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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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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.

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

Hair Comb

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Silver hair comb with curved pierced frame and engraved scroll pattern. Comb has 6 tines.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silver marks: WB & S; crown; lion passant; date letter P

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.

Rowlocks (6)

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Collection of old rowlocks from row boats used on the Anglesea River when most residents had a boatshed along the river bank.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Road Directory - Broadbent's Official Road Guide Western Victoria

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Contains maps and advertisements for Western Victoria in 1956 as well as some of South-East of South Australia. 240 pages. Fold out maps included.

Inscriptions & Markings

Circa 1956

Sterilized First Aid Finger Dressing

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Sealed finger dressing package with instructions for use made by Johnson & Johnson.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed label - "Sterilized First Aid / FINGER DRESSING / Remove the paper. . ."

Letter

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Letter written to Mrs J. Murch by the Secretary (R.G Stevenson) of the Committee of Management of Anglesea Marine & River Frontages & Recreation Reserves which records payment receipt of 7.10 pounds for a boatshed site.

Inscriptions & Markings

COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT / Anglesea Marine & River Frontages & Recreation Reserves. Plus drawing in green of Loveridge Lookout.

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

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.

Hesma Adjustable Roll Film Developing Tank

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Black cylindrical tank with lid. Inside is a spool with cylindrical core with which to wind film. Orange box with label "Hesma Adjustable Roll Film Developing Tank". "Made in Australia".

Inscriptions & Markings

Lid: HESMA. OPEN. SHUT. 35m/m - 15 oz / 1-5/8 x 2-1/3 - 19oz / 2 x 3" - 25oz / 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 - 24oz / 2-1/4 x 4-1/4 - 27oz /

School Book - Australian Copy Book. Second Grade. No 1

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Soft cover. Blue with black lines and drawings. Cost 2d.

Tobacco Tin - J.G. Dill's Best Cut Tobacco

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Tobacco tin, badly rusted of J.G. Dill's Best Cut Plug. J.G. was once a great Virginian tobacco company, known worldwide for its Dill's Best Pipe tobacco.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lady with arms above head. DILL'S / BEST. J.G. DILL'S / BEST / CUT PLUG / RICHMOND VA USA / On sticker - red writing: 1.8.oz Net Factory Weight when packed Sides of tin: (1 & 2) DILL'S BEST CUT PLUG x 2. (3) THE BEST CUT PLUG. Celebrated for its smoking quality. (4) Notice - The manufacturer of this tobacco has complied with all requirements of law. Every person is cautioned under penalties of law not to use this package for tobacco again.

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.

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

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.

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

Notebook - Ivorine

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Ticket

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Three day ticket to the World Expo in 1988 held in Brisbane from 30 April 1988 to 30 October 1988. Stylised sun and smiling faces in yellow on the left. Australia Post symbol - bottom right. Red trip on bottom with "Concession" printed in white.

Inscriptions & Markings

WORLD EXPO 88 Front: THREE DAY TICKET / AUSTRALIA POST / CONCESSION (colour - red, blue, yellow. Back: No. 6266929 31 Jul 1988 - 1 Aug 1988 / Signed: EDITH G. LAWN / For lasting memories visit the Australian Post Pavilion.

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)

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.

Permit

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Stamped - initialled receipt being for camping fees for 52 weeks to 31/12/1959. 15 pounds received from Mrs. J. Murch on 12/3/1959.

Inscriptions & Markings

Committee of Management / Anglesea Marine and River Frontages and / Recreation Reserve / No 4990 - 12/3/1959 - Mrs J.Murch. 15 pounds to occupy a camp to 31/12/1959. Signed J. Ken Hughes / Ranger.

Wash Board

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Rectangular wooden frame with glass ribbed insert used to hand wash clothes (pre electric washing machines). Early wash boards were made of wood, then replaced by metal (19th century)O. In the 20th century galvanised steel was most common. Some modern boards were made of glass as this one is.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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.

View Ware Dish

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Decorative glass surround. Plain centre with scenic view of Anglesea River, bridge and rowers. Crack across centre.

Diving Gear

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Diving gear: wetsuit shorts; hood; ankle water boot; blue pair of fins snorkel; face mask. Hood is black with dark green central stripe. Fins are branded VOIT by Slazenger.

Inscriptions & Markings

Says "Jake" inside hood.

Victorian Reader - Third Book

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

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

Mourning jewellery

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Three pieces of Black Jet Mourning Jewellery - one small and one larger bracelet and one brooch. 1. Small bracelet narrower and overlapping at back, with ornately carved thistle centrefront in same black jet material. 2. Larger bracelet with gap at centre back, same ornate thistle on front as on smaller piece. 3. Carved black jet brooch, oval in shape depicting spray of flowers with metal clasp on back.

Victorian Readers - Third Book Among Friends

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A later publication of the Third Book. Fabric covered cardboard. (No date of printing but later than the publication of 1930).

Tobacco Tin - Erinmore Flake Pipe Tobacco

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Rectangular metal tin with fitted lid. Yellow painted lid with red prnt in centre on lid. Murray's trademark pineapple at lower centre on lid. Yellow top. Red writing. Dark grey base.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid: MURRAY'S / ERINMORE / FLAKE / TRADE MARK / MADE IN NORTHERN IRELAND BY MURRAY SONS & CO. LTD. BELFAST. On sides: 1. Vacuum packed. To open lever here 2. Erinmore Flake 3. Netweight when packed. 2oz./56.70 grammes. 4. Erinmore Flake