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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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A bright future for the Ballarat Station Precinct

Key words

btlc
ballarat trades hall
ballarat regional trades and labour council
workplace amenities
railways workers
amenities - community
amenities - staff
heritage
employment
government - victorian
development/redevelopment
quest apartments
pellicano group
spotless

Glossy light card. White background, green and black text, colour pictures of the precinct, Victorian State Government logo. One A4 flyer printed both sides.

Historical information

This leaflet is a project update about proposed redevelopment of the Ballarat railway station precinct. The project to be funded by the Victorian State Government, the Pellicano Group, Spotless and Quest.

Significance

Of community and economic significance to the Ballarat region. Impacts upon work opportunities for the community and access to the Ballarat railway station for employees and goods and services. Possible tourism growth in the region. Indicative of government position.

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

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A brush with history : the Painters Union and the Australian labour movement

Key words

painters union - victorian
btlc
ballarat trades hall
ballarat trades and labour council
painters
unions
history
operative painters and decorators union

Paper; book. Front cover: white background; red and black text; colour image of the union banner.

Historical information

History of the Painters Union.

Significance

Of historical significance to the union movement in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: title and author's name.

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

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Absence Register for Teachers - Boorhaman East State School No 3317

Paper book, listing teacher absences from June 1926 through to August 1975. Includes teachers names, and reasons for absence. Handwritten front cover title

Historical information

School closed in 1970's

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

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Abstract - 'WW.01.20.2000' by Wes Walters

Key words

art
artwork
wes walters
walters
ballarat school of mines
ballarat technical art school
federation college

Historical information

Wes Walters was a student at the Ballarat Technical Art School. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Academic Bonnet

Key words

burnell, mary
academic bonnet
australian society of anaesthetists
faculty of anaesthetists, royal australasian college of surgeons
royal college of surgeons
fellowship

Navy blue velvet cloth bonnet with stiffened brim covered in same fabric as bonnet. Around the hat is tied a gold cord with tassels.

Historical information

This academic bonnet belonged to Dr Mary Burnell. Mary Taylor Burnell was born on 21 February 1907, in Norwood, South Australia. She graduated with her MBBS in 1931. In 1932, Burnell served as a resident medical officer at Adelaide Children’s Hospital. By 1934 she was their Honorary Anaesthetist. It was also during this period that Burnell became the first female member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. One year later, in 1935, she worked as Secretary for the South Australian Section of the Society. Although resigning from her position at the Children’s Hospital in 1937, Burnell returned in 1942. The outbreak of World War II meant hospital staff and resources were drained. During her work, Burnell lobbied for a Department of Anaesthetics in the Children’s Hospital. Through working at both hospitals, she became aware of the great differences between administering anaesthesia to children and administering it to adults. In 1953 she was elected President of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. She was the first female to be elected to this position. Two years later in 1955, Burnell was elected as a member of the Board of Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In 1966 she was elected Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists. Again, she was the first female to be elected to this position. Burnell worked tirelessly to promote the importance of anaesthetics in Australia. Burnell’s contributions to anaesthetics were recognised with Honorary Fellowships to both the Australian Faculty of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Surgeons.

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

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Academic gown and mortarboard

Key words

uniform
costume
mr john stayt
academic gown
mortarboard
master s gown

Academic gown and mortarboard belonging to Mr John Stayt, teacher at Ballarat College, 1964-1993. Woollen academic gown; three quarter length, full sleeves. No hood or scarf. No embellishments.

Historical information

A woollen academic gown and mortarboard worn by John Stayt, school teacher 1964-1993.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silk label inside crown of hat: Made in England/Christy's London/Ryder & Amies/Cambridge Printed in ink on label: JMS (twice) Silk label sewn into backneckline of gown: University Robe Makers/Ryder & Amies/Cambridge Printed in ink on gown label: STAYT

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Academy of Music advertisement

Key words

theatre/performing arts
opera/performing arts

Academy of Music advertisement. White sheet with black print one side only. Rignold & Allison's English & Comic Opera Company. Offenbach's Celebrated Opera Bouffe "La Perichole". Conductor W.H. Harrison.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Acceptance card

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

accessories -bows

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dress-accessories fashion burton-marjorie clothing

Two hand-made bows - accessories for a dress or blouse. 2483.14 is a yellow/gold colour made of satin or rayon. It is a bow with a long hanging tail. 2483.15 consists of 4 strips of green, red and black material gathered together with a safety pin.

Historical information

These bows would have been attached to either the front of a blouse or back of a long dress as an accessory to change an outfit or give it style. It was probably worn by Mrs Whiteman and passed on to her daughter Marjorie Burton.

Significance

This item is an example of a handcrafted item and reflects the handcraft skills of women in the first half of the twentieth century.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Accessory

Key words

tennis

'Tennis Ball Caddy'. Ball-holding bracket for wear during tennis play. Holds five balls and is intended to be worn around the waist. Materials: Cardboard, Ink, Plastic, Synthetic material, Paper

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Accessory box for a No 6 Director Mk I

Key words

cooke troughton & simms
accessory box
no 6 director mk i
broad arrow
wwii

Leather accessory box with shoulder strap and metal buckles. Flip open lid.

Historical information

Possibly related to the range-finding equipment sent from England for dismantling during the 1940s so University of Melbourne Physics staff could develop their own equipment. Related to object 463.1

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed in lid: 'CASE NO 6 DETECTOR MK 1 / COOKE, TROUGHTON & SIMMS, LTD / 9 / 22 / A.F.A' and broad arrow symbol.

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

Accessory Purse

Small black pouch shaped drawstring purse Woven with ribbed effect and pink and green chevron stripes Metal ring gathers top and two metal rods and linked chain handles

Historical information

Collection item from Kyneton Museum

Kyneton Museum, Kyneton

Accident outside Gears Chemist

Key words

ballarat
gears
accident
1960s

Historical information

Max Harris Collection, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Accordion

Accordion made of black wood with silver painted anchors; the end of box has come away from the actual body, there are also six keys missing, the condition is poor. Name painted in silver on box "Fabrik Marke"

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Accordion - Regal Melodeon Accordion

Accordion; wooden frame with black leather bellows, maker's name Regal Melodeon, Made in Germany. Has pressed metal corners with pictures of a bugle with the word sport in the centre.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Accordion - Kalbe's Imperial Accordion

Black and silver accordion The names "Victoria the Good" and "Edward VII" are printed above the brand name "Kalbe's Imperial, Gold Medal Melbourne". There are pictures of Edward VII and Queen Victoria on either side of the instrument.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Accordion - Meteor Accordion

Black and silver box accordion Meteor Accordion, registered, made in Germany

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

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

Accordion

Key words

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

Black wood accordion Menzon Accordions inside lid. Black wood carry case with red lining. Instrument has Accordion Lyons Bourke St Melbourne, Made in Saxony

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

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ACCOUNT

Key words

local history
document
commercial
weickhardt

AN ACCOUNT FOR REPAIR OF SPOUTING AND DOWNPIPE AND GLAZING WINDOWS. REPAIRING ROOF OF WESLEY CHURCH.

Historical information

REPAIRS TO THE WESLEY CHURCH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

account

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herbert-lancelot snowy-river-stores cameron-robert-pullar

A white paper account with black print and red lines. Hand-written from Lancelot Herbert of Snowy River Stores to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Lancelot Herbert came to Orbost in 1886, taking up a partnership with local store-owner George Temple. After Mr Temple’s death in 1891, Lancelot took over the store and progressively developed Herberts Snowy River Stores which grew into a department store of several shops along Nicholson St. He also had small shops at Cann River, Noorinbee and Genoa which were run by members of his family, as well as a carrying business and fuel outlets. Lancelot died on 2/6/1911 and his wife Martha [died 1945] are buried in a joint grave in Orbost Cemetery. (info. Noreen and Lindsay Thomson) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is associated with a well-known Orbost business which started in 1888 and finally closed in c.1970. it is an example of book-keeping in the early 20th century and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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mierisch-w.j. cameron-robert-pullar orbost-supply-stores

