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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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Set of Draughts used by Troops in WW2.

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Set of draughts from Australian Comforts Fund. Each draught marked 'Australian Comforts Fund' in wooden box.

Inscriptions & Markings

Box has "ACF" inscribed on it.

Ration Ticket - Motor Spirit Ration Ticket

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Two small ration tickets printed in orange and blue allowing one gallon of motor spirit to be purchased before 31/7/1941. Both tickets are signed on the back by H.C. Cammeron with his licence number above.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: (orange and blue). MOTOR SPIRIT RATION TICKET / ISSUED UNDER NATIONAL SECURITY (LIQUID FUEL) REGULATIONS / 1 ONE GALLON (on either side of Australian Coat of Arms) - blue / VALID ONLY UNITIL / 31st JULY / 1941 / NOT TRANSFERABLE / THIS TICKET MUST BE ENDORSED BY CONSUMER WITH NAME AND LICENCE NUMBERS / ENDORSED - 22a/8557 / H.C. CAMMERON.

Match Box Holder

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Match box holder, handbeaten from wreck of the "Inverlochy".

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

Australian Coins

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

12 coins prior to 14/2/1966 when pounds shillings and pence changed to dollars and cents. 3 Florins also known as 2 shillings 2 One shilling 2 Sixpence 1 Threepence 2 Pennies 2 Half pennies 2 Penny 2 Halfpennies

Inscriptions & Markings

Various

Teapot

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Made circa 1890-1900. Large electroplated Britttania metal teapot with hinged lid. Panelled etching on body and lid. Made in Sheffield by Thomas Otley & Sons.

Inscriptions & Markings

Trade Mark: Thomas Otley & Son Sheffield / EP BM TOS / S / Thomas Otley & Sons (Electroplated Brittania Metal). 0263 - 4 - 55

Knife Rests

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Four-ball--cross-ends with bevelled and circular centre section. Made of white metal.

Inscriptions & Markings

None.

School Book - Australian Copy Book. Second Grade. No 1

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Soft cover. Blue with black lines and drawings. Cost 2d.

Nutmeg Grater

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Tin nutmeg grater.

Plugging Cold Chisel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A Gregsteel Plugging cold chisel which is sought after due to excellent edge-holding properties. Used by bricklayers (Gregsteel 279) to remove mortar from between bricks to allow for a timber plug to be inserted to allow skirtings and architraves to be fixed to it. This object may have been used as a timber paling knife.

Inscriptions & Markings

GREGSTEEL - on handle ALLOY STEEL - on other side of handle

Wire Cutter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Iron wire cutters (double).

Inscriptions & Markings

WYNN TIMMONS - on head. ? iv C206 (C806 or C & 06) - on other side. Symbols below: ?30-7 (broad arrow symbol)

Victorian Readers - Fourth Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Leather Working Punch

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Metal oblong hole punch for use with leather. Called a crew or oblong punch which creates an elongated hole such as needed for buckles.

Inscriptions & Markings

"53" on handle

Items from ship "Joseph H. Scammell".

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Piano key from the wreck of the "Scammell". 2. Shavings of hull timber from the "Scammell" and few pieces of plywood contained in glass jar. 3. Shavings of hull timber from the "Scammell" plus small block of wood in large glass jar.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. "Key from piano of wrecked 'Scammell' / Point Danger Torquay 1891". 2. "From the wreck of the Joseph H. Scammell / May 8 1891 Torquay". Written in pen on both sides of key.

Medal Melbourne International Exhibition 1881

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Medal, Australia : Victoria. Melbourne International Exhibition 1880, silver.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Melbourne Exhibition Building and Southern Cross / Melbourne / Exhibition / 1881 Back: Early "Coat of Arms" showing kangaroo and emu supporting a shield divided into quadrants representing Produce and Transport / rising sun (above) / 1880 (below)

Corroded Metal Fragment

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Camera - Kodak - Brownie Six-20

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Product Identifier: K763.00017. This camera has a black imitation pigskin covered metal body with two finders, two pin flash contacts; shutter safety catch; tripod sockets and a cable release socket. This 1953-57 model has a horizontally striped front, plastic wind knob and release button and a triangular springback catch. (Film winder missing).

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Brownie SIX-20 CAMERA / Model E / with flash contacts / MADE IN ENGLAND BY KODAK LIMITED. Inside back: Use Kodak 620 films, Shutter Synchronised for Flashbulbs. Class F or M.

Ticket

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Ticket to the Grand Opening Ball of the Anglesea Memorial Hall - on Friday 18th March 1955. Made of cardboard coloured peach.

Inscriptions & Markings

ANGLESEA MEMORIAL HALL / GRAND OPENING BALL / FRIDAY 18th MARCH, 1955 / MELBOURNE ARTISTS :: GOOD ORCHESTRA / BELLE OF THE BALL COMPETITION / NOVELTIES : : SUPPER / TICKETS 10/6

Painting

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Water colour painting of the Alcoa Anglesea coal mine. Painted by Jan Robley.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by artist Jan Robley.

Shingle Splitter - Wood Shingle Shaping Tool (FROE)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Froe (or shake axe) is a tool for cleaving wood by splitting it along the grain, then twisting the blade in the wood by rotating the handle (haft). The haft is a lever to multiply the force on the blade, allowing wood to be torn apart with little force applied to the haft.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Business Cards

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. 2x Anglesea Drapery business cards 2. 3x 'Anglecrest' Guest House business cards Both businesses owned by Betty Butterworth from 1956 to 1963.

Inscriptions & Markings

Card 1. Anglesea Drapery Mrs E. V. Butterworth Prop. Shop 79 Great Ocean Rd Anglesea 3230 Residence 51 Noble St Phone 63-1296 Card 2. 3x: With compliments 'Anglecrest' Guest House (Mrs E.V. Butterworth Proprietress) Harvey St Anglesea PO Box 1 Vic. Phone 63-1498

Photographs plus Envelope - Photographs (Ford Factory, Geelong)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Six photographs (black and white) of Ford Factory from 1926. One envelope from H.L.S. Potter Photographic Stores, Ryrie Street, Geelong. Phone 2240 to Mr Must. Back of photo: Ford Manufacturing Co. on left of photo and Ford Motor Co. on right.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Envelope PHOTOGRAPHS ONLY / 233. From / H.L.S. POTTER / Photographic Stores / RYRIE STREET, GEELONG / Phone 2240. Ford 1926 / North Geelong (handwritten) / Mr. Must / WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WANT THAT IS PHOTOGRAPHIC. Back: see notes over leaf).

Books - The Waverley Children's Dictionary

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

7 Volume Set of Books with alphabetically listed words, their meanings and extensive additional information with illustrations both coloured and black and white interspersed throughout - cloth bound. Vol 1: A - Carnelian p1-632 plus Introduction at front p i-iviv (Roman numerals) Vol 2: Carnival - Druse p633-1304 Vol 3: Dry - Hark p1305-1976 Vol 4: Harken - Male p1977-2648 Vol 5: Male - Polder p2649-3320 Vol 6: Pole - Snag p3321-3992 Vol 7: Snail - Zymolic p3993-4664 incuding list of prefixes

Inscriptions & Markings

No title on outside of volumes and pages missing from the front of all volumes so no indication of publishing details.

History Book - A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hard cover book printed 1916 by Ernest Scott, Professor of History at University of Melbourne.

Magnifyer

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Black single magnifying glass (no handle) sometimes called a "loupe". Magnification can be adjusted by turning the small end. Mid distance manifying only.

Kodak Camera and Brown Case - No 1A Folding Pocket Camera

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

This black folding Pocket Kodak camera comes with brown leather case and was on the market fron 1899 to 1905 and cost 12.00 US dollars. It uses film size A116.

Inscriptions & Markings

EKc on clasp. Case: KODAK CASE - MADE IN AUSTRALIA T.B. 25, 50 No.1. EKc - on top of lens. Shutter made in: ROCHESTER N.Y. USA by EASTMAN KODAK CO. - on bottom of lens 27258 F 7.9, 11, 16, 22, 32, 45 No 1A POCKET KODAK made in USA by EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY ROCHESTER N.Y. USE FILM SIZE A116 - on back

Camera - Kodak Brownie Starlet

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

This camera has a moulded plastic body; optical direct vision finder; screw and pin flash contacts. This model continued as the "Brownie Bullet II" camera from 1961. It uses 127 film. Product Indentifier: E130.00055

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Brownie (red print) / DAKON LENS / STARLET CAMERA / 13 COLOR / B & W 14 Bottom: Made in Australia by Kodak Australia Pty Ltd. Lock - open - use 127 film. Wind.

Sad Iron or Flat Iron

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cast iron sad iron for domestic use - probably 19th century.

Wooden Bowl

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden Bowl (turned) made from the wood of the SS "Edina" - beeswax finish, some wear evident.

Inscriptions & Markings

Small brass plaque pinned to side of bowl stating "MADE FROM / THE WOOD OF / SS EDINA"

Diving Gear

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Diving gear: wetsuit shorts; hood; ankle water boot; blue pair of fins snorkel; face mask. Hood is black with dark green central stripe. Fins are branded VOIT by Slazenger.

Inscriptions & Markings

Says "Jake" inside hood.