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Victorians and Native Birdlife

9 Jan 2018

An evolving relationship as illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections.

Curated By

Rohan Long, Technical Officer – Zoology and Collections Manager of the Tiegs Museum, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.

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Telescope

HMAS Cerberus Museum , HMAS CERBERUS

Of Brass.

Hatchet

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

hatchet, side, kent pattern 352

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.

Photograph

Paynesville Maritime Museum, Paynesville

Photograph of speedboats racing

Historical information

Speedboat racing was very popular at Paynesville from the 1930s onward and continues to this day

Folder - Clare Roper No. 1 - Items of Interest

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Orange plastic with clear front cover and 10 clear sleeves / pages. Includes - SECV brochure "Visit Victoria's beautiful Upper Kiewa Valley" Newspaper Article 30 July 1986 - "Ory Frehauf 'Father' - 61 year old Russian has lived at Falls Creek for 32 years" and an article - "Snow shoeing at Falls Creek" Newspaper Article 4 Nov. 1989 - Audrey Edmondson at Mt Beauty Pondage & Lions Club

Historical information

Clare Roper was a resident of the Kiewa Valley and belonged to the Kiewa Valley Historical Society.

Significance

Clare Roper collected and collated items of historical interest for the Kiewa Valley Historical Society.

Book - Raising the Stakes (The Vietnam Experience)

Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub Branch - RSL Victoria Listing id: 27511, Fitzroy

Drawing - Old Shire Hall

Brimbank City Council Art Collection, Deer Park

Pen and Wash drawing

Historical information

Local historical building

Significance

Local scene and artist

Pourer 15cc x 2

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Metal

Historical information

Pourer 15cc x 2

Bracket

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

A Frame Bearing bracket. Made from pressed steel. Made by Standard Pressed Steel Co Jenkintown USA. Height 600mm width 400mm Circa 1960

Artwork - Printmaking - "Chinese Joss House, Bendigo" By Kenneth Jack

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed Seriagraph of the Joss House in Bendigo.

Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Smoothing plane, blade missing, J. Heath stamped on the end, 170mm long, 65mm wide, 55mm high

X-Ray Apron

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

X-Ray apron, light coloured canvas cover over flexible metal sheet, brown leather belt and buckle attached. Canvas is hand stitched; has a hole in it. Hand printed in black "X-RAY APRON" (W.R. Angus Collection)

Historical information

This X-Ray apron was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he would take time to further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . The organisation began in South Australia through the Presbyterian Church in that year, with its first station being in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill where he’d previously worked as Medical Assistant and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what was once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr L Middleton was House Surgeon to the Nhill Hospital 1926-1933, when he resigned. [Dr Tom Ryan’s practice had originally belonged to his older brother Dr Edward Ryan, who came to Nhill in 1885. Dr Edward saw patients at his rooms, firstly in Victoria Street and in 1886 in Nelson Street, until 1901. The Nelson Street practice also had a 2 bed ward, called Mira Private Hospital ). Dr Edward Ryan was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1884-1902 . He also had occasions where he successfully performed veterinary surgery for the local farmers too. Dr Tom Ryan then purchased the practice from his brother in 1901. Both Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan work as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He too was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. Dr Tom Ryan moved from Nhill in 1926. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, soon after its formation, a rare accolade for a doctor outside any of the major cities. He remained a bachelor and died suddenly on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91, at his home in Ararat. Scholarships and prizes are still awarded to medical students in the honour of Dr T.F. Ryan and his father, Dr Michael Ryan, and brother, John Patrick Ryan. ] When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery states “HOURS Daily, except Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons, 9-10am, 2-4pm, 7-8pm. Sundays by appointment”. This plate is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Tom Ryan had an extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926 and when Dr Angus took up practice in their old premises he obtained this collection, a large part of which is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. During his time in Nhill Dr Angus was involved in the merging of the Mira Hospital and Nhill Public Hospital into one public hospital and the property titles passed on to Nhill Hospital in 1939. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. ). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (The duties of a Port Medical Officer were outlined by the Colonial Secretary on 21st June, 1839 under the terms of the Quarantine Act. Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII1942-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. Their interests included organisations such as Red Cross, Rostrum, Warrnambool and District Historical Society (founding members), Wine and Food Society, Steering Committee for Tertiary Education in Warrnambool, Local National Trust, Good Neighbour Council, Housing Commission Advisory Board, United Services Institute, Legion of Ex-Servicemen, Olympic Pool Committee, Food for Britain Organisation, Warrnambool Hospital, Anti-Cancer Council, Boys’ Club, Charitable Council, National Fitness Council and Air Raid Precautions Group. He was also a member of the Steam Preservation Society and derived much pleasure from a steam traction engine on his farm. He had an interest in people and the community He and his wife Gladys were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Book - From The Ushers Desk to The Tabernacle Pulpit