A large white paper account with black print and red lines from W.J. Mierisch, grocer and general merchant, to R. Cameron. There is a green duty stamp.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of a n Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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feely-&-co. cameron-robert-pullar

A large white paper account with black print and red lines from Feely & Co., saddlers and harness makers for R. Cameron.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an early 20th century business and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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book-keeping tomlinson-j.s.account

A white paper account with red lines and black print. It is from J.S. Tomlinson, Newsagent and Stationer to Mr Cameron.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an early 20th century Orbost business. It bis a useful research item.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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lamont-j-tailor-mercer-orbost cameron-robert-pullar

A white paper account with black print and red lines hand-written from J. Lamont, tailor and mercer to Mr R. Cameron. It has a yellow duty stamp.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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swan-e. cameron-robert-pullar

A very stained shite paper account with black print and red lines from E. Swan, Orbost Tank Factory, to R. Cameron.

Historical information

E. Swan (of Bairnsdale) purchased the Orbost Tank Factory from Mr E. F. Reynolds. Swan was a tinsmith, coppersmith, plumber, zinc and iron worker who specialised in repairing tanks. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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orbost-health maldon-private-hospital

A small white paper account with black print from Maldon Private Hospital to Mrs Lovell. It has a yellow tax stamp.

Historical information

There were several small private hospitals in Orbost in the early 20th century. Babies were born at these private hospitals and mostly only a midwife attended as the doctor could be away on horseback treating another patient. As the new Orbost and District Hospital ( officially opened June 30th, 1930) developed and its facilities grew private hospitals closed.

Significance

By the 1930's in Victoria there was an increase in the demand for beds in public hospitals by those who found private hospital costs prohibitive and wanted the higher standard of care provided in public hospital . This meant that many small private hospitals closed. Maldon Hospital in Orbost was one of several which could not compete with the new Orbost public hospital.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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haycox-butcher-orbost cameron-robert-pullar

A white paper account with black ink and blue lines from Haycox & Mc Henry, wholesale and retail butchers to R. Cameron. There is a duty stamp.

Historical information

William Haycox was a wholesale and retail butcher who was a cash buyer of hides, sheepskins and tallow. The Haycox Butcher shop was near the Club Hotel. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an early Orbost business and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account-h.c.slatterie book-keeping

A white paper account with blue print. It is from H.C. Slatterie, Draper, Outfitter and Boot Merchant. There is a large purple receipt stamp in the centre. Handwritten date is for 4th March 1918. Receipt stamp shows 4th March 1915.

Historical information

H. C. Slatterie was a draper, outfitter and boot nerchant in Orbost. This account is for "sox" and a collar.

Significance

This item is an example of the early 20th century book-keeping of an Orbost business.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account-book-keeping mccoy cameron

A white paper account from T. McCoy to Mr R. Cameron. It has black print and handwritten details. In the top left-hand corner is a black drawing of a carriage and in the top right-hand corner is a black drawing of workers shoeing a horse. a green duty stamp is attached.

Historical information

The Orbost Coach Factory was in Wolseley Street OIrbsot, opposite the police station and was owned by Thomas John McCoy. Its business was coach-building, undertaking, blacksmithing and as a farrier. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the early 20th century book-keeping of a business in Orbost. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account-book-keeping cameron morgan-miss-b.

A white paper account with red lines and black print. Details are hand-written. There is a pink sticker attached. It is from Miss B. Morgan to Mr R. Cameron.

Historical information

Miss B. Morgan owned a stationery, fancy goods and tobacco shop in Orbost. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of trhe early 20th century book-keeping of an Orbost business. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account-book-keeping russell-john blacksmith cameron-r.p.

