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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

Curated By

Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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black and white photograph

Key words

marlo stuart-may-mac

A black / white photograph / postcard of two people sitting in the stern of a small sailboat pulling in to land on a beach. It appears to be late in the day.

Historical information

This photograph shows Mac and May Stuart landing at Marlo in their small boat.

Inscriptions & Markings

on front - "Evening at Marlo" on back - " Mac & May Stuart, 57 years ago" ; "Mrs????M Marshall Bairnsdale"

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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Booklet - Rural Education Conference Ballarat: Collected Papers of J.T. Turner

Key words

ballarat school of mines
tafe
county education project
j.l. turner
f.e. emery

Yellow covered with black plastic spine. Contents include: * Principal's Point of View * Teacher's Point of View * Student's Point of View * Farmer's Point of View * Concern About Rural Education * The Nathalia Study * Low-Achiever's Study * The Penal Colony * "Assistance", "Bounty" and "Wakefield" Settlers * Rural Urbanization (1810-1895) * "The Rush to be Rich" * Selection

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

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Booklet - An Address to [Ballarat-Horsham Regional Council for Technical Education] Council by Neville Barwick 8.80

Key words

ballarat school of mines
neville barwick
tafe
ballarat-horsham regional council for technical education

White cardboard cover with black plastic spine

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

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Object - Talking compass

Key words

assistive devices

1 semi-transparent light-blue oval shape compass with blue nylon, plaited wrist strap

Historical information

The C2 Talking Compass is a miniature hand-held battery-operated eight-point compass with digitized voice output. At the top of the compass there is the speaker and the activation button. A three-position slide switch on the side is used to switch the compass off (central position) and select one of the two in-built languages or voices. The compass pronounces the eight compass points in clear digitised speech. It represents an excellent mobility tool for an active blind or vision-impaired person. Unobtrusive, light-weight and reliable, it augments it's user's orientation sense, and contributes to his or her safety and self-confidence. The compass relies on 2 x 12V batteries. Weight: 61 grams.

Vision Australia,

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Booklet - Occupational Objectives: Farmer 12:79

Key words

ballarat school of mines
farmer
farming
occupations
poulty farmrt
dairy farmrt
sheep farmer
poultry farmer
swineher
creals grower
oil seed grower
viticulturalist
markert gardener
tabacco grower
orchardist
silviculturist
biodynamics
irrigationists
permaculturists
feedlotters
hot-house

White cardboard cover with black plastic spine

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

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Object - Mat making needle

1 long, curved, thick metal needle

Historical information

This mat making needle was used by visually impaired workers in the mat making workshop at the Royal Victorian for the Blind Institute during the binding of mats in conjunction with a leather sewing palm to protect their palms.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Made in England'

Vision Australia,

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Object - Braille teaching cube

1 bright yellow Braille keyring cube with black dots on it

Historical information

This small Braille teaching cube attached to a keyring can be used to make the shapes of Braille characters. The surface of cube is studded with large black rivets and when the three main parts of it are rotated, the shapes of a single braille character can be seen and felt. The cube features raised dots in 3 independently revolving sections. These can be turned to form different Braille letters for teaching purposes.

Vision Australia,

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Object - Jumbo watch

Key words

assistive devices

1 jumbo black and white watch

Historical information

This ARSA low vision jumbo quartz unisex watch is black mat aluminium with black face of 34 mm and 12 white figures and black leather strap. Auguste Reymond has now been the leading Swiss manufacturer for forty years in the field of Braille and low vision watches, distributing ARSA timepieces all over the world, in cooperation with all major associations dedicated to the support of the visually impaired. All timepieces are genuine Swiss made watches, assembly by hand in their premises.

Vision Australia,

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Object - Tactile tape measure

Key words

assistive devices

1 white measuring tape with black markings and numbers including tactile raised eyelets

Historical information

This tape measure is designed to indicate measurements by feel. The 150cm tape is marked by small eyelets at every cm, medium eyelets at 5 cm and two eyelets at every 10cm.

Vision Australia,

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Object - Fitover glasses

1 pair of black fitover glasses

Historical information

The Fitover sunglasses are designed to be worn directly over your prescription glasses. This wrap-around style blocks light from above and both sides which can benefit, alleviate and prevent many symptoms of common eye diseases by providing 100% UVA/UBA protection from harmful UV rays.

Vision Australia,

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Object - Victorian Railways Blind Person's Permit 1981

1 rectangular travel pass with red cloth cover and black text

Historical information

The travel pass was used by Victorian Railways to ascertain that the bearer was indeed a blind person and entitled to free travel. This example was numbered 1741 and was issued in the name of Mr N.L. Walker. It outlines that the pass is used by a blind person for free travel on suburban journeys and half price fares on country or intersystem journeys.

Vision Australia,

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Document, letter - Sale of properties, 22 Selwood St, Haawthorn East, 9 The Avenue, Windsor,

Paper, cream colour,A4 size, plus brochure from real estate agent, Jellis Craig,

Historical information

Melbourne Legacy had decided to sell two of its properties 22 Selwood St, Hawthorn East and 9 The Avenue, Windsor. This decision was taken due to rising maintenance costs and that the money raised from the sale of the properties could be used to benefit all 24000 widows under their care. No time frame had been set and all residents of these two properties would be consulted by Legacy personell with a family member present.

Significance

This shows the committment of Melbourne Legacy to ensure that residents individual circumstances, accomodation,needs preferences and location were considered in the move, and cause as little disruption to the residents as possible.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Received 09 JAN 2003 Melbourne Legacy stamped in blue, top left hand corner. Top centre Jellis Craig letter head. Letter signed Peter Batrouney and Micheal Armstrong ( Jellis Craig).

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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Object - Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board Blind Person's Tramways Pass 1980

1 near square travel pass with pale green cloth cover and black text

Historical information

The travel pass was used by Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board to ascertain that the bearer was indeed a blind person and entitled to free travel. This example was numbered 1641 and was issued in the name of Mr N.L. Walker. It outlines that the Pass is issued on the condition that the holder opens and shows same to the Conductor on each trip whether requested to do so or not.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the rear is the symbol of the MMTB

Vision Australia,

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Object - Coin holder

Key words

assistive devices

1 black pentagonal shaped coin holder

Historical information

This coin holder has five holes for holding coins, and was designed to assist vision impaired people to store and find coins.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pop Coin

Vision Australia,

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Object - Jumbo remote

Key words

assistive devices

1 jumbo silver and black remote

Historical information

This jumbo remote features large, soft, 2.5 cm buttons and white writing on black backgrounds designed for easy use by the vision impaired.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Dynalink A0977'

Vision Australia,

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Object - Taylor slate pegs

Key words

braille equipment

39 sliver rectangular cubed pegs

Historical information

The Taylor Slate was developed by Rev. William Taylor in England in the mid 19th century it was in common use until the early 1970's and enabled blind or vision impaired students to do maths calculations by arranging metal pegs in the slate. The main part of the slate is a metal sheet with 432, 8 sided holes which small metal pegs are inserted. The pegs have different shapes on their ends. These are used to represent different numbers and symbols depending on the way the pegs are placed in the slate and which combinations of pegs are used.

Vision Australia,

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Object - Taylor slate

Key words

braille equipment

1 silver rectangular metal mathematical slate including tray

Historical information

The Taylor Slate was developed by Rev. William Taylor in England in the mid 19th century it was in common use until the early 1970's and enabled blind or vision impaired students to do maths calculations by arranging metal pegs in the slate. The main part of the slate is a metal sheet with 432, 8 sided holes which small metal pegs are inserted. The pegs have different shapes on their ends. These are used to represent different numbers and symbols depending on the way the pegs are placed in the slate and which combinations of pegs are used.

Vision Australia,

ROLL OF HONOUR - MASONS WYCHEPROOF LODGE NO.181 SUPREME SACRIFICE WW11

Key words

masons. honour roll ww11. supreme sacrifice.

Large polished wooden Honour Roll WW1 with columns and arch surround named in gold leaf. Heading - A.F & A.MASONS OF VICTORIA. WYCHEPROOF LODGE NO. 181. Members who paid the Supreme Sacrifice WW11. Brothers: O.T. HETHERINGTON J.L. WARNE

Historical information

When the local Wycheproof Masonic Lodge closed the Honour Roll was hung in the Wycheproof Court House.

Significance

A unique plaque believed to be the only one for Wycheproof with these two servicemen's names being members of the Wycheproof Masonic Lodge.

Inscriptions & Markings

FOR GOD KING & COUNTRY

Wycheproof & District Historical Society Inc., Wycheproof

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Object - Silver patterned Braille pocket watch

Metal clock with Braille and printed numbers

Historical information

Circular shaped pocket watch in a silver case, with black hour and minute hands. Numerals written in black with raised markings at each number.