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

From The Ushers Desk to The Tabernacle Pulpit The Life and Labours of Pastor C.H. Spurgeon Author: Rev. R. Shindler Publisher: Passmore and Alabaster Date: 1982

Historical information

This item is from the ‘Pattison Collection’, a collection of books and records that was originally owned by the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute, which was founded in Warrnambool in 1853. By 1886 the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute (WMI) had grown to have a Library, Museum and Fine Arts Gallery, with a collection of “… choice productions of art, and valuable specimens in almost every branch and many wonderful national curiosities are now to be seen there, including historic relics of the town and district.” It later included a School of Design. Although it was very well patronised, the lack of financial support led the WMI in 1911 to ask the City Council to take it over. In 1935 Ralph Pattison was appointed as City Librarian to establish and organise the Warrnambool Library as it was then called. When the WMI building was pulled down in 1963 a new civic building was erected on the site and the new Warrnambool Library, on behalf of the City Council, took over all the holdings of the WMI. At this time some of the items were separated and identified as the ‘Pattison Collection’, named after Ralph Pattison. Eventually the components of the WMI were distributed from the Warrnambool Library to various places, including the Art Gallery, Historical Society and Flagstaff Hill. Later some were even distributed to other regional branches of Corangamite Regional Library and passed to and fro. It is difficult now to trace just where all of the items have ended up. The books at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village generally display stamps and markings from Pattison as well as a variety of other institutions including the Mechanics’ Institute itself. RALPH ERIC PATTISON Ralph Eric Pattison was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1891. He married Maude Swan from Warrnambool in 1920 and they set up home in Warrnambool. In 1935 Pattison accepted a position as City Librarian for the Warrnambool City Council. His huge challenge was to make a functional library within two rooms of the Mechanics’ Institute. He tirelessly cleaned, cleared and sorted a disarrayed collection of old books, jars of preserved specimens and other items reserved for exhibition in the city’s museum. He developed and updated the library with a wide variety of books for all tastes, including reference books for students; a difficult task to fulfil during the years following the Depression. He converted all of the lower area of the building into a library, reference room and reading room for members and the public. The books were sorted and stored using a cataloguing and card index system that he had developed himself. He also prepared the upper floor of the building and established the Art Gallery and later the Museum, a place to exhibit the many old relics that had been stored for years for this purpose. One of the treasures he found was a beautiful ancient clock, which he repaired, restored and enjoyed using in his office during the years of his service there. Ralph Pattison was described as “a meticulous gentleman whose punctuality, floorless courtesy and distinctive neat dress were hallmarks of his character, and ‘his’ clock controlled his daily routine, and his opening and closing of the library’s large heavy doors to the minute.” Pattison took leave during 1942 to 1945 to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, Volunteer Reserve as Lieutenant. A few years later he converted one of the Museum’s rooms into a Children’s Library, stocking it with suitable books for the younger generation. This was an instant success. In the 1950’s he had the honour of being appointed to the Victorian Library Board and received more inspiration from the monthly conferences in Melbourne. He was sadly retired in 1959 after over 23 years of service, due to the fact that he had gone over the working age of council officers. However he continued to take a very keen interest in the continual development of the Library until his death in 1969. WARRNAMBOOL'S MECHANICS' INSTITUTE 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.

Significance

The Pattison Collection, along with other items at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, was originally part of the Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s collection. The Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute Collection is primarily significant in its totality, rather than for the individual objects it contains. Its contents are highly representative of the development of Mechanics' Institute libraries across Australia, particularly Victoria. A diversity of publications and themes has been amassed, and these provide clues to our understanding of the nature of and changes in the reading habits of Victorians from the 1850s to the middle of the 20th century. The collection also highlights the Warrnambool community’s commitment to the Mechanics’ Institute, reading, literacy and learning in the regions, and proves that access to knowledge was not impeded by distance. These items help to provide a more complete picture of our community’s ideals and aspirations. The Warrnambool Mechanics Institute book collection has historical and social significance for its strong association with the Mechanics Institute movement and the important role it played in the intellectual, cultural and social development of people throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The collection of books is a rare example of an early lending library and its significance is enhanced by the survival of an original collection of many volumes. The Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s publication collection is of both local and state significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text PAT 920 SPU Pastedown front endpaper has sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library covered by a sticker from Corangamite Regional Library Service

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Royal Family Album

Book - Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature:Volume 1

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Bound in half calf with pebble grained cloth boards, marbled edges, gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Six raised bands on spine with gold lettering on second and fourth compartments; College crest embossed on front cover; black and white illustrated, 816 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded as the "Howard" prize to Robert A. Mitchell for Arithmetic in 1879. Robert Mitchell, (D.O.B 9/2/1862), entered the College on 9th July, 1878. Robert is the son of Robert Mitchell who resided at Teragram Cottage, St. Arnaud. Enclosed in the pages of the book was a small purple cardboard invitation which reads: "Ballarat College. Annual Distribution of Prizes. Academy of Music, Tuesday, December 16, at four o'clock p.m. The Reverend WM. Henderson in the chair." This invitation has subsequently been filed in the 1879 file.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover:College crest / Arithmetic/the "Howard" prize/Sixth form/Awarded to/Robert A. Mitchell/Christmas, 1879.

Folder - Jack Gill

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Jack Gill, Councillor, Eltham 1950s

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Brewery Brew Tower

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

Colour photograph showing remains of the Carlton and United Breweries Ballarat site (formerly Ballarat Brewing Company) after demolition.

Photograph - Group At Sunnyside

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

Three men on The Rock at Sunnyside. Omnibus in the background. L to R: C.J. Dennis, Unknown, David Low (cartoonist).

Badges - Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung

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

Small enamelled badges or lapel pins in shape of a flag as worn by citizens of North Korea. Badges feature images of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on a red background. Border and back of badge is gold coloured and has a dimpled texture.

Historical information

Badges were worn by senior North Korean. The first Kim Il Sung badge of all was produced for the November 1970 5th Workers Party Congress in 1972, to celebrate Kim Il Sung's 60th birthday, a badge featuring Kim Il Sung within the Workers Party flag also went into production. According to the testimony of at least one defector, in the 1980s the pair badge was seen as more valuable than any other because both Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were on it.

Book - AN OCCUPATION WITHOUT TROOPS(Wall Street's Half-Century domination of Japanese politics)

Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub Branch - RSL Victoria Listing id: 27511, Fitzroy

Virtuosity: inside the heads of 100 prominent Australians

Greensborough Historical Society,

Paperback book, 143 pages, black and white photographs and line drawings.

Historical information

100 prominent Australian were asked why they have achieved so much - is it talent or determination?

Statement of Account

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of a collection of commecial documents relating to Burkinshaw Bros, "Wareek", and Strachan, Murray & Shannon Pty Ltd, Geelong, including correspondence and sales accounts.

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1924 Grade 3 and 4.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white group photograph.

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough Primary School No.2062. Student names are not identified. Grades 3 and 4, 1924.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and white photograph from Arnott Rogers Collection showing hawker of iced drinks

Hydrant spanner keeper

Ballarat Fire Brigade, Ballarat East

Brown leatherbelt keeper for holding hydrant spanner on firemans belt

Historical information

Makes up part of firemans belt that was owned by Senior Firefighter (S/F) W.G. Jamieson who was stationed at Ballarat Fire Station as part of the permanent staff.

Cloth

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Cloth, hand crocheted cloth with image of a peacock worked into it.

Photograph - Henty Railway Siding, 2015

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Panoramic view of farmlandy at Henty.

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1968 Grade 6A.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white group photograph.

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough Primary School No.2062. Student names are not identified.

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1977 Grade Prep - 1

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1977 Grade Prep - 1

Pewter Mug

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

Pewter mug with one handle. Metal badge of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment affixed

Historical information

Presented to the Lord Mayor of Melbourne during Regiment's build up to Freedom of Entry Ceremony March 1977

Inscriptions & Markings

The Lord Mayor's Mug Hallmark on base Circular logo - Selangor Pewter - Malaysia - Singapore

Book - Ballarat School of Mines Examiners Minute Book, 1896-1926

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

Brown hard covered book with read leather spine. Lists names of examiners (such as Professor Alfred Mica Smith, Gilbert Dawbarn, Thomas Hart, index of letters received for the consideration of the Board of Examiners

book - Gippsland Heritage Journal

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two copies of a 64 pp magazine, (2325.1 is plastic covered), titled Gippsland Heritage Journal Vol 3 No 1 1988. The cost is $5.50. The front cover is orange with a b/w photograph of workers on Tabberabba Road. The magazine contains photographs, articles on the history of Gippsland,

Historical information

Gippsland Heritage Journal is a journal, produced about every nine - twelve months, for those interested in regional, local and family history in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is compiled by Meredith Fletcher, Debbie Squires and Linda Barraclough and includes a diverse range of articles, both academic and non-academic. Since No.24 it has been a partially refereed journal. Both copies were used in the library of Orbost High School / Orbost Secondary College.

Significance

This is a useful reference tool on the history of Gippsland.

Notes - Watsonia

Greensborough Historical Society,

Handwritten notes from Noel Withers relating to Watsonia

Historical information

Historical information on Watsonia and the Electric Station estate.

Photograph - Parsons Road Bridge over the Aqueduct

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Safety 5035

Sketches.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Photograph

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Black and white photograph with a white border, of the interior of Saint Peter the Mariner's Chapel. Central is the aisle with pews on either side. Midground and on the left side is the pulpit and an altar in the background.

Historical information

The Saint Peter the Mariner's Chapel opened in 1917. Funding came primarily from the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild.

Significance

St Peter the Mariner's Chapel is ..... by the relationship with the Anglican Church. Although

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Davis CL-500, fibreglass composite tennis racquet, with an open throat and large head. Racquet features plain leather handle grip. Davis logo features across base of head. Model name features along split shaft. TAD "Kings of the Court" trademark features on lower shaft on reverse. Davis coat-of-arms "Duce virtute comite fortuna" trademark features on lower shaft on obverse. TAD trademark features on rubber butt cap. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Leather, Adhesive tape, Rubber, Fibreglass, Paint

Plateway horse-drawn wagon

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

An original, timber horse-drawn wagon of a type that used the Plateway or Wheelway. The steel rails of the Plateway played such an important role from the 1890’s in the transportation of produce along the City of Moorabbin’s major roads, (including Centre Road, Bentleigh), to reach the markets in St Kilda and Melbourne. Heavily laden market gardener’s carts , drawn by a horse, could travel relatively smoothly and safely, along the steel rails to city markets, at a time when the road surfaces were rutted and hazardous.

Historical information

This Plateway Wagon is an example of an original, timber horse-drawn wagon of a type that used the the Plateway or Wheelway from 1890. These heavily laden market gardener’s carts could travel relatively smoothly and safely, along the steel rails on the main roads of Moorabbin Parish to Melbourne and St Kilda markets to sell their produce, at a time when the road surfaces were rutted and hazardous.

Significance

After the Henry Dendy Special Survey of the Parish of Moorabbin in 1841, land was sold to pioneer settlers who developed market gardens, vineyards and fruit gardens ( orchards ). These market gardeners took their produce in heavily laden horse-drawn Wagons along the steel Plateway to the markets in St Kilda and Melbourne.

Book - And the clock struck thirteen : the life and thoughts of Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien /? as told to Mary-Anne Gale

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The story of Kaurna man Uncle Lewis O'Brien and his family, beginning with his great, great grandmother Kudnarto - the first Aboriginal woman to marry a white man in South Australia. Contents: 1: Padniadlu wadu: Let's walk together in harmony 2: Kudnarto of Skillogalee Creek 3: Who was Tom Adam senior? 4: Tom and Tim Adams of Poonindie 5: The Adams Family of Point Pearce mission 6: Treasured memories and lessons from the mission 7: My difficult childhood 8: Leaving school and doing an apprenticeship 9: Joining the Merchant Navy 10: Becoming a 'land-lover' and settling down 11: Reflections on working in schools and university 12: Sharing our space 13: Achievements and celebrations.

Inscriptions & Markings

colour photographs, maps, b&w photographs

A Gippsland union : the Victorian Coal Miners Association 1893-1915

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

Paper; book. Front cover: old black and white picture of miners with their banner; white text.

Historical information

Members of the Victorian Coal Miners Association, were locked out of the Jumbunna Coal Mine in 1903. The book charts the long battle between capital and labour that lasted seventy weeks.

Significance

Significant to union history - particularly the Victorian Coal Miners Association - and industrial action.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: author name and title.

Badge, cloth, 2 BRAAC

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

Cloth badge of 2nd Armoured Brigade, Royal Australian Armoured Corps. Featuring, in black, an armoured right arm holding a battle axe on yellow background. For right sleeve

Historical information

Worn on battle dress uniform. Design also displayed on army vehicles as formation sign. 2nd Armoured Brigade no longer exists. The Australian Army no longer has any armoured brigades

Magazine clipping

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A cartoon from 'Punch' magazine, featuring a female tennis player, i.e. the 'Tigress,' and her male partner, i.e. the 'Rabbit' during a mixed doubles match. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Photograph - War Memorial Tower, Kangaroo Ground

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

View of Kangaroo Ground Tower from the entrance gate area beside the footpath (Contained in an album originally put together by Harry Gilham. Photos subsequently relocated to photosafe archival storage.) [2001]

Photograph - Getting ready for the parade, Diamond Street, Eltham Festival, 10 November 1990

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips

Historical information

The festival parade was held at 11.00 am on Saturday, 10 November 1990, commencing in Youth Road (behind Elfham Railway Station} and Diamond Street. As per tradition, the Shire of Eltham Historical Society entered a float in the parade but for the first time combined with the Diamond Valley Arts Society to produce the float. The theme of the parade was ''Spring into Summer". In accordance with this theme the Society's float depicted artists on a spring painting excursion. Part of the group was "Walter Withers" painting a landscape. There was also another artist painting a portrait of a girl in a spring costume. Joh Ebeli was responsible for preparation of the float. The float won the prize for the best display.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-2 5095

BOOK - Room 40 - British Naval Intelligence 1914-1918

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Black hardcover with orange and white dust jacket.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on first page "NJ Daly, Bendigo, Jan 1986" "Sister M Seagrave"

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White photograph of 5 schoolboys in uniform. From left: Canon Clark (Manning's older brother), Stephen Smith (older brother to Harold & son of Jessie Smith), unknown, Manning Clark and Harold Smith. Photo believed to be taken early 1920's, maybe 1923.

Historical information

Photograph of schoolboys donated by Jessie Smith

Inscriptions & Markings

Names on back of photograph (directly behind the person on the front)

Statement of Account

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Part of a collection of commecial documents relating to Burkinshaw Bros, "Wareek", and Strachan, Murray & Shannon Pty Ltd, Geelong.

Historical information

Part of a collection of commecial documents relating to Burkinshaw Bros, "Wareek", and Strachan, Murray & Shannon Pty Ltd, Geelong, including correspondence and sales accounts.

Photograph - Eltham RSL, Main Road, Eltham,18 February 2011

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Photo album - Interior view of the new Eltham Library, 1994

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black faux leather album cover, black pages, brass corners and screws, 10 page inserts separated by tissue, 12 photos and information sheets stuck to pages.

Historical information

Library Development The library building has been designed to reflect its parkland setting. External features include: the roof which includes interesting aspects when viewed from Main Road; verandahs which provide ramp access and give a sheltered entrance to the building; walls which feature locally-made mudbricks, conventional bricks and copper panels; and space for an outdoor courtyard/reading area which will be developed later. Internally there are a number of features. The building includes a foyer with a fireplace suitable for displays including artwork; a community multi-purpose room suitable for meetings or functions and an outdoor cafeteria. The ceilings are lined with Victorian Ash. The shapes for the ceiling give a free flowing form to the building. Brush Box has been used for the circulation and information desks. The tree trunk columns are Grey lronbark from New South Wales. Arches and and various-shaped windows add interest to the internal structure. The carpet design reflects the Eltham environment and compliments the natural colours and timbers used in the building. Tiles by artist Felix Bosari feature in the building and additional art by local artists will be added externally and internally to the building. The library floor area is approximately 1200 sq metres and houses a collection of 50,000 items. The community multi-purpose room, foyer and community display area totals approximately 300 sq metres. These areas will be available to the community for such events a~ meetings, displays, classes, functions and art exhibitions. The Toy Library and Adult Literacy Group will also be based in the new complex. The value of works/services and fittings/ furniture is $3,040,000 Project Team Project Director: John Stamp, Director - Major Projects Project Manager: Noel Mcinnes, Noel Mcinnes Project Management Pty Ltd Architects: Gregory Burgess and Peter Ryan, Gregory Burgess Pty Ltd Site Foreman - Building Works: John Mantel Site Foreman - Site Works and Foundations: Steven White, Shire of Eltham Surveyor: Gregory Slater, Shire of Eltham Builder: Shire of Eltham

Significance

Photo album of the new Eltham Library presented to the Society by Cr R.J. Manuell, Chairperson Eltham Library Redevelopment Special Committee, 28 Nov 1994 in recognition of the efforts and contribution made by the Shire of Eltham Historical Society to the construction of the Eltham Library complex.

Mr Borthwick, Minister for Health, Courier

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Address - Illuminated Address - Digital

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

These are scans of two pages from a book and an illuminated manuscript. One page is red with an ornate border and the other is blackish with an ornate border. The illuminated address is multi-coloured with an ornate border

Historical information

Gideon Nicol (1836-1908) was a seaman who came to Warrnambool in 1858. In 1865 he selected land at Mount Warrnambool . He was one of the founders of the Farnham Cheese and Butter Factory and the Garvoc Cheese and Butter Factory and was a Shire Councillor from 1879 to 1906.

Significance

These items will be useful to include in the Gideon Nicol file.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Gideon Nicol, July 16th 1906’; ‘G.N.’

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