asylums in the 1950s. The sketchbooks contain incomplete drawings and finished artworks. The donor believes that the patient who created the sketchbooks suffered from Schizophrenia. The sketchbooks are historically significant as representative examples of works created by patients in the program and for what they reveal about how mental illness may be manifested in a patient's artworks. The most significant repository of comparable works is held by the Dax Centre at Melbourne University.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Artworks - Sketchbook Imperial 4to / by Kenn'th Bailey

Key words

art therapy
kew mental hospital
kenneth bailey
herbert joseph chambers
dr eric cunningham dax

One of five sketchbooks with illustrations by Kennth Bailey, a patient of the Kew Mental Hospital in an art therapy program, during the 1950s or 1960s. No work is dated although a number of the drawings/paintings are signed with the artist's name.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Significance

The Kew Historical Society has been the recipient of a number of important collections relating to the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages, Kew, including their former incarnations. This is an important donation in this context as it includes five sketchbooks by a patient in an art therapy program at the Hospital. Art therapy programs were introduced by Dr Eric Cunningham Dax to Victorian asylums in the 1950s. The sketchbooks contain incomplete drawings and finished artworks. The donor believes that the patient who created the sketchbooks suffered from Schizophrenia. The sketchbooks are historically significant as representative examples of works created by patients in the program and for what they reveal about how mental illness may be manifested in a patient's artworks. The most significant repository of comparable works is held by the Dax Centre at Melbourne University.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Artworks - Sketchbook Imperial 4to / by Kenn'th Bailey

Key words

art therapy
kew mental hospital
kenneth bailey
herbert joseph chambers
dr eric cunningham dax

One of five sketchbooks with illustrations by Kennth Bailey, a patient of the Kew Mental Hospital in an art therapy program, during the 1950s or 1960s. No work is dated although a number of the drawings/paintings are signed with the artist's name.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Significance

The Kew Historical Society has been the recipient of a number of important collections relating to the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages, Kew, including their former incarnations. This is an important donation in this context as it includes five sketchbooks by a patient in an art therapy program at the Hospital. Art therapy programs were introduced by Dr Eric Cunningham Dax to Victorian asylums in the 1950s. The sketchbooks contain incomplete drawings and finished artworks. The donor believes that the patient who created the sketchbooks suffered from Schizophrenia. The sketchbooks are historically significant as representative examples of works created by patients in the program and for what they reveal about how mental illness may be manifested in a patient's artworks. The most significant repository of comparable works is held by the Dax Centre at Melbourne University.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Artworks - Sketchbook Imperial 4to / by Kenn'th Bailey

Key words

art therapy
kew mental hospital
kenneth bailey
herbert joseph chambers
dr eric cunningham dax

One of five sketchbooks with illustrations by Kennth Bailey, a patient of the Kew Mental Hospital in an art therapy program, during the 1950s or 1960s. No work is dated although a number of the drawings/paintings are signed with the artist's name.

Historical information

Herbert Joseph Chambers was born in 1912 in Clifton Hill, Victoria. Later he was to live in Clark and Charles Streets in Northcote, in South Caulfield, and finally in Mentone. While he may have worked at the Kew Asylum before 1945, that year was when he was presented with a Certificate issued by the Department of Mental Hygiene (Victoria) declaring that he had completed training and passed the examinations required to work as a 'Mental Attendant’. The document is dated 19th December 1945 and signed by the Director of the Department and by the Co-Examiners. From at least 1945, he was to work as a member of the male staff of the Asylum, mainly in the Refractory Ward. A donor gifted to the Kew Historical Society in February 2019 a number of items collected by Herbert Chambers in his work at the Asylum. These include his Certificate of Registration, a photograph taken of him with two colleagues at Circular Quay in Sydney, a notebook containing ‘SP’ betting records of male asylum staff, and five sketchbooks with artwork created by Kenn’th [sic] Bailey, a patient of the Asylum. Herbert Chambers’ period of employment at the Kew Asylum coincided with the employment of the English psychiatrist Dr Eric Cunningham Dax (1908-2008) as Chairman of the Mental Hygiene Authority in 1952. Dr Dax introduced an art therapy program into Victorian psychiatric hospitals, including Kew, where it is likely that the five sketchbooks were created. The sketchbooks are believed to have been presented to Chambers by Bailey as a “gift for looking after him”. Herbert Chambers retired from the Kew Asylum in c.1970 after working there for almost thirty years.

