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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

Curated By

Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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BOOK - "THE DAY OF DAYS"

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLUE HARD COVER BOOK THE DAY OF DAYS. ANNUAL VOL.XV1 CONDUCTED BY REV CHARLES BULLOCK.BD BOOK BELONGED TO ALBERT OATES.

Inscriptions & Markings

ALBERT OATES

Photograph - Cnr Maroondah Hwy and Ringwood Street, Ringwood. (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Left hand side of picture: Post Office on corner of Maroondah Highway and Ringwood Street. Right hand side Ibbotson & Sons Highway and corner store, corner Maroondah Highway and Wantirna Road. In distance old cool stores."

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Godwin Bradbeer

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

framed bookplate

Photograph - Public Meeting to Form Kew Elder Citizens, 1951

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Framed photograph of a meeting at Southesk in Cotham Road to form the Kew Elder Citizens Club. None of the individuals are named. The meeting was not held in the Drawing Room or Ballroom at Southesk as there is an absence of frescoes on the ceiling. The ceiling in the photograph is a cove ceiling however like that in the front two rooms.

Historical information

The orthodox version of the origins and history of the Kew Elder(ly) Citizens’ Association was established by Cr. W. D. Vaughan in his book Kew’s Civic Century (1960), when he wrote that: "When Mrs. C. H. Simpson was Mayoress in 1952 she set up the Elderly Citizens’ Association to care for the needs of ages persons in Kew. The idea was strongly supported and a start was made by providing social afternoons for elderly folk at Southesk. Visiting sick people in their homes, providing firewood where needed, and other activities were undertaken by the Association. The aid of Council was sought to further the work. It was decided that a social unit for elderly folk be established at Southesk." (p.126-7). In the following pages, he describes in detail Council’s role in formally establishing the Association. This ‘official’ version was reasserted in the later Thematic Environmental History of the City of Boroondara (2012). However the origins and gestation of community of organisations is rarely straightforward. In 1965, five years after Vaughan’s book was published, the author of East Kew Women’s Club : Twenty Years : 20-7-1945-30-7-1965, writing about the period July 1947 to July 1950, described the role the Club played in establishing the Kew Elder Citizens Association. The author wrote: "At a meeting of the Kew Community Aid, the plight of many elderly people in Kew who were dependent on pensions was raised and in order to ascertain their needs the practice was begun of serving morning tea at the Masonic Hall in Walpole Street, where pensions were then paid. From this beginning the Kew Elder Citizens Association was formed in Kew with wide support, and Club members gave willing support on the committee, in helping serve afternoon tea and in entertainment." (p.4) Photographic evidence also leads to questions about Vaughan’s version of events. A framed photograph in the Society’s Collection shows a Public Meeting to form the Kew Elder Citizens Association in a room at Southesk a year earlier in 1951. Whatever version of the origins of the Association is correct, a later framed photograph in the Society’s collection shows the opening of the completed Clubrooms of the Kew Elder Citizens at South Esk by the Hon. E.P. Cameron M.L.C, Minister of Health, on 12 November 1956. The Association is still active in Kew and is currently located at Hamer Court, opposite the Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery in High Street, Kew.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten caption: "Public Meeting to Form Kew Elder Citizens, 1951"

Ni-Cd Cell

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

Early Ni-Cd Dry cell, used in the early Melbourne Cable Trams

Hand books for Bible Classes: The Life of St Paul

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Grey/green covers with black decoration & lettering.

PHOTOGRAPHS - SERVICE CARD

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

.1) Photo, large, sepia colour, portrait solder in uniform T R HILSON 3/754716 National Service 1955. .2) Photo, large, b&w, group of 58 persons, 6 rows, T R HILSON 1st on right, 3rd row from top. Signed on the back in pen by all. .3) Record of service folder - cardboard, fabric cover, brown inside, details re National Service, T R HILSON 3/754817.

Pump - Semi Rotary

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Manual lever action semi-rotary pump. In line suction and discharge branches. Painted green.

Inscriptions & Markings

In relief on front of casing "No 2" at top, "Runwell" at bottom.

Image

Vision Australia,

3 col.digital images

Historical information

See Album #66 for hard copy of first image Interior of Braille and Talking Book Library in Commercial Road, Prahran.

Video - A conversation with Mrs Reta Brauer

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Slip cover Sony Super DX 180 - card (red, yellow, blue & white) Front of slip case has business card. The Hon Bruce Chamberlain. Video black plastic case with video tape

Historical information

Mrs Rita Brauer, widow of the Dr Alfred Brauer Warrnambool doctor

Significance

Voice recording & CD recording of interview by Bruce Chamberlain and Rita Brauer widow of Dr Alfred Brauer W'bool doctor, giving a small part of Mrs Brauer's contribution to life in Warrnambool.

