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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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Photograph - Single Motor Carriage 471M (Red Rattler) Tait train heading to Hurstbridge just before crossing over the Diamond Creek north of Allendale Road, January 1983

Key words

allendale road, diamond creek, george coop collection, hurstbridge line, red rattler, red rattler single carriage, single carriage train, single motor carriage, tait train

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodachrome colour positive transparency in cardboard slide mount.

Inscriptions & Markings

Processing date Feb 1983

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Sign

Key words

merino sheep
golden fleece petroleum company
sign
golden fleece
petroliana

One half of a yellow plastic moulded sign in the form of a merino sheep- used to advertise Golden Fleece petrol pumps.

Historical information

Yellow plastic merino sheep sign- used to advertise Golden Fleece petrol pumps.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Photograph - Colour - Killarney Beach, Victoria

Key words

killarney beach
coast
beach

Colour photograph of Killarney Beach, Victoria.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

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Photograph

Key words

stawell

Historical information

Men in front of earthmoving machinery. Turn of the First Sod for Stawell Sewerage. 1949.

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Coat hanger

10 Hooks diamond shaped

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Photograph - Mono cyclists, Eltham Parade, Eltham Community Festival Parade, Main Road opposite Wingrove Park, 4 August 1978

Key words

eltham
main road
eltham festival
alan whitmore estate agents
shell service station
mount pleasant road
parade
parade float
wingrove park

Colour photograph

Historical information

Eltham Community Festival, 4-13 August 1978 Newsletter No. 3 September 1978 Eltham Community Festival. This year’s Eltham Community Festival was held from August 4th to 13th. The society was involved with the Warrandyte Historical Society in arranging an exhibition at the Community Centre and also provided notes and a map for a self-guided walking tour of historic buildings and locations around Eltham. Copies of notes will continue to be available from the Eltham Shire Offices and the tour may be under-taken at any time. The exhibition was divided into two sections. The Eltham Society displayed early photographs associated with the walking tour, whilst the Warrandyte Society showed their photographs and artefacts of the Warrandyte gold era. An outstanding feature was the large "blow-up" photos of early Warrandyte.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

photograph

Key words

allison, james; uniting church development fund

B&W head and shoulders photograph of Mr Jim Allison.

Historical information

Jim Allison was the manager of the Uniting Church Development Fund in 1979.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Book - Battarbee & Namatjira

Key words

rex battarbee
albert namatjira
florinda battarbee
history of australian art
history of warrnambool
warrnambool art gallery

This is a soft cover book of 342 pages. It tells the stories of the artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira. It contains a Contents page, an Introduction, ten chapters, a Note on Sources and Acknowledgements. The front cover has a black and white photograph of Battarbee and Namatjira. The text includes several black and white photographs.

Historical information

This book gives details on the lives of the artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira. It is written by Martin Edmonds. The book explores the relationship between the two artists and the effect on each other of artistic philosophies and techniques, described as each being ‘a catalyst and a primer for the other, each shimmering alongside the other’.

Significance

This book is of considerable interest as Rex Battarbee was born and reared in Warrnambool and his older sister Florinda was his first art teacher and an important influence in his artistic development. She was also a talented artist and a well-known art teacher in Warrnambool and many of her works survive. The Warrnambool Art Gallery holds works by both Rex and Florinda Battarbee, with the works of the latter belonging to the Warrnambool and District Historical Society. The Battarbee family members were prominent in Warrnambool business and artistic circles at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Rex’s father was a shopkeeper and had a bacon and ham curing business and the family lived in East Warrnambool at ‘Skiddaw’.

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Photograph - Ringwood Clocktower dome retained from Warrandyte Road location being placed on new tower at Wantirna Road site - 1967.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Dome of old tower being placed on new one - 1967".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

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School Records - Individuals - Strahan, Margaret

Key words

rutherglen higher elementary school
pupils
students
school reports

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

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ink & pastel - Untitled

Key words

art
artwork

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 ,

000406 - Photograph - Inverloch SS2776 School concert - 13 May 1925 - from Noelle Green

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Enema syringe case

Key words

enema

Enamad syringe case, without syringe, black leather with gold clip. Instructions for use and how to clean the instrument is pasted inside the lid and base of the box.

Historical information

The enema box was used by Mrs Howlett in the 1880s on her district rounds.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

Try pot

Key words

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

A large cast-iron cauldron about 200 gallons in capacity in which whale blubber was heated in order to remove the oil.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph - Year 11L, 1996

Key words

class photograph
hawthorn east campus
year 11

Historical information

Year 11L, 1996. First Row: Rachel Banky, Sarah Krasnostein, Simi Birnbaum, Belinda Feldman, Gaby Nowak, Emily Fishman, Romy Susskind, Lisa Muller. Second Row: Elan Kaplan, Vera Segal, Ben Grunfeld, Davina Shinewell, Gary Israelsohn, Adam Glezer, Rachelle Levy, Natalie Segman. Third Row: Rebekah Santen, Daniel Rayne, Ro'ee Kohn, Ben Klein Mark Unger, Alex Grinstein, Darren Rutko. Absent: Joshua Bernshaw, Natalie Gonn, Melanie Rozen. Teacher (second row): Mr Mark Lenga.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Roll Of Honour WW11 - Presbyterian Church, Karyrie

Key words

ww11; enlisted; presbyterian church; roll of honour; karyrie ; returnees.

