Historical information

Book prize awarded to Newton Wanliss for excellence in History by William Henderson Chair of Council. Newton subsequently donated the book back to the school for inclusion in the Weatherly LIbrary in 1937. Accession number 1812. The book was catalogued and call number 910.12 painted on spine.


Socially significant item due to signature of William Henderson, founder of the school. Prizes were usually given in the name of the Headmaster. During Headmaster McCoy's time (1864 - 1874) the prizes were given in his name and at his expense. The school was between Principal's Christmas 1876 hence the signature of William Henderson.

Physical description

Dark blue calf binding with gold borders to front and back covers, raised bands on spine with six compartments and gold title lettering; marbled endpapers; book plate on front cover verso; library plate on right endpaper; pages gilt-edged; black and white illustrations; left side of back endpaper missing;

Inscriptions & markings

Book plate inside front cover; Ballarat College crest / 1st Prize for / History / AWARDED TO / N Wanliss / Xmas 1876 / W Henderson, Chairman.
Book plate on right endpaper: Crest / Ballarat College Library / PRESENTED BY / Mr Newton Wanliss 1937