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Ballarat Clarendon College Ballarat, Victoria

Reverend William Henderson opened Ballarat College on Wednesday 6 July 1864 when two seven-year-old cousins presented themselves at his church, St Andrew's Presbyterian. On the following Monday morning they were joined by three other boys to become the first students of the school.

Elizabeth Kennedy, the wife of another Presbyterian minister, came to Ballarat to live and in 1876 she began a cottage school for her children and the daughters of family friends. This was the beginning of what became known as Mrs Kennedy's School for Girls, later to become Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College.

In 1974 Ballarat College and Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College formally joined together to become Ballarat & Clarendon College, now associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.

The school history has been documented in two publications by Phil Roberts on 2004 and 2014 respectively - Golden heritage: history of ballarat and Clarendon 1864 - 2004 and a companion volume Ballarat Clarendon College: One hundred and fifty years. These books are available for sale from the school.

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1425 Sturt Street Ballarat Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5330 8200

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1425 Sturt Street Ballarat Victoria

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The collection documents the history and development of the school for present and future generations. It comprises both school records and museum items.

Greg McLean 22 February 2017 7:18 PM

Hi, I have received my great grandfather's (Robert Cameron) medal (9ct gold) for wining the 2nd Ballarat College Old Collegian Cup in 1891. Could you tell me more about the race/cup? Kind Regards Greg McLean

Ballarat Clarendon Administrator 28 February 2017 12:37 PM

Hi Greg, thank you for your enquiry. Athletic Sports carnivals were held annually at Ballarat College, often at the same time as old collegians annual reunions and always with some races exclusively for 'old boys'. From 1884 College Cups were donated by the Old Collegians Association for the outstanding athlete amongst present boys and past boys. Handicap races were run over 120, 250 and 440 yards to obtain the results. In the first year Thomas Thompson won the old boys cup. Robert Cameron entered Ballarat College in 1885. We cannot confirm his year of leaving but going by his age (Birth: 13.10.1871) we expect he would have left before 1891 so that would put him in the old boys category. Our school archive holds examples of Old Collegians Cups from this era. They were extremely ornate as you will see from examples catalogued to Victorian Collections. However we do not hold personal medals relating to the cups themselves. If you were able to forward a photograph of the medal's inscriptions I would be most grateful.

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493 items

493 items

Book - The National Gallery London

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Large clothbound book with white covers, red spine and gold lettering on spine

Historical information

Book donated to CLarendon Presbyterian Ladies College by old collegian Minnie Monteith, Dux of School 1921,Head Prefect 1921. The school also holds prizes awarded to Minnie Monteith.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bookplate on first p age:Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College / Crest / Presented by / Miss M J Monteith / Date 25/10/61

Exercise book

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Exercise book section ; unlined pages; cover missing

Historical information

This exercise book was located in the roof cavity above the Ballarat College Boys Boarding House during 1976 - 1994. At various times during these dates boy boarder would access the roof cavity and sign the book. It was retrieved around 2000 when work on the roof would have compromised its safe-keeping. The book's existence was known of by the then Boarding House Master, Denis Moneghetti.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signatures on every page

Photograph

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Mounted black and white photograph of the Ballarat College student cohort in 1923. Cohort are arranged on tiered rows in front of timber external staircase. First row sitting cross-legged on ground. Second and third rows seated. Fourth, fifth and sixth standing on tiers. The photograph is mounted on grey cardboard. J. M. Gray written in ink on back of mount. Pencilled initials 'J.M.' also on back of mount. Photograph is accompanied by photocopy of photograph and handwritten papers detailing names of those in photograph. These papers are signed by Grant Coutts. J. M. Gray is identified as tenth from left on second top row.

