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Breaking the Mould: The first police women in Victoria

30 Oct 2017

An account of the first police women in Victoria.

Curated By

Rachael Cottle, Volunteer, Victoria Police Museum

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The Coronation Of Edward V11

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Large coloured print of The Coronation Of Edward V11.

Booklet - Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1962

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

Red front page soft cover with white inscriptions and black figures on front cover, 72 pages

Historical information

Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1962. Editorial, Prominent Personalities, The Principal's Pages, The Richard W. Richards Medal, The Challenge, Camera Portraits, Conferring of Diplomas, The Highest Distinction - the F. J. Pomeroy Cup, What is Mathematics?, Microliths, Begonia Festival Procession, In a Man's World, Retirement of Mr. Harold Yates, The Eric McGrath Award, Asian Students in the S.M.B., Austral-Asian Relationships, Originality - At What Price?, Sports Awards 1962, Sports, The BEAT Generation, University in Ballarat, Heads of Departments 1873 - , Associates

Inscriptions & Markings

On one of the first two loose pages there is the inscription "Copy uncollected by student but paid for, used to cut our advertisers' copy, 15/08/63".

Wind Symphony 1990's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of students and teacher in the Wind Symphony practicing in the art room.

Image - Aborigine with Boomerang, c1878

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

Aboriginal man holding a boomerang.

Hand-Drawn Plans for Caravan by Frank Lebbell Frost [ca 1915-1924]

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hand-drawn plans for two types of homemade caravan. Front Side: Drawing of caravan with detailed measurements. Caravan dimensions; 6 foot 2 inches from ground to top, approx. 5 yards from end to end. Detailed measurements of construction framing, detailed measurements of two beds on wire mattresses. Back Side: Drawing of a caravan. Few details. Drawn with blue pen and grey lead on paper.

Lamp

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

"Starboard" lamp with 2 flat sides and curved glass window on curved side

Inscriptions & Markings

“Starboard” embossed on the top front of lamp.

Resistance Bridge Elliott Bros

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

No. of pieces: 2. Mould cast and machine made. Plastic coated, lacquered wood (body). Copper alloy and plastic coated key. Surface finish: lacquered.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on top face along front edge: “TRUE OHMS/ RIGHT AT 15.7oC No 1907/ P.S WIRE” Inscribed on top face in the centre, along the back edge: “ELLIOTT BROs LONDON” Inscribed measurements on top face, clockwise from top number: “30,000, 40,000, 10,000, 20,000” Inscribed on left side face: “P” Inscribed on top face along right edge: “D”

Photograph - Colour - Tarilta, 2017

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Depicts the winding / twisting operations within a mill, c.1950s. Part of a series of photos depicting the various operations within a textile mill, all of which have been edited for publication.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black & white photograph of the premises of 'A.H. King' Furnishing Ironmonger Established 1855.

Image - Dugout Canoe, c1939

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

Dugout canoe

Photograph - Eltham - Shillinglaw Cottage on original site before removal, 1964

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

At time of collection (1971) site of Shire Office. Source:

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Resuscitator, Inhalator & Aspirator

Ambulance Museum Victoria, Bayswater

Red carry case holding resuscitation equipment

Historical information

Not carried in ambulances but used for training purposes and held in ambulance stations. Kits like this were also maintained at swimming pools and factories. These items were in use during the 1960s and 1970s (and possibly for longer). Source. Chas Martin AHSV curator 29 March 2016. This example was donated by the Harcourt Auxillary (of local Ambulance service)?

Inscriptions & Markings

E & J MFG. CO. RESUSCITATOR GLENDALE, CALIF.

Plane

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

plane, wood, moulding, hollow no 6

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.

Book

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Wool year book, 1939.

Dress

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black with purple brocade print through length of dress, pleated bodice with velvet trimmings. Velvet trimming on bottom of dress, gathered waist with front opening, pockets, 6 purple beaded buttons down front. Beading on bodice front pocket, black lace been removed from collar and buttons, round collar

Photograph - Gordon Scholes [as child]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Black and white studio portrait of small child, dressed in white with hoop. Oval photograph in brown mount.

