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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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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.

Spinning Wheel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Untitled

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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"

Photographs of Anglesea

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small packet of 12 photographs of Anglesea (black and white) with description of scene printed at base of each photograph e.g. "Swimming Jetty Showing Boatsheds, Anglesea". Packet is in the form of an envelope with area to address and affix stamp for postage.

Inscriptions & Markings

VALENTINE'S / SHAPSHOTS / 12 / Real Photographs for Your Album / ANGLESEA, Victoria.

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.

Piece of Slate

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Piece of slate from the wreck of the "Victoria Towers" off Torquay. Cargo included building materials and roofing slate.

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.

Steam Ship Regulations - Regulations and Suggestions as to the Survey . . .

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Book of regulations and suggestions as to the survey of hull, equipments and machinery of steam ships carrying passengers. Dated 1905 which supersedes ed. 1901.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISSUED BY THE BOARD OF TRADE / REGULATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS OF THE HULL, EQUIPMENTS, AND MACHINERY OF STEAM SHIPS CARRYING PASSENGERS / LONDON / PRINTED FOR HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE BY DARLING & SON LTD 34-40 BACON STREET E / 1905

Razor & Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Straight razor in case. (00955/1). Blade of razor made by Cadman & Sons, Sheffield. Blade folds away into plastic handle. Case carries Crown & Sword branding [note: this is a different company altogeher] (00955/2).

Inscriptions & Markings

[on case] Crown & Sword Razor / Guaranteed [on blade] Made in England expressly foir G Peart / Tobacconist / Mildura [on blade handle] Cadman & Sons, Sheffield, England / logo BENGALL.

Mincer/Sausage Maker

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

LOVELOCK LONDON 3 Metal Sausage Maker with white enamel lining throughout - open funnel on top of circular middle section which opens up to show metal grinding equipment - and circular opening at front - long metal handle for turning grinder has wooden end.

Inscriptions & Markings

"LONDON LOVELOCK 3" on top of main cylinder

Cigarette Roller and Papers

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

WW2 era Austrian metal cigarette rolling machine "RAPID" circa 1940s. This machine is designed to roll tobacco into individual cigarettes using cigarette papers. This item is a white metal box which opens up and on the inside has a cloth rolling mechanism. A cardboard container with 50 gummed papers is also included.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top: 1. "RAPID" - etched on top. Etched pattern in middle of top / 2. TALLY HO - 50 GUMMED Cigarette Papers. Bottom: TALLY-HO 50 GUMMED PAPERS / Made in Australia D10139. Inside: The individual papers herein have specially cut corners for your convenience / Make it a rule - use Tally-Ho

Bank Cheque

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A blank cheque from the State Savings Bank of Victoria, available pre-decimalisation. No. 35 _______ 5.750m - 5/30 Pass book must be produced with this order. Amount should be written in words as well as figures. If accont to be closed the words "and interest" are to be added.

Inscriptions & Markings

No .......... / Geelong ......19...... / The State Savings Bank of Victoria / Pay ...........................or Bearer / The sum of .......................£.................. / ............................Signature of Depositer

The Victorian Readers - Seventh Book Victorian Readers

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Seventh Book of the Victorian Readers. Second Edition. Hard cover.

Scribe box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Nails

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Flathead square copper nails probably used either for building timber boats or for killing tree stumps.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. None 2. Several line marks on each of 4 sides near top

Medallion

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Centenary of Victoria/Centenary of Melbourne

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

Koda Slide Pocket Viewer

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Kodak vintage slide viewer for 35mm slides. The slide is placed on top of the diffusor and viewed through the lens. The slide viewer folds flat when not in use and is made of two-tone plastic (brown/cream).

Inscriptions & Markings

Lid: Kodak Bottom: Kodaslide Pocket Viewer Made in England by Kodak Ltd, London Koda Slide is a trade mark.

Spinning wheel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Victorian Readers - Fourth Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

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.

School Book - Numerical Trigonometry

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Trigonometry School Book by A.W. Siddons and R. T. Hughes

Inscriptions & Markings

N. L. Newman

Flag

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Discoloured cream cotton flag with red border, red Australian Military Forces insignia at top and "Welcome Home 2nd AIF" in red underneath - attached to piece of dowel.

Enamelled Air Observers Corps Badge

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Enamelled VAOC Observer badge. Single pin on back. Colours: red circle in centre overlaid with stylised eagle in gold; white surrounding ring and blue outer ring with gold lettering.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: (Centre) stylised eagle / Observer; (Edge) Volunteer Air Observers Corps. Back: This badge is the / property of the / Department of Air / 27582 / Stokes.

Plate

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Souvenir Queen Elizabeth 2 plate. Transfer printed head of monarch in centre of plate (sepia tone). Royal blue border with gold floral design on top. Some scratch marks - evidence of use.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: Made Specially / By / Crown Ducal / Made in / England / to / Commemorate / Royal Tour Australia 1954 / Made in / England / A.G.R.

Tickets

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

2 Tatt's Tickets. 1. Orange Tattersall's 5th "30,000 pounds" Lightening Consultation. Signed by A. Sculthorpe. 100,000 tickets @ 1 pound each. 2. Yellow Tattersall's 2nd "60,000 pounds" Cash Consultation. Signed by A Sculthorpe. 200,000 tickets @ 1 pound each.

Inscriptions & Markings

Orange: No 18477 "TATTERSALL'S 5th "30,000 pounds" LIGHTENING CONSULTATION. Yellow: No 084964 "TATTERSALL'S 2nd "60,000 pounds" CASH CONSULTATION.

Notebook - Ivorine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Case with brass clip containing six ivorine moveable slides for notes.

Tobacco Tin - Erinmore Flake Pipe Tobacco

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Rectangular metal tin with fitted lid. Yellow painted lid with red prnt in centre on lid. Murray's trademark pineapple at lower centre on lid. Yellow top. Red writing. Dark grey base.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid: MURRAY'S / ERINMORE / FLAKE / TRADE MARK / MADE IN NORTHERN IRELAND BY MURRAY SONS & CO. LTD. BELFAST. On sides: 1. Vacuum packed. To open lever here 2. Erinmore Flake 3. Netweight when packed. 2oz./56.70 grammes. 4. Erinmore Flake

Olympic Brick 1956

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

This is a soft mud sand-stock moulded or semi-dry pressed brick bearing the 5 Olympic rings with the words "GLEN 1956 IRIS" across the bottom.

Inscriptions & Markings

5 Olympic Rings "GLEN 1956 IRIS"