Inscriptions & Markings

'17 jewels' and 'faB' on clock face

Vision Australia,

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Object - Gold Braille pocket watch

Metal clock with Braille and printed numbers

Historical information

Circular shaped pocket watch in a gold case, with silver hour and minute hands. Numerals written in black with braille markings.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Hymoser Incarbloc' on face of watch

Vision Australia,

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Object - Gold Braille clock

Metal clock with Braille and printed numbers

Historical information

A golden, red and white clock in the shape of a circle. Raised dots indicate time blocks. There is a golden stage attached to the clock. On the face of the clock, the make of clock is unclear, at the bottom of the face of the clock are the words 'alarm 8 days'.

Vision Australia,

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Object - Blue travel clock

Metal clock housed inside blue travel case

Historical information

A silver, square clock with words"1MHOF swiss". Raised, golden dots indicate time blocks. Stored in a blue box, this travel clock could be propped up when the case was opened.

Inscriptions & Markings

1MHof

Vision Australia,

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Object - White Braille clock

White plastic clock with 2 black plastic and 1 white plastic hands

Historical information

White plastic clock with attached power cord. On the face of the clock the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 are raised and braille dots mark the numbers in between. There are three clock handles with braille on two of the handles. On the back of the clock the alarm and time functions have raised diagrams to assist the user.

Inscriptions & Markings

Metamec

Vision Australia,

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Object - Braille clock

Wooden clock with metal hands, indicators and name plate

Historical information

Wooden clock with embossed metal to mark hours as well as tactile hands. A metal plate fixed to the top has Braille as well as print. Door at the rear opens to reveal the clock's inner workings. Four metal balls on the base sit on two runners.

Inscriptions & Markings

St Dunstans 1915-1965 (also written in Braille)

Vision Australia,

Object - Mowat sensor

Key words

assistive devices

1 pale green coloured plastic rectangle sensor with a brown nylon, plaited wrist strap

Historical information

The Mowat Sensor model MS 01, is a pale green, palm-sized, plastic battery operated device with a darker green switch on top. It is partially open at one end with two grilles. A microphone plugs into the other end with a wrist strap. It came with a brown vinyl carry case and owner's manual, which are not included. This Hand held device for the visually impaired uses high frequency sound to detect objects within a narrow beam. The sensor vibrates if an object is present, responds to closest object within the beam. The vibration rate increases as user approaches object. There are two range settings: short, responds to objects less than 1 meter away (indoor use) and long, responds to objects of sufficient size up to 4 meters. The sensor can be hand held or carried in pocket or purse. As a facility intended for partially sighted people, the compass also includes an in-built color indicator (visible through the semi-transparent enclosure), which indicates the direction using a combination of three colours. Weight: 185 grams.

Inscriptions & Markings

Model MS01

Vision Australia,

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Object - Liquid level sensor: 2 level

Key words

assistive devices

1 black liquid sensor with 2 magnets

Historical information

This two level Liquid Level Sensor is an aid which prevents cups from being overfilled with 2 levels of liquid. The unit simply hangs over the side of a cup or glass with the probes on the inside. Ideal for making a cup of tea or coffee with milk. Simply pour in the hot water stopping when a pulsating tone is heard then pour in milk stopping when a continuous tone is heard. Can also be used as a single level sensor such as for non mixed drinks. Handy magnets on the back of the unit allow for easy storage on fridge or other metal object. Uses a 12V battery.

Vision Australia,

Object - Prosthetic eye

1 prosthetic white glass eye with blue iris

Historical information

This hand painted prosthetic eye would of been used for people who have had to have an eye removed due to damage or disease. The prosthesis fits over an orbital implant and under the eyelids. Often referred to as a glass eye, the ocular prosthesis roughly takes the shape of a convex shell.

Vision Australia,

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Document, envelope - Melbourne Legacy Diary/ H/Book Cover Art

Envelope manilla,navy blue diary cover, metal art work block, glossy white paper with art work stamped, rectangular shaped cardboard with graph paper adhered to cardboard, legacy logo adhered to graph paper, the words "MELBOURNE LEGACY" on glossy white paper adhered to graph paper.

Historical information

A typical example of art work for printing and plastic diary cover.

Inscriptions & Markings

Manilla Envelope, in black texta Melbourne Legacy Diary/H/Book Cover Art White paper adhered to envelope with the word in red HIOTECH words in brown graphics 50 Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria 3121 (03) 428 1925 A.C.N. 005313155., between two horizontal brown lines. Thin brown horizontal line at bottom of paper. Handwrittenin black ink, J.D.Harris. Diary cover Legacy logo, MELBOURNE LEGACY in gold. Cover Block, handwritten in gold ink (very faded) between Legacy logo and Melbourne Legacy. Cardboard graph, Legacy logo, MELBOURNE LEGACY, handwritten in blue ink SLS. Metal block, Legacy logo. MELBOURNE LEGACY written backwards. White glossy paper, Legacy logo and MELBOURNE LEGACY stamped onto the paper.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Object - Variety on parade! ticket

1 rectangular shaped concert ticket with black ink text

Historical information

Funds were raised for RVIB in the during the 1940's and 1950s by putting on concerts called 'Variety on Parade'. The ticket reads 'As a Thanksgiving for sight! Proceeds in aid of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind Babies, Children & Adults, St Kilda Road, Prahran, Melbourne'. It was held at the Public Hall, Buckrabanyule on Tuesday 2nd Sept. 1952 at 8pm. Admission was 3/6 and it was advised that 'New! Non-stop Variety Entertainment of Music, Mirth and Sensational Acts' would be experienced.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ticket no. 56 Ticket no. 57

Vision Australia,

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Document. - Chairman - Footscray/Sunshine Branch

Paper, quarto size. Black type

Historical information

A list of chairman of the Footscray/Sunshine Branch 1959/ 1979. refer to item 1087

Significance

This list gives the names of those Legatees who chaired branch meetings and were also involved with the formation of the Footscray/Sunshine Branch.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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Booklet - Regional Unemployment: Ballarat School of Mines Planning Document 7:79

Key words

unempolyment
ballarat school of mines
ballarat
horsham
ararat
mildura
maryborough
tullaroop
creswick
clunes
talbot
st arnaud
bacchus marsh
bet bet
kara kara
bungaree
buninyong
ballan
dunmunkle
stawell
dimboola
lowan
kaniva
kowree

White carboard cover with black plastic spine

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

black and white photograph

Key words

agriculture-beans orbost-bean-seeds

A black / white photograph / postcard of five men raking hay in a paddock with two horses and carts in the background.

Historical information

The men in this photograph are harvesting dry bean plants. They have been threshed with flails and raked. the dry straw is tossed off and the dry beans are collected to be hand sorted.

Significance

This item is associated with the seed bean industry which was a major industry in the Orbost district for the first half of the 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back - "Orbost, M. Gilbert"

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Object - Silver Braille pocket watch

Key words

assistive devices

Silver pocket watch with Braille to indicate number position.

Historical information

This timepiece uses Braille to indicate the position of the numbers, which the wearer could then use to orient themselves and tell the time from the metal hands. The 12 position is indicated by three dots, with the 3,6,9 positions by two dots. The user would start with a finger at the centre of the face and work outwards to the end of each hand to determine position and hence be able to figure out the time. Since the watch is designed and made for touching, the metal hands are particularly robust.

Inscriptions & Markings

Clock face = "Algex in Cabloc 17 jewels Swiss made" On back watch sticker "Ali".

Vision Australia,

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Book - Classroom Management

Key words

education
teaching
teacher education
curriculum
classroom managment
discipline
teaching strategies
classroom behaviours
conflict
misbehaviour
porter's continuum
problem-solving approach

Yellow soft covered book about teaching classroom management

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

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Document - The History of the Footscray/Sunshine Branch

Key words

footscray sunshine history

Paper, A4 size, colour white, black type

Historical information

This history was put together by Legatee Ron Crosbie, branch secretary 1959-1963, 1968-1974 and 1995-1999. Appendix 4 gives an account of where the information was sourced from. This short history deails the formation until the branch combined with the Williamstown/Werribee branch to form The Western Branch. In quite some detail Ron Crosbie describes the gathering together of several Legatees to form the new branch. Also the change in priorities to be addressed as the years passed - the widows grew older, their needs changed, their children grew up and left school to be apprenticed, tertiary studies or other work. Details of members inducted, office bearers, activities to help widows and families, fund r.aising and not to forget, some good stories are all accounted for in this history and the appendices.

Significance

A thorough account of the work of Legacy and Legatees and the support of many Legatees wives at branch level.This account was typical of "Legacy at Work" amongst the branches.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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Book - Developing Teaching Skills in Physical Education

Key words

physical education
education
teaching
coach
public relations
stress
philosophy
assessment
teacher education
curriculum
dance education
girls and physical education
disability and physical educaiton
rules
discipline
assessments

Blue hard covered book about teaching Physical Education.