Historical information

This named photograph is an excellent record of the 80 strong student cohort of 1923. There are 6 adults in the photograph. Principal Major A.S.M. Polson is clearly identified. Top row (Left to right) G Den – E Beacham – J B Coutts – J C Besemeres – G Naismith – M Levy – G N Witter – J C Loughrey – G Bredby – A P McLean – B Currie – W A Kilpatrick – G Clark – E Wearne – R Monteith 2nd row from top L T Wotherspoon – W A Stickland – E Campbell – A Bell – H Thomas – W A Paterson – E? Lyne – J Leishman – E J Forbes – J M Gray – J H Burr – J Creer - ? – C? Morgan – J Hammon 3rd row from top D A Miller – A G Shaw – W John – J Moorhouse – G L Scott – A Levy - ? Ford - ? Gill – T G Dowling – D Campbell – W McLean – J E Coutts - C? Carthew – D Douglas – A L McLean 4th row from top A M Greenfield - ? - M Featonby – G Leishman – J Woodward – Mr F R Potts BSc – Mr D S Coutts BA – Mr A S M Polson Principal – Miss Gilbert – Mr G Hay – A J Besemeres - ? - ? – R G Bradby – H F Brind 5th row from top R Buchanan - ? – M Symons – J Riddle - ? Goon - ? Symons - ? Komesarook - ? Fairey - ? – B Ronaldson - ? Buchanan - ? - ? – M Whiteside – Pat Shaw – J Groat - ? Front G P Jeffrey - ? Goon – R G Dowling – H M Greenfield – G Dale – A Hall-Jones – A Baker – J L Price – K McLean – E M Price

Inscriptions & Markings

J.M.

Trophy

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Small silver cup with two handles and lid on melamine stand; silver coloured plaque on stand

Historical information

Annual trophy awarded to the winning Year 10 & 11 team in the Royal South Street Society MARS debating challenge.

Inscriptions & Markings

On plaque: ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY / MARS DEBATING CHALLEGNGE / 2009 WINNING TEAM / Years 9 & 10

Honour board - Minerva Association Presidents

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Solid wood with two relief boards. Upper board is inscribed with Minerva crest and title. Lower board is inscribed in gold lettering with names of Presidents of the Minerva Association 1973 - 1987 and Parents' and Friends' Association 1988 - 1997

Historical information

In 1972 Men's Auxilliary was disbanded and replaced with a new committee to be called The Minerva Association. Promoted in Ring-a-roo April 1972 the new association was 1) to further the welfare of College, 2) to encourage social contact between all members of the school community and 3) to promote major fund raising projects which may be beyond the means of the separate auxiliaries or the Old Collegians' Association. The Ladies' Auxiliary and the Old Collegians Association continued to exist. In 1988 the Minerva Association changed its name to the Ballarat and Clarendon College Parents' and Friends' Association. (see Ring-a-roo March 1988).

Significance

The honour board emphasizes the degree to which the school was grateful for the voluntary work expended on behalf of the school by parents and friends of its community.

Invoice

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Photocopy of official invoice issued by Clarendon Ladies College to T. Fawcett Esq on May 16, 1905. A4 sheet single-sided. Also photocopied receipt issued by the Old Ballarat Collegians Association to W.T Fawcett for payment of Life member's Subscription 3/12/1912.

Historical information

The invoice issued by Clarendon ladies College details the sundry expenses of a girl's boarding education in 1905, including tuition and boarding fees, books & music and disbursements.

Significance

The invoice is socially and historically significant because it provides comment on the economics of education in the early 1900's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Invoice bears a stamp duty stamp dated 10/06/1909 Receipt bears the Ballarat College crest

Book - Wonders of the physical world: the glacier, the iceberg, the ice-field and the avalanche

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Dark blue calf binding with gold borders to front and back covers, raised bands on spine with six compartments and gold title lettering; marbled endpapers; book plate on front cover verso; library plate on right endpaper; pages gilt-edged; black and white illustrations; left side of back endpaper missing;

Historical information

Book prize awarded to Newton Wanliss for excellence in History by William Henderson Chair of Council. Newton subsequently donated the book back to the school for inclusion in the Weatherly LIbrary in 1937. Accession number 1812. The book was catalogued and call number 910.12 painted on spine.