Inscriptions & Markings

A conversation with Mrs Rita Brauer and Bruce Chamberlain 26/9/2002.

Press kit

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Media Guide: 2003 Ford Australian Open Materials: Paper, Ink

Beekeepers Veil

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Handmade beekeepers veil; metal mesh over front facing, cloth veil. Repaired with brown cotton. Very fragile.

Historical information

In the early days of beekeeping, protective veils were not worn. It was considered a sign of weakness if you could not put up with bee stings. This veil was made by Amy Robinson- her husband and his brother had no interest in putting up with being stung. The solid cloth at the back stops bee stings completely; the veil, while good, does not stop stings if it is pushed up against skin.

Significance

Original handmade beekeepers veil belonging to Bill Robinson. Mended many times over by his wife Amy Robinson.

painting - A Cornish rock

Bayside Gallery - Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection, Brighton

oil on canvas

Historical information

Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Donated by the artist, 1931.

Photograph - William Lowell Mullen (1861-1912), Medical Superintendent, Kew Lunatic Asylum, 1902-1905

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Formal photograph used for exhibition purposes at the Willsmere Hospital of past medical superintendents. Each photograph is framed with a white mount on which the name of the superintendent and his term of office is recorded.

Historical information

The new Kew Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1871 and opened in 1872. The year 1972 marked it's centenary. Over the years, members of staff at the asylum collected records, photographs, publications and plans of the asylum, later hospital. The Society has a number of important collections relating to the asylum and the Children's Cottages. These include the Dr Cliff Judge, the Irena Higgins and the Dr Fred Stamp Collections. This portrait photograph is one of a number of items donated by the family of the late Dr. Fred Stamp who was the last medical superintendent of the Hospital. Dr Frederick Stamp graduated from Bristol Medical School (UK) in 1968. He and his family emigrated to Australia in 1977 to Goulburn (NSW), moving to Melbourne in 1980. He became Superintendent at Willsmere in 1981 until its closure in 1988.

Significance

Following their closure, the medical records of the Kew Mental Hospital and the Children's Cottages Kew were relocated to the archives of Victorian Government departments and ultimately to the Public Records Office of Victoria. Other collections, such as the Fred Stamp Collection, were assembled by staff who worked at the hospital. The years leading up to the closure of Kew must have been fraught, and many of the items in the hospital were probably destined for hard waste disposal. Dr. Fred Stamp, the last medical superintendent, kept aside or rescued a number of these items, of which this is one. Following his death, his family donated these to the Kew Historical Society. The Society recognises these items to be of lasting historical significance, essentially due to their provenance and to their rarity. Together they (and the Judge and Higgins Collections) are an invaluable aid for researchers of the institutions' histories.

Badge - Digital Image - Bundoora Bowling Club badges

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital image of enamelled metal badge, green and yellow with gold writing. One badge has an insert with "90" added.

Historical information

Digital image of Bundoora Bowling Club badge, circa 1980. The Club is now affiliated with the Bundoora RSL.

Significance

Part of a collection of miscellaneous historical images with a connection to the local area.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Bundoora Bowling Club" and logo.

Photograph - Reverend John Brown

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W head and body photograph of Rev. John Brown

Historical information

Reverend John Brown was ordained in 1958 and served at Bairnsdale, Presbyterian missionary in Korea, Board of Ecumenical Mission & Relations, Commission for World Mission, UAICC Convenanting Coordinator. He retired in 2000.

Inscriptions & Markings

"John Brown"

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of the Zakrzewski photographic collection. Mr Zakrzewski collected, repaired and restored spinning wheels and was the inventor of the Carrington Wheel. He retained photographs of all the spinning wheels he repaired and restored and the entire collection of 42 photos were donated to the NWM with his spinning wheel collection.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Small wooden building on corner of Lyall Street and Ventnor Beach Road. Brick chimney still in situ.

Historical information

Built by J D McHaffie as a Shepherd's Hut in the 1850 - 60s. At one stage called Julyan's Cottage. Finlay Julyan born there, owned by various families. At one time by H Grayden and R McKinley. Privately owned now. (Noted on the caption that it was built by John Evans about 1870??)

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

8 photographs

Historical information

Once owned by Sam Chandler.

