Inscriptions & markings
Life Membership Certificate issued to Roy E.McInnes
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Life Membership Certificate issued to Roy E.McInnes
This flag was replace in 1991 when the RSL Emblem was changed showing four figures marching, the new figure recognizes women
Change to the RSL Emblem adding an additional figure representing women
Blue flag with the southern cross constellation and the Returned and service league emblem
Emblem bears the name Returned and Srvice League
This banner was flown in Melbourne during the 50 anniversary of the ending of World War II
This banner is believed to have been flown in Melbourne outside the town hall
Banner Street celebrating the end of World War II, light green top and bottom, scroll in dark green with gold border and the years 1945 - 1995 at the bottom, and in a dark green arc across the top with gold borders - AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS. the middle section of the banner is a silhouette of a man kissing a women the colours of the silhouette is tan and white
the theme of the banner is man returning from war and meeting his partner
Australian Defence Force - Combat Ration One Man used by members of the ADF on active duty in the field. In the collection they have a limited shelf life
Combat Ration One Man
CRIM Lot: 19.12.2018 / E (indicating menu E / Safety warning in Text box - CAUTION - FOOD ALLERGIES / This ration pack has NOT been constituted for consumers/ with any food allergy or special dietary requirements / Products used in ration packs may contain nuts, free nuts / cereals containing gluten, soy, fish, milk, egg crustaceans / sesame seeds and their products and/or added sulphites / Check the Ingredient List in the Information Sheet and or/product label before consumption. If you have any doubts / about the contents , you should not consume the ration pack. NOT FOR PRIVATE SALE TO PUBLIC
This item was either purchased or donated to the Sub Branch. Apart form being a a very famous picture of the 11th Battalion on the Pyramid Cheop. The 11 battalion was formed in Western Australia has no connection to the people of Beechworth
A wooden framed collage of the print of 11th Battalion Before Deployment to Gallipoli on Cheop Pyramid, Egypt, Sunday 10th January 1915. Top centre is the AIF Badge, bottom left is the Battalion Patch, Bottom right is a miniature set of the three medals and centre is the Title " Contingent of the 1st Division Australian Imperial Force AIF / 11th Battalion Before Deployment to Gallipoli / Cheop Pyramid, Sunday 10th January 1915"
Contingent of the 1st Division Australian Imperial Force AIF / 11th Battalion Before Deployment to Gallipoli / Cheop Pyramid, Sunday 10th January 1915"
Framed Studio photograph of William Hoffman simulated training on a mock Vickers Maxim Machine Gun
William (Bill) Hoffman born 1899. Bill survived the Gallipoli Landing after being wounded
Framed collage of the Kokoda Campaign PNG 1942 to 1943
Certificate of 50 Years Service - A.G. Skinner
Framed Certificate of LIfe Membership of the RSL
Certificate - Life Membership - Llewellyn C. Stephens
Presented to Henry Charles Poyntz
Certificate of achieving 50 years of financial membership of the RSL
Dick Nankervis served in both WWI and WWII and was president of the Sub branch 1949, 1950 - 1955 and 1960
Certificate of achieving 50 of continuous financial membership of the RSL
Print was purchased because of the popularity of the song that was written by Eric Bogle in 1971 following his attendance at an ANZAC Parade in Canberra
ABSTRACT The anti-war song “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” has become a cultural icon in Australia, and elsewhere has been recorded over 130 times in 10 different languages. The song was written in 1971 by Eric Bogle, a Scottish immigrant to Australia, who has penned more than 250 powerful compositions, which, among other things, focus on the failure of history to impress upon youth the futility of war. Appropriately, Bogle was named Australian Humanist of the Year in 2001 for capturing “the ethos of humanism through his perceptive and individualistic song writing with its exposure of racism, bigotry, war mongering and injustice of all kinds”. Additionally, he was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal (1986), and was made Member of the Order of Australia (1987). This article asks why a song written by a Scot in Australia, fifty-six years after the Dardanelles campaign, feels as if it has “always existed. That it belongs to culture and country”. It questions what the appeal imbued within the lyrics of those five short verses might be and recounts the story behind the creation of what Pete Seeger referred to as “one of the world’s greatest songs”. Through interviews with the writer, and an examination of the relevant historiography, this article presents a study of “the most potent ballad of the age”. It also examines what Bogle meant when he said that it was a song that “came into its time”
Wooden framed glass front print - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Print contain the lyrics of the song
Poster details a fund raising event to raise funds for the construction of the Beechworth Servicemen's Memorial Hall in 1956; The Beechworth RSL Women's Auxiliary raised 20,000.00 to build the Memorial Hal which was constructed in 1957l
It advertises an event that is significant in the effort to build a Memorial Hall in the town
Wooden framed advertising poster, glass front, gold inlay front inner frame, backing board is Masonite, held in by picture frame tacks and cover by adhesive paper. hanging wire and metal screw-in eyelets
Program of events for the mixed sports held over the Easter Weekend 31 March - Monday 2 April 1956, in aid of Servicemens' Memorial Hall Fund
fund raising event
Cenotaph was construct in 1964 and unveiled that year
Major General Sir Kingsley Norris was a leader in Victoria's medical community and a distinguished military officer. While serving in the Middle East during the Second World War Norris received the Distinguished Service Order. In 1943 he was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his distinguished service in the South-West Pacific.
Photograph in a wooden frame painted black with glass front, hanging eyelet brass with hanging heavy gauged wire on the reverse side. Picture depict Sir Kingsley Norris standing in front of the cenotaph following the unveiling of the Australia Flag to reveal the plaque. In the background are RSL members and guests. The Union Jack is attached to the flag pole behind the cenotaph.
UNVEILING OF CENOTAPH, SUNDAY 12. April, 1964 / By SIR KINGSLEY NORRIS KGE. CB. CBE. DSO / Donated by Verna. I. Moss
cenotaph built to honour the anzacs
This banner is one of 70 that were flown both inside and out the Melbourne Town Hall Swanston Street Melbourne during the Centenary of ANZAC. At the conclusion of the ANZAC Centenary, the banners were offered to RSL Sub Branches across Victoria "on a first in best dressed basis" by the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Beechworth was a lucky recipient
Banner was flown during the Centenary of ANZAC outside/inside A Melbourne Town Hall
Street Banner f ANZAC 2014 - 2018
Victoria Remembers printed vertically upward from centre to top right corner/silhouette of digger in the Standing on Arms Reversed position / along the left hand border top to bottom coloured patterns 24cm wide symbolizing the colours of medals ribbons /Across the bottom picture of poppy followed by ANZAC - 2014 - 2018 - / CENTENARY / Sharing Victoria's Stories & Making Connections (in italics) / bottom right hand symbol VICTORY/State/ Government / sown on mounting ribbon left side top to bottom two plastic mounting clips one on top one, one on the bottom, centre clip is made of metal
banner, centenary, anzac centenary, melbourne
Certificate issued to families of a deceased soldier
Scroll issued with a signed letter by King George V
Photograph of the original members Beechworth Branch Returned Soldier's & Sailors' Association
Wooden Framed glass fronted photograph
Beneath photograph at centre. Beechworth Branch Returned Soldier's & Sailors' Association / G.Buss, S.Collins. W.Sargeant, A. Luxon (Treasurer), W.A.G. Asbury, A.Turner, E. Angleton, A.F. Hoffmann (Sec.), Dr W.R.Lawrance (Pres.), C.Roper (Vice/Pres.), M.Glass,
Picture of the first members of the Beechworth RSL Sub Branch
Wooden framed, glass front, photograph of the original members of the Beechworth RSL
names of the people in the photograph; Back Row :- (from left) Eddie Angeton: Stan Collins: Wal Asbury: Bill Sargent: Morrie Glass: Alf Turner. Seated:- Alf Hoffman: Dr Laurence ... Charlie Roper: Squatting:- G.Buss: A.Luxon: ..Picture Courtesy Ethel Collins
returned servicemen soldiers who formed the beechworth rsl sub branch
Carved Wooden Framed certificate with glass front and hanging wire and hooks
Standard charter certificate issued to Sub Branch on acceptance into the League 21 February 1921 (a replacement charter)
The Charter Certificate replaced the original charter that was lost
Certificate in wooden frame with glass and mounting attachment and string on the reverse
The Charter Certificate is a common form presented to RSL Sub Branches in Victoria by the RSL Victoria State Branch upon being accepted into the Legion
The certificate was issue to the Beechworth RSL Sub Branch upon accepted as a member of the association known as the Australian Legion of Ex Service Men and Women
Wooden picture frame with glass and hanging wire on the reverse and a plywood backing board
Charter Certificate- Australian Legion of Ex Servicemen and Women. Standard formatted charter certificate issued to Beechworth RSL Sub on First of November 1948 signed by State President and Secretary.
historic charter certificate issued in 1948
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