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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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accessories -bows

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two hand-made bows - accessories for a dress or blouse. 2483.14 is a yellow/gold colour made of satin or rayon. It is a bow with a long hanging tail. 2483.15 consists of 4 strips of green, red and black material gathered together with a safety pin.

Historical information

These bows would have been attached to either the front of a blouse or back of a long dress as an accessory to change an outfit or give it style. It was probably worn by Mrs Whiteman and passed on to her daughter Marjorie Burton.

Significance

This item is an example of a handcrafted item and reflects the handcraft skills of women in the first half of the twentieth century.

Accessory

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

'Tennis Ball Caddy'. Ball-holding bracket for wear during tennis play. Holds five balls and is intended to be worn around the waist. Materials: Cardboard, Ink, Plastic, Synthetic material, Paper

Accessory box for a No 6 Director Mk I

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

Leather accessory box with shoulder strap and metal buckles. Flip open lid.

Historical information

Possibly related to the range-finding equipment sent from England for dismantling during the 1940s so University of Melbourne Physics staff could develop their own equipment. Related to object 463.1

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed in lid: 'CASE NO 6 DETECTOR MK 1 / COOKE, TROUGHTON & SIMMS, LTD / 9 / 22 / A.F.A' and broad arrow symbol.

Accessory Purse

Kyneton Museum, Kyneton

Small black pouch shaped drawstring purse Woven with ribbed effect and pink and green chevron stripes Metal ring gathers top and two metal rods and linked chain handles

Historical information

Collection item from Kyneton Museum

Accident outside Gears Chemist

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Historical information

This photograph is from the Max Harris Collection held by the Ballaraat Mechanics' Institute. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Accordion

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

A Mezon button accordion with a tan coloured canite carrying case with red lining. it has 3 bass valves and 10 treble valves.

Inscriptions & Markings

Instrument has Menzon Accordion Lyons Bourke St Melbourne, Made in Saxony

Accordion - Regal Melodeon Accordion

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Accordion; wooden frame with black leather bellows, maker's name Regal Melodeon, Made in Germany. Has pressed metal corners with pictures of a bugle with the word sport in the centre.

Accordion

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Mezon Accordion manufactured for Lyons, Melbourne. Made in Saxony. Has nameplate on front "T H Betts". Accordion in wooden box with red interior. Two clips on front. Lock cover loose. Thin wire handle on top. Length 13½" x 7¼" x 12½"

Inscriptions & Markings

Has nameplate on front "T H Betts"

Accordion

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and tan button accordion played on the S.S.Casino

Historical information

Believed to have been played in the saloon of the S.S.Casino

Inscriptions & Markings

Initials "W" and "D" Scratched onto handle

Accordion - Meteor Accordion

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black and silver box accordion Meteor Accordion, registered, made in Germany

Accordion - Kalbe's Imperial Accordion

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black and silver accordion The names "Victoria the Good" and "Edward VII" are printed above the brand name "Kalbe's Imperial, Gold Medal Melbourne". There are pictures of Edward VII and Queen Victoria on either side of the instrument.

Accordion

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Accordion made of black wood with silver painted anchors; the end of box has come away from the actual body, there are also six keys missing, the condition is poor. Name painted in silver on box "Fabrik Marke"

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with red lines and black print. Details are hand-written. It is from Carl Drevermann, Furnishings and General Ironmongers, to R. Cameron.

Historical information

Mr Carl Otto (Clyde) Drevermann was born at Lucknow and worked in various parts of Victoria before coming to Orbost in about 1902. In July 1902 he entered into partnership with Mr Edward Fisher Reynolds and the ironmongery, hardware and tinsmithing business was carried on by the new firm as Drevermann and Reynolds. In about 1905 Mr Drevermann assumed proprietorship and the tinsmith and plumbing section of the business was sold off to Mr Edward Swan. The ironmongery, hardware and timber business was known as Carl Dreverman & Co until 1917 when it was changed to Orbost Hardware and Timber Co. This shop had a row of nails on the window sill to prevent people sitting on the ledge. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an early 20th century Orbost business and is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print. It has a green duty stamp on the front and is from Dr James Kerr M.B.C.M. to R. Cameron. The form has been filled in by hand.

