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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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School Slate and Pencil

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Slate. Small portable blackboard. Used when paper was scarce or expensive. Slate is a type of stone that can be separated into flat sheets. Sheets were ideal for children to practice a lesson in class. Special pencils also made of slate were used for writing on slates.

Leather Coin Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Red leather spring loaded coin dispenser. Brass inside lined and marked 5, 10, 15, 20. Top of leather holder marked 20.

Silk Handkerchief

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Large cream silk handkerchief with 40mm hand stitched border on all sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil.

Cream Jug

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Crown Ducal Florentine Jug. Small off-white light cream colour. The top half is embossed with Florentine pattern. Gold band around top of centre of jug. Gold decoration on handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Crown illustration. Crown Ducal, Florentine Made in England

Commemorative Card

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cream coloured card with silk sash on front commemorating the 75th year of the Great Ocean Road. The back has a poem (see notes) written by H.G. Rickey, November 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD 26TH NOVEMER 1932 / THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD 75 YEARS. 1932-2007 / Commemorating the official opening of The Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria, Australia.

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.

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.

Animal Ear Punch

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

"U" shaped ear punch to identify farm animals (pigs).

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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

Real Estate Advertising Poster - Mawson Estate Anglesea

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Paper advertising poster, printed in red and green ink

Inscriptions & Markings

Auction Sale . . .

Opera Glasses

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Ivory? opera glasses with metal surround on larger front lenses extending across to adjustment support connecting them - focus adjustment is ivory (ridged) wheel on central brass fitting - top section of glasses connected by metal divider with central screw to dismantle.

Linesman's Test Phone

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

This linesman's handset has an earpiece, a mouthpiece, a dialling interface and a set of test leads for connecting to the telephone circuit. This handset has a rotary dial and a hook for hanging the set from a toolbelt. Made of black bakelite. Patent - for improved number dial.

Inscriptions & Markings

Large dial with numbers 1 to 9 + 0. Small dial with letters A, B, F, J, L, M, U, W, X, Y around outside. Telephone No. . . . . . . Listen for dial tone AUS PAT 5338122 BRIT PAT 289244

Handkerchief

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Fine white linen ladies handkerchief with embroidery in corner. 15mm hand stiched border on all sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil.

Washing Machine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hand operated washing machine. Works on same principal as our model on display. Made of a metal drum with supporting metal legs. It includes a metal handle with an agitator. A piece of wood is bolted to the side of the washing machine for mounting a hand wringer. Such a machine was ideal for homes that did not have electricity.

Trivet for Iron

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wrought iron metal stand for flat iron or charcoal iron. Open pattern with handle and three legs to keep iron off surface when hot.

Press Pass

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Press - daily seat ticket. Printed on blue paper and pasted to white card. Press pass to the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. 2. Daily Staff Duty Pass. Printed on white (now yellow) paper pasted on card. Daily Staff Duty Pass with no seating allocated.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo on left hand side: XVII OLYMPIAD / MELBOIURNE 1956 (Olympic Rings & Torch in middle.) 1. MAIN STADIUM - M.C.G. / PRESS / DAILY SEAT TICKET / DATE.............................. SEAT NO............................ / No. 1247 / £1-1-0 (Inc. Tax). 2. VENUE...Roof 1 Front. No. 26 / DAILY STAFF DUTY PASS / NO SEATING RIGHTS / THE BEARER IS ENTITLED TO / ADMISSION ON ..............(DATE) / FOR DUTIES AS ............................................... / Authorised by ...........................................

Cigarette Lighter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Yellow metal (brass?) trench lighter. Probably used "Shellite" as fuel (or petrol). Could possbly be a Sergneur WWI brass petrol trench lighter - but no clear markings to establish this fact.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside container: 098256 UW - WI Outside: may be ES on bottom

Butter Churn

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Butter churn, wooden, hand operated with wood and metal turning handle. It has a detatchable wooden lid. Called the bentwood box churn. Outside is an x shaped wooden rack which is joined to an exterior metal hand crank through a hole in the box.

Inscriptions & Markings

Side: E. Cherry & Sons, Gisborne

Cigar Box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden box with very small hinges and small catch on front of lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside lid and part on top outside: "Donna Rico Extra Fine Mexican Cheroots" "Mild" - "Bottom 33/3" "Non Plus Ultra"

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)

Animal Ear Punch

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Animal ear punch (for identification).

Inscriptions & Markings

No discernable markings.

Scabbard

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Metal sheath with a screw just below the throat and a hook or stud to facilitate wearing the sword. The blade's (absent) point is further protected by a metal extension called a drag or shoe. Brownish in colour. Has a large dent on one side.

Inscriptions & Markings

None.

Singer Sewing Machine (Black)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Class/Model: 15K. One hundred thousand made between 1890-1957. From Serial No. EH23584 we know the class and model No. How many were made and the date of manufacture. The 15K was used for domestic and industrial sewing. Threads left to right and has a vertical oscillating shuttle.

Inscriptions & Markings

EH 13584. Top: SINGER MANUFACTURING CO (gold) - with wooden base. Side: SINGER. LIGHT - SINGER. Back: SINGER SEWING MOTOR. 230-250 VOLTS 03 AMPS / 25-75 CYC's AC-DC / CAT NO. BRK12-5 /NO. K7003527.

Bust - Samuel Mogg

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Golden head and shoulder bust of a mythical discoverer of Australia, Sir Samuel Moggs. Made of plaster on a metal pipe was originally on a concrete base with a nearby rough cairn of bricksl

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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)

Postal Note

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Australian Postal Note made out to the Postmaster at Hamilton to pay Miss H.M. Thomson - four shillings, at any time within six months from the last day of the month of issue on account of the Postmaster General. The purchaser must fill in the office of payment and names of payee.

Inscriptions & Markings

232512 VICTORIA / COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA / To the Postmaster at . . . . . . . Hamilton / Pay .. . . . . . . Miss H.M. Thomson / FOUR SHILLINGS / POUNDAGE / THREE HALF PENCE

Pennant

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Orange pennant flag listing towns on and near the Great Ocean Road. List of town names on pennant - (west to east) Mortlake, Warrnambool, Nirranda, Terang, Port Campbell, Lavers Hill, Colac, Beech Forest, Apollo Bay, Wye, Birregurra, Forrest, Deans Marsh, Peterborough, Princetown, Lorne, Eastern View, Airy's Inlet, Anglesea, Torquay, Geelong, Barwon Heads.

Inscriptions & Markings

GREAT/ OCEAN/ ROAD/ TRUST. Map of Area/ Route of the Great Ocean. (Orange - on wire stand. Printed on both sides.)

Invitation Card

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Invitation to opening of the Old Cable Station Museum in Apollo Bay on March 19, 1988 at 2pm. The invitation is printed in black on a yellow card. Included is a pink round pin with a picture of the museum and opening details.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE APOLLO BAY & DISTRICT / HISTORICAL SOCIETY / cordially invite / PRESIDENT & SECRETARY ANGLESEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY / To the official opening of the Old Cable Station Museum / on Saturday March 19th 1988 at 2 pm. / R.S.V.P. 11 March / Sec: Joan Martin P.O Box 147 / Apollo Bay. Pink pin with picture of museum.

Tailwaggers Club Identification Tag

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Circular medallion with flange at top with hole (for attachment).

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: (Centre) If I'm / lost ring / FB3626 / 59027 / is my / registered / no. (edge) Latham House, 234 Swanston St, Melb. Back: (Centre) Crossed Tails / J / Help my / Pals (edge) The Tail-Waggers Club.

Tumbler - Souvenir Tumbler Melbourne Olympics 1956

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Glass tumbler with marks indicating the Olymic Pageant with the five rings and Melboourne, Australia, 1956 under that. It refers to Faith Leech, Australia may represent in the 100 metres freestyle and the picture of Faith Leech is on the other side of the tumbler.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olympics pageant, Olympic rings, Olympic torch. Picture of Faith Leech.