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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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486 items

486 items

Book - Milton's paradise lost

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Red cloth bound book (rebound) with original detail on front cover. Black and white etchings with tissue interleaves.

Historical information

Beautiful example of academic book prize gifted by Clarendon ladies College to Janie Jebb (CLC 1882). Donated to school by her grandson Robert Tunbridge, son of Basil Tunbridge (BC 1916) in 2011.

Significance

Socially significant because of the value placed on religious education and academic prowess amongst girls in the late 19th century in an Australian country town.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plaque inside front cover: 'CLARENDON LADIES COLLEGE / BALLARAT / 1st Bible PRIZE / AWARDED TO / Janie Jebb / R KENNEDY / PRINCIPAL / 19th December 1882

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.

Book - Belgium the glorious Vols I-II

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Large black cloth-bound books with indented printing on spine

Historical information

Presented to the school for the Weatherly Library in 1936 by Mrs H Symons. Mrs Symons identity is unconfirmed, possibly the wife of old collegian Henry Symons, who entered Ballarat College 1877, Son of H J Symons, butcher McArthur St, left Dec 1877, brother of Alfred, Parent of D Neil and H Mac. Henry served on Ballarat College Council 1909-48.

Significance

Example of ongoing community support of the school. The Weatherly Library was opened in 1936 and its collection significantly established by donation or bequest of old collegians and members of the college community and associates.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Crest / Ballarat College / Library / Presented by / Mrs H Symons 1936

Book - The complete poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Dark blue cloth bound book with gold lettering on spine and school crest embossed on front cover; book plate inside front cover.

Historical information

Shirley Ramsay attended CPLC 1935 - 1945; sister of Margery and Robert.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Book plate inside front cover: Clarendon Presbyterian / Ladies College / Ballarat / school crest / Awarded to / Shirley Ramsay / Prize Proficiency / Form VI Pass / H I Mathieson / Principal / December 1945.

Autograph book

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Small autograph book with faux snake-skin cover and coloured pages

Historical information

This book was completed with autographs from fellow students at Ballarat College during Bruce's years at the school (1946 - 1953). Includes some staff signiatures and greetings. Staff names include - George Hay, Keith Young, Hewson, Stuckey, Porter, Student surnames include - Price, McClure, Hewitt, Davidson, Dehnert, Dodd, Cameron, Fraser, Gibson, Walker, McDonald, Ronaldson, Gray, Naismith, Fyffe, Oxburn, Dyer, Cumming, Coulson, Gilbert, Gilmour, Chester, Young, Gray-McIntosh Girls names include - Barbara Day,

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten signatures and sayings throughout book

Book - Queechy

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Bound in red half calf with marble edging, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Six raised bands on spine with gold decoration; gold writing on second compartment with green calf; College crest embossed on front cover; colour illustrations, end papers marbled, slight foxing on pages, detached spine, 670 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to Amy Evelyn Bailey for second prize in Geography in the fourth form. Amy entered Ballarat College in January of 1885 at the age of 12. Parent/Guardian named in Registry as Ed Bailey residing in [Mt. Rowan?]. It is also noted in the Register that Amy came from Miss. [Keeps?] Ladies' School.

Significance

During 1877 - 1891 Ballarat College accepted enrolments from female students. The school holds the original register of this period and notes that Amy Bailey entered the College at the age of 12. 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: college crest, Geography/ Fourth Form/ Second prize/ Awarded to/ Amy E. Bailey./ Christmas,1886.

Furniture - Carvers' chair

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Solid wood chair with arms and high back rest

Historical information

One of four carvers' chairs supplied by Old Collegians Association in 1925 for the newly erected Memorial Hall. In the 1970s these chairs were in use at the end of each table in MacFarland Dining Hall. Student chairs were similar shape but without crest or arms.

Significance

Significant example of the generosity and involvement of the Old Collegians towards the establishment of the school post World War 1. The OC's supplied three carvers chairs, four dining tables and 40 regular chairs for the memorial Hall, also then known as the memorial Dining Hall. refer Mein's history p.85.

