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The McIntyre Family

8 Sep 2017

The McIntyre brothers came home from World War I and with them they brought stories and objects that reflect their experiences during the war.

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Abbey Martin, Year 11, Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy

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Book - Plumbing Exams and Drawings

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

Untitled

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Framed landscape by Jean Sutherland.

Historical information

Jean SUTHERLAND (06 June 1902-July 1978 Born Melbourne, Victoria

Photograph - Colour - Ludbrook House, Lydiard Street, Ballarat, 2016

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Trades Hall Plaque, 2016

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Inscriptions & Markings

Ballarat Trades Hall is registered by the Heritage Council of Victoria Designed by the Ballarat architects James and Piper, built in 1887-8, and continuously used since then as a meeting place and offices for Ballarat's trade unios, this grand Victorian Mannerist style bilding reflects the rowing status of organised labour in Victoria Victorian Heritage Register Number H0657

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Trades Hall Plaque, 2016

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Inscriptions & Markings

Ballarat Unionists and Supporters met here on 15th Pctpber 2012 and celebrated the laying of the Trades Hall Foundation Stone 125 Years Previously President Secretary Brett Edgington Paul Clempson

Photograph - Colour - Australian Natives Association Ballarat Foundation Stone, 2016

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Natives Association Ballarat Branch No. 4 Foundded 1874 This stone was laid by Victor L. Ginn Esq Chief President March 17th 1925.

Photograph - Colour - Nevett Wilkinson Frawley, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, 2016

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph - Colour - Hoskin's Ointment

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Inscriptions & Markings

Hoskin's ointment for blight, inflammation, ad all other affections of the eyes. Sole Agents Cornell and King 47 Bridge St Ballarat.

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth - blocked - mechanical digger

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth - double channel post flood

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth - panorama

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth - panorama

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth - panorama

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth after the flood

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth in flood - waters receeding

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth in flood as the waters receed

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth reef exposed after flood

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth in flood

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked - artificial channel - sand falling in

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked - artificial channel

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked - artificial channel

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked - channel digger

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hooded Plovers on the shoreline

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hooded Plovers on the beach

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photographs - Hooded Plovers Flying, Killarney Beach, 2015

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph of Hooded Plovers flying at Killarney Beach, Victoria.

Book - Ballarat School of Mines Rough Minute Book

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

Grren hard covered handwritten rough minute book.

Book - Ballarat Girls Junior Technical School Report

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

Black Cover with red spine. Hand written onto lined pages. Typed report, with empty pages in the book.

Book - Ballarat School of Mines Geological Department Monthly Reports, 1901-1908

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

Card Cover with red spine. Hand written onto lined pages.

Dish - Souvenir Dish

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is an oval-shaped china dish with fluted sides and a fluted edge and gold paint around the edge. The gold edging is partly worn off. The dish is white with a multi-coloured image set into the base of the dish. There is a crack on one side of the dish. On the base of the dish is a crown symbol and details of the manufacturer.

Historical information

This item is one that was sold to tourists in Warrnambool in the mid to late 20th century. The dish has been mass produced in England and the image of Shelly Beach in Warrnambool added later, probably in Australia. As it is a Royal Stafford china piece it would have been a relatively costly item. It could have been bought for use in the buyer’s home or as a present for another person. Souvenir dishes such as this one have been popular souvenir items for tourists for over 100 years. Warrnambool, as a coastal location, has always been a tourist town and it remains today an important industry for the city.

Significance

This dish is of interest as an example of the items sold to tourists in the mid 20th century. It will be useful for display.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Shelly Beach, Warrnambool, Victoria’ “Royal Stafford China Made in England”

Book - Art/Sculpture Scrap Book

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

Green cloth coverd scrapbook wth photographic images from antiquity glued onto the pages.

Household - Hat Pin Holder

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a silver-coloured metal stand with a round base with impressed patterns on the top and a central raised oval section containing a circular spike. Near the top of the spike is a circular-shaped piece of metal in a fretwork pattern. This fretwork has been welded on and has space to insert several hat pins

Historical information

This hat pin stand would have been a common object in a woman’s bedroom in the past, especially about the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century when women wore large hats and they needed large pins to hold them in place.

Significance

This hat pin holder has no known local provenance but it is kept as a memento of the past and will be useful for display.

Household - Glass Dish

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a small oval-shaped glass dish. The base is made of plain glass but the sides are patterned with plain glass interspersed with ridged glass.

Historical information

This glass dish would probably have been used at the dining table to hold salt, mustard or another condiment. Or it could have been used in an office to hold small pins etc. or it could have held a flower or flowers but it is a little shallow for this purpose.

Significance

This item has no known local provenance but is retained for display purposes as an item more likely to have been used in past days.

Book - Modern Architectural Sculpture, 1930

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

Green cloth hard covered book of 160 full page photo plates.

Historical information

This book was often borrowed by Neville Bunning.

Household item - Sulphur Fumigator Cubes (boxed)

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a square cardboard box with no lid. The box is brown with orange, red and black printing. The box contains three cubes of sulphur fumigators. There should be four but one cube is missing. The cubes are square-shaped with beige-coloured sides and yellow tops. The tops have raised sections which serve as wicks.

Historical information

These sulphur fumigator cubes were used in the past to fumigate areas in such places as hospitals, plant nurseries, farms and homes. The cube was placed in a tin containing soil and the top wick was set alight and the cube would burn overnight and kill off insects, mites and germs. One cube was sufficient for a room six feet square.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Light This’ ‘Johnson’s Sulphur Fumigator prepared by Johnson & Johnson, Manufacturing Chemists’

Booklet - Cours de Metallurgie

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

Brown cloth covered book with black leather spine, with many drawings.

Household - Tin opener

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a cast iron tin opener with a cutting blade attached to a piece of metal with a screw. The metal handle curves out from the metal piece holding the blade. The opener is a little rusty in parts. The name ‘Guard ’ is on both sides of the handle in raised metal letters.

Historical information

Commercial tin openers first appeared in the mid 19th century and this model dates from the early 20th century. An improved version when a second serrated wheel was added came into operation about the mid 1920s. Tins (now cans) of food with sealed tops became popular in the 20th century and all households needed a tin opener. Today the can opener is still used but increasingly the can lids have an inbuilt clip that is pulled out to open the can.

Significance

This tin opener has no known local provenance but it is retained as an early model of a tin opener from the past. It will be useful for display.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Guard’

Book - La Sculoture Decoratice Moderne, 1925

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

Green cloth hardcoved book with black leather spine. 32 black and white prints showing examples of modern wood and sotne carving, all by named people.

Newspaper - The Courier

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

1 Courier - full edition 104 pages 12 pages of Courier - installation of the University of Ballarat Chancellor

Inscriptions & Markings

Uni installs Chancellor

Household - Candle mould

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a mould with a rectangular base and six cylindrical hollow columns with pointed ends affixed to the mould base. The columns are topped by a rectangular metal tray with the openings of the columns in the base of the tray. There is a metal clip attached to one end of the tray. The mould is very rusty

Historical information

This candle mould was used in the past to make six candles. Molten wax or tallow, together with a central thread or cotton, were poured into the columns and when set were removed from the moulds. Until the advent of electricity in the 1920s in Warrnambool, candles, lanterns and lamps were an important source of lighting in homes. Few homes had gas lighting. Many householders made their own candles from waste fat etc.

Significance

This mould is retained as an example of the way householders in the past made their own candles to assist lighting in the home.

Attesation Forms Etc.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Inscriptions & Markings

Enlistment Form 21/01/1945 Attestation Form For Special Services 02/07/1945 3xService & casualty forms 5/07/1945- 29/11/1946 1 x Determination of Demobilization priority - 18/11/1946 Proceeding for Discharge 2/12/1946

Household - Tea tin

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a metal container, rectangular in shape. It originally held tea. The sides of the tin have painted lettering regarding the contents and the supplier. This paint was originally in yellow, blue and brown tonings. The lid is round and slots into the rounded opening. The tin has been re-painted in a silver colour on the top and inside. The tin, especially the lettering on the sides, is much rusted and in some places the words are illegible. A small hole has been pierced in the top of the tin

Historical information

This tin comes from the Melbourne firm of Rolfe and Co. and would have held tea. Rolfe & Co. was established by George Rolfe (Senior) in 1854 as a wholesale wine, spirit and provisions business. George Rolfe was a member of the Upper House of the Victorian Government from 1860 to 1862 and in 1867. He died in 1871 and his son, also George, succeeded him as the managing director of the business. This George Rolfe (1837-1919) came to Australia with his family in 1849 and lived first in South Australia and then came to Melbourne, joining his father’s business, George Rolfe was a keen farmer and fisherman and after holidaying in Warrnambool for some time, bought, in the early 1870s, the property at the mouth of the Hopkins River which he named Lyndoch after the town in South Australia. He came frequently to Warrnambool. He later extended his farming interests which included the properties of Fairy Hill and Shipley. George Rolfe married Jane Ann Lake in 1891 and the Lyndoch property passed to two of his stepdaughters. Today the Rolfe property is the site of an aged care facility. The business of Rolfe & Co. continued well into the 20th century.

Significance

This tin is of great interest as a memento of George Rolfe of Lyndoch, Warrnambool and his Melbourne business, Rolfe & Co. George Rolfe was a prominent person in the Warrnambool district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Rolfe’s Tea’ ‘Rolfe & Co. Ltd 300 King Street Melbourne’

Newspaper - Campus - Higher Education News

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

Volume 2, number 35 24 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Campus Review Weekly Ballarat College ready to take the big step

Text - Victorian Association of Braille Writers twenty-fourth annual report 1917-18

Vision Australia,

24 pages

Historical information

Annual report of the Victorian Braille Writers Association. Articles in the annual report include: List of VABW Patrons president, vice presidents, treasurer, librarian, auditors, committee, book selecting committee and life Governors. Report from the 24th AGM, plus a call for donations and subscriptions from Members and the Public. List of work (number of volumes) done by transcribers to end of March, 1918. This year saw the purchase of the property in Commercial Road South Yarra with the aim of developing a purpose-built library. The money to purchase the property was donated by the Edward Wilson Trust. The last page of the report features a poem entitled "Just Give Them a Chance", composed by a blind child in America.

Register - Ballarat School of Mines Enrolment Register, 1891-1898

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

Large register of enrolments at the Ballarat School of Mines. The register is missing its cover.

Text - Victorian Association of Braille Writers twenty-first annual report 1914-15

Vision Australia,

16 pages

Historical information

Annual report of the Victorian Braille Writers Association. Articles in the annual report include: List of VABW Patrons president, vice presidents, treasurer, librarian, auditors, committee, book selecting committee and life Governors. Report from the 21st AGM, plus a call for donations and subscriptions from Members and the Public. List of work (number of volumes) done by transcribers to end of March, 1915.

Newspaper - supplement - The Courier - Your Tertiary Institution

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

Supplement to the Ballarat Courier 8 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

History repeated as BCAE becomes BUC

Book - Raccolta de Cento Tavole, 1804

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

Large book, without cover, with copperplate engraved plated. A collection of 100 plates representing religios, civil and military costume of ancient Egypt, Etruscan, Greek and Roman drawings on all the ancient monuments for use of teachers of art. Designed and cut in copper by Lorenzo Roccheggiani. Includes terminology and index.

Historical information

This book was part of the Ballarat Technical Art School Library.