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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

Curated By

Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Photograph - Collins Bros "B" Team. Premiers G.I.C.A. Season 1941-42

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Collins Bros 'B' Team, premiers of the Geelong Industrial Cricket Association, 1941-42.

Historical information

Depicts the Collins Bros Mill "B" Team, premiers of the Geelong Industrial Cricket Association in season 1941-42.

Inscriptions & Markings

COLLINS BROS. 'B' TEAM / PREMIERS G.I.C.A., SEASON 1941-1942 / Back Row- C. Bolton, G. Smith, R. Henry, W. Moody, F. Stapleton. / Middle Row- N. Jamieson (Scorer), J.R. McHugh, M. Barling, F. Ryan, J. McHugh, G. Lehman (Comm.) / Front Row- L. Watkins (Vice-Captain), T. Stapleton (Captain), B. Ryan. WATT TELFER

Photograph - Shire of Eltham earthmoving equipment at the Council Depot, Brisbane Street, Eltham, c.1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Historical information

Site is now Eltham Fort Knox.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100

Uniform Complete

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

Jacket Dress Black with ribbons and cloth belt (U483 , Trousers Dress Black with Red Stripe (U483b) BEM plus 5 medals

Tea set

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

17 piece tea set featuring tennis motif (racquets balls and nets) painted on outside of every piece. Pieces are not yet physically numbered (.1 to .17), but include: teapot and lid; sugar bowl; jug; six cups; six saucers and large scalloped-edge platter. Adhesives labels on some parts state: SOTHEBY"S...LOT 251/17...18.7.01'. On several pieces is inscribed in ink: 6227N (manufacturer's number). Materials: Ceramic, Paint

Revolver

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

Belgium copy of Weberly Bulldog 0.32 caliber SN 22

Book - Reference Melbourne Directory - Melbourne and Suburban Directory for 1889

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This directory has no front or back cover and is held together by its cloth spine. It contains over 1300 pages, however there may be some pages missing front and back of the directory which would have contained advertisements of some unknown shops. All the sides of this directory (except the spine) have advertisements and content information stamped on. The spine cover has been placed in the directory until further conservation work is carried out. It has gold coloured printing and in the central section, a gold coloured background with the words "Sands & McDougall's Melbourne Directory 1889." The spine has three adverts on the spine.

Historical information

This Directory of 1889 covers the location of Melbourne based trade and professional offices by street and in Alphabetical order. It covers all of Melbourne and its suburbs. It also covers government and official, ecclesiastic, legal, municipal and miscellaneous information. The directory details a cross section of a developing city with a splattering of advertisements opening up an in depth look of all aspects of living in the late 1800s. It is interesting to see that all the advertisements do not have any telecommunication numbers listed (personal shoppers or mail orders only). This was a period of high moral standing within the community and hotels advertised rooms " suites of rooms for families and single rooms for Ladies and Gentlemen" also "electric bells throughout the house. Telephone, night porter and hot and cold baths."

Significance

This directory would be used by the majority of families and businesses working and living within the Kiewa Valley and the surrounding area. Melbourne was the only place where every aspect of living requirement was catered for. Although the delivery of services and goods were not at a high rate, certain items or transactions would require a visit to "the big smoke". Business information are listed both by suburb and alphabetically. There is also a section for British and Foreign Trade. This directory covered nearly everything to do with commerce, an example pay days for principle firms. Greater evolution of trade locations started to balloon out after the mid 1950's. Increased populations and greater levels of communication and safe fast transport facilities permitted greater devolution of commercial enterprises into rural communities, such as the Kiewa Valley.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the spine in gold colour "South * British insurance Company Fire and Marine. Risks Lowest Current Rates No. 11 Queen Street, Arthur J Masters, Manager" and half way down " *Phoenix* Fire Office of London established over 100 years Annual Income exceeds (pound sign) 1,000,000" underneath "Losses Paid Over (pound sign) 16,000,000" underneath "Reserve Fund Exceeds (pound sign) 1,000,000" underneath "9 Market Buildings William Street, Melbourne " underneath " R. Manfield Taylor, Agent" and at the bottom section" Henry Scott Auctioneer and Estate Agent 49 Bridport St., Albert Park" stamped on the bottom side across the page endings "The Wonderful Wertheim Sewing Machines Swanston Street opposite Town Hall", stamped on the top side across the page endings " The Sweet Hapsburg Pianos & Organs Swanston Street Opposite Town Hall"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white group photograph of 15 men and the Minister at the side of the Church of England Rutherglen. Mounted on cardboard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back: "Circa 1923/24. Back row - ___, Farrell, J. Stanton, H. Turner. 2nd row - G. Barnes, W. Backman, S. Bray, E. Furze, Bert Furze. Front - H. William, Neville, C. Judd, Rev. James Watt, G. Chandler, Mr. Chandler, F. Uren."