Inscriptions & Markings

Initials 'BC" carved at top of back rest

Book prize - Poems of Robert Browning

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Dark green padded and textured calf binding with gold printing and decoration on spine; embossed school crest and bookroom crest on front cover; gold detail to inside edge of cover; marbled end-pages and gilt edge; hinges loose; book plate inside front cover;

Historical information

Book prize awarded to Minnie Monteith for excellence in Violin by Elspeth Carson in 1921. Book donated to the school by Minnie's nephew R H McCarthy of WA in 2013. Minnie also achieved Dux of the school in 1921 and held the role of Head Prefect in 1921. The book prize was provided by Miss Refisch (possibly S Rehfisch who entered the school in 1902.) This book also displays the crest of the Presbyterian Book Room embossed onto its front cover.

Significance

Minnie was both Dux of the school and Head Prefect in her final year (1921) at CPLC. This book is signed by Principal Elspeth Carson who lead the inaugural year of Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College (previously Clarendon Ladies College).

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: school crest / Clarendon Presbyterian / Ladies' College / Ballarat / Form VII / Prize Special / Violin / Awarded to / Minnie Monteith / E Carson / Principal / December 1921 / Gift of Miss Rehfisch /

Umbrella

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Camel brown cotton fabric umbrella with varnished wooden centre spoke and perspex handgrip; fabric cord through handle for hanging bearing sewn nametag; metal spokes with plastic ends.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name tag sewn to handle: 'Helen Fraser'

Medal

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Gold plated ring with gold 6-point star within ring; ornate engraving on ring back and front; star inscribed both back and front; long gold link chain attached to top of medal.

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 9n 1890 and 1891 as well as hurdles. 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 ornate medals reveal the significant place of sports in the school culture at the end of the 19th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

Star face: 1st / HURDLE RACE / WON BY / J RINTOULE / 1891 Star verso: BALLARAT / crest / COLLEGE

Photograph - Ballarat College Football 1936

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Grey-toned photograph, mounted with school name/crest and names of team members, narrow black frame

Historical information

Official school football tea photograph; school mount. Names: F A Davies, R J Molyneaux, A F Blackwood, D J Jelbart, W L Irwin, J B Collins, C W McLeay, A C Urquhart, J P Schinckel, S J Lloyd, R A McGregor, R W Dale, C F Morrell, I R John, G B H Mclean, J Garde, E J Lockhart, F A Richardson, E S Ackland

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on back of frame: Schinckel

Medal

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Ornate silver medal; Star of David plate within circle engraved with fern leaf design; engraved on face and verso

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face: Ballarat College / Head of Minerva Engraved on verso: FLAT RACE / 10 to 12 / WON BY / H MORROW 1895

Framed photograph

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Gray-scale photograph, with ornately-printed grey mount in thin black frame

Historical information

Taken in garden of Clarendon Street property and includes students and teachers

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on back: 1901

Trophy

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Small silver cup woth double handles

Trophy - Under 16 Champ

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Tiny silver cup with double handles with silver stem and melamine stand; engraving on face of cup.

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 Under 16 Champ in 1930. The school also holds his Open and Under 16 champion trophy in 1931 (it is unknown if this relates to swimming or athletics). He also won the Overall Swimming Champion trophy in 1932. This 1930 trophy is unusual because it does not bear the school crest or name.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face: 2nd / under 16 CHAMP / 1930 / M.K.MCKENZIE

Trophy - Coulter Cup

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Small/Medium double-handled silver-plated cup on melamine stand; engraving on face of cup; accompanied by hand-written note of explanation

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'. Beverley donated her Coulter Cup back to the school archive 'in appreciation of the wonderful experience I had a school' (CPLC reunion, April 2017).

Inscriptions & Markings

CPLC crest / THE COULTER CUP / 1950 Note of explanation: COULTER CUP / High standard in work and / Spirit and for character and / qualities of Leadership / Beverly John / (Gift of Mrs P Sutherland)

Tropy - Half Mile Cup 1889

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Small engraved silver cup

Historical information

Alexander McCook entered Ballarat College in 1889, peer year 1889.Son of Archibald McCook, Ercildoune. Prev SS Burrumbeet VI Form. This cup is attached to a contemporary stand and was awarded during 1985 – 1998 to the champion boy athlete in the Middle School.

Significance

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 - The poetical works of Mrs. F. Hemans.

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Bound in half calf with gilt edging, gilt lettering and decoration on the front and spine. Six raised bands on spine with gold lettering on second compartment; College crest embossed on back cover; black and white illustrated, 584 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to Anne E. Thomas as second prize for Geography in the Fifth form. Anne entered Ballarat College girls' school in 1883 at the age of 14. Graeme McDonald (BC1946py) donated the book from his father's personal collection in August 2003.

Significance

Historic significance for its connection with one of the few female students of Ballarat College prior to 1900 and its expression of the value of classical education of its time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: school crest / Geography/Second prize/ Fifth Form/ Awarded to/ A. Thomas/ Christmas, 1884. "CHAS. McDONALD" stamped on second page.

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

Book - Adam Hepburn's vow: a tale of kirk and covenant

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Light brown cloth bound volume with gold lettering and embossed design of front cover and spine. Contains book plate on insdie front cover. Black and white illustrations throughout book.

Historical information

School book prize awarded to Florence Maud Smith for Repetition of Scripture 1894.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Clarendon Ladies' College / BALLARAT / a PRIZE / Repetition of Scripture / AWARDED TO / Florence Maud Smith / R KENNEDY PRINCIPAL / December 1894

Uniform

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Boys black wool blazer with red trim. Pocket embroidered with crossed oars under crest. Pocket top has rowing colours and embroidered croosed oars. School pin in lapel has crossed oars . Red school cap with crest about narrrow peak.

Historical information

Blazer, cap and pin all worn by Neil Webb (1940py). Neil was Cox for the 1937 Head of the Lake regatta.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside school cap crown sewn name label: 'Neil Webb'

Book - Stories from the Aeneid

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Dark blue calf-bound book with embossed illustration on cover and gold markings on spine

Historical information

Book gifted to the CPLC library in 1962 by Mrs Gavin Shaw. Gavin Shaw entered Ballarat College in 1917 [Family Links] Son of Henry Shaw 6 Pleasant Str Sth, Brother of Henry Norman (Norman), Parent of John,David,Robert, Marg, Philip & others. (School Involvt) BC Council 1952-73; E McGowan signature on flyleaf may refer to Edith McGowan who entered the girls school in 1882. Edith's sister, Margaret Steele, donated prizes from her days at Mrs Kennedy's School for Girls.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on flyleaf: Clarendon Presbyterian / Ladies' College / Ballarat / crest / Presented by / Mrs Gavin Shaw / date: 21/6/62 Handwritten signature on flyleaf: E McGowan

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

Postcard

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Black and white illustrated postcard; photograph of Paris scene on front; hand-written letter on back and 90p stamp attached;

Historical information

Postcard sent to Ballarat College boarder, William L Sloss, by his mother Bernice A Sloss during a visit to Paris with his father in 1929.Its slightly formal phrasing gives insight into parent-child relations of the era.

Inscriptions & Markings

Address: Master Bill Sloss / Ballarat College / Ballarat - Victoria / Australia Letter: 21/3/29 / This is just a tiny corner of Paris. It is a very busy city and the taxis and cars make a dreadful noice - far greater noise than in London. Though traffic is just as great - We are having lovely weather to see this beautiful city. We are all well. Hope you are. Daddy is visiting hospital. Love from us all - Your loving mother, Bernice A Sloss.

Trophy

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Large, silver, double-handle trophy; ornate engraving and fluting on silver stem, handles and cup; light wooden stand with blank plaque attached; small engraved plaque on stand also;

