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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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Broadcast Listener's Licences

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

6 pieces - 3 x Anglesea and 3 x Geelong. 6 Broadcasters Licences issued to Mr J Murch of Anglesea (3) and to Mrs J. Murch of Eastern Beach, Geelong. Licence No. 11 16883 on all 6. Fee paid 2 pounds 15 as stamped by the Anglesea Post Office. Penalty for operating unlicensed equipment. Fine not exceeding 100 pounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

A BROADCAST LISTENER'S LICENCE (hereby granted to) MR. J. MURCH, ANGLESEA. 12 JUNE, 1961, 1963, 1964. MRS. J. MURCH, 14 EASTERN BEACH, GEELONG. Signed by G Edwards & B Edwards.

Book - Holy Bible

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Large illustrated Bible with elaborately tooled leather binding. Full page illustrations protected by "tissue" paper. Front and back covers are moulded in relief. Posted illustrations and wording on front and back covers is gilded.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to "Mrs D Urquhart" / by "Mr D Urquhart" / "December 7th 1885".

Cassette Recorder

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Six key portable cassette recorder/player with rotary volume control. It can be operated directly from batteries or AC power (cord included). Also has Automatic Recording Level Control Circuitry (ALC), thus no need to adjust volume while recording. In original box with instructions and power cord. (Purchased at Waltons for 29.99).

Inscriptions & Markings

Auto Stop / GAC - logo Top: Condenser mic Rec / Play / Rewind / FF / Eject Left side: Ear O / Remote Mike 00 / Volume Bottom markings: Model No. SW-201 AC: 240V 50HZ 6W DC: 6V (UM - 2x4) Made in Hong Kong Warning: To prevent fire or electrical shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture, do not remove cover, no user serviceable parts inside, refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

Spinning Wheel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Glass Fragments

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Collection of glass fragments from the wreck of the "Loch Ard" (Port Campbell).

Key Ring

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Plastic key ring showing conversions from £ to $ - Pounds to Dollars. By moving key ring back and forth the different amounts show as listed under inscriptions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: With compliments JOHN EDWARD'S CALTEX SERVICE STATION. 902-912 MT ALEXANDER RD. ESSENDON. Phone: 37-3203. Converts £5,... £1,...10sh,...5sh,...2sh,...1sh,...6d,...2½d,...1d. To:..........$10,...$2,...$1,......50c,...20c,...10c,...5c,...2c,.......1c

Cigar Box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden cigar box which would have held 25 cigars made by Henri Wintermans in Holland. Henri Wintermans first started production in The Netherlands in 1904. The brand covers all sizes of cigars.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black velvet label with grey pictures of tobacco plant, two lighthouses and the words "Henri Wintermans" on top. Sticker on side: "Fabrikaat & Bouquet" gold & black "Henri Wintermans". Bottom: Stamp 8-57 (possiby a date) / Stamp - 25 cigars, HOLLAND Inside: Same velvet label with gold printing of tobacco plant and "Henri Wintermans. Etched into both sides: "Henri Wintermans".

Book - Good Housekeeping's 250 Household Hints

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Paperback book of 250 household hints on the following topics: 1. Cleaning. 2. To Preserve and Protect 3. Repairs and Renovations 4. Storage and General Household Hints 5. Household Recipes 6. Extermination of Pests 7. Laundry Hints 8. Improvising. Includes index. Dewey No. 640. Libraries Aust. No. 4651488.

Inscriptions & Markings

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'S 250 HOUSEHOLD HINTS / Tested by Good Housekeeping Institute with the approval of the Board of Trade. / 6d. (Yellow cover with 4 pictures. 32 pages).

Manicure Set

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Minature four piece manicure set, red celluoid handles with chromed tools in cylindrical form case with screw lid. Pattern on case in black and bone. Tools include: nail file/cleaner/cuticle pusher.

Inscriptions & Markings

Drawing of lady sitting and gentleman standing in bone on black background. Lid: black with bone stripes.

Medallion

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Centenary of Victoria/Centenary of Melbourne

The Short Stories of M. Zola - The Attack on the Mill and Three Sketches of War

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hard back book of short stories and essay by Edmund Gosse.

Radio - AWA Radiolette 500MY

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Australian bakelite valve tube radio. Type: Broadcast receiver or past WW2 Tuner. Valves 4:6A8G 6G8g 6V6GT 6x5GT. Principle: Super Heterodyne ZF/IF 455 KHz 1AF stage. Tuned circuits: 6AM Wavebands: Broadcast only (MW) Power: 200-230; 230-260 Volt AC. Loudspeaker: Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Dial: AWA Radiolette / Radio stations for each state

Crown Ducal Plate

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Dinner size plate with photograph of St Paul's Cathedral, London. Plate has gold.... Picture in rich taupe brown. "Avon shape" plate.

Inscriptions & Markings

MADE IN ENGLAND Crown Ducal Made in England

Cigarette Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White metal cigarette case with JLB in black letters on top left corner of front of case. It has a hinged opening with gilded interior. Has a yellow strap to hold cigarettes in place.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside bottom edge: 23 Front: 'JLB' in black letters

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.

Alarm clock

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Pewter alarm clock on stand, bell on top, roman numerals on clock face. Small alarm dial and small temperature dial. Stamped pattern on case. Case holding face has been resoldered to base.

Historical information

Clock was used by the Bell family of Bellbrae.

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)

Painting - Old Jim

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Framed painting of "Old Jim" shows head and shoulders of Aboriginal man with greying hair, beard and moustache. Painting is mainly done with brown coloured paints.

Inscriptions & Markings

On bottom right corner: H. MITCHENER Back: sticker - Heather Mitchener. 8423871. OLD JIM

Trophies

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Four trophies. Various sizes and shapes. All won by H. Douglas in 1936 and 1937 at the Geelong Guild Amateur Athletics Club.

Inscriptions & Markings

G/.G.A.A.C. (on all four cups). 1. Muir Cup 1937 - H.Douglas 2. J McDonald Cup 1936 - H. Douglas 3. B.E. Purnell Cup 1936 - H. Douglas 4. B.E. Purnell Cup 1937 - H. Douglas

Wringer

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hand operated wringer; timber frame with metal fittings; timber handle; 2 top screws; scattered nail holes

Inscriptions & Markings

Centre: FALCON / LOOSEN TOP SCREWS / WHEN NOT IN USE / IMPROVED PAT'D . . . Sides: EXTRA / HIGH GRADE / WARRANTED / TRADE / MARK . . . Flap: HORSE SHOE BRAND / CLOTHES WRINGER / WARRANTED 3 YEARS FOR FAMILY USE Underside of Flap: THIS WRINGER HAS WARRANTED RUBBER / ROLLS / VULCANIZED TO THE SHAFTS / PUT A LITTLE OIL OR LARD ON THE BEARINGS / BEFORE USING AND LOOSEN TOP SCREWS / WHEN THE WRINGER IS NOT IN USE

Ship's Timber

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden railing with spike.

Lantern

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Rail signal lamp, probably used an oil burner, before electricity was used. This item is missing the glass lens and oil burner. Victorian Railways rail train brass lantern signal bull''s eye lamp.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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.

Photograph Developing Dishes

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Three trays. Two white metal. One yellow plastic. One white metal tray and the yellow plastic tray have pouring spouts in one corner.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ensign British Made" on bottom.

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.

Brownie Safelight Lamp

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Orange cone-shaped lamp with bulb and box (missing electrical connection). Suitable for use with Kodabromide, Kodak Bromesko and other photographic contact and enlarging paper. Stock Item No. 2523. (Directions for use inside box).

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottom: (in black) - KODAK (AUSTRALASIA) PTY. LTD. / BROWNIE SAFELIGHT LAMP / USE GLOBE NOT EXCEEDING 15 WATTS.

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]

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Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Razor Strops

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

00956/1 Lightweight leather strop with rusted metal hoop attached by eyelet rivets at top for hanging. 00956/2 Leather strop with rusted metal hanger with string attached. Rusted metal mechanism on base to act as handle to tension strop.

Note Book - Monster Stenographers' Note Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Well used note book for stenographers to take minutes etc. (several pages torn out).

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Picture of female stenographer sitting on chair with wastepaper basket. "MONSTER / Stenographers' / NOTE / BOOK":