Stories Organisations Projects About Login
Catalogue. Share. Discover.
A free collections management system for Victoria’s cultural organisations and a tool for students, researchers and curious minds.

Victorian Collections -

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

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

171520 items

close

171520 items

Letter Book - 1978 - 1985

Letter book used by secretary Edwin Thompson 09/09/1978 - 01/07/1985

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Notes - Lecture Notes - type written

Key words

warrnambool
tom wicking

Typed sheets on aspects of Warrnambool and district history – note-book size (13 packs); quarto size (1 pack).

Historical information

These typed notes have been prepared by Tom Wicking to be used in conjunction with his collection of slides on local history. Tom Wicking was a noted local historian, particularly well-known in the 1970s and 80s. He was an early active member of the Warrnambool and District Historical Society and was involved in the establishment of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in the mid 1970s. He also produced a revised edition of the booklet containing notes on the origin of street names in Warrnambool. Wicking Place in Warrnambool is named after him.He died in the late 1990s. These notes and slides were part of Wicking’s deceased estate and have been de-acquisitioned from the Flagstaff Hill collection and passed to the Warrrnambool and District Historical Society through the estate of Les O’Callaghan.

Significance

These notes were for use in slide shows etc and have a limited use today as the historical information contained therein is continually being revised and technology has changed The slide material has been scanned and will be better utilized this way in a power point presentation etc.

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Colour Magazine - Sports Weekly

Softcover colour magazine

Historical information

Previews 1995 season, when Carlton subsequently won the premiership. From Roger Skien Collection.

Significance

Article on Trent Hotton as a Collingwood player, later played for Carlton. Article on Carlton player Mark Cullen and a predicted best 21 for Carlton. From Roger Skien Collection.

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Book - Cornish's Practical Instructor

Key words

music books

Cornish's Pactical Instructor book, for the Celebrated Cornish American Pianos and Organs. Price $1.50.

Inscriptions & Markings

For the Reed Organ Price $1.50

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Slide - Floodwater, Para Road Bridge, Briar Hill, November 1971

Key words

briar hill, floods, para road bridge

35 mm colour positive transparency Mount - Agfacolor Service (Blue)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

no image

Photograph

Key words

stawell sport

Historical information

North Park Lamont St. Cricket Nets to right in entry

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

no image

Socks

Key words

uniform
vietnam
raaf

Socks black Use in UC042)

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Letter - City of Casltemaine Re Insurance of Crockery

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Prayer

Key words

prayer cards

Illustrated prayer mounted on padded cardboard backing and covered in plastic. Metal back plate.

Historical information

Hand-made. Dr. Arthur Blanksby.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Invasion Money

Key words

ephemera
ww2
general

Japanese Invasion Money 10 Roepiah note East Indies

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

no image

Case

Long black cylindrical tin case for wax papers. Has gold oriental scenes. Made by Bryant & May

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Signs - The Wooden Desktop Signs with Gold Lettering

Key words

ballarat school of mines and industries
harry arblaster
principal
wooden desktop signs
science
metallurgy
pure science
civil
engineering

Wooden desktop signs with gold lettering and stands

Historical information

The three signs were used at Ballarat School of Mines and Industries, possibly during the time Harry Arblaster was the Principal - 1959 - 1964. They would have come from the Science and Engineering Departments.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gold lettering: .1) METALLURGY; .2) PURE SCIENCE; .3) CIVIL

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

no image

Book - modern world encyclopaedia illustrated

Inscriptions & Markings

Labelled 'Himmer Bequest'. Stamped 'Cowes Free Public Library'.

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

no image

Report - A Tourism Market & Product Development Plan for the City of Ballarat, 1995

Key words

victorian tourism industry
alumni
tourism
ballarat railway precinct
jill dunn
michael pearlman
murray j. millard
ian parker
david kima
eureka stockade
black hill lookout
lake wendouree
camp street precinct
tramway

White report by three University of Ballarat Students in Tourism.

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

Photograph

Key words

textile machinery weaving
yarra falls mill david sowden & sons
weaving looms
weaving machinery
textile machinery
weaving

Photograph, black and white, of a "David Sowden & Sons" loom, no.421.

Historical information

Photograph probably for promotional purposes, of a "David Sowden and Sons" loom No 421. Photograph was among items from Yarra Falls Mill.

Inscriptions & Markings

421

National Wool Museum, Geelong

DVD. Gordon P/S. - Gordon Primary School Celebrates 125th Anniversary 2007.

Key words

school
gordon
primary school
125th anniversary

DVD in a plastic case with a custom printed cover insert depicting a photograph of Gordon Primary School Class of 1882. Contains still photographs of staff, students, school grounds, functions, etc. over the last 125 years. A pictorial history set out in five (slide show) chapters with a sound track to accompany. DVD compiled and designed by Diane Lawson 2007. All proceeds from the sale of this DVD will be donated to the Gordon Primary School.

Historical information

This DVD was produced to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Gordon Primary School in 2007. It is a pictorial history covering that period consisting of still photographs in a slide show format.

Ballan Shire Historical Society , Ballan

Hymn book

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

rev thomas otto bryant, rev samuel bryant, hampton congregational church, minister

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of the Rev Thomas Otto Bryant. Mounted on buff card.

Historical information

Born 22/1/1870; died 23/9/1958. Ordained Maldon 1909. Ministry at Northcote, Maldon, Kyneton, Hampton, Subiaco (WA), Secretary Congregational Union of Western Australia; Armadale Mission (WA) and Claremont (concluded 1948). Son of Rev. Samuel Bryant with whom he shared ministry at Hampton 1917–1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Rev T. O. Bryant, 1918 - 1923". Verso: "Hampton Congregational Church"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Silk two piece dress 1870s - Plum silk, lace and velvet bodice and bustle skirt 1870s

Exceptional two piece dress with fitted and boned bodice and bustle skirt and train. Bodice features many panels and internal whaleboning with cotton lining. Waist tape to secure. Pointed waistband to the exterior, trimmed in panels of velvet and lace inserts. Pleated sleeves and high, stand up collar with white cotton insert. Row of metal hooks and eyes to secure at the centre front, covered with a row of small metal and enamel buttons with butterfly design (all present) and hand finished button holes. Another row of hooks and eyes over the top. Skirt is full with the gathers focused on the centre back with a row of cartridge pleats and metal hooks and eyes to secure at the waist. Row of cotton tape sits under the hips to be gathered into the desired fullness. Ornamental panels of velvet provide a faux wrap styling to the front. Underskirt of silk faille with a box pleated trim to the hem. Underneath is a third hem finished in a row of white cambric and lace trim. Train falls from the waist and displays the same hem treatments as the dress. The dress has been mostly machine sewn but with large amounts of hand sewn finishing.

Significance

An excellent example of Australian ladies fashion of the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

none

Circa Vintage Archive,

no image

Stencil

Key words

wool sales export - wool wool - transportation
wool sales
export - wool
wool - transportation

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Book - Poems and Short Stories - The Oxford Reading Books V1

Red Hardcover book containing fifteen short stories and poems, 288 pages. It contains coloured and black and whi illustrations throughout (Handwritten name written in ink in frontpiece J Handrahan). For authors see photos

Inscriptions & Markings

Book spine is damaged - has brown stains on pages throughout

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Card set

Maxi card set - "For Valour" series Centenary of first Australian VC. Set of 5 cards each depicting a VC recipient. Cards each have 45c stamp and feature: VC Memorial Queen Victoria Building, Sydney; Sir Neville Howse VC - Boer War; Sir Roden Cutler VC - WWI; Edward Kennedy VC - WWII; Keith Payne VC - Vietnam; plus description card

Lilydale RSL Sub Branch, Lilydale

Video Cassette - Introduction to Auslan Level 2 Student Workbook and Videos

Key words

auslan

Box with 1 video (Tape 2 Units 4-6) and Student Workbook (Tape 1 Units 1-3 missing)

Historical information

Produced by La Trobe University National Institute for Deaf Studies in association with The Language Centre 1995

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Photograph - Floodwater, Diamond Creek, Eltham, Feb 2005

Key words

eltham
main road
diamond creek
floods
diamond creek trail
antoinette boulevard

Three colour photographs of the Diamond Creek floodwater; two at Antoinette Blvd and one on the Diamond Creek Trail near Lower Park, Feb 2005

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

black and white photographs

Key words

sport-orbost-basketball-netball recreation

Two copies of a small black / white photograph showing two rows of young girls in sports uniforms. The three girls in front are kneeling. The row behind is standing. The photograph has been taken outside.

Historical information

This is a photograph of a basketball (netball) team taken in 1921. It is probably a school team. Included in the photograph are: Mollie Hamill; Judy Morgan; Pen Richardson; Hilda Bird; Joy Roach; Alice Hamill; Marion Nixon and Phyllis Salmon.

Significance

This is a pictorial record reflecting the importance of sport in Orbost society.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back and front - list of hand-written names

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Magazine - Banyule Banner February 2019

Key words

banyule banner

20 pages (approx.), colour illustrations.

Historical information

The Banyule Banner is published bi-monthly by Banyule City Council to advertise upcoming events in the City of Banyule and to report on past events. This edition covers Graffiti, Flood management and North East Link update

Significance

A record of events within the City of Banyule.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Photograph (police car)

Key words

police vehicles; transport branch; wireless patrol; motor police branch; motor traffic section; ford customline car

Ford Customline, registration number GCD-057 at a rally with ute registration number GOG-870, circa 1953

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Lanyard

Key words

lanyard
twine

Orange and blue plaited lanyard

Historical information

The wearing of lanyards, of various colours, on the right shoulder, applies to all members of the Australian Army except for Infantry Corps units and ‘A’ Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery who wear their lanyards on the left shoulder.

Significance

The word ‘Lanyard’ itself is commonly used to describe a short rope to hold something, and can therefore be used to describe various items in use by the military.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Photograph - Kinglake National Park, entrance to Valley of Jehosaphat.

Key words

sepp
shire of eltham pioneers photograph collection
kinglake
kinglake national park
valley of jehosaphat

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Mrs. McMinn, Kinglake.

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Children's black leather school shoes

Key words

shoes, footwear, children's school shoes, black leather

Black leather school shoes for girls. Raised heel. Round silver-edged eyelets for black laces. Stored in a Charlie Brown shoe-box

Inscriptions & Markings

Charlie Brown Ariella 8 1/2

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah