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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Video Clip - The Story of the Bells Beach Bell

Short webclip featuring Joe Sweeney describing how he makes the iconic Bell trophy each year for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. Duration: 01.48

Historical information

The Bells Beach contest trophy is one of the most widely recognised sporting trophies in the world. Joe Sweeney has been making the trophy for the Bells Beach surfing contest since the late 1970's. It has been won four times by Australian surfer Mark Richards and American surfer Kelly Slater.

Significance

The Bells Beach trophy is an iconic surfing artefact. To ring the trophy at Bells Beach at Easter is something all professional surfers aspire to achieve once in their professional careers.

Australian National Surfing Museum, Torquay

Video Clip - Bells Beach - Big Easter Sunday 1965

Bells Beach - Big Easter Sunday 1965 is a short video which features an interview with Torquay surfer/photographer Barrie Sutherland describing the huge surf at the 1965 Bells Beach Surfing Contest. The video also features a number of photographs by Barrie Sutherland taken on Easter Sunday 1965. Duration: 03.28 Available as an MP4 Video.

Historical information

On Easter Sunday 1965 competitors in the Bells Beach Surfing Contest were greeted with the sight of 15-18 foot waves marching into Bells Beach. Riding 9-10 foot boards with no legropes the bravery of many surfers was challenged on this day. A day when reputations were made.

Significance

Easter Sunday 1965 went down in Australian surfing history as the day when the largest waves were ridden in a surf contest outside of Hawaii. It was a significant day in establishing the reputation of Bells Beach as a big wave surfing location.

Inscriptions & Markings

Surf World Museum logo, Bells Gold logo

Australian National Surfing Museum, Torquay

Movie

Key words

school
schoolyard
canterbury

16mm film of schoolyard activities.

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Steam Engine - Tangye single cylinder vertical

Key words

tangye
vertical steam engine
steam engine
puffing billy
stone crushing
george and george
malvern

single cylinder vertical Steam Engine made of Cast Iron, (Painted)

Historical information

Used by the Malvern city council until 1969 to drive a rock crushing plant. While large horizontal steam engines predominated in major factories, small vertical steam engines like this were the workhorses of industries that had modest power requirements. This reliable little engine, made by leading UK manufacturer Tangye Bros of Birmingham Steam engines had the advantage that any fuel could be used to fire their boilers, but they were less convenient and efficient than internal combustion engines, required operators with higher skill levels, and had lower power to weight ratios. Tangye Limited was founded in 1857 in Birmingham by businessman Richard Tangye (1833-1906) and his mechanic brothers James and Joseph; brothers Edward and George joined them later. Richard was born near Redruth in Cornwall and educated at the Friends School at Sidcot, Somerset, where he became a pupil-teacher. From there he moved to Birmingham to work as a clerk for an engineering firm. In 1856 he started a hardware factor and commission agent business in Birmingham whose customers were mainly Cornish mine-owners in the Redruth district. From 1858 Tangyes concentrated on the manufacture of machinery and secured the sole right to manufacture Weston's differential pulley block (object 2003/45/1). They established their Cornwall Works in the Birmingham suburb of Smethwick in 1864 and soon developed a huge range of products. It was stated that 'there are perhaps no other works in the kingdom so largely employed upon so great a variety of specialities as the Cornwall Works of Messrs Tangye Bros.' The Tangyes attracted creative people to work for them. They wrote: 'We are in a position to offer unusual facilities to Inventors for carrying out their patents.' Info about Tangye Bros of Birmingham from Powerhouse Museum https://ma.as/207954 Donated by Malvern City Council in 1969 Of Interest : The Vertical and Horizontal Tangye engines on display are of the design that won a Gold Medallion at the Paris Industrial Exhibition of 1878.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Steam Engine Equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

Tangye Birmingham Builder's number 2462

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steam Engine - Tangye Single Cylinder Horizontal

Key words

puffing billy
steam
rmit
tangye
horizontal engine

Steam Engine - Cast Iron (painted) Steel (raw) Bronze (Raw) Timber (Oiled)

Historical information

Builders Number 4767 Used for steam engine driving instruction at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology build date of approximately 1884 +/- 1 year. worked out from http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/mills/burmamill22.htm Donated by The Royal Melbourne Institute of technology in 1969 Of Interest : The Vertical and Horizontal Tangye engines on display are of the design that won a Gold Medallion at the Paris Industrial Exhibition of 1878.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Steam Engine Equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

Tangye Birmingham

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Video - Shadower

Video of shadows taken in afternoon light.

The 69 Collective,

Old boys Song - Recording

Recording of Old Boys song sung to the tune of "Home Town Week". Sung by Jim Ottery

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

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Video - Maldon - Magical Marvelous Magnificent

Key words

maldon hotel
victorian goldfields railway
maldon vintage machinery museum
gardens etcetera
maldon easter fair
teddy and me
wicked temptations
maldon market
cherrys ice cream
maldon twilight dinner
maldon fire brigade
vanilla spice christmas shop
maldon primary school
much ado general store
maldon brass band
the village patch
le sel
tarrangower
torchlight procession

Published on May 9, 2017 Visit the magical historic town of Maldon, declared Australia's first notable town by the National Trust of Australia. Home to remarkable shops and bustling with events throughout the year, Maldon retains an old world feel that was imprinted in Victoria's Gold Rush. Drone footage courtesy of Graham Hosking. With thanks to: Mount Alexander Shire Maldon Inc. Mr. Peter Thompson Maldon Twilight Dinner Maldon Brass Band Maldon Easter Fair and the wonderful people of Maldon.

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

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Video - Maldon Vintage Museum Tour - Opening Weekend 2006

Filmed by Neil and Melva Cole

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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Video recording - 7News Brisbane - 50 Dog Years

Key words

seeing eye dogs association
gerard menses
nick gleeson
jacky tupangaia

1 wmv file

Historical information

Report on the need for more Seeing Eye Dog sponsors upon the anniversary of 50 years of seeing eye dogs in Australia. It includes interviews with Jacky Tupangaia, Nick Gleeson and Gerard Menses. With an estimated 600,000 vision impaired people by 2020, the target of 5000 new puppy sponsors are required to help Vision Australia meet demand.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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Accoustics in the Baptistry at Pisa, 2017

Key words

pisa
baptistry
accoustics

Moving image from inside the Baptistry at Pisa. Known for its amazing accoustics, the sound in this image is one person singing a couple of notes.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Video Recording - Digital - Bonnie and Russell Dickson

Key words

bonnie dickson
russell dickson
greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame

Links: 05225:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 32 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Bonnie Dickson and Russell Dickson about their memories of the Greensborough Football Club as the Dickson family (including the late Ray Dickson) is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as Members.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Video Recording - Digital - Brett Fowler

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
brett fowler

Links: 05226:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 06 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Brett Fowler about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Legend

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Video Recording - Digital - Don McDowell

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
don mcdowell

Links: 05227:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 1 min 15 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Don McDowell about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Legend

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Video Recording - Digital - Lee Adamson

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
percy adamson
lee adamson

Links: 05231:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 1 min 54 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Lee Adamson about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as his father Percy Adamson inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Legend

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Video Recording - Digital - Gary Partington

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
gary partington
alan partington

Links: 05228:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 44 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Gary Partington about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as the Partington family (including the late Alan Partington) is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as Members.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Video Recording - Digital - Glenn Meredith

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
glenn meredith

Links: 05229:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 1 min 23 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Glenn Meredith about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Video Recording - Digital - Jack Waites

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
jack waites

Links: 05230:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 42 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Jack Waites about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Video Recording - Digital - Neil Brindley

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
neil brindley

Links: 05232:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 30 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Neil Brindley about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Video Recording - Digital - Peter Banks

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
peter banks

Links: 05233:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 1 min 48 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Peter Banks about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Video Recording - Digital - Peter Watkins

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
peter watkins

Links: 05234:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 01 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Peter Watkins about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Video Recording - Digital - Robert Hyde

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame

Links: 05235:04705 Digital video recording. MP4. 2 min 18 sec.

Historical information

An interview with Robert Hyde about his memories of the Greensborough Football Club as he is inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. These recordings were made for the Hall of Fame Presentation.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Video Art - Lineage - An Oral History of 69 Smith Street Gallery

Key words

oral history
video
69 smith street gallery
artist-run initiative
artist-run space
melbourne art galleries
merle parker
julian di martino
marianne little
69 collective
jenny gibson
art
video art

Historical information

This work is the result of a series of interviews with committee members of 69 Smith Street Gallery, an artist-run gallery that operated in Collingwood between 1998 and 2016. These interviews taken between 2010 and 2011 feature artists who went on to form the creative group known as the 69 Collective.