Significance

Socially significant item due to signature of William Henderson, founder of the school. Prizes were usually given in the name of the Headmaster. During Headmaster McCoy's time (1864 - 1874) the prizes were given in his name and at his expense. The school was between Principal's Christmas 1876 hence the signature of William Henderson.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover; Ballarat College crest / 1st Prize for / History / AWARDED TO / N Wanliss / Xmas 1876 / W Henderson, Chairman. Book plate on right endpaper: Crest / Ballarat College Library / PRESENTED BY / Mr Newton Wanliss 1937

Book - Half hours with the best authors: Volume I

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Bound in brown half calf with college crest embossed on front cover. Six raised ornately decorated bands on spine with gilt lettering on second and third compartments. Marble edging with marble end papers. Dampness and water damage, with the book having been plastic covered (plastic removed 2013). Slight foxing on pages, slight detachment of spine, black and white frontise piece, 624 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to John Thomas Good as First prize for Latin in the Sixth form in 1880. John enrolled in Ballarat College in 1878 at the age of 12. In the original register his parent/guardian is listed as Mrs. H J. Munch, Beulah Glenthompson.

Significance

Presbyterian educators placed great value on a classical education matched with diligence in study. Book prizes were highly regarded and academic success admired. In the school’s early years prizes were ordered direct from London and had the school crest embossed in gold on the front or back cover. Many of the prizes given in early years were returned to the school to equip the Weatherly Library when it opened in 1936.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: school crest/ Latin/ First Prize,/ Sixth Form./ Awarded to/ Thomas J. Good/ CHRISTMAS. 1880.

Trophy - 1st hurdle race cup 1886

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Small engraved silver cup

Historical information

Archibald Snell, son of E Snell, Avoca, entered Ballarat College 1884, peer year 1887.

Significance

A significant indication of the place of athletics within the school program in the late 1800's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on cup face: BALLARAT College / The Gift of the / MASTERS / 1886 Inscription on cup verso: A SNELL / 1st Hurdle Race / 1st / Throwing Cricket Ball

Book

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Twelve books of various titles and sizes, including a four volume set of The Waverley Novels

Historical information

Books donated to the Weatherly Library at Ballarat College from old collegian J J McGowan in 1939. Jack entered Ballarat College in 1882. (Family Links) Son of Sam McGowan 15 Webster St, brother of Arthur.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plates inside front cover: Crest / Ballarat College Library / PRESENTED BY / J J McGowan 1939.... Handwritten on flyleaf of Waverley novels: To dear Jack / From his Sisters / January 1st 1886

Academic gown and mortarboard

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Academic gown and mortarboard belonging to Mr John Stayt, teacher at Ballarat College, 1964-1993. Woollen academic gown; three quarter length, full sleeves. No hood or scarf. No embellishments.

Historical information

A woollen academic gown and mortarboard worn by John Stayt, school teacher 1964-1993.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silk label inside crown of hat: Made in England/Christy's London/Ryder & Amies/Cambridge Printed in ink on label: JMS (twice) Silk label sewn into backneckline of gown: University Robe Makers/Ryder & Amies/Cambridge Printed in ink on gown label: STAYT

Medal

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Gold shield medal on fine gold link chain; engraved border around face and verso of shiled; inscribed on face and verso.

Historical information

James Albert Rintoule entered Ballarat College 1888; son of Robert Rintoule of Nhill and previously educated at Nhill State School to the 5th Form. James was a significant sportsman winning medals for high jump in 1888 and 1891 as well as hurdles in 1891. He continued his sports after leaving the school, winning the 1893 Albion Football Club Best Place Player. James' great nephew and niece James (1962) and Helen (1967) also attended the school.