Historical information

Dr James Kerr practised medicine in Orbost from 1889 -1928. He was the first doctor to settle in Orbost. He served the Orbost community for 40 years travelling everywhere on horseback. He married Hilda Constance Temple in Orbost on November 30, 1893. On April 29th 1931, three glass windows were dedicated to "Dr James Kerr. Beloved Physician of Orbost" in St James Church of England , Orbost. ( Ref Orbost Hospital, History, Personalities and Stories by Margaret Hollands) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

Dr James Kerr was the first doctor to settle in Orbost. He was an integral part of the Orbost community for over 40 years. Robert Pullar Cameron was a councillor on the Orbost Shire Council for many years.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with blue lines and black ink . It has a pink receipt attached as well as a yellow duty stamp. It is from W. Cumming, butcher, to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex. William Cumming was a prominent Orbost identity. He was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 1866 the son of William Cumming and Mary Ann Montgomery. He came to Australia, aged 28, and to Orbost in 1890. He farmed at Bete Bolong and during WW1 ran a butcher's shop on his farm. He was a shire councillor and served as a South Riding representative for 38 years. He was a keen Newmerella football supporter, a member of the Orbost Bowling Club as well as a director of the Orbost Butter Factory. Cumming was married to Ellen Louise Mundy and had four children ( Harold, Mary, William and Gordon).

Significance

This item is an example of a hand-written account for a local early 20th century business in Orbost. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print, red lines and handwritten pencil information. It has a yellow duty stamp and a large pink receipt sticker.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex. Peter Kerr bought the butchery from William Cumming in 1921.

Significance

This is an example of a hand-written account from an early Orbost business and is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Historical information

This account was sent fro H. James & Co to Robert Pullar Cameron. Henry James (1860-1932) was a well-known identity in the Orbost district. He was a stock agent and auctioneer who helped to establish the seed bean industry in Orbost. He was the second secretary of the Snowy River Shipping Co. as well as a shire councillor and prominent member of MUIOOF. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

Henry James (1860-1932) was a well-known identity in the Orbost district. This item is an example of a hand-written document used by an early Orbost business. It is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

Two white paper accounts , red lines and black print. It is from H. James & CO - Freighters to R. Cameron.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with blue print, red lines. At top left is a blue illustration of a horse. The account is from H. Wehner, General Blacksmith and Wheelwright to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

Herman Wehner, had learned his trade as a blacksmith and coach builder in Germany before coming to Australia in about 1884. After working for some time in Melbourne and at Wallan he came to Orbost in 1889 and bought John William Borland‟s wheelwright and blacksmithing business in Nicholson Street. At the time there were two blacksmithing and wheelwright businesses in Orbost, the other one, also in Nicholson Street, was owned by Mr John Russell. (ref, John Phillips Newsletter July 2015) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

The Wehner family is/ was a prominent family in Orbost from the late 19th century. Herman Wehner founded Wehner's Blacksmith's at Orbost in 1889. Oswald Wehner began working in 1910 with his father. In 1947 Ossie's son Tom started blacksmithing, retiring in 1991 and closing the business, The building remains in Nicholson Street. This item is an example of book-keeping in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with red lines, hand-written black print. There is a yellow duty stamp and a green receipt from A.S. Saunders, Drapers, Grocer and Ironmonger, to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Saunders General Store was opened in 1900, overlapping part of the Mensland and Coultons stores. It was called "The ―Melbourne Store" which referred to it being a branch of their Melbourne store.The shop was burnt down in the early 1930‘s. Arthur Scott Saunders was born in 1864 and died 3-12-1913 (49) in Orbost. He was the son of Thomas Frederick Saunders and Lucy Beard Scott. He was a Storekeeper at Orbost, a member of the early Show Committees, a Rechabite in 1893, and was a member of the Board of Guardians of the Church of England from 1894 to 1913 where he served as secretary and treasurer of the Board. He was married to Agnes Louisa Stuart Morris. She sold the business in 1919 to Mr J. H. V. Dale and left Orbost with her two daughters for East Malvern in April 1927. ( more info. on the Saunders family in In Times Gone By by Deborah Hall; Orbost & District Historical Society Newsletter by John Phillips) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of a hand-written account from an Orbost business of the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print and green lines for Luckin Bros, Cartage Conbtractors & General Carriers to R. Cameron. It is headed "Eastern Transport Services".