Significance

This work was part of The Line exhibition at Collingwood Gallery in 2018. The brief given to participating artists was to present works using the theme of the horizontal line. The artworks, in a range of mediums, were hung with a consistent line travelling through each piece around the perimeter of the gallery space. The line in each work, inferred or explicit, were carefully placed together to make this cohesive whole.

The 69 Collective,

Photographs - Demolition of Iceland Building, 28 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 19 July 2019

4 photos taken during the demolition if the old Ringwood Ice-skating Rink building, Iceland, 28 Maroondah Highway between New Street and the freeway.

Historical information

Built in 1970 by Pat Burley, Iceland was a popular attraction, with bands as well as ice skating. It was sold in 1981, and subsequently was converted into various business units.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Demolition of water tower at 51 Cassells Road, Research, 6 April 2017

Key words

cassells road, demolition, research (vic.), water tower

Digital files only (17 jpg and one two second MP4 files)

Historical information

"The water storage tank (the ‘golf ball’ tower) was located in Cassells Road, and for many years it played an important role in supplying the Research and Eltham communities with drinking water. However, due to prior upgrades of water supply infrastructure in the area, these communities are receiving their water supply in a more reliable way. The storage tank was no longer operating and as it no longer served a purpose, the time had come for it to be removed. Decommissioning works occurred between November 2016 and January 2017, and the tower was removed in March 2017." Source: Yarra Valley Water Eltham Water Project online

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Film Clip - Ballarat School of Mines 140th Anniversary Film Clip, 2010

Key words

ballarat school of mines
anniversary
140th anniversary
celebration

Film clip celebrating the history of the Ballarat School of Mines.

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

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44-minute video documentary on 1986 Victorian nurses strike - Running out of patience : the 1986 Victorian nurses strike

Key words

labor
labour history
nurses
royal australian nursing federation
strikes
industrial action
film
trade unions
1986 victorian nurses strike
nursing
strike action
unionism
campaigning
victoria
health system
staffing
australia
irene bolger
strikes and lockouts
history

44 minute video file (.mp4 multimedia format), transferred from original videocassette. In colour, with sound. Original was released with a booklet explaining the broader context for the documentary.

Historical information

In October 1986, Victorian nurses began an historic strike action which was to last 50 days. This video is the nurses version of the dispute. Despite widespread condemnation mainly from the media, the nurses eventually won out for an appropriate career structure including significant pay increases. Actual strike footage together with nursing training films and old photographs explore vocational stereotypes and place the strike in the context of the current crisis in the health care system.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Melbourne

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Windrush DVD Track 1

The Boite, Collingwood

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32-minute video documentary on 1986 Victorian nurses strike - Breaking point: the 1986 nurses strike, 10 years on

Key words

labor
labour history
nurses
royal australian nursing federation
strikes
industrial action
film
trade unions
1986 victorian nurses strike
nursing
strike action
unionism
women
irene bolger
john cain
david white

39 minute video file (.mp4 multimedia format), transferred from original videocassette. In colour, with sound. Original was released with a booklet explaining the broader context for the documentary.

Historical information

In October 1986, Victorian nurses began an historic strike action which was to last 50 days. Breaking Point (1998) is a retrospective work, reflecting on the 10 years following the 1986 Victorian strike. It was produced by Mark Bird and Nicholas Bird (of Waterbyrd Filmz, the production company that, as outlined above, also made Vivien Bullwinkel, Nurse TV and Australian Nurses). In this film, it is not primarily images of striking nurses and the words of striking nurses that tell the story, but the voice-over. The narrator (Patrick J. Bonello) positions the strike alongside other national and world events of 1986, ‘the year that changed the nursing profession in Australia forever’. In this film, the strike is framed as a pivotal one in the history of Australian nurses, and one that affected individual nurses deeply and transformed their profession irrevocably. There is a conscious discussion on the emotional effects of the 1986 strike – relationships broke up, people had no money, unionists could not feed their families, it was hard to keep going, families fought over the strike, picketing nurses recalled getting spat at, and there was even a death threat. [Description adapted from Milner & Brigden, 2014, pp. 116; 118]

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Melbourne

DVDs - University of Ballarat Graduation Ceremonies, May 2011

Key words

university of ballarat
graduation
graduation ceremonies
andy smith
todd walker
r.t. smith
tim sullivan
david battersby
roger donaldson
mace
frank stagnitti
academic procession
founders hall
1870 founders hall
strobe driver
robert t. smith

A square metal box containing DVDs of videos of May 2011 Graduation Ceremonies. Includes the graduation hymn being played.

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