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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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Munition, Calibre 0.762 mm

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Examples of the standard 0.762 mm x 51 mm ammunition used by the Australian Military Forces, based on the NATO standard. These four cartridges are incomplete and are joined by stamped spring steel, matte black painted, clips used to make a continuous belt of ammunition for the L2A2 automatic general purpose machine gun (GPMG) used by the Australian Military Forces from the early 1960 through to the 1980 period. These cartridges are stamped '83' and were manufactured by Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel. note: these are used rounds and are rendered 'inert' in accordance with RSL Victoria display guidelines.

Munition, Calibre 0.762 mm

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Examples of the standard 0.762 mm x 51 mm ammunition used by the Australian Military Forces, based on the NATO standard. These two cartridges are complete and are held in a stamped spring steel, matte black painted, charge clip used to load the magazine of the L1A1 and L2A1 semi-automatic self loading rifles (SLR) used by the Australian Military Forces from the early 1960 through to the 1980 period. These cartridges were manufactured at the Munitions Factory, Footscray, Victoria. One is marked 1969 and the other 1972. note: these are used rounds and are rendered 'inert' in accordance with RSL Victoria display guidelines.

Postal Order: Fraser to Fraser

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (ten pounds) sent from William Fraser in Tarnagulla to Elizabeth Jane Fraser in Camborne, Cornwall, England.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. William Fraser was a well-known mining identity in Tarnagulla.

Postal Order: Rodgers to Rodgers

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (three pounds) sent from Mrs Rodgers to Fanny Rodgers in Maldon.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office.

Postal Order: Kiely to ______

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (seven pounds, 12 shillings and 6 pence) sent from Mortimer Kiely in Tarnagulla to H. M. Chowsell (? difficult to dechiper) in Sandhurst.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office.

Document, magazine - Casualties : The offical magazine of the 2/3 C.C.S.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A magazine containing black and white articles, photos and drawing from World War Two. Maroon cover and 36 cream pages with black text. Issue No 4 September 1942.

Historical information

A magazine published during World War Two for the troops. It contains black and white photos and articles about the war. It is 36 pages long. The 2/3 CCS is a casualty clearing station that worked in the middle east, in particular Beirut.

Significance

Photos and articles from World War Two that would have been significant to the legatees as they were all returned servicemen.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on title page 'J__ Gillespie' in blue ink.

Postal Order: Randall to O'Grady

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (two pounds, 14 shillings and 6 pence) sent from Charles E. Randall in Tarnagulla to M. O'Grady Esq. in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Randall was Tarnagulla's Town Clerk.

Postal Order: Livermore to Livermore

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (five pounds) sent from Thomas Livermore in Tarnagulla to Thomas Livermore in Cambridge, England.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office.

Money Belt

Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum, North Geelong

White Money Belt

Historical information

it is suggested that white is a summer version of the money belt with a matching blue winter money belt visible at 1257. The swapping uniforms suggests that the belts were used for business as opposed to individual use.

Photographs - Councillors - Shire of Whittlesea Councillor PA Fennell Shire President 1981-1982

City of Whittlesea, South Morang

Bridge Construction 1927

Peterborough History Group, Peterborough

Series of 9 photographs showing the progress of the construction of the bridge over the Curdies River in 1927

Historical information

The bridge over the Curdies River was constructed using funds raised by the Peterborough residents. The bridge was important to allow ease of access rather than having to cross using a boat.

Significance

Bridge provided important access to the area.

Inscriptions & Markings

Several of the photographs have handwritten dates, from June 1927 to November 1927

Peterborough Bridge

Peterborough History Group, Peterborough

Official timetable of the opening of the new bridge in 1987. 2 A4 pages with a view of the old and new bridges, describing the construction of both.

Historical information

Printed to celebrate the official opening of the new bridge in 1987.

Significance

The bridge across he river is a major access point and the old bridge had become decrepit and the construction of the new bridge was important. The official opening was a significant event.

Putting competition, Peterborough House

Peterborough History Group, Peterborough

Copy of a photo apparently printed in a magazine or newspaper depicting a lady putting, with a crowd of spectators. Caption reads "Approach and putting competition, James Irvine's Peterborough House, Peterborough, c1919. PHoto courtesy of Mles Breton of Peterborough

Historical information

Depicts leisure activity of he time. Also interesting to note that the photograph was taken by Myles Breton, a member of a local family

Significance

The Peterborough Hotel (Peterborough House) was a significant holiday destination and this demonstrates leisure activities at the time.

Coach on Timboon - Peterborough Road

Peterborough History Group, Peterborough

Small black and white photograph of a horse drawn passenger coach

Historical information

Interesting view of the tree lined road and horse drawn vehicle, including numerous hatted passengers

Significance

Significant because it shows the passengers and guests being returned from the Peterborough Hotel, probably to timboon

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back is handwritten "J Irvine driving coach from Peterborough to Timboon at Cordorauh hill.

Postal Order: Knight to Bull (?)

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (two pound, 10 shillings) sent from Edward Knight to W.S. Bull in Dunolly.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office.

Postal Order: Flenley to Syme

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound, 19 shillings, 6 pence) sent from H.M. Flenley of Tarnagulla to E & D Syme in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Flenley was the Tarnagulla newsagent. The Symes (Ebenezer and David) were owners of The Age Newspaper, though Ebenezer had died in 1860.

Postal Order: Flenley to Syme

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound, 11 shillings, 6 pence) sent from H.M. Flenley of Tarnagulla to E & D Syme in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Flenley was the Tarnagulla newsagent. The Symes (Ebenezer and David) were owners of The Age Newspaper, though Ebenezer had died in 1860.

Postal Order: Flenley to Syme

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (two pounds, 6 shillings, 6 pence) sent from H.M. Flenley of Tarnagulla to E & D Syme in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Flenley was the Tarnagulla newsagent. The Symes (Ebenezer and David) were owners of The Age Newspaper, though Ebenezer had died in 1860.

Postal Order: Flenley to Syme

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound, 14 shillings, 4 pence) sent from H.M. Flenley of Tarnagulla to E & D Syme in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Flenley was the Tarnagulla newsagent. The Symes (Ebenezer and David) were owners of The Age Newspaper, though Ebenezer had died in 1860.

Postal Order: Flenley to Syme

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound, 19 shillings, 6 pence) sent from H.M. Flenley of Tarnagulla to E & D Syme in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Flenley was the Tarnagulla newsagent. The Symes (Ebenezer and David) were owners of The Age Newspaper, though Ebenezer had died in 1860.

James Irvine Memorial,

Peterborough History Group, Peterborough

4 x 6 inch sepia photograph of the sunset with James Irvine Memorial in the foreground.

Historical information

Photograph of the Memorial to James Irvine, Hotel Proprietor, who drowned whilst crossing the Curdies River. The Memorial was erected by the towns people.

Significance

Significant because it is a memorial to a respected notable resident of the town.

Postal Order: Flenley to Syme

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound, 19 shillings, 6 pence) sent from H.M. Flenley of Tarnagulla to E & D Syme in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Flenley was the Tarnagulla newsagent. The Symes (Ebenezer and David) were owners of The Age Newspaper, though Ebenezer had died in 1860.

Postal Order: Petherick to Bishop

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound, ten shillings) sent from Jonas Petherick of Tarnagulla to William Bishop in St Arnaud.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. Jonas Petherick was a Tarnagulla miner.

Football Team - Ballarat School of Mines Football Team, 1947

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

Black and white image of the Ballarat School of Mines Football Team. Ballarat School of Mines Football Team, 1947. Federation University Historical Collection Back row (left) A. Temby, B. Tantau. N. Rees, J. Rogers, J. Willis, Hans Fumberger, Dave Jelbart Centre row (left) L. Veale, J.McCoy, M. Heatherington, Mr Hillman, R. Rosser, Bob Davis, R. Kibby Front row (left) B. Murrel, C. Edmonds, J. Blainey, W. Brown. R. Cairns J. Morrish, K. Whiter

Historical information

This team included Bob Davis who became a great with Geelong in the Victorian Football League. In 1949 Bob Davis was captain of the School team.

Theopolis Williams home built 1874, 308 Barkly St Ballarat, Wife associated with laying foundation stone for Queen Victoria Women's Ward, BBH

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Ballarat Courier Newspaper - March 2012

Women's Refuge, Scott Parade Ballarat, founded 1867_Martha Glendenning, Protestant Women

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Ballarat Courier Newspaper - 18 January 2014

Postal Order: Holyoak to Pearce

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (one pound) sent from George Holyoak of Laanecoorie to James Pearce in Thornbury, Gloucester, England.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office.

Postal Order: Irvine to Pithie

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (four pounds) sent from John M. Irvine of N.G (probably Nuggetty Gully near Tarnagulla) to David Pithie in Arbroath Forfar, Scotland.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office.

Postal Order: Grant to Webster

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (sixteen shillings) sent from C.J.Grant of N.G (probably Nuggetty Gully near Tarnagulla) to Wilkie Webster in Melbourne.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Probably filled out at Tarnagulla Post Office. C.J. Grant was Tarnagulla's medical doctor.

Postal Order: Ryan to Ryan

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A postal money order for funds (five pounds) sent from Simon Ryan in Eddington, Victoria to Lawrance Ryan in Hokitika, New Zealand.

Historical information

Williams Family Collection. Relates to Hokitika gold rush.