Photograph of Lauriston Hockey Team (1907)
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Photograph of Lauriston Hockey Team (1907)
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The portrait was painted by Evert Ploeg in 2010. Evert Ploeg is one of Australia's most highly regarded portrait painters, who has won a range of painting prizes, such as the 1999 and 2007 Archibald Prize and was awarded the highly coveted ‘Signature Status’ of The Portrait Society of America.. Archibald Prize winner 1999 & 2007. This portrait is part of the Record Series 74. Permanent/Semi-Permanent Displayed Works.
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A portrait in oils or acrylic of Mrs Susan St. Leon, Size 1380mm x 900mm. Janet Dawson trained at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, and won a NGV Travelling Scholarship to study painting, lithography and etching at the Slade School and the Central School in London. Since then she has had numerous exhibitions, and is represented in all major public collections of Australia. She won the Archibald Prize in 1973 for one of her portraits. This portrait is part of the Record Series 74. Permanent/Semi-Permanent Displayed Works.
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Oil Portrait of Miss Gladys Davies Headmistress
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Oil Painting of Miss Elizabeth Kirkhope Headmistress 1931-1956
Miss Elizabeth Kirkhope Headmistress 1931-1956
The portrait was commissioned by the Old Lauristonian Association and painted by W.B. McInnes in 1932. It was exhibited in the Australian Art Exhibition, November 1932, and entered for the Archibald Prize in 1933. The inscription reads "Miss Margaret Irving Founder and headmistress 1901-1933". Size 1000mm x 800mm. This portrait is part of the Record Series 74. Permanent/Semi-Permanent Displayed Works.
Oil Portrait of Miss Margaret Irving Founder & Headmistress 1901-1933
Miss Margaret Irving Founder & Headmistress 1901-1933
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B & W photo 8.4 x 5.9 cm of the Hockey Team 1927: Audrey Scott, Gladys Davies, Molly Irving, E. Pownall (top of head), Barbara Cohen, Gwen Dawborn.
This photograph was donated by Mrs Howard whose aunt, Dorothy Christian, attended Lauriston from 1904 to 1908. Lauriston’s very first sports photograph is in 1905, of our students standing with their hockey sticks to mark their participation in the Girls’ Schools’ Hockey Association. Hockey was without doubt the “Queen of Games” at Lauriston during the school’s early decades. The school’s founders Miss Margaret and Miss Lilian Irving were firm believers in the character-building nature of team sports and were instrumental in establishing hockey as a competitive sport for girls in Melbourne. Lauriston’s founders Lilian Irving one of the two sisters who founded Lauriston, saw hockey played in England and brought the game back to Melbourne. Lilian arranged for the first girls inter-school hockey match, between Lauriston and Ruyton in 1903. Her sister Margaret subsequently joined with Mary Morris of Melbourne Girls’ Grammar to establish the Girls’ Schools’ Hockey Association in 1905. The Association organised regular competitions between schools. Hockey dominated Lauriston’s sporting life until well into the 1950s, with regular class, house, inter-school, and staff-student matches.
B & W photo 14 x 18.7 cm, mounted on brown card, with inscription in white ink “Lauriston Hockey Eleven 1905”. Underneath the photograph on the mount are names of the players in three rows according to the arrangement in the photograph. The students standing in the back row are N. Stewart’ G. Mogg, D. Elder, M. Elliott (Captain), J. Tuthill, C. McWhae and E. Stewart. The students knelling in the middle row are S. Mitchell (emergency), M. Rigby, and J. Mitchell. The two students sitting at the front are D. Christian and R. Stewart.
Lauriston Hockey Eleven - 1905 N. Stewart, G. Mogg, D. Elder, M. Elliot (capt) J. Tuthill C. McWhae E. Stewart S. Mitchell (emer.) M. Rigby J. Mitchell D. Christian R. Stewart
Information from Helen Laidlaw who is researching a history of an immigrant family from Lincolnshire. One of the nine children of this family was Mrs W.B. (Charlotte) Jones, who with her husband built “Brocklesby” in 1866. Mrs Jones was widowed in 1889, and sold the house in 1902. (She then moved to the white house next door to the Lauriston staff car park) The house was designed by Melbourne architect Lloyd Taylor, who also built Bond Stores for Mr. WB Jones. The Bond Stores are still standing. Ms. Laidlaw surmised that the children in the photos were probably Mrs Jones’ grandchildren, born from 1887.
Lottie Macvean (daughter of W. Jones), and her children Maffra, Olive, Gertrude at Brocklesby, 1894.
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