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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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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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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 - Shadower

Video of shadows taken in afternoon light.

The 69 Collective,

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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 - 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

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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

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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

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

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

Movie

Key words

school
schoolyard
canterbury

16mm film of schoolyard activities.

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

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

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

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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

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Video - Maldon Vintage Museum Tour - Opening Weekend 2006

Filmed by Neil and Melva Cole

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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 - 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

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 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

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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

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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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 Schoo of Mines.

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

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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

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 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,

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28-minute video documentary on nurse to patient ratios in Victoria - Battle : the road to ratios [legislation]

Key words

nursing
ratios
workforce
nursing workforce
staffing
nurses
unionism
documentaries
campaigning
labour history
safe patient care (nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios) act 2015
victoria
australia

28 minute video file (.mp4 multimedia format). In colour, with sound. Original produced digitally.

Historical information

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Branch (Vic Branch) members achieved staffing ratios in the Victorian public health system in 2000 and campaigned throughout 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2011-12 to keep them in workplace agreements. After strong campaigning, ratios were legislated for the public sector in Victoria with the passing of the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient) Bill in 2015. The short digital documentary, 'Battle: The Road to Ratios [Legislation]', tells the story of this campaigning, from the nurse shortage crisis in 2000 to ratio laws in 2015. The documentary, produced by Black Sheep Films, was first shown at the 2016 Annual Delegates Conference to more than 700 ANMF Job Reps and Health and Safety Reps. The documentary features interviews with current and former ANMF leadership and Job Reps, academics, and journalists.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Melbourne

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

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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