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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

Curated By

Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Document - Article The Beginnings of the 'Viking's club'

Key words

ballarat grammar
rowing
vikings club
erik vahl meyer

2 white A4 pages typed in black

Historical information

The Vikings Club associated with the rowing at Ballarat Grammar was established around 1978.

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

Annual Report - Geelong R.S.&S. Co. Ltd; 50th Annual Report, 1970

Key words

textile mills
returned soldiers and sailors mill

Historical information

"Geelong R.S.&S. Woollen and Worsted Co-operative Manufacturing Coy. Ltd. 50th Annual Report 1970".

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Photograph

Sepia toned photograph of a gathering of people outside a lare old home. The sign above the entrance reads "Brents Bathgate House"

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Painting, Oil - A Mirboo Sunset

Framed watercolour painting titled: "A Mirboo Sunset" painted by Neila Peart 1998. Features a landscape with sunset, trees and sky. Painted in shades of browns, pinks and greys. Cream window mount with gold edging. Wood frame with gold on edges.

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Photograph - Lilydale Gift

Key words

lilydale gift
lilydale
frank banner

Black and white photograph of the finish of the 130 yards Pro. Sprint Championship, part of the Lilydale Gift, 1953

Inscriptions & Markings

Finish of the 130 yards. Pro> Sprint Championship, run at Lilydale, March 21, 1953, and won by Frank Banner (right) in 12.4 secs. (Track damp with raise of 3 ft) Banner said it was one of his best runs in Australia.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale

Agreement - Agreement with shearers 1873

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Hat

Key words

headgear
2008
army

Kuwait era floppy hat (Part of Complete Uniform U850)

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

Newspaper Clipping - Fenced in by anger

Key words

banyule council
fence disputes

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

There were 98 cases of neighbourly disputes so bad Banyule Council was forced to step in and refer the parties to mediation or further advice, latest figures show.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital image - Mary Mitchell

Key words

mary mithcell
mitchell family

Links: 01031.01546 Digital copy of black and white studio photograph.

Historical information

Mary Mitchell and the Mitchell family lived in Hailes Street on a property that went to the river.

Greensborough Historical Society,

no image

Hard bound Book - Australia commonwealth Acts 1950

Hard bound Book

Inscriptions & Markings

Australia commonwealth Acts Vol XLV111 1950

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Theatre Advertisement - New York Stand Up Comedy (comedy) Michael Edgley and Martin Bergman performed at the Athenaeum Theatre commencing January 28 1986

Key words

new york stand up comedy
athenaeum theatre
program
programme
richard jeni
kelley rodgers

black and white advertisement good condition

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Litmus Paper in Dispenser - Red - Whatman, BDH, Made in England

Key words

litmus, paper, dispenser, red, whatman, bdh, england

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Plate - St Anns Warrnambool

Key words

st ann’s school, warrnambool
emmanuel college, warrnambool

This is a round china plate with a green and yellow band around the inner edge of the plate. There is also the emblem of the school with the name and motto. The plate has a dip or recess in the middle. The china is slightly crazed.

Historical information

This plate came from St Ann’s School, Warrnambool. It was probably used in the boarding house section and may have been used for either soup or cereal. St Ann’s School opened in 1872 as St Mary’s Convent of Mercy School, Wyton, with the latter name being the name of the ex-John Ardlie house in which the school was initially established. There were eight foundation Sisters of Mercy. The name changed to St Ann’s Convent School in 1888 and in 1991 it amalgamated with the Warrnambool Christian Brothers College to form Emmanuel College.

Significance

This plate is an interesting memento of St. Ann’s School in Warrnambool in the mid 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘St. Anns Warrnambool Omnia Vincit Labor’

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Photograph - 102 Brougham Street, Eltham, c.1999

Key words

eltham
houses
streets
margaret ball (pre 1960s houses) collection
brougham street

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 6 strips

Significance

The Margaret Ball (Pre 1960s Houses) Collection was a personal project initiated to mark the year 2000 and arose as a result of the disappearance of many pre-1960s parts of Eltham due to development. Approximately 200 pre-1960s style houses that were left in Eltham between Main Road and east to Bible Street, between Cecil Street to the north and south to Dalton Street were photographed in late 1999. Not all of the houses could be photographed; some because the garden or trees blocked the view of the house, others because of rubbish or cars were in the way, some because people were working on the house or in the gardens at the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Agfa HDC 200 plus-2

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Drink Stirrers

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
loch line
loch ard
captain gibbs
eva carmichael
tom pearce
glenample station
mutton bird island
loch ard gorge
brass drink stirrers
swizzle-sticks

Brass Drink Stirrers or Swizzle-sticks from the Loch Ard. Only one is complete. Others are missing top. Stirrers have some encrustation and 2 have concretion. Artefact Reg No LA/51.

Historical information

Recovered from the Loch Ard wreck. Ref. LA 3-32-288 HISTORY OF THE LOCH ARD The LOCH ARD belonged to the famous Loch Line which sailed many ships from England to Australia. Built in Glasgow by Barclay, Curdle and Co. in 1873, the LOCH ARD was a three-masted square rigged iron sailing ship. The ship measured 262ft 7" (79.87m) in length, 38ft (11.58m) in width, 23ft (7m) in depth and had a gross tonnage of 1693 tons. The LOCH ARD's main mast measured a massive 150ft (45.7m) in height. LOCH ARD made three trips to Australia and one trip to Calcutta before its final voyage. LOCH ARD left England on March 2, 1878, under the command of Captain Gibbs, a newly married, 29 year old. She was bound for Melbourne with a crew of 37, plus 17 passengers and a load of cargo. The general cargo reflected the affluence of Melbourne at the time. On board were straw hats, umbrella, perfumes, clay pipes, pianos, clocks, confectionary, linen and candles, as well as a heavier load of railway irons, cement, lead and copper. There were items included that intended for display in the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. The voyage to Port Phillip was long but uneventful. At 3am on June 1, 1878, Captain Gibbs was expecting to see land and the passengers were becoming excited as they prepared to view their new homeland in the early morning. But LOCH ARD was running into a fog which greatly reduced visibility. Captain Gibbs was becoming anxious as there was no sign of land or the Cape Otway lighthouse. At 4am the fog lifted. A man aloft announced that he could see breakers. The sheer cliffs of Victoria's west coast came into view, and Captain Gibbs realised that the ship was much closer to them than expected. He ordered as much sail to be set as time would permit and then attempted to steer the vessel out to sea. On coming head on into the wind, the ship lost momentum, the sails fell limp and LOCH ARD's bow swung back. Gibbs then ordered the anchors to be released in an attempt to hold its position. The anchors sank some 50 fathoms - but did not hold. By this time LOCH ARD was among the breakers and the tall cliffs of Mutton Bird Island rose behind the ship. Just half a mile from the coast, the ship's bow was suddenly pulled around by the anchor. The captain tried to tack out to sea, but the ship struck a reef at the base of Mutton Bird Island, near Port Campbell. Waves broke over the ship and the top deck was loosened from the hull. The masts and rigging came crashing down knocking passengers and crew overboard. When a lifeboat was finally launched, it crashed into the side of LOCH ARD and capsized. Tom Pearce, who had launched the boat, managed to cling to its overturned hull and shelter beneath it. He drifted out to sea and then on the flood tide came into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. He swam to shore, bruised and dazed, and found a cave in which to shelter. Some of the crew stayed below deck to shelter from the falling rigging but drowned when the ship slipped off the reef into deeper water. Eva Carmichael had raced onto deck to find out what was happening only to be confronted by towering cliffs looming above the stricken ship. In all the chaos, Captain Gibbs grabbed Eva and said, "If you are saved Eva, let my dear wife know that I died like a sailor". That was the last Eva Carmichael saw of the captain. She was swept off the ship by a huge wave. Eva saw Tom Pearce on a small rocky beach and yelled to attract his attention. He dived in and swam to the exhausted woman and dragged her to shore. He took her to the cave and broke open case of brandy which had washed up on the beach. He opened a bottle to revive the unconscious woman. A few hours later Tom scaled a cliff in search of help. He followed hoof prints and came by chance upon two men from nearby Glenample Station three and a half miles away. In a state of exhaustion, he told the men of the tragedy. Tom returned to the gorge while the two men rode back to the station to get help. By the time they reached LOCH ARD Gorge, it was cold and dark. The two shipwreck survivors were taken to Glenample Station to recover. Eva stayed at the station for six weeks before returning to Ireland, this time by steamship. In Melbourne, Tom Pearce received a hero's welcome. He was presented with the first gold medal of the Royal Humane Society of Victoria and a £1000 cheque from the Victorian Government. Concerts were performed to honour the young man's bravery and to raise money for those who lost family in the LOCH ARD disaster. Of the 54 crew members and passengers on board, only two survived: the apprentice, Tom Pearce and the young woman passenger, Eva Carmichael, who lost all of her family in the tragedy. Ten days after the LOCH ARD tragedy, salvage rights to the wreck were sold at auction for £2,120. Cargo valued at £3,000 was salvaged and placed on the beach, but most washed back into the sea when another storm developed. The wreck of LOCH ARD still lies at the base of Mutton Bird Island. Much of the cargo has now been salvaged and some was washed up into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. Cargo and artefacts have also been illegally salvaged over many years before protective legislation was introduced. One of the most unlikely pieces of cargo to have survived the shipwreck was a Minton porcelain peacock - one of only nine in the world. The peacock was destined for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. It had been well packed, which gave it adequate protection during the violent storm. Today, the Minton peacock can be seen at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool. From Australia's most dramatic shipwreck it has now become Australia's most valuable shipwreck artefact and is one of very few 'objects' on the Victorian State Heritage Register.

Significance

Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from LOCH ARD is significant for being one of the largest collections of artefacts from this shipwreck in Victoria. It is significant for its association with the shipwreck, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR S417). The collection is significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the LOCH ARD. The LOCH ARD collection is archaeologically significant as the remains of a large international passenger and cargo ship. The LOCH ARD collection is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and its potential to interpret sub-theme 1.5 of Victoria’s Framework of Historical Themes (living with natural processes). The collection is also historically significant for its association with the LOCH ARD, which was one of the worst and best known shipwrecks in Victoria’s history.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Kettle

Key words

vintage household items
history of warrnambool

This is a circular-shaped black iron kettle with a handle and a spout. The lid is circular. The kettle is rusting inside.

Historical information

This kettle would have been used on top of a wood stove to boil water to make tea and other beverages and to use for other household purposes. It would have been a common household item in Australian homes from the beginning of European settlement up about the mid 20th century when wood stoves, although still in use in many country areas, were largely superseded by gas or electric stoves in most households. The kettle was made of durable material as it usually remained on the top of the stove for most of the day so that hot water was readily available.

Significance

This kettle is retained as an example of an essential household item used in the past. It will be useful for display.

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Photograph - Queenstown - St. Andrews District. "Quartz awaiting crushing at the State Battery in Smith's Gully.", c.1929

Key words

sepp
shire of eltham pioneers photograph collection
queenstown
st andrews
gold mining

Digital image

Historical information

Source: The Leader, Nov. 2nd, 1929

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

Japanese Good Luck Flag

Silk Dark blue flag with Red sun in middle. Appears to have faded and may have been dyed blue at later stage. Has faded. Many Japanese markings, inscriptions on the front of the flag.

Historical information

Japanese Good Luck Flag was given to a soldier and was signed by dignitaries,family and friends often with short messages wishing the soldier victory,safety and good luck. We understand that it was deliberately dyed blue as they had lost the war and surrendered. This flag may have belonged to -Mr Sueji KOMAGI or KOMAKI

Inscriptions & Markings

Many Japanese hand written inscriptions on face of the flag.Red sun in middle of flag 45cm in diameter. Believe message from people (relatives/community ) To Mr Sueji Komagi or Komaki.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Print - Kokoda Track Information Print

Key words

the australian
kokoda

Framed print from 'The Australian' giving information around the Kokoda Trail.

Historical information

Depicting the Kokoda Track used by the Japanese to invade New Guinea.

Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub Branch - RSL Victoria Listing id: 27511, Fitzroy

Book - Tales of The Golden West

Key words

warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
shipwrecked-artefact
book
tales of the golden west
waratah

Tales of The Golden West Being Reminiscences of Westland from its Settlement by Gold- seekers and Traders Author: Waratah Publisher: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd Date: 1906

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text R.H. 993.1 WAR Front loose endpaper has a sticker from Warrnambool Public Library

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

no image

Glass Tube

Tube used in Buenges method for CO2 determination.

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

000246 - Photograph - 1949 Oct - Kongwak - George Henderson on Leddy - John Henderson on Monty - E Henderson

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Photograph - Mitchell,Henry,C

Key words

no
henry
mitchell
c sgt reg
11550

Photo,black and white-waist,up-sgt stripes,right arm-rising sun,on cap-rising suns on collars

Historical information

WW1-photo

Merbein RSL Sub Branch, Merbein

no image

FUEL CAN

Key words

local history
commerce
containers

LARGE METAL CONTAINER, WIRE & WOODEN HANDLE, SEALED WITH A WOODEN STOPPER, PAINTED BLACK. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN USED FOR PETROL OR KEROSENE IN A COMMERCIAL GARAGE.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Photograph - Brougham Street Bridge, Eltham

Key words

eltham
infrastructure
shire of eltham infrastructure
bridge
brougham steet bridge

Black and white photograph

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Manufactured Glass, bottle 'Sanolen' asthma tablets

Key words

pharmacy
medicines
asthma
respiratory diseases
early settlers
market gardeners
moorabbin
bentleigh
cheltenham
manufactured glass
bottles
j l brown & co ltd melbourne

A brown glass bottle with a plastic screw lid for 'Sanolin' asthma tablets

Historical information

A medication for the treatment of Asthma made by J.L Brown Chemist Pty Ltd Melbourne c 1950

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: 25 TABLETS/ SANOLEN / BRAND / ASTHMA / TABLETS/ Original Formula / of / D. DeLancy DSc. / LONDON / Caution: Do not / exceed the stated / dose. Back: SANOLEN / BRAND / ASTHMA TABLETS / give instant relief and positive / relief from Asthma, Hay / Fever, …. etc. / J.L. BROWN & Co. / 123 Williams St., Melbourne. Left Side: INGREDIENTS……….. “POISON”…… / Reg. Vic. No. 388 . Right Side : DIRECTIONS

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

Envelope - Stamped envelope from La Scala, Monte Carlo, 1967

Key words

frank wright
monaco
stamps philately

An envelope addressed to Monsieur Frank Wright Greater London Concil Cavell House- Charing Cross Road- WC2 London-S W - Grande Bretagne

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on back - La Scala 208, Monte-Carlo Handwritten on front - Monsieur Frank Wright, Greater London Concil Cavell House- Charing Cross Road- WC2 London-S W - grande Bretagne

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

Book - Ballarat High School Magazine, 1954

Key words

ballarat high school
cadets
d. ferguson
j. lindsay
j. chadwick
shirley mcrae
swimming sports
cyril gererd
b. moner
j. delosa
enio labett
n. volk
eddie beacham
frank golding
john crump
edwin beacham
noel beacham
ian burt
john simpson
graham mitchell
daryl boyd
fred fargher
noel volk
bill mcgregor
pat dalton
jan delosa

Sixty page, soft covered school magazine.

Historical information

Eddie Beacham was Head Prefect and Magazine Editor in 1954.

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

bottle

Key words

bottle glass container australian-glass-manufacturers

A small clear glass bottle with a chipped rim. It has a seam mould from the rim to the base.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the base - AGM

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Photo

Key words

photo
ww2

Photo of Kath Austin

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

PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
clunes township

OVAL PHOTOGRAPH - POST CARD- PHOTOGRAPH, OF CLUNES TOWNSHIP.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Map - 8th Light horse

Map of Egypt. Square, blue,yellow,white,red. Cotton

Historical information

Hand made map of Egypt from a soldier to his mother

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand made

Croydon RSL Sub Branch, Croydon

Bottle

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village

Bottle brown glass cork stopper contains white powder paper label on front. Used in pharmacy.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

digital photographs - pre olympic pool

Key words

swimming pool
sport
swimming
pre olympic
natural
ocean
mornington

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Medals - Australian Service Medal and War Medal

The Australian Service medal is Nickel Silver with the crowned efficy of King George V1 on the obverse.The reverse has the Australian coat of arms,placed centrally,surrounded by the words The Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.The ribbon has a wide Khaki central stripe,flanked by two narrow red stripes,which in turn are flanked by two outer stripes,one dark blue the other light blue. The war Medal is Cupro-Nickel with the crowned effigy of King George on the obverse. On the front side is a Lion standing over a Dragon lying on its back.The ribbon colours of red, white and blue represent the colours of the Union Jack.

Historical information

The Australian service medal 1939-1945 was instituted to recognise the service of members of the Australian armed forces and the Australian Mercantile Marine during WW2. The war medal 1939;1945 was awarded for 28 days full time service in the armed service forces between 3/9/1939 to 2/9/1945. Operational and non-operational service may be counted,providing that it was of 28 days or more duration.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Australian Service Medal has a crowned effigy of King George V1 with the words GEORGIVS V1 D G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP on the obverse.The front has the Australian coat of arms with the words THE AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL 1939-1945.Around the edge is V9 391 L.P.EMONSON The war medal has a crowned effigy of King George V1 with the words GEORGIVS VI D G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP on the obverse.On the front is a Lion standing over a Dragon lying on its back with 1939-1945. Around the edge is V9 391 L.P.EMONSON

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

framed document - Batman's Melbourne Deed

Key words

document batman-deed melbourne

Framed print of the Batman Deed, dated 1835. This is a printed copy of the Batman Deed, made in 1966 from the 'original' by the State Library of Victoria. The frame is wood. The document consists of handwritten text in black ink with eight signatures in the lower right hand side and three signatures in the lower left hand corner. It has been signed by John Batman beneath the eight signatures.

Historical information

The Batman Deed is sometimes called the Batman Treaty, the Dutigullar Deed, the Dutigullar Treaty or the Melbourne Deed. The deeds had been drafted by JT Gellibrand, a leading lawyer in the colony. Batman's Treaty was a document signed on 6 June 1835 by John Batman, an Australian grazier, businessman and explorer, and a group of Wurundjeri elders, for the purchase of land around Port Phillip, near the present site of the city of Melbourne.

Significance

The document came to be known as Batman's Treaty and is considered significant as it was the first and only documented time when Europeans negotiated their presence and occupation of Aboriginal lands directly with the traditional owners. The so-called treaty was implicitly declared void on 26 August 1835 by the Governor of New South Wales, Richard Bourke. The original Batman Deed is of enormous significance to the history of the European settlement of Victoria.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Newspaper article - Old Mansion Will Live Again

Key words

fairfield house
melba slaman
george francis morris
morris family

Black and white photocopy of a newspaper article: Old Mansion Will Live Again by Joan Fairbridge.

Historical information

Article refers to the purchase of Fairfield House by Mrs Melba Slamen, the Great-Great-Granddaughter of the original builder, George Francis Morris, and her plans to restore the derelict building and grounds.

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Advertising Leaflet - 3 Lumleah Court Greensborough

Key words

lumleah court greensborough

Real estate advertising leaflet, 4 p., printed in colour

Historical information

3 Lumleah Court Greensborough, 4 bedroom brick veneer home, for auction 1 December 2012, sold January 2013 for $525,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph

Key words

ballarat

Black and White photograph of the gold monument in Abler Street. In the background isthe store of "Patersons Pty Ltd". Along leftedge there is a stamp reading "Ballarat Centenary 1951". Passing behind monument is the Cobb & Co Coach. Reverse has the stmp of the Courier (?) newspaper and numbered "AF6453".

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Postcard: Fairy Land, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Key words

ballarat

Fairy Land, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat with paddlesteamer and people aboard and on bank. Fairly dark coloured card.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Plan - Rushworth Goldfield: Parishes of Moora and Waranga

Key words

rushworth
moora
waranga

Printed plan on paper with hand colouring

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

Opening of the bridge August 1979

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Bridge opening by Sidney Clifton. The bridge was designed and built by Clifton and volunteers, under supervision of Sidney Clifton.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

no image

Document - Trinity College of Music Diploma Examinations 1967

Key words

frank wright
trinity college of music
diploma examination

1). With compliments slip from Trinity College of Music, London 2). Printed and folded 4 page examination with 'Instructions to candidates' and 'Musical knowledge' questions.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born in 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

1). Written in blue pen - Bill, 20.11.67

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

Photograph

Key words

building construction
historic buildings
cultural structures and establishments

Colour photograph. Eastern side of the QVWC building's eastern side after restoration works has been completed.

Historical information

This angle is no longer possible due to the QV Melbourne buildings that were erected in 2000

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Book - Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Vol 6

Key words

warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
shipwrecked-artefact
book
warrnambool mechanics’ institute
mechanics’ institute
historical records of australia series 3 vol 6

"Historical Records of Australia Series 3 Vol 6 Tasmania, April - December, 1827 West Australia, March, 1826 - January, 1830 Northern territory, August, 1824 - December 1829" Despatches and Papers relating to the Settlement of the States Publisher: Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament Date: 1923

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover has a sticker that reads Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

22 Junction St.

Key words

architecture
housing

Photograph of 22 Junction Street, weatherboard house. (See also reg. no. 0100.07 for earlier photo)

Inscriptions & Markings

22 Junction Street. Ballarat East.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph - Looking northeast along Alma Street to Para Road, Lower Plenty, c.July 1967

Key words

alma street
lower plenty
houses
streets

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Packaged in "Filmpro King Size prints Definitely Better EST. 1918" envelope. Pencil notes: 36 shots $2.87 Eltham Shire J. McD and 19/7/67. Alma Street and Kett Street Lower Plenty c.July 1967.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Hobart Rd

Key words

murrumbeena
hobart rd
houses
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of number 40 Single storey probably Victorian

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Magazine

Key words

tennis

14 editions of 'Lawn Tennis and Croquet', dating from 1901. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photograph - Russell Yeoman (left) and Peter Bassett-Smith prior to unlocking the door to the Local History Centre, 12 July 1998

Key words

eltham
eltham district historical society
main road
opening ceremony
local history centre
peter bassett-smith
russell yeoman

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 6 of 7 strips

Historical information

The new home of Eltham District Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham