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Another Night

9 Mar 2017

A short history of lighting, illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections

Curated By

Kitty Owens, Manager, Exhibition Services, Museums Australia (Victoria)

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Ochsner Haemostatic Forceps, Curved

Key words

ochsner
haemostatic
forceps
curved

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Axe Stone

Key words

axe
aboriginal artefact
buffalo river

quartzite ground edge stone axe with edge damage

Historical information

Evidence of Aboriginal presence and activities in Buffalo River Valley near site of present Buffalo Dam.

Significance

Evidence of Aboriginal presence and activities in North East and Alpine areas relatively uncommon.

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Trophy - The Industrial Choir Contest 1923 - Ald J C Kings Shield

Key words

textile mills woollen mills textile mills - staff
classweave industries pty ltd federal woollen mills ltd
textile mills
woollen mills
textile mills - staff

Historical information

Acquired when "Classweave Industries" closed down.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Industrial Choir Contest 1923 - Ald J C Kings Shield Presented by/ Ald J C King JP,/ Mayor of Geelong,/ for Best Industrial Choir,/ to be won twice

National Wool Museum, Geelong

no image

booklet

Key words

books
history
local

Handmade booklet B&W. Brief history of H.S.K. Kormoran. 19 Nov 1941-19 Nov 1991. All pages are photo copies. Has separate leaf listing battlews/sinkings by the Kormoran

Historical information

Possession of POW at Camp13 Murchison

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough State School 1965 Grade 3A

Key words

greensborough state school
greensborough primary school

Black and white photograph of school class

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough State School, 1965 Grade 3A

Greensborough Historical Society,

Plaque

Key words

vietnam war
vietnam war memorial
plaque

Metal badge mounted on wooden plaque commemorating the National Memorial to the Vietnam Forces. Image shows a relief rendering of the actual memorial statue, and underneath states 'For those who served, suffered and died 1962 - 1973.

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

Matters Postcards Convent St Patrick's

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Map - Region 20 rural directory

Key words

kerang
regional maps
atlas
fire protection

Inscriptions & Markings

maps

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Brooch

Key words

tennis

Gold brooch in shape of a racquet and ball. On reverse is stamped :'ROLLED GOLD/GK' Materials: Gold/Metal

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book - Signal Letters of British Ships 1952

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
book
signal letters of british ships 1952

Signal Letters of British Ships 1952 For the use of ships at sea and signal stations for 1952. Has 3 Supplment - Corrected to 30th June, 1952 - 31st July, 1952 - 31st August, 1952 Publisher: His Majestys Stationery Office

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Magazine

Key words

tennis

A copy of French family magazine, 'La Mode Illustree', No.17, 29 April, 1900. Issue features tennis fashions. Materials: Paper, Ink, String

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

no image

Carved Wooden Box

Key words

box - carved
wood
drescher w
drescher p
hoffmann g
camp 3
camp 1
tatura
ww2 camps 1 and 3
handcrafts
woodcarving
toys
general

Wood carving of a boy. Painted orange and red dress, yellow shoes, crown on his head. Standing ona triangular shaped black base with a green, spotted yellow, frog at his feet. A character from "The Frog Prince" from Grimms Fairy Tales

Historical information

Handmade by internee in Camp 3 for his son. Handpainted by George Hoffmann in Camp 1

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Photographic print

Key words

tennis

Photograph depicting ceremony at 1973 Davis Cup Final. Materials: Paper, Ink, Plastic, Photographic emulsion

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Drawing

Key words

textile mills woollen mills
classweave industries pty ltd federal woollen mills ltd
textile mills
woollen mills

Historical information

Acquired when "Classweave Industries" closed down.

Inscriptions & Markings

51

National Wool Museum, Geelong

no image

Book - The works of Robert Burns with numerous notes and illustrations. Vol 1

Large leather bound book with marbled endpages and page edges; six compartments on spine and gold lettering.

Historical information

Presented to the Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College by old collegian C H Stewart in 1954

Significance

Example of ongoing commmunity support of the school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on flyleaf: Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College / Ballarat / Crest / Presented by / Miss C H Stewart / Old Collegian / 26/4/54

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Book - Signal Letters of British Ships 1937

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
signal letters of british ships 1937
book

Signal Letters of British Ships 1937 For the use of ships at sea and signal stations for 1937 Publisher: His Majestys Stationery Office

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
schools - tourello

TOURELLO PRIMARY SCHOOL [COPY] PUPILS AND TEACHER MR. RICHARDS

Historical information

PHOTOCOPY OF TOURELLO PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS 1940.

Inscriptions & Markings

STATE SCHOOL TOURELLO 1940.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Theatre flyers - Thunderbirds F.A.B. - The Next Generation (comedy) performed at Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne commencing 25 May 1994

Key words

thunderbirds
melbourne athenaem theatre

coloured Flyer

Historical information

preview held on the 24th

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

ballarat

Coloured original oil painting depicting a country scene. Shows farm dwellings at middle distance. Painters name appears in right-hand corner (bottom) - "Chas Young". A typed caption has been pasted onto bottom of painting. This reads: "Reputed To Be The First House Built In Ballarat Somewhere Near The Creek Presented By H. Twaits, St. Kilda".

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

no image

Water Jug

Key words

water jug
dunphy's hotel
buckland valley
ceramics
aldo gios
tableware

Reconstructed, but incomplete, ceramic water jug. Design of three urns on each side of the jug in green. Ornate pattern in green around the rim.

Inscriptions & Markings

Portland; E & C Challinor

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

no image

Gift Tin

Sheet metal tin with hinged lid. In the middle of the red lid of the tin is a gold-coloured embossed picture of Queen Victoria's head. To the left is Queen Victoria's insignia, and to the right are the words "South Africa 1900" and is inscribed "I wish you a happy New Year" and signed Victoria running along the bottom.

Historical information

In 1899, British soldiers and sailors were in South Africa fighting the second Boer War which lasted from 1899 to 1902. Queen Victoria was concerned about the morale of her army and navy and wanted to do something to lift their spirits. She would send chocolate to all of her army and navy serving in South Africa (including Australian contingents) as a Christmas/New Year gift in 1899/1900. The chocolate manufacturer, Cadbury, which since around 1854 had a Royal Warrant to supply Queen Victoria with cocoa and chocolate, was contacted and requested to produce the royal bars of chocolate, each with its own individual tin. This put Richard and George Cadbury in a dilemma because, as Quakers, they were pacifists and did not agree with the war. However they did not want to refuse a request from the Queen. To prevent their confectionery rivals from accusing them of going against their principles, their solution was to invite fellow Quakers, Joseph Fry and Joseph Rowntree to form a temporary three-way partnership to complete the order. Forty thousand tins, designed and made by Fry, were produced in two different sizes. The larger of the tins (15 x 9 cm) has a gold coloured rim around the edge of the lid and contained two layers of chocolate. The slightly smaller or rather thinner tin (16 x 8 cm) has a blue rim around the edge of the lid and contained one layer of chocolate. The design of the lid of both sizes is the same. It was decided by all three companies, that the tins would carry no brand name. However Queen Victoria was not amused by this decision; she wanted her army and navy to know that she was sending them quality British chocolate. As a compromise, the Cadbury name appeared on interior packaging of the chocolate. The tins remained unbranded. The empty tins had a more sombre use for for men killed in action. The tins, containing their few personal belongings, were sent home to the next of kin. The tins were not large and may have contained items such as medals, talismans, coins, jewellery, photos, letters and dog tags.

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

Book - Haydn's Universal Index of Biography

Key words

warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
shipwrecked-artefact
book
pattison collection
warrnambool library
warrnambool mechanics’ institute
ralph eric pattison
corangamite regional library service
warrnambool city librarian
mechanics’ institute library
victorian library board
warrnambool books and records
warrnambool children’s library
great ocean road
haydn's universal index of biography
j bertrand payne

Haydn's Universal Index of Biography containing the Chief Events in the lives of Eminent Persons of all Ages and Nations Author: J Bertrand Payne Publisher: E Moxon & Son & Co Date: 1870

Historical information

This item is from the ‘Pattison Collection’, a collection of books and records that was originally owned by the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute, which was founded in Warrnambool in 1853. By 1886 the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute (WMI) had grown to have a Library, Museum and Fine Arts Gallery, with a collection of “… choice productions of art, and valuable specimens in almost every branch and many wonderful national curiosities are now to be seen there, including historic relics of the town and district.” It later included a School of Design. Although it was very well patronised, the lack of financial support led the WMI in 1911 to ask the City Council to take it over. In 1935 Ralph Pattison was appointed as City Librarian to establish and organise the Warrnambool Library as it was then called. When the WMI building was pulled down in 1963 a new civic building was erected on the site and the new Warrnambool Library, on behalf of the City Council, took over all the holdings of the WMI. At this time some of the items were separated and identified as the ‘Pattison Collection’, named after Ralph Pattison. Eventually the components of the WMI were distributed from the Warrnambool Library to various places, including the Art Gallery, Historical Society and Flagstaff Hill. Later some were even distributed to other regional branches of Corangamite Regional Library and passed to and fro. It is difficult now to trace just where all of the items have ended up. The books at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village generally display stamps and markings from Pattison as well as a variety of other institutions including the Mechanics’ Institute itself. RALPH ERIC PATTISON Ralph Eric Pattison was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1891. He married Maude Swan from Warrnambool in 1920 and they set up home in Warrnambool. In 1935 Pattison accepted a position as City Librarian for the Warrnambool City Council. His huge challenge was to make a functional library within two rooms of the Mechanics’ Institute. He tirelessly cleaned, cleared and sorted a disarrayed collection of old books, jars of preserved specimens and other items reserved for exhibition in the city’s museum. He developed and updated the library with a wide variety of books for all tastes, including reference books for students; a difficult task to fulfil during the years following the Depression. He converted all of the lower area of the building into a library, reference room and reading room for members and the public. The books were sorted and stored using a cataloguing and card index system that he had developed himself. He also prepared the upper floor of the building and established the Art Gallery and later the Museum, a place to exhibit the many old relics that had been stored for years for this purpose. One of the treasures he found was a beautiful ancient clock, which he repaired, restored and enjoyed using in his office during the years of his service there. Ralph Pattison was described as “a meticulous gentleman whose punctuality, floorless courtesy and distinctive neat dress were hallmarks of his character, and ‘his’ clock controlled his daily routine, and his opening and closing of the library’s large heavy doors to the minute.” Pattison took leave during 1942 to 1945 to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, Volunteer Reserve as Lieutenant. A few years later he converted one of the Museum’s rooms into a Children’s Library, stocking it with suitable books for the younger generation. This was an instant success. In the 1950’s he had the honour of being appointed to the Victorian Library Board and received more inspiration from the monthly conferences in Melbourne. He was sadly retired in 1959 after over 23 years of service, due to the fact that he had gone over the working age of council officers. However he continued to take a very keen interest in the continual development of the Library until his death in 1969.

Significance

The Pattison Collection, along with other items at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, was originally part of the Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s collection. The Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute Collection is primarily significant in its totality, rather than for the individual objects it contains. Its contents are highly representative of the development of Mechanics' Institute libraries across Australia, particularly Victoria. A diversity of publications and themes has been amassed, and these provide clues to our understanding of the nature of and changes in the reading habits of Victorians from the 1850s to the middle of the 20th century. The collection also highlights the Warrnambool community’s commitment to the Mechanics’ Institute, reading, literacy and learning in the regions, and proves that access to knowledge was not impeded by distance. These items help to provide a more complete picture of our community’s ideals and aspirations. The Warrnambool Mechanics Institute book collection has historical and social significance for its strong association with the Mechanics Institute movement and the important role it played in the intellectual, cultural and social development of people throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The collection of books is a rare example of an early lending library and its significance is enhanced by the survival of an original collection of many volumes. The Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s publication collection is of both local and state significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text 920 HAY Pastedown front endpaper has sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library covered by a sticker from Corangamite Regional Library Service Front loose endpaper has a stamp from Corangamite Regional Library Service

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Stencil

Inscriptions & Markings

LIVERPOOL

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Photograph - 47" Guns arriving in Warrnambool for Warrnambool and Port Fairy Artillery

Key words

defence
guns
artillery

Black and White Photograph

Historical information

Guns arriving in Warrnambool for Warrnambool and Port Fairy Artillery

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Bottle - Worcestershire sauce bottle

Key words

bottles

Brown glass bottle, two piece mould.

Historical information

Brown glass bottle used to hold worcestershire sauce. Rigid plastic lid and label are missing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Letters "AGM" on base.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper cutting

Key words

phillip island
shire of phillip island
gas cylinders
sanitary pans
air commodore r burrage
cr a hamilton
mr s harris

Two articles. 1. Air Commodore R Burrage, of Cowes, is complaining about the gas cylinders near his property may be a danger. 2. The Shire of Phillip Island is needing to replace the rusting sanitary pans at an outlay of $1,000 for 500 new sanitary pans.

Historical information

Articles from a collection of newspaper cuttings from October 1968 to July 1971

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Honour Board

Key words

honour board
wangaratta
peechelba
wwi
world war 1
school

WW1 Peechelba School 1914-1918. Wooden honour board with three columns of names, the centre being a "In Memoriam" list

Inscriptions & Markings

Peechelba School Roll of Honour 1914-1918

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Accordion

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
mezon accordion
lyons
made in saxony
t h betts
betts
mezon

Mezon Accordion manufactured for Lyons, Melbourne. Made in Saxony. Has nameplate on front "T H Betts". Accordion in wooden box with red interior. Two clips on front. Lock cover loose. Thin wire handle on top. Length 13½" x 7¼" x 12½"

Inscriptions & Markings

Has nameplate on front "T H Betts"

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

no image

MATCH HOLDER

Key words

local history
personal effects
smokimg accessories
smoking accessories

SILVER MATCH HOLDER WITH BRASS LINING AND METAL STRIKING BASE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Gouache Painting - Hospital Suite, Needle in arm and Flowers

Key words

clifton pugh
painting
gouache
hospital
arm
needle
flower

Gouache painting depicting a pair of female hands injecting a needle into a male arm and table with red and white flowers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Dated (L.r) '8.10.77'

The Dunmoochin Foundation, Cottles Bridge

no image

Book, Victorian Civil Ambulance Service, financial accounts, 1942 to 1952

Key words

victorian civil ambulance service

Red coloured hard backed book

Historical information

Victorian Civil Ambulance Service, financial accounts, 1942 to 1952

Ambulance Museum Victoria, Bayswater

Bottle - Linseed Oil bottle

Key words

linseed oil

Brown glass bottle, triangular shape with cork stopper and damaged paper label.

Historical information

Linseed oil bottle with damaged paper label.

Inscriptions & Markings

On damaged paper label "Raw Linseed Oil"

Greensborough Historical Society,

Jar

Key words

chinese
jar
glaze
stoneware

Squat, shouldered, food jar. Dark brown

Historical information

Brought to the Ovens Goldfields by Chinese men working in the area in the 19th century. Most likely made in China.

Significance

Aldo Gios recorded the location of where most pieces in his collection were found. Some maps drawn by Aldo Gios, also give more detail. This detail is rare as most pieces of broken crockery were discarded and complete items were usually collected with no thought to recording the location where they were found. This object is part of one of the largest collections of Chinese ware found in the Upper Ovens area and the only one recording the location where found.

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
clunes community centre

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH PHOTO TAKEN IN VICINITY OF CLUNES COMMUNITY CENTRE AND FOOTBALL OVAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Book

Key words

tennis

Book: 'THE YOUNG TENNIS PLAYER'. Hardcover with dust jacket. First American edition. Materials: Ink, Paper, Cardboard

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Newsletter - news @ QVWC Special edition: 110 years of women serving women

Key words

newsletter
historical site
official event
cultural structures and establishments

Folded A3 printer paper to make 4 pages of A4 content. Purple, red, green and gold accents. Mostly black text. Coloured photos throughout.

Historical information

Celebrating 110 years of women serving women since the opening of the first women's hospital.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Women's Art Register Bulletin

Key words

miriam shapiro
meret oppenheim
diana burns
valerie lovell
anne montgomery
juliette peers
megaera
linda brassil

Womens Art Register, Richmond

Photograph - Iroquois flying over Caribou at Vung Tau Airfield

Key words

iroquois
helicopter
caribou
jet
9 squadron
35 squadron
vung tau
1970
vietnam
iroquis

Framed image of the 9th Squadron Iroquois Helicopters flying over the 35th Squadron Caribou Jet at Vung Tau Airstrip.

Inscriptions & Markings

Information sheet on images states '9SQN IROQUOIS flying over 35SQN CARIBOU flight line VUNG TAU AIRFIELD 1970.

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

Book - Aboriginal languages : advice on programming and assessment for stages 4 and 5

Key words

education
curriculum development

Includes Advice on Planning and Assessment, Samples on each stage, Sample Units of Work, useful Resources.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, tables

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Photograph: Collingwood Technical School display 1961 - Photographs of Collingwood Technical School display during Commonwealth Technical Training Week 29 May – 4 June 1961

Key words

collingwood technical school
presentations
displays
nmit

Three photographs of Collingwood Technical School display during Commonwealth Technical Training Week 29 May – 4 June 1961. One in Foys store, one in Coles, one in Rendle's.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photographs 'ALLAN STUDIOS / COMMERCIAL DIVISION / 320 SMITH ST., COLLINGWOOD / VICTORIA / PHONE: JA 5316-7 / When Ordering further Prints, please quote ...'

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Sower)

Key words

matcham skipper
bronze
plaque
male
nude

Square bronze plaque of a male nude sowing seeds.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

no image

Photograph

1950 - Grade 4A class photo

Frankstons Old School House Museum, Frankston

Lithograph

Key words

tennis

A colour lithographic print of two men and two women relaxing and having refreshments under a tree, after playing a game of tennis. The racquets and balls lie idle on the empty court in the background, and are being watched over by a dog. Beneath the image is a printed, tennis-themed poem, entitled 'Love's Idelness'. Materials: Paper, Ink, Wood, Paint, Paper, Metal, Cardboard, Glass

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

no image

Order of Ceremony - The Royal Australian Amored (sic) Corps the Keeffe Family & Eoghan McDonald Celebrates (sic) the Unveiling of a Commemorative Plaque 16 November 2014

Key words

13 armored regiment
tank accident
puckapunyal

Single A4 card. folded, Contains an account of the raising of 13 Armoured Regiment in December 1941and a tank accident during a night creek crossing in which six crewmen were killed, and, Order of Ceremony for plaque unveiling, Guest of Honour LtCol Stuart Cree CO/CI School of Armour

Historical information

The 13th Australian Armoured Regiment was a Gippsland militia unit that had been called up for full time duty in December 1941 as a traditional light horse regiment. The early months of 1942 had seen the regiment lose its horses, a conversion to a motor regiment and finally to an armoured regiment in May. During this period there were considerable changes in personnel, however the regiment maintained its strong links to Gippsland and its former identity. Between May and November 1942, individual soldiers had become proficient in their trade training and the regiment changed its focus to troop and squadron activities. On 16 November 1942, the unit was located at the Puckapunyal Army Camp. C Squadron's training program involved a night driving exercise where a column of armoured and B vehicles would depart camp at 0245 hours and proceed to a site to the East of Seymour and set up a bivouac between Whiteheads Creek and Highlands Road. Numerous army camps surrounded the Seymour area; and much of the surrounding farm land had been acquired for military purposes. By November 1942 exercises such as C Squadron's were commonplace and had been repeated on numerous occasions since 1939. At 0400 hrs, C Squadron's vehicles reached O'Sullivan's Paddock on the Kobyboyn Road; prior to reaching the Old Telegraph Road the column turned to the North towards a known crossing point on Whiteheads Creek. The column consisted of seven M3 Medium Tanks and four Universal Carriers. In the case of Corporal McLeod's vehicle, there were seven crewmen rather than the usual five man crew. On arrival at the creek crossing, Captain C.M.I. 'Sandy' Pearson dismounted and with the assistance of Sergeant R.J. Ball began to guide individual tanks across the creek. Four tanks had crossed the creek without difficulty when Corporal McLeod's tank, ARN 24652, began its descent. Captain Pearson stated at the Coroner's Inquiry in December 1942, "Whilst climbing out of the ford the vehicle swerved to the left, apparently striking the tree. It was not the portion of the tank (front) that struck the tree. The tank straightened and appeared to be well under control, suddenly the bank on the left collapsed to the extent of 3ft by 12ft by15ft long causing the vehicle to slide into the creek and turn upside down." Captain Pearson and Sergeant Ball were faced with a nightmarish situation: The Grant had come to rest upside down in soft mud, six crew members were unaccounted for, escape hatches could not be opened and the weight of the tank was settling deeper into the water and mud. Compounding the problem was that the location of the tank did not allow for the other tanks to safely conduct a recovery. It was truly the darkest night.

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

Receipt - H.C.Sleigh to Jessop's car dealership.

Key words

clarrie jessop

Receipt, pink paper, printed black text, handwritten details in pencil.

Historical information

Delivery docket and receipt for motor oil for Clarrie Jessop's car dealership from H.C.Sleigh. Jessop owned the car dealership which later became Stubleys.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten details and signature.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Bottle

Key words

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

Bottle clear glass with glass stopper and recessed paper label. Used in pharmacy. Contains remnants of brown liquid, probably syrup zingie. Stopper has scalloped edge.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Stone Angel Carlton Cemetery

Key words

photograph
silver
gibb
stone
angel
carlton
bromide

MEDIUM: Photograph / Silver bromide DESCRIPTION: Black and white photograph, silver bromide Black outer frame with glass front Image and white board inner frame under glass

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed and dated on on white board inner frame, proper left corner - under photograph

Footscray Community Arts Centre , Footscray

Photograph - Albany Woollen Mills, 1968

Key words

textile mills - history textile design
alexander lau pty ltd albany woollen mills
textile mills - history
textile design

Historical information

Albany Woollen Mills, 1968

Inscriptions & Markings

Albany Woollen Mills, 1968

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Black and white photograph of Surveyor's Camp, 1938 - Kiewa River and surveyor's Camp 25/8/38

Key words

surveyor
tawonga
west kiewa river
bridge
camp

A black and white photograph showing a small, timber foot bridge across the West Kiewa River. There is a man standing on the bridge and two small huts on the far side of the river, against a backdrop of Mt. Beauty and Mt. Bogong.

Historical information

Surveying under the prevailing conditions at this time was an arduous and demanding task. There were no roads beyond Tawonga and access was by bridle tracks, on foot or horseback. This camp was to provide accommodation to those men who were surveying the road from South Tawonga to the Bogong High Plains which was commenced in April, 1938. The actual work was undertaken by the Country Roads Board, on behalf of the State Electricity Commission, using three Caterpillar diesel crawler tractors equipped with Kay Bruneriei (Brunner) lhydraulically operated trailbuilders (angle dozers)

Significance

This photograph shows the primitive living conditions that were endured by those carrying out the initial field investigations and surveys for the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. It is possibly one of the few photographs in existence of this camp and of the very rustic timber foot bridge across the West Kiewa river. It has been taken from approx. 100m up Simmonds Creek Road.

Inscriptions & Markings

At the top of the photograph, handwritten in black ink is the inscription "Kiewa River and Surveyor's Camp 25/8/38". The number 4 is stamped towards the right upper corner. On the back, in a circle, about 1.3cm in diameter, are the words "Kodak Print". The word "Velox" is faintly discernible on the back as well.

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Book

Key words

tennis

Book: 'TENNIS'. (Belgian). Hardcover. Materials: Ink, Paper, Cardboard

Tennis Australia, Melbourne