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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

Curated By

Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Photograph

Key words

gymnasiums
sunbury aquatic centre
shire of bulla

A black and white photograph of an indoor gymnasium at the Sunbury Acquatic Centre. The photograph has a wide white border around its four sides.

Historical information

The gymnasium was one of the facilities which were included in the extensions to the Sunbury Acquatic Centre in 1989.

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

Framed poster - Tobruk

Key words

tobruk
ww2
1941

Brown timber frame containing poster with Map in centre and circles in each corner with images of soldiers and one symbol on light blue background

Historical information

Item donated by Eric Hamilton VX42389 who served with the 2/32nd Australian Infantry Battalion in the Middle East and at the battle of Tobruk which lasted 241 days in 1941.

Inscriptions & Markings

Siege of Tobruk April- Dec 1941

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Book

Key words

tennis

Book: 'Glory's Net'. 296 pages. Hardcover. No edition information (Copyright 1930). Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

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Envelope - Packet: Holeproof Ringwood 1948 and McRobertson's 1966 - Openings

Holeproof factory opening in Ringwood 1948; McRobertsons factory opening in Ringwood 1966

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet - Melbourne Legacy Handbook

Key words

regulations

Olive green paperback book. Some pages dog eared.

Historical information

A guide to help Legatees understand their responsibilities. These handbooks are updated periodically.

Significance

A helpful booklet for Legatees in carrying out their duties.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover, Melbourne Legacy Handbook and Legacy logo printed in black ink,1951 handwritten in black biro and underlined twice in green pencil. Cover and pages stapled together. Page 4, alterations handwritten in blue ink, one alteration made by hand held stamp.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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Clothing and objects - Student uniforms and school merchandise

Historical information

Two boxes containing student uniforms, bags and school merchandise. Various dates. Includes dresses, jumpers, hats, sports uniforms, key rings, aprons etc. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to these items.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Newspaper Clipping - North East Link Shifting trucks off roads

Key words

north east link
rosanna
banyule

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Getting trucks off eastern suburbs' roads remains a key objective of North East Link, the project authority insists.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Photo, Ceremony at the Shrine

Key words

anzac commemoration for students
wreath laying ceremony

Black and white photo and proof sheet of a service for school students at the Shrine in 1992.

Historical information

A Legacy ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance. One of the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students" events, usually held just prior to ANZAC Day. The photo shows the view from the Shrine Balcony with the attendees seated below. The proof sheet contains more images of the service, Legatee Graham Riches interviewing school students, and students holding wreaths. The photo was published in the March 1993 edition of the Answer to advertise the 1993 ceremony.

Significance

A record of a ceremony for school students at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten "F19" on the back in black ink.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Dressing Forceps

Key words

dressing forceps

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

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Book - The Challicum Sketch Book 1842-53

Key words

cooper
mr duncan elphinstone
challicum station

Historical information

"The Challicum Sketch Book 1842-53; and supplementary paintings by Duncan Elphinstone Cooper" - Philip L. Brown, 1987. This book reproduces a series of watercolour sketches of Challicum Station, a sheep and cattle grazing property near Geelong that was partly owned by Duncan Elphinstone Cooper between 1841 and 1853.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Minutes - Melbourne Committee 22 September 1977

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Parachute

Key words

equipment
ww2
raaf

Parachute used for dropping small supplies

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

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Certificate - Deputy Registrar's Certificate for Undertaker

Key words

1880s
bulla cemetery

This is a Deputy registrar's certificate for undertaker certifying the registration of death.

Historical information

This article registers the death of Joseph Jackson issued by Duncan McKenzie on the 16 May 1880.

Inscriptions & Markings

"...Joseph Jackson..."

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

Photograph - black and white - Stack the kiln at the Ballarat School of Mines

Key words

ceramics
pottery
ballarat school of mines

Black and white photograph of a man stacking a large kiln at the Ballarat School of Mines.

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

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Photograph (copy) - Bellbrae Cemetery Memorial Exhibition 2015

Key words

bellbrae victoria pioneer families

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Photograph is a portrait of Edmund Duffield, one of the pioneers of the Bellbrae district.

Significance

In 1856, Edmund Duffield and his wife Mary with their children John and Thomas, sailed from England to Geelong on the clipper "Arthur the Great". On arrival, Edmund presented himself to the Geelong Immigration Depot and was engaged to work with Hudson and Sons of Geelong for 40 shillings a month. Edmund later moved to Jan Juc where he and Mary took up farming. In 1863 their son Willliam was born at neighbouring Iron Bark Station owned by their friends the Gundrys. In 1877 the Duffields acquired a further 60 acres of land increasing his holding to 160 acres, and their son Thomas acquired another 60 acre lot at nearby Paraparap.They also leased land from Joseph Gundry.

Torquay and District Historical Society, Torquay

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Book - Technical Manual Truck Cargo Medium MC2 Mercedes-Benz Unimog User hand Book

Key words

book
map reading instruction

Soft covered Technical Manual/User Handbook for the Mercedes-Benz Unimog Medium Truck

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Army Bade, 2320-66-112-8974 Liability Code 75005

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

Pattern

Key words

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

Pattern-hound span round wooden object with three spokes one at top and two at either side

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph - Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham building, Main Road, Eltham, 2 Aug 1996

Key words

eltham
main road
shire of eltham
shire of eltham office

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Historical information

The Shire of Eltham Office was constructed in the late 1960s on the original site of Shillinglaw Cottage. Upon cessation of the Shire as a local government body following dismissal of councils by the Kennett Liberal Government in December 1994, the new Nillumbik Shire offices were located in Civic Drive, Greensborough. The Shire of Eltham office building was demolished and the site has remained vacant ever since.

Significance

The three pine trees which featured in front of Shillinglaw Cottage and then the Shire of Eltham Offices remain standing on the vacant site as of 2017.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photograph - Painting Classes

Colour photograph 20 x 29 cm mounted on green-painted chipboard 28 x 35.5 cm (string on back for hanging)

Historical information

One of a set of display images thought to be produced by the Shire of Eltham c.1979-1987. Probably an outdoor painting class out of the Eltham or Panton Hill Living and Learning Centre.

Significance

Illustrative of services provided by former Shire of Eltham

Inscriptions & Markings

Title printed on label adhered to board below photograph (replaced June 2017)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Box of Dressings

Key words

wound dressing
cotton
gauze

Manila coloured cardboard box printed in dark brown and orange containing cotton gauze.

Historical information

TROVE : Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), Saturday 29 March 1919, page 6. For Perfuming the Living or Sick Rooms, for Special Services, High, Mass, Requiem Service, and Benediction. "SANAX" Fragrant Pastille; ignite easily and burn steadily, emitting delightful fumes of fragrant incense. Every home should have them. All Chemists, or BURROWS PHARMACY, 5 Brunswick St., FITZROY. TROVE : Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Saturday 16 August 1941, page 4 SITUATIONS VACANT. ADVERTISERS …………Girl Packer, about 18 yrs. The Sanax Co., 5 Brunswick-street, Fitzroy. City……..

Inscriptions & Markings

Box. Side 1. 'SANAX (logo) ABSRORBENT GAUZE. To be placed over the injured part, after treatment with Iodine Tincture or other medicaments, and held in place with a bandage. THE SANAX CO. Manuf. Chemists Melbourne Reg'd Office : 5 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, N.6.' Side 2. 'THERE'S A "SANAX" FIRST AID CASE for every purpose 27 Distinct Patterns to choose from. No. 1 "Sanax" First Aid For Factories, Home etc. No. 1a "Sanax" First Aid For the Home, Farm, School No. 2 "Sanax" First Aid For Factories, Mines, Quarries No. 4 "Sanax" First Aid (Portable) For Sports Clubs, Scouts, Guides No. 5 "Sanax" First Aid For Mines, Racing & Football Clubs No. 7 "Sanax" First Aid (Portable) For the Farm, Home or Sports Field No. 9 "Sanax" First Aid (Portable) For the Motor Car No. 11 "Sanax" First Aid (Pocket Size) For Boy Scouts, Girl Guides No. 20 & 25 "Sanax" First Aid (Portable) For the Motorist. Side 3. ‘USE "SANAX" ACHE TABLETS for ALL PAINS ACHES and FEVERS - SAFE and EFFECTIVE’. Side 4 ‘Keep "Sanax" First Aid Dressing handy , for small wounds, cuts, cracked hands, and abrasions. It forms an antiseptic healing skin over the damaged part. Sole Makers The SANAX Co. Melbourne’. Side 5. ‘TRADE "SANAX" MARK’.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Photographs: CTS 1970 Sports Teams and SRC

Key words

collingwood technical school
students
teams
nmit

Black and white photographs of Collingwood Technical School 1970 Sports Teams and the SRC,

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

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Newspaper clippings

Key words

local history
documents
newspapers
griffiths point
san remo
black & white newspaper clipping
miss elms san remo

Extract from The Argus, Monday July 9th 1888

Historical information

Extract from The Argus, Monday July 9th 1888 - Griffiths Point Saturday at a Public meeting of the inhabitants of Griffiths Point, held this afternoon to consider the most appropriate name for the newly proclaimed township there. It was unanimously decided on the suggestion of Mr Fraser that it should be called San Remo.

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph, Ambulance Officers Training Centre Group 54C, February 1995

Key words

ambulance officers training centre

Colour photograph of ambulance officer trainees

Historical information

Row 1: Mark Hoffmann, Wong Chea, Graham Maddern, Olga Cannata, Dan McCormick, Sally Abbott, Paul Johansson, Jim Coffey, Mark Duyker. Row 2: Ralph Kemsley, Andrew Coffey, Liam McAlesse, Michelle Jarvis, Andrew Blair, Deborah Walker, Ross Hutchinson, Glenice Winter, Rod Dower, Greg Kay, Brett Eastgate.

Ambulance Victoria Museum, Bayswater

Silver cup/trophy

Key words

trophy
mess property

Silver cup, mounted on black plastic 100 mm high base, two vertically mounted handles

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

Book - The Book of Common Prayer 1

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
book
the book of common prayer

The Book of Common Prayer 1

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Book - The occurrence of bovine babesiellosis in northern Australia

Key words

animal health wool - research
council for scientific and industrial research
animal health
wool - research

Historical information

"The occurrence of bovine babesiellosis in northern Australia"- J Legg, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pamphlet no 56, 1935.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Shirts

Key words

wool

All Wool Poncho

RMIT Design Archives, MELBOURNE

FLAGS

Key words

flags - national

.1) Belgium Flag printed on canvas .2) Italian Flag printed on canvas .3) France Flag printed on canvas .4) English Flag printed on canvas .5) USA Flag printed on canvas .6) Australian Flag printed on canvas .7) Russian? Flag printed on canvas (horizontal white, blue & red stripes)

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Photograph - Looking along Sweeneys Lane at intersection with Corrong Court, Eltham

Key words

shire of eltham
sweeneys lane
eltham
roads
corrong court

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak GA 100 5095

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

001244 - Photograph - circa 1970 - Ripple II - from L Bailey

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

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soda water syphon

Key words

bottle
beverage
syphon
glassware
sodawater

A heavy glass bottle with a weighted base, fluted sides, an etched label on the side and a metal syphon attachment at the top.

Historical information

Domestic use soda syphon

Inscriptions & Markings

W. Whittaker & Sons. W.W & Sons DUNOLLY British Syphon Co. London No. 762/(metal syphon) E. Rowlands. Proprietary Limited British Syphon M.F.G.Co Ltd LONDON

Blacksmith's Cottage and Forge , Bacchus Marsh

Photograph - Traffic Sign Maintenance, c. Oct 1987

Key words

display panel
eltham festival
infrastructure
shire of eltham
maintenance works
eltham shire council

Colour photograph

Historical information

Date based on other similar display panels visible in images of the Shire of Eltham display at the Eltham Community Festival, 7 November 1987.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Costume - Wedding Dress, c.1900

Key words

wedding dresses
australian fashion - 19th century
mrs pamely
women's clothing
dressmakers - richmond (vic)
costumes
netta fuller

Cream satin wedding dress comprised of a fitted bodice and a full skirt with a long wide train. Both the skirt and the bodice feature extensive use of ruched silk. Originally the bodice was covered with silk net embroidered with small white flowers. While sections of the net remain on the rear of the bodice (and on the sleeves), that on the front has been removed, probably due to damage.

Historical information

This wedding dress was made for an unknown customer by a late 19th and early 20th century Richmond dressmaker known by her married name as Mrs Pamely. The dressmaker’s name is identified on Petersham ribbon on the bodice. (1877 was the first known use of a dressmaker’s name on a dress in Australia). The dress entered the Collection by donation. The donor, Netta Fuller, and her husband Alec, were long-term residents of Kew. In 1985, Netta Fuller and Elizabeth Pace launched a parade of garments sponsored by Kew Historical Society at Holy Trinity Church, Kew. The parade was called 'Downunder Dressmakers' and included a collection of over fifty items of clothing dating from 1800 to 1984. The core of the parade consisted of a collection of 19th Costumes worn by the ancestors of a Miss Gertrude Murray, a resident of Blackburn. In sourcing items for her collections, Netta Fuller collected costumes stored in old trunks and wardrobes, or even purchased from opportunity shops. Not satisfied with purchasing authentic costumes of the period, she also used these as models for artistic recreations. Following her retirement from both collecting and exhibiting, Netta Fuller donated a number of 19th Century items of clothing to the Kew Historical Society. Some garments were parts of costumes such as bodices, while others were complete outfits. Many of the latter exhibit signs of old damage, however very few of the costumes have been modified to enable them to be worn in exhibitions. Known provenance is limited to donor information, although some of these donations may have originally formed part of the collection owned by the Murray family. While the costumes are old and therefore historic, provenance is less important than the representativeness and or rarity of the costumes. Similarly, the costumes need to be evaluated as a group and separately, considering their aesthetic and artistic significance.

Significance

This is the only 19th century costume in the Collection where the maker's name and address is known. To date, no other costumes by this dressmaker have been identified. The maker's business activity (1888-1905) allow one to, with an assessment of style, be relatively certain about its late Victorian construction. This adds to the item's significance even though its condition has been compromised by later removals and additions of decorative fabric on the bodice.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Madame Pamely, Costumiere, 41 Stanley St. Richmond"

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Book - The Victoria Government Gazette 1888 1 Vol 75 (LXXV)

Key words

the victoria government gazette 1888 1 vol 75 (lxxv)
the victoria government gazette 1888
the victoria government gazette
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village
shipwrecked-artefact
book

The Victoria Government Gazette 1888 1 Vol 75 (LXXV)

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

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Documents - 2004-2005 Finance - Corinella Mark Lodge

Freemasons Victoria - Southern Cross Lodge No. 24 (Maldon), Maldon

Manufactured Glass, brown bottle 'Campholine'

Key words

pharmacy
medicines
campholine
glassware
bottles
moorabbin
bentleigh
cheltenham
melbourne
tromax-sigma co ltd
leete ernest
church edwin
sigma company pty ltd

A triangular shaped, brown glass, bottle with a metal screw top containing ‘Campholine’

Historical information

Sigma was founded by two Melbourne pharmacists in 1912, it has grown to become one of the key players in Australia’s pharmacy industry .Edwin Thomas Church (1864 – 1947) and Ernest Holloway Leete a prominent chemist and a member of the College of Pharmacy who had established his own pharmacy in 1897. The entrepreneurial Leete had been part of a move in 1904 among a group of commercially-minded chemists to put up proprietary preparations. 1913 - 1927 Initially, the fortunes of the Sigma enterprise relied on E. H. Leete ‘working from home’, and even as late as 1915 company address was in Claremont Avenue Malvern. Following the establishment of the business in 1912, the Sigma Company Limited was located at Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Sigma – Tromax, 1928 E.H. Leete after sixteen years, said he would not stand again as a director of the company because interests were also turning elsewhere. He was assisting another company as its agent in the motor trade. 1938 to1953 was characterised by steady growth for Sigma, accelerated by manufacturing opportunities during World War Two. Between 1975 and 1996 the company was transformed as it entered a period of both consolidation and rapid growth. The appointment, in 1996, of new Managing Director, George Savvides, marked a break from the past. Today Sigma is a leading full line wholesale and distribution business to pharmacy. Sigma is also the owner of some of Australia’s best known pharmacy brands in Amcal, Guardian and Amcal Max

Inscriptions & Markings

Front label : Campholine / Camphorated / Mineral Oil / CAUTION ! / Use strictly in accordance / with the directions / Adults : Rub briskly on parts affected . Infants ; Use gentle massage . / 20z. / TROMAX / SIGMA CO. Ltd. / MELBOURNE / Label Sticker : ROBERTSON OF ELSTERNWICK 1/ 8

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

Photograph

Key words

arthur preston, methodist, minister, wesley church, life line
order of australia

Informal gloss coloured photograph of the Rev Arthur Preston standing in the grounds of Government House, Melbourne. He is wearing his Order of Australia Award medallion

Historical information

Arthur William Preston was born in 1912. Following his ordination into the Methodist Church he was stationed in Mareeba and Townsville in North Queensland. From 1944 to 1948 he was Field Secretary for the Queensland Methodist Centenary Celebrations, conducting evangelistic missions throughout Queensland and assisting in raising the sum of 100,000 pounds for development work within the Queensland Methodist Church. From 1948 to 1963 he was superintendent of the West End Methodist Mission in Brisbane. In 1963 he was awarded the O.B.E. From 1963 - 1966 he was Associated Minister at the Adelaide Central Mission. During his ministry in Adelaide he established and directed the Life Line Telephone Counselling Service. During 1966 and 1968 he was Associate Minister in the Glen Iris Circuit, Victoria. From 1968 until his retirement at the end of 1981, Arthur Preston was the Superintendent of what is now Wesley Central Parish Mission (Central Methodist Mission prior to Church Union in 1977. In 1982 he was awarded the Order of Australia. Arthur Preston died on 19 March 1985.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

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Photograph,Framed

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
slides
film
rutledge
eliza kirk
william
"farnham"
"emoh"

Photograph in frame: Photograph of Mrs William Rutledge in original frame of etched glass with mirrored finish brass stand

Historical information

Mrs William Rutledge, nee Eliza Kirk, Died 31st August 1888 Country property - "Farnham" Town house- "Emoh" Cox Street Port Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Old Colonists' Hall and Shops, 2017

Key words

ballarat old colonists' club
ballarat old colonists' association
ballarat old colonists' hall
shopfront

Photographs of the Ballarat Old Colonists' Hall and the four associated shops. The hall is located at 20 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, and was built in 1887.

Old Colonists' Association of Ballarat Inc., Ballarat Central

Document, letter

Key words

holmbush administration

361.1 White notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting, two hole punched. 361.2 White notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting, two hole punched.

Historical information

361.1 Application by Mr N Partis (?) of Albert Park for more information on the position of Manager of the Legacy Club Hostel. It lists his experience in WWI and orchard and farm experience. 361.2 A follow up letter by Mr N Partis (?) providing references.

Significance

A record of written correspondence regarding job applications in 1943.

Inscriptions & Markings

361.1 "Sent outline of duties 12/2/43" in blue ink

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Beret

Key words

headgear
ww2
army

Cavalry "Prince of Wales" Light Horse

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

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Book - patriot. Trans. From the German Der Patriot by Cyrus Brooks.

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph - 1906 Cup Day Heildelberg

Key words

heildelberg
cup day
1906

Small monochrome photohgraph

Historical information

Gathering of small group of seafarers, at Heildelberg property, 1906

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Pipet

Key words

sunbury asylum
sunbury

A Long thin narrow glass measuring instrument with bulbous shape approximately halfway along. One end is pointed and it is open at both ends.

Historical information

This item was used in the Pharmacy Department of Sunbury Asylum [Caloola] prior to Asylum becoming a campus of Victoria University.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow band/brown band "20/cm3/ex..."

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

Phonograph record - T'Ho Voluto Bene / Anna

Phonograph record with yellow and black "M-G-M" label. A Side: "T'ho Voluto Bene", B Side: "Anna" - Soundtrack of the I.F.E. film, "Anna". Artist: Silvano Mangano, vocal, with Instrumental accompaniment. The cover is coloured red and bone.

Inscriptions & Markings

Reference number MGM 5142

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Photograph - [Carding machine R S & S mill]

Key words

textile machinery textile mills - history textile mills
returned soldiers and sailors mill
carding
kidman
mr g. l.
textile machinery
textile mills - history
textile mills

Historical information

Carding machine at the R S & S mill

Inscriptions & Markings

Carding machine/ beginning of carding process/ R S & S

National Wool Museum, Geelong

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Photograph

Key words

bulla
deep creek
koch
j.a.b.
brodie
richard
george
david
harpsdale
harpsdale homestead
harpsdale estate

A coloured photograph of a man and young lady standing beside a white weatherboard rear addition, with their dog at Harpsdale Homestead.

Historical information

A set of photos of the Harpsdale Homestead was used for publication in the Heritage Study for the City of Hume, former Shire of Bulla, 1998. The Harpsdale Estate was owned by the Brodie Brothers, George and Richard, who established a sheep station on the west bank of Deep Creek, a short distance from the Bulla Bulla township.

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

Footwear - Taupe Leather Shoes / by Taranto (Opat)

Key words

women's shoes

Pair of taupe leather, round-toed women’s shoes highlighted at the front with a narrow band of brown leather. Taranto is identified as the style and the designer/manufacturer name of Opat are embossed on the upper in gold lettering.

Inscriptions & Markings

Taranto by Opat / Made by Opat Bros P/L / All leather sole

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

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Letter

Key words

sydenham cricket club
sunbury cricket club
deed
r. c.
correspondence
sport

A letter hadwritten in black ink on conventional letter writing paper. There is a 3 cm margin down the LH side and the cream paper is lightweight quality.

Historical information

The letter is an acceptance from the Hon. Secretary of the Sydenham Cricket Club to R. C. Deed of the Sunbury Cricket Club to arrange a social cricket match between the two clubs.

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

Picture - Framed HMAS Ballarat Crest

Key words

photo/pictures
ballarat rsl
ballarat

Inscriptions & Markings

"To Mayor of Ballarat from Capt A D Barling DSC VRD" "This Ship's Crest was designed by Miss Rodriguez of Perth WA prior to me leaving there to take command of HMAS "Ballarat" 2.5.41. This design was approved by Navy Board in due course. Motto - 'Throug

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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