Stories Organisations Projects About Login
Catalogue. Share. Discover.
A free collections management system for Victoria’s cultural organisations and a tool for students, researchers and curious minds.

Victorian Collections -

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

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

170504 items

close

170504 items

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 large white paper account with black print and red lines from W.J. Mierisch, grocer and general merchant, to R. Cameron. There is a green duty stamp.

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 the book-keeping of a n 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 hand-written from J. Lamont, tailor and mercer to Mr R. Cameron. It has a yellow duty stamp.

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

account

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A very stained shite paper account with black print and red lines from E. Swan, Orbost Tank Factory, to R. Cameron.

Historical information

E. Swan (of Bairnsdale) purchased the Orbost Tank Factory from Mr E. F. Reynolds. Swan was a tinsmith, coppersmith, plumber, zinc and iron worker who specialised in repairing tanks. 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 and is a useful research tool.

ACCOUNT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN ACCOUNT FOR REPAIR OF SPOUTING AND DOWNPIPE AND GLAZING WINDOWS. REPAIRING ROOF OF WESLEY CHURCH.

Historical information

REPAIRS TO THE WESLEY CHURCH

Account Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Conquest Account book on Doctor's table. Blue cloth cover with brown leather spine

Account Book - Associated Steamship Owners Accounts

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Associated Steamship Owners Accounts

Account book - Account book from Mousley's Store

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Carbon account book with cardboard cover, green spine binding, water damaged

Historical information

Mousley's Store was the first store in Anglesea. It was purchased by C W Drayton.

Significance

Mousley's Store was the only shop in Anglesea River in 1940. Contains details of who purchased goods and what they purchased, also the cost.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Plic Book/for copying letters, invoices etc."

Account book - Warrandyte Lodge No.772 scale of Payments and Schedules

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Blue mottled cardboard covered book( Half of front cover missing) containing scale of payments and members schedule of deductions. 20 pages all used.

Historical information

Used in Ringwood by the Warrandyte Lodge No.772 for nine years

Inscriptions & Markings

Warrandyte Lodge No.772 Appearance Book

Account Book - Borough of Ringwood Accounts Paid - 1925 to 1931.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Borough of Ringwood - Accounts Paid

Historical information

Borough of Ringwood - accounts examined by the Finance Committee and found to be correct and recommended for payment.

Account Book - City of Ringwood Pound Keeper's book - 1968 to 1983.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

City of Ringwood, Pound Keeper's book.

Historical information

City of Ringwood, Pound Keeper's records.

Account Book - Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital - Account Book. 1968-1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account book of the Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital 1968-1992. Foolscap size; 10 money columns. Dark green hard cover with red cloth spine.

Account Book - Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital - Account Book. 1959-1967

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account Book of Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital 1959-1967. Red covered book with thumb index down the right side.

Account Book - Ringwood State School Committee Accounts Book 1961-1968

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account book - Ringwood State School Committee 1961 - 1968. Grey covered foolscap size with grey printing on front. Only one page unused.

Historical information

Used by the Ringwood State School Committee as the Finance A/C, Petty Cash and Domestic A/C book.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Pencraft Account Book. Treble Cash.

Account book - Clocktower Theatre Co.- Income records1972-1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black cardboard covers with red plastic spine binding, white label on front with black printing, money column, 2 quire, series 3 - Clocktower Theatre Company written in ink. 95 pages, several blanks. +Additional Keywords: Clocktower Theatre Company

Historical information

Used by the Clocktower Theatre Co for their income records 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979 and May 1980.

account book

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A bright orange receipt / account book with a blue spine. On the cover in dark blue is "Tudor Recordall COUNTER BOOK" at the top and at the bottom is " No. 51 50's Duplicate flexibound"

Historical information

The Orbost Rifle Club existed in the early 20th century. (There are records from 1900). It folded in the late 1970's.

Significance

Target shooting is one of the oldest organised sports in Australia. Records date back to the British Marines at Sydney Cove in 1788. The Victorian Rifle Association (VRA) was formed in 1860. One of the most important adjuncts to the militia system from 1903 to the re-organisation of 1912 was the role played by the Rifle Club movement in Australia. At the time, these clubs were seen as the reservoir of manpower for a potential guerrilla force should any invasion occur. For Australia, the invasion fear was uppermost in the minds of the population. So important were the rifle clubs for the defence of Australia that the Commonwealth provided the training staff, rifles and ammunition so the clubs could function. Members were drilled, wore uniforms and practised all the basic skills of soldiering as well as target shooting. The Orbost Rifle Club was active during this period.

Inscriptions & Markings

on front cover - handwritten -" Amunition (sic) 1976"

Account Book - El Dorado Red Cross, 1958-1965

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Account book with light blue cover and dark blue text, and handwritten notes inside.

Historical information

Donated to the museum as part of a collection of items relating to the 100th anniversary of El Dorado Red Cross.

Previous page