Significance

The Kew Historical Society has been the recipient of a number of important collections relating to the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages, Kew, including their former incarnations. This is an important donation in this context as it includes five sketchbooks by a patient in an art therapy program at the Hospital. Art therapy programs were introduced by Dr Eric Cunningham Dax to Victorian asylums in the 1950s. The sketchbooks contain incomplete drawings and finished artworks. The donor believes that the patient who created the sketchbooks suffered from Schizophrenia. The sketchbooks are historically significant as representative examples of works created by patients in the program and for what they reveal about how mental illness may be manifested in a patient's artworks. The most significant repository of comparable works is held by the Dax Centre at Melbourne University.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Artwork

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Map - MMBW, 1:2500 Series. City of Banyule. Master overlay.

Key words

mmbw
melbourne and metropolitan board of works
banyule city council

Laminated map, with overlay of MMBW map grid.

Historical information

This master overlay is the key to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works maps: MMBW, 1:2500 Series. The overlay was made by the City of Banyule using the Melways base plan (Edition 23, 1994-95)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

"Case"

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Radio

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Untitled

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Bayonet Scabbard, L1A2

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Bayonet, L1A2

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Scabbard for Japanese Bayonet

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Bayonet, Japanese

Japanese Type 30 Bayonet, to fit Arisaka Type 30 Rifle

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Bandage

Key words

bandages
medical textiles

Army issue first field dressing. Two dressings in waterproof covers, each consisting of a gauze pad stitched to a bandage and a safety pin.

Historical information

Belonged to Mr. H. Brutton. Dressing used in World War 2.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Sling

Key words

bandages
medical textiles

White sling, triangular, linen with printed black design of figures to show how sling is applied. From St. John Ambulance.

Historical information

Used during World War 1. Belonged to G. & M. Colling.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Badge

Key words

badges
military badges

Female Relative Badge 1941.

Historical information

Issued to the closest female relative of those on active service abroad, during World War 2. The number of stars on the bar suspended below the badge indicates the number of relatives involved in the war effort.

Inscriptions & Markings

Issued by Commonwealth Government. A242392.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Badge

Key words

badges
commemorative badges

Four badges. 2 x Wandin Yallock S.S. no. 1033 Centenary (1870-1970) - Black/white. 1 x Wandin Yallock Primary School, Building Centenary. (2nd March 1985) - Red/black. 1 x Wandin Yallock Primary School no. 1033 (1870 Diamond Jubilee 1930) - Blue/white.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Scientific Instrument - Projector

Key words

projector
hand-held projector
film strips
apature
light source
model q

A small hand-operated projector for 22x17 (picture size) film strip with perforations along both sides, 28mm apature with 240-V light source. Housed in a black box. SVA MODEL Q "PICTURE PROJECTOR"

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Tin

Key words

containers

Round Hoadley's Barrackville soluble cocoa tin.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Serviette ring

Key words

serviette rings
tableware

Japanese lacquer serviette ring. Black with gold/red lady design.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Glass bottle

Key words

bottles

One glass bottle with label which reads - My-T-Fine Benzol for cleaning. Butterfly motif. Inflammable. Has cork stopper.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Vehicle Identification Plate, metal

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Vehicle Identification Plate, metal

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Laminated diagram Vietnam Tunnel System - Diagram of Vietnam Cong/NVA Underground tunnel System.

Laminated diagram of a "Viet" Cong/NVA tunnel system shows the ingenuity and use of the local terrain.

Significance

A sample of the lengths that the Viet Cong went to to out stay their adversary.

Inscriptions & Markings

Notations of areas of the tunnel systems and on the lower left of the laminated picture is a note that states "The diagram shows a typical tunnel complex used by the Viet Cong during the 1960's."

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

China Cup

Key words

cups

White China drinking cup used for Hospital Invalids. Has red cross on top of cup with gold trim line around the top,handle and spout.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Map - Shire of Buninyong, c1970

Key words

shire of buninyong
buninyong
clarendon
narmbool
enfield
lychfield
scotchman's
navigators
warrenheip
scotsburn
mt doran
durham lead
cambrian hill
napoleons
garibaldi
mt clear
lal lal
bonshaw
state forest
elaine
elaine north
cargerie
grenville
mt mercer
millbrook
wallace
yendon
canadian

Two maps of the Shire of Buninyong. .1) Map showing the County divisions, township boundaries, Railway line, State Forest boundary, riding boundary and shire boundary. Identifying words have been added in red and green texta. .2) Shire of Buninyong Parish Plan. Includes Buninyong, Clarendon, Narmbool, Enfield, Lychfield, SCotchman's, Navigators, Warrenheip, Scotsburn, mr Doran, Durham Lead, Cambrian Hill, Napoleons, Garibaldi, Mt Clear, Lal Lal, Bonshaw

Inscriptions & Markings

.1) B.I.A.E., St Martin's, cemetery, mt Buninyong, mt Innes, rly stn

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Hand Grenade (deactivated)

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

signalling Instruction Card

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Glass bottle

Key words

bottles

Wiltshire vinegar bottle with yellow/black/cream label. About 24 oz.

