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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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Key words

dancing ball debutantes-ball

A white/cream sheet of paper folded in half. It has black print "ORBOST YOUNG FARMERS CLUB DEBUTANTE BALL 5th OCTOBER 1973 President Mr Colin Granter Secretary Miss Helen Codey". Inside are lists of the official party, flower girls and debutantes with partners.

Historical information

Young Farmers is a network of clubs for young people aged 16 to 30. Young Farmers helps people meet new friends, improve skills, participate in their community and have fun. Activities range from weekends away to casual BBQs, field days, balls, farm tours and team events. (ref. Victorian Young Farmers Inc.) Traditionally a debutante ball was held for debutantes to formally come out into society. Debutante balls continue to have a devout following in parts of Victoria, particularly in smaller regional areas.

Significance

Community dances/ balls are an important part of Orbost's social history and this item reflects that.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Photograph

Key words

fisher, h.
deaconess
methodist

Gloss black and white portrait of Deaconess Hilda Fisher.

Historical information

See entry for F71-1

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Colour - Old Colonists' Hall, Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

Key words

old colonists' association ballarat
old colonists' club ballarat
ballarat old colonists' hall
lydiard street
shopfront

Photograph of the Ballarat Old Colonists' Hall taken on Christmas Day when there were no cars parked out the front.

Old Colonists' Association of Ballarat Inc., Ballarat Central

Ceramics (bowl): Chris SANDERS (b.1952 Vic, AUS) - Bowl with Blue Dove

Nillumbik Shire Council,

RAINCOATS

.1) Khaki raincoat, plain. .2) Camouflage raincoat.

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

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Photograph - copy - Tatura Commercial Bank

Key words

tatura guardian
tatura butter factory

Black and white copy of photograph of Tatura's first Commercial Bank.

Historical information

Copy of photograph taken from 1923 edition of Tatura Guardian

Inscriptions & Markings

on back:

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Photographs - Collection of 24 photos of Opening of Music Centre and Pioneer Place at Maroondah High School By Ellie Pullin 1983

Collection of Black and White photographs, and Negatives. No information on back of photos. Identification of School came from article in Ringwood-Croydon Mail, 20th July, 1983 p.11 (See C:\Master_Docs\SC0138 (Item 3161) Notes.pdf, copy attached)

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque reads, "This music centre and 'Pioneer Place' were officially opened on 20th July, 1983 by Ellie V. Pullin, M.B.E. President Ringwood Historical Research Group".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

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DVD - Blaktraks 2 : Short films

Key words

indigenous filmmakers
koorie heritage trust
storyscape

Over 8 weeks (Oct-Nov 2012) participants of the Blaktraks Arts Project explored their identity through music, stencil art, photography and video. The result is a bunch of deadly short films that tell their stories - Check them out!

Inscriptions & Markings

DVD

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

book - The Ways of Many Waters

Key words

poetry literature brady-edwin-james the-ways-of-the-waters

A small 155 pp fabric covered brown book with a very faded picture of a boat sailing toward a sunset on the front cover.

Historical information

This book of poetry by E. J. Brady was originally published by the Bulletin Newspaper Company (Sydney) in 1899,Later it was reprinted by Thomas C. Lothian (Melbourne) in 1909, and by the Standard Publishing Company (Melbourne) in 1913.] E. J. Brady was an Australian poet. He was born at Carcoar, New South Wales, and was educated both in the United States and Sydney. He worked as a wharf clerk, a farmer, and journalist, and edited both rural and city newspapers

Significance

This book is culturally important as Edwin James Brady represented the Bulletin school of the 1890s. The Bulletin was very popular with rural bush workers and selectors and became known as ‘the bushman’s bible’. It encouraged contributions of poetry, short stories and cartoons from its readerswho included miners, shearers and timber-workers from all over Australia. Some of this content was high quality and many of Australia’s important writers had their start with The Bulletin which became know as the ‘Bulletin School’ of literature.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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MAP

Key words

local history
document
maps
mining

CLUNES GOLDFIELDS MAP

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES MT GREENOCK TALBOT GOLDFIELDS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Photograph

Key words

local history
maritime technology
ferries documents
postcards
jetties
ferries
cowes
phillip island
sepia postcard
ss genista
bernard grayden

View of S.S. "Genista" leaving Cowes Pier.

Historical information

Part of collection donated to the Museum by Mr. Bernard Grayden. 1975

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Document - Biography of the late Sir Stanley Savige, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., E.D.

Single white foolscap sheet, black type.

Historical information

Notification of a second meeting of the committee formed to publish a biography of Sir Stanley Savige. See also 00636, 00637.

Significance

Part of the story of how the book 'There goes a Man' came to be created.

Inscriptions & Markings

'1957' inserted in pencil as the date of the meeting.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photograph of Thomson & Comrie Exchange Store, Tarnagulla

Key words

tarnagulla
thomson & comrie exchange store
shops
businesses
commercial road

Monochrome photograph of Thomson & Comrie's Exchange Store, Tarnagulla. This building once stood at 109-113 Commercial Road, Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. This store was formerly on Commercial Road, near the corner of Wayman Street Tarnagulla. It was completely destroyed by fire on October 12th 1953. The site is now vacant. This photograph is a very good copy probably created from an older original.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Photograph

Key words

photograph
h. moser
easter sports
creswick

Photograph, Sepia,

Historical information

Photograph, Sepia, Easter Sports 22 and 23rd April 1867 in aid of Creswick Hospital. Structures in order from gate 1 No. 3 Publican’s Booth- W. Davies. 2 Richardson’s Show 50’ x 25’ inside platform 14’ outside 21’ x 18’ (Braganzro (?) provide poles) 3 Refreshment Booth 50’ x 12 ½ ‘ shingle roof, bazaar and wheel of fortune (J. Hook) 4 No. 1 Publican Booth, T. W. Anthony 40’ x 20'. 5 Storage for donations. Secretary’s office, Steward’s room 60’ x 13’. 6 Dancing Booth 80’ x 30’ floored with such boards; contains 8,000’ of ?? 7 No. 2 Publican’s Booth W. J. Whatman. Sports commenced 1 p.m. 2 large swings at south end of ground; running was 300 yards round platform for dancing in center; skittle alley fenced off near entrance; portion roped off on East side and provided with seats for ladies; entrance 1/- children 6d A. M. Wilson- Aunt Sally; Mr. Rowell- Doodlem Buck ; 3 shils a penny; Bobbly Down; Wheel of Fortune; Sunny’s ? ; skittles, Dancing excellent string band Monster balloon ascends last day, sent by J. Moore at conclusion of sport. Full brass band. Easter Sports Committee; H. Piening treasurer; C. Whiffle; E. Williams; J. Machiman; H. Williams; G. Frazer; B. Trevan; W. Johnson. W. Pobjoy Hon. Sec. Refreshement Booth; Mesdames Geljon, H. Williams, Moore, Sedon (2), Burke, Grigan, Whalley.Lennon Troupe: Lennon, Burrel, & Carroll Taming a Tiger. Photograph taken from Water street about intersection with East side of Roger street.

Significance

Photo taken by H. Moser Monday 22nd April 1867) Easter Sports 22 and 23rd April 1867 in aid of Creswick Hospital.

Inscriptions & Markings

1 No. 3 Publican’s Booth- W. Davies. 2 Richardson’s Show 50’ x 25’ inside platform 14’ outside 21’ x 18’ (Braganzro (?) provide poles) 3 Refreshment Booth 50’ x 12 ½ ‘ shingle roof, bazaar and wheel of fortune (J. Hook) 4 No. 1 Publican Booth, T. W. Anthony 40’ x 20'. 5 Storage for donations. Secretary’s office, Steward’s room 60’ x 13’. 6 Dancing Booth 80’ x 30’ floored with such boards; contains 8,000’ of ?? 7 No. 2 Publican’s Booth W. J. Whatman.

Creswick Museum, Creswick

Book - Ballarat School of Mines Handbook, 1969

Key words

ballarat school of mines
handbook
subjects
history
staff

Black, red and white covered handbook for the Ballarat School of Mines.

Historical information

Ballarat School of Mines is a predecessor instution of Federation University Australia

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

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School slate and slate pencils - School slate and pencils

Key words

slate, schools, slate pencils

2 x slates different sizes 7 x slate pencils used in above slates, different sizes

Historical information

Used by school children up to 1930

Inscriptions & Markings

One has alphabet and numbers around sides

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Portrait - Lt-Col L G Coleman

Key words

portrait
coleman

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col L G Coleman

Historical information

Lt-Col Coleman was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1960 to 1962

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of former Commanding Officers of the Regiment

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

Lamp

Kerosene lamp with metal base and ceramic kerosene tank, and plain glass fluted top tank has floral and cross-hatched design.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Blixten"

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

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Book - Expressions 2000: The Wool Quilt Prize

Key words

quilting patchwork
irvine-nealie
ms jan
quilting
patchwork

Historical information

"Expressions 2000: the wool quilt prize" - National Wool Museum, 2000. This book is a catalogue of the quilts shown in the exhibition "Expressions 2000: the wool quilt prize", held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from 16 September - 3 December 2000 (extended to 4 February 2001). It contains details of the exhibitors and an essay by quilter Jan Irvine-Nealie. The exhibition contained contemporary quilts and the prize winning quilt was acquired by the National Wool Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

expressions / 2000 / the wool quilt prize / 16 September - 3 December 2000 / National Wool Museum, Geelong / NATIONAL / WOOL / MUSEUM

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Photograph - Camberville Mill Site, 2014

Key words

camberville
camberville mill

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Magazine

Key words

tennis

The July 1979 issue of 'Tennis' magazine (Vol.15, No.3), with illustration, by John Sovjani, of Bjorn Borg, on the cover. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

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JABOT

Key words

local history
costume jewellery
costumes
accessories

LADIES FRONT PIECE - DECORATED FRONT PIECE WORN BENEATH JACKET - HEMSTITCHED EDGE WITH LAYERS OF EMBROIDERED EDGING AND TAPE TIES AT WAIST

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Book - The Kangaroo Ground photographic collection : 50 collections in 8 volumes index.

Key words

andrew ross museum
kangaroo ground

Paperback; 1 v.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photograph - Steam locomotive at Ringwood Railway Station, with platform advertising boards and shops fronting Maroondah Highway. Photographed looking north from Station Street, Ringwood - Postcard c. 1920".

Inscriptions & Markings

Photo appears to be reproduced from postcard. Inscription beneath photograph reads, "Railway Station. Ringwood. Real Photo Series M. 2451". Typed below photograph, "Overlooking Ringwood Railway Station looking North from Station St. c. 1920".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

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Firearm

Key words

weapon

SKS Rifle with folding Baynet. SN2900752 _ Bolt SN.3e+06

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

AMMUNTION BOXES

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arms-ammunition containers
handcrafts- leatherwork
military history

.1 Leather lidded box with replacement strap and buckle fastener. .2 Leather lidded box with original strap.

Historical information

Leather ammunition boxes for .303 Vickers Machine Gun. Belonged Alfred Edward Boland V59811, VX120170. Refer 2473 for service history.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 Letters unreadable .2 printed on leather at front "D^D .303 Vickers gun", painted on lid "Johnson"

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

puggaree

Key words

puggaree
uniform
headwear
light horse

Seven fold puggaree with red band denoting Light Horse of the period between the wars.

Historical information

A puggaree, usually of pleated cloth, has been worn on the Australian slouch hat since it was adopted in 1903. During WWI (1914-1918) it was frequently a plain woollen band often made from puttee material. Different coloured bands denoting Corps were incorporated into the puggaree worn by militia units shortly before WWI and again in the period between the wars. The word puggaree comes from Hindi meaning turban and is thought to have referred to a piece of cloth worn on the British officer’s sun helmet to protect his neck from the sun.