Badge

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

Warrant Officer Summer

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'The Art of Lawn Tennis'. 196 pages. Hardcover. No edition information. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Photograph - Colour - Arch of Victory, Ballarat, 2011

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph of Ballarat Arch of Victory

Photograph - Sculpture, Cyclist, Gareth Jones-Roberts

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph reproduced on p123 of 'Pioneers & Painters'

001226 Photograph - January 1998 - Bass Bicentenary Time Capsule - closing lod on drum which held time capsule items - from P Jones

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Mucous evacuator, Carton's

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

A metal catheter with a long narrow trocar, used for the removal of mucus, chiefly, from newborn infants.

Historical information

This item belonged to Dr Mitchell Henry O'Sullivan�s (1892-1972) obstetric bag.

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

OSK

Glass, sherry - Mt Aitken Estates Sherry Glass

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A small bell shaped sherry glass with a gold Mt Aitken Estates transfer on the front. It has a stem that appears to twist around itself and fans out to a plain base.

Historical information

This item was produced for use by the Mt Aitken Estates at their winery, restaurant and Gallery, Calder Highway, Gisborne, Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "MT AITKEN ESTATES" / "GISBORNE VIC" /

Digital photographs - Tower Hill - international geological significance - maar

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Communion token

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Video Cassette Tapes, Set of 3 - Corowa 1996

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

Set of 3, 8 mm video cassettes of 4/19 PWLH Regiment Band at Corowa in 1996. 1 x Philips, 2 x Kodak

Historical information

The Regimental Band was a regular supporter of the Corowa Festival

Colour Photograph - Brimbank Festival - Errington Reserve

Brimbank City Council, Sunshine

Colour Photograph

Historical information

Brimbank Festival, Errington Reserve, St Albans, 30 March 1999

Significance

Local scene on day of significance

Photograph - Year 3A, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Year 3A, 1997. Front Row: Ariel Ritz, Cara Friedman, Terri Goldman, Jeremy Wein, Chanelle Kemelman, Alexander Rutman, Ashley Bloom. Second Row: Richard Machet, Adela Woliansky, Jacqueline Krivitsky, Naomi Blashki, Valentine Nrusylovsky, Naom Gardy. Third Row: Edoe Barzilay, Talia Levy, Dana Ochert, Bradley Elias, Jake Smorgan, Steven Shandler, Matthew Danos, Tamara Zimet, Jessie Metz, Jules Rose. Teachers (second row): Mrs Rachael Vivat, Mrs Catherine Appleyard.

Photograph - Chapel of Port Melbourne Mission

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Pessary, Galabin's Anteversion

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

Thomas pessary, black vulcanite. Illustrated Allen & Hanbury's catalgoue page 708 no. 5460

Photo, Media Launch 1998

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 10 of guests at Legacy house.

Historical information

A function at Legacy House, including a lunch. From the Post-It note it could have been the launch of Badge Week in 1998, Tom Butcher is the president. (See also 00747 and 00749). It would appear that elderly Hazel McKean is a guest of honour, she is a World War I widow. 00748.1 President Tom Butcher, Tim Lane (journalist from ABC Sport) and David Cull. 00748.2 Tom Butcher receiving a cheque from Col Bruce Amor. 00748.3 Gwen Watt and L/- Allan Cooper 00748.4 Unknown and President Tom Butcher. 00748.5 Elaine Ward and Gwen Watt 00748.6 Unknown, L/- Alan Fookes and L/- Allan Cooper 00748.7 David Cull, Peter Lawrence and Lucky Luscombe. 00748.8 Graham Riches, and 3 unknown. 00748.9 Six people seated at a dining table, including on the right Ray Ward and David Cull. They are sitting in front of a banner "Legacy, 75th Anniversary, Still Caring". 00748.10 Three people seated

Significance

A record of a function at Legacy House in 1998.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > 600" which is the negative frame number and film number. (frame numbers 1A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 12A, 14A, 16A, 35A). Yellow Post-it note says: "Media Launch for Legacy Week '98".

Chart, medical, human body, muscles and organs

Ambulance Victoria Museum, Bayswater

Rectangular medical chart showing the human body, muscles and organs.The chart is made from coated and printed paper on a fabric (?cotton) backing and is attached with metal tacks to timber batons at each end . A strip of red cotton tape is attached to the mid-part of the upper baton and has been used to secure the chart when it is rolled up. Metal ring eyelets are screwed into either end of the upper baton and were probably used to assist when hanging the chart.

Inscriptions & Markings

The artists name 'J.Teck' is included on the lower edge on the front of the chart. The logo of the St John's Ambulance Association and the words 'ST JOHN'S GATE, LONDON E.C. 1' are printed on the lower edge of the chart (left hand side on the front of the chart). The words 'FULL BODY INC LIMBS' is written in black texter pen on the upper baton. The words 'ORGANS, MUSCLES' have been written on the top margin of the chart on the reverse side.

Doll - Fabric

Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point

A 'Norah Wellings' souvenir sailor doll from the S.S Iberia, blue in colour with a white coloured hat.

Historical information

The fabric doll of a sailor was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S Iberia

School Records - Individuals - Collins, Frederick James

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A coloured photograph of Stockwell Drive before the asphalt was laid. The photograph is looking north. Three gum trees are on the LHS of the photograph. Three people are in the distance riding horses.

Historical information

On 4th August 1978 the construction of the Goonawarra Housing Estate commenced. The estate was formerly known as Goonawarra farm and overlooked the Sunbury town area and Jacksons Creek valley. Plans for the new development included a golf course, houses, community and recreational facilities. The golf course opened in 1980 and the housing construction continued throughout the last two decades of the twentieth century and into the twenty first century.

Folder - Greensborough Cemetery

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 00467:00799 20-page plastic binder, red cover. Contains documents relating to the Greensborough Cemetery..

Historical information

Contents: Plan of Greensborough Cemetery; photograph of plaque at 'Children's Cemetery'; photocopy of 'Rules of the Greensborough cemetery 1874'; Article 'Forgotten cemeteries of Melbourne'; article 'Talking about Greensborough Cemetery, Noel Withers 2000; List of burials compiled by Noel Withers and Val Wilson 2007.

Significance

Information regarding the pioneer cemetery,

Station Rubbish Bin - Victorian Railways Station Fruit & Rubbish Bin

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Tin lined wooden box with sign writing on two sides.

Historical information

Historic - Victorian Railways Station Rubbish Bin - used at the time of Mr Clapp, Chairman of the Victorian Railways Commissioners "Eat More Fruit" campaign

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Station Rubbish Bin - used at the time of Mr Clapp, Chairman of the Victorian Railways Commissioners "Eat More Fruit" campaign

Inscriptions & Markings

Fruit skins and rubbish must be deposited here (hand sign written on two sides ).

Panel - Signature panel

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Athletes signature panel from the Woolmark pavilion at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Historical information

This commemorative signature panel was signed by athletes who competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The panels were originally housed in Woolmark Woolshed located in the Expo area of the Olympic Games site during the games. Over 300 Olympic athletes from 25 countries and competing in 20 different sports visited the Woolshed and every athlete who paid a visit was invited to sign the 'Athlete's Wall'.

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