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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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1938 Victoria Centenary Ballarat

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Plastic mount 35mm slide, brand of film unknown

Historical information

This photograph is from the Herb Richmond collection held in the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute Audio Visual Collection. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Weight

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Weight metal including 4lb, 2lb, 1lb, 8oz, 4oz inscription. Enbossed "Crane F Co Wolverhampton" (5) rusted.

Shirt

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

Army shirt short sleeve light khaki

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

Avenue Ironworks John Daglilsh & Sons

Publication - Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses, And Language (Karl von Frisch)Reissued in this format in 1983

Victorian Apiarists Association , Beechworth

Small hardcover book. Black inside a bright yellow outer cover with black writing 125 pages

Annual Report - Dennys, Lascelles Limited, Notice of Meeting and Annual Report to Members 1971

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Dennys, Lascelles Limited, Notice of Meeting and Annual Report to Members 1971".

Sharpener

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cast iron mower blade sharpener, hand-cranked fly wheel with a wooden handle. Two (2) smaller wheels for turning 'cleaner'. Attached to a wooden base.

Inscriptions & Markings

International Chicago U.S.A.

presentation silver jug

Colac & District Historical Society, Colac

Sterling silver jug with ornate single handle and detailed embossing on the lip. Four filigree feet. Elaborate embossing on the bottom - an emu, three kangaroos and a man shooting

Historical information

Presented to Mr. Connor, M.L.A., Colony of Victoria by the Electors of the district of Colac, inappreciation of his service as their representative. 27/6/1866

Significance

This jug is part of a significant set of silverware made especially for the people of Colac in the early days of the settlement. It is of great local significance

Inscriptions & Markings

Sterling sliver hallmark on base and family intitals in script engraved on side of jug "JFC"

Artwork - Ceramics - [Untitled]

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Gift of the artist, 1982

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

CFA Stawell Fire Station Byrne Street circa 2010

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Photograph of Davis Open Cut Big Hill 1984

Journal - Sheep Liaison Notes no. 27, Feb. 1963

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Sheep Liaison Notes" no. 27, February 1963. 'Wool Production' issue. Produced by the Agricultural Research Liaison Section of CSIRO. Limited circulation publication produced for extension officers in State Departments.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.R. MONTGOMERY

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Two programmes for the 1948 Pacific Southwest Tennis Championships. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal

Photograph - Hitachi Train proceeding under the Main Street bridge, Greensborough, 1983

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital copy of colour photograph

Hammer

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc,

hammer,

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.

Pouch, Water Canteen

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Example of Australian Army standard issue pouch used by soldiers to carry a water canteen during the 1990s. The pouch made from camouflage material and can be attached to other webbing equipment by the use of special clips.

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Glass bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

R. Harper & Co.

Photograph - Diamond Street Bridge, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Five colour photographs showing Diamond Street Bridge over Diamond Creek prior to reconstruction

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 SEPIA REPRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN TAKEN AT THE OPENING OF THE TOURELLO WARDS AT THE REDEVELOPED CLUNES HOSPITAL .2 BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THE ABOVE PRINTED ON MATTE PAPER .3 Original black and white photograph mounted on buff coloured matt board

Historical information

THE CLUNES HOSPITAL WAS DESTROYED IN A BUSHFIRE IN JANUARY 1944.

Inscriptions & Markings

.3 OPENING OF THE TOURELLO WARD AT THE REDEVELOPED CLUNES HOSPITAL, CRESWICK ROAD, 1936 "Thornton" Studios Ballarat imprinted in mount board BACK ROW. BILL KINNERSLY, DICK LENEGHAN, BILL MOORE, JIM COOK, ARTHUR PICKFORD, BILL GRENFELL, ERIC CLARKSON SECOND BACK ROW; MRS LESTER, GLADYS KINNERSLY, IVY KNIGHT, GWEN PICKFORD, ALMA PICKFORD, PAM HENDER, JANE CAMPBELL, MRS RITCHIE, MARGARET WILSON, MARY RITCHIE, MARGARET LESTER (ADDED TO LIST HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK PEN) THIRD BACK ROW; EDNA RITCHIE, MISS DOUGAL, MRS SEARLE, NELL WEBB, ALAN SEARLE (SCHOOL TEACHER), MRS TROUP, HARRY PICKFORD, MRS COUTTS, EVELYN ROBERTS MARGARET LESTER (CROSSED OUT) FOURTH BACK ROW; MAVIS KINNERSLY, MRS W KINNERSLY, MRS CLARKSON, MRS ANDERSON, IAN SEARLE, ARTHUR LEAD, DOCTOR BAKER, MRS PICKFORD, MISS ROSS, LENA HUTCHINS, MRS LENEGHAN, MRS GRANFELL, MURIEL KINNERSLY. CHILDREN; BETTY CLARKSON, GRACIE ANDERSON, PEGGY LENEGHAN, REG KINNERSLY, RICHARD LENEGHAN, BETTY LENEGHAN, LIONEL KINNSERLSY, ALEX ANDERSON, BERT ANDERSON, MAX COUTTS, DON ANDERSON, LEO LENEGHAN, DAN LENGHAN, JACK LENEGHAN, BILL ANDERSON, HAZEL KINNERLSY, GEORGIA COUTS, AUDREY ANDERSON, BETH PICKFORD, JOAN LENEGHAN, AND BABY EAMON LENEGHAN.

Audio CD - Maliyaan-gaalay ngay = my morning star

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Collection of songs and music performed by the students of St. Joseph?s School.

Inscriptions & Markings

CD

Information File - Action Groups [General], 1993-2012

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Information file containing sundry newspaper articles and correspondence relating to action groups established to protect Victoria Park, High Street, and Willsmere-Chandler Park.

Photograph - black and white - Ballarat Junior Technical School Cricket Team

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

Students of the Cricket Team - Ballarat Junior Technical School If you information about the students/date, please use Comments section below

Inscriptions & Markings

Photographers stamp - 1215 19

Silver Mug

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

EPNS mug, small,

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to Officers Mess - HQ Sqn 4/19 Prince of Wales Light Horse by Lieut F M Daniel. Under base: Goldcraft EPNS A1

Wind Vane - The Copper Ship Finial

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Bronze sculpture fashioned as a Wind Vane in the form of a Galleon style sailing ship with 2 pennants flying and two sails rigged atop with lower cross piece with wind directions N S E W . There is a decorative ornamental pierced scrollwork ferrule / finial with reinforcing chrome steel piping armature at base of main support which attaches to the roof or a base support. See also comments below

Historical information

Installed on the new Mission Building at 717 Flinders St which opened in 1917; Henry Alfred Saw (also known as Harry Saw according to his grandson Brian) worked for a metal-working business located opposite the Trades Hall in Lygon Street and was given the job of making the copper ship finial. The windvane was reinstalled in the 1990s after conservation by sculptor David Hope, noted in Ship to Shore newsletter.

Significance

This sculpture is closely associated with the 1917 building and described in clippings and annual reports when the building was first newly opened.

Information Sheet - Protection Systems for Future Armored Vehicles

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

A two page downloaded document covering the protective systems for armoured vehicles, their advantages and limitations.

Photograph - Colour - Oliphant Plaques, Exterior, Forgandenny church, Perthshire, Scotland, 2017

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Historical information

Forgandenny church, Scotland where the Oliphant family worshipped. Crests can be seen on the church wall.

Book - traveller's year illus. Billee Butler

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed 'Rudolf Himmer, "Woodside", Ferny Creek', Labelled 'Himmer Bequest', Stamped 'Cowes Public Library'.

photograph - Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction-Bypass-Towards Warrandyte Rd 14/10/95

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Bypass From Junction St Looking Towards Warrandyte Rd 14/10/95"

Envelope, Letter & Photograph sent to Harry Hall

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Envelope with hand written address in ink, to H Hall Esq. Postmarked April 1938. Letter hand written in ink dated 30.04.1938 adorned with the Waldorf Historia crest (New York), signed by Irwin. The letter mentions Olive and has a photograph enclosed. Small photograph of ship's deck and two crew inscribed in same ink with "Roy's best Love".

Historical information

This letter and photograph illustrates the broad social circle of Harold and Olive Hall (nee Duncan), who was a member of the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild. The photograph affords a view of a ship's deck, circa 1938.

Significance

This is a photograph of social and historic significance, being part of a sub-collection of material that provides a snapshot of the type of individuals involved in the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild and the activities carried out by that organisation.

Inscriptions & Markings

Waldorf Historia letterhead

Telephone

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8723.1 - Telephone painted black, some rusting and chipped paint.

Inscriptions & Markings

8723.1 - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DMG - No.22 PXA

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