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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of soldier wearing beret, binoculars around neck and holding an F1 submachine gun. Soldier is Sergeant Robin Ellison, 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles on exercise near Howlong, NSW, September 1979.

Historical information

A reporter and photographer from the Border Morning Mail Albury, visited a troop of the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment on a 116 day annual exercise in September 1979. An article entitled "Hide and seek in the bush" written by Tony Wright appeared in the newspaper on 18 September 1979 accompanied, by this photograph taken by Peter Batson. Sergeant Robin Ellison, a citizen soldier, had 20 years service with the regiment.

Significance

Fine study of citizen soldier from the Albury region during training.

Book - Picturesque Views of Warrnambool Victoria

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Picturesque Views of Warrnambool Victoria

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour photograph of an unknown skyline with houses and paddocks. Presumed to be in Rutherglen.

Historical information

One of a collection of photos taken from slides by Mr Redmond Wheler, during his time as Head Master a Rutherglen State Higher Elementary School

Book - Australia on wheels: early beginnings to the present day, by Shane Birney

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Hardback, 239 p., black & white and colour photographs, dustjacket.

Historical information

History of production and use of passenger vehicles in Australia 1896 - 1980.

Medicine bottle

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Prepared by Martin Pleasance, Homeopathic Chemists, 180 Collins Street, Melbourne. Collection originally owned by Strauss family of Waverley Rainbow (on road to Lake Albaculya, 12 miles from Rainbow).

Inscriptions & Markings

HEPAR SULPH 6x. (label)

BOTTLE / MEDICINE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLUE GLASS MEDICINE BOTTLE WITH OCTAGONAL GLASS STOPPER / PAPER LABEL

Historical information

SHRIGLEY'S CHEMIST SHOP WAS IN UPPER FRASER STREET, CLUNES. HE LIVED IN SERVICE STREET WHERE MR. TIM FRASER NOW LIVES.

Inscriptions & Markings

LABEL INSCRIBED J.A. SHRIGLEY METHYLENE BLUE MEDICINAL

DOCUMENT

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Original document (colour) of Major General W. Holmes, 4th Div. Congratulations to 1410, Pte. G. Turner, 45 Battalion, AIF.

Historical information

Gilbert Turner. Refer 1038 medals, 1294P for history, 1173.

Inscriptions & Markings

For coolness and initiative under fire during an attack on the 22nd Feb 1917 No 1410 Pte G Turner 45 Bn AIF

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Official Programme: Final programme, 1977 Centenary Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon. Materials: Paper, Ink

Photograph - Year 11, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Year 11, 1997. Front Row: Michelle Zeimer, Nina Dubowitz, Rebecca Freadman, Bianca Katz, Davette Ajzenman, Gabrielle Adamson-Pinczewski, Jacqui Zalcberg, Sarah Meyer. Second Row: Melanie Lew, Ben Coleman, Nicole Silverman, Jordana Morrison, Rebecca Jaffe, Robyn Cohen, Vanessa Lissek, Gali Lenko. Third Row: Dahlia Fried, Stephanie Benchimol, Belinda Benet, Simon Sackville, Michael Cebon, Lauren Goodman, Romy Klooger, Esther Justin, Fiona Rotstein, Rosalyn Santen, Dana Lenko, Jessica Leski, Elana Pose. Fourth Row: Sarah Kind, Karyn Lurie, Ben Silverstein, Dion Kagan, Lina Maister, Maya Zerman, Jenny Kravchenko, Michael Segev, Sherrie Geldberg, Simone Sakinofsky, Anna Krasnostein, Alon Januszewicz, Jana Teper, Tully Zygier. Fifth Row: David Crafti, Michelle Atlas, Amy Rosenberg, Julian Berenholtz, Adam Rogers, Alex Feigin, George Charkviani, Nevo Lavi, Ilya Sender, Jake Lazarus, Nicky Dobos, Mikki Gringlas, Ron Gelberg. Teachers: (front row) Mr Mark Lenga, (second row) Mrs Carol Rosenhain, Ms Jo Pearson.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of the 1930 Canberra Conference delegates.

