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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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Membership Ticket - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club, 1982

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Season ticket white cardboard with green text.

Historical information

This membership ticket belonged to a member of the Partington family. Tickets admit bearer to games. Tickets include the names of office-bearers of the Greensborough Football Club and the season's fixture or draw. The "Life Member" status of the owner is stamped on the ticket.

Significance

Gary Partington is a Life Member of the football club and a GHS member. Members of the Partington family have been associated with the GFC for many years and the family were inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame in 2016.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover: "Greensborough Football Club 1982". Inside: Membership number "038" and "Life Member" stamped inside.

Newspaper Articles - internment in Australia during WWI & WWII

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Bound copies of newspaper articles relating to internment in Australia during WWI & WWII. A4 bound copies of newspaper articles from the Sydney Morning Herald 1910-1919 and the Melbourne Argus 1939-1950. A4 pages bound with black plastic spine & clear plastic cover.

Historical information

Collected by John Gribben from trove.nla.gov.au

Text - 2000 Australian Audio Book Award

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 x A3 sheet

Historical information

To encourage the development of audio books, a series of awards were established by the National Library of Australia in 1988, and sponsored by TDK from 1991 until their demise in 2000. Open to both commercial and non-commercial publishers, it aimed to recognise the quality achievements by individuals and publishing houses and to promote the inclusion of audio books into the mainstream market. In 2000 the winner of the Author/Narrator Category was "My Girragundji" and "The Binna Binna Man" by Louis Braille Audio.

Inscriptions & Markings

Image of a fish illustration with the words 'Mouffour Annak" between header and recipient

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio photograph of Saimon Qaius

Historical information

Saimon Qaius was a prisoner of the Japanese during W.W.II. He subsequently worked for the Methodist Missionary Society as a teacher in New Britain. He assisted Rev. C. Mannering in translating the Old Testament into Blanche Bay dialect, as used by the Methodist Mission in New Britain.

Inscriptions & Markings

Saimon Qaius

Photograph - Bill Willaton on one of Tacey's butcher's shop delivery horses, c 1920

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Heritage Collection, Surrey Hills

Black and white photo of a young boy on a light-coloured horse in vacant land adjacent to Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills. In the background a girl is standing in front of a new-looking paling fence behind which can be seen local landmarks. On the right is Hansen's Terrace; on the far left part of the Surrey Hall can be seen and in the middle ground the rear of McNeill's Family Hotel (Surrey Lodge), Dartnell's corner and the side of the post office.

Historical information

The date is approximate. Bill Willaton was a driver for C E Gray & Son, bakers of Canterbury during the 1930s. Tacey's butcher shop (dem) was located at 629 Canterbury Road.

Photograph - Colour - View from Burra Lookout, South Australia

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

View of mining remnants at Burra, South Australia from the Burra Lookout.

Historical information

Burra is a town in South Australia's Copper triangle.

Book - Manual of Bacteriology

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a hard cover book of 822 pages. It has a blue cover with gold lettering on the spine. It has 29 chapters, an appendix, a bibliography and an index. It has many black and white illustrations and drawings. The spine is slightly scuffed. The inscription is handwritten in pencil.

Historical information

This book was a text book used by Arthur Gregory, the test room technician at Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory in the 1930s. He tested the suppliers’ milk and cream for butterfat percentage in order to determine the payment to the suppliers. Arthur Gregory later became the manager of Jays Laundry in Fairy Street. In the 1930s Arthur Gregory boarded at 28 Spence Street in Warrnambool. This boarding house was run by May Taggart, the wife of Sam Taggart, a Warrnambool tailor. Les O’Callaghan was also a boarder there and it was through his contact with Arthur Gregory that he obtained the position of laboratory technician at the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Les O’Callaghan remained for over 40 years at this factory (leased at that time by the Kraft company) and was very important in the development of laboratory techniques used in the dairy industry. The Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory was established at Allansford in 1888 and is still in production today, operated by the Canadian firm of Saputo.

Significance

This book is of interest because of its connection to Arthur Gregory, a test room technican at the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory in the 1930s and to Les O’Callaghan, the Laboratory Manager and Microbiologist at Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory for more than 40 years.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘A.S.Gregory 28 Spence Street W’bool’

Photograph - Colour - Former Clydesdale State School (now Clydesdale Hall), 2018

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A number of colour photograph of a sandstone building that was built of local stone as the Clydesdale State School (SS900). It is now the Clydesdale Hall.

Historical information

The Clydesdale War Memorial is an obelisk situated in the Clydesdale State Shool grounds (now the Clydesdale Hall). The 150th anniversary of the Clydesdale State School/Hall was celecbrated in 2017.

Image

Vision Australia, Kooyong

12 x col. photographs of Carols by Candlelight performers

Historical information

Performers at the (1981?) Carols by Candlelight concert, including Daryl Somers, Brian Naylor, Humphrey B. Bear, Denis Walter and Santa.

Book - The ABC of Atoms

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

A dark blue cloth bound hard covered book of 176 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on the fly in blue - B.D.Gardner

Document, newsletter - The Legacy Libeller: with which is incorporated "The Somers Slanderer"

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

3 typed foolscap sheets black on cream, penciled drawings, corrections and lines

Historical information

Dated 'Xmas 1932'. Pages headed 'Camp Savige, Tuesday' indicate that it was created at Somers Camp, recounting the cricket competition between the Dark Blues, Light Blues, Green and Orange teams. Written and illustrated by Pat Hanna in a satirical style it was clearly intended to entertain as much as to inform, but the humour would be seen to be heavy handed or not funny at all today. Nevertheless it demonstrates that campers enjoyed their stay at Somers. See also 01289 and 01291.

Significance

Illustrates the sort of activities considered appropriate to occupy camp participants, and the amateur enthusiasm of the newsletter producers in the early half of the twentieth century.

Inscriptions & Markings

Legacy symbol hand drawn in pencil. Penciled 'please return ARB'

Book - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections in overseas museums

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Rippleside

Inscriptions & Markings

b&w illustrations

Ammunition

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

.30/06 USA, Korea, Vienm bullets

Picture - Frederick Chew Snr

Streatham and District Historical Society, Streatham

Rectangular shape, Black & white.

Photograph - Robinson Family Property c1930

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

Unnamed woman outside additional Robinson family property in Scenic Cres. Kalorama.

Photograph - Borough Councillors J. Baulch, S. Watson, F. Hughes & J. Reardon on Revell's Truck

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black & white photograph

Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

44 issues of 'Lawn Tennis and Badminton', dating from 1913. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 37

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

A 17 page document covering general interest, reorganisation of ARA units, training courses, the introduction of the gunnery stabilizer layer trainer and the charter of the Armoured School. 2 copies

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Programme: Australian Mens hardcourt Championships (Adelaide) 1994 Materials: Paper, Ink

Trophy

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, Warrnambool

Brass goblet

Historical information

On Friday 18th April 1969 it is recorded in the Warrnambool Rowing Clubs minutes that: 'A trophy, being the coaches trophy, for the Scotch Mercantile Regatta Maiden Pairs, was presented to the club by the successful crew competing: B. Stapleton, J. Pettit & ?P. Clark.'

Inscriptions & Markings

Scotch Mercantile Regatta 1969 Maiden Pairs Coach Trophy City of Warrnambool Barry Stapleton Jim Pettit Mel Clark

Photograph - Caladonian Hotel

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

In 1844 a carpenter called David McLaws secured the lease on the land on the south west corner of James and Bank Streets. He later converted this to freehold by which time he had erected the Caledonian Inn. This building has been continually licensed since that time , and is believed to be the longest continual license held in Victoria. The dormer windows in the part of the building facing James street hide the fact that there is only a skeleton of rooms that were meant to be built there. They were unfinished because the labourers left town when gold was discovered at Ballarat in 1853. An advertisement for the time says “There were four parlours, a bagatelle room, eight bedrooms, a detached kitchen, stable and kitchen garden”.

Significance

Well known hotel Thought to be the oldest continuous licenced hotel in Victoria

000986 - Postcard - Aerial view of Inverloch and coast - November 1996 - from Nancye Durham

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Business card - Bonola Automotives

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, printed in black and red, with photograph

Historical information

Probably established in 1970s

Inscriptions & Markings

Bonola Automotives, 13 Simms Road Greensborough...

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Programme: Swan Premium Open Australian Indoor Tennis Championship 1987 Materials: Paper, Ink

Photo

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

Photo of unknown soldier in gas mask near front lines Part of COL046

Advertising leaflet - 1/2 James Street Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

1/2 James Street Montmorency. 3 bedroom home, auctioned 24 November 2012, sold December 2012 for $702,000

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Daimler34HP wireless patrol car with leather radiator cover. circa 1931. Building at the rear were the original garages and wireless patrol rooms. Later removed and replaced by the CIB building

Book - The Shearers Songbook

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"The Shearers Songbook" compiled by Ted Egan, 1984. Contains old Australian folk songs about shearers and shearing.

Photograph - Colour - Josie Fitzgerald at her Koroit Home

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Josie Fitzgerald and her nieces Kathleen (Carroll) Gervasoni and Rosemary Carroll.

Historical information

Josie married Tom Fitzgerald.

Booklet - The Main Corner- Mount Gambier

Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee ,

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