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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 (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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Coin, 'Cartwheel' Twopence

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

COIN, "CARTWHEEL" TWOPENCE, GEORGE III (1760-1820), copper alloy, struck at the Soho Mint, Birminghm, England, 1797. Round twopence coin, plain edge. On the obverse is a central effigy of George III with olive crown facing right, surrounding legend 'GEORGIUS III. D. G. REX". On the reverse is the central effigy of a draped female figure in helmet and carrying a trident (Britannia) seated on a shield facing left. She sits above waves and a ship is to the left in the background. The legend is '"BRITANNIA/179".

Inscriptions & Markings

See above

Agricultural Seeder

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Iron agricultural seeder with small and large boxes (galvanised) (one of each). Handles at the back to guide the seeder. Chain link at front to harness horsepower. Guide wheel at front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Butler

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

Model Ship

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Model of two masted sailing ship "Surprise".

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 . . .

Coolgardie Safe

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

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.

Large Timber with Iron Spike

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Wooden log with iron spike - part of the deck of the "Joseph Scammel" which sank off Point Danger, Torquay 1891.

Slate and Pencil

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

School slate board in wooden frame as used in State Primary Schools together with pencil.

Cartoon postcard, Anglesea - A bagful of views from Anglesea

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Postcard with 'pop up' tab on front, with 11 photos of Anglesea folded underneath the tab is designed as a bag carried by a cartoon gentleman carrying a swagger stick and smoking a cigarette in a holder. He is wearing a trilby hat. Reverse divided into space for greeting and space for address.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottom left front: 1422.

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"

Knitting Needle Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

10 vintage double pointed metal knitting needles in wooden case/tube. (Selling on E-bay - 3.99).

Inscriptions & Markings

9 lines etched into each end of wooden tube.

Book - Winnie-the-Pooh

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne with decorations by Ernest H Shephard. Fifth edition.

Saw Setting Tool - Atlas Brand - Antique Vintage Pistol Grip Saw Setting Tool

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Two handles give pistol grip. Centre cylinder pushes against plate to set angle of saw tooth. Two screw adjustments allow settings of angle and depth. "Atlas" brand stamped in top.

Inscriptions & Markings

Atlas

No 2 Cartridge Hawk-Eye Camera. Model B.

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

This camera is a black leatherette covered card box with two reflecting finders on the front. This is a box roll film camera with meniscus lens and rotary shutter. Includes instruction manual.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: Made in USA, Rochester NY. by Eastman Kodak Co. Use 120 film.

History Book - A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hard cover book printed 1916 by Ernest Scott, Professor of History at University of Melbourne.

Book - Wrecks Along the Great Ocean Road

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Book first published in 1967 dealing with the shipwrecks along the Great Ocean Road. Illustrated with both maps and photographs and with a chrononolgy of the list of wrecks from pre-1800 through to 1958.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title: WRECKS / Along the / Great Ocean / Road J.K. LONEY

Competition Game

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A collectionof light pink/orange cards in a box (6) is part of a Coles Book Arcade Competition Card Series. This one is called "Advertisement Evening". The cards are kept in a cardboard box and have the answers to the questions on the cards. Peach colour card, folded in half, printed in black. Front has simple graphics and text. Inside opens out to single spread listing 24 questions and space to answer them. Back page lists other competition topics.

Inscriptions & Markings

COMPETITION GAMES / E.W. COLE / BOOK ARCADE / MELBOURNE.

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

Kitchen Scales

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Kitchen scales comprising of six separate pieces - a heavy metal stand supporting a moving section with circular piece at one end to take the weights (of which there are four - 4oz, 8oz, 1 lb and 2lb) and a two-pronged cradle at the opposite end to support the tin receptacle for holding ingredients to be weighed. Ornate pattern around foot and weights stand.

Inscriptions & Markings

Weights with numbers on top. 1lb weight also has a 2lbs in centre circle and Imperial Standard around inner circle.

Souvenir Postcards

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Folder of 9 photographs of Anglesea and Great Ocean Road. 5 in colour and 4 black and white with provision for note to be written if posted and description of location of Anglesea and amenities and attractions to be found there.

Inscriptions & Markings

ANGLESEA & Great Ocean Road, VIC / SOUVENIR VIEWS

Tasma Radio 1199

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Battery operated radio which only operates when lid is open. There is a volume control and station selector. The inbuilt aerial is directional and the receiver should be oriented for maximum volume. This is a brown metallic radio with plastic strap.

Inscriptions & Markings

Operating instructions inside bottom cover (as described above). Front: "TASMA"

Book - School Text - Introductory Course of Mechanics and Physics

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A course for technical students by W.M. Hooton M.A. (Oxon.) and Alfred Mathias, Science Master, Middleborough High School.

The Rainbow Readers First Series - Billy's Best Engine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Soft back cover. Yellow with red and green printing including a drawing on front reprint 1943.

Inscriptions & Markings

Oxford University Press on back cover. Edited by Herbert Strang.

Portrait - Col. John Purdue O.B.E.

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Oil portrait of Col. John Purdue O.B.E. in full army uniform with 5 campaign medals on left breast painted on canvas stretched over hardboard in ornate gilt wooden frame.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque affixed to bottom of frame reads: COL. JOHN PURDUE O.B.E. 24-5-1890/25-3-1980. / FIRED THE FIRST SHOT IN W.W. I FROM FORT NEPEAN ACROSS BOW OF / GERMAN STEAMER "PFALZ' MERCHANT RAIDER ON AUG 5 - 1914 AT 12.50 PM.

Rondo Contact Printer

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

The defining characteristic of a contact printer is that the photographic result is made by exposing through the film negative or positive, on to a light sensitive material that is pressed lightly into the film. This exposure box (or contact printer) is used in a dark room to produce a print the same size as the negative. These prints are then reviewed for clarity.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: Rondo /Made in Japan

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.

Digital Watch - Antique

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Nickel/Chrome plate. Patent No 104593. Two dials. Wristband added later? (1930's wristband?). In box marked 'F Band & Son Geelong'. Attached to band of different era.

Primus Printing Frame

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

The wooden frame uses a flat metal spring to secure the paper and plate in. The frame is hinged at the bottom.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: "Primus" / British Made"

Untitled

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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.

Preserving Jar

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Fowlers Vacola jar, lid and clamp. Reg. No., 28195 / 3" [on lid]. Fowler's No. 20 imprinted in jar at side bottom. M107/M/7 imprinted in base of jar.

Inscriptions & Markings

(see above)

Victorian Reader - Third Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Rate Notice

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Rate notice from Shire of Barrabool to Mrs. J. Murch for rates on a boat house due on 10th December 1960. The amount owing is £ 10/-. Attached by staple is the official receipt dated 19.6.61, No. 6449. Signed by Shire Secretary - Thos Goodall.

Inscriptions & Markings

RATE NOTICE / SHIRE OF BARRABOOL / No. 1520 - Property described as Lot... Boat House Anglesea. Attached receipt for £ 10/- . Mrs J. Murch.

Cutlery

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Fork: Fiddle pattern eagle in shield shape; R in circle; 2 in circle; ? in circle; ? in diamond (on back) ? silver (on shaft). 2. Knife: Firth's stainless blade (diamond). Made in Australia - plastic handle. 3. Spoon: WP in diamond over heart; B in lozenge; RD in diamond (on back) - fiddle pattern.

Book - Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Book with Birthday Dates and verses by Mrs Sale Barker.

Edixa Reflex "B" Camera

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Edixa Reflex camera's introduced in 1954 were West Germany's most popular own series of S.L.R. (single lens reflex) with focal plane shutter. Type "B" with aperture release mechanics. The lens is a.Schacht Ulm 112712, with manual focus. Focal length = 50mm. Maximum. aperture = f/2.8, minimum aperture = f/22. Minimum focus 0.5m. It is a standard lens for 35mm cameras in the M42 mount and built for the Wirgin-Edixa cameras during 1950-1970's by Albert Schact in Ulm, W. Germany. A brown case in included.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: WIRGIN / EDIXA REFLEX - B. Lens: A.SCHACHT ULM. 112712 / EXIDA-TRAVENAR 1:2,8/50 Bottom: WIRGIN WIESBADEN WEST-GERMANY

Bale Fasteners (3)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Harold E. (Edward) Hurst (1888-1972) born on the banks of the Eumeralla River (near Macarthur) lived in a villa in Newtown called "Eumeralla" (Skene Street). "Boss" Hurst invented, patented and manufactured metal fasteners for wool bales and fencing. (Ref: 'Boss' Hurst of Geelong and Nauru : a life by Don Chambers) - held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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.

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.

Camera "Exakta VX 1000"

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Black and silver film (35mm) camera including bottom of case (leather). The lens is Carl Zeiss Jena - Tessar. 2.8/50. The EXAKTA camera is from Dresden and is a pioneer brand camera produced by Ihagee Kamerawerk. This camera is a small format 135 EXAKTA VX1000 camera.

Inscriptions & Markings

EXAKTA VX1000 aus Dresden

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.

Souvenir Mug for Coronation June 2nd 1953 - Coronation Souvenir - Queen Elizabeth II

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White crockery mug with portrait of Queen Elizabeth 2 flanked by lion and unicorn of Royal Coat of Arms. Remains of gold trim.

Inscriptions & Markings

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth 2; CORONATION / JUNE 2nd 1953.

Silk Handkerchief

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil.

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

White metal box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small white metal box with hinged lid. Firm snap closure.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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.

Belt - Nurse's Belt

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White metal linked belt. Links have alternating patterns. One pattern solid with faded green centres, the other a grid design. As a fashion accessory they are commonly known as nurse's belts. The links reflect the design of the buckle and are joined by simple rings.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back of links and buckle: EPNS

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