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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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LEATHER POUCH & CONTENTS

Key words

documents - maps
costume accessories
glove accessories
communications - signals
containers
books - reference

.1) Map of ocean curents & surface winds west pacific area - on silk fabric (Nov - Apr). .2) Heliograph mirror & foresight, glass & metal with printed instructions on mirror back. .3) Cotton pouch to hold heliograph. .4) 1 Pair black leather large pilot's gloves .5) 1 Pair brown leather pilot's gloves .6) Aircraft recognition US Navy book .7) Brown leather document pouch

Historical information

Items relate to Clifford Alfred Cairncross, joined the RAAF on 4.6.1942 No 56931 age 28 years. At discharge on 16.4.1946 he held the rank of LAC in No 40 Operational Base unit.

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Book - The Australian directory of philanthropy 2008/?2009

Key words

philanthropists
endowments
fund raising
directories

Listing approximately 350 trusts and foundations, The Australian Directory of Philanthropy 2008/?09 is an essential resource for not-for-profit organisations, charities and community groups. It features tips on how to apply for grants, write submissions and research potential funders, and also contains important tax information to help those seeking grants understand what needs to be supplied to foundations in any application for funding. Includes: charitable trusts and foundations; how to apply for donations from a charitable trust or foundation; the taxation of charitable institutions and trusts; recent developments; directory.

Inscriptions & Markings

document reproductions

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Photograph - Maroondah Aqueduct, Yarra Glen, 1991

Key words

maroondah aqueduct
yarra glen

Colour photograph

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Publication - Yearbook, 1990

Historical information

Annual Yearbook, 1990. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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BOOK

Key words

local history
civil engineering
sewerage

FOLDER WITH RED SPINE - HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF A SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN THE STATE'S FIRST GOLD MINING TOWN. REPORT MADE MAY 1998

Historical information

REPORT - SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN CLUNES 1998 ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION AT CLUNES. HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF A SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN THE STATE'S FIRST GOLD MINING TOWN BY ROGER LUEBBERS OF LUGBBERS AND ASSOCIATES AND JULIE STEVENS, CONSULTING HISTORIAN, MAY 1998

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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Souvenir Spoon

Key words

souvenir spoons
tatura fire brigade

Souvenir spoon in plastic case. There is a coloured picture of the Tatura Fire Station with the wording Tatura Fire Brigade Centenary 1884-1984. Silver plated.

Historical information

Tatura Fire Brigade memorabilia produced for centenary

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Photograph - Reverend Arthur Preston and Devanasen Chandon

Key words

preston, arthur
dr chandran devanesen
central methodist mission

B&W photograph of Rev. Arthur Preston and Dr Chandran Devanesen seated at a table.

Historical information

Reverend Arthur Preston (14/10/1912 - 19/03/1985) was born in Brisbane. Following ordination he served in Mareeba and Townsville, Superintendent of West End Methodist Mission in Brisbane, Associate Minister at Adelaide Central Mission, Associate Minister in the Glen Iris Circuit and was appointed Superintendent of the Central Methodist Mission in 1968. He received an Order of Australia award in 1982 for service to the community. Chandran Devanesen was the first professor at Madras Christian College. As the first Indian Principal of MCC, Chandran Devanesen is known for successfully transforming an institution influenced by Scots to one more Indian.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Devanasen Chandan Rev Arthur Preston"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Primary Examination, Wednesday December 12th 1900

Key words

primary, examination, december, 1900

Photocopy

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

sculpture - Untitled (Horse IV)

Key words

horse
animal
sculpture
jeffery wilkinson

bronze

Historical information

Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased 2014.

Bayside Gallery - Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection, Brighton

PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
events and celebrations

COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN 2001 DURING 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF FIRST GOLD DISCOVERY IN VICTORIA. PHOTO TAKEN LOOKING SOUTH ALONG SERVICE STREET.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Key words

witham
kate
st. mary’s anglican church
caulfield

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Caulfield. VCE research project by Kate Witham, date unknown.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Program Photos Newsletter Article - East Lynne by Ned Albert directed by D. Vidgen

Key words

1973
155
city of heidelberg repertory group
heidelberg theatre company inc
directed by donald vidgen

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Book, Knitting - Patons Knitting Book no. 308

Key words

handicrafts - history knitting
patons and baldwins (australia) ltd
handicrafts - history
knitting

Historical information

One of a collection of 56 knitting pattern books donated by Mrs Hilma Carruthers. These books had been used by Mrs Carruthers, her mother and her two daughters. Book produced by Patons and Baldwins and contains knitting patterns for women's garments.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patons KNITTING BOOK NO. 308 / "Auriol" - See page 8 / P&B / WOOLS / 1'-

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Booklet - Bundoora Primary School 1877 - 1977

Key words

bundoora
janefield
1977
1877
primary school
pine plantation

A 4 page folded booklet printed with blue ink on a white background.

Historical information

Issued to commemorate the Centenary Celebrations of Bundoora Primary School.

Significance

It lists the program for the Centenary Celebrations on 16th July 1977 and surnames of the families who attended the school. Also a brief history of its founding and development.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Bed

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
double bed
canopy bed
metal frame bed

Bed (double) metal frame with design on posts and chrome knobs at bed end. Head has canopy that hangs from tall frame. Wood, wire sprung mattress base sits on metal frame.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

BENDIGO, EAGLEHAWK AND SURROUNDS PHOTO COLLECTION: ANZ BANK

Photograph. ANZ Bank corner Williamson Street and Pall Mall, Bendigo. 1960s. Next to Myer.

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Photograph - Commemorative stone unveiled by the Mayor of Ringwood, Cr. Lillian Rosewarne, JP. on 12 April, 1987, marking the completion of the antimony mine Poppet Head reconstruction project at Ringwood Lake.

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Council Ceremonies. Unveiling stone at Poppet Head 1985 and then opening of Poppet Head, 1987'.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

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Registration of Birth form

Registration of Birth form for: Child's name: Henry Gibson Date of Birth: 27th October, 1870 Place of birth: I___ Bark (Iron Bark?), Tarnagulla Father: section missing Mother: Margaret Gibson (nee Thomson)

Historical information

A large lot of papers, including this and many other birth and death registration forms, were apparently found in the ceiling cavity of the Sandy Creek/Tarnagulla Post and Telegraph Office in the later 20th Century, during building works. Donald Clark Collection.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Fibreglass - 'Torso' by Sam Lucas

Key words

art
artwork
sam lucas
school of business collection
sculpture
available

Three sculptural torsos. .1) Torso 1 3/7 .2) Torso 2 1/7 ,3) Torso 3 4/7

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Journal - ArtStreams: Whittlesea, Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik, & Yarra; Vol. 8, No. 2, May-Jun 2003

Key words

art streams
city of whittlesea heritage program
nillumbik prize
willy wonka's ice cream gourmet food
federation square
spiegeltent
jan o'neill
clive dickson
pottery
rose mercer
toolboox
warrandyte cafe
eltham fullife pharmacy
eltham wiregrass gallery
dynamic vegies
wolfgang sievers
julian chapple
india
corrina tauschke
potters cottage
karl bell
greg bell
montsalvat
justin fitzpatrick
poetry
john jenkins
st andrews hotel
bundoora homestead
gwen ford
northcote pottery
bulleen art & garden centre
il primo restaurant carlton
hurstbridge nursery
thompsons amcal pharmacy
bendigo bank
hurstbbridge & districts community bank branch
alan marshall short story award

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

Historical information

Vol. 8, No. 2, May-Jun 2003 CONTENTS Comment Peter Dougherty 2 Nillumbik Art Prize Jessica Neath and Chris Marks 3 'Federation Trapezoid' Clive Dickson 5 The Famous Speigeltent Jan O'Neill 7 Pottery Expo Rose Mercer 9 Wolfgang Sievers Exhibition at Montsalvat 13 Travel tales from India Julian Chapel 14 Potter's Cottage becomes 'Potter's' Corrina Tauschke and Peter Dougherty 15 Visiting LaMama Julian Fitzpatrick 17 Poetry News & Review John Jenkins 18 CD Reviews 21 Book Reviews 23 'Wondering Whittlesea' 25 Exhibitions 26 Artin' About 27 Wining & Dining 30

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Gramophone Cylinder - B & H Jack

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
gramophone record
gramophone cylinder
edison cylinder
edison record
home entertainment
music recording
edison laboratory orange n.j., usa
b and h jack
edison record no. 49
edison gold moulded records echo all over the world

Cardboard tube-shaped gramophone cylinder box with lid. The printed label on the outside of the box advertises the maker and patent details. The Catalogue Number and Title are either printed or hand written on the cylinder’s lid. This cylinder contained Record no. 49, “B & H Jack” and was made at the Edison Laboratory USA. C. 1905

Historical information

Gramophone cylinders (phonograph cylinders) are the earliest method used to record and reproduce sound for the commercial market. Thomas Edison made his first successful recording at the end of 1878, recording sound on a tin foil sheet wrapped around a metal cylinder. The cylinder boxes contained the gramophone record, either on soft or had wax, to be played on a mechanical gramophone machine. These records were popular until the early 1920’s when they were slowly superseded by the flat disc records.

Significance

These phonograph cylinders are an example of colonial recorded music and entertainment.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid “Edison Record No. 49”, written in pencil “B & H Jack” (it looks like this) On cylinder “EDISON GOLD MOULDED RECORDS ECHO ALL OVER THE WORLD” Patents listed for 1904 & 1905

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Business Card - Gideon's Bible App

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

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Sheet Music - Jokers Wild

Thompson's Foundry Band Inc. (Castlemaine), Castlemaine

Photograph - Digital Image - Plenty River near Willinda Park

Key words

willinda park
beatrix street greensborough
athletics
plenty river

Digital copy of colour photographs

Historical information

This group of photographs shows the Plenty River adjacent to Willinda Park. Willinda Park is situated in Beatrix Street Greensborough and has an athletics track and field.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

THE DEERSLAYER: A TALE VOL 2 - The Deerslayer: A Tale Vol 2 2nd ed

Faded Brown marbled hardboard cover and leather spine and corners, with embossed detailing on spine 'Cooper's Deerslayer Vol 2' 6 unnumbered; 322 pages; 20cm;

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten inscription on inside cover 'Richard Glanville' Handwritten inscription on front page 'Thoms Skinner his book'

Kilmore Historical Society, Kilmore

Water Bottle

Key words

equipment
army

enamel x 2

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

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VHS Cassette - Maldon Brass Band Easter Sunday Concert 1992

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Jacket - Battledress

Key words

uniform
1980
army

Battledress jacket with black lanyard Major, Royal Aust Engineers (Part of UC046)

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

Display Case - with glass recessed to hold medals

Key words

collectables
ballarat rsl
ballarat

Medals of "Pte W C TAYLOR 2-8 Hosp AIF 1914-1918" On back - "On Permanent Loan to Jack BLACKMORE Property of Ballarat RSL signed Norm BLACKMORE"

Historical information

This object relates to Wallace Clement TAYLOR. He was born on 1/01/1897 in Ballarat, VIC. Wallace Clement served in the AIF (8220) enlisting on, 08/04/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 4 FIELD AMBULANCE as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 02/08/1919. Wallace Clement TAYLOR was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Clara TAYLOR (Mother). Wallace Taylor was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914 Star.

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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Book - Fifty Years of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps 1948-1998

Key words

royal australian armoured corp
history
armour

100 page, A4 size book

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod