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

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Tools, Hammer, wood metal taper head c1900

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

c1900 Hammer with a wooden handle and metal head The metal head a circular striking edge and a tapered wedge shaped edge

Historical information

Among the early settlers in Moorabbin Shire were blacksmiths who made tools for the other settlers who were establishing the homes, market gardens, farms, orchards and various businesses. Early settlers were self reliant and repaired their own equipment for kitchen,dairy, farm, horses, carts using various tools .

Significance

This hammer is typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900

Wine goblet

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

A silver plate goblet with the donor's name engraved around the base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Major R N Morrison 1979-1990

Silver plate tankard

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Silver plate tankard engraved on side with donor's name.

Historical information

The 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was raised in 1920 as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Citizen Military Forces, with Headquarters at Seymour and depots along the Goulburn Valley from Mansfield to Tocumwal in southern NSW. In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. Upon its return in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion. It was disbanded following the end of the war. 20th Light Horse was the only light horse regiment to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

One of a collection of tankards donated by officers of a citizen soldier regiment in rural Victoria. It is in excellent condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

20th ALH / Officers Mess / presented by / Lieut H McP Austin

Silver plate tankard

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Silver plate tankard engraved on side with donor's name and date.

Historical information

The 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was raised in 1920 as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Citizen Military Forces, with Headquarters at Seymour and depots along the Goulburn Valley from Mansfield to Tocumwal in southern NSW. In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. Upon its return in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion. It was disbanded following the end of the war. 20th Light Horse was the only light horse regiment to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

One of a collection of tankards donated by officers of a citizen soldier regiment in rural Victoria. It is in excellent condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

20th Light Horse Regiment / presented by / Lieut J G Burchall / 16-10-1939

Silver plate tankard

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Silver plate tankard engraved on side with donor's name and date.

Historical information

The 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was raised in 1920 as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Citizen Military Forces, with Headquarters at Seymour and depots along the Goulburn Valley from Mansfield to Tocumwal in southern NSW. In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. Upon its return in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion. It was disbanded following the end of the war. 20th Light Horse was the only light horse regiment to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

One of a collection of tankards donated by officers of a citizen soldier regiment in rural Victoria. It is in excellent condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

20th Light Horse Regiment / presented by / Capt V A McLeish /1936

Silver plate tankard

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Silver plate tankard engraved on side with donor's name and date.

Historical information

The 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was raised in 1920 as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Citizen Military Forces, with Headquarters at Seymour and depots along the Goulburn Valley from Mansfield to Tocumwal in southern NSW. In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. Upon its return in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion. It was disbanded following the end of the war. 20th Light Horse was the only light horse regiment to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

One of a collection of tankards donated by officers of a citizen soldier regiment in rural Victoria. It is in excellent condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

20th Light Horse Regiment / presented by / Major K D McKenzie /1936

Silver plate tankard

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Silver plate tankard engraved on side with donor's name and date.

Historical information

The 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was raised in 1920 as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Citizen Military Forces, with Headquarters at Seymour and depots along the Goulburn Valley from Mansfield to Tocumwal in southern NSW. In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. Upon its return in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion. It was disbanded following the end of the war. 20th Light Horse was the only light horse regiment to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

One of a collection of tankards donated by officers of a citizen soldier regiment in rural Victoria. It is in excellent condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

20th Light Horse Regiment / presented by / Lieut G B Daniel / 16-10-1939

identity Disc - So Kwee Tien Nio

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Round bakelite (brown) disc with hole at top centre. One side plain. Reverse side has four lines of identification (see inscriptions). Used as identification of POW. Contained in a "by air mail" envelope.

Historical information

Identification disc issued to POW's at Australian internment camps during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Line 1: I J F Line 2: (identification number) 50517 Line 3 and 4: (identification name) SO KWEE TIEN NIO Envelope inscription: Internment camp 4 Rushworth - Tatura Group WW2 Identity disc So Kwee Tien Nio Date of birth 15-12-1899 No 4 A Camp Tatura

identity Disc - So Tjeng Leng Hoej

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Round bakelite (brown) disc with hole at top centre. One side plain. Reverse side has four lines of identification (see inscriptions). Used as identification of POW. Contained in a "by air mail" envelope.

