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Anglesea and District Historical Society Anglesea, Victoria

The Anglesea and District Historical Society is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteer members of the community, whose aim is to research and preserve history of the local area. We welcome new members.

Contact Information

location
5B McMillan Street Anglesea Victoria 3230 (map)
phone
+61 5263 3085

Contact

Opening Hours

Sundays 2.00-4.00pm Tuesdays and Saturdays 10.30-1.00pm

Entry Fee

n/a

Location

5B McMillan Street Anglesea Victoria

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We have a collection of articles that come from homes and businesses in Anglesea. While there are some general articles we are trying to concentrate on local history. We have many household articles from early Anglesea homes.

Significance

Records and preserves history of the European settlement of the district. Our collection includes a small amount about the local aboriginal people, the Wautherong.

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Ticket

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Ticket in raffle for a "Style-tone customline sedan and accessories" with retail value of £2000. Tickets £2- each. Drawn at HSV Channel 7 on Wednesday 17th September, 1958 at 10.30 pm. Winner notified, results in "Sun" and "Age" on Friday 19th September 1958. Sponsored by Alan Coffey Motors.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE LORD MAYOR'S CHILDRENS CAMP FUND / LORD MAYOR'S PORTSEA CAMP / PRINCE HENRY'S HOSPITAL / (Central Council of Auxilaries) / £2000 Combined Charity Raffle / Ticket No. 68510 / Drawing of: Car and PHH logo.

Books - 2 Volumes - Newnes Home Management. Volumes 1 and 2.

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Volume 1: contents include: recipes, cookery, weights and measures, kitchen improvements, equipment, setting table, mother and baby section, toys, pottery, gardening, dressmaking, sewing, marriage. Volume 2: contents include: what makes a home, rooms, decorating, furniture, soft furnishings, flower arrangements, plants, etiquette, cookery and more.

Souvenir Mug - Australian Visit 1949

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Coronation mug souvenir of George 6th and Queen Elizabeth issued to celebrate the royal visit to Australia in 1949. White china mug with pictures of George 6th and Queen Elizabeth under crown and dated May 1937 with flags flanking them. On back marked "Issued to celebrate the royal visit to Australia 1949".

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked: BCM/Nelsonware. Made in England. Gold edging around rim and on handle.

Tin

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small tobacco tin. Yellow with red banner. Showers picture of house, path, two horses and a man sitting on a log with mountains and trees in background.

Inscriptions & Markings

FLAKED GOLD LEAF "Log Cabin" W.D. & H.O. WILLS (AUSTRALIA) LTD. SYDNEY SUCCESSOR IN AUSTRALIA TO LAMBERT & BUTLER. On side: FINE 2oz net weight when packed. Upper right corner: Red Sphinx

Safety Matches - "Tropical Greenlites".

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A box of safety matches made by Bryant & May, Australia. The tray containing the matches slides inside the open-ended cover. The striking patch is on both sides of the cover. The red label shows a traffic light with the bottom light showing green. The box contains green-headed matches and appears to be complete.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: TROPICAL / GREENLITES / SAFETY MATCHES / STRIKE IN ANY WEATHER / MADE IN AUSTRALIA. Red Label. Average contents 50 By Bryant & May.

Spoon

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

English electroplate silver fiddleback spoon made by William Page & Co., probably from Roman silver or Silverite.

Inscriptions & Markings

WP - diamond in crown - William Page & Co. Birmingham. B - third quality 1 1/3 gm. / table spoon or table fork Rd in diamond - mimicks the registered mark from Patent Office.

Can - Household Kerosine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Kerosine can with pourer painted red with yellow lettering and black band around bottom of can. Shell logo and yellow Pennant flag on pole. Includes pouring spout.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: FILL THIS CONTAINER WITH PENNANT KEROSINE ONLY / PENNANT - HOUSEHOLD KEROSINE FOR LIGHTING, HEATING, COOKING , REFRIGERATORS AND ALL HOUSHOLD PURPOSES / 1 IMPERIAL QUART - THE SHELL COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED / INCORPORATED IN GREAT BRITAIN. Back: PENNANT HOUSHOLD KEROSINE / QUALITY SHELL PRODUCT (in Shell logo). Red tin with yellow flag (black writing). Yellow writing and black band around bottom of tin. Includes cap with spout.

Scribe box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Agricultural Seeder

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Iron agricultural seeder with small and large boxes (galvanised) (one of each). Handles at the back to guide the seeder. Chain link at front to harness horsepower. Guide wheel at front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Butler

Writing desk

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Oak writing desk - central kneehole - 4 fine dovetailed lockable drawers to left plinth with brass handles - doument slide above - right hand plinth lockable cupboard with 2 shelves.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brass plaque attached to r/h cupboard door (150wx40) THE ANGLECREST DESK. Donated by B & B Butterworth / In 2001.

Ship's log - Log of the "Inverlochy"

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Mostly loose-leaf pages covering period 1899 - 1901. Log is held in 12 archival folders, housed in archival slip case.

Historical information

The "Inverlochy" was wrecked off Anglesea in 1902.

Bow Saw

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden bow saw for dove-tailing and tenon joints. Has handles for pulling the saw - one larger than the other. Blade is 28.5cm across. Tension is held by an animal gut product.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Log Books - VAOC Observer's Log Books

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Five Log Books from Victorian Air Observer's Corp. (handwritten) in: 1. June 1942 - blue cover / red spine (cloth) 2. March 1943 - green cover / red spine (leather?) 3. 1943 - roster book from 29/4/43-13/8/44 (Post No. WJ6) 4. August 1944 (Post No. WQ1) 5. February 1945 (Post No. W21). 3. 4. and 5 - plain cardboard with black spine (plastic?). Lists names of Chief Observer, regular observers and emergencies.

Medal Commemorative Australian Federation

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Star shapped medal issued in 1898 tocommemorate the forthcoming Commonweath of Australia - a map of Australia in the centre divided into six states/colonies, each state represented by a ray - inscribed around the circumferance and with provision for a pin to be attached with hole and metal ring on the top ray of star. Back of medal perfectly plain.

Historical information

Ref/ Car. 1898/2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Map of Australia within ring. Around ring: "AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH" *3.6.98*

Book - The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1899 story of Little Black Sambo with pictures for children by Helen Bannerman. Reprint November 1973.

Moustache cup

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White china moustache cup with hand-painted floral decoration. Gild-painted line on rim, around insert and base of cup.

Radio - AWA Radiola

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

? Brown bakelite radio attached by electrical cord to metal box which then plugs into electric socket.

Inscriptions & Markings

Radiola

Model Ship

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Model of two masted sailing ship "Surprise".

Victorian Readers - Fourth Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Fourth book of Victorian Readers (First Edition). Fabric covered cardboard cover. Printed 1930

Tobacco Cutter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Antique cast iron tobacco cutter (almost certainly a McMillan cutter). It is a guillotine style cutter used to cut plugs of tobacco to put into smoking pipes. The cutter is held to a wooden base with screws and has a well worn wooden strker plate. (Originally painted black). May have been used in Anglesea to slice beans.

Inscriptions & Markings

None visible.

White metal box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small white metal box with hinged lid. Firm snap closure.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Boot Last

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cast iron boot last - used for making shoes and boots and repairing them. The cast iron boot last provides the bootmaker with the ability to place the boot upside down over the last and drive shoe tacks into the leather soles. Where the tack was set well into the leather, hitting the cast iron would cause the tack to bend over, clinching the tack and securing the sole or heel on the boot or shoe;

Inscriptions & Markings

Non visible.

Takii's Auto-Spray

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Metal canister with domed top with aperture in centre. "Butterfly" screw top in aperture. Nozzle on front of canister with "butterfly" fitment to control flow. Handle with hand-pump mechanism with wooden knob at the end. "A/R/14/6" handwritten on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

[Logo] / TAKII"S AUTO-SPRAY / TAKII & COMPANY LTD / MADE IN JAPAN

Sugar Shovel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Nevada silver (electroplated nickel silver) sugar shovel by Daniel & Arter Ltd. Fiddleback pattern. Shovel shaped bowl with etched floral design.

Postage Stamp

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Single WW2 stamp (grey/red and white)

Inscriptions & Markings

Your War Job Collect OLD ALUMINIUM POTS and PANS FOR PLANES Picture: plane and pots and pans

Cigarette Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Vintage silver cigarette case, made in a rectangular form with engraved letters on front (probably V.M.A.). It has a hinged opening and a gilded interior.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hallmarks: Sterling (Lion) Birmingham (Anchor). M - date mark. / WHH - William Hair Haseler Ltd. (1914). Inscribed on front: VMA.

Petrol Bowser - Restored Ampol Wayne Petrol Bowser

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Ampol Wayne Petrol Bowser - metal, painted red top-half and blue bottom - back and front identical with authentic logos placed below the glass encaseddial showing quantity and cost of fuel dispensed. Above dial is smaller circular bowl showing fuel level. One side showing metal fittings for dispensing fuel and attaching hose and both sides have Ampol logos on lower half. Pump bolted to concrete pad for display.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silver plaque with "WAYNE" below dispensing dial. Decal 'showing "Ampol" logo' on all sides and 'BORON" front and back. Plaque reading 'THIS BOWL MUST BE FULL/BEFORE AND AFTER DELIVERY" on front and back under small bowl. Sticker reading 'THIS FUEL MAY CONTAIN/LEAD AND IS TO BE USED/AS MOTOR FUELD ONLY".

Cigarette Lighter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White metal miniature lighter. Screw closure on bottom of inside for fuel.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Nutmeg Grater

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Tin nutmeg grater.

Radio - Breville Gem

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Model 903 - Broadcast Receiver - past WW2 Tuner. Valves and tubes - GAN7, EBF35, GM5, 6x4 Principle: Super-Heterodyne ZF/IF 452KHz Wave Bands: Broadcast only (MW) Power: AC 220/240 Volt Loudspeakers: Permanent Magnetic Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) Colour: Red

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: Internal Aerial Socket Model 903 Front: Left Dial - OFF VOLUME. Front: Right Dial - AK, MAAW, C SDB, LO, CO, G1, AR UZ, KZSR, XY BN CV; BATR HA UL WV