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

27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Book: Rheola 1870-1970 - Rheola 1870-1970

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A small book with title 'Rheola 1870-1970' about local history of Rheola.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Booklet: Linger Longer In Loddon - Linger Longer In Loddon

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A small booklet with title 'Linger Longer In Loddon. A visitor's guide for the Loddon Tourism Region.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Image - Edward Wilson, found of The Argus Newspaper

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white portrait of Edward Wilson

Box of Donald Clark's Research Notes - Donald Clark's Research Notes

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Blue-grey archive box containing research notes of Donald Clark. Within this set are multiple archival folders with the following subject matter: Hotels Gold, prospecting & mining Peace Picnic Street lighting Churches Cemetery Poems Shire of Bet Bet Chinese Clubs Police Transport Local businesses/premises Local people Post Offices Previous history work / previous history enquiries Back To Tarnagulla events Victoria Theatre / Entertainment Schools Water and waterways Early town Mapping and geography Photocopies of photos Miscellaneous Rail Link Centenary Newbridge Eddington Waanyarra Bet bet (town) Llanelly Murphy's Creek / Irishtown Laanecoorie Military Service Fire Brigade Tarnagulla Landmarks / Places of Interest Family Histories Births, Deaths, Marriage info Transcript of St. Saviour's Records A plastic pocket containing duplicate copies of local history images held elsewhere in the collection. The contents of these files were research notes compiled by Donald Clark from his local history research about Tarnagulla and district.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Image - Graham Berry, K.C.M.G.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white portrait of Graham Berry.

Historical information

Sir Graham Berry, KCMG (28 August 1822 – 25 January 1904),[1] Australian colonial politician, was the 11th Premier of Victoria. He was one of the most radical and colourful figures in the politics of colonial Victoria, and made the most determined efforts to break the power of the Victorian Legislative Council, the stronghold of the landowning class. (Wikipedia)

Research file: Planning Records for Bicentennial Celebrations - Bicentennial

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing planning records for Australia's Bicentennial celebrations held in Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Image - Alfred Deakin M.H.R.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white image of Alfred Deakin.

Historical information

Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Australia, in office for three separate terms – 1903 to 1904, 1905 to 1908, and 1909 to 1910. Before entering office, he was a leader of the movement for Australian federation. (Wikipedia)

Research file: Image and Document copies - Image and Document copies

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing poor quality copies of images and photocopies of documents (such as business receipts, a weighbridge ticket) all relating to Tarnagulla and district.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Image - Typical Mountain Ash Forest

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white image of a woodcutter in a Mountain Ash Forest, Victoria. The trees attained a height exceeding 91 metres (300 feet).

Image - Sturt Street, Ballarat, c1934

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white image of Sturt Street, Ballarat, looking towards the Titanic Bandstand.

Image - Melbourne in 1839

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A drawing of Melbourne in 1839.

Research file: District Schools - District Schools

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing research compiled about the history of schools in Tarnagulla and district. Lists of names including School Committee members, teachers and students. Schools in Tarnagulla, Murphy's Creek, Arnold West, Arnold, Maidentown (Llanelly) and Laanecoorie.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Image - Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, c1934

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograpic image of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance.

Historical information

The design for the Shrine of Remembrance was selected by competition among Australian artists and architects. Eighty-three designs were submitted and the winning design was by two Melbourne returned-soldier architects, Philip Hudson and James Wardrop. The inspiration for the external outline came from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world—the mausoleum at Halicarnassus to Mausolus, King of Caria in South West Asia Minor. Although the country was faced with frightful unemployment and financial difficulty in the late 1920s and the 1930s, so great was the gratitude of the people that the huge amount required to build the Shrine was raised or promised within six months from the opening of the appeal in 1928. (https://www.shrine.org.au/About-Us/History) Lodge Bros were commissioned to build the Shrine of Remembrance in St Kilda Rd in the late 1920s. In 1947, Lodge Bros were manufacturing a further stage at the Shrine of Rememberance, that being the carving and fixing of the bluestone servicemen on the top of the 1939-1945 War Memorial at the Eternal Flame. When funding became available for the new undercroft development at the front of the Shrine in 2001, the Shrine Trustees were eager to explore the possibility of the original stonemasons who built the Shrine, to complete the new development. This came to fruition in 2002-2003 when Lodge Bros constructed all the exterior walls of the undercroft development. Phil Luchetta (Managing Director) was able to source and secure the use of the same granite from Tynong Victoria that was used in the original works of the 1930s.

Image - Melbourne in 1866

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A drawing of Melbourne in 1837.

Ephemera - Flyer for Miss B Mair, Milliner

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Heritage Collection, Surrey Hills

A light brown flyer with brown printing advertising the services of Miss B Mair, milliner located in the Moran & Cato's Building at the corner of Whitehorse and Union Roads, Mont Albert.

Historical information

David Miller (Dave) Mair (1879-1938) married Lily Vipond Deakin (1890-1945) in 1910. They had 5 children: Geoffrey David (1913-1970), Beryl (1916-1976), Gwynneth (1917-1997), Isabel Lillian (1921-1997) and Shirley Inez (1928-1968). Beryl was born on 1 March 1916; she married Lance Young in 1939. She is listed at 20 Barton Street as a milliner in 1937 at which time she would have been 21 years old. As she married 2 years later it can be assumed that her career as a milliner was relatively short. This is part of a large donation of material from the Deakin, Mair and Young families.

Significance

The Deakin, Mair and Young families had many connections with Mont Albert and Surrey Hills.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Image - Melbourne in 1837

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A drawing of Melbourne in 1837.

Image - Collins Street, Melbourne in 1840

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A drawing of Collins Street, a main street in Melbourne Victoria. Aborigines stand in the foreground overlooking the scene.

Image - Surgeon George Bass

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white portrait of explorer and surgeon George Bass.

Image - Edward Henty, c1887

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Portrait of Edward Henty

Image - David Syme

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Reproducation of a image of David Syme.

Historical information

David Syme (1827-1908) was a newspaper proprietor who was born on 2 October 1827 at North Berwick, Scotland. Early in 1851, he went via Cape Horn to California seeking gold. By mid-1852 he was in Melbourne, and in the next three years prospected with some success on Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Beechworth diggings. In 1855 he lost a possible fortune at Egerton near Ballarat when a promising claim was jumped. Ebenezer Syme bought the insolvent Melbourne Age for £2000, and invited David Syme to take up a share. In September 1856 Syme put up some cash and his contracting business to obtain a half-share. He helped to manage the paper but returned to contracting late in 1857. When Ebenezer retired in 1859 Syme reluctantly returned to the business, and on Ebenezer's death next year he began his fifty-year career as publisher and editor of the Age. (C. E. Sayers, 'Syme, David (1827–1908)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/syme-david-4679/text7741, published first in hardcopy 1976, accessed online 25 August 2019._

Research file: Dunolly Cemetery Register - Dunolly Cemetery Register

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing records (1864-1874 & 1874-1889) from the Dunolly Cemetery Register, photocopied from the 1990 index held by Dunolly undertaker A.L. Lovell.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Research file: Inglewood Advertiser - Inglewood Advertiser

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing photocopied excerpts from the Inglewood Advertiser newspaper, compiled by amateur historian Donald Clark and Bill Goltz. Contents relating to Tarnagulla and district have been highlighted in pink.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Research file: Dunolly Newspaper - Dunolly Newspaper

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing photocopied excerpts from the Dunolly and Bet Bet Shire Express newspaper, compiled by amateur historian Donald Clark. Contents relate to Tarnagulla and district, most pages have Shire of Bet Bet Council reports.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Research file: Births Deaths and Marriages - BDMs

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A red binder containing research notes and copied documents compiled by amateur historian Donald Clark. Contents relate to births, deaths and marriage records for Tarnagulla and district.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Magazine article: The Russians Were Coming! - The Russians Were Coming!

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A magazine article from the Australasian Post of March 26, 1988 with title 'The Russians Were Coming!'. Discusses threats of invasion in Australia's past and the artillery which was installed on coastal positions to repel them. Mentions the HMVS Nelson from which Tarnagulla's cannon (now in Soldiers Memorial Park) was taken.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection

Poster: Tarnagulla Boxing Day Sports - Tarnagulla Boxing Day Sports

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A poster with title 'Tarnagulla Boxing Day Sports' advertising the event to be held on 18th December, 1952. Gives programme of events for the day, which was a fundraiser for the Public Hall and Progress Association. Advertisements for local businesses around edge.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Poster: Back To Tarnagulla 1985 - Back To Tarnagulla Easter, 1985

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A poster advertising activities for the Back To Tarnagulla 1985 celebration.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Poster: Smith's Almanac for 1899 - Dr. L.L. Smith's Almanac for 1899

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A poster almanac with title 'Dr. L.L. Smith's Almanac for 1899' from the Australian Journal periodical.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Brochure: Golden Triangle Bicycle Rides - Golden Triangle Bicycle Rides

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A brochure for Golden Triangle Bicycle Rides published by the Shire of Bet Bet. Includes information and a map.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Calendar: Shire of Bet Bet 1987 - Shire of Bet Bet 1987

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A page from a calender, with title 'Shire of Bet Bet 1987'. Includes image of a shack, caption reads 'Roadside, Dunolly Road. Photo Warren Tattersal'.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.