Document - Megan Purcell - Liberal for Bendigo

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Booklet - Steetscape

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Booklet deals with early architecture in Shepparton Region, to include maps, plans, photographic images and includes catalogue of 100 years of progress

Historical information

Printed in 1998 as a record of the exhibition held at Shepparton Art Gallery, July, 1998

soldier posing

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

photo

Plan - Barkly St

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

Ink on paper plan: Barkly St

Photograph - 107 Bible Street (southwest corner Arthur and Bible Streets), Eltham, June 1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 10 strips

Significance

The Margaret Ball (Pre 1960s Houses) Collection was a personal project initiated to mark the year 2000 and arose as a result of the disappearance of many pre-1960s parts of Eltham due to development. Approximately 200 pre-1960s style houses that were left in Eltham between Main Road and east to Bible Street, between Cecil Street to the north and south to Dalton Street were photographed in late 1999. Not all of the houses could be photographed; some because the garden or trees blocked the view of the house, others because of rubbish or cars were in the way, some because people were working on the house or in the gardens at the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 200

Telephone

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Black bakelite telephone with handpiece attached by a chord. Front dial has a central handle that can be turned to contact central switchboard. No direct dial facility. Sits on rubber feet.

Inscriptions & Markings

On base marked in white "PMG / TE55 338HT / S1/60"

Oil on canvas - 'Grand Canyon' by Linda Ladener

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE SWAINSON FAMILY - LOUISA,ETTIE , ADELAIDE & PERCY - WHO LIVED IN HILL STREET, CLUNES.

Letter - Letter to Lillie from Julius Kokx

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Letter addressed to Miss L. Duncan, 11 Paxton St, East Malvern, Melbourne, Australia from J. Kokx, U.S.S. Medusa, c/o Pm San Francisco, 5th Div Cal consisting of two parts. Part 0074.1 Envelope Part 0074.2 Letter Both the envelope and the letter are creamy yellow in colour with black curly writing on one side of the envelope and both sides of the letter. The letter begins with "Dear Lillie, I received your letter..." and concludes with "Bundles of love, Julius Kokx, x Little Melbourne girl x"

Historical information

Lillie Duncan was a member of the Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild, the women's auxiliary group of the Mission to Seafarers organisation. The LHLG was formed in 1902 and organised social events for visiting seafarers and were directly responsible for much of the fundraising for the construction of the facility at 717 Flinders Street. As a member of the Guild, Lillie was expected to entertain and support visiting seafarers, although within a strict set of rules. This letter, along with a number of others, was sent to Lillie from abroad.

Significance

This letter, along with a number of others sent to Lillie Duncan by visiting seafarers, underscore the social conventions of the time and the work of the Mission to Seafarers in provide comfort and support to visiting seafarers. The letters speak of the many events and activities undertaken at the Mission and provide a snapshot of the era.

Inscriptions & Markings

The envelope is torn across the top and part of the flap for access to its contents. It has two 2 cent red stamps with the text "United States Postage" and "Washington" on it, and one green 1 cent stamp with the text "U.S. Postage 1 cent 1"

Oil Can

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Untitled

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph - Digital image - All Saints School

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

Photograph of horse and buggy outside All Saint's School Greensborough. The building was demolished in 1924.

Certificate - Registrar's Certificate for Undertaker

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

This certificate is a seventh schedule registrar's certificate certifying the registration of death.

Historical information

The certificate registers the death of Mary Ann Branigan on 5th April 1948. However 30/1/48 is written in ink on the top L/H corner.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Mary Ann Branigan..."

Hair Clippers

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

GENS Solingen hair clippers, size 000. Made in Germany No 1250 Box colour red.

Photograph - Former ladies for the Ladies Harbour Light Guild with Padre Oliver in the late 70s

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Book - Koorie studies in SOSE : years 7-10

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Section 1. Notes on the use of this resource Section 2. Policy support statements. Aboriginal Studies Policy Statement of Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) National Principles and Guidelines for Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies, K-12 Principles for the Introduction of Aboriginal Perspectives in the Curriculum of the Catholic School (Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Policy 1.3, 1987) Section 3. Language, culture and viewpoint: issues of terminology Section 4. Units of work Unit 1. Koorie people of south-east Australia: a contemporary view Unit 2. On sacred ground Unit 3. Koorie life in the pre-contact era Unit 4. Mulla Meea-Baa Gnuenjall: a long time ago, and today Unit 5. The land we share: human stories in the environment Unit 6. Frontier wars Unit 7. Aboriginal mission stations and reserves in Victoria Unit 8. Land, law and indigenous Australians Section 5. Directory of indigenous organisations and affiliated groups/?agencies. National organisations Victorian organisations Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Indigenous Education personnel Organisations within regions of the Archdiocese of Melbourne Organisations within regions of the Ballarat Diocese Organisations within regions of the Sale Diocese Organisations within regions of the Sandhurst Diocese Cultural centres/?camps across Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, b&w photographs

Newspaper Clipping - Death notice of Mrs Ellis 16 October 1883.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Print of death and funeral notice from The Argus.

Historical information

Death and funeral notices for Mrs Maberly Ann Ellis, wife of Frederick William Ellis of Greensborough Hotel.

Plane

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

plane, wood, moulding, hollow 1 3/4"

Historical information

This item is part of the Thomas Caine Tool Collection, owned by The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and curated by the Hand Tools Preservation Association of Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.Buttrum

Diary

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

Diary, mustard coloured plastic cover, meltal spirex spine, 1958.

Historical information

Personal diary of Dr F.J Browne used in Australia and England, 1958

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A coloured photograph of the interior of a disused farm building. There are the remains of farm implements, rubble and a blacksmith's forge scattered around the ruins.

Historical information

The blacksmiths's forge was an integral part of farm buildings in the district where stud farms were numerous.

Equipment - Oscillascope model 502

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

Historical information

Oscillascope screen and dials, connections in long rectangular grey metal housing

Inscriptions & Markings

Ass. No 41B

Newspaper Clipping - BFL Premiers 1992

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Book - Signal Training (All Arms) Pam No 7 Radiotelephone Procedure 1969

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered book detailing the radiotelephone procedure to be used throughout the Australian Military Forces

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-029-1400

This Australia: Autumn 1982

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The book has a yellow cover, the title is in brown print and there is a photograph of a hotel on the front. Contains text and photographs of storie sas listed below. Wreck of The Royal Charter Sydney Harbour Bridge Kookaburras Albany The Olgas Circuses Cycling

Photograph - Unveiling of Mechanics Institute Plaque

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Mr Eddie Mitchell (right) President of Tatura Mechanics Institute, with Mr Arch Wilson (centre) and Mr Bill Ponting (left), at the unveiling of the memorial plaque honouring John Dixon Love and the Love family. Plaque is situated between Mechanics Institute and Victory Hall.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 16-17 1919-1920

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green bound book of newsletters; 30cmHx21.5cmW

Historical information

Newsletter of the Adult Deaf & Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

The significance of these newsletters is in the detail of information they contain about the people and activities of the Deaf community in Victoria and interstate.

Photograph - Autumn Excursion, Hume and Hovell's 1824 expedition, 26 May 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

[article by Bettina Woodburn in EDHS Newsletter No. 109, July 1996:] ON THE TRAIL OF HUME AND HOVELL - REPORT ON THE AUTUMN EXCURSION - On a green and fresh morning (Sunday 26th May 1996) the Cobb and Co coach (driven by the most obliging Peter Tampion) set off in a north easterly direction from Eltham to connect with Hume and Hovell's route on their 1824 explorations of central Victoria. The Society would follow a series of monuments erected for the 1924 centenary of the expedition from King Parrot Creek (Tuesday 7th December 1824), through Strath Creek, over Sunday Creek (Sunday 12th December 1824) at Broadford, Tullamarine, St Albans, Deer Park, through Werribee, skirting east of the You Yangs to Lara and Avalon Beach. Because their distance-measuring wheel had broken and a one degree mistake was made in calculations, the two leaders of the original group of six convict-companions arrived at Corio Bay, instead of the expected Western Port, discovered earlier by Flinders. From below Mt. Disappointment (Hume and Hovell's difficulties in "scrambling over brush and rock", "leeches in forest, as well as no water", "cutting grass 4-5 ft. high", dreadful scrub", "devil flies") we took an easier route, saw the Strath Creek memorial in ground fog and a wonderful "field of dreams", the Hume-Hovell privately owned cricket ground with its white picket boundary fence. Now, after a steep climb, in sunshine under gums we stretched and viewed magnificent rolling hills and fog-filled valleys - not "smoke from Aborigines' bush fires". After morning tea at Broadford we followed the Sunday Creek valley beside the Hume Freeway, passed the Wallan Wallan Rest Area (more appropriately Hume and Hovell Rest Area) to tum right at Beveridge. In Gellibrand Hill Park, near the headwaters of the Moonee Ponds Creek, we experienced the landscape the first European settlers saw - huge river red gums and rolling pastures. The gardens and sheltered courtyard of the 1840s, timber, brought from .....[?] prefabricated Woodlands Homestead, provided a pleasant lunch stop. We enjoyed a private tour, panoramic views over Melbourne and surroundings and the excitement of arriving and departing aircraft. Our next river crossing was at Werribee, "in a vast treeless plain", then we drove on by-ways no coach had previously travelled, to find "an immense sheet of water" salty Corio Bay, off-course to the west. In late afternoon of a super, calm, late autumn day we headed homewards. Back at Eltham we were rather surprised to find that we had travelled a total of 347 km. Thanks again to Russell Yeoman for his research and organization. What a wonderful day!

Telephone

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8609.1 - Wooden crank telephone.

Inscriptions & Markings

- L. M. Ericsson & Co. - Stockholm.

Record Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Warrnambool Lighthouse Register of Meteorological Observations 1906 Aug

Cup

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

Cup canteen

School Bags

Arapiles Historical Society, Natimuk

school information, 4 school bags, 1. Lohe Annamarie 1910, 2. Mut