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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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Leather Pouch - Wallet

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown leather pouch/wallet. Has tan interior with pen in writing inside. Has large silver metal catch on front.

Historical information

Item possibly belonged to Stanley Crimor WRAITH Born 2/6/1893 at Harrietville who joined the RAN on 4/6/1918 as a wireless operator.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved into the leather on the inside flap is "H.C. Wraith Serviceton Bike 616020". Written in pen ink on opposite flap is "Rutherglen 1904, Harrietville 1905, Benalla 1906, Wangaratta 1907, Serviceton 1907, Sale 1911, Melton 1915"

Folio - Dunera Diaries.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Black 3 ring folder containing printed matter in plastic sleeves.

Historical information

Material donated and collected.

Photograph - Reverend William Heber Green, Vicar, St Margaret's Anglican Church, Eltham, c.1870s

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital scan of photograph - Original Source Copy: St Margaret's Parish Archives.

St. Georges Road 65, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains two items., One newspaper item, dated 30/05/2012, includes four coloured photographs. Article mentions house features and renovation extras., Hand-written research by Claire Barton from SANDS AND MCDOUGALLS DIRECTORIES of former occupiers.

Shield - Ballarat School of Mines Shield

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

Timber shield with the Ballarat School of Mines coat of arms and motto in enameled metal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed onto sticker adhered verso "Presnted to S.A. Mendelson, Secretary to SMB Countil, 17th December 1986.

Brass vase

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brass vase. Hammered 'reptile skin' design around base flowing up 2/3 of the way. Five circles around top, with vase of flowers design inside each circle.

Object - Abacus

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

Rectangular abacus, Chinese style rosewood or blackwood with brass fittings on corners and dividing framework,13 rods, 65 lower beads, 26 upper beads. Gift of Helen Burgess

Historical information

Donated by Helen Burgess former lecturer in Craft at the Ballarat School of Mines and the Ballarat College of Advanced Education. This abacus was purchased while Helen was visiting Asia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvsnftXXKdw Usage: check wikipedia

Inscriptions & Markings

Manufacturing stamp on lower RHS inside frame: "1963 6" Unidentified Chinese characters on the framework behind the lower beads on both central vertical supports, on the LHS framework and on the centre portion of the lower framework.

Photograph

Sunbury & District Heritage Association Inc, Sunbury

A post card featuring a dark sepia image of a creek with a large house in the distance. There is a hand written message on the back.

Historical information

The photograph was taken from the iron bridge on the Rupertswood Estate. The tower of the Rupertswood Mansion can be seen in the distance. The Eadie family were business people and millers in Sunbury.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on the back: Dear old boy Many happy returns of the 8th. I . . . . . . . . . . . . making the . . . .Yours ever Will. Iron bridge at Rupertswood. Mr Hal Eadie Dannevirke NZ.

Painting, Oil - A Mirboo Sunset

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed watercolour painting titled: "A Mirboo Sunset" painted by Neila Peart 1998. Features a landscape with sunset, trees and sky. Painted in shades of browns, pinks and greys. Cream window mount with gold edging. Wood frame with gold on edges.

Photograph - Belle of the Ball Augustr 1951

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Seal, Society

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Iron Seal For Farmers Rest Lodge Manchester Unity 6725

Historical information

Used by the Farmers Rest Manchester Unity Lodge for Official Lodge business

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

E S /YARRAM PARK

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Aerial Photograph of Cape Woolamai looking north-west.

Historical information

One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Diamond Valley Radio show 3CR, 1985

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley Radio show 3CR every Sunday at 5.55pm. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1985.

Document - Warrnambool Cordial

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is docket printed on cream-coloured paper with blue print and lines. The details of the sale are written in pencil.

Historical information

This is a docket issued by the Warrnambool Cordials Pty Ltd in 1935 to the Warrnambool Club. Warrnambool Cordials was originally established in Fairy Street in the early 1920s by the Lescai Brothers. A company of local businessmen took over the cordial factory when the Lescais left the city, then it was purchased by a garage proprietor, Thomas Hill, and in the early 1930s Charles and Frederick Flett purchased the business and carried it on for a few years. It was later operated by Thomas McKenzie before it was closed. It was still operating in 1975 when it was manufacturing both Loys and McKenzie’s soft drinks. It is noted that this docket contains the information that the Warrnambool Cordials business was a winner of a bronze medal for lemonade at the Royal Show in 1931. The Warrnambool Club, established in 1874 when the Warrnambool Club Hotel in Kepler Street was opened, was a gentlemen’s club. A new Warrnambool Club building was erected in Kepler Street in 1877 and is still in use today.

Significance

This original docket is of interest as it is an example of the type of purchase made by the Warrnambool Club in 1935 and the type of docket issued by the firm of Warrnanmbool Cordials.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written material: ‘Feb.15, 1935, W’bool Club, W’bool, 3 doz. 7/6’

WHS 75th Anniversary History Book - 75th Anniversary History of Wangaratta High School

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue A4 book with gold lettering. A large black and white picture of the Wangaratta Agricultural High School opening with the completed building and the class of 1909 standing in its porch. The dates 1909-1984 feature underneath the image, flanked by two small all gold Wangaratta High School logos.

Historical information

Marks the 75th Anniversary of Wangaratta High Schools educational service since opening in 1909 under the name Wangaratta Agricultural High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

75th Anniversary History of Wangaratta High School --HONORE ET LABORE- 1909-1984

Photograph - Eltham Living and Learning Centre "Goat Shed" before pavilion was built

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Folder - Emile Hude

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Emile Hude, Panton Hill, 1860s

Book - An autobiography or tales and legends of Canberra pioneers.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"An autobiography or tales and legends of Canberra pioneers - Samuel Shumack, edited by J E & Samuel Shumack. Illustrations reproduced from the original Gray Smith series, Canberra paintings - the first hundred years

Newspaper collection - Collection of articles - post 1999 Preliminary Final/Pre Grand Final 1999

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Collection of newspaper pages

Historical information

Collection of newspaper articles and coverage following Carlton's win over Essendon in the 1999 Preliminary Final, also previewing the upcoming Grand Final. Carlton 6.3 8.4 10.6 16.8 104 Sat 18-Sep-1999 2:30 PM Att: 80,519 Venue: M.C.G. Essendon 3.5 3.10 10.17 14.19 103 Carlton won by 1 pt

Screwdriver

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Flat screwdriver. 335mm long Wooden handle has piece missing

Box,stud

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Heavy metal small rectangular box with hinged lid, embossed with two birds in flight: small metal rectangular box with hinged lid embossed with two birds in flight

Historical information

Owned by Mr H.D.McDonald shoe shop proprieter Port Fairy 1934 - 1962

Black and white photograph of Billie Wilson

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Black and white photograph of Billie Wilson carrying a bucket and walking from Amess House and Rogers' Cottage. An iron tank is on the left hand side of the frame.

Historical information

Churchill Island Heritage Farm has a large photograph collection dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the last decade

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue number written in pencil on reverse. On reverse in pen '1940 Billie Wilson. Note the iron rivetted water tank'

Photograph, black and white

Royal District Nursing Service (now known as Bolton Clarke), Forest Hill

On the left of this black and white photograph is the rear view of a doctor who is standing side-on looking towards the right, and smiling at an elderly lady. He has short dark curly hair and is wearing a white hospital type coat ,which has a stethoscope folded in the pocket, over grey trousers. His right hand is resting on top of the lady's right hand which is on the top of a metal 4 prong stick. The lady, who is wearing glasses and has short wavy grey hair, is standing holding the tops of the metal 4 prong sticks which are standing either side of her on the grey carpet. She is smiling at the doctor. She is wearing a black skirt and a black sleeveless jacket over a black and white patterned blouse, and is wearing black shoes with her left shoe raised with a deep sole and heel. To her right, standing side-on facing her, is a Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Sister who has her long dark hair drawn back. She is wearing a white short sleeve gown and her right hand is behind the lady; her left hand is on the lady's right hand on top of the 4 prong stick. In the left background is a vinyl style grey couch and on the right is a window with open Venetian blinds and open long dark curtains on either side. An air-conditioner sits in the lower section of the window.

Historical information

This photograph is taken in the lady's home, and the doctor and Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Sister are supervising the lady walking with two 4 prong sticks.

Significance

From the founding of the Melbourne District Nursing Society (MDNS) in 1885, known as Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) from 1966, the rehabilitation of patients to insure they were able to live independently in their own homes, was at the forefront of care given by their trained nurses. As well as teaching and supervising the use of equipment, the Sisters taught them safe transfer techniques. These techniques were also taught to family members to enable them to care for their loved ones. In the 1970s RDNS employed a Physiotherapist who taught staff the correct techniques, not only for safety of the patient, but to reduce physical strain on RDNS nursing staff and patient’s family members

Inscriptions & Markings

Barry Sutton Quote 25

Microfiche - Bailliere's Victorian Directory 1880/81

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

A Directory of Trades in Victoria

Inscriptions & Markings

SLV Trades FARM - SADO

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Group of Salvation Army Ladies and girls. Hat bands have "Salvation Army Sunbeam Brigade"

Newspaper

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Free Press. Australia Remembers 1945-1995

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Mrs Sylvia McIntosh in front of gate with snow Stawell 1949

Photograph - Waranga basin

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Ddarra Baksh - Untitled

Darebin Art Collection, Bundoora