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18 Apr 2017

Institutional care through Victoria's cultural collections

Curated By

Rachael Cottle, Guest Curator

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Wedding Photo.

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

International Tennis Club of Australia 1990 booklet, containing Club Rules & list of Members Materials: Paper, Ink

Photograph - Students at Sports Day, 1979

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Students at Sports Day, Wantirna, 1979. From left to right: Darren Krongold, Jason Middler, Wayne Krongold, David Lederer.

Photograph - Flooding of Diamond Creek, Eltham, Feb 2005

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Three colour photographs of the Diamond Creek floodwater; two at Souter Street and one looking north across the Eltham Rugby Union Football Club oval towards the Bridge Street Bridge, Feb 2005

Book - The WIRA Collected Practical Problems

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"The WIRA Collected Practical Problems" - Wool Industries Research Association, 1959.

Inscriptions & Markings

RS & S Mill

Page from newspaper

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Newspaper page featuring comic strip narrative entitled: 'SALLIE SLICK AND STARTLING AUNT AMELIA' in which the two characters play tetherball. Colour offset newsprint. Materials: Ink, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood

Book - The Modern World Encyclopaedia Vol 7

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Modern World Encyclopaedia Vol 7 Publisher: Modern World Press

Ribbon fragment

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Awarded at Agricultural show.

Inscriptions & Markings

ANNUAL SHOW 1961

Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Plane Moulding type maker J Hastie has EG and W.M stamped on one end, and EG and 11 on the other end. L 23.8cm x H 16.2cm x 2.6cm.

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tournament Programme: Davis Cup 1986 World Group Semi Final; USA vs Australia. Materials: Paper, Ink

Laryngoscope

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

Metal laryngoscope in two parts. A round hollow handle with a textured grip and a screwed in base for holding batteries. The metal blade screws in to the handle and has a moulded section for a small light bulb.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved in to top of blade, D.A. Engraved in to base of handle, B.T.S. / R.W.H. D.A. Stamped in top of the handle, PAT.NO.683731 Stamped in top of the handle, BRITISH [indecipherable]

Wood Tag

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Oval shaped wooden tag with makings burnt into it. Middle marking appears to be "M". Small hole at one end

Historical information

Made by internee aged 7, for his sister's birthday, at Camp 3. Used a magnifying glass and the suns's rays to burn the imprint

Inscriptions & Markings

"M" and two scrolls

Chocolate Box: "Rowntree York, England 1Lb Net."

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

a gold black yellow and mauve oval chocolate box. on the lid are three girls in yellow dresses holding hands. there are also mauve flowers. "rowntree york, england 1 lb net." the bottom is white with mauve rim. one brown cellophane covering inside. on the bottom is a label that says "this box contains rowntree's argosy chocolates sold in 1/2lb., 1lb. and 2lb. boxes and in 1/4lb. and 1/2lb. cartons." "t t k 8" stamped on the base. "rowntree york" is on the label in the shape of a tree.

Book - Easy Star Lessons

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

Blue hard covered book of 239 pages. Many illustrations f constellations during each month.

Historical information

In 1873 Teesdale residents formed an institute to provide literature to improve the minds. The site was gazetted on 25 October 1875 – a one acre site on the corner of Bridge Street and Mercer Terrace. A Mechanics Institute was built and later a supper hall was added in front of the institute. The mechanics institute and supper hall was destroyed by fire on the night of 29 March 1969. (http://linkingtowns.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91&Itemid=252)

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front page 'Mechanics Institute Teesdale No 270'

Newspaper - The Sun (New York) 3 September 1838

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

Four page newspaper published in New York, USA

Historical information

William Corbould, the original owner of this newsheet, was a student of the Ballarat School of Mines. Further information on Corbould can be found on the University of Ballarat Honour Roll (http://guerin.ballarat.edu.au/curator/honour-roll/honourroll_Corbould,William.shtml)

Inscriptions & Markings

In pencil on the front page below the mast 'W. Corbould'

Bowl

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Chinese porcelain food bowl, celadon glaze.

Historical information

Brought to the Ovens Goldfields by Chinese men working in the area in the 19th century. Most likely made in China.

Significance

Aldo Gios recorded the location of where most of the pieces in this collection were found. Some maps drawn by Aldo Gios also give more detail. This detail is rare, as most pieces of broken crockery were discarded and complete items were usually collected with no thought to recording the location they came from. Part of one of the largest collections of Chinese ware found in the Upper Ovens area and the only one recording the location where found.

Inscriptions & Markings

Blue Chinese writing or maker’s stamp on base.

History of Rome

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Card cover with leather binding.

Photograph - Old railway bridge, Sherbourne Road, Montmorency.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Two photographs of old timber railway bridge over Sherbourne Road Montmorency c.1970 1. Looking towrads Eltham 2. Looking towards Greensborough

Photograph: CTC 1970s Teacher Ray Collier entertains students

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Large black and white photograph of Collingwood Technical College teacher Ray Collier entertaining secondary school students, possibly drama class. Scott p.68

Ballarat East State School no 1998

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Photograph - Montsalvat

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph of large tree in foreground looking through a gate past a shed to the stables at Montsalvat

Badge - Walker House Captain badge

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Gold plated rectangular plate with patterned border on black round enamle mount

Historical information

Badge awarded to House Captain of Walker House (earlier style)

Inscriptions & Markings

On reverse: BRIM / MELB

Mast Hoop

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Mast Hoop, ring metal with 2 nut & bolt holes, bolts & nuts missing. Diameter 560mm

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF SEERS, E.CLIVE WEARING A W.W.1 AUSTRALIAN UNIFORM.

Book - Sheep blowfly investigations: the attractiveness of sheep for lucilia cuprina

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Sheep blowfly investigations: the attractiveness of sheep for lucilia cuprina"-I M Mackerras and M J Mackerras, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Bulletin no 181, 1944.

Book - Proceedings: 5th International Wool Textile Research Conference vol. II, 1975

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Proceedings: 5th International Wool Textile Research Conference, vol. II" Sept. 1975.

Photograph - Ballarat College of Advanced Education Analog Computer

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

Black and White photo of a man working on the Analog Computer at Mt Helen.

Historical information

Ballarat College of Advanced Education acquired an anolog computer in 1971 for $8,856.00. It quickly became obsolete with the rapid evolution of digital computation methods.

Moulding Plane [2]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wood Working Tools

Auroscope & Ophthalmoscope - Boxed

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Boxed

Framed etching

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Black and white etching of Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies' College buildings in Mair Street, Ballarat

Historical information

Etching created in 1928 by Donald H Refshauge, Principal of Ballarat High School 1910-1923 and given to Miss Kathleen Vernon (CPLC 1929); passed to Mrs Delma Buchholz (CPLC 1951)

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by artist on bottom right corner of etching: Donald H Refshauge

Ball container, Ball

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A sealed can of four Slazenger (U.K.) 'Wimbledon High Visibility' tennis balls. Has intact ring-pull lid, and a plastic reclosure lid. Materials: Metal, Ink, Rubber, Synthetic material, Plastic

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Crown Melbourne tennis racquet, produced in association with the ABC program, Wide World of Sports. Materials: Wood, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Synthetic material, Nylon, Plastic, Adhesive tape, String, Paint

Edward Street, 7, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page copy of Brighton Historical Society’s report on the house at 7 Edward Street Elsternwick, dated 17/10/1989. The report includes a list of residents and gives a brief history of the house., The file also includes one page of unattributed and undated handwritten research notes.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY PHOTOGRAPH LONGSTAFF HOME AND FAMILY

Historical information

THE FAMILY OF SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF MOVED TO CLUNES IN 1862. THE ORIGINAL HOME WAS NEXT DOOR TO ST-THOMAS ACQUININS CHURCH - CORNER OF BAILEY STREET AND TEMPLETON STREET, CLUNES

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'Tennis: the Complete Tennis Book' . 122p. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Photograph - Digital image - Axle in situ [Partington's Flat]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph.

Historical information

This axle is believed to be from one of the vehicles (possibly a jinker) used by the Partington family on the Willis Vale property. It is shown after being uncovered near the Plenty River trail.

Significance

From a Greensborough pioneer family

BROOCH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LADIES BROOCH, CIRCULAR MINIATURE, SURROUNDED WITH 18 DIAMENTES

Rail Bender - Part of Hydraulic Rail Bender

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

Rail Bender - Part of Hydraulic Rail Bender

Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White Photograph of the sailing ship Honsy. Breaking up on rocks. 254 mm x 202 mm. SH 118 Ships F - H.