Historical information

Gordon Scholes (1908 - 1964) married Jessie Partington in 1935.

Significance

Original child portrait from early 20th century and connection to Partington family.

Inscriptions & Markings

On mount: The Allan Studio. Written in pen on back of photo; Gordon Scholes.

Photograph

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Bill Honey, migrated from the U.K. to work on the heavy equipment used in the construction of the Cattanach Canal

Box - Official staff and student photos, 1970s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Official photos, 1970s.

Cas Book - Cash Book City of Warrnambool Rowing Club 1925 - 1969

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, Warrnambool

A4 Cash Book / Ledger containing records of cash takings for the rowing club from 1925 - 1969.

Paper Flyers, Subscription Forms Ladies' Harbour Light Guild - The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild in Connection with The Victoria Mission to Seamen

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

3 different types of Paper Flyer's in blue ink that are also Subscription forms in order to become Honorary Members/Working/School Members or renewals of previous Membership of the Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild.

Historical information

Charity organisation, Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild,was formed within The Missions to Seamen Institute to provide a home away from home, for visiting seamen. The flyer was to recruit new members or for former Members of the charity to renew their subscription.

Significance

This paper flyer holds historical significance at a local level because it illustrates the Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild involvement in the Mission to Seafarers.The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild grew to become a significant charity in Melbourne raising large amounts of money which helped to establish the current MTS building, supporting seafarers.

Microfiche - Family Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

Identity the families registered with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Inscriptions & Markings

Alphabetical Index MILLAR - MOULTON Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Carte de Visite (Constable Scanlan)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white carte de visite of Constable Scanlan in an oval shape with corners cut off

Inscriptions & Markings

Constable Scanlan (handwritten in ink along top of photograph); Killed by Kelly Gang (written in ink along bottom)

Printmaing - etching - 'Kangaroo Bones, Broken Crockery, Drought' by Anne McMaster

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

Anne McMaster (1959- ) Born Melbourne Artists' Statement: In the thick of drought kangaroos perish and farmers walk off the land. All that is left are bones and broken crockery. Overlaid images prompt the observer to question the Anglo-Saxon relationship to country, to that of indigenous tribes. Foul biting and earthy colours bring attention to the weathered landscape of Australia. 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.

Jug

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Jug, ceramic white with abstract decoration around the base of the bowl, handle and lip. Cracked handle

Theatre - The Man Who Came to Dinner (play) by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman performed at the Athenaeum Theatre commencing 26 November 1981

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

paper program

Historical information

Main role in the play performed by Frank Thring.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of the rebuilding of the Rutherglen Hotel

Historical information

Original Rutherglen Hotel was made of timber. This one, made of brick was built on the same site, and is now the Poacher's Paradise Hotel.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: "Rebuilding R'glen Hotel. Would be over 60 years ago"

