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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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Tobacco Tin

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small tobacco tin, yellow, with red banner. Top is covered by white label with parts of a postage stamp visible on both sides. See also Reg. No's 810 and 1501.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mostly covered by white label and postage stamps. W.D. & H.O. WILLS AUSTRALIA Ltd., SYDNEY. SUCCESSOR IN AUSTRALIA TO LAMBERT & BUTLER.

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

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.

Book - Adrian's Panda

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hard covered children's book called "Adrian's Panda". Inside cover - handwritten "Anglesea Presbyterian Sunday School". AWARDED TO "Jillian Murch - Junior class 1960." "Miss Heather Watruff (teacher)".

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: ADRIAN'S PANDA / JOY PARKER WHITE / CLOVER BOOKS Back: 3 leafed clover

Book - All Because of Sixpence

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Hardcovered children's book called "All Because of Sixpence". Inside cover (handwritten) "Anglesea Presbyterian Sunday School" AWARDED TO "Jillian Murch - Junior Class 1961 - Heather Watmuff (teacher). Golden Way Series No. 10, 80 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: ALL BECAUSE OF SIXPENCE / CONSTANCE SAVERY / THE GOLDEN WAY SERIES.

Book - The Baptist Church Hymnal

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Black leather binding with gold lettering on front cover. Pages edged in gold.

Inscriptions & Markings

Jas Grigg / 1916 (handwritten on page opposite title page).

Book - Fergusson and Mitchelll's Monthly Diary: January, 1880.

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Light blue Monthly Diary for January 1880. Handwritten entry for Thursday 1st Jan. "grandson born 25". March 1 Rent Paid." Inside front cover advertising "stamps". Californian Mail Tables. Inside backcover: 1880 calendar and advertising.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: FERGUSSON / AND / MITCHELL'S / MONTHLY DIARY / January, 1880 / 27 / COLLINS ST. WEST. Back: Fergusson & Mitchell / Engravers & Lithographers / BOOK BINDER'S, PAPER, RULERS / GENERAL COMMERCIAL STATIONERS / 27 / COLLINS STREET WEST / MELBOURNE

Book - Cassell's Concise Ready Reckoner

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small red cloth soft covered book containing a collection of tables for "business and other purposes" by F. W. Dunn B.A.B.Sc. (Royal College of Science for Ireland) Australian Libraries I.D, - 42728500. Inside cover is written in pencil "Williams c/- Bill Moodie 68 Clarence St. EZ 202". 247 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

CASSELL'S / CONCISE / READY RECKONER 1/6 / CASSELL

Square-Headed Nail

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Possibly hand forged nail due to the irregular shank and hammer marks on both shank and head.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Axe Head

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Grey/black round axe head; single bit, no handle. Metal is pitted and head is blunt.

Inscriptions & Markings

None. Grey/black metal.

Joiners Mallet

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A joiners mallet constructed with a mortised handle into a metal shell bound around the striking faces. It is used for tapping wooden joints together such as mortise and tenon joints. There is an unidentified symbol on one side of the metal casting. Wooden striking faces are a reddish colour and could be red gum.

Inscriptions & Markings

Symbol

Chain Shackle with Screw Pin

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Chain shackles are used in lifting and static systems as removable links to connect wire rope. Screw pin schackles are used mainly for non-permanent applications. SWL - safe working limit Cwt - 100 lbs. American. 112 lbs. British

Inscriptions & Markings

SWL 60 Cwt

Clipper Oil

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

White plastic tube with black screw cap. Text printed in red and black. 10ml. Danger notice.

Horse Clipper and Box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Clippers, manual: Steel handles with wooden grips, attached by brass fitments. On wood: Albert Martin & Co / London / Manufacturers on steel: A Martin & Co / Manufacturers on blade: A. Martin's / Improved. 2. Box: Cardboard with blue and black printing: A. Martin's / Improved Horse / Clipper. 3. Label on box printed by Johnson Riddle & Co, London.

Inscriptions & Markings

6/- (handwritten on edge of box).

Portable Cassette Tape Recorder and Box

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

1. Portable cassette recorder with built-in electret microphone. 5-pin DIN connector for recording/playback Slim Line RQ-2734. 2. Box - handwritten date and price: 10-10-84 $49-98. Cardboardbox - design printed blue. 3. Operating Instructions (single sheet). Instructions in English and Spanish.

Inscriptions & Markings

10-10-84 / $49-97

Pianola Roll

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Pianola roll (without box). Spindle has plastic or bakelite ends, one of which is damaged. Small stamp attached to beginnining of roll: 3-1/4d - The Copyright Protection Society: Mechanical Rights Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

FULL SCALE / ACCENTUATED / S6 / A Runaway Girl / POTPOURRI / Caryll & Monckton.

Edison Blue Amberol Record

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cylinder with surface layers of celluloid, tinted blue colour. Top of cylinder has 'Thomas A Edison' / PAT' D3 / 23282 / LITTLE GREY HOME IN THE WEST / H. MACKLIN. Packaging cylinder of cardboard with blue printing on orange background. Sticker on base - The Copyright Protection Society Mechanical Rights Ltd / ld FORM 3509 FEB. 1917.

Inscriptions & Markings

EDISON / BLUE AMBEROL RECORD / Thomas A. Edison FORM 3509 FEB. 1917.

Clock Radio

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Clock radio in dark red/brown plastic case. Model 63-53, His Masters Voice (HMV) logo of the dog listening to the gramophone is on front left side. Clock has Telechron movement.

Inscriptions & Markings

Model 63-53 [in aperture on back of case].

Razor Strops

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

00956/1 Lightweight leather strop with rusted metal hoop attached by eyelet rivets at top for hanging. 00956/2 Leather strop with rusted metal hanger with string attached. Rusted metal mechanism on base to act as handle to tension strop.

Razor & Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Straight razor in case. (00955/1). Blade of razor made by Cadman & Sons, Sheffield. Blade folds away into plastic handle. Case carries Crown & Sword branding [note: this is a different company altogeher] (00955/2).

Inscriptions & Markings

[on case] Crown & Sword Razor / Guaranteed [on blade] Made in England expressly foir G Peart / Tobacconist / Mildura [on blade handle] Cadman & Sons, Sheffield, England / logo BENGALL.

Safety Matches

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Cardboard cylinder with 80-90 safety matches made in Japan. Pictures of four wildflowers in various coloures are spaced around the cylinder - Waratah, Sturt Pea, Kangaroo Paw, Wattle . The top of the cylinder is see-through plastic while the bottom has the striker.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Wildflowers (white on blue and yellow background) . Pictures of flowers - Waratah, Sturt Pea, Kangaroo Paw, Wattle. Striker on bottom.

Carters Little Liver Pills

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Vial containing Carters Little Liver Pills, with cork stopper. Label with red background and black text. Originally contained 40 pills.

Inscriptions & Markings

[See packaging]

Gillette Blue Blades

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Package containing 5 Gillette Blue Blades. Partially opened. Package has blue and white background with text in reverse colour. Graphic in black.

Inscriptions & Markings

[See packaging]

Goanna Salve

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Box containing tin of Goanna Salve and information sheet. Box has one seal label intact. Box is damaged but text still legible. Tin is rusty and label is detached. Information sheet is torn and yellowed but still legible..

Inscriptions & Markings

(See packaging)

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

Cigarette Roller and Papers

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

WW2 era Austrian metal cigarette rolling machine "RAPID" circa 1940s. This machine is designed to roll tobacco into individual cigarettes using cigarette papers. This item is a white metal box which opens up and on the inside has a cloth rolling mechanism. A cardboard container with 50 gummed papers is also included.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top: 1. "RAPID" - etched on top. Etched pattern in middle of top / 2. TALLY HO - 50 GUMMED Cigarette Papers. Bottom: TALLY-HO 50 GUMMED PAPERS / Made in Australia D10139. Inside: The individual papers herein have specially cut corners for your convenience / Make it a rule - use Tally-Ho

Safety Matches - "Tropical Greenlites".

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A box of safety matches made by Bryant & May, Australia. The tray containing the matches slides inside the open-ended cover. The striking patch is on both sides of the cover. The red label shows a traffic light with the bottom light showing green. The box contains green-headed matches and appears to be complete.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: TROPICAL / GREENLITES / SAFETY MATCHES / STRIKE IN ANY WEATHER / MADE IN AUSTRALIA. Red Label. Average contents 50 By Bryant & May.

Vesta Case

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Silver vesta case with trumpeted flower etched on one side and rose like flower on the other. Match striker on the bottom. Stylized CJS on refers to Charles James Stevens born Gibraltar 1/1/1892, died 2/3/1973, buried Geelong Eastern Cemetery. He married Edna Olive in 1966. Edna and her sister, Elsie Samuel, lived in Pickworth Avenue, Anglesea and were active in the Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

Etched with trumpeted and rose-like flowers and the letters "CJS". Hallmarks: cc, P, anchor, Lion (P=1889-1890). Arrow (anchor) - Birmingham.

Safety Matches

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Carton holding 12 boxes of Bryant & May's "Brymay" Special Safety Matches. The matchbox consists of paper covered wooden sleeve and drawers.

Inscriptions & Markings

One side: Bryant & May's trademarks. Top: BRITISH MADE / TRADE MARK / SECURITY / "BRYMAY" / SPECIAL SAFETY MATCH / 27 PRIZE MEDALS. Bottom: To protect their own interests and the reputation of Bryant & May's "BryMay" Safety Matches consumers should make a point of observing that B. & M.'s name and trade mark (mark) are on each box and package without which guarantee none can possibly by genuine.

Safety Matches

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Carton (paper) with 12 boxes of Brymay Redhead matches containing 20 matches. The boxes depict the head and left shoulder of a red-headed woman and has had 4 major updates since the Logo's introduction in 1946. "Safety matches" presented fewer health risks than earlier matches and greatly minimizes the risk of accidental fire.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top: BRYMAY Redheads. (1/3). Box: Drawing of head and shoulders of red-headed girl (long hair tied back). Av. contents 60 made in Australia.