Sketch - Pencil

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Black and white sketch of head and shoulders of a man about to through a large ball

Historical information

Josef Thum was an Austrian artist in Camp 13, as a POW. Ken Hill was a member of AAAS-Mobile Cinema Unit 36, around 1946-47 and based at Murchison. After hositilities ceased, Thum was permitted to assist in the presentation of "pictures" as was the common term of the period, each time there was a screening at Murchison

Newspaper Clipping - Cleaner Beaches

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Article about the offer by Mr R Ritter to clean the beaches with the assistance of school children for the coming season, December 1968

Historical information

Article from a collection of newspaper clippings from October 1968 to July 1971

Publication - Honey and pollen flora (Clemson, A.), Melbourne, 1985

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

Book - Women's Melbourne

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

96 pages. Cardboard cover with colour and black and white images. Accent of green throughout. Inside pages are paper with black ink, green accents and colour images throughout.

Historical information

Written to provide a 'walking tour guide' of Melbourne Women's History. Project supported by the City of Melbourne writing about Melbourne Arts Grant Program. Project supported by Heritage Victoria Heritage Grants project and Helen McPherson Smith Trust.

Hand-Written Notes by Frank Lebbell Frost [ca 1915-1924]

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hand-written notes on vegetation and flowering quality. Includes the areas of Rutherglen, Chiltern, Beechworth, Barnawartha, Yackandanda. Includes the trees Yellow Box, Iron Bark, Red Box, Cape Weed, Green Cabbage Box, Stringy Bark and Hill Gum. Written with black ink on paper.

Identity discs - 906 Tpr T E Whyte

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

Two standard issue WW1 ID discs and 1 metal souvenir version with depiction of Arab city on reverse. On plaited leather cord

Historical information

WW1 issue

Inscriptions & Markings

906 Tpr T E Whyte 3rd AMGS

Pewter Mug

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

Pewter mug, pewter base, dimple pattern around centre third of object

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to Col His Honour Judge J G Norris ED Honorary Colonel, In appreciation by the members of the Mess 12 Oct 1970 Underneath: "Kirra" Pewter Lead Free Pewter Products Pty Ltd melbourne Australia

Photograph - Digital image - All Saints Church of England, Greensborough, 1960s.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph.

Historical information

All Saints Church of England, Greensborough, 1960s.

Stove polish

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Twenty round flat tins with push on lids, yellow and black coloured with picture of a horse head (zebra ?) on the lids.

Inscriptions & Markings

Zebra Stove Polish. Made in Australia by Reckitt & Coleman ( Australia) Ltd. Apply with a damp cloth or brush. net weight 2 1/2 oz.

Book - The Victorian Era It's strengths & weaknesses

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a soft cover book of 66 pages. The cover was originally blue but is much faded, especially on the spine. The print on the cover and spine is dark blue and there is an ornamental edging on the front cover. The back of the cover has an advertisement for other Walter Murdoch books. The pages of the book are stained and the binding on the spine has broken away.

Historical information

This book has been written by Walter Murdoch and it is the publication of two lectures given by Murdoch in 1937 (the John Murtagh Macrossan Memorial Lectures). John Murtagh Macrossan (1833-1891) was a Queensland politician who for some time held the seat of Townsville in the Queensland Parliament. He was born in Ireland and came to Australia in 1853, spending some time in the mining regions of Queensland. With Samuel Griffith he attended the first National Convention on Federation in 1891. Walter Murdoch (1874-1970) had a distinguished academic career and became Australia’s best-known essayist. He was a household name to two generations of Australians through his radio broadcasts and syndicated literary columns in several Australian newspapers. In 1901 Walter Murdoch came to Warrnambool and went into partnership with James Scott as proprietors of a private school, Warrnambool College. They bought out Stanley’s Warrnambool Grammar School and when Scott retired Murdoch became the sole proprietor and Head Master of Warrnambool College. While in Warrnambool in 1903 Murdoch wrote a school history book called ‘The Struggle for Freedom’, a book which sold 10,000 copies in its first year. Murdoch later became an English lecturer at Melbourne University and then the foundation Professor of English at the University of Western Australia. Murdoch University in Western Australia is named after him. He published over 40 books and he was knighted in 1964.

Significance

This book is of interest as it was written by Walter Murdoch. He not only has a national reputation as an academic and writer but also he spent some time in Warrnambool and played his part in our history.

COMPACT DISC - LETTER IN FOLDER28[07.05.06/P14

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CD OF WEBSITE FOR QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

QUEEN' PARK,CLUNES

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