Artwork - Printmaking - 'Personal best' by Geoffrey Ricardo

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

framed coloured print on paper

Historical information

GEOFFREY RICARDO Born 1964, Melbourne, Australia 1984-86 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Printmaking, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1987-89 Printing Assistant at Bill Young Studios, Editioning intaglio prints, King Valley, VIC 1988 Full-time Studio Technician at Printmaking Department, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1989-90 Graduate Diploma (Fine Art), Printmaking, Monash University, Melbourne 1991 Traveled to England, France, Spain and USA (Winsor & Newton International Travelling Bursary, National Students Art Prize) Worked in private studios in Gaucin, Spain and New York, USA 1994-95 Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne 1995 Guest Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Traveled to Europe and America 1996 Guest Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1990-98 Sessional Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne 1998 Traveled to America and Mexico 2001-05 Sessional Lecturer, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 2003-10 Printmaking Workshops, Warrnambool TAFE, Warrnambool, VIC 2004 Traveled to Europe, Mexico and Cuba 2005 Lecturer, National Art School (Summer School), Sydney Sessional Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne Lecturer, Institution of Koorie Education, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012 ‘Collection of Works’ The Art Vault Mildura ‘Deeper Meanings’, The Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne ‘Three Projects’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney Melbourne Art Fair Stand F33, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 2009 ‘Anno Domino, Antarctica and The Anatomy Lesson’, Australian Galleries Derby Street, Melbourne The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC 2008 MV Orlova (Quark Expeditions), The Drake Passage, Antarctica 2007 ‘Herd’, BMGArt, Adelaide ‘Herd’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney 2006 ‘Herd’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne 2004 ‘Recent work’, BMGArt, Adelaide 2003 ‘The Rapunzel Suite and Other New Works’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘Recent Works’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Recent works’, Cowwarr Art Space, Cowwarr, VIC 2002 ‘The Rapunzel Suite’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Strange Games’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney 1999 ‘A Dark City Narrative’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘A Dark City Narrative’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne 1998 Cullity Gallery, School of Architecture and Fine Art, University of Western Australia, Perth 1997 Delaney Gallery, Perth Chapman Gallery, Canberra BMGArt, Adelaide ‘Menagerie’, Australian Galleries, Sydney ‘Menagerie’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1995 ‘Paintings, Prints and Sculpture’, Australian Galleries, Sydney ‘Prints, Paintings and Sculpture’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1994 Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth Graham Galleries + Editions, Brisbane ‘Wishful Thinking, Prints and Sculptures’, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth 1992 ‘Prints, Sculptures and Watercolours’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney 1990 ‘Watercolours, Prints and Small Bronzes’, Australian Galleries, Sydney ‘Paintings, Prints and Sculptures’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Cottlesloe, Western Australia 2012 ‘Brave New World’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, Bondi, Sydney 2011 ‘Sculpture by the sea’, Aarhus, Denmark ‘Artwork to Tapestry’, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie, TAS ‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney ‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne ‘Nature of the Mark’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne Rick Amor Print Prize, Montsalvat, Eltham, VIC 2010 ‘Summer show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney ‘Summer stock show’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne ‘Sub10’, Substation, Melbourne ‘McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2010’, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC ‘Artists’ Prints made with Integrity I’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill South, VIC 2009 ‘Artists’ ink: printmaking from the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection, 1970-2001’, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC ‘Lorne Sculpture’ (Winner), Lorne, VIC 2008 ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Smith Street, Melbourne 2007 ARC Biennial (Art, Design and Craft), Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane ‘Prints Tokyo: International Print Exhibition’, Tokyo, Japan Seoul International Print, Photo and Edition Works Art Fair, Seoul, Korea Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan, China ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Antipodean Bestiary’, Project Space / Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill South, VIC McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2007, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC ‘2007: Works from the studio’, Lancaster Press, Melbourne ‘50 - a print exchange portfolio’, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC ‘Small Pleasures’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne 2006 ‘Partnership or perish’, Academy of the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD ‘Summery’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Bookish’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne Melbourne Art Fair, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘50th Anniversary Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne 2005 ‘End of Year Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney ‘Contemporary Works on Paper’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Expansion’, Lancaster Press, Melbourne ‘The Art of Collaboration’, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore ‘Double take’, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne ‘Small Treasures - 20 emerging and established artists’, TILT Contemporary Art, Melbourne Jacques Cadry Memorial Art Prize, Fox Studios and State Library of NSW, Sydney ‘Tales of the City’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘A Decade of Collecting 1995-2005’, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Surface Tension: 21 Contemporary Australian Printmakers’, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS ‘Neo-millenium’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne 2004 ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Species’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘In the presence of creatures great and small’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘Tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Sculpture’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney ‘Contemporary Australian Prints’, National Arts Club, New York, USA ‘Contemporary Australian Prints’, Gallery 101, Melbourne ‘Contemporary Australian Prints from the Collection’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney ‘Bridge’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne ‘Vivid’, Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne Lake Gallery, Paynesville, VIC 2003 ‘Paper matters’, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Less is more’, BMGArt, Adelaide ‘The ink’s on me: Bill Young master printmaker’, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC ‘Fantastic and Visionary Art’, Touring: Global Arts Link, QLD; Ipswich Regional Gallery, QLD ; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Manning Regional Gallery, NSW; Parramatta Heritage Centre, Sydney; Ballarat Regional Gallery, VIC 2002 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne 2001 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Six Degrees of Collaboration’, RMIT Faculty of Art, Design and Communication Gallery, Melbourne ‘Reciprocal Moves’, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan ‘Fantastic Art’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW ‘Dancing Made a Man out of Me’, The Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland, VIC ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Celebration’, Regional touring exhibition, VIC 2000-01 ‘Workings of the Mind: Melbourne Prints of the 1960s to the 1990s’, Touring: Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD; Nolan Gallery, Canberra; Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC; PercTucker Regional Gallery, QLD 2000 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA The Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne 1999 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Space, Fremantle, WA ‘We are Australian’, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Rena Ellen Jones Memorial Print Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC ‘National Works on Paper’, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Mornington, VIC ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Pleasure’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1998-99 ‘Australian Prints’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 1997 ‘KNOCK, KNOCK’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Woven Colour, The Art of Tapestry’, Dr Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore 1996 M.P.A.C. Print Award, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, India ‘Synergy’, Touring: Lalit Kala Akademi, New Dehli, India; Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Bombay, India; Birla, India ‘Contemporary Australian Tapestry’, Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Australia House, London, UK 1995 ‘Interweave - Tapestry A Collaborative Art’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne ‘Contemporary Printmakers’, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC ‘Contemporary Australian Tapestry’, Australian High Commission, Singapore ‘Circus Capers’, Caulfield Arts Complex, Melbourne 1994 M.P.A.C. Print Award, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA Australian Universities of Visual Art, Australian High Commission, Singapore ‘Prints, Paintings and Sculpture’, BMGArt, Adelaide Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne 1993 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA 1992 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Transitional Times’, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne ‘Second Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints’, Japan 1991 Henry Worland Memorial Print Prize, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Table Top Sculpture’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Art 91’, London Contemporary Art Fair, London, UK 1990 M.P.A.C. Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA ‘The Christmas Show’, Intaglio Printmaker, London, England ‘Australian Contemporary Art’, AZ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1989 National Student Art Prize, Mitchell College, Bathurst, NSW Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA City of Doncaster Acquisitive Print Prize, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne ‘Affiliations’, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne 1988 M.P.A.C. Acquisitive Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Henry Worland Memorial Print Prize, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC 1987 ‘The Comedy Show’, Print Guild, Melbourne ‘Fluxus Art Flow’, Melbourne 1986 Mornington Peninsula Arts Council Acquisitive Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula, VIC Chisolm Institute of Technology, Graduating Students exhibition, Melbourne AWARDS 2013 King Valley Art Prize (printmaking) 2009 Lorne Sculpture Exhibition (Winner), Lorne, VIC 1989 Windsor and Newton International Travelling Bursary, UK Linbrook International First Prize for Printmaking, Australia COMMISSIONS 2005 Tapestry design for Bairnsdale Hospital (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Bairnsdale, VIC 1999 Tapestry design ‘Emblem’ (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Australia 1995 ‘A Night of Infectious Laughter’ Poster, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne 1994 Tapestry design ‘Elephant Gingham’ (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Australia 1993 Tapestry design for the Festival of Perth Official Poster (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Perth RESIDENCIES & PROJECTS 2013 ‘Come In Outside’, Collaboration set design for Pocketfool 2011 Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival Project, Mildura, VIC Residency, The Art Vault , Mildura, VIC 2010 ‘Wish’, Collaboration set design for Pocketfool, Artplay, Melbourne The Art Vault (included continuous public flag making workshops which were flown as part of The Wentworth Mildura Art Festival), Mildura, VIC 2009 The Art Vault (included two public printmaking workshops), Mildura, VIC 2008 Artist in residence, MV Orlova, Quark Expeditions, Antarctica 2003 Residency, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Bairnsdale, VIC 1998 Residency, School of Architecture & Fine Art, University of Western Australia, Perth 1997 Residency, La Salle/Fia, College of the Arts, Singapore 1996 Artist in residence, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne 1993 Reduction Aquatint Workshop & Residency, Graphic Investigation Department, Canberra School of Art, Canberra NB: all residencies have included workshops involving students, children or the general public COLLECTIONS Artbank, Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Canson Australia Pty Ltd, Australia City of Box Hill, Melbourne City of Whitehorse, Melbourne Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD Geelong Grammar School, Geelong, VIC Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD Helensvale High School, Brisbane Holmes à Court Collection, Perth Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC Monash University, Melbourne Mornington Peninsula Arts Council Collection, Mornington, VIC National Gallery of Australia, Canberra National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra Print Council of Australia, Melbourne Private collections in Australia, Switzerland, USA, UK, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Holland Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Shire of Diamond Valley, Diamond Valley, VIC Star of the Sea College, Melbourne The Melbourne Club, Melbourne University of Central Queensland, Brisbane University of Technology, Sydney Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC BIBLIOGRAPHY PERIODICALS AQ Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol. 70, Issue 4, July-August 1998 AQ Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol. 70, Issue 6, November-December 1998 AQ Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol.71, Issue 7, April 1999 Backhouse, Megan; “Going out of print and back to basics”, The Age, February 2003 Bellamy, Louise; “Renaissance of Western Art”, The Age (A2 section), 26 November 2005 Clabburn, Anna; “Fables and Foibles”, Art Monthly, September 1994 Dutkiewicz, Adam; “Edge of the sublime”, Advertiser, 1 December 2003, p. 76. Erickson, Dorothy; “The Festival that could have been”, The Bulletin, March 1994 Farmer, Alison; “Ricardo makes poster splash”, Sunday Times - Entertainment Extra, 19 September 1993 “Festival taps weaver’s art”, The West Australian, 11February 1994 Fiasco (web-page), March 2003 Jenkins, John; “A Dark City Narrative”, Imprint, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1999 Grishin, Sasha; “Multiplicity – collecting Australian prints”, Australian Art Review, Issue 13, March-June 2007, pp. 52-55 Grishin, Sasha; “Profiles in Print - Geoffrey Ricardo”, Craft Arts International, Issue 76, 2009, pp.1-4 Lloyd, Tim; “The elephant man”, The Advertiser (Review section), December 2007 Manzana Arné, Josep; “De L’Ex-Libris a L’Ex-Webis: Ex-Libris a Internet”, Ex-Libris, Associació Catalana D’Exlibristes, Barcelona, No. 27, July-December 2002, p.11 McDonald, John; “Dreams of hope and menace” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 1995 McMillan, Peter; “Darkness visible”, The Age, 11September 1999 Nelson, Robert; “Circuses can be curated, but not cured”, The Age, 18 January 1995 Nelson, Robert; “Dream Weavers”, The Age, June 1995 Nelson, Robert; “Paen To Ricardo”, Imprint, Vol. 29, No.1, April, 1994 Nelson, Robert; “Revealed: Mother Nature’s vulgar past”, The Age, September 6, 2000 Nelson, Robert; “Riddled with hidden meaning”, The Age, September 8, 1999 Quadrant, April, 1995 Quadrant, Jan/Feb, 1995 Quadrant, October, 1995 Quadrant, November, 1994 “Ricardo’s surreal works at gallery”, Times-Spectator, 25 July 2003, p.7 Snell, Ted; “Art”, The Australian, 18 February1994 Snell, Ted; “Visual arts at the Festival of Perth”, Art Monthly, April 1994 Sunday Arts, ABC TV, 6 May 2007 Timms, Peter; “Geoff Ricardo: emerging from darkness”, Art Monthly, Issue 140, June 2001 Wallace, Dr Carmel; “Ways of seeing Australia”, Asian Art News, May/June 2004 BOOKS & CATALOGUES A Dark City Narrative, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 1999 ARC Biennial Exhibition (Exhibition catalogue), Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, 2007, pp. 78-79 Clabburn, Anna; “The Collaborative Spirit”, Australian Tapestries: Victorian Tapestry Workshop, 1995, p. 37 Fantastic Art, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, 2001 Field, Caroline; Herd, catalogue essay, Australian Galleries, Sydney, 2007 Grishin, Sasha; Australian Identities in Printmaking, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, 2000 Grishin, Sasha; Australian Printmaking in the 1990’s, Craftsman House, 1997 Havighurst, Sophie (Illustrations by Geoffrey Ricardo); When Lester lost his cool, The University of Melbourne, 2007 Kolenberg, Hendrik & Ryan, Anne; Australian Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998 Lawrence, Michel; Framed; photographs of Australian Artists, 1998 Modern Australian Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, 2000 The Rapunzel Suite, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 2002 Wallace, Dr Carmel (Essay); Surface Tension, Twenty One Contemporary Australian Printmakers, Gallery 101, Melbourne, 2004 Workings of the Mind : Melbourne Prints of the 1960s to the 1990s, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane, 2000 TELEVISION Sunday Arts, ABC TV, 6 May 2007 Inside Art TV, Channel 31, July 2012

Inscriptions & Markings

under image in pencil ' state proof ', "personal best" Ricardo 2000'. From Strange Games series.

Photograph - Gorden Muller and Ken Alexander, Myrtleford

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Black and white photograph of Gorden Miller and Ken Alexander working on a vehicle

Historical information

Historical record of early residents of Myrtleford area circa 1950's/1960's

Significance

Historical record of early residents of Myrtleford area circa 1950's/1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: Gorden Muller Myrtleford (curly hair with drum) Ken Alexander with hat. Stamped on back in black ink - 6 250

Photograph - black and white - VADs, a Nurse, and Soldiers at Highton

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

A group of VADs, a nurse, and some men from the Australian Imperial Forces.

Historical information

The primary role of a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) member was that of nursing orderly in hospitals, carrying out menial but essential tasks - scrubbing floors, sweeping, dusting and cleaning bathrooms and other areas, dealing with bedpans, and washing patients. They were not employed in military hospitals, except as ward and pantry maids; rather, they worked in Red Cross convalescent and rest homes, canteens, and on troop trains. At the start of the First World War, Australian VADs were restricted from travelling overseas by the Defence Council. As a result, many chose to travel on their own initiative and join British detachments, often in Australian Hospitals. It is reported that the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital included in their nursing staff some 120 VADs, chiefly Australians in the British service, employed through the Australian Red Cross Society. This policy was changed in 1916 after a request from Great Britain, and the first detachment of thirty official Australian VADs to serve overseas left Australia in September 1916.(http://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/vad/, accessed 13 August 2014)

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: 'group of nurses and some of the men at Highton - taken at an afternoon we had. Can you find me [Harold Holmes] it is not very clear. The 2nd in uniform from the right hand side.

Book - Drawings of Sloyd Models, 1905

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

Black hard covered drawing book with drawings,done my hand, of sloyd models by A.W. Hughes.The work is drawn in black and red ink, each model is numbered and named, and the scale is given.

Historical information

A.W. Hughes was a student of the Ballarat east Sloyd Centre, Eureka State School, in 1905. His instructor was Albert W. Steane. Albert Steane was one of the first trained sloyd teachers in Victoria.

Pamphlet - Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 page folded twice to create three column flyer.

Photograph - Lower Plenty State School No. 1295, c.1930s

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Black and white photograph Brian Fairlie serving. Materials: Paper, Photographic emulsion

Book - Victorian company law and practice comprising the Companies Act 1983 (with which is incorporated the Companies Act 1983), comparative tables in regards to English, Australian (State) and New Zealand acts, annotations and explanations, together with regulations and forms

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

First edition

Historical information

Previous owners: T. H. Smith, T. W. Smith

BADGE

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

1948 General Service Badge Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

No 122630

Book - The Science and Practice of Butter Making in Australasia

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Science and Practice of Butter Making in Australasia Author: William Brown Publisher: McCarron Bird & Co Date: 1889