Historical information

Henry Youle Hind (BD 10/11/1894), son of Dalzell Hind, Victoria Ave., Ballarat, entered the school in 1910 as a 16yo. The Senior Cup was a prestigious award for the winning athlete at the Ballarat College annual sports program. From 1884 College Cups were donated by the Old Collegians Association for the outstanding athlete amongst ‘present boys’ and ‘past boys’. It is obvious from written records Two cups were awarded to students – a Junior Cup and a Senior Cup. One cup was awarded to the outstanding Old Collegian athlete each year. This particular trophy was returned to the school and used as a House competition Cup in the Senior Boys Boarding House during the 1980s. After 1980 the trophy was removed from the Boarding House by persons unknown but returned during the 1990s. After repair in 2003 the Senior Boys Boarding House used it as a perpetual Trophy until 2005. The Hind family contacted the school and requested a photograph of the trophy in 2005.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on face of bowl: Senior cup / 1911 / Presented by / O B C A / H Y Hind Inscribed on rear of bowl: Ballarat College crest

Book - Heroes of Britain in peace and war

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Bound in red cloth with black, green and gilt decoration on front cover and spine. Gilt edges on pages, black and white illustrations throughout. In poor condition with spine and several pages detached. Foxing on pages, 328 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to May Adelaide Anstis in 1894 for first prize in Health. May entered Clarendon Ladies' College in 1891. On the original register father's name is listed as William and the residence as Neil St, Ballarat.

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: Clarendon Ladies' College,/ BALLARAT./ First PRIZE./ Health-Class II./ AWARDED TO/ May Adelaide Anstis/ R. Kennedy,/ PRINCIPAL./ December, 1894. "Clarendon Presbyterian ladies' college" stamped on title page. Book plate on fly leaf: Clarendon Presyterian/ Ladies' College/ Ballarat/ college crest/ Presented by:/ Miss Kimberly/ Date: 30/11/61

Untitled

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4 numbered, scalloped edged pages; cream colouring; handwritten; single-sided.

Historical information

An old collegian's account of the history of Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College. Author possibly Jeannie Hastie Kelsall. Jeannie entered Clarendon College in 1893. This account was possibly written in 1964 for the 100th celebration of the College.

Photograph - Ballarat College Football Team 1902

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Framed, black and white photograph with names inscribed n light green card mount; brass wall fittings on each end.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on mount below photograph: Ballarat College Football team 1902 / Back row from left / Quiney, Leo Charles, Lambert, Not known, Martin, Jackson, A McCoy / Chapman, G Tyler, E Holgate, Smith. Teacher G Hay / Front row: / Batch, Frank Williams, H Heinz, G Pinney, Tommy Williams, J Walker, W Hartley, S Sim, R Conners / Seated on ground / R Holgate S Walker

Book prize - The fifteen decisive battles of the world: from Marathon to Waterloo

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Marled brown calf-bound book with gold border and school crest on front cover, six compartments to spine with gold patterning to five and title in 2nd compartment; book plates inside front cover

Historical information

Lloyd Charles Brind, born 7/09/1882, entered Ballarat College 6/02/1893. This book was donated back to the school by Mr McCallum, July 1964 and added to the Ballarat College Library. This may be Mr R A McCallum, parent of school during the 1960s and father of Keith (1964), Stuart (1967) and Peter (1974). At some stage it has been stamped with the Tam O'Shanter Ballarat Book Club stamp. It also has a handwritten signature on the title page and half-title page 'N. V. Warol" ?

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: school crest / Languages / Fourth form / Second prize / Awarded to / L Brind / Christmas 1896

Badge - Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College Fete 1922 badge

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Round plastic coated badge on metal backing and pin across back. School crest stamped on centre front with lettering encircling crest

Historical information

Badge made to promote fete held at Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College in 1922. According to the school history 'The lamp burns brightly' a special committee of the school ouncil were appointed to organise a great fete in August 1922 to raise money towards the purchase of new property in Webster/Mair Streets. "The Oriental Fair transformed the Ballarat City Hall for three consecutive days. Stalls of many types were heavily laded, and, as one reveller commented, 'The perpetual motion of the fairty floss machine, producing its quaint confection, was an object of interest and wonderment to many, and the crack of the pea rifle in the adjoining shooting gallery almost dispersed the feathery flakes of fairy floss as they issued from the magic machine'. An arochestra provided continuous music, varied at times by vocal solos, eurythmic displays and other enterainments. the fair raised the remarkable sum of 1,576 pounds." (TLBB p. 20)

Significance

Unique item

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: CLARENDON PRESBYTERIAN LADIES COLLEGE FETE 1922