Significance

Such elaborate rewards for athletic events demonstrates the significance of sports in the school's culture at the end of the 19th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

Face: J Rintoule / 1st HIGH JUMP / UPPER 15 / 1888 Verso: Ballarat College crest

Report card

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Light card, folded in half; Clarendon presbyterian ladies College crest, motto and name on front page; Report on centre pages; back page blank

Historical information

This Form IVA & Romove third term (end of year) report was issued for Jean Wilson in December 1929 and signed by CPLC Principal, Lucy Shaw. The report details subjects studied and gives student percentage, class average, cohort total, position in class, personal comment and examination/term marks. Other management of earning indicators include conduct, homework, detentions and attendance.

Significance

This report has social significance because it gives indication of educational standards and expectations of the era.

Book prize - The works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate

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Red calf-binding with fine gold border to cover; gold lettered title and school crest to front cover; and gold lettered title to spine. Book plate on inside of front cover.

Historical information

Rosina (Rose) Morey was a student at Ballarat Ladies College, girls' school of Ballarat College (1975 - 1892). Rosina Morey was born in 1871 and spent most of her life in Ballarat. Her father was Edward Morey, a mining and civic leader in Ballarat. The book was donated by Poss Morrow (Walker) having belonged to her great aunt Rose Morey. In 2008 Poss wrote: Rose loved sewing and my memories of her are that she was always dressed in black. She was the third daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Morey. Great aunt Rose spent many happy times with our family when we lived in East Malvern. My father Edward McDonald Walker was her nephew. She loved coming to the city by train to go shopping and join in the family celebrations. She never married but lived to a great age. She died in a nursing home in East Malvern 24 July 1960 and was buried in the Morey family grave in the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The prize, presented to Rose in 1889, remained in my father's library for many years and was given to me recently.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on inside of front cover: School crest / Fancy Needlework / Senior Form / "Gross" prize / Awarded to / Rose Morey / Christmas 1889

Book - Memoirs of the court of England

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Red cloth bound book with gold lettering on cover; black library binding around spine. call number fixed to base of spine and white lettering.

Historical information

Donated to the Ballarat College Weatherly Library in 1952 by former student William (Bill) Jeffrey Bainbridge Elliot House | Head prefect | School Captain 1948 | Magazine editor

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Crest / Ballarat College / Library / PRESENTED BY / W Bainbridge 1952 etc

Coulter Cup

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Small silver double-handed cup with ornate edge to cup lip and engraving on face

Historical information

As an incentive to improve school work and develop student leadership, from 1927 former Clarendon PLC student Nellie Sutherland (Coulter) donated a silver cup each year. The cup soon became a prestigious award. It was awarded to the girl holding the leading place in 'work, sport and above all moral character'. The cups were awarded annually until to 1951. Mrs Sutherland made these gifts partly to remember her school days under Mrs Kennedy and because the school in Mair Street was built on the site of her former home. But the main reason was in memory of her two brothers Jason and Les killed during World War 1. In 2001 the Junior School Parent Group funded the ongoing award for a Year 6 student. The award criteria in 2001 were 'general excellence in academic achievement, respect for and from others, a positive role model, involvement and initiative'. This Coulter Cup was awarded in 1946 to Barbara Walter.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face of cup: CPLC crest / THE COULTER CUP / 1946

Book

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Eight books variously titled and sized

Historical information

Eight books donated to ballarat College from old collegian Laura McRae. Ballarat College enrolled female students 1877 - 1892. The school holds no further record of Laura McRae's enrolment. It may be relevant that a Peter and Alexander McRae, brothers from Carngham Station, attended the school in 1880s. Significantly this donation occurred prior to the establishment of the Weatherly Library in 1936.

Significance

Significant example of the various ways old collegians continued to contribute to the school with generosity throughout their adult lives.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: ballarat College Library / PRESENTED BY / Miss McRae (An Old Girl Collegian) 1932....

Book - The painters of Florence: from the thirteenth to tthe sixteenth century

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Red calf binding with gold embossing and borders to front and back covers; raised bands on spine with 6 compartments and gold title lettering and ornate decorations; marbled endpapers and page edges; book plate on front cover verso; school crest embossed on front cover; black and white illustrations and frontispiece;

Historical information

Book prize awarded to Ralph Tanner (1921) for excellence in English in Form Vb; prize presented by Mrs R Crawford (possibly wife of Robert C Crawford, Dux of School 1881)

Significance

The book plate notation that the prize was presented by Mrs R Crawford, presumably a member of the wider school community, has social significance. It gives evidence of the degree of social connectedness maintained by former students throughout their lifetime and that of their immediate family members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on front cover verso: Ballarat College and crest / Awarded to / R Tanner / Form Vb / Prize for English (?) / (Presented by Mrs R Crawford) / A S M Polson / Principal / Christmas 1918

Book prize - Pioneers in Canada and Pioneers in India (2 vols)

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Dark green leather bound set with Ballarat College crest and borders embossed in gold on front cover; gold lettering on spine; marbled endpages and page edges; bookplate fixed to inside of front cover; library plate to right side of end pages;

Historical information

John Stanley Coltman attended Ballarat College 1913 - 1920; Son of W F Coltman of 208 Clarendon St, Brother of W Lawrie, Owen H & Gwenda. A high achieving student John went on to become Dux of College 1919, School Captain 1920, Captain of cricket 1920, tennis 1918, 1919, 1920, football 1919, 1920, athletics 1919 1920, Stroke of first crew 1919 and 1920. The Coltman Demonstration Room, part of the MacKinnon Wing First Floor, was named in honour of John (1919py) and Owen Coltman (1917). This book was donated back to the school library in 1985.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bookplate: Ballarat College / Awarded to / J S Coltman / Form VIa / Prize for Dux of College / "Snow" prize / A S M Polson B A / Principal / Christmas 1919

Uniform

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Uniform items for Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College from the 1960's comprising winter tunic, winter coat, summer and winter hat. tie, senior blazer (including junior blazer pocket) and two badges (CCAC - Clarendon Current Affairs Club and CPLC).

Historical information

Uniform items worn by Katriona (McLeod) Fahey (1966) at Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College during the early 1960s. Donation also included matriculation timetable and biology exercise book.

Book prize - Drums of Mer

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Light blue/green cloth covered book with gold Ballarat College school crest stamped on front cover and silver lettering on spine

Historical information

Prize awarded to Bruce Rogers for Industry in 1952; Bruce boarded at the school 1946 - 1953.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on flyleaf verso: Crest / Ballarat College / Lower fifth Form / Industry Prize / Awarded to / B R Rogers / A F Sloan M A / December 1952 Principal

Trophy

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Medium sized silver cup on melamine base, double handles and flower netting across bowl opening; silver name plate around base.

Historical information

Trophy presented annually to the best bandsman 1971 - Ballarat College established a formal Music School in 1969 and an amazing upsurge of interest in musical activities followed. This prize was the gift of J M Stayt, teacher at the school 1964 - 1993. It is currently awarded to the leader/s of the Concert Band.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ballarat College crest fixed to bowl of cup Inscribed on name plate: Ballarat College / best bandsman / Presented By / J M Stayt / 12th November / 1971

Badge

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Coloured Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College crest on bar with pin and safety chain

Historical information

Crest usually supplied on stick pin. Owner Isal (Veal) Gambetta who attended the school 1949 - 1951 stated students were allowed to create the bar pin at their own expense.

Book

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Sixteen books, variously titled and sized, including 13 volume set 'The history of the great European war.

Historical information

Thirteen books donated by Mrs Paterson to the Weatherly Library at Ballarat College in 1946. Books include hand-written signatures of Mollie Paterson and William Paterson. This may identify the books as having been donated by the wife of old collegian William Paterson who attended Ballarat College 1917 - 1825. He served on the Ballarat College council 1960-1971.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front covers: Ballarat College Library / PRESENTED BY / Mrs Paterson 1946

Trophy - OPEN and UNDER SIXTEEN CHAMP

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Medium silver cup with double-handles, stem and lid, on melamine stand

Historical information

Malcolm McKenzie entered the school in 1923 and again in 1929 and left in 1933. A highly competitive sportsman, this trophy was awarded to him as Open and Under 16 champion trophy in 1931. He also won the Under 16 Champion trophy in 1930 and Overall Swimming Champion trophy in 1932.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face of cup: Ballarat College crest / OPEN and UNDER SIXTEEN CHAMP / 1931 / M K McKENZIE

Framed photograph - Ballarat College Football 1890

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Sepia toned photograph pasted grey card mount and framed behind glass. Thin wooden frame. Photograph depicts the Ballarat College premiership football club in 1890. Players are in uniform - sleeveless, collarless shirts, knickerbockers, stockings and laced boots or shoes. There are 20 boys. The photograph is titled. 'Premiers', 'Ballarat College Football Club, 1890' and the students names are p[rinted on the mount.

Historical information

This photograph provides a fascinating insight into clothing and deportment in school sport in the late nineteenth century.

Significance

A significant social record of clothing and deportment in school sport during the late nineteenth century.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on mount above photograph: 'Premiers' Printed below phoograph: 'Willets, Photo. Ballarat/Ballarat College Football Club, 1890/ J. Cohen, A. Greenfield, J. Cameron, A. Bregazzi, H. O'Farrell, C. Robinson, W. McCook, A. Laidlaw, W. Mockett/ F. Kersley, W. Whykes, A. McCook, M. Lynch, B. Martin, J. Rentoule, H. Bailey, H. Levein, D. Williamson/ P. Smith, E. Wanliss' Stamped on rear of framing board: 'J. A. Reynolds/Decorator and picture framer/28 Sturt St. Ballarat'

Book - The poetical works of John Milton

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Full calf binding in light brown with raised bands and Ballarat College crest and borders embossed in gold on cover and spine; marbel endpages; page edges have gold leaf; bookplate fixed inside front cover

Historical information

Prize awarded to Kate (Letitia) Whittle (DoB 6/12/1863; entered Ballarat College Girls' School 1881), for excellence in french; daughter of James Whittle, Chemist, 131 Sturt St, sister of Annie Louise, Louis Clarendon, Henry John, Samuel Unsworth, Arthur Walter; sisters Elsie Eleanor and Lilian May possibly attended Clarendon Ladies College. Letitia and Annie attended Ballarat College Girls School (names are embroidered on tablecloth) ; The school holds extensive family history records.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bookplate: Ballarat College crest / French / First Prize / Upper Third Form / Awarded to / Kate Whittle / Christmas [date obliterated]

Badge - Clarendon Ladies College hat badge

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Silver coloured metal badge plate slightly concave, in the shape of the Clarendon Ladies College crest with motto and school name on scroll at base of crest

Historical information

The badge was sewn to the hat band and worn at the front of the hat. Mrs N Trethewie, of Penguin, Tasmania, donated the badge to the school in July 2002.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on scroll: SUIVEX LA VERITE / CLARENDON LADIES COLLEGE

Photograph - The Crew

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Named photograph of the winning Head of the Lake crew, 1920 accompanied by photograph of two team members (A Clarke and A King) taken in 1981

Autograph book - My album

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Tiny red-leather bound blank book titled 'My album' featuring plastic picture inset on front cover; sewn binding

Historical information

The blank autograph book was gifted to Mavis Hucker Christmas 1929 and used by her throughout 1930 to collect signatures and homilies from her fellow students at Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College. Entries feature poems, proverbs and hand-drawn artwork.

Significance

Historic significance due to insight into work ethic amongst female students in the 1930's. Social significance to the school due to personal signatures of students

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: 'Wishing Mavis / A merry Xmas / 1929'