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The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

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Walter Barber, Guest Curator

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Photograph - The Mill

Mortlake and District Historical Society, Mortlake

Photograph

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
bridges
phillip island bridge
black & white photograph
phillip island suspension bridge
san remo
newhaven
john jenner
bryant west

Photograph of Phillip Island Suspension Bridge taken from Newhaven foreshore with Ti-tree foreground, San Remo background.

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

Saw Bench - New Record Saw Bench

Key words

saw bench
puffing billy
new record
internal combustioin

Timber framed with steel wheels, belt driven saw blade powered by a Rosbery internal combustion engine.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Rosebery Engine No c28437 R.P.M 800 H.P. 6 Manufactured By Westinghouse Rosebery Pty.ltd. Sydney

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Surgical Instrument

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
ent ear nose throat surgery
warrnambool base hospital
nhill base hospital
mira hospital
flying doctor
medical treatment
polyp remover
surgery

Surgical instrument from Dr T.F. Ryan's Surgical Kit, part of the W.R. Angus. Polyp remover, scissor type action,curved ends with loop shaped tips. One handle has loop, the other is curved, Inscribed "MEDICAL SUPPLY DEPOT" & "T R"

Historical information

This polyp remover from Dr T.F. Ryan's Ear Nose and Throat surgical kit 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 WWII1942-45, 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed "MEDICAL SUPPLY DEPOT" & "T R"

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph - Digital image - Grave of Christina Taylor, St Helena Cemetery

Key words

st helena cemetery
christina taylor
taylor family

Digital copy of colour photograph (grave)

Historical information

The Grave of Christina Taylor (died 08/03/1914), St Helena Cemetery.

Significance

St Helena Cemetery was originally the burial place of the Beale family and friends. The first burials took place in the 1850s. There are now over 200 burials.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Langlands Bridge, Eltham

Key words

langlands bridges
eltham
bridges

Black and white photograph

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photoboard

Sir Mac's academic gowns donated to University of Melbourne.

Historical information

On the centenary of Sir Mac's death, his family donated his academic gowns to the University of Melbourne. Elizabeth Dexter, his daughter, is pictured with Chancellor, Sir Edward Woodward.

Significance

Sir Mac was the first University of Melbourne graduate to win a Nobel Laureate, and was Professor of Experiment Medicine at the University from 1944 to 1965.

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Ticket

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
ticket passengers contract
ticket
london to brisbane.
passengers ticket

Ticket passengers contract from London to Brisbane. The ticket is green and has been placed under glass in a white frame.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph Album

Key words

tennis

Leather album belonging to Nell Hopman and containing photographs taken by her on a 1938 tour to Europe with other Australian tennis and cricket players. Materials: Leather, Paper, Photographic emulsion

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photograph: Bob Tate, Solid Geometry teacher with student, CTS, mid 1970s - Photograph: Bob Tate, Solid Geometry teacher with student , CTS, mid 1970s

Key words

robert tate
teacher collingwood technical school
carpentry woodwork shop
nmit

Large colour photograph on cardboard.

Inscriptions & Markings

On reverse 'MID 1970's / COFFEE TABLE / INSTRUCTOR - ROBERT (BOB) TATE / STUDENT UNKNOWN / LOCATION CARPENTRY WOODWORK SHOP / COLLINGWOOD TECH. / HEAD OF DEPARTMEN - ROBERT RAWSON / (WOODWORK)'

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Form

Key words

dennys
lascelles limited

Historical information

Blank share dividend form from Dennys Lascelles Limited. A form like this would have been sent to a shareholder, accompanying a dividend cheque.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

no image

Text

Key words

royal victorian institute for the blind

Newspaper clippings -- photos -- letters -- index cards and various loose papers

Historical information

The Moe RVIB Auxiliary formed on April 2, 1931. This small collection contains index cards which were maintained by RVIB and contain the amount of donations made by the Auxiliary between 1976-1990, as well as the presentations delivered by RVIB employees to Auxiliary meetings between 1978-1985. Correspondence to and from RVIB head office ranging between 1990-1995. It also includes a brief history of the Auxiliary.