A white paper account with red lines and black print. Details are hand-written in blue ink. It is from J. Russell to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

John Russell Senior was a blacksmith, wheelwright, farmer and later chairman of the Orbost Butter Factory, makers of Sunny South Butter (today part of Murray Goulburn Co Ltd). His blacksmith business was in Nicholson Street, Orbost. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an early 20th century Orbost business and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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presbyterian-church-orbost account-book-keeping

Two white paper accounts. They are typed in black and are statements of receipts and expenditure for the Presbyterian Church in Orbost. On one sheet is an alhabetical list of subscribers for the year ending June 30, 1891. On the other is a general account of receipts and expenditure.

Historical information

The first Presbyterian Church service was conducted at the Orbost Station Homestead in 1885, during a visit by Sir William Clarke, who was accompanied by two ministers. The organist was resident Grace Jennings Carmichael. Services were later held in Mr J. W. Borland’s shop and the Mechanics Hall. In 1887 the land on which the church now stands was purchased from Mr James Hossack snr, for £50 ($100). The trustees were Mr John, Peter and Hugh Cameron, Mr John A Watt and Mr James Hossack Jnr. Timber from Richardson’s Tabbara Mill was used by builder Mr R. P Cameron and at a cost of £ 311.3.7 ($622) the church was opened January 9th 1898. This item is from the estate of Elsie Cooke. Elsie Cooke was a librarian in Orbost for many years. She was the daughter of John Cooke early Brodribb settler. Elsie Cooke lived all her life in Gippsland,. She was born at Brodribb in 1895 and died in 1970, Elsie Cooke lived at Bruthen for a short time and, in 1937, moved to live with her aunt, Miss Jean Munro. Miss Cooke was Librarian at the Mechanics Institute for many years. Kindness and consideration for other were Miss Cooke’s attributes and she endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a loyal member of the Presbyterian Church and a stalwart of the Ladies’ Guild, an energetic worker for the Municipal Auxiliary and a member of the Red Cross. (ref. Mary Gilbert

Significance

This item is associated with the Presbyterian Church in Orbost. It is an example of early book-keeping and is also associated with Elsie Cooke.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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document-book-keeping nixon-george

A white paper account form. It has black print, blue ruled lines and is unused. t the top is "Orbost Motor Garage" in black capital letters.

Historical information

This account form was made for the Orbost Motor Garage owned by George Nixon. George Nixon (1862-1941) selected land in Bete Bolong in the 1890's. He married Emily Warren in 1889 in Orbost. He was a shire councillor. He was a prominent breeder of Clydesdales and after a serious fall off a horse walked with a walking stick and special boot for the rest of his life. He was well-known for his interest in cars, horse-racing and politics.He was married to Emily Warren in 1889 in Orbost. Mrs Nixon (Emily)was the first Red Cross president during WW1. They had ten children.both George and Emily are buried in the Orbost Cemetery. (ref:From White Knowle to Pumpkin Point by Hon Peter Nixon A.O.)

Significance

This item is associated with a prominent Orbost family. George Nixon was the son of James and Alice Nixon. The Nixon families were among the earliest settlers on the Snowy River. It is an example of the early book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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kerr-dr-james cameron-r.p.

A white paper account with black print. It has a green duty stamp on the front and is from Dr James Kerr M.B.C.M. to R. Cameron. The form has been filled in by hand.

Historical information

Dr James Kerr practised medicine in Orbost from 1889 -1928. He was the first doctor to settle in Orbost. He served the Orbost community for 40 years travelling everywhere on horseback. He married Hilda Constance Temple in Orbost on November 30, 1893. On April 29th 1931, three glass windows were dedicated to "Dr James Kerr. Beloved Physician of Orbost" in St James Church of England , Orbost. ( Ref Orbost Hospital, History, Personalities and Stories by Margaret Hollands) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

Dr James Kerr was the first doctor to settle in Orbost. He was an integral part of the Orbost community for over 40 years. Robert Pullar Cameron was a councillor on the Orbost Shire Council for many years.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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cameron-robert-pullar cumming-william-butcher

A white paper account with blue lines and black ink . It has a pink receipt attached as well as a yellow duty stamp. It is from W. Cumming, butcher, to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex. William Cumming was a prominent Orbost identity. He was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 1866 the son of William Cumming and Mary Ann Montgomery. He came to Australia, aged 28, and to Orbost in 1890. He farmed at Bete Bolong and during WW1 ran a butcher's shop on his farm. He was a shire councillor and served as a South Riding representative for 38 years. He was a keen Newmerella football supporter, a member of the Orbost Bowling Club as well as a director of the Orbost Butter Factory. Cumming was married to Ellen Louise Mundy and had four children ( Harold, Mary, William and Gordon).

Significance

This item is an example of a hand-written account for a local early 20th century business in Orbost. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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cameron-robert-pullar kerr-p.c.-butcher account

A white paper account with black print, red lines and handwritten pencil information. It has a yellow duty stamp and a large pink receipt sticker.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex. Peter Kerr bought the butchery from William Cumming in 1921.

Significance

This is an example of a hand-written account from an early Orbost business and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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james-henry cameron-robert-pullar account

Historical information

This account was sent fro H. James & Co to Robert Pullar Cameron. Henry James (1860-1932) was a well-known identity in the Orbost district. He was a stock agent and auctioneer who helped to establish the seed bean industry in Orbost. He was the second secretary of the Snowy River Shipping Co. as well as a shire councillor and prominent member of MUIOOF. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

Henry James (1860-1932) was a well-known identity in the Orbost district. This item is an example of a hand-written document used by an early Orbost business. It is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

Two white paper accounts , red lines and black print. It is from H. James & CO - Freighters to R. Cameron.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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luckins-bros-general-carriers account cameron-robert-pullar

A white paper account with black print and green lines for Luckin Bros, Cartage Conbtractors & General Carriers to R. Cameron. It is headed "Eastern Transport Services".

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This document is an example of early book keeping records and is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back left hand corner -"Cheque Corner......."

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

A white paper account with black print, blue ;lines and an illustration of cattle in the top left hand corner. It has a yellow duty stamp and is from William Haycox, butche,r to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

William Haycox was a wholesale and retail butcher who was a cash buyer of hides, sheepskins and tallow. The Haycox Butcher shop was near the Club Hotel. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book keeping in the early 20th century. It is from a business in Orbost and is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back -"Penalty McColl..."

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account-cameron-r.-p. macarthur-&-co. book-keeping

A white paper account with black print and blue lines. It is from A. Macarthur & Co. to R.P. Cameron and has a yellow duty stamp on the front.

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of hand-written book-keeping at an early 20th century Orbost business. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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rothberg-&-hansen book-keeping account

A small white paper account with black print with a red number 45 at the bottom. It is from Rothberg & Hansen, General Drapers.

Significance

This item is an example of book keeping in a 1920's Orbost business.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account book-keeping cameron-r.p. tomlinson-gall

A white paper account with black print and red lines. It is a hand-written account to R.P. Cameron from Tomlinson & Gall, general grocers and provision merchants in Orbost.

Historical information

Tomlinson & Gall were general grocers and provision merchants in Nicholson Street, Orbost. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book-keeping for a business in Orbost in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account book-keeping royce-a.j. cameron-robert-pullar

A small paper account, black print and blue writing. At the top are illustrations of two young girls with an advertisement for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy between them. The account is from A.J. Royce & Co. to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

A. J. Royce & Co. were general merchants in Orbost. Royce's was essentially a bakery in Nicholson Street on the site of the present supermarket. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the hand-written book-keeping of an early 20th century business in Orbost. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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baughurst-harry account book-keeping cameron-r.p.

A large white paper account with blue lines and handwritten black text from H. Baughurst to R.P. Cameron. There is a pink receipt with a yellow duty stamp from Baughurst & Hefford.

Historical information

In 1924 Harry Baughurst, a returned WW1 soldier, in partnership with Mr Hefford, purchased a grocery and ironmonger business in Orbost. It was situated on the corner of Nicholson and Tarra Streets, Orbost. When Mr Hefford left the district two years later , Harry Baughurst purchased and managed the business. In 1927 Baughurst formed a partnership with Robert Gall And Herbert & Co.to form the United Bread Supply Company so that they could purchase flours etc in bulk and therefore sell bread products more cheaply.

Significance

This item is an exam ple of the book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account saunders-family cameron-r.p. book-keeping

A white paper account with red lines, hand-written black print. There is a yellow duty stamp and a green receipt from A.S. Saunders, Drapers, Grocer and Ironmonger, to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Saunders General Store was opened in 1900, overlapping part of the Mensland and Coultons stores. It was called "The ―Melbourne Store" which referred to it being a branch of their Melbourne store.The shop was burnt down in the early 1930‘s. Arthur Scott Saunders was born in 1864 and died 3-12-1913 (49) in Orbost. He was the son of Thomas Frederick Saunders and Lucy Beard Scott. He was a Storekeeper at Orbost, a member of the early Show Committees, a Rechabite in 1893, and was a member of the Board of Guardians of the Church of England from 1894 to 1913 where he served as secretary and treasurer of the Board. He was married to Agnes Louisa Stuart Morris. She sold the business in 1919 to Mr J. H. V. Dale and left Orbost with her two daughters for East Malvern in April 1927. ( more info. on the Saunders family in In Times Gone By by Deborah Hall; Orbost & District Historical Society Newsletter by John Phillips) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of a hand-written account from an Orbost business of the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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wehner-blacksmith account book-keeping cameron-r.p.

A white paper account with blue print, red lines. At top left is a blue illustration of a horse. The account is from H. Wehner, General Blacksmith and Wheelwright to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

Herman Wehner, had learned his trade as a blacksmith and coach builder in Germany before coming to Australia in about 1884. After working for some time in Melbourne and at Wallan he came to Orbost in 1889 and bought John William Borland‟s wheelwright and blacksmithing business in Nicholson Street. At the time there were two blacksmithing and wheelwright businesses in Orbost, the other one, also in Nicholson Street, was owned by Mr John Russell. (ref, John Phillips Newsletter July 2015) Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

The Wehner family is/ was a prominent family in Orbost from the late 19th century. Herman Wehner founded Wehner's Blacksmith's at Orbost in 1889. Oswald Wehner began working in 1910 with his father. In 1947 Ossie's son Tom started blacksmithing, retiring in 1991 and closing the business, The building remains in Nicholson Street. This item is an example of book-keeping in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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account book-keeping orbost-motor-works cameron,r.p.

A white paper account with blue lines and black text. There is an orange duty stamp. It is from Orbost Motor & Engineering Works to R. P. Cameron.

Historical information

Orbost Motor Works was in McLeod Street, Orbost behind the Club Hotel. It was a dealer for Dodge cars and trucks. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping used by an Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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account-book-keeping winchester-rodwell cameron,r.p.

A white paper account with black print and red lines.It is from Winchester & Rodwell, Engineering & Motor Works to R.P. Cameron.

Historical information

Winchester & Rodwell was an engineering and motor works opposite the Commonwealth Hotel in Orbost. It was the service station for General Motors products as well as the official R.A.C.V. service station. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of the book-keeping of an Orbost business in the early 20th century. It is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

account

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matthews-w.a. cameron-robert-pullar

A white paper account with black print, blue lines and an illustration of an old car in the top left corner. It has a blue receipt attached for W.A. Matthews & Sons General Motor Engineers to R. Cameron.

Historical information

Matthews and Sons' Snowy River Garage was situated in Nicholson Street Orbost. Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book-keeping in Orbost in the early 20th century and is a useful research tool.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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