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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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Print (lithograph) Daniel MOYNIHAN - Rare Sightings

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Document - Arthur Oswald Dixon Identification Card

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Newspaper Clipping - North East Road link 'guarantee'

Key words

vicroads
north east link

News clipping, black text, colour image.

Historical information

Opposition leader Matthew Guy supports the construction of the North East Link.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Framed photograph - Anzac Cove

Kyneton RSL Sub Branch, Kyneton

gaiters

2 non matching webbing gaiters 1908 pattern

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

First Aid box

Black first aid box with a red cross on the lid. Still has first aid contents inside

Historical information

Used for first aid in SCM

Parks Victoria - State Coal Mine - Wonthaggi , Wonthaggi 3995

Tray Cloth

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
tray cloth
crocheted lace edge

Tray Cloth, cream, handmade, with net-lace centre with leaf pattern, which is then bordered by a 2" crocheted lace edge. 17�" x 11�".

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph, B&W, possibly a daughter of Henry Box 1839 - 1921

A black and white photograph of a young girl who may be a daughter of Henry Box 1839 - 1921

Inscriptions & Markings

Bensen & Stevenson Photos / 108 Elizabeth St. Melbourne / COPIES CAN BE OBTAINED AT ANY TIME

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

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School Records - Individuals - Hollow, Colin

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

Historical information

From Primary School records. All reports contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. All reports show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are cross referenced in the Secretary's card system.

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

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Stockings-box

Key words

box
stockings
prestige
shepards
nylons

Cream cardboard box containing one pair of used nylon stockings, light brown with a seam on back. One stocking has a ladder and is mended with nail varnish. Re-inforced foot.

Historical information

Bacchus Marsh had a prestige Hosiery Factory for a short time approximately 1945/1950. Not known where this pair were made but possibly bought at Shepards shop (written on box).

Significance

An example of local history, factory and shop.

Inscriptions & Markings

Side of box-T5 Denier nylons "enchantment 10" Top of box-"Prestige- Parallels" Ultra Sheer Nylons/ Shepards Bacchus Marsh WA/A

Blacksmith's Cottage and Forge , Bacchus Marsh

Sr Bradby & Trainee Nurses Group, c.1928

Key words

sr, bradby, trainee nurses, group, 1928

Photo

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Poster - The Paper Kites (pop band) - Midnight Tour performing on 24 June 2016 at Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Photograph - Douglas Mallinson

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

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Long Street, 20, Elsternwick

Key words

elsternwick
advertisements
bay windows
long street
architectural features
lead lights
victorian style
tbm.com.au
land sales
real estate agencies
auctions
cast iron work

A print advertisement, dated 02/11/2001, source unknown, regarding the sale and auction of 20 Long Street, Elsternwick. The advertisement describes key architectural features and includes copies of two photographs of the house, one interior and one exterior image each.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph - Ringwood Coolstore site after clearing in 1963

Coolstore site, cleared, 17 November 1963, old goods shed to the left. New shed to the right. Kendall's house (old hospital) in background. Corner of Whitehorse and Wantirna Roads.

Inscriptions & Markings

Photographed by Brian Pump, 36 Knaith Road, Ringwood East

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Form 1C 1971

Key words

williamstown high school
1971
form 1c
class photographs

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1C of 1971.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Card - Souvenir of Welcome Home

Key words

welcome home
13th battery aif
17th battery (militia)
artillery
shellshear joseph major

Coloured card with colour patches of 1st and 2nd Divisional Artillery. Card printed for the 'Welcome Home" to members of the Albury Battery on their return from WWI. The function was held at the Mechanics' Institute, Dean Street Albury, 23 June 1919.

Historical information

The 17th Battery (Albury Battery) Militia volunteered en masse in September 1915. It was hoped they would remain together in the newly raised 13th Battery AIF under the command of their Battery Commander Major Joseph Shellshear. However the Army thought it unwise to have such a concentration of men from one town in a single unit and the effect on that town of heavy casualties, so half stayed with the 13th Battery which became known as the (Albury Battery) and the remainder were allocated to other batteries of the 1st and 2nd Divisions. The 'Welcome Home' function included all the volunteers from the original militia battery, the two colour parches acknowledging the units in which they served.

Significance

Card commemorating an historic community event to welcome home citizen soldiers of WWI.

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Racquet

Key words

tennis

A transitional flat-top, wooden racquet with a laminated convex throat. Decal inscription of model type around crown on obverse: TRIUMPH. Decal of company trademark features on throat on obverse. Within a football device is the inscription: TRADE MARK/SCHMELZER'S/KANSAS CITY/SPORTING GOODS. Stamped inscription along right side of stem: THE/SCHMELZER COMPANY. Materials: Wood, Gut, Metal, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, String, Leather

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

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Document

Various Book - minutes etc.

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Engine

Key words

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

Engine-Tangye's Patent size B engine 4 inch cyldiametre 8 inch stroke. 'Birmingham' painted green.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

maagazine - Wild Life

Key words

magazine-wildlife morrison-crosbie natural-science

A 100 pp magazine, covers missing, with b/ w photographs and articles on wildlife. It was intended for campers and those interested in nature. This is Volume 14 No 1.

Historical information

This magazine promotes the protection of wildlife and the need for proper management of national parks. Its editor Crosbie Morrison lobbied for a National Parks Authority which was finally set up under Morrison's directorship in 1957. During the 1940's and 1950's Crosbie Morrison (1900 - 1958) became Australia's best known naturalist. As a journalist with commercial radio and the Australian Broadcasting Commission, he made regular national nature study broadcasts to schools and other radio listeners for 20 years. He was the editor of Wild Life, a magazine which fostered interest in Australia's natural history and conservation, from 1938-54. (ref. CHAH web-site)

Significance

This magazine reflects the work and legacy of Crosbie Morrison who campaigned for Victoria's national park system.

Inscriptions & Markings

stamp of High School Orbost

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Dog Tags

Key words

badge/buttons
raaf

ID Tags No 104959. J Storey. Her cap is also in the collection.

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

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Book, Knitting - Patons Knitting Book no. 328

Key words

knitting handicrafts - history
patons and baldwins (australia) ltd
knitting
handicrafts - history

Historical information

This book was owned by the late Dr Elizabeth Kerr and was donated to the Museum by the executor of her estate, Margaret Cameron. It was produced by Patons and Baldwins and contains knitting patterns for baby clothes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patons KNITTING BOOK NO. 328 / "RUBY" - See page 2 / P&B / WOOLS / 1'9d.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

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Photograph

2 x Nhill Bands

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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Sheet Music - Kentucky Minstrels

Thompson's Foundry Band Inc. (Castlemaine), Castlemaine

Photographic print

Key words

tennis

Framed colour photograph of the Australian team that won the 1988 World Youth Cup (16 and under Girls) in Perth, Australia. Materials: Ink, Photographic emulsion, Paper, Glass, Wood

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photograph - Plenty River at Lower Plenty

Key words

lower plenty
plenty river

Two black and white photographs (enlarged copies) from land sales brochure of Plenty River at Lower Plenty

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

cheese mold

Key words

cheese-mould domestic food-preparation

Very rusted round tin with detachable bottom and lid for easy removal of cheese. Small eyelets on each side and large handles each side. Top and bottom lids have holes in them to allow moisture to escape.

Significance

This domestic kitchen appliance is typical of the period when food processing was done at home. It would have been before the time of mass food processing factories

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Photograph - Steam locomotive R-727 hauling goods carriages, departing Echuca Railway Station, November 1963

Key words

echuca railway station, george coop collection, r-727, railway workshop, r-class steam locomotive

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Ilford FP3 black and white negative transparency

Historical information

Image dated as November 1963 based on similar image in Port of Echuca collection (possibly frame 32 of film) (print 19.5 x 24.5cm) On reverse in blue pen:" Photo by: George L. Coop Nov 1963". In pencil : " R Class goods 1948" (circled). Crossed out, in black pen: "563a" https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/59debc6021ea6f12dcaa22ad

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Bracelet - Legacy Medical Alert Bracelets

Key words

badge week
fundraising
souvenir

A medical alert bracelet with the Legacy symbol on gold coloured metal in a white satin lined cardboard box.

Historical information

A medical alert bracelet with the Legacy symbol. It is not known if they were produced to sell during Badge Week or whether they were are gifts to Legatees or former Junior Legatees. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Example of Legacy items that were produced to raise money for Legacy's work or to give in appreciation.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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