Historical information

Warrnambool's Mechanics' Institute (or Institution as it was sometimes called) was one of the earliest in Victoria. On 17th October 1853 a meeting was held where it was resolved to request the Lieutenant Governor of the Colony to grant land for the erection of a Mechanics' Institutes building. A committee was formed at the meeting and Richard Osburne chaired the first meeting of this committee. The land on the North West corner of Banyan and Merri Streets was granted but there were no funds to erect the building. The Formal Rights of the Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute's encompassed its aims and these were officially adopted in1859; "This Institution has for its object the diffusion of literary, scientific, and other useful knowledge amongst its members, excluding all controversial subjects, religious or political. These objects are sought to be obtained by means of a circulating library, a reading room, the establishment of classes, debates, and the occasional delivery of lectures on natural and experimental philosophy, mechanics, astronomy, chemistry, natural history, literature, and the useful and ornamental arts, particularly those which have a more immediate reference to the colony." The Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute opened its first reading room in November1884 in the National School building at the corner of Banyan and Timor Streets. The Institute was funded by member subscription, payable on a quarterly, half yearly or yearly basis. Samuel Hannaford, the Manager of the Warrnambool Bank of Australasia, was the first Honorary Secretary of the Mechanics' Institutes, and an early President and Vice-President. He also gave several of the early lectures in the Reading Room. Another early Secretary, Librarian and lecturer was Marmaduke Fisher, the teacher at the National School. Lecture topics included The Poets and Poetry of Ireland', 'The Birth and Development of the Earth', 'The Vertebrae - with Remarks on the pleasures resulting from the study of Natural History' and 'Architecture'. In 1856 the Reading Room was moved to James Hider's shop in Timor Street, and by 1864 it was located in the bookshop of Davies and Read. In the 1860's the Mechanics' Institute struggled as membership waned but in 1866, after a series of fund raising efforts, the committee was able to purchase land in Liebig Street, on a site then called Market Square, between the weighbridge and the fire station. A Mechanics' Institute building was opened at this site in August 1871. The following year four more rooms were added to the main Reading Room and in 1873 the Artisan School of Design was incorporated into the Institute. The same year Joseph Archibald established a Museum; however it deteriorated when he was transferred to Bendigo in 1877. In 1880, with Archibald's return to Warrnambool, the Museum was re-established, and in 1885 a new building was built at the back of the Institute to accommodate the re-created School of Design, the Art Gallery and the Museum. In 1887 the Museum section was moved to the former court house in Timor Street (for some time the walls of the building formed part of the TAFE cafeteria but all is now demolished)). In 1911 the Museum was transferred back to the original building and the management of the Mechanics' Institute was handed over to the Warrnambool City Council. The Museum and Art Gallery became one and housed many fine works of art, and the Library continued to grow. The building was well patronised, with records showing that at the beginning of the 20th century there were between 500 and 800 visitors. During World War One the monthly figures were in the thousands, with 3,400 people visiting in January 1915. The Museum was a much loved Institution in Warrnambool until the contents of the Museum and Art Gallery were removed to make room for the Warrnambool City Council Engineers' Department. The contents were stored but many of the items were scattered or lost. When the original building was demolished the site became occupied by the Civic Centre, which included the new City Library. (The library was temporarily located in the old Palais building in Koroit Street.) In the process of reorganisation the Collection was distributed amongst the community groups: -The new City Library took some of the historic books and some important documents, historic photographs and newspapers. -The Art Gallery kept the 19th Century art collection and some of the artefacts from the museum. -The Historic Society has some items -The State Museum has some items -Some items were destroyed -Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village has old newspapers, Government Gazettes, most of the Mechanics' Institute Library, ledgers and documents connected to the Mechanics' Institute Library, some framed and unframed art works and some photographs. The Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute Library book collection is deemed to be of great importance because it is one of the few collections in an almost intact state, and many of the books are now very rare and of great value.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text RA 637.2099 BRO Pastedown front endpaper has sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library

scrapbook - Ballarat Grammar Grade 5 Camp Warrawidgee

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

Black spiral bound with brown card cover with black text. Contains nine emerald green card pages with photos and text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Grade 5 Camp Snake Valley 1980 Visit to a Sheep Station "Warrawidgee" G. Aldred A. Barclay

Box

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Box wooden for 'Cadbury Selected Chocolates.' Oval Tins, Tinfoil. 1 Doz, ¼ lb Net. Natural wood finish with red printed decoration made from nailed boards.