Historical information

Mr. M. W. Clements conducted a grocery store adjacent to his home near Warburton Highway, and later at a new building at the corner of Warburton Avenue and Sebire Avenue, Wandin.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Sextant Case

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Whistle

Key words

whistle

London Bobby's whistle with gold chain.

Historical information

Mr. Clive Manly

Inscriptions & Markings

De Courcy & Co

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Case, Mortar Sight, 3 Inch, WWII

Key words

3 inch
mortor
wwii
australian defence forces
case
sight
leather

Dark brown rectangular stiched leather case with folding lid for a WWII 3 inch Mortar sight, Mk1, Lensatic. The folding lid has a leather strap and metal buckle to hold the lid closed. The leather case has a leather adustable carrying strap with a metal buckle. Shaped leather covered wooden mounting supports are located inside the case. Leather covered padding is provided on the inside of the case lid.

Historical information

World War II

Significance

Manufactured during WWII

Inscriptions & Markings

CASE 3 INCH stamped on case top. Other markings on the case top are illegible. White painted number 3 with a faded red background on the case lower front. White number 1.3 painted on case top.

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Gun Sight

WW II British Gun Sight 'Telescopic Bearing' Brass barrel with tops lens for sighting (missing lens cap on barrel) Originally on a circular metal base plate, most of which has been cut off

Inscriptions & Markings

(T)EL BEARING No 10 MK I (imprinted on underside of base plate; other inscriptions on base plate of original article missing from this item) ("T" missing as a result of base plate cutaway)

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Combat shirt

Key words

shirt
australian armed forces
auscam cammo
uniform

Long sleeved Shirt with two pockets, epaulets on both shoulders, tightening tabs on cuffs. Material is Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform (DCPU) nicknamed Auscam or Jelly Bean Camo.

Historical information

DCPU is a five colour camouflage pattern developed by the Australian Defence Force and tested during Auscamthe late 1970s. DCPU has been replaced in the Australian Army by Australian Multicam Camouflage Uniform (AMCU)

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Education Package. - Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia School Education Package

Key words

school education package, vietnam veterians associations of australia, lara r.s.l.

Rectangular shaped Grey coloured Display Binder.

Inscriptions & Markings

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia School Education Package

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Bubble Sextant

Metal Box, 5-sided, various sighting and other dials and attachments (including battery compartment)

Inscriptions & Markings

A. M. BUBBLE SEXTANT MARK IX 6B/151 No.15798/40 BRIT. PATS. 480112 490621 AND PENDING

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

Cadet Dinghy Trophies - Cadets

Key words

cadet

Historical information

Cadet Dinghies have a long proud history at RBYC with many Trophies awarded over the years. Apart from the Stonehaven Cup (see separate entry) the other trophies are shown here.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Wallet - James Griffin, Edgbaston ~ Brown Leather & Brass Case

Key words

cases
wallets
edgbaston
james griffin
withymoor works

Historical information

Edgbaston is now an affluent suburb of Birmingham. The relation of the owner, James Griffin, to the donor (a resident of Kew) has not been identified. 'The Gentleman's Magazine' of 1845 contains a reference to the death of Mary, aged 12, at Brighton, the daughter of James Griffin of Edgbaston and of Withymoor Works, Dudley. (p.325). Coincidentally, James Griffin, a manufacturer of Withymoor Works was issued with a patent for his improvements in the manufacture of "spades, shovels, and such like tools" on 5 October 1843. Withymoor Works was owned by James Griffin & Son

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on lock: "James Griffin, Edgbaston"

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Machine embroidered net

Machine embroidered net scarf

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Maltese lace

Bobbin lace. A large Maltese lace collar.

Historical information

Belonged to Mrs Calder Oliver (donor's mother)

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Chemical lace

Collar with standing neck edge.

Historical information

Chemical lace. The design was machine embroidered onto a base fabric which was then chemically dissolved away.

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine Torchon Lace

Machine made lace imitating Torchon bobbin lace. Insertion - costume trimming

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine Torchon Lace

Machine made lace imitating Torchon bobbin lace. Insertion. Costume trimming

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale