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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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Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Lucan St

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 7, a single storey Victorian house

scrapbook - Ballarat Grammar Grade 5 Camp 1980

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

Black spiral bound scrapbook with image and writing on cover. Contains 9 aquamarine coloured card pages with photos and text

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: Grade 5 Camp 1980 Camp Life Fiona Hobson Daryl Costelow with black text border, laminated Back cover: NOT FOR LOAN SC HOB Inside front cover: List of Grade five students typed and attached with sticky tape

Wycheproof Roll Of Honour - Centenary Of Anzacs

Wycheproof & District Historical Society Inc., Wycheproof

Rectangular wooden Roll Of Honour WW1

Historical information

Made to commemorate the WW1 veterans who are buried at Wycheproof Cemetery - for the Centenary of ANZACS

Significance

A compilation of WW1 veterans interred in Wycheproof Cemetery - an unique listing.

Inscriptions & Markings

41 names inscribed as on photograph (media section). A. Axton - Albert Axton's name incorrectly added to Wycheproof Cemetery's WW1 Veterans' Roll Of Honour. A. Axton is interred at Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, not Wycheproof Cemetery.

000171 - Photograph - 1934 Dec - Pound Creek - Tidal floods - Nick near stables and Henderson property fence - E Henderson

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Photograph - Kangaroo Ground - St Andrews Road

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Five colour photographs of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews Road, Kangaroo Ground/Panton Hill area

certificate

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A laminated copy of Proficiency Certificate No 39851 issued to Colin McLaughlin on 1.12.46. It is signed by the Director of Education J.A. Seitz. On the back of the original is : The candidate has completed a course of study in the following subjects with points as indicated.

Historical information

Colin Francis McLaughlin was born January 5, 1933 in Orbost and died May 2, 2008 in Ringwood. He was the son of Phillip Henry McLaughlin and Ethel Olive Morgan . This copy was produced by John Phillips for 2012 Centenary of Education in Orbost.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back : Produced by John Phillips for the Orbost Secondary College Centenary Celebrations on Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April 2012.

Book - Australian Wool - Competitive through Innovation

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Australian Wool - Competitive through Innovation" - Dr Allan De Boos, CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, c.2000. Looks at the contribution made by CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology towards the improvements in wool production and processing in the 1990s.

000180 - Photograph - John Henderson on Tricycle - from E Henderson

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

The photograph was missing from the folder at the time of scanning in August 2017. The copy listed here was scanned around January 2002.

Book - Boroondara Remembers : Stories of World War 1

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Heritage Collection, Surrey Hills

This is the story of how the people of Boroondara experienced World War 1. It is a story of great loss, pain and struggle, but also a community that came together to provide strength and support to each other in dark and uncertain times.

Historical information

This is the story of how the people of Boroondara experienced World War 1. It is a story of great loss, pain and struggle, but also a community that came together to provide strength and support to each other in dark and uncertain times.

Programme - Queen's College Programme including Old Grammarian Pierrots

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

One cream page programme with blue printing, showing contents of programme, including Scene from Little Women, Old Grammarian Pierrots, and Scene from Dickens' Christmas Carol. Queen's Crest is at the top of the page.

Photographs

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc,

7 photos, jetty - ship - coast scenes

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.

Domestic - Match holder

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 match holders

Historical information

Once owned by Sam Chandler.

Digital photograph - Plaque of Queen Elizabeth, wall, Supreme Court, London

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Painting - Landscape - The First Aerotow – Gawler – 5 March 1950

Australian Gliding Museum, Parwan

Oil and Ink Painting - Framed

Historical information

Shows a DH Tiger Moth aeroplane towing an orange glider at take off. Glider appears to be a Grunau Baby II. The scene commemorates the first aero tow of a glider at a former RAAF airfield at Gawler, South Australia which was used by the Gliding and Soaring Club of South Australia in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Inscriptions & Markings

On painting – Signature of Artist On back of painting – “The First Aero Tow – Gawler – 5 March 1950” On back of painting – Small certificate signed by Barmera Show convenor, J. Agg – indicating that the painting won a prize at 1984 show

BOOK - 1918 The Year of Victories

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Soft cover book, 240 pages, illustrated with maps. Cover is slightly green tinted with photographs of Scotish soldiers on an AA mg & A WWI tank. Writing is in black & white ink.

Shearing Handpiece

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Wolseley no. 3 shearing handpiece.

Historical information

Wolseley No. 3 type shearing handpiece. Serial no. 52039.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE / WOLSELEY / SHEEP / SHEAR / 52039

Theatre Poster - The Pearl Fishers (opera) performed by Melbourne Opera at Athenaeum Theatre commencing 19th September 2014

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Photograph - Open Day, Eltham Living and Learning Centre, November 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, 4 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Ilford XP1 400

Certificate - Notice of Signing Medical Certificate

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

This is a notice of signing medical certificate concerning death second schedule.

Historical information

This notice is given by the certifying medical practioner to a person who is present or in attendance on the deceased when death has occurred. This is the death certificate of Catherine Tebbs who died at Gardenvale on the 23rd January 1954.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Catherine Tebbs..."

Photograph - Ringwood Chamber of Commerce, 1956

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Ringwood Chamber of Commerce 1956. Presenting cheque to manager of Coles'. Stamped on back of photograph, 'Photograph by The Ringwood Studio'.

Artwork - Printmaking - 'The Peaks of Lyell' by Dean Bowen

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed limited edition lithograph, printed in colour from various stones.

Historical information

Dean BOWEN (1957- ) Born Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

2/15

BOOK - Raiders of the Deep

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Dark blue faded buckram cover, gold print, black & white photos, 363 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

George N Chamberlain Christmas Greetings from Olive & Joy 1931

Folder - Warrnambool Theatre Chorale documents

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Grey folder with items relating to the Warrnambool theatre chorale from 1991-1995. The entries include concert programs, advertising material and financial statements.

Historical information

This collection of papers relating to the Warrnambool Theatre Group chorale contains AGM minutes, performance programs, publicity and Warrnambool Standard information and membership lists. Some of the programs relate to performances which were done by the Warrnambool Theatre company of which this group was an off shoot. There are some Christmas programs and shows involved with the Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra. This folder relates to the years 1991-1995 and is one of 3 folders which relates to the Warrnambool Theatre Group Chorale.

Significance

Chorale shows a number of connections between local groups some musical others are community groups. The programs show the variety of songs which were popular at the time

Photograph - Staff v Students, Softball match, Eltham Oval, Eltham Christian School, May 1982

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

2 colour photographs

Historical information

Staff v Students, Softball match, Eltham Oval, Eltham Christian School, May 1982 From a series of photographs (some cropped) from a magnetic photo album relating to the staff, students and activities of the Eltham Christian School which operated as part of the Eltham Christian Church at Nyora Road, Eltham. See also entries for each photograph.

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A group of people are walking through a doorway.

Historical information

Guests are arriving at the surprise dinner at trhew RACV club which was held to celebrate 25 years of service to the Shire of Bulla by John McKerrow and John Kelly. Pictured are John and Veronica Kelly, Shirley McKerrow, David McEwan and Michael and Lorraine Donovan.

Bridle

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Bridle for harness - very poor condition

collars

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Four men's starched cotton shirt collars. They each have 3 button holes for attaching to a shirt. Two are white with grey stripes and two are plain white.

Historical information

These collars were worn by Mr Whiteman, Marjorie Burton's father, until he died in 1972. Marjorie Burton ( nee Whiteman), born 12 June, in Birmingham, England came to Orbost in 1995. She came from a middle-class working church-going family. Her father served in Civil Defence during WW11. A detachable collar was a shirt collar separate from the shirt, fastened to it by buttons. The collar was usually made of a different fabric from the shirt and was almost always white and specially starched to a hard cardboard-like consistency. detachable collars were a better way to clean and starch a collar for business or formal wear.

Significance

As more emphasis started to be placed on comfort in clothing wearing a detachable stiffly starched collar decline in day wear; although it is still often worn by barristers while a full dress shirt may still have a stiff detachable collar. These collars are examples of clothing which was commonly worn by businessmen in the first half of the 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

2483.24 and 2483.25 - Trubenised reg trade mark Reg user Do not starch Iron very damp 129 4128 15 2483.26 - Patented and made in England Woven from Egyptian cotton 476035 SECONDS Van Heusen 15/38 2483.27 - Trubenised Patent registered No starch needed 15 Iron very damp

FOOTBALL & STAND

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 Leather football with plaque attached .2 Wooden stand with metal arms to hold football

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 Presented to J. H. Lawn (Captain), Combined Clunes League Team Champions 1934 of the Country District League

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Deep Lead ? Portrait Edith Freeland 1920?s

Multi ringed folder - My Wartime Years 1940 - 1945

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Black folder with multi rings on side. 43 pages of printed A4 pages.

Historical information

Giorgio Enricoscola, aged 23 years wrote this story telling of his life during the war years, 1940 - 1945. He was an "Arandora Star" survivor, and sent to Australia on the "Dunera."

Inscriptions & Markings

My War- Time Years 1940 - 1945. Giorgio, Enricoscola aged, at that time, 23 years. Typed from the original handwritten copy by Maureen Howell, April1991, Lower Earley

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