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Norman died at the age of 14 as a result of an appendicitis
Black out screen for headlights that were used during the World War 2
Circular metal plate to cover car headlight during wartime
trentham, transport, motor vehicle, world war 2
Austico staff in Melbourne.1950's
turnbull bros.; austico; tie factory
Gladys Langdon was employed in the Melbourne office of the Austico Tie factory, also known as Turner Bros. Austico.
Photo of Market Street in Trentham, probably taken about early 1900s
Early photo of Trentham
"Real Photo series M2723 Valentines Real Photo Series Numbers in red pencil: C305613, C305614, C305615 "
market street, trentham, postcard
The small box was donated to THS by the Trentham Police Station. The set was used to mark with a serial number objects belonging to community members for identification in case of items being lost or stolen. For example items such as bicycles were often marked. This service was in association with the Neighbourhood Watch program.
This item adds to our collection as an example of work carried out by local Police.
Wooden box containing metal stick stamps with numeral or letter on the tip with tray insert to hold the sticks.
'Metal stamps for bike ID etc.' on lid. Inside lid "$22.50"
police station, id kit, police, neighbourhood watch
Used by police in Trentham to test prospective drivers for colour blindness as part of licence testing.
Relates to history of police presence in Trentham.
perspex squares. coloured red, green, orange
Jack Hickey's 80th birthday, L-R Hannah Hickey in striped Jumper talking to Joe Ricardi, seated behind is Noreen Morris, standing behind (white hair) Alice Hickey.
M J O'Connell
Margaret Egan (married Bartholomew Hickey)
M Nelson !
? Caspar, the Caspar family lived on McMenamin's Lane and the Water reserve.
? Barnes, Daughter of Joseph Barnes, Brewer
The Buffalo Head Hotel was the location of the first Tylden Kyneton Roads Board
Photos of site of Buffalo Head Hotel taken in 2014
trentham, tylden, kyneton, hotel, road board,
School name was Chanters Lane school. This school was Thrum's property in Chanters Lane and was later moved to Hurlestone's property in McGiffords Lane and used as a shearing shed. Has been demolished
Photos of Chanters Lane School in 2012
trentham, fern hill, chanters lane, schools
Church and Presbytery built in 1906.
Photo of St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church and Presbytery
Built in 1906.
Photo of St Mary Magdalen Catholic Presbytery
Fir Tree Hotel was formerly the Commercial Hotel built in 1869 by Patrick Murphy. Fir Tree operated as a bistro/bar and B&B
Photo of Fir Tree Bistro and Bar- formerly the Commercial Hotel
trentham, hotel, fir tree, commercial
It believed it was on the corner opposite where the Tylden State School now stands.
Photo of Attwood's Hotel, Tylden
trentham, tylden, attwood, hotel
John Glen was an early settler in Tylden. John Glen was a farmer and a store owner
Photograph of John Glen's horse
trentham, tylden, horse, glen
Used during WW2. Trentham Air Observers Corps logbook of plane traffic spotted from Cranney's Hill lookout. The lookout was located one mile east of Trentham township. The Observers were volunteers, mainly women.
Foolscap sized book with brown paper cover. Hand-written entries.
trentham, volunteer air observers corps, spotters, cranney's hill, shirley trewella, gamble, world war 2, home front, log-book
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