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This document is an example of early book keeping records and is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back left hand corner -"Cheque Corner......."

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print, blue ;lines and an illustration of cattle in the top left hand corner. It has a yellow duty stamp and is from William Haycox, butche,r to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

William Haycox was a wholesale and retail butcher who was a cash buyer of hides, sheepskins and tallow. The Haycox Butcher shop was near the Club Hotel. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book keeping in the early 20th century. It is from a business in Orbost and is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back -"Penalty McColl..."

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print and blue lines. It is from A. Macarthur & Co. to R.P. Cameron and has a yellow duty stamp on the front.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of hand-written book-keeping at an early 20th century Orbost business. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small white paper account with black print with a red number 45 at the bottom. It is from Rothberg & Hansen, General Drapers.

Significance

This item is an example of book keeping in a 1920's Orbost business.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print and red lines. It is a hand-written account to R.P. Cameron from Tomlinson & Gall, general grocers and provision merchants in Orbost.

Historical information

Tomlinson & Gall were general grocers and provision merchants in Nicholson Street, Orbost. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book-keeping for a business in Orbost in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small paper account, black print and blue writing. At the top are illustrations of two young girls with an advertisement for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy between them. The account is from A.J. Royce & Co. to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

A. J. Royce & Co. were general merchants in Orbost. Royce's was essentially a bakery in Nicholson Street on the site of the present supermarket. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the hand-written book-keeping of an early 20th century business in Orbost. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A large white paper account with blue lines and handwritten black text from H. Baughurst to R.P. Cameron. There is a pink receipt with a yellow duty stamp from Baughurst & Hefford.

Historical information

In 1924 Harry Baughurst, a returned WW1 soldier, in partnership with Mr Hefford, purchased a grocery and ironmonger business in Orbost. It was situated on the corner of Nicholson and Tarra Streets, Orbost. When Mr Hefford left the district two years later , Harry Baughurst purchased and managed the business. In 1927 Baughurst formed a partnership with Robert Gall And Herbert & Co.to form the United Bread Supply Company so that they could purchase flours etc in bulk and therefore sell bread products more cheaply.

Significance

This item is an exam ple of the book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with blue lines and black text. There is an orange duty stamp. It is from Orbost Motor & Engineering Works to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

Orbost Motor Works was in McLeod Street, Orbost behind the Club Hotel. It was a dealer for Dodge cars and trucks. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping used by an Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print and red lines.It is from Winchester & Rodwell, Engineering & Motor Works to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Winchester & Rodwell was an engineering and motor works opposite the Commonwealth Hotel in Orbost. It was the service station for General Motors products as well as the official R.A.C.V. service station. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper account with black print, blue lines and an illustration of an old car in the top left corner. It has a blue receipt attached for W.A. Matthews & Sons General Motor Engineers to R. Cameron.

Historical information

Matthews and Sons' Snowy River Garage was situated in Nicholson Street Orbost. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book-keeping in Orbost in the early 20th century and is a useful research tool.

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A light blue paper account with dark blue print from The Snowy River Mail, Newspaper and General Printing to R. Cameron.

Historical information

Previously published as The Snowy River mail and Tambo and Croajingolong gazette from 1890 to 1911. The Gippsland Courier merged with the Snowy River Mail when proprietor Lachlan Ross moved to Orbost in 1910. In 1999 the paper was acquired by the Yeates family when the Hollins family retired from the newspapers business. The paper is still being produced by the fourth generation of the Yeates family as part of East Gippsland Newspapers. They also produce the Bairnsdale Advertiser, the East Gippsland News and the Lakes Post and the yearly publications East Gippsland Visitor Guide and the Great Alpine Road Touring Guide. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the early book-keeping of the Snowy River Mail newspaper and is a useful research tool.

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