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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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Photograph - Digital Image - Clayton family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

"Daisy Warwick (1907-1997) daughter of Amy Clayton , Olive Poulter (1899-1995) daughter of Amy Clayton, Daisy O’Neill daughter of Ivy and Frank O’Neill, and Valma Poulter daughter of Olive and Jack Poulter at our house in Preston Boxing Day." - Vicki Wilson.

Photograph - Digital Image - Robert Bennett

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

"Robert Bennett, husband of Gladys Clayton. Uncle Bob played footy for Greensborough" - Vicki Wilson.

Photograph - Digital Image - Lyell Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

"Lyell Clayton son of Amy and Fred Clayton" - Vicki Wilson. Lyell Clifford Clayton (1912-1994)

Photograph - Digital Image - Winifred O'Neill and Alfred Gibson 1934

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

"My parents Winifred (O'Neill daughter of Ivy and Frank O'Neill) and Alfred Gibson. Courting days approx 1934 Luna Park." - Vicki Wilson

Photograph - Digital Image - Ivy Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Ivy May Clayton (1894-1946) "Ivy Clayton (my Grandmother), daughter of Amy Clayton (née Burkett)" - Vicki Wilson

Photograph - Digital Image - Ivy Medhurst and Ivy Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Ivy Evelyn Medhurst (1896-1972) and Ivy May Clayton (1894-1946) "Ivy Clayton, right, daughter of Amy Clayton nee Burkett and Ivy Medhurst." - Vicki Wilson

Photograph - Digital Image - Ivy (Clayton) and Frank O'Neill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

"Ivy (Clayton) and husband Frank O'Neill. My aunt (Daisy) Amy's daughter would have made Ivy's dress. She was a designer. She made my Mum's wedding gown, also mine. Beautiful work." - Vicki Wilson. Ivy May Clayton (1894-1946) married Henry Francis O'Neill (1896-1966) in 1917.

Photograph - Digital Image - Gladys and Daisy Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

"Gladys Clayton (smaller) and sister Daisy Clayton. Daughters of Amy and Fred Clayton." - Vicki Wilson. Daisy Clayton (1907-1997) and Gladys Winnifred Clayton (1910-1995)

Folder - R.G. Taylor

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

I photograph I letter 4 photocopies from "The Advertiser" September 1932 1 Photocopy from "Pioneers and Painters: One Hundered Years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall Typed notes with pen markings headed "notes from Ken Eckersall" Compiled 2009

Historical information

Information written by and about R.D. Taylor (1857-1934) , including photograph of his house "Sunnymeade" and a request to photograph it in 2009. Taylor was a life time resident of Eltham township, a Shire of Eltham Councilor and member of the Rechabite Lodge. He was a wood-cutter and a wood-carter, landholder and member of the Methodist Church.

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Booklet 34

Photograph - Digital Image - Ivy Medhurst and Ivy Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Ivy Evelyn Medhurst (1896-1972) and Ivy May Clayton (1894-1946) "The girl on the left with my Nan Ivy Clayton is Ivy Medhurst." - Vicki Wilson

Photograph - Digital Image - Ernie Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Ernie Clayton (Ernest Frederick Clayton 1896-1917) seated, son of Amy and Fred Clayton of Greensborough. Ernest and brother Charles enlisted in 1916. Ernest died of wounds in Belgium in 1917.

Photograph - Digital Image - Ernie Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Ernie Clayton (Ernest Frederick Clayton 1896-1917) in front, son of Amy and Fred Clayton of Greensborough.

Photograph - Digital Image - Charles Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Charles George Clayton (1897-1971) son of Amy and Frederick Clayton, in World War 1 uniform. He enlisted with brother Ernest in 1916.

Photograph - Digital Image - Joseph Burkett

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Amy Clayton's father, Joseph Burkett "my Great, great Grandfather" - Vicki Wilson. There is some question about this relationship as Amy's father is given as George Burkett. Joseph Richard Burkett was born in 1867 (Amy born 1874), so more likely to be her brother.

Photograph

Sunbury & District Heritage Association Inc, Sunbury

A black and white photograph of an austere looking rendered building with a flagpole attached to a small portico at the entrance of the building. The roof is corrugated iron and has two air vents and two chimneys on it. There is a picket fence with a gate across the front and a tree is growing in the front.

Historical information

The building in the photograph was the first Sunbury State School No.1002. Prior to the school being built, lessons were conducted in the Presbyterian Church. After parents organised a petition in 1869 for the school to be housed in a proper building and a committee of management was formed, work on a new school building commenced. The old building had many structural deficiencies and the red brick building was built on the same site in 1911.

Folder - An index to Healesville, Yarra Glen, Eltham, St Andrews, Lilydale, electoral rolls, 1873-1900

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

61 pages

Historical information

Printed spreadsheet arranged alphabetically by surname, with year, given name, residence, occupation and roll (geographic area) listed.

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Booklet 33

Photograph

Sunbury & District Heritage Association Inc, Sunbury

A black and white photograph of a small school building. It is a federation style building with brick walls and a tiled roof.

Historical information

The photo is of the Sunbury State School No. 1002, which replaced an earlier building. The Federation style red-brick school was built in 1911 and was officially opened on 2nd May 1912. An extra room was added in 1945 to accommodate increased enrolment. In 1999 the school closed at the Stawell Street site and the students relocated to the former and refurbished bluestone Industrial School in Jacksons Hill. The former red-brick school building is now part of the Sunbury Community Health Centre complex.

Significance

Many former and present-day residents in Sunbury have attended this school over the years.

Folder - From Eltham to Eltham 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Bound booklet. 17 pages.

Historical information

A gift from The Eltham Society, England to Eltham District Historical Society on the occasion of Australia's bicentenary in 1988. Script accompanying an 87 slide slide-show about Eltham, England. Includes photo on the inside cover of a group of people with names indicated by pieces of paper cut into arrow shapes with names written on and pasted onto photo.

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Booklet 32

Folder - The Eltham Society

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

2 Pages. I booklet newsletter. 26 pages. I postcard

Historical information

Information about and from Eltham England. Postcard: Eltham Town Sign, Passey Place, London Brief history of the origins of Eltham, England. Description of "the gavel and stand", object which the Society donated to EDHS Newsletter No 132, May 1988

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Booklet 31

Pamphlet - Keith Hamilton Voice of the Valley ALP Morwell

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A4 x 3 fold pamphlet

Inscriptions & Markings

Keith Hamilton ALP - Voice of the Valley

Pamphlet - Keith Hamilton ALP for Morwell

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

3 fold coloured pamphlet

Inscriptions & Markings

Keith Hamilton ALP for Morwell Working for the Valley

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - 100 pounds

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, of gold metal with dark green enamel.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was £100. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved '£100' and imprinted 'Angus & Coote 9ct' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - £50

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, of gold metal with pale blue enamel.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was £50. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved '£50' and imprinted 'Angus & Coote 9ct' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - £25

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, of gold metal with dark brown enamel.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was £25. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved '£25' and imprinted 'Angus & Coote 9ct' on reverse.

Menu - M. V. Bulolo Luncheon Menu

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Yellow card menu with dark blue print

Historical information

Kinnane's sailed on the MV Bulolo from Brisbane to Port Moresby to visit Alec and Denise Kinnane

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of items for different courses Tuesday 9th December 1958

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badges - £10

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badges x 4 with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, they are gold metal with dark green enamel and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. Their donation value was £10. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

One says 'Denham Neal & Treloar £10' on reverse. One says '£10 D.N.T.' on reverse. Two say '£10 "Parxite 77" AJ Parkes Brisbane' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badges - £5

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badges x 3 with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, they are gold metal with dark blue enamel and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. Their donation value was £5. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

One says '£5 D.N.T.' on reverse. Oval one says '£5 D.N.T.' on reverse. The other says '£5 "Parxite 77" AJ Parkes Brisbane' on reverse.

Coloured Photographs - Ballarat & district Genealogical Society 20th Anniversary Luncheon

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

2 folders , one with two coloured photos and typed names and the other with one coloured photo and names.

Historical information

BDGS were formed in 1978 and Lois Reynolds was one of the founding members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ballarat & district Genealogical Society - 1978-1998 - 20th Anniversary Luncheon BDGS logo Sunday November 1st 1998 at "Alexander on Lydiard"

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badges - £1 (20 shillings)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badges x 4 with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, they are gold metal with white enamel, with dark blue enamel around the word Legacy and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. Their donation value was 20 shillings which is £1. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kite and hexagonal shaped brooch say '20/- D.N.T.' on reverse. Oval and rectangular brooch say '£1 "Parxite 77" AJ Parkes Brisbane' on reverse.

Coloured Photograph - Kinnane - Cannane family gathering 1996

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Two folders 32cm x 24 cm with Family Crest on cover and photographs of family gathering inside

Historical information

The Kinnane - Cannane family settled at Fellmongers, Little Bendigo and Brown Hill in the 1850s and later.

Inscriptions & Markings

First Cannan/Kinnane Gathering - Held at - Brown Hill Hall - Humffray St, Ballarat - 24th March 1996