Copy of small black and white photograph of a chicory kiln with a man in braces standing in front beside a large pile of wood.
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Copy of small black and white photograph of a chicory kiln with a man in braces standing in front beside a large pile of wood.
The Speke was wrecked in Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island in 1906. This account by Donald Cameron was later challenged by local historians.
A4 printed copy of an article from The Advertiser on shipwrecks and The Speke. It contains recollections of local, Donald Cameron. July 25, 2021
The Advertiser. Ship Wrecks. The Wreck of the Speke. Jul 29 2020 Updated July 25, 2021
the speke, shipwrecks, the advertiser, sailing ships, donald cameron, kitty miller bay phillip island, figurehead of the "speke"
A group of farming families purchased the store of Mr Roy Bain on the south west corner of Chapel Street and Thompson Ave, Cowes for the Co-Op store. It began as stocking farming equipment but later had general grocery items.
Pale blue exercise book containing hand written minutes of the Co-Operative Society, includes lists of shareholders.
Annual and committee meetings held. Cover - Mathematics book, Nancy Jenner W.T.S.
phillip island co-op store, roy bain, f. b. morgan-payler, farming
Issue of severance of Phillip Island from the Shire of Phillip Island and Woolamai to become Shire of Phillip Island 1925-1929. This issue had strong opinions on both sides amongst Island residents and shows the political landscape of the times. This is a snapshot of life on Phillip Island in the 1920s. Book also contains notes, poem by D.H. Robb in his handwriting.
Green exercise book with handwritten notes, articles from newspapers, pamphlets.
Cover states D.H.Robb, Cowes. Lists of absentee ratepayers and householders, objectors,
d.h.robb, severance of phillip island, local government, w.d.davie, akt sambell, women's progress association, phillip island early roads, phillip island valuations, local identities, reverend rath, tourism, phillip island 1920s, farming
The Powlett Express was based in Wonthaggi, precursor to The Sentinel Times. WDFL was the Wonthaggi and District Football League. Shops were Wonthaggi Shops team. This photo was prepared for inclusion in "Phillip Island in Picture and Story" by Gliddon but never used.
Black and white photo of newspaper article
The Powlett Express Thursday September 6, 1951. " Island won the greatest G-Final Island" "In Saturday's Grand-Final", "These were stars"
phillip island football club 1951 premiers, joshua gliddon, the powlett express 1951, redda claringbould, wagner, bill jones
This land was owned by the McRae family, whose wife was a Justice. Hence the street names of McRae and Justice. The weatherboard family home [ originally a guest house called Glen Isle] was at the end of the current Justice Road. The estate was created in the mid 1960s. The house was put on skids and dragged by two tractors and a bulldozer to 364 Church Street while the family home was built at 368 Church Street, Cowes.[ Source Sandra Rocotas, nee McCrae. Facebook Community Noticeboard 5/2/2023. Permission given to use information and photos ] Estate was sold by Rogan Real Estate.
Coloured A4 brochure describing the McRae Beach Estate, including plan of streets and location on Island, photos and description of the Island. Sold by Rogan Real Estate.
Cowes McRae Beach Estate - Right in the heart of things .Phillip Island - The Loveliest Isle on Earth
housing, justice family, mcrae family, glen isle guesthouse, cowes west, rogan real estate cowes phillip island
Probably a band competition held in Leongatha. Band contained members Peter Forrest, unknown Dixons, De La Haye, Cleeland, Gliddon and West.
Coloured photographs of the Phillip Island Band in Leongatha 1957
philip island band, cleeland, dixon, forrest, gliddon, de la haye, bryant west
Coloured photo of band marching along Thompson Ave, Cowes, led by Harry De La Haye. Cypress trees in background and people watching.
Back to Cowes. Harry leading band procession from Hollydene [guesthouse] to sports ground. Front row L to R - P. Forrest, B. West. P. Cleeland, A. Cleeland. 2nd row J. Dixon, T. Westley, A. Towns [hidden], R. Cleeland, L. Dixon.
philip island band, p. forrest, b. west, a. cleeland, j. dixon, a. towns, r. cleeland, l. dixon
Card was possibly sent by Bert Finlay to Albert [Bert] West.
Sepia photo of 4 canvas tents with trees in background. 4 men standing outside each tent. Also a bicycle and items inside tents.
Telegraph camp. Phillip Is. 5/12/10 With best wishes for a bright & happy Xmas 1910. From Bert F. Addressed to Mr A. West.Cowes P. O. Phillip Island
bert west, sepia photograph, camping, bert finlay
Black and white photograph of male band members holding instruments. Also several music stands. Members of the public standing in the background. Large cypress trees in the background.
Rear L-R. Bryant West, Obscured?, Unknown, Stan Walton, Alan Cleeland, Peter Forrest. Front L-R. Artie Murdoch?, Unknown, Bill MCLardy, Noel Cleeland, Harry De La Haye, Robert Cleeland
philip island band, music, harry de la haye, artie murdoch, noel cleeland, bryant west, stan walton, alan cleeland, , peter forrest, bill mclardy
Robb Brothers store was an early store in Thompson Ave, Cowes
Small green, soft cover book with ruled lined pages.
State School No. Cowes. Written by, Commenced, Finished, Robb Bros.,Cowes.
education, robb family
Robbs Store was in Thompson Ave, Cowes, near current day Priceline Pharmacy. D. H. Robb was possibly David Robb.
Small black lined account book with account names, amounts and balances for 1917 and 1919
D. H. Robb
robb family, gullifer family, gall family, mclardy, mccoll, billson family, shops
Chicory farming on Phillip Island was introduced in 1870, with the root destined used as a coffee additive or substitute. It reached it's peak during WW2.
Copy of a small black and white photo of a man wearing trousers with braces and a hat, with hands on his hips, standing in front of a chicory kiln. Tall plants in the foreground.
chicory, photograph, henry bennell
Gould League was set up in 1909 to prevent bird egg collecting and to educate students to protect Australian birds.It was a pioneer in environmental education in Australian schools.
Coloured certificate showing various Australian birds, portrait of John Gould, names of office bearers of Gould League and name and signature of Marjorie Bradley.
The Gould league of Bird Lovers of Victoria. This is to certify that Marjorie Bradley is a member of the Gould league of Bird Lovers.
certificates, gould league, bradley family, birds, education
Bradley family settled on Phillip Island
Black and white photocopy of A4 typed letter from Australia House, London re passages to Australia for Mr E. N. Bradley and family
Government of Australia. Migration & Settlement Office. Australia House. 12 March 1925
bradley family, migration, letters, betty pedley
Subdivision of Summerlands commenced in the 1920s with 12 large allotments created, along with features such as a roundabout and cypress trees. Between 1927 and 1931, 227 new blocks were created, and from 1929 to 1940 there was a nine-hole golf course on what is now the Penguin Parade car park.
Large 8 page glossy booklet advertising Summerlands Estate, describing attractions of the area ,maps, houses , golf course. Basically black and white with some orange print and a coloured map.
Ideal Summerland on the Nobbies Phillip Island. "The land of somewhere we long to go". Published by Phillip Island Holidays Development Pty Ltd. 6o Market Street, Melbourne.
housing, tourism phillip island, summerland estate
Celebrating the centenary of settlement after George Bass landed at Westernport. Held on 10-17 April 1926.
Large black and white photos, mounted on brown cardboard, of well dressed group of men and women outside Cowes School and watching two men playing marbles
Back to Phillip Island 1926. Cowes Stste School [ 1282 ]
photographs, centenary celebrations 1926, cowes state school, back to phillip island 1926
Large suede bound solid book with suede corners. Handwritten names, addresses and comments from visitors. Multi coloured areas around sides.
Cowes Library Visitor's Book
book, visitors' book, phillip island library, tourism
Wollomai was the winner of Melbourne Cup 1875 and bred & trained by John Cleeland of Phillip Island.
Framed print of sketch of racehorse, Wollomai, at various stages during the race [ Melbourne Cup ] in wooden frame
The winner, saddling paddock, the preliminary, at the post, the favourite, the race, returning to scale.
john cleeland, melbourne cup, black and white type print., horses, horse racing, woolamai
Very early scene of Cowes showing the jetty, Isle of Wight Hotel and jetty shed. Charles Turner was an English mezzotint engraver and draughtsman who specialized in portraiture.
A4 colour photocopy of a print of a wood engraving by Charles Turner of the Cowes jetty. Large beige frame around print.
At Cowes, Phillip Island. from the commemorative work, Victoria in 1880, published in Melbourne to mark the International Exhibition held that year. Fine prints of notable buildings and street scenes, as well as views of the country and suburban areas of the colony. Wood engraving.
cowes jetty, charles turner, isle of wight hotel, jetty shed, wood engraving
Henry [Harry ] is the son of John Blake and Ethel May Cleeland. He farmed near Surf Beach estate and lived at Woolamai House.
Photocopy of a 9 page booklet of writing and photos on Henry Cleeland and family by Jessica Walsh
Henry Cleeland a biography by Jessica Walsh
henry cleeland, woolamai house, world war 2 lifestyle
Captain Reid served as a Councillor of the Phillip Island and Woolamai Shire in 1875. He was the first Trustee and President, as well as being instrumental in establishing a school at Rhyll on block 13 about 1870. He died in 1891 at the age of 75. He was an early resident of Rhyll and 1st President of the Phillip Island Cemetery Trust
Glass negative with brown felt backing in wooden frame and gold border of man seated and two children on either side of him.
Captain David Reid Retired sea captain New Street Brighton 1865 [ photo courtesy Miss S. Serpell ]
captain david reid, rhyll, photograph, glass negative
West family had the general store and chickory kiln in Thompson Avenue, Cowes.
Large sepia photo of Kenneth, Harman, Phillip West, on cardboard backing
Kenneth, Harman West, Phillip
west family, sepia photograph, kenneth west, harman west, phillip west
The Findlay family were well known in the area.
Photocopy of a letter in 1945 from the Education Department of Victoria to Mrs Elsie Findlay thanking her for 18 years service on the Cowes State School Committee.
Education Department Victoria
elsie findlay, education, cowes state school
Title of property shows the property was owned by Emily Henty in 1894. " Charman Dene" was Alfred Herbert and Edith Blanche Holdsworth’s holiday house. The property was sold following Alfred Herbert’s death in 1929. Mrs Champion later owned the property. Charmandene Guest House was located on the beach front along Lover's Walk. It was relocated in the 1980s to Osborne Road in Cowes , where it still stands.
Two sheets of photos of original wallpaper and a sample of coloured floral wallpaper, "crab apple"
Wall paper fragments 1-4, layer 1 - cabbage rose, layer 2 - crab apple print number, layer 2- crab apple border, layer 2 - crab apple wall,
charmandene cottage, guesthouses, home decor
W. Davie was a local real estate agent
Booklet advertising the Surf Beach Estate . Large sheet printed on both sides. One side has map of the estate. other has information about estate, agent and location on Island
" Surf Beach Estate" '"The only estate on Phillip island with two miles of Glorious Ocean Beaches and Rock Pools." Prices from only 250 pound.
surf beach, real estate, w davie, town planning
Fred was an early Cowes resident who was a soldier in WW1.
Large, oval black and white photo in thin cardboard folder
Fred Watchorn [England] A I F [ Rabaul 1914 . Died at Cowes Vic 1933]
photograph, fred watchorn
Coloured photograph of remains of swimming pool which was in front of the old Captain John Barnard Lock's family home, built about 1870.
The remains of the swimming pool down in front of Lock home built about 1870
rhyll, swimming baths, captain john barnard lock, recreation
Dance Cards for Governor General and Staff of State Government House
1027-01 His Excellency The Governor and The Countess of Stradbroke Dance Card 18th March 1924 1027-02 State Government House Staff Dance 7th March 1929.
Cards with pencils
dance cards, state government house, governor and countess stradbroke
Joshua Gliddon wrote Phillip Island in Picture and Story which is referred to in the letter. The McHaffie family were original settlers on the Island.
3 large coloured aerial photos of Cowes and San Remo and a letter from Joshua Gliddon to June Gould re the McHaffie property
coloured photograph, aerial photograph, joshua gliddon, mchaffie family, sambell family, cowes, san remo, cowes yacht club, phillip island in picture and story, june gould
1041-01 Family of Elizabeth Rebecca Bryant & Solomon West - family identified c1924 - ?? 1926 1041-02 Back to Phillip Island c 1924. People identified in 1989 by Mrs Beth Freeman, daughter of William Otway Morrison
1041-01 Photograph: Family of Elizabeth Rebecca Bryant & Solomon West 1041-02 Photograph: Back to Phillip Island c 1924 with names
1041-01: Family of Elizabeth Rebecca Bryant & Solomon West Back L-R Alfred Ernest West, Albert Bryant, Edwin Calver, William Joseph Front L-R Charles Solomon, Alice Elizabeth McDonald, Fanny Maria Morrison, Emily Elizabeth Lock, Harry Thomas 1041-02: Back to Phillip Island c.1924 Identification 1989, Mrs Beth Freeman daughter of William Otway Morrison Front L-R 1. Dan Morrison 2. Ted West 3. Norman McDonald 4. William West s/o Solomon 5. ? 6. William Otway Morrison Second Row L-R 1.? 2. Miriam West Henderson d/o John 3. ? 4. Emily West Lock d/o Solomon 5. ? 6. Fanny West Morrison w/o No. 6 above, d/o Solomon 7. Child to 10 (man with pipe) not identified Back Row L-R 1 to 5 not identified 6. Albert West, s/o Solomon 7. Marion Somerville West 8. Janet Morrison w/o Wm West (obscured) 9. Harry Brown 10. Nell West Brown d/o William West 11-13 unidentified 14. Alice West McDonald d/o Solomon 15. Jenny?
west, back to phillip island c1924, morrison family, bryant, solomon
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