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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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Victorian Education Department Readers - Fourth Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Real Estate Advertising Poster - Bon-Air Homestead Estate

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Paper advertising poster, printed in black and red ink

Inscriptions & Markings

Glorious Anglesea . . .

Boot Last

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cast iron boot last - used for making shoes and boots and repairing them. The cast iron boot last provides the bootmaker with the ability to place the boot upside down over the last and drive shoe tacks into the leather soles. Where the tack was set well into the leather, hitting the cast iron would cause the tack to bend over, clinching the tack and securing the sole or heel on the boot or shoe;

Inscriptions & Markings

Non visible.

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*

Carpet Beater

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cane carpet beater. Carpets and rugs would be hung over a clothe's line and beaten with this carpet beater to get the dust out. Metal wire loops around cane head to bottom of handle with loop for hanging up when not in use.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Morse Code Key

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Block of masonite with cardboard sheet "The Morse Code" attached, has metal lever with black knob, small block of masonite with reel of copper wire mounted on it and three terminals.

Pie Funnel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

This pie funnel is a hollow ceramic device and is shaped like a funnel or chimney. It is used for supporting or venting a pie. Beige/stippled.

Inscriptions & Markings

The improved popular pie funnel. Carries away the steam and leaves the pie crust as light and flakey inside as on the surface. Foy & Gibson Pty Ltd, Collingwood. (green printing).

Items from ship "Lightning"

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Rectangular block of wood with shallow lozenge shaped cut out on one side. 2. Rectangular block of wood with planed edges. 3. Shavings of white oak timber recovered from hull of "Lightning" contained in glass jar.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. and 2. have "Lightning" written on them.

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

Medallion

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Centenary of Victoria/Centenary of Melbourne

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.

Bottle

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small glass bottle with enamel lid. Silver lid with 2 pink/purple flowers and 2 flower buds on stem with green leaves on turquoise background - enamel top.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silver hallmarks: Anchor - Birmingham. Lion - British.

Brass - Three Wise Monkeys

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Brass ornament of Three Wise Monkeys. Hollow base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in Belgium

Ship's Timber

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden railing with spike.

Notebook - Ivorine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Spinning Wheel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden Plane

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A tool for shaping wood - to flatten/reduce the thickness of and leave a smooth surface on a rough piece of timber.

Inscriptions & Markings

ALEX MATHIESON & SON / WARRANTED (on guide) SOLID STEEL WARRANTED (on blade) Trademark crescent and star

Milk Tin

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White milk tin with red lid. Probably 10 gallons in size. Includes a measuring cup with 1/2 pint printed on it.

Inscriptions & Markings

On ladle: 1/2 pint B.C. Vic. No other markings. Red painted lid. White body.

Butter pats

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Sea Mine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Metal sea mine casing manufactured for use in WW2 that has since been converted for domestic use as an incinerator - spherical body now quite rusty and bottom layer of lid quite corroded around entire circumference - has two handles attached to upper section of shell and holes and metal fittings between them - small hole in centre of lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Not applicable

Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Medal struck on a shield-shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top. The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. This medal probably issued to school children in Victoria. Over 40 different medals were produced in Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; Around: EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA; Below: CROWNED 26 JUNE 1902. Reverse: Above: Small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26 JUNE 1902. GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN. Around below: COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS.

Tin

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small tobacco tin. Yellow with red banner. Showers picture of house, path, two horses and a man sitting on a log with mountains and trees in background.

Inscriptions & Markings

FLAKED GOLD LEAF "Log Cabin" W.D. & H.O. WILLS (AUSTRALIA) LTD. SYDNEY SUCCESSOR IN AUSTRALIA TO LAMBERT & BUTLER. On side: FINE 2oz net weight when packed. Upper right corner: Red Sphinx

Trivet for Iron

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Metal trivet for holding iron.

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.

Charcoal Clothes Iron

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Heavy metal iron with heat shield beneath wooden handle. Letter "S" on damper door. Has tubular air chamber built into bottom section which connects to damper door allowing air to circulate creating the draft needed to keep fuel burning. Heat shield decorated. Wooden knob on the metal lever which opens the hinged top section. This section incorporates a 46mm diameter opening on the funnel at the pointed end of the iron.

Linocut Rollers (Brayers)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Blue metallic Brayer - 100mm x 150mm x 20mm. 2. Wooden handle Brayer - 160mm x 130mm x 20mm. 3. Wooden handle Brayer - 120mm x 140mm x 30mm.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. "Gilkon / SYDNEY" across top.

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

Chamber Pot

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Plain green enamel chamber pot with black trim.

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.)

Opera Glasses

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Mother of pearl and silver coloured metal opera glasses. Metal top section and connecting focus adjustment fitting has finely beaded edging on all circular areas.

Inscriptions & Markings

L/H top inscribed "K.U.K. HOF U. UNIVERSITATS OPTIKER WIEN". R/H top inscribed "F. FRITSCH ALSERSTRASSE 17".