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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

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Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Newsletter Articles Memorabilia - 1989 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Newsletter - A Horse, A Horse

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 by Sue Townsend directed by Doug Bennett

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Review Poster Article - Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company)

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley directed by Gordon Dunlop

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Articles - Macbeth by William Shakespeare directed by Alice Bugge

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles Special Events - Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring directed by Robert Tuttleby

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster - Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade directed by Joan Moriarty

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Poster Articles Memorabilia - The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens directed by Doug Bennett

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photograph - Black and White - The Davis Family

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

Back L-R: Francis Gordon Davis 1899-1919, Alfred Ernest Davis 1891-1968, Herbert Arthur Davis 1892-1964, Edward Henry Davis 1896-1958 Front L-R: Violet Isabel Davis 1894-1962, Alfred Ernest Davis 1858-1933 Copied courtesy of the Davis Family.

Historical information

Francis Gordon Davis is the only student from the Ballarat Junior Technical School who died during World War One.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of the Rev. John Blakemore.

Historical information

John Blakemore (1908 - 2000). Born at Pelsall, Staffordshire. Became a local preacher at the age of 18. Arrived in Australia in 1926. Accepted as a Home Missionary and served at Ultima, Willaura, Piangil and Moulamein. Studied at Otira and at Queen's College. Whilst studying he was sent to St. George's Rd Northcote, where he met his wife. Returned to England for two years, where he served as a probationer. Returned to Australia in 1937 and was ordained into the Methodist Church. He served at Merbein, Shepparton, Newstead, Numurkah, Maffra, East Ivanhoe, Bentleigh, and Oakleigh. Between 1941 and 1944 he was a chaplain in the A.I.F.

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made muslin applique Fichu. Muslin appliqued onto machine made net using machine chain stitch.

Flemish Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Flemish lace edging attached to a piece of black fabric.

Historical information

This lace is similar in appearance to Genoese collar laces but the thread is much finer and the lace softer. At the time it would have been an expensive fashionable lace trimming. This particular piece was borrowed and used as an illustration in Pat Earnshaw's book "The identification of Lace"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia toned head and shoulders studio portrait of Matthew Burnett in three quarter profile.

Historical information

Matthew Burnett (1839 - 1896). Wesleyan temperance evangelist. Born in Yorkshire, came to Australia in 1857 with his wife Sarah Gibson. He spent the years 1864 to 1867 on the goldfields evangelising against drink and securing temperance pledges. Sarah Burnett died in 1871 and Matthew returned to England in 1873, meeting leading temperance reformers. He returned to Australia in the mid-1870s. He went to South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand as a temperance campaigner, and claimed to have received pledges from 140,000 people. He returned to England in 1890 and died at Scarborough in 1896.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Yours faithfully Matthew Burnett"

Machine embroidered net

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine embroidered net lace. Wide band.

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made "Chemical" lace edging. Cotton thread embroidered onto a base fabric which is later dissolved away.

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made lace "Chemical" oval lace motif. Cotton thread embroidered onto a base fabric which is later dissolved away.

Program Poster Articles Memorabilia Special Events - Morning Departure by Kenneth Woolard

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of the Rev. David Mills, his wife Wendy and their two children Lindy and Joe, taken outdoors.

Historical information

Rev David Mills was ordained in 1982, minister at Beeac-Cressey-Rokewood 1983 - 1984, Principal of Tupou College Tonga 1985 - 1990, Bendigo East 1990 - 1997, Brunswick from 1998.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Colour photograph of the Rev. David Mills, his wife Wendy and their two children Lindy and Joe, taken outdoors.

Historical information

Rev David Mills was ordained in 1982, minister at Beeac-Cressey-Rokewood 1983 - 1984, Principal of Tupou College Tonga 1985 - 1990, Bendigo East 1990 - 1997, Brunswick from 1998.

Program Review Articles - Alias Jimmy Valentine by Paul Armstrong

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Photos Review Poster Articles - Lace On Her Petticoat by Aimee Stuart

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Special Events - Payment on Account by Ronald Adams

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Review Articles - This Happy Breed by Noel Coward

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Review Articles - Without The Prince by Phillip King

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company

Headgear Pugaree

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki Pugaree

Headgear Camo net

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki net to go over Brodie Pattern WW2 Tin Helmet.

Document Canteen Order

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

WW2 Canteen Order - Australian Defence Canteens Service Value Five Shillings Issued at Healesville Post Office V108878

Historical information

Sent to an Australian soldier serving in the Middle East in WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

Sent to VX5414 C. L. Cowley 22nd May 1941. Sent by Mrs E. A. Humphries C/O N. L. Taylor.

Photograph, Black and White

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black and white photo of a WW1 Soldier wearing peaked cap and Light Horse style bandolier. Photo hand touched up.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Framed Object Certificates

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

WW1 Certificate of appreciation from Shire of Walpeny Multi coloured.

Inscriptions & Markings

Given to Driver C.W.Knight March 10th 1920. Honour the Brave scroll.

Headgear Hot weather Field Cap

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki peaked cap. US PATTERN.

Inscriptions & Markings

06 - 105 DSA 100 3717 5405 007 - 5744

Headgear RAAF Forage Cap

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Navy Blue Forage Cap no badge

Inscriptions & Markings

V 330 1944 A ^ F

Untitled

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Uniform Artillery Footwear

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki Felt shoes with one plastic button for use in Ammunition Magazine.

Uniform Artillery Footwear

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki felt overshoes for use in ammunition magazine. Single plastic button

Headgear Bush Hat

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Green / Khaki floppy Bush or Giggle Hat

Inscriptions & Markings

A 1970 8405 66 021 3025

Headgear Beret

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black Beret with brass and white metal badge. Southern Rhodesia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Named inside "Cross"

Headgear Beret RAR

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black wool beret with ribbon complete with Infantry Badge Kings Crown.

Headgear Cap Private purchase

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black cap with gold trim. Purchased as a souvenir.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nui Dat South Vietnam Floral leaves on peak

Document Memorial Scroll

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

WW1 Memorial Scroll sent to the family of George Thom South African Infantry after his death on service. Mounted in a plastic frame.

Historical information

Scroll was donated to th Ringwood RSL with George Thom's medals.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pte. George Thom 4 Bn. S. African Inf. written on scroll\in red ink.

Photos - Cinderella

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Adapted, produced and acted by members of the HTC Youth Group, Heidelberg Theatre Company Youth Workshop, The group was formed under the umbrella of the Heidelberg Theatre Company. A Saturday morning Acting Workshop for children aged 7 to 14 years was organised and run by Alice Bugge at the Theatre and a production was mounted bi-annually under her direction.from the 1980s until 2001.

Program PhotosReview Newsletter Poster - The Mystery of Edwin Drood - book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Kindertransport a child's journey by Dianne Samuels

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Significance

Artistic aesthetic social significance for the members, subscribers and audience of the Heidelberg Theatre Company

Program, Photos, Newsletter - The Patrick Pearse Motel by Hugh Leonar

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Newspaper Clipping - Young scientist jumps into great national award

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The stars are the limit for young science aficionado Selby Thompson. The Grade 3 student at Montmorency Primary School won $60 and was awarded with a medal in the 2018 Science Talent Search for his research into experimenting the limits of a person's ability to jump.

Newspaper Clipping - News that shaped 2018

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

It's been a newsy 12 months and Diamond Valley Leader has been there every step of the way. We take a look at what happened throughout the year.

Newspaper Clipping - Worry drivers dicing with death

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Neighbours in a Greensborough street fear lives will be lost if nothing is done to stop reckless drivers speeding past their homes.

Newspaper Clipping - Cafe operator caught out

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The operator of a Greensborough cafe, Delganti, has been hit with a $140,000 fine after paying workers as little as $12 an hour.

Newspaper Clipping - Ex-teacher avoids prison

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A former Greensborough teacher has avoided jail for a series of historical sex acts with a 14 year old boy that were labelled a "grave breach of trust".

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