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Breaking the Mould: The first police women in Victoria

30 Oct 2017

An account of the first police women in Victoria.

Curated By

Rachael Cottle, Volunteer, Victoria Police Museum

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Image

Key words

churches
anglican church
farrell
stanton
turner
barnes
backman
bray
furze
williams
neville
chandler
uren

Black and white group photograph of 15 men and the Minister at the side of the Church of England Rutherglen. Mounted on cardboard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back: "Circa 1923/24. Back row - ___, Farrell, J. Stanton, H. Turner. 2nd row - G. Barnes, W. Backman, S. Bray, E. Furze, Bert Furze. Front - H. William, Neville, C. Judd, Rev. James Watt, G. Chandler, Mr. Chandler, F. Uren."

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Photograph

Key words

bird
edgar "bob"
photograph
people

Son of H.E.S.Bird, chemist of Tatura then Shepparton.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Photograph - B22 Return to Echuca

Colour photograph showing the barge B22 being returned to Echuca Mon 21st Sept 1981.River levels are high as can be seen along the river bank.

Historical information

The barge B22 was owned by Murray River sawmills and was used to bring the timber in from the forests to the Murray River sawmills at Echuca.

Significance

Barges which have letters and numbers as opposed to a name indicates when the barge was built. This being so the B22 barge was the second (B) barge built in 1922(22). She was used by the Murray River Sawmills to transport the timber from the forrest to the port of Echuca.

Inscriptions & Markings

B22 Return to Echuca Mon.21 Sept 81 (181)

Port of Echuca , Echuca

Photograph - Tree Planting, Hurstbridge Primary School students, Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge, c.1999

Key words

hurstbridge primary school
fergusons paddock

Colour photograph

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Programme - Graduation Ceremony, 1955

Key words

graduation

Brown & blue soft covered program for the Ballarat Teachers' College Graduation Ceremony 1955. Includes a list of staff members, order of ceremony, Graduands, The principal charge to Graduands & the words of the Graduation Hymm written by Ceaviney M. Canty.

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

000133 Photograph - Ripple II - R Young

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Mallet

Key words

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

Mallet, wooden with metal handle. Coopers

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

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Roller

National Wool Museum, Geelong

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Book: Model constitution for TAFE College Councils and Consultation paper issued August 1991 by State Training Board

Key words

state training board
manuals

A4 size booklet of forty-one pages published by the State Training Board of Victoria

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Skoda 7.5 cm Model 15 - The Skoda 7.5 cm Gebirgskanone M15 mountain gun

Key words

ypres st martins wood skoda gun

The Skoda 7.5 cm Gebirgskanone M. 15 was a mountain gun used by Austria-Hungary in World War I. In German service it was known as the 7.5 cm GebK 15. Its development was quite prolonged as the Austrians couldn't decide on the specifications that they wanted. Initially they wanted a gun that could be broken-down into no more than 5 pack-animal loads to replace the various 7 cm mountain guns in service, but prolonged trials proved that the 7.5 cm M. 12 prototype to be the best gun. The guns were delivered beginning in April 1915 instead of the planned date of April 1914. For transport, the gun could be dismantled into 6 parts, generally carried in 4 loads. In addition, there was a gun shield fitted on some (perhaps many) such guns.

Historical information

The Germans bought some guns during World War I, but used them as infantry guns in direct support of the infantry where their light weight would allow them to move with the infantry. They complained that the guns were too fragile and didn't have a high enough muzzle velocity to act as an anti-tank gun. Considering that the guns were designed to be disassembled it's not too surprising that they couldn't stand the abuse moving through the shell-pocketed front lines on the Western Front.

Significance

This particular Gun was captured by Australian Soldiers at the Battle of ST Martins Wood near Ypres in the 3rd Battle for the Somme. The German crew were all killed as were a number of Australians

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

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Photographs x 4

4 photos motorboat seaspray + steam boat

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, Caulfield

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Artwork - Printmaking - (Nude seated facing left with robe on second chair, on shag rug), by John Brack

Key words

john brack
printmaking

Framed, limited edition lithograph. Originally produced to be bound in a book by private press publisher Tate Adams. The suite of lithographs for the book was started by John Brack in September 1981 and finished and published in December 1982. The book was launched with a series of original conte drawings, from which the lithographs were based, in Realities Galleries, Melbourne. As such a high cost of production was involved in the binding of the book, only fifteen copies were originally bound for exhibition and sale at the show. Subsequent to this approximately another thirty copies were bound, making a total finished edition of fewer than fifty copies, far less than the anticipated 200. A number of the 50 hors commerce editions have been sold as individual plates through auctions and galleries. A number of sheets were recently discovered through the estate of Brack’s art dealer Rudy Komon, from which this book has been bound. This work is from Rudy Koman's estate.

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Winnower

Key words

farm machinery
winnower
hand operated

Hand operated winnower with handle and hopper unpainted

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

BADGE

Key words

numismatics - badges
military
metalcraft

Rising Sun Australian Commonwealth Military force , metal

Inscriptions & Markings

" Australian Commonwealth military forces."

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Photograph - Sign, Shire of Eltham, Beard Street Shops

Key words

signs
eltham shire council
eltham
beard street

Three colour photographs

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Book - Goldfields Jewellery

Historical information

Goldfields jewellery was made by mater jeweller Wayne Phillipson and was a range of jewellery such as the Eureka Flag, gold picks and shovels. It was made in 9 ct gold and sterling silver.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph - Colour - Billiard Table at the Ballarat Old Colonists' Hall, 2017

Key words

ballarat old colonists' club
ballarat old colonists' hall
billiards
pool

Old Colonists' Association of Ballarat Inc., Ballarat Central

Postcard: Mt. Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania

Key words

tasmania

Postcard depicting Mt. Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

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Champions of the impossible : a history of the National Council of Women of Victoria

Key words

btlc
ballarat trades hall
ballarat trades and labour council
gender issues
national council for women, victoria
lobby groups
social reform
social history
lobbyists
wages
wages equality
women

Paper; book. Cover: black, red and white.

Historical information

National Council for Women, Victoria is an umbrella organisation for many women's groups and is a political lobby group for reform at local, state and national levels. The group has advocated for pay equality for women.

Significance

Relevant to social and gender issues in Australia. The author has an impressive history as an advocate for social justice and women's rights. She received several awards throughout her lifetime including the United Nations' Peace Medal in 1975.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: title and author's name.

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

Morse key

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
morse key
teleprinter
telegraphic printer
codes
signals
communication
telegraphy

Morse key telegraphic printer, 250 ohm resistors inward and outward switch and teleprinter with tape reel to record messages spare wheel on wood base to collect and store full reels from teleprinter.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph - Demolition of former Newsagency, Main Road, Eltham, 3 May 2017

Key words

eltham
newsagency
main road
thompson's pharmacy

Born Digital

Historical information

Site of the former Newsagency on eastern side of Main Road. Thompson's Pharmacy to the left

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

High Tide 1972

Key words

williamstown high school
1972
high tide
yearbook

Black and white printed publication with card cover. 48 p.: ill. Contains a summary of the 1972 school year at Williamstown High School, including sports report, camp news, student work and lots of photographs. Page proofs can be found at 97.3.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1972 year. Contains a summary of the sports, competitions, events, camps, messages from the principal, school captains and student work.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Photograph Album - Stamp Photo Album; portrait miniatures of unidentified persons and family members, c.1910

Key words

stamp photo album

Small hard cover cloth bound photo album with silver lettering on front cover :Stamp Photo Album" containing approx 8 double page spreads, 5 of which are used housing 35 miniature portrait photographs

Historical information

Unknown identities

Significance

Possible early pioneer settlers of Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Rail decoration

Key words

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

Top part of a post and rail combination. Decorative metal piece which held the rail in place. Severe encrustation. Height 4" width 5"

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

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Stencil

Key words

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

Inscriptions & Markings

4

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Water colour painting - Loch Garry

Key words

a.v gregory
loch garry
water colour

Water colour painting in painted gilt frame

Historical information

Arthur V Gregory b.1867, d.1957 worked from studio at 326 Albert Road South Melbourne established by his father G F Gregory in 1852

Inscriptions & Markings

Loch Garry rounding Cape Otway A.V. Gregory 1933

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, Queenscliff

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Book

Key words

school
exercise
french grammar
ruff h
tatura
ww2 camp 3
books
educational

School exercise book with loose brown paper cover. Lined paper, hand entries in ink. Sticker on front cover with wording a biro. Helmut Ruff, French Grammar, (1) 1942 Int. Camp 3 school

Historical information

Used by Helmut Ruff at internment Camp 3 (Tatura) School

Inscriptions & Markings

Franzosische Grammatik Helmut Ruff Tatura

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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RAINWATER TANK

Key words

local history
container
domestic
weickhardt family

SMALL GALVANIZED METAL WATER TANK, FINIAL ON TOP LID; BRASS TAP ON LOWER EDGE

Historical information

TANK WAS MADE TO BE USED AS AN EXAMPLE OF WEICKHARDT'S WORK FOR DISPLAY

Inscriptions & Markings

WEICKHARDT & CO. MAKERS CLUNES.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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Book - Foothill farmers : literature of Gippsland

Key words

literature
victoria
gippsland
history

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped 'Phillip Island & District Historical Society'. Purchased by Society. Signed by the author.

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

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FEEDING CUP

Key words

local history
medical
equipment

STAINLESS STEEL FEEDING CUP, WITH HANDLE AND SPOUT

Historical information

USED IN FORMER CLUNES HOSPITAL

Inscriptions & Markings

PARAMOUNT STAINLESS STEEL K. C LUKE MELBOURNE V.H.A.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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Fire Engine - Pump - Land Rover - Land Rover Fire Engine Pump - Dulux

Fire Services Museum of Victoria, East Melbourne

1958/59, Jean Harris, Lancaster Gate

Key words

1958, harris, lancaster gate

Photo

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

Key words

exhibition
national gallery of victoria
ngv international
fashion
designer
dresses
black
chiffon
velvet

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Book - John Bulmer's recollections of Victorian Aboriginal life, 1855-1908

Key words

gunai kurnai
gippsland
lake tyers
lakes entrance
king charley
snowy river
ellen hood
sarah moffat
lance mcdougall
kassie mcdougall
tom foster
alec mccrae
nellie blair
john bulmer
victorian history
indigenous social life
kinship
religion and mythology
bush foods

John Bulmer spent forty years of his life as missionary to Aboriginal people in Victoria, in 1855 devoting his activities to communities on the Murray, but most of his life was spent at Lake Tyers where he established a Church of England mission in 1862, In his later years he wrote a series of thirteen papers in which he recorded his observations on the life and times of the people to whom he ministered. Over a period of several years Alistair Campbell transliterated the manuscripts, altering a little but retaining the flavour of the original text.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, b&w photograph, word lists, tables

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Leaflet, advertising ink-blotter

Key words

moorabbin
bentleigh
ormond
cheltenham
holidays
travel
tourists
fountain pens, bic biros,

An advertising leaflet with ink -blotting paper backing. c 1950. Coloured photograph of a lady promoting a business for Hairdressing and Billiard Saloon in Chinchilla, Queensland

Historical information

In the 1960's the general prosperity in Australia enabled City of Moorabbin citizens to travel interstate and overseas to tourist destinations for holidays. This is a souvenir from Queensland. c1960 Fountain pens were used by most people prior to the mass production of ‘BIC’ Biros that no longer need blotting paper to dry the ink.

Significance

An example of 1960's advertising and a piece of used blotting paper that shows its function for drying Fountain Pen ink

Inscriptions & Markings

Front is : Colour picture of the bust of a lady with Coiffed head and holding a yellow flower / THE GOLDEN FLOWER / THE O CO / With Compliments of/ BOTTOMLEY BROS/ Tobacconists / and / Confectioners/ Hairdressing and Billiard Saloon / CHINCHILLA / Agents : GOLDEN CASKET Back is : used pink blotting paper

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

Newsletter - Community News . June 1977.

Key words

greenhills
greenhills and north greensborough progress association

Copy of 3 pages, illus.

Historical information

Community News was the official journal of the Greenhills and North Greensborough Progress Association and the Apollo Parkways Progress Association. These copied pages report on the preservation of a tree in Mine Street and a group of locals reminiscing about life in Greenhills in the 1930s and 1940s.

Greensborough Historical Society,

BRUSH, CLOTHES

Key words

personal effects-grooming
handcrafts-woodwork

Clothes brush made of wood and natural fibre bristles.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on side "R↑T" Handwritten in ink on side "149252" Handwritten in ink on top "LAC Jack King"

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

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Sample, Textile

National Wool Museum, Geelong

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Photographic Display

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Glass Slides - Photographic

Key words

glass plate slides gravura
lantern

set of 9 Glass Plate Slides in original box. photographs of Heathcote McIvor

Historical information

Belonged to Percy Webber who took the slides while he was parish priest of the church of england in Heathcote in 1893.

Significance

these Glass slides are only known original pictures still in original box 9 in total taken in 1893 of the various views around heathcote.

Inscriptions & Markings

on lid of box Gravura Lantern plates

Heathcote McIvor Historical Society, Heathcote

Lithograph

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
lithograph
a.m.duffield.

Lithograph framed of cruiser Melbourne rescuing crew off schooner off Canadian coast. By A.M.Duffield.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

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Stencil

Key words

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

Inscriptions & Markings

575 U / 433 / 2

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Ration Book

Key words

ration book
wwii
world war 2

Yellowing book with seal on top right hand corner saying "Official Paid". "Ration Book Supplement" on top left hand corner.

Historical information

Reproduction of a wartime Ration Book from magazine entitled Images of War 1939-1945 The Real Story of World War II - A Marshall Cavendish Collection in association with the Imperial War Museum. Issue 1 Volume 1

Inscriptions & Markings

Ministry of Food, Ration Book Supplement in the name William R. Herring, 1 Walton Way Mitcham 7 July 1941. Class & Serial No: RBIPP609997.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Racquet

Key words

tennis

A Wright and Ditson 'Sutton' tennis racquet, with: laminated convex throat; string whipping around shoulders; hide reinforcements along sides of shoulders and throat; and, moderate-grooved, thick octagonal handle. Decal inscription across throat on obverse: SUTTON. Wright & Ditson Championship logo, with tennis player on ball trademark feature on throat on reverse. Materials: Wood, Lacquer, Glue, Metal, Paint, Ink, Leather, Gut, String

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Mixed Media on paper - 'Untitled' by Fiona Rogers

Key words

art
artwork
fiona rogers
rogers
available

Framed artwork. If you are able to assist with information on this artist or artwork please use the comments link below.

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. See '3rd Year Final Exhibition 1992' Program (Historical Collection 005803)

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Single furrow mould board plough

Key words

farm machinery
soil cultivation
mould board plough
horse drawn

Single furrow triangular mould board plough painted green

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Photograph

Key words

local history
photography
cowes foreshore
black & white photograph
lovers walk cowes
john jenner
bryant west

Photograph of Cowes foreshore near Lovers Walk

Historical information

One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Image

Key words

rutherglen

One of a group of photographs of Rutherglen collected from magazines (Pix or People or Post), then pasted onto orange paper, date unknown. This one is an aerial view of Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Racquet

Key words

tennis

A Bancroft Bjorn Borg Monte Carlo tennis racquet, with bamboo lamination, ribbon whipping around shoulders, and leather handle with X-formation perforations. Bancroft logo features across base of head. Throat and shaft feature model name and 'Bjorn Borg' logo, along with 'BJ' trademark. 'B' trademark features on lower shaft, and butt cap. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Leather, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Ink, Plastic, Paint, Ribbon

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Test Tube Rack

Key words

rack
tube

Wooden

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,