Fifteen men listed- returnees WW11. Silver inscriptions on metal attached to varnished wood.

Historical information

Karyrie is a rural location in Buloke Shire, Victoria.

Significance

One of a few Historical remaining items from the hamlet of Karyrie, Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

A THANKSGIVING TO GOD /FROM THIS CONGREGATION /FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF OUR MEN WHO FOUGHT / IN WORLD WAR11 1939-45 . J. Lee; I.Kerr ; A.McDougall ; R. Gaylor; A.Gaylor; J. Tierney; W.A. Allan ; A.L. Allan; A.N. Allan; R.W.Allan; R.W.Allan; J.A. Allan ; R.E. Allan; D.McQuinn ; Rev. A.Boag

Wycheproof & District Historical Society Inc., Wycheproof

Photograph - Crowes: Terminus of the railway line.

Key words

crowes; terminus; "the black stump";

Photograph. Terminus of the Colac-Crowes at Crowes.

Historical information

The terminus of the railway, and the southern-most station on the Australian mainland, was Crowes, approximately 2 kilometres from Lavers Hill. The line ended at "The Black Stump". Crowes was designed as a fully functioning terminus and received a complete instalment of facilities. The site was laid out with three roads plus a dead end siding for a locomotive shed and ash pit. Goods sheds, a platform and livestock ramps catered for freight loadings, while on the north side was a station office, waiting room, parcels shed and passenger shelter. Three departmental residences were also provided. The resident Station Master was withdrawn in November 1916 and the station closed with the line on 10 December 1954.

Otway Districts Historical Society, Beech Forest

Jacket - Battledress

Key words

uniform
korea
army

Army Battlejacket 3RAR

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

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 O'GRADY - JAMES Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Book - The Du Ponts of Delaware

Key words

textile fibres textile fibres - synthetic
nylon
textile fibres
textile fibres - synthetic

Historical information

"The Du Ponts of Delaware" -W E Carr ,1965. The Du Pont company originally developed nylon.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Racquet

Key words

tennis

A wooden racquet with white and red-painted stem, white throat and lower head, plastic whipping and collars, and brown leather handle grip. Decal across base of head and throat, on both sides, features the inscription: JC HIGGINS/DORIS HART/MODEL. Also featured on throat is a red love-heart design. Machine stitched inscription across cloth butt cover: MADE/IN/U.S.A. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Ink, Leather, Adhesive tape, Paint, Plastic, Cloth

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Glass Negative

Key words

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

Glass Negative of the Barque Buttermere - Turning Easting down. 600 miles West of the Cape Horn, Feb 4th 1887

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Mug, shaving

White ceramic shaving mug with gold rim with drainage shelf for shaving brush.

Inscriptions & Markings

On base : 'BRITTANIA POTTERY ENGLAND ...?????....447'.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brace

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
brace
sheffield bit brace

Incomplete Sheffield Bit Brace. All wooden. Length 240mm

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

000743 Photograph - Inverloch - Beach Fisherman - from Ruth Tipping

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photograph

COPY OF A COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LATE THELMA ANNEAR WHO WAS HONOURED IN 2006 TO BE INCLUDED ON THE HEPBURN SHIRE COUNCIL WOMEN'S HONOUR ROLL. COPY OF HONOUR ROLL TYPE OBITUARY FOR THE LATE THELMA ANNEAR

Historical information

THELMA ANNEAR WAS AN OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE CLUNES COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS. DURING HER LIFETIME SHE HAD BEEN PRESIDENT OF C.W.A, GOLF CLUB, CLUNES BOWLING CLUB, MOTHERS' CLUB, INDOOR BOWLS, AND A MEMBER OF CLUNES FIRE BRIGADE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY, R.S.L WOMEN'S AUXILIARY, CLUNES SHOW AUXILIARY. SHE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN MEALS ON WHEELS, SWIMMING CLUB, YOUTH GROUP AND WAS FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF EWING HOUSE FOR DEAF CHILDREN IN BALLARAT.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Poster - Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Co Ltd Centennial Celebration

Key words

mt lyell, mining, centennial, copper 100 year

Laminated poster advertising the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company Limited Centennial Celebrations taking place in Queenstown 26th to 29th March 1993 'Mt Lyell A Century in Copper'.

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

Truck Robur Tea Demonstration

Key words

robur tea truck demonstration

Historical information

This photograph is from the Max Harris Collection held by the Ballaraat Mechanics' Institute. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Uniform Stable Belt

Canvas stable belt - Rhodesian Corps of Engineers. Canvas red with two dark blue stripes. Chrome buckle with Corps badge.

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Framed Object, Letter on Trouser Leg

Piece of material from khakhi trouser leg with hand written letter . Written by private Aubrey Neil on the Galipoli 23.07.1915. Sent to Miss N. Neil, Mullum Mullm Rd Ringwood, Victoria Australia . Double sided item

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood