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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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Gillette Blue Blades

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Package containing 5 Gillette Blue Blades. Partially opened. Package has blue and white background with text in reverse colour. Graphic in black.

Inscriptions & Markings

[See packaging]

Ticket

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Ticket for a Queensland Grand Art Union Raffle to be drawn 14th May 1936 at 8pm. Winners notified by letter. Prizes: 1. 1936 Model De Luxe V8 Ford Sedan £345 2 & 3. Furniture - Trittons & Craftie £50 / £20 4. Book of Golden Casket Tickets £5.10 5 & 6. Half a book of Art Union Tickets £2.10 87 Single Golden Casket Art Union Tickets £23.18.6

Inscriptions & Markings

Ticket: No 371262 . GRAND ART UNION / QUEENSLAND OLYMPIC COUNCIL / 6d / Prizes Valued at £450.

New Testament - Jerusalem

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Olive wood covered copy of New Testament. On back: Rising Sun Emblem / Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. On front: Carved ornamental cross.

Inscriptions & Markings

To / Reverend Paton / And Members / Woodford / P.F.A. / with / Best wishes / from / VX4049 / Driver Norman / Lyle / Marburg / 1st. Aust. Corp F Petrol Park.

Souvenir China Mug

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Mug celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 2, 1952-1977. White china with red framing round pictures of HRH Prince Philip and HM the Queen with picture of a crown between them.

Inscriptions & Markings

On base: "Exclusive Design for Joseph Terry & Sons Ltd of York".

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

Railway Spike

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Rail spike from the Wensleydale rail line. The line ran from Moriac to Wensleydale which closed in 1948 and was dismanatled in 1951. The rail spike is a large nail with offset head used to secure rails and base plates to railroad ties in the track.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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

Bell (commemorative "Inverlochy")

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Inscriptions & Markings

INVERLOCHY WRECKED 1902

Candle Snuffer - Antique

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small box on a scissor-like contraption which extinguished candle flame by denying the flame oxygen.

Account book - Account book from Mousley's Store

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Carbon account book with cardboard cover, green spine binding, water damaged

Historical information

Mousley's Store was the first store in Anglesea. It was purchased by C W Drayton.

Significance

Mousley's Store was the only shop in Anglesea River in 1940. Contains details of who purchased goods and what they purchased, also the cost.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Plic Book/for copying letters, invoices etc."

Game Token

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Game token, nineteenth century, brass imitation Spade Half Guinea. On short length of chain. Thin, with milled edge. On the obverse is a central effigy of King George facing right, surrounding legend "GEORGIUS I [?] DEI GRATIA"... On the reverse is a central shield. The legend is 'WCB. ET. CO. DG. REX F.O. B.I.R.M./1790".

Inscriptions & Markings

(As above)

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.

Fowler's Preserving Equipment - Fowler's Preserving - 3 of 3

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Fowler's preserving jar with lid. 2. Preserving thermometer for preserving fruit. 3. Book - Fowler's Method of Bottling Fruits and Vegetables

Inscriptions & Markings

Jar - FOWLER'S No. 27 Lid - FOWLER'S VACOLA - 3 Thermometer- Registered Vacola trade mark, temperature markings.

Pamphlet - The Romantic Career of Geo Adams (Tattersall)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small booklet on the career of George Adams, founder of Tattersall's. With honesty and integrity as his watchwords he built his business on firm foundations. George Adams died 21 Sept., 1904 but left his character in the business.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Romantic Career of Geo Adams. Hobart. (TATTERSALL).

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

Railway Spikes

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Two rusty steel railway spikes or "dog" spikes.

Inscriptions & Markings

None.

Coin and Note Wallet

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Leather (dark brown) wallet with silver mount and clasp. Five compartments

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: EHP 935 Clasp: EHP Ion passant. C (outlined)

Progressive Phonic Primer - Progressive Phonic Primer Book 3

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Progressive Phonic Primer for teaching purposes - to assist young pupils in acquiring power of the written word in as short a time as possible.

Portrait Photograph

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Framed reproduction of sepia photograph of Pte. Alfred John Evans in full WW1 Australian Army uniform printed on canvas - timber frame has gold-toned insert.

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal Plaque attached reads "3139 Pte. Alfred John Evans, 58th Bn. A.I.F / Born, Anglesea River, 20 January 1893 / Died, Ville-sur-Ancre, France, 4 July, 1918".

Glass and pottery fragments from the wreck of The Inverlochy

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Assorted glass and pottery fragments collected over several years in the 1980s by local divers, Eric and Marianne Messer, diving on Ingoldsby Reef near the site where the "Inverlochy" was wrecked in December 1902.

Pulley

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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).

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

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 - Holy Bible

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Holy Bible of Lawn Family (nee Curnow) containing Old and New Testament

Inscriptions & Markings

James Henry Lawn. Born 2nd October 1909. Married Edith Gertrude Curnow 29/3/37. Born 19.1.1913. Bernice Adelaide Emily Lawn. Born 19/11/1911. Beresford Ernest Lawn. Born 13/9/1914.. Valda May Lawn. Born 3/1/38. Janice Faye Lawn 18/12/41. James Edward Lawn. Died 14/9/1950. Vivian Thomas Curnow. Died 25/5/53. Gertrude Alice Curnow. Died 22/3/58. Alice Anne Lawn. Died 3/7/65.

Fossil

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Fossil cycad frond. Name: Pterostoma Zamioiedes Hill (possibly in the Zamiaceae family or even a separate one).

Historical information

Estimated date: c. 40 million years ago.

Safety Matches

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Carton holding 12 boxes of Bryant & May's "Brymay" Special Safety Matches. The matchbox consists of paper covered wooden sleeve and drawers.

Inscriptions & Markings

One side: Bryant & May's trademarks. Top: BRITISH MADE / TRADE MARK / SECURITY / "BRYMAY" / SPECIAL SAFETY MATCH / 27 PRIZE MEDALS. Bottom: To protect their own interests and the reputation of Bryant & May's "BryMay" Safety Matches consumers should make a point of observing that B. & M.'s name and trade mark (mark) are on each box and package without which guarantee none can possibly by genuine.

Rock - Aboriginal

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Round edge stone with X ridges perhaps used by local Aboriginal people as a tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

X shaped ridge across stone.

Cigarette Lighter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Phone

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden wall phones were produced from 1876 up through WW2 and were the first phones put into circulation. This is a fiddleback common battery wall set. K734?