NEWSPAPERS

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

INSIGNIA, FRAMED

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Two cloth R.A.A.F Insignia Flying Wings on cardboard backing with stand, inside rectangular gold-metal photo frame.

Historical information

Group Captain F.A. WITTSCHEIBE, R.A.A.F Born Bendigo 1913. wings embroidered with RAAF.

Inscriptions & Markings

On yellow sticker on back " ML/RAMMEN/MADE IN GERMANY" On white sticker on backing board, handwritten "Group Captain/F.A. Wittscheibe RAAF ! BORN BENDIGO 1913".

Badge - vote nuclear free

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

Badge. Round with plastic backing. Red and yellow nuclear symbol with black hand in peace sign. Black text around upper edge: "vote nuclear free".

Historical information

Belonged to Jo Vallentine who made history in 1984 when she was elected to the Australian Senate as the worlds first single-issue peace politician.

Inscriptions & Markings

"vote nuclear free"

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Rose Series Postcard P673 showing Jetty Shed behind trees on the right and Mr Cox's hut on the foreshore.

Historical information

Photograph of the Jetty Shed and Mr Cox's hut on the Cowes foreshore, Phillip Island

Inscriptions & Markings

TheRose Series P673 "Near the pier Cowes, PhillipIsland, Victoria" 1919-1920

Book - Language of the Aborigines of the colony of Victoria

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a hard cover book of 60 pages. The cover is yellow with black lettering. There is an ornamental border around the printing. There are two blue stamps of the Warrnambool and District Historical Society on the front cover and on the first page. The book is bound with brown tape. The book has a Preface, an Introduction and sections on the aboriginal languages in areas of Victoria and beyond. A copy of a letter from the explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, is included at the end of the book.

Historical information

This is the second edition of a book published originally in 1851. It is an early work concerned with the recording of aboriginal languages and was published in Geelong. The author, Daniel Bunce (1813-1872) was a botanist who went on journeys with aborigines in Victoria in 1839 and later in 1846 joined Ludwig Leichhardt’s second expedition in his attempt to cross Australia from east to west. This was unsuccessful. Bunce’s experiences in 1839 and in 1846 enabled him to write his book on aboriginal languages. In 1858 Bunce became the Director of the Geelong Botanic Gardens and designed and planted out the gardens. No information has been found on Noel Hallowill.

Significance

This book is of antiquarian interest as an early dictionary of aboriginal languages and as a book written by the botanist, Daniel Bunce.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp of ‘Noel Hallowill’ (name unclear)

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Old Nhill Homes 6ft x 4 ft on board 8 homes

Modern Practise in Air Compression

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Catalogue No 58. Red replacement cover. Gold lettering on spine. Pages repaired.

Photograph - "Low Clearance" sign, Eltham Trestle Bridge

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Pennant Flag

Geelong Cycling Club, Geelong

Triangular blue felt pennant flag bordered in white felt. It has the VACU insignia stamped in white and inscriptions of the details of the race and race winners stamped in white on it.

Historical information

The 1960s followed a period through the 1950s when Geelong gave the Empire Games and Olympic Games representatives. 1961 sees D Wilson - an Olympian appear, this decade. The 1970s will again supply Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives to Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

"VACU/Country Junior Teams 15 Miles Road/Premiership/1961/Runners-up/Geelong/B Murrell/L PArish/D Wilson/G Hanson/F Williams/Time:38:20.6"

Drench Gun

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Four drench guns manufactured and designed by N.J. Phillips Pty Ltd, Sydney.

Painting, Oil - Coastline Near Inverloch

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed oil painting titled: "Coastline near Inverloch" painted by Mary Hennekam. Set in cream card window mount with brass plaque affixed to lower edge. Gold painted wood frame.

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