Historical information

A photo of 28 Legatees assembled in Canberra in 1930 for a Conference. The names are written on a paper label attached to the base of the photo. In brackets after the name is an initial, believed to be an indication of where the Legatee came from. (S) for Sydney, (Ad) for Adelaide, (M) for Melbourne, (C) for Canberra, (G) and (Br__) not known. Names include: Carr, Turnbull, Hillman, S Walker, J Freeman, W W Berry, McDonald, C R Carleton, Behan, H W Marshall, Hilmer Smith, E Harding, Seaborn, E J Fairnie, Penfold, Souter, S Rohu, Bastin, J Stewart, Perry, Gargett, E Terry, J Rex Hall, L Backwell, Paul Simonson, Frank Meldrum, Harrison.

Significance

A record of a conference early in the establishment of Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

The names of the men are written on a paper label attached to the base of the photo.

Certificate

Seaworks Maritime Museum, Williamstown

White certificate with black text and the logo of the AAPMA appears three times.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Association of/ Australian Port and/ Marine Authorities/ AAPMA/ Functions of the Association:/ to facilitate the solution of port and marine problems/ To promote greater uniformity in port and marine practice/ to foster a closer relationship and the exchange of knowledge between members/ AAPMA/ Certificate of Membership/ Authority: The Melbourne/ Harbor Trust Commissioners/ State/ Victoria/ President/ Vice President/ Secretary/ AAPMA/ N/S/E/W/ Certificate no. 03/ Issued 4 Sep 1975" verso: PMA 0267

Sketch

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

McMullin Bros Family Grocers and Produce Merchant Main Street from P.C. News Supplement 1888

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE TONED ORIGINAL PHOTO OF PTE. A. HORNER. CAP AND GREAT COAT - COLLAR AND TIE.

Inscriptions & Markings

PRIVATE A. HORNER

Book - Armoured Warfare

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

Paperback, 322 pages A guided tour of an armoured cavalry regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 00255525 5

Book - The law relating to the sale of land in Victoria

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

Second edition

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN - 045514110X

Pen

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc,

pen, fountain, black

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 - Digital image - Grave of Thomas A Elliott and Elizabeth Elliott, Greensborough Cemetery

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 01860.01938.01969 Digital copy of colour photograph of grave/headstone.

Historical information

Grave of Thomas A Elliott (died 1880) and Elizabeth Elliott (died 1868) in Plot# C3 and C4 Greensborough Cemetery. The Elliott family arrived in Greensborough in the early 1860's.

Significance

Greensborough Cemetery was created when land was given for the cemetery by Mr William Poulter, a local settler, about 1864. The cemetery holds the graves of many of the early settlers in the district. The cemetery holds approximately 250 grave sites with 350 people buried there.

Photograph/Postcard - Postcard - Murray Views No.16. The Lake, Ringwood Park, Ringwood, Vic.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white "Murray Views" postcard - View from eastern bank of Ringwood Park Lake, railway line hidden by trees in background. Circa 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

"1948" handwritten on back.

Photograph Donald F Howe

Beechworth RSL Sub-Branch, Beechworth

Photo in black plastic frame of a young soldier probably no older than 19

Historical information

Donald was assigned to Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force

Inscriptions & Markings

at bottom of picture/ 3411956 Donald F Howe / Headquarters / 1st Australian Task Force

Quinn Letter - Letter

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

A two-page letter (0922.a) written on one sheet of unlined, pale blue paper headed The Meadows, Epsom, Surrey and dated 17/12/55. The cream envelope (0922.b) is addressed to Mr Kip Hayes Esq., 14 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. The postmark is Epsom, Surrey. There are several numbers penciled on the back of the envelope.