Significance

Good example of distinctive headwear worn by light horse soldiers.

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Certificate

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
dr w r angus
dr ryan
surgical instrument
t.s.s. largs bay
warrnambool base hospital
nhill base hospital
mira hospital
flying doctor
australian college of ophthalmologists
w.r. angus ophthalmologist

Certificate, admission of W.R. Angus to Australian College of Ophthalmologists, June 1st 1969. From the W.R. Angus Collection. Heavy weight, off white paper with black print.

Historical information

This certificate belonging to Dr. W.R. Angus formalises his admission to the Australian College of Ophthalmologists, June 1st 1969. The certificate was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he would take time to further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . The organisation began in South Australia through the Presbyterian Church in that year, with its first station being in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill where he’d previously worked as Medical Assistant and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what was once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr L Middleton was House Surgeon to the Nhill Hospital 1926-1933, when he resigned. [Dr Tom Ryan’s practice had originally belonged to his older brother Dr Edward Ryan, who came to Nhill in 1885. Dr Edward saw patients at his rooms, firstly in Victoria Street and in 1886 in Nelson Street, until 1901. The Nelson Street practice also had a 2 bed ward, called Mira Private Hospital ). Dr Edward Ryan was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1884-1902 . He also had occasions where he successfully performed veterinary surgery for the local farmers too. Dr Tom Ryan then purchased the practice from his brother in 1901. Both Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan work as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He too was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. Dr Tom Ryan moved from Nhill in 1926. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, soon after its formation, a rare accolade for a doctor outside any of the major cities. He remained a bachelor and died suddenly on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91, at his home in Ararat. Scholarships and prizes are still awarded to medical students in the honour of Dr T.F. Ryan and his father, Dr Michael Ryan, and brother, John Patrick Ryan. ] When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery states “HOURS Daily, except Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons, 9-10am, 2-4pm, 7-8pm. Sundays by appointment”. This plate is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Tom Ryan had an extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926 and when Dr Angus took up practice in their old premises he obtained this collection, a large part of which is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. During his time in Nhill Dr Angus was involved in the merging of the Mira Hospital and Nhill Public Hospital into one public hospital and the property titles passed on to Nhill Hospital in 1939. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. ). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (The duties of a Port Medical Officer were outlined by the Colonial Secretary on 21st June, 1839 under the terms of the Quarantine Act. Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII 1941-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. Their interests included organisations such as Red Cross, Rostrum, Warrnambool and District Historical Society (founding members), Wine and Food Society, Steering Committee for Tertiary Education in Warrnambool, Local National Trust, Good Neighbour Council, Housing Commission Advisory Board, United Services Institute, Legion of Ex-Servicemen, Olympic Pool Committee, Food for Britain Organisation, Warrnambool Hospital, Anti-Cancer Council, Boys’ Club, Charitable Council, National Fitness Council and Air Raid Precautions Group. He was also a member of the Steam Preservation Society and derived much pleasure from a steam traction engine on his farm. He had an interest in people and the community He and his wife Gladys were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Caulfield Properties

Key words

caulfield north
houses
glenholme
mcdougall
james

Photograph of Glenholme, owned by James MCDougall, date unknown

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Board Game - Chinese Star Checkers

Key words

chinese checkers
john sands pty ltd

Original packaging in a labelled cardboard box that includes a board games played by moving checkers from the triangle closets to each player to the opposite side of the board. The game includes multicoloured marbles.

Historical information

Chinese Chequers was first commercially produced in 1938, although it is not Chinese, nor a form of checkers. The maker of the game, John Sands Pty Ltd produced board games between 1929 and 1978. Milton Bradley is a famous American board game manufacturer.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover of box: "Chinese Star Checkers - A game from the Orient for all ages.

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew