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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

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Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Book - Ledger

Very old accounts book, cream linen like cover. Very old. Stained. 1/2 metal clasp

Historical information

Not very much known, many local Tatura names included. Possibly for sales at Tatura business.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - Family History - Closer Settlement Days

Key words

geals family
stark family
forbes family
agnes mary brown (nessie)
scottish migrants

White plastic front cover, black spine and back cover. Black letters.

Historical information

Story of three Scottish immigrant families - Geals, Stark and Forbes. Arrived in Australian 1924.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title Closer Settlement Days in the Goulburn Valley by Agnes Mary Brown (Nessie).

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Folder - Vic Steen Builder

Key words

vic steen
tatura builders
radio listeners license

Black plastic folder contains receipts, accounts, specifications etc.

Historical information

Vic Steen was a Tatura builder. Tradesman's receipts, plans, specifications, radio listeners licenses, contracts, etc.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Booklet - Debutantes

Key words

debutants
military ball
miss pearl maskell
1838 debutant ball

Pale blue cover, black lettering, wood threaded at spine.

Historical information

List of names of debutantes presented to Miss Pearl Maskell, Military ball 4 July 1938.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - Braves White and Red

Key words

presbyterian sunday school prize
tatura presbyterian church
edgar mitchell
f e williams

Hard cover, light tan, oval photograph of indians on front. Title and name of author in black. Decorative spine. 216 pages

Historical information

Tatura Presbyterian Sunday School 1st prize awarded to Edgar Mitchell, December 1923. F. E. Williams

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - Deep Down

Key words

presbyterian sunday school prize
tatura presbyterian church
edgar mitchell
mrs officer

Green hard cover book, decorative scrolling in blue around edge of front cover and spine. Title in gold letters. Sketch of mining scene. 416 pages

Historical information

Tatura Presbyterian Sunday School 3rd prize awarded to Edgar Mitchell, December 1917. Teacher Mrs Officer.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - Shepparton Celebrates 150 years of Settlement

Key words

shepparton victoria
shepparton history
furphy family
mayor geoff dobson

Book two of two (L3373). Photograph of Geoff Dobson, Shepparton Major on front cover. Title on scroll surrounded by collage of photographs of events and buildings. Photographs and history of Furphy family on back cover.

Historical information

Many stories and photographs of historical significance contained in book, from the first settlers and Macquires Punt, SPC, Ardmona Cannery, businesses, sports, street names. etc.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - Shepparton Celebrates 150 years of Settlement

Key words

shepparton victoria
shepparton history
furphy family
mayor geoff dobson

Book one of two (L3374). Photograph of Geoff Dobson, Shepparton Major on front cover. Title on scroll surrounded by collage of photographs of events and buildings. Photographs and history of Furphy family on back cover.

Historical information

Many stories and photographs of historical significance contained in book, from the first settlers and Macquires Punt, SPC, Ardmona Cannery, businesses, sports, street names. etc.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Scrapbook - newspaper cuttings - Tatura Theatre Group

Key words

tatura theatre group
agnes engel

School exercise book, black cover. Contains newspaper cuttings (mainly Tatura Guardian) 1957-1965 relating to Tatura Theatre group and associated groups in the above years.

Historical information

Valuable details of the workings and meetings of the group in their best years.

Inscriptions & Markings

Tatura Theatre Group. Press cuttings, programs, tickets, photos. 1957 - 1965. Agnes Engel.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - The Farming of Australia

Key words

farming methods in australia

Hard cover. Colourful jacket with landscape photograph on front. Picture of certificate of merit from Royal Agricultural Society. Much early farming. Many photographs of early farming methods to 1986. Social life. Written by Robin Brumby, journalist.

Historical information

A social and economic portrait of farming in Australia from 1788 to 1986.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

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Book - Cole's Fun Doctor

Key words

coles fun doctor

Hard cover. Faded red. Obviously old book. Long and short humorous stories. Fun about all subjects. Title in black on red material.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cole's Fun Doctor

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - SMB: Purchase of properties in Grant Street

Key words

ballarat school of mines
education department of victoria
grant street
ballarat
properties

Historical information

Correspondence between the Education Department and Ballarat School of Mines and Industries in relation to the purchase of houses in Grant Street Ballarat. The acquisition of these properties would allow for the expansion of the School of Mines.

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

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Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - Soldiers' Children Education Scheme

Key words

ballarat school of mines and industries
soldiers' children education scheme
deputy commissioner
education department of victoria

Historical information

List of students under the Soldiers' Children Education Scheme attending Ballarat School of Mines and Industries

Inscriptions & Markings

Signature of Deputy Commissioner - B J Harlem

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

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Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - Training of the Disabled (Social Services) Scheme

Key words

social services
reconstruction training branch
education department of victoria
training

Historical information

Training of the Disabled (Social Services) Scheme came under the Reconstruction Training Branch, Education Department of Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Reconstruction Training Branch

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

model - J. A. Linacre Memorial Trophy

Key words

jubilees
freydis

Historical information

J. A. Linacre Memorial Trophy Donor: J. H. Linacre Deed of Gift: Yes The trophy was presented by J. H. Linacre and the Linacre family in memory of their father Jim Linacre who was a past Commodore and one of the founders of the Jubilee Class of yachts in 1935. The trophy is awarded annually to the winner of the Jubilee Class Victorian Championship. First Winner: Freydis BJ1, J. H. Linacre 1947/48

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Tray - W. G. Linacre Memorial Trophy (Tray)

Key words

jubilees
linacre

Historical information

W. G. Linacre Memorial Trophy (Tray) Donor: J. H. Linacre Deed of Gift: The trophy was donated by the Linacre family in memory of their brother Bill who was also a member of the RBYC. The trophy is awarded to the winner of a Jubilee class race at RBYC. First Winner: Freelance BJ25, N. McInnes 5/3/1955

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Vanessa Cup

Key words

jubilees
linacre

Historical information

Vanessa Cup Donor: Past Commodore J. A. Linacre, 1935 Deed of Gift: No The 8-metre yacht Vanessa was at one time owned by Commodore J. A. Linacre who originally donated the trophy to the B Class. With the introduction of the new Jubilee Class in 1935 the trophy was transferred and is now awarded each year to the winner of the Jubilee Class RBYC season aggregate. First Winner: (B Class) Eighteen Twenty, 1935 (Jubilee) Rotanes, A. E. Akhurst 1936

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Sarawaki Cup

Key words

jubilees

Historical information

Sarawaki Cup Donor: Deed of Gift: No First Winner: Bramac, B.J.C 1936 RBYC to Mornington: Freelance, R. J. Colemen 1982

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Returned Soldiers’ Cup

Key words

jubilees

Historical information

Returned Soldiers’ Cup Donor: Deed of Gift: No There is an earlier returned soldiers trophy which is a World War I shell case which was awarded to commemorate the RBYC members who served in the first World War. The first trophy was awarded to the Jubilee yacht Rotanes BJ3, owned by A. E. Akhurst in 1935. For an unknown reason the current Returned Soldiers’ Cup was purchased and first awarded in season 1935/36. First Winner: Sylvia BJ2, W. Jamison 1935/36

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Perpetual Challenge Cup

Key words

jubilees
owners

Historical information

Perpetual Challenge Cup Donor: Presented by the first 10 owners Deed of Gift: Yes 3/8/1953 The first owners were J. A. Linacre, W. Jamison, A. E. Akhurst, C. H. Beyer, J. Stewart, W. Ross, G. Douglas, E. A. Franklin, O. H. Tuck and G. O’Connor. The trophy was originally intended for interclub competition, however it seems to have only been used in club racing at RBYC. First Winner: Sarawaki BJ8, 1935/36

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

half model - Mornington Perpetual Trophy

Key words

jubilees
mornington

Historical information

Mornington Perpetual Trophy Donor: The Mornington Yacht Club 1985 Deed of Gift: No Donated to commemorate the Jubilee class 50th anniversary and is awarded to the winner of the last heat of the Victorian Championship for the J. A. Linacre Memorial Trophy. First Winner: Killara J, R. A. Chisholm 1986

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

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Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - Training of the Disabled (Social Services) Scheme

Key words

social services
reconstruction training branch
education department of victoria
training

Historical information

Training of the disabled (Social Services) scheme came under the Reconstruction Training Branch, Education Department of Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Reconstruction Training Branch

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

Shield - Les Pound Shield

Key words

jubilees
pound
aeolus

Historical information

Les Pound Shield Donor: Victorian Jubilee Controlling Body Deed of Gift: In 1966 in recognition of his great contribution in developing the Jubilee class and to its ongoing success over many years, the Victorian Jubilee Controlling Body donated the Les Pound Shield. It is to be awarded to the best Victorian Jubilee yacht competing in the annual Huntingfield Cup. Les Pound was one of the original owners, building his own BJ4 Aeolus in 1935. In his later years, to minimize the task of maintaining a timber boat, he purchased a fiberglass boat which he named after his wife Stella. He was made an honorary life member in 1972. First Winner: Aeolus BJ4, L. N. Pound 1966

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Jubilee Cup

Key words

jubilees
jubilee
crick

Historical information

Jubilee Cup Donor: Commodore A. T. Crick 1935 Deed of Gift: No Donated by Commodore Crick to commemorate the Jubilee year of King George V and which gave name to the new class of yacht. The trophy was originally awarded to the B class of yachts but with the launch of the new Jubilees, it was transferred to that class. Fist B Class Winner: Virginia, A. S. Sturrock 1934/35 First Jubilee Winner: Sylvia, W. Jamison 1936

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Huntingfield Cup

Key words

jubilees
huntingfield

Historical information

Huntingfield Cup Donor: Governor of Victoria Lord Huntingfield, 1936 Deed of Gift: Yes The trophy was donated as a perpetual trophy for interstate competition for their Australian Championship. Originally the trophy was competed for by a team of 3 yachts from each state using yachts provided by the home state. The first teams’ race was won by NSW with Ken Clark and Alan Baldick sailing Petrel. In 1966 the series became an individual competition with the first being won by Victorian yacht Aeolus BJ4 by L. N. Pound in 1966.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Cup - Harvie Linklater Cup

Key words

jubilees
linklater

Historical information

Harvie Linklater Cup Donor: Deed of Gift: Harvie Linklater was one of the early member of RBYC and for a number of years was the clubs’ Historian. He raced on a number of the clubs’ famous early yachts, including with J. A. Linacre, a past Commodore. He was also one of the Brighton members who started off the Black Rock Yacht Club as an annex of the RBYC. First Winner: Samoa BJ21, H. Stephens 1948/49

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Tray - Freydis Trophy (Tray)

Key words

jubilees
pandell
freydis

Historical information

Freydis Trophy (Tray) Donor: Peter Pandell 1986 Deed of Gift: The trophy is awarded to the winner of the annual Jubilee class Long Race which is approximately 19/20 nautical miles in distance. The trophy is named after the first Jubilee BJ1 built in 1935. First Winner: Le Marin, Harry Tedstone 1986

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Trophy - Charles Peel Trophy

Key words

jubilees
peel
freydis
mitcheson

Historical information

Charles Peel Trophy Donor: Peter Mitcheson Deed of Gift: No Peter was the nephew of Charles Peel who was one of the designers of the Jubilee class yacht first launched with Freydis BJ1 in 1935. Peter also at one time owned the Jubilee yachts Freydis BJ1 and Sylvia BJ2. Sylvia was destroyed in a collision with a ship at the mouth of the Yarra River. First Winner:

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Trophy - Brian Branelley Trophy

Key words

jubilees
branelley
zest

Historical information

Brian Branelley Trophy Donor: Brian's wife Deed of Gift: No Donated by his wife on his death, Brian owned the Jubilee yacht Zest BJ24. The trophy is awarded to the second place-getter of the Mornington Australia Regatta. First Winner: Stella, L. N. Pound 1983

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Flyer - Eureka: Reclaim the Radical Spirit, 2018

Key words

eureka
rebellion
anne beggs-sunter
dinner

Coloured flyer

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

Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - SMB: Museum Building

Key words

ballarat school of mines
museum building
wiring
d h wheeler
education department of victoria

Historical information

Public Works to submit a report regarding wiring diagram - sub-boards for Museum Building

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

Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - SMB: Museum Building

Key words

museum building
ballarat school of mines
d h wheeler
education department of victoria

Historical information

Approval given for the adaption of the Museum Building into Senior Technical Class in Domestic Science

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

Document - The Pikeman's Dog, a ballad for those who fought, and for those who died, at Eureka, 1854

Key words

eureka
ballad
the bard
pikeman's dog

Printed sheet with sketches

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

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Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2017

Key words

annual report
federation university

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria - SMB: Remodelling top floor of Museum Building

Key words

ballarat school of mines and industries
education department
d h wheeler
secretary
r w richards
museum building

Type written letter on Education Department letterhead Stamp indicating received and answered

Historical information

The Museum building at Ballarat School of Mines was hoping to be remodelled for student use, domestic sciences.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signature of Secretary, D H Wheeler Date 30th May, 1951 Initials of R W Richards

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

Costume - Wedding Dress, Swiss Guipure Lace, 1969

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Artwork - "South Wing" - Xavier College / by Joy Stewart, 1978

Key words

joy stewart
xavier college - kew (vic)
schools - kew (vic)

Pen and wash drawing, set in an external card mount, depicting the south wing of Xavier College, Kew by Joy Stewart.

Significance

Joy Stewart was born in Melbourne 1925. She studied at Swinburne Technical College Art School from 1941-1945, then the National Gallery Art School 1946-1948. Her career included employment positions as a display artist, designer/painter, gallery assistant, and art teacher. Joy relocated to Cairns in 1981. Solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Cairns, including 'Done By Me' at Cairns Regional Gallery in 1999. Group exhibitions at Cairns Regional Gallery, 'The Fish John West Regrets, 1993' and 'Facets of Life' 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "South Wing" - Xavier College." Signed lower right: "JStewart 78".

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph - Black and White - Robert Hook

Key words

robert hook
university of ballarat staff

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

Photograph - Colour - Robert Hook and Zig Plavina, 2005

Key words

robert hook
zig plavina

Two colour photographs of Robert Hook (left) and Zig Plavina.

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

Photograph - Colour - Robert Hook, Derek Woolley, Robert Morrell, 1994

Key words

robert hook
bob morrell
robert morrell
derek woolley
university of ballarat
staff

The senior staffmembers of the University of Ballarat. Left to right: Robert Hook, Derek Woolley, Robert Morrell.

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

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat College of Advanced Education and Senior Officers, 1980

Key words

ballarat college of advanced education council
robert hook
shirley falkinder
john sharpham
mary akers
liz sheady
stafford mcknight
robert morrell

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

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Glass bottles

Key words

bottles, containers, beverage storage, food and beverages

Seven glass bottles. 1) 1 small clear oblong bottle with circular indentation on front face and a glass stopper. 2) 1 blue-tinged, oblong, glass "Tricopherous" bottle with circular indentation on base and no stopper. 3) 1 pale blue glass bottle with no stopper. 4) 1 squat, clear glass bottle with wide neck and no stopper. 5) 1 large green-tinged glass bottle with no stopper. There are straight and spiralling embossed patterns at the top and on the neck of the bottle. There is a circular indentation on the base. 6) 1 large green-tinged glass bottle with screw-in stopper of unknown material. 7) 1 multi-faceted (8) blue-tinged glass bottle with no stopper.

Historical information

Bottle no. 6) After having worked with Mr Lane at his Exelcior Brewery in Melbourne, George Henry Bennett established his aerated water business in 1884 at 236 Church Street Richmond, in Melbourne. He sold the business in 1916.

Inscriptions & Markings

1) None 2) "Tricopherous for the skin and hair" on front face of bottle and "Directions in the pamphlet" on the opposite face. "Barry's on one side panel and "New York" on the other. "C6" inscribed inside the circular indentation on the base and a diagonal glass join across the base of the bottle. 3) "Kruses prize medal magnesia" on front of bottle and "Felton Grimwade & Co. Melbourne" on the back. 4) " Commonwealth Trade Mark Jams & Jellies" surrounding the trader's mark, (a diagonally placed flag/pennant) around the main body of the bottle. "Made in Holland" appears around the base of the bottle. 5) "O.T. Registered. Refilling by others is illegal. This bottle is the property of O.T. Ltd. Australia & London" 6) 2 oval shapes on bottle with "G.H. Bennett Richmond" and two crosses around the outer border and "G.H.B" on the maker's mark (diagonally placed flag/pennant) inside the inner oval. "Please replace the stopper" appears on the other side of the bottle. 7) "A M Reiss" down the front side of the bottle.

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

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Publication - Honey - A Comprensive Survey (Eva Crane M.Sc., Ph.D- Editor)

A thick hard covered book approx a$ size. Inner cover is a dark read, outer cover is dark brown with a square photo of a bee on a flower Inside the front cover is a blurb about the book, inside the back cover is a blurb about the editor. 608 pages

Victorian Apiarists Association , Beechworth

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Publication - Honey Flora of Victoria

Soft covered book in a pale green with a picture of a flowering gum coming down from the top right 174 pages

Victorian Apiarists Association , Beechworth

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Labor History No. 52-55, 1987-1988

Book (bound collection of periodicals); 567 pages. Cover: red background; gold lettering; title and series numbers.

Historical information

The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History describes the journal as follows: "The interdisciplinary nature of labour history, and its acceptance of less traditional sources, including folklore and oral testimony, make it a fascinating field, alive to past and present social justice issues. The journal, which has been appearing twice yearly since 1962, is the premier outlet for refereed, scholarly articles in its field in Australasia. Because ASSLH aims to raise historical awareness in the community, Labour History also publishes essays, reviews, and memoirs that reflect the involvement of labour historians in the making of history."

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

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Publication - Money In Bees In Australasia (Tarlton-Rayment) A Practial Treatise on the Profitable Management of the Honey Bee in Australasia

Green cloth hard covered book, approx A5 size. On the front is the title in a goldy colour with drawings of a bee , a hive & some coins 293 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Dedication to James Firth A guardian of the Indigenous Forest and a friend of its 'Feather and Fur'. This book is dedicated in appreciation of his work during the forest fires of 1913 and 1914

Victorian Apiarists Association , Beechworth

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Publication - Bee Produce - Illustrated (Producing: Preparing Exhibiting and Judging) ( W. Herrod-Hempsall, FRES

Mid Green hard covered boook approx A5 size with darker gree writing on the front 219 pages plus advertisments

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten inscription on first page - First Prize in essay competition run by 'British Bee Journal' May 1950 - 'Supering- When & How to do it'. F Bailey Dedicated to the author's parents - to whose careful training and wise counsels I attribute my success in life

Victorian Apiarists Association , Beechworth

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Publication - 1st Australian Bee Congress

Just over A5 size soft cover book. Aqua cover with picture of Mugga Ironbark flowering on the front, colourful map of Australia on the back with honeycomb on it & surrounded by Australian birds on flowering gums 239 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

This volume was published under the guidance of - Prof. Dr. Eng. V Harnaj - President of Apimondia John Guilfoyle - President of the First Australian Bee congress Dr. Francis Smith - Editor of the scientific papers

Victorian Apiarists Association , Beechworth

Handkerchiefs

Key words

vintage women’s accessories
todd & heazlewood families, warrnambool
history of warrnambool

These are seven handkerchiefs. .1 A silk handkerchief with a white centre and a green dot pattern border .2 A white silk handkerchief with an embroidered spray of pink flowers and green stems in one corner .3 A white silk handkerchief with multi-coloured embroidery in one corner .4 & .5 Two white silk handkerchiefs with a multi-coloured embroidered letter ‘E’ in one corner and a fluted embroidered edge. .6 & .7 Two pink nylon handkerchiefs with a fluted edge and an overall impressed pattern of pink flowers and green stems

Historical information

These handkerchiefs come from the estate of Ena Heazlewood. Mary Josephine (Ena) Todd was born in Warrnambool in 1920 and worked as a hairdresser at Josephine’s Salon in Warrnambool. In 1942 she married a Warrnambool man, Jack Heazlewood, who was stoker on the H.M.A.S. Sydney at the time. They later lived in Sydney.

Significance

These items are of interest as examples of the handkerchiefs found in a woman’s collection mid last century and as mementoes of a former Warrnambool resident, Ena Heazlewood.

Inscriptions & Markings

.6 & .7 Nylon Made in Japan

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Child’s Coat

Key words

vintage clothing
todd & heazlewood families, warrnambool

This is a child’s coat, hand-sewn and made of white cotton (towelling or boucle type material). The coat is lined with white cotton material and has a pointed shirt collar with inset sleeves and flares out slightly from the chest area. The coat opens at the front and has two cream-coloured buttons and two button holes. There is some slight staining on the coat.

Historical information

This garment was donated by the daughter of Ena Heazlewood, the maker of the item. Mary Josephine (Ena) Todd was born in Warrnambool in 1920 and worked as a hairdresser at Josephine’s Salon in Warrnambool. In 1942 she married Jack Heazlewood, a stoker on the H.M.A.S. Sydney at the time. He was also born in Warrnambool. The couple later lived in Sydney. This coat was made by Ena Heazlewood and was worn by both her son, John and her daughter, Judith

Significance

This coat is of interest as one made by a former Warrnambool lady in the mid 20th century. It is also an example of the style of children’s clothing worn 70 years ago.

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

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