Significance

Quinn Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Letter commences "Dear Kip.." and is signed "Jim"

Booklet - CFA 126 Championship

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a booklet of 96 pages containing printed material, maps, advertisements, photographs and tables. The back cover is white with a Powercor Australia symbol in red and printed material. The front cover is multi-coloured with a photograph of the Fire Station at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. The pages are stapled.

Historical information

The Warrnambool Fire Brigade was formed in 1863. The first fire engine house was in Liebig Street and carters were required to carry water to fire scenes. In 1889 the Council built a new Fire Station on Liebig Street and Warrnambool hosted its own Annual Demonstration in 1894. In 1891 the volunteer brigade became part of the Country Fire Brigade. The Fire Station relocated to Raglan Parade in 1915 and then to Timor Street in 1961. In 1989 the Brigade moved back to Raglan Parade.

Significance

This booklet is a memento of the State Urban Championships that were held in Warrnambool in 2009 (Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria and Country Fire Authority)

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: VFBV, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, CWA, 126th State Urban Championships, 7th, 8th and 9th March 2009, Victorian State Senior Championships, Warrnambool 2009, Warrnambool City Council logo

Costume - Broderie Anglaise Camisole

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Camisole with pearl buttons. Two circular floral motifs on either side of front buttons. Broderie finish to armholes and the back. Joined peplum for gatherhing tape at waist line

Photograph - Wingrove Cottage

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph of Wingrove Cottage

Article - Did The House Live Up To Expectations?, Home Beautiful, March 1969, pp6-13

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital scan of original magazine article saved as searchable PDF document

Historical information

Article on home designed by Alistair Knox for Lindsay Edward, teacher, at 151 Old Eltham Road, Lower Plenty. The home was originally featured in Home Beautiful magazine in 1953 and was revisited in the March 1969 issue

Inscriptions & Markings

N/A

Trench Art - Vase

Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch, Montmorency

1941 40mm 2-pounder brass anti tank gun shell case made into a vase with 5 splayed points at top the casing with the collar insignia badge on front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Insignia - Australian Commonwealth Military Forces (collar badge). Outer edge under shell - 1941 LOT 110 RM/C 2PR No1. Inner area under shell - 1941 113 11-41

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

North Western Woollen Mills Directors

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Historical information

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1977 - 78. THIS BOOKLET TO BE PRESENTED TO LIFE GOVERNORS AND CONTRIBUTORS TO BE HELD AT THE CLUNES HOSPITAL, TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 1978 AT 7:30P.M.

Audio recording - ABC Broadcast April 24th 1957

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

An audio recording on a clear plastic spool of an Annual Anzac Commemoration Service for Students in 1958 in a cardboard box with the Mastertape logo.

Historical information

Legacy hold an Anzac Commemoration Service for Students every year. For many years it was simultaneously broadcast on the ABC radio stations around the State for students that could not attend. This tape has not been played but presumably from the date it is a recording of the broadcast of the 1959 service.

Significance

A record that the Anzac service for students was of significant importance that it was broadcast on the ABC.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top of box. Mastertape, M.S.S. Recording company Ltd., in red print The master sound system in blue print. Poyle Farm, colnbrook, Bucks, England in blue print. Type PM15 Bottom Box, handwritten, black ink Anzac OBS COMTE. In blue ink, A.B.C. Broadcast April 24th 1957. In pencil, Simpson and the donkey. Spool M.S.S. side no1 no2. Tape, magnetic

Plaque

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Plaque from The Gordon Highlanders

Historical information

Nil

Inscriptions & Markings

British crown with BYDAND written under crown. Stag deer over Scottish Crown on tartan back ground.

Image

Vision Australia, Kooyong

3 x B/W photographs

Historical information

Three Queensland Industrial Institute for the Blind workers holding raw millet (name unknown), millet brooms (possibly Snowy Willis) and working a loom (Manix O'Reagan).

Inscriptions & Markings

E18302-2622 F26922-1564 E18300-2622

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