Vision Australia,

Newspaper

Key words

documents
newspapers
women's
magazine
newspaper
english.

Small newspaper with English text seems to have previously been stapled. Appears to have articles concerning women's interests. Possibly and early women's magazine.

Inscriptions & Markings

As per photo.

Friends of Westgarthtown, Thomastown

School Photograph (digital image) - 1963 Macleod High School McHIGH Prefects

Key words

macleod high school
rosemary davies

Links: 02529:02537 Digital copy of black and white group photograph.

Historical information

Photograph of Macleod High School 1963 Prefects.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names identified on back of photograph.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Maysbury St

Key words

elsternwick
maysbury ave
maysbury
victorian house
houses
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of Maysbury, a 2 storey Victorian house

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper Clipping - Passion Nailed

Key words

paull, allan oam

2 Page Spread published in the Herald Sun

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Photographs - Taylor Family

Key words

taylor family
mayfield street greensborough
dianne taylor

Three black and white photographs.

Historical information

Three photographs of the Taylor family and their home at 17 Mayfield Street Greensborough, taken in 1944 and early 1950s.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Taylor Home, 17 Mayfield Street 1950s"; "Diane Taylor, 17 Mayfield Street 1956?"; "Taylor Family - Mayfield St. 1944 - Noella, Mrs Taylor, Diane, Louise ".

Greensborough Historical Society,

Clothing, lady's aprons

Key words

clothing
brighton
moorabbin
pioneers
crochet
bentleigh
early settlers
craftwork
curtis may

3 unbleached cotton lady's aprons with bib and ties and colourful hand-embroidery and a crocheted edge

Historical information

These lady’s hand-embroidered aprons are examples of the dressmaking and craft skills of the women of the families who had settled in the Moorabbin Shire early 20thC

Significance

The skill and craftsmanship shown in these aprons is an example of the clothing made by the pioneer settlers and market gardeners in Moorabbin Shire. The family of M. Curtis were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire

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

Harness Buckle

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
shipwrecked-artefact
schomberg
clipper ship
black ball line
1855 shipwreck
aberdeen clipper ship
captain forbes
peterborough shipwreck
ss queen
horse harness buckle
horse harness

Horse harness buckle, 3" x 3" Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg.

Historical information

When the ship Schomberg was launched in 1855, she was considered the most perfect clipper ship ever to be built. James Blaine’s Black Ball Line had commissioned her to be built for their fleet of passenger liners. At a cost of £43,103, the Aberdeen builders designed her to sail faster than the quick clippers designed by North American Donald McKay. She was a three masted wooden clipper ship, built with diagonal planking of British oat with layers of Scottish larch. This luxury vessel was designed to transport emigrants to Melbourne in superior comfort. She had ventilation ducts to provide air to the lower decks and a dining saloon, smoking room, library and bathrooms for the first class passengers. At the launch of Schomberg’s maiden voyage, her master Captain ‘Bully’ Forbes, drunkenly predicted that he would make the journey between Liverpool and Melbourne in 60 days. Schomberg departed Liverpool on 6 October 1855 with 430 passengers and 3000 tons cargo including iron rails and equipment intended the build the Geelong Railway and a bridge over the Yarra from Melbourne to Hawthorn. The winds were poor as Schomberg sailed across the equator, slowing her journey considerably. She was 78 days out of Liverpool when she ran aground on a sand-spit near Peterborough, Victoria, on 27 December; the sand spit and the currents were not marked on Forbes’s map. Overnight, the crew launched a lifeboat to find a safe place to land the ship’s passengers. The scouting party returned to Schomberg and advised Forbes that it was best to wait until morning because the rough seas could easily overturn the small lifeboats. The ship’s Chief Officer spotted SS Queen at dawn and signalled the steamer. The master of the SS Queen approached the stranded vessel and all of Schomberg’s passengers were able to disembark safely. The Black Ball Line’s Melbourne agent sent a steamer to retrieve the passengers’ baggage from the Schomberg. Other steamers helped unload her cargo until the weather changed and prevented the salvage teams from accessing the ship. Local merchants Manifold & Bostock bought the wreck and cargo, but did not attempt to salvage the cargo still on board the ship. They eventually sold it on to a Melbourne businessman and two seafarers. After two of the men drowned when they tried to reach Schomberg, salvage efforts were abandoned. In 1975, divers from Flagstaff Hill, including Peter Ronald, found an ornate communion set at the wreck. The set comprised a jug, two chalices, a plate and a lid. The lid did not fit any of the other objects and in 1978 a piece of the lid broke off, revealing a glint of gold. As museum staff carefully examined the lid and removed marine growth, they found a diamond ring, which is currently on display in the Great Circle Gallery. Flagstaff Hill also holds ship fittings and equipment, personal effects, a lithograph, tickets and photograph from the Schomberg. Most of the artefacts were salvaged from the wreck by Peter Ronald, former director of Flagstaff Hill.

Significance

The Schomberg, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR S612), has great historical significance as a rare example of a large, fast clipper ship on the England to Australia run, carrying emigrants at the time of the Victorian gold rush. She represents the technical advances made to break sailing records between Europe and Australia. Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from the Schomberg is significant for its association with the shipwreck, The collection is primarily significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the Schomberg. It is archaeologically significant as the remains of an international passenger Ship. It is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and for its association with the shipwreck and the ship, which was designed to be fastest and most luxurious of its day

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph - Approach to Greensborough

Key words

greensborough
grimshaw street
post war era

Links: 00456.00458 A black and white photograph of the approach to Greensborough in the late 1940's.

Historical information

A vista of the top end of Greensborough in the late 1940's.

Significance

Shows the development of Greensborough looking from the Melbourne approach side. Features the early power lines and post and wire fences along Grimshaw Street also dirt edges of the road, early street lighting and no footpaths.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written in pen on back of photo: "Looking down Grimshaw St from the cutting near William St and Adeline Sts."

Greensborough Historical Society,

no image

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
male

Black and white photograph of an indigenous man.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed in pencil (Ll) '1/10' (Lc) 'Matcham Skipper' and dated (Lr) 'circa 1960' on matt board

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Soldiers marching

Key words

world war 1
ww1
soldiers
marching
horse
convoy
field

Photograph

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

moustache cup and saucer

Key words

moustache-cup domestic-items-crockery shelley

An ornate designed cup. Lower half is pink, edged all over in gold. Top is white. The moustache bridge is white. The saucer is plain white. The moustache cup is a drinking cup with a semicircular ledge inside. The ledge has a half moon-shaped opening to allow the passage of liquids and serves as a guard to keep moustaches dry.

Significance

Between 1920 and 1930, moustaches progressively began to go out of fashion and hence moustache cup production gradually dwindled. This cup is an example of a common domestic item of its time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Saucer - Fine bone china, Shelley, England

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Photograph

Key words

local history
photography
jenner
black & white photograph
dairy buildings
dairy built by h jenner snr
h jenner snr
john jenner
bryant west

Photograph of Dairy and remains of Tea Tree hedge. Built and planted by H. Jenner late 1880's.

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

Book - Henry Jacobs Auctioneer: Auction Sale Notices

Key words

henry jacobs auctioneer
auctioneers
real estate agents
warrnambool
auction sales
jacobs, frank

Dark red cloth bound scrapbook with brown paper pages. The front has a zig-zag imprint as a border and a paper label noting the title of the volume in blue and black text with red underlining. Inside the book has newspaper notices for auction sales from various Warrnambool real estate agents. The last pages are empty.

Historical information

This scrapbook contains hundreds of auction sale notices for Warrnambool properties (and some more distant) dating from September 1941 to March 1972. In some instances the newspaper article noting the details of the sale and articles recording the result of the sale are included. The names of many of the real estate firms of the period form part of the advertisement. It provides a significant research tool relating to properties in Warrnambool and information to interpret the type of buildings available during this period. The firm of Henry J. Jacobs & Son, Auctioneers & Real Estate Agents was located at 146a Liebig Street with the known dates 1937 to 1964, and at 81 Liebig Street from the 1960s. Henry Jacobs' Frank Jacobs, also worked in the business.

Significance

This scrapbook is of considerable local significance as it gives a great deal of information on people, properties, prices and sales in the timeframe (19401-1972). It is invaluable to researchers as it contains not only the details of the auctions at the time but also extra information on the owners and buyers and sellers, the names of the properties, the frequency of sales of properties of the time and the names of estate agents operating during the period. It has social significance in that it shows one manner in which business collated information.

Inscriptions & Markings

Henry Jacobs - Auctioneer/ AUCTION/SALE/NOTICES

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Tournament Programme

Key words

tennis

Program: Davis Cup: Australia v Czech Republic Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Artwork - Ceramics - [Woodfired Vessel] by Peter Pilven

Key words

peter pilven
ceramics
artwork
artists
jan feder memorial ceramics collection

This work is part of the Jan Feder Memorial Ceramics Collection. Jan Feder was an alumna of the Gippsland Campus who studied ceramics on the campus. She passed away in the mid 1980s. Her student peers raised funds to buy ceramic works in her memory. They bought works from visiting lecturers who became leading ceramic artists around the world, as well as from many of the staff who taught there.

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Embroidery

Key words

embroidery
threadwwork
floral
needlework gilbert-mary

A colourful embroidery of flowers, in bloom and bud. Leaves are variegated.Worked on a blue background and framed in a gold-coloured wooden frame. Frame has tiny raised leaves along sides.

Historical information

Donor, Mary Gilbert lived in Orbost 1905-1989 and was teacher/headmistress at Orbost High School 1927-1968. A local historian, she collected stories from local families, compiling the book "Personalities & Stories of the Early Orbost District"

Significance

This item is of aesthetic significance and is an example of the skill and craftmanship of women in early times.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Compass

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
trough compass
navigation compass
surveyor's compass
j.w. handley australia

Trough Compass in wooden box with sliding lid. Maker J.W.H./V Mark 11 D�D Serial number 1279

Historical information

A trough compass is used in navigation and surveying to establish magnetic north.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Bayonet

Bayonet.

Historical information

Pattern 1887 used used by Naval and Military Forces of the Australian Colonies.

HMAS Cerberus Museum , HMAS CERBERUS

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Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 1 Pam No 1 The Infantry Battalion 1984

Key words

infantry battalion training doctrine

A soft covered booklet providing the doctrine for the employment of the infantry battalion in war.

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-118-5958

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

Photograph

Key words

rankin mchaffie
mchaffie family
quinton mchaffie
n mchaffie

Sepia photograph of Rankin McHaffie, the son of Quinton McHaffie.

Historical information

One of a collection of photographs donated by Nancy McHaffie Rankine McHaffie (John Rankine McHaffie) 1st cousin to Noel Wemyss McHaffie, both grandsons of John David McHaffie (first permanent European settler of Phillip Island). Enlisted WW1 as sapper in Field Company Engineers (service number 19907) and embarked from Melbourne in ship HMAT Nestor A71 on 21 November 1917.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Rankin McHaffie - son of Quinton McHaffie.

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Composing Rules

Key words

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

Composing Rules, brass and case - wooden (original case burnt in fire, now replaced by replica case). Comprising 32 rules from 7 to 50 picas.

Historical information

Composing rules, used by printer for setting type.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

no image

Newspapers - Corryong Courier 1957

Key words

local newspaper

Navy Blue Bound Copies - Jan 1957 to Dec 1957

Historical information

Social & Commercial History of District

Significance

Social & Commercial History of District

Inscriptions & Markings

Gold Lettering

Man From Snowy River Museum operated by the Upper Murray Historical Society , Corryong

no image

Pidgeon, Dorothy

Key words

pidgeon
dorothy
dose
dorrie
dot
ainsworth
roy st. clair
aves
clara
henry john
hardware
moonya road
neerim road
murrumbeena
murrumbeena state school
murrumbeena park bowling club
st. peters anglican church
jewell
tom fr.

Three articles on Dorothy Pidgeon’s eulogy written by her son Ken Pidgeon., Memorial service pamphlet including a photograph for Dorothy Pigeon’s memorial service, dated 16/02/2007., Newspaper death notice, date and paper unknown.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Butter printer

Key words

butter cutters
uebergang
allansford
dairy manufacture

Wooden Eureka brand butter printer and weigher with dovetailed corners on the bulk butter box, wooden rollers for moving butter along once cut and wire cutter.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This butter cutter is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. It was in the early 1900s for hand-use in home dairies or small factories.

Significance

An example of an early butter packaging machine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eureka/J Bartram & Son/sole makers Uebergang No. U027

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Publication - Bee Breeding in Europe (British Isles Bee Breeders' Association), Codnor, 1983

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

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Bones, Whale

Key words

local history
natural history specimens
mammalogy

2 whale bones possibly from the flippers

Historical information

Found on East Beach by Mr J Abrahams

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

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slouch hat

Key words

horse
hat
light
slouch
plumes

Hat, Felt, Rabbit fur, Khaki colour with Khaki 4 fold, Emu Feather plumes, chin strap

Historical information

Army issue hat used to resemble Hat wiorn by Light Horse soldiers 1903-1942

Significance

Represents the hat worn by soldiers of teh 4th, 17th and 19th Light Horse Regiments

Inscriptions & Markings

Made by Fayrefield, Melbourne 6 7/8 1971

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

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Manual - Ceremonial manual 1999 Vol 1

4 Ring Binder containing 27 chapters relating to Army Ceremonial

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

Photocopy

Key words

tennis

Photocopy of a page from magazine entitled 'THE GAME OF RACKETS' with text and images relating to the sport. Materials: Paper, Ink, Wood, Cardboard

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Diary

Key words

arnott-rogers family

Golden Grain Almanack and Christian's Textbook for 1920. A red cover, name of diary & picture of grain on front cover.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Text

Key words

association for the blind

1 certificate of honour

Historical information

Certificate reads "Certificate of Honour awarded to the staff of the Association for the Blind in recognition of their contribution of $11,000 to the Guiding Light Appeal, April 1968. Their efforts, most admirable in intent, efficient in operation and signally successful, deserve the highest praise and must earn the gratitude of all who will profit therefrom" (Quote from General Committee Minute. 27/05/1968) By order of the Committee, dated 26 August 1968. Signed by the President (H.M. Lightfoot) and Secretary J. W. Wilson. Running down the left hand side of the certificate and along the bottom right hand corner is a blue floral motif. Also in the bottom right hand coner is graphic featuring a flame lighting a darkened circle, which may be an official logo from the time period.

Vision Australia,

Photographs - Colour - Lake Wendouree Dry Lake Walk, 2007

Key words

lake wendouree
drought
boathouse
mud
fish
bouy

A number of colour photographs taken during a walk through the centre of Ballarat.

Historical information

In 2007 Ballarat was in drought, and Lake Wendouree was dry

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Wool bale fastener

Key words

wool bales

Historical information

Fasteners for bales of wool displayed on the show floor.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Book: British railway track: design, construction and maintenance, 1964

Key words

railway tracks design and construction

Book of 533 pages titled 'British railway track: design, construction and maintenance', This copy is the third edition, published in 1964, edited by RA Hamnett, Published by The Permanent Way, Nottingham.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Photographs - Colour - Interior Frieze in Zelman Cottage, Hepurn Springs, 2017

Key words

victor zelman
zelman cottage
painted frieze
hepburn springs

A number of photographs showing the frieze painted by Victor Zelman, at Zelman Cottage.

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Metal Attachment for Head Mirror on Cloth Head Band

Key words

head mirror

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

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NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Key words

local history
document
mining

MINING REPORT MINERALS OF CLUNES GOLDFIELDS - RARE AND UNUSUAL SPECIES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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Stencil

Key words

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

Inscriptions & Markings

SORIA

National Wool Museum, Geelong