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

27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Report - NMIT - Achievements/ Developments. 1999, 2000.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

1999: 7 pages of text. 2000: 12 pages of text. Both editions have pale blue cover, stapled in top left corner.

Historical information

These reports give details of achievements and developments in the services offered by the Corporate Services Division and Programs Division of NMIT during 1999 and 2000.

Inscriptions & Markings

2000 edition has a circulation list handwritten on top right of cover.

digital photographs HMAS Ballarat visit to Ballarat - HMAS visit to Ballarat

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital images

Water Bottle

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

Plastic water botle with aluminium cup and cover

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

IMS

Photograph - Untitled [Trestle Bridge, Eltham], Walter Withers

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Bicentennial/Heritage Week Display, "The Eltham Tradition", Eltham Shire Office, 17-22 April 1988

Photograph - The last of the marquees from the Eltham Festival being disassembled viewed from Bridge Street during Bolton Street upgrade, Eltham, 13 November, 2017

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Magazine - Aussie - The Cheerful Monthly

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Magazine of cream colour pages containing stories and sketches

Historical information

After the war, Phillip Harris produced a monthly in Sydney and renamed it 'Aussie: the Cheerful Monthly' from 1920. It built a sizeable circulation and for several years it published the major Australian writers and cartoonists of the day. It set out to sustain the digger culture and defend the rights of the veterans, while also embracing the re-adjustment of returned soldiers into civilian life.

Inscriptions & Markings

No. 14 Aussie, April 15 1920

Folder - Partington family history: compiled by Noel Withers from the Alan Partington collection

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

20-page plastic binder, spiral bound, clear cover. Contains documents relating to the Partington family

Historical information

Contents: Partington Family history: from Lancashire to the unknown; family tree [with corrections]; copies of photographs; obituary of Trevor Partington 2002.

Significance

History of the origins of this Greensborough pioneer family. (2 files)

Inscriptions & Markings

Collected by Greensborough Historical Society. Folder commenced 2012.

Photograph - Proclamation of the City of Ringwood, 19 March, 1960. Governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks (Left), with Ringwood Mayor, Cr. A. Lavis.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, 'Mayor Lavis - Sir Dallas Brooks. Declaration of Ringwood as City - 1960'.

MEDAL SET

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Medals, brass plate mounted, set of (5) re A.G.Bingham. 1. 1939 -45 Star. 2. The Pacific Star. 3. War Medal 1939 -45. 4. Australian Service Medal. 5. Queens Coranation medal 1953

Historical information

Alfred George Bingham enlisted No VX75707 on 21.3.42. His unit on discharge from the AIF was 2/5th Aust General Hospital. Refer 37, 314.2.

Inscriptions & Markings

"VX75707 A.G Bingham"

Illuminated Address - Address to Rt Rev Monsignor Moore

Ballarat Diocesan Historical Commission, Ballarat

Historical information

Illuminated Address to Monsignor Moore on his Golden Jubilee as a priest in 1883. Signed by Ballarat church and civic leaders including Daniel Brophy, I.M. Tappin and Patrick Guerin.

Significance

An example of a Ballarat artist/calligrapher W. Neale Lansley's Illumination and calligraphy.

Digital Photograph - Almhouses, Durham, UK

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Inscriptions & Markings

Hospitale epi Dunelm pro VIII Pauperibus fundat per Joh Episcop A-D-MDCLXVI Bishop Cosin's Almshouses 1666 replacing Bishop Langley's Song and Grammar Schools 1414.

Photograph

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Textile pieces - Hibiscus

RMIT Design Archives, MELBOURNE

A cotton fabric printed with a fluorescent rainbow striped background, and scattered purple hibiscus. Designed for Bush Couture's 'Bush Kids' children's line.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the selvedge: 'Linda Jackson handprint 1989'

Book, Knitting - Sun-glo Knitting Book series 101

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This knitting pattern book was published by the Alexandria Mills, Sydney and contains knitting patterns for womens garments.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sun-glo / KNITTING BOOK / SERIES ONE HUNDRED AND ONE / 6d.

Photograph - Construction of Eltham Community Centre, June 1977

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Three colour photographs: 1. Eltham Community Centre, Pitt Street, looking south 2. Eltham Community Centre, Pitt Street, looking south 3. Eltham Community Centre, Pitt Street, looking north; oregon uprights and mudbrick walls

Gloves

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

One pair of ladies long kid gloves. Two buttons on each glove. Hems are machined, buttonholes and edging are hand finished. Circa 1910.

Historical information

This pair of ladies white kid gloves once belonged to Mrs W N Barnard of Portland, c. 1910.

Significance

These kid gloves are representative of ladies fashion of the early 1900s

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebrations - 1960. Floats in procession'.

Photograph - Paul Burns' bullock team at Pitt Street/Bedford Road railway crossing, 1924.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Bedford Road railway crossing, 1924". Paul Burns' bullock team.

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A coloured photograph in portrait format of a basalt rock ruined structure which has been dug into a hillside with a line of trees in the background.

Historical information

This is a photograph of one of the many stone ruins which can be seen in the Sunbury area and surrounding districts. These ruins are found in varying degrees of structural damage caused by erosion, vegetation growth and vandalism. This is the remains of a bluestone quarry on the 'Oaklands' property at Oaklands Junction.

Folder - Dicksons Station

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Dicksons Station, Yarra Flats, 1850s

1950s Prefects promise

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of certificate mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg file.

Photograph (Steve Hart)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white studio photograph showing a standing Steve Hart.

Inscriptions & Markings

Steve Hart one of the Kelly Gang. Killed in an encounter with the Police at Glenrowan 28 June 1880 (on rear in ink)

Publication - Bee-Keeping. (Beuhne, F. R.) [1913]

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Paper booklet. 11 pages, illustrated

Inscriptions & Markings

Pamphlet published for Victorian Department of Agriculture

Pennant Flag - Australian Yacht Squadron flag

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Mounted triangular pennant style Australian Yacht Squadron flag also known in yachting circles as a burgee. Red, white and blue colours with white star in the middle and Red 'A' on top left. Gilded wooden frame with glazing with three window label inserts. Green rectangular piece of Australia II Spinnaker used to win the America's Cup in 1982. Sticker on back of frame has framers details.

Historical information

National significance. Presented as souvenir by Commodore Mr Andrew M. Cannon AM, of the Australian Yacht Squadron. Date of presentation unknown but commemorates America's Cup victory of Australia II in 1982. Commodore Dacre Smythe , who designed and presented the Naval windows in the MTSV chapel , was also a member of the Squadron.

Significance

A link and souvenir with a significant event in the life of yachtsmen and for the City of Perth and Australia in 1982. The first time in many years that the USA lost this coveted cup and contest.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Commodore Andrew M. Cannon' 'From the Commodore of the Australian Yacht Squadron, Andrew Cannon, To the Mission to Seafarers' 'Piece of Australia II Spinnaker Used to win the America's Cup'

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Newspaper Clipping - Five Life Governor Certificates

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photo and article on Warley Hospital five new Life Governors.

Historical information

Collection of Newspaper clippings from Scrap Book 1960 - 1973

Book - The Admiral's Wife: Mrs Phillip Parker King - a selection of letters, 1817-56 / edited and with an introduction by Dorothy Walsh

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

147 p. : ill., genealogical tables (on lining papers), ports

Significance

Dorothy Rogers was a long-time resident of Kew and a well-regarded historian and author. Her research, articles and publications are found in local collections including the Kew library, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia. She is perhaps best remembered for her local history publications and articles culminating in her book ‘The History of Kew’. The Dorothy Rogers Collection, held the Kew Historical Society includes her professional library, her working and finished manuscripts, as well as an extensive collection of photographs and ephemera that she either inherited or collected.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by the author: Dorothy Butler Walsh

Book - Adam Lindsay Gordon's Australian Poems- Edited by Charle R Long M.A.-President Gordon Memorial Committee-Whitcombe and Tombs Limited

Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee ,

Banner

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Printed calico banner with image of Port Fairy Post Office with red edge

Historical information

Used for centenary celebrations of Port fairy Post Office at corner of Sackville Street and Cox Streets

Inscriptions & Markings

100 years + Post Office Logo

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