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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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Picture

Key words

picture
vietnam
army

Peter Clarke & Tracker Section

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

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Folio - The Dunera Tapes

Key words

hay internment camp
50th anniversary of dunera arrival
hay war memorial school
internment camp interviews

Light blue covered folio side bound in black. Contains 70 pages of printed text and photos. Black and white picture on cover.

Historical information

Printed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the arrival in Australia. Interviews with 69 of the original Dunera men and their families done by 15 Hay students from Hay War Memorial School.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Dunera Tapes Conversations on a Windy Day in Hay

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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INK STAND

3 hole ink stand and lid, only 1 ink well

Inscriptions & Markings

E. Wolff & Sons Eclipse

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Photograph

Colour photograph of four soldiers of " A " Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles standing in front of M 113 Light Reconnassance Vehicle ( LRV ) at Salamauc Depot Cobram. from left: Lieutenant John Burke, Craftsman Cope, Corporal Ramsdale and Trooper Golding.

Historical information

Salamaua Barracks, home of the Citizen Military Forces/Army Reserve in Cobram district was first an Infantry Depot and later an Armoured Corps Depot with a sub-unit of the 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles.

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

Traveller

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
bowspit traveller
jib traveller
traveller

Bowspit/Jib Traveller, an iron ring which slides along a bowsprit so that you can attach the tack of the jib from the foredeck and then haul it outboard. 155mm diameter.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

1938 Victoria Centenary Ballarat

Key words

ballarat, ballaraat, 1938, victoria-centenary

Plastic mount 35mm slide, brand of film unknown

Historical information

This photograph is from the Herb Richmond collection held in the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute Audio Visual Collection. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Poster - black and white - Ballarat Teachers' College: Troiades, The Women of Troy

Black and white poster for the Ballarat Teachers' College production of "Troiades" The Women of Troy Reverse side show list of cast, credits, the legend

Inscriptions & Markings

Dates of performance: October 6, 7, 9 & 10, 1972

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

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shoe, child

Key words

local history
costume
children's footwear

Black leather. Ankle strap with bead button orange fabric lining bow at front with red ribbon

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Book

Key words

tennis

Book: '50 YEARS GSTAAD'. Hardcover. Copyrighted 1987. Insc. title page: 'TO ROLF/ TENNIS BEGAN IN GSTAAD/ IN 1915. HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS/BOOK/REGARDS,/ROY EMERSON'. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 8 Pam 1 Range Instructions & Safety Precautions 1984

Key words

infantry range practices

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-118-7026

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

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Photograph

Key words

stawell

Historical information

Fire Brigade Training Track ? North Park - 2015

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Book - Chemical investigations on the fleece of sheep

Key words

wool - testing wool - biology
council for scientific and industrial research
wool - testing
wool - biology

Historical information

"Chemical investigations on the fleece of sheep"- M R Freney, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Bulletin no 130, 1940.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Image

Key words

rvib orchestra

Six piece band of blind musicians

Historical information

The RVIB Orchestra played at dances and recitals. In this undated image, a quintet of players sit upon a stage with their instruments. Three saxophonists, a trombonist, a drummer and a piano player.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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1993 Program

1993 Program of Events

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Print - Vase of Flowers

City of Greater Geelong, Geelong

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Notebook

44 page school note book maths english

Historical information

This item is part of the Thomas Caine Tool Collection, owned by The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and curated by the Hand Tools Preservation Association of Australia.

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc,

Leaflet - Your easy guide to kerbside recycling

Key words

recycling
banyule city council
visy recycling

Coloured brochure, folded four times.

Historical information

Brochure issued by Banyule City Council, prepared by the council with Visy Recycling. Outlines the items which may be recycled at this time.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Epaulette

Key words

uniform
2010
ran

Chaplain X (2)

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

Women's Clothing - Coat : Three Quarter Length Faux Astrakhan, 1950s

Three quarter length fake fur, black astrakhan coat fastened at the front with hooks and eyelets. The coat has an unstructured wide collar

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Siver Belt Buckle - St. Muir

Key words

matcham skipper
belt buckle
silver
jewellery
st. muir

Silver rounded rectangular belt buckle depicting a rearing stallion in profile. The buckle is bordered by a bone motif.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker with number 50.

Montsalvat, Eltham

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Document - Sale of Minembah

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Charmandene

Key words

charmandene cottage
charmandene cowes phillip island
cowes phillip island
phillip island
mrs champion

Colour photograph View of Charmandene from the west taken in the Court. June 1984.

Historical information

One of 9 photographs donated by Mrs Champion

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: View of "Charmandene" from the west taken in the Court. June 1984.

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Book - Australia Pilot Vol 1

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
book
australia pilot vol 1

Australia Pilot Vol 1 Publisher - Published for the Hydrographic Dept Date 1937

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Plaque, Ambulance officer course 42C

A Wooden Plaque with gold coloured individual shields featuring student names and an Ambulance Service Victoria logo.

Historical information

Contains names of members of Ambulance Officers on Course 42C

Inscriptions & Markings

Simply the best

Ambulance Victoria Museum, Bayswater

Notice

Key words

world war ii
dennys
lascelles limited

Historical information

Notice from the board of directors of Dennys Lascelles Ltd, Geelong, for employees to enlist for active service and outlining the pay and other conditions involved. Dated 7 June 1940.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Microfiche - Family Register Index

Key words

family
register
alphabetical

small sheet of film

Historical information

Identity the families registered with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Inscriptions & Markings

Alphabetical Index BALWIN - JOHN ROBERT Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

LICENCE

Key words

documents - licences
personal effects
identification
military history - army

Army driving licence, brown buckram covered, stiff folded covers re R J WARE

Historical information

Australian Army Driving Licence issued to Ronald James WARE TX1539, enlisted in the 2nd AIF on 22.5.1940. On discharge from the Army in 15.11.1944 he was a Lance Bombardier in 16 Field Bty 2/8th Field Regt. Refer Reg No's 76.3 & 78.2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left: No 212048 Centre: Australian Military Forces Army Driving Licence Left: Army No TX1539 Rank: L/Bdr Centre: Name (in full): WARE, Ronald James Centre: Date: 26.2.44

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Hat, Felt

Standard Australian Department of Defence issue khaki fur felt slouch hat as worn by Army personnel. The hat brim has a bound edge finish and one side of the brim is folded against the hat crown. The folded brim is attached by a brass clip to the side of the crown. This hat has the normal seven fold puggaree.

Inscriptions & Markings

MOUNTCASTLE PTY LTD MAY 2005 57 O/N 235032

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Map - Exploration of Eyre, Sturt, Stuart, Gregory, Burke, and Wills

Key words

map
explorers
exploration
stuart
gregory
melbourne
perth
sydney
darling river
murray river
adelaide
albany
fitzroy river
flinders river
brisbane
great australian bight
gulf of carpentaria
mount grey
forrest

Copy of a map from 'A Short History of Australia' by Ernest Scott.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

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Photograph

Key words

stawell

Historical information

Telford Family Small Photographs on Metal. Telford family had business Hay Provisions and General Grocer main Street Stawell

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell