Historical information

This book was donated by Principal R E Thwaites to the Ballarat College Library, possibly during his years of tenure (1933-45). Fascinatingly the book contains the signiature of a previous principal Ernest Neville Marryat (tenure 1910-1912). Until 2014 when this book was catalogued to the Victorian Collections database the first names of Principal Marryat had never been known by the school. The discovery of his presumed personal signature has added significantly to the school's written history.

Physical description

Tan coloured cloth bound small book with gold lettering and borders on front cover and spine.

Inscriptions & markings

Book plate on flyleaf: Crest / Ballarat College / Library / PRESENTED BY / Mr R E Thwaites
Handwritten on second page: Ernest Neville Marryat / Christmas / 1897