Historical information

Identification disc issued to POW's at Australian internment camps during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Line 1: I J Line 2: (identification number) 50518 Line 3 and 4: (identification name) SO TJENG LENG HOEJ Envelope inscription: Internment camp 4 Rushworth - Tatura Group WW2 Identity disc So Tjeng Leng Hoej Date of birth 4-8-1934 No 4 A Camp Tatura

identity Disc - So Tjeng Leng Tjay

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Round bakelite (brown) disc with hole at top centre. One side plain. Reverse side has four lines of identification (see inscriptions). Used as identification of POW. Contained in a "by air mail" envelope.

Historical information

Identification disc issued to POW's at Australian internment camps during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Line 1: I J Line 2: (identification number) 50520 Line 3 and 4: (identification name) SO TJENG LENG TJAY Envelope inscription: Internment camp 4 Rushworth - Tatura Group WW2 Identity disc So Tjeng Leng Tjay Date of birth 6-9-1930 No 4 A Camp Tatura Major Jim Sullivan- courier '98

identity Disc - So Tjeng Leng Boen

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Round bakelite (brown) disc with hole at top centre. One side plain. Reverse side has four lines of identification (see inscriptions). Used as identification of POW. Contained in a "by air mail" envelope.

Historical information

Identification disc issued to POW's at Australian internment camps during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Line 1: I J Line 2: (identification number) 50215 Line 3 and 4: (identification name) SO TJENG LENG BOEN Envelope inscription: Internment camp 4 Rushworth - Tatura Group WW2 Identity disc So Tjeng Leng Boen Date of birth 3-5-1922 No 4 A Camp Tatura

Poster - Subdivision of Township Allotments

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Single sheet of paper, laminated. Advertising land subdivision for sale in the township of Rushworth. Being sold by Martin Cussen and Co, auctioneers for J S Darby. Shows map of land subdivision.

Historical information

Poster depicting the land which was being sold by J S Darby on the 3 December 1890. Auctioneer was Martin Cussen and Co. Map shows location of land.

Architectural Drawing - 16 Myrniong Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 16 Myrniong Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

16 MYRNIONG ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN '91 / WOODARDS -

Architectural Drawing - 10 Myrniong Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 10 Myrniong Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

10 MYRNIONG ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN '87 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 30 Morey Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 30 Morey Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

30 MOREY ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 91 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 29 Morey Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 29 Morey Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

29 MOREY ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 96 / WOODARDS - GLEN IRIS

Architectural Drawing - 21 Morey Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 21 Morey Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

21 MOREY ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 93 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 2/5 Morey Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 2/5 Morey Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

2/5 MOREY ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 99 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 30 Montana Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 30 Montana Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

30 MONTANA ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 25 Montana Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 25 Montana Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

25 MONTANA ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 94 / WOODARDS - GLEN IRIS

Architectural Drawing - 20 Montana Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 20 Montana Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

20 MONTANA ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 94 / WOODARDS - KEW

Architectural Drawing - 40 Mills Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 40 Mills Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

40 MILLS ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 2000 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 31 Mills Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 31 Mills Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

31 MILLS ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 30 Mills Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 30 Mills Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

30 MILLS ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN '89 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 19 Mills Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 19 Mills Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

19 MILLS ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN '91 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 27 Merton Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 27 Merton Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

27 MERTON ST., BURWOOD / WOODARDS - C'WELL / MARGARET PICKEN '89

Architectural Drawing - 2/15 Lithgow Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 2/15 Lithgow Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

2/15 LITHGOW ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 92 / WOODARDS - C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 9 Lithgow Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 9 Lithgow Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

9 LITHGOW ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 97 / WOODARDS - HAWTHORN

Architectural Drawing - 63 Liston Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 63 Liston Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

38 LISTON ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 92 / WOODARDS - GLEN IRIS

Architectural Drawing - 38 Liston Street, Burwood

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing drafting film of 38 Liston Street, Burwood by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

38 LISTON ST., BURWOOD / MARGARET PICKEN - 93 / WOODARDS - GLEN IRIS