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

photograph / postcard

Key words

pumpkins-orbost murray-delia

a black / white photograph / postcardof a small girl sitting in a hollowed out pumpkin. It appears to have been taken outside on a verandah of a wooden house.

Historical information

The child in the photograph is Delia Murray (Mrs Jack Kenny). She was one of eight children of Herbert Cecil Murray and Evelyn Murray. Photographs of children families sitting in hollowed out pumpkins were common in the first half of the 20th century.

Significance

This item is associated with a popular activity of the Orbost community in the first half of the 20th century. Pumpkins have been been paart of the district's agricultural history since settlement.

Inscriptions & Markings

on front - " H. M. S. Orbost" ; "Stanley Vogt, Bairnsdale" on back is a letter - "I got the plants......."

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

black and white photograph

Key words

marlo-19th-century marlo-jetty

A black / white photograph of a beach with a sloping hillside covered in thick vegetation. There is a pole at the top with a light on it. It overlooks the jetty. A sailing ship can be seen in the background - left.

Significance

This item is a pictorial record of Marlo in the late 19th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back - "Marlo showing light on pole on the point above the jetty about 1890"

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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Document - Footscray - Sunshine Branch 25th Anniversary Dinner

White paper, black type, A4 sheet of paper folded in half.

Historical information

This was an invitation to celebrate 25 years of the founding of the Footscray-Sunshine branch of Melbourne Legacy. This branch was formed due to the increase in the number of widows and children in need of assistance from Legacy. The first branch formed in the area was the Williamstown/Werribee branch in 1956. Refer item 1086. Inside the front page is a list of foundation members, page 2 sets out he evenings programme and the last page lists the Past Chairmen.

Significance

Significant in that the members could reflect back, with pride, on the help that the members had given to those in need.

Inscriptions & Markings

Legacy logo mid centre. MELBOURNE LEGACY (underlined) FOOTSCRAY - SUNSHINE BRANCH 25th ANNIVERSARY DINNER FOOTSCRAY RSL 10th NOVEMBER 1984

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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Book - The Handbook of Physical Education, 2006

Key words

physical education
education
teaching
coach
public relations
stress
philosophy
feminist strands
history of physical education
assessment
teacher education
curriculum
spotr education
dance education
girls and physical education
disability and physical educaiton

Blue hard covered book ib teaching Physical Education.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by the three authors

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

black and white photograph

Key words

marlo-landscape marlo-hotel-township

A black / white photograph of the Marlo landscape. In the background is the Marlo Hotel. Appears to have been taken from Corringle looking out over ocean and Snowy River.

Significance

The Marlo Hotel, perched on the hill overlooking the estuaries and the entrance is a significant building in Marlo. Established in 1886, it has been operating for over 120 years

Inscriptions & Markings

on front - "Marlo from Sand Hummock"; "Bulmer copyright"

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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Book - Instuctional Strategies for Secondary School Physical Education

Key words

physical education
education
teaching
coach
public relations
stress
characterists of children
psychomotor strategies
cignitive learning
cognitive strategies
social learning
curriculum
lesson plans
teaching styles
fitness
movement
classroom management
record keeping
discipline

Soft covered book with an image of 4 students playing soccer.

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

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - Broadway Bound by Neil Simon directed by Doug Bennett

Key words

1992
270
doug bennett

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler directed by Geoff Hickey

Key words

1992
269
geoff hickey

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Poster - Riff-Raff by Phil Sumner, Danny Nash, Jan McDonald and Greg Sneddon directed by Diana Nicol

Key words

1992
268
diana nicol
youth production

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - Equus by Peter Shaffer directed by Wayne Pearn

Key words

1992
267
wayne pearn

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker directed by David Small

Key words

1992
266
david small

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos newsletter Poster Articles - Charley's Aunt by Brendon Thomas directed by Alice Bugge

Key words

1992
265
alice bugge

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos Newsletter Articles Memorabila Playbill Special Events - 1992 HTC General Memorabilia - afternoon tea, costume ball, fashion parade, festival parade

Key words

1992
htc general memorabilia
afternoon tea
costume ball
fashion parade
festival parade
40th anniversary

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Royal Australian Nursing Federation Victorian Branch campaign badge

White and blue plastic button. Button printed with 'KEEP NURSES NURSING - Improve Nurses' Condition R.A.N.F. Vic. Branch'.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Melbourne