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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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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.

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

Book - The New Goulburn Cookery Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

36th Edition. Compiled in 1907 by Mrs Forster Rutledge.

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

Medal, Prince of Wales, 1920

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Gilt bronze Australian Commemorative Medal with red, white and blue ribbon. In 1920 the Prince of Wales visited Australia to extend official thanks for its support during WW1 and to strengthen links to the Empire.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse: 3/4 left bust of Prince in uniform wearing cap; around in 2 lines, HRH PRINCE OF WALES/ WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA; in small letters below bust, STOKES. Reverse: Shield of Geelong featuring kangaroo on central shield surrounded by sheep, sailing ship and grapes 1/2 wine barrel. Above: GEELONG JUNE 1920. Below : ribbon with motto - "BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS".

Ironing Wax

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

"Mother's" ironing wax; cardboard, blue and white beeswax inset covered over by muslin; with instructions on back. Patent September 8, 1908 - relates to pads for waxing smoothing-irons - insuring uniform distribution of wax, preventing waste of wax, avoiding any danger of fire. (See details attached.).

Inscriptions & Markings

PERFUMED MOTHER'S IRONING WAX. USED IN A MILLION HOMES THE WORLD OVER BY MOTHER / NO OTHER / TRADE MARK / U.S. PAT. OFFICE / PAT. SEPT 8TH, 1908 Back: Instructions for use - English French, Italian

Toll Vouchers

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

6 x Pre-paid Toll Vouchers valid for commuter class 1 vehicle only. Valid for one crossing of the West Gate Bridge. 1 x Cover (yellow) - Twenty Pre-paid Toll Vouchers. Commuter Class 1 Vehicle Only. For Re-order please contact Toll Officer on Manned Lanes. This doument serves as a receipt for payment hereof - $12.00.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pre-paid / Toll Vouchers / COMMUTER CLASS 1 VEHICLE ONLY / West Gate Bridge / Re-order - P.O. Box 127, Port Melbourne 3207 Phone 645 1599. West Gate Bridge symbol.

Untitled

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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)

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.

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.

Nails

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Flathead square copper nails probably used either for building timber boats or for killing tree stumps.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. None 2. Several line marks on each of 4 sides near top

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.

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

Army Badge Display

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Display of army badges (14) metal, mounted on teal fabric board with wooden uprights. 3 with ' Rising Sun' and 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces'. 4 with 'Australia' 7 with motto 'Tria Juncta in Uno' inscribed.

Book - The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1899 story of Little Black Sambo with pictures for children by Helen Bannerman. Reprint November 1973.

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.

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

Whistle

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

ACME Thunderer Whistle with cork pea. Ring fitment at top to hang. Silver coloured base metal body.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE ACME / THUNDERER / MADE IN / ENGLAND

Tobacco Cutter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Antique cast iron tobacco cutter (almost certainly a McMillan cutter). It is a guillotine style cutter used to cut plugs of tobacco to put into smoking pipes. The cutter is held to a wooden base with screws and has a well worn wooden strker plate. (Originally painted black). May have been used in Anglesea to slice beans.

Inscriptions & Markings

None visible.

Purse

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

German silver (nickel silver) mesh purse. "Drawstring" top through hoops attached to body of purse. Decorative "nut" terminals on end of two chains (one each side of body). Single layer mesh lower edge border with 11 small balls suspended. Two holes in border.

Books - The Waverley Children's Dictionary

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

7 Volume Set of Books with alphabetically listed words, their meanings and extensive additional information with illustrations both coloured and black and white interspersed throughout - cloth bound. Vol 1: A - Carnelian p1-632 plus Introduction at front p i-iviv (Roman numerals) Vol 2: Carnival - Druse p633-1304 Vol 3: Dry - Hark p1305-1976 Vol 4: Harken - Male p1977-2648 Vol 5: Male - Polder p2649-3320 Vol 6: Pole - Snag p3321-3992 Vol 7: Snail - Zymolic p3993-4664 incuding list of prefixes

Inscriptions & Markings

No title on outside of volumes and pages missing from the front of all volumes so no indication of publishing details.

Cigarette Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Vintage silver cigarette case, made in a rectangular form with engraved letters on front (probably V.M.A.). It has a hinged opening and a gilded interior.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hallmarks: Sterling (Lion) Birmingham (Anchor). M - date mark. / WHH - William Hair Haseler Ltd. (1914). Inscribed on front: VMA.

Cuisenaire - Numbers in Colour - Original Cuisenaire - Numbers in Colour

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Plastic box containing cuisenaire rods. Dark grey lid, pale grey base. Details of contents in raised moulded (coloured yellow on lid)

Inscriptions & Markings

Original/Cuisenaire (R) Numbers-in- colour

Ice Chest

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A 'Mawson' hardwood two door wooden ice chest lined with galvanised iron lining, and original catches and hinges. (Restored by Malcolm McDougall who replaced the back, base and top before varnishing with walnut varnish).

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.

Takii's Auto-Spray

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Metal canister with domed top with aperture in centre. "Butterfly" screw top in aperture. Nozzle on front of canister with "butterfly" fitment to control flow. Handle with hand-pump mechanism with wooden knob at the end. "A/R/14/6" handwritten on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

[Logo] / TAKII"S AUTO-SPRAY / TAKII & COMPANY LTD / MADE IN JAPAN

Toy Iron

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Heavy metal minature iron. Children's toy. Pointed at both ends with no markings other than embossed pattern across the top of the handle.

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."

Spinning wheel

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea