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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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341 items with images

Book - Untitled

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Black leather bound book of 18 pages, including 2 illustrations pasted in place, 10 typewritten pages and 3 pages of signatures. The book is accompanied by a 4x6 landscape black and white photograph.

Historical information

This unique document was produced in honour of Dr William (Bill) Alexander Sloss, Patron of Sloss House, Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies' College, on his birthday 5 August 1962. It features a handwritten dedication in coloured ink, black and white photograph of Dr Sloss, Dr Sloss' own 10 page history of the school and 3 pages of signatures from the 1962 members of council, members of staff and school prefects. The book has been bound by local printing company Waller & Chester but all pages have been produced by hand. It is a significant record of the esteem and appreciation in which Dr Sloss was held by the school community. Dr Sloss served on the school council 1919-1966. His daughter-in-law, wife of Bill Sloss (Old Collegian 1921-1934) Janie also served 1956-1964 and again 1969-1973 and on the Ballarat Clarendon College council in 1974. Dr Sloss was instrumental in the purchase of Clarendon Ladies College by the local Presbyterian community in 1919 and the opening, by Governor General Stonehaven, and ongoing establishment of the Mair Street site in1925. He was instrumental in the appointment of seven Principals - Carson, Short, Shaw, McDonald, Mathieson, Kerr and McPherson. His contribution to education in Ballarat for nearly 50 years in inestimable. The book is accompanied by a black and white photograph labelled 'Clarendon College Sports', undated.

Significance

This unique book is a significant record of social significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: embossed crest / Clarendon / Presbyterian / Ladies' College / 1962 Handwritten on flyleaf: $95 / very scarce / unique copy

Photograph - 1900 Ballarat College Cricket Team

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Sepia-toned photograph, produced on mid-card, oversize

Historical information

Seven members of the Ballarat College Cricket Team served during the 1914-1918 war. Milligan, Mitchell, Uthwatt, LA and H A, Vaughan returned servicemen; Elliot George and E S Holgate died.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on verso: names of team members

Memorial plaque

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Round disk cast in bronze gunmetal, which incorporates the following; an image of Britannia holding an oak spray with leaves and acorns, an imperial lion, two dolphins representing Britain's sea power, the emblem of Imperial Germany's eagle being torn to pieces by another lion. The medallion is incased in a heavy card envelope. The medallion is accompanied with Walker's wings RFC and RAAF,

Historical information

The WWI Death Plaque (Dead Man's Penny) was issued to the next of kin of servicemen/women who had fallen in the Great War between 1914 and 1918. John Mercer Walker entered ballarat College in 1902 and was Dux of the school in 1904. He enlisted as a Private in the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance and served on Gallipoli. He transferred to 21st Squadron AFC in November 1917 and served in Palestine. He was killed a 22 August 1918 and buried at the Ramleh War Cemetery.

Significance

Of the 305 Ballarat College old collegians who enlisted in WW1 65 gave their lives for their country. This 'death penny' is representative of the incredible sacrifice given by this huge percentage of the school's community.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed around face of medallion: He died for freedom and honour A rectangular tablet cast on front of medallion inscribed: John Mercer Walker

Trophy - Verse speaking cup

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Medium silver cup with double handles on melamine stand; engraving on face and verso of cup.

Historical information

During 1944 - 1952 the school had an elocution teacher on staff, Miss Marjorie James. In 1945 the Clarendon Junior Verse-Speaking Choir came second at the Royal South Street Eisteddfod. The Junior School has continued to represent the school at South Street in Choral Verse-Speaking.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face: C.P.L.C. / Verse speaking / won by Engraved on verso: 1944 Remove / 1945 V B / 1946 III B / 1948 V B / 1949 IV / 1950 IV / 1952 III A III B

Book - The decline and fall of the Roman Empire: Volumes I-III

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Each volume is bound in brown half calf and marble cloth, college crest embossed on front cover with six raised bands on spine with gilt decoration and gold lettering on the second and third bands. End papers and edges marbled, volume I has a black and white frontise piece. Slight foxing on pages. Book plate only on Volume I. Volume I (000147.1): 768 p., volume II (000147.2): 803 p., volume III (000147.3): 828 p.

Historical information

The three volumes were awarded to Fanny Cadden in 1882 for a Wanliss Prize in History in the sixth form. Fanny entered Ballarat College in 1879 at the age of 13. Her brother, Charles, entered in 1881 at the age of 14. In the original register parent/guardian is listed as Simon Cadden, and the address as Alfredton.

Significance

During 1877 - 1891 Ballarat College accepted enrolments from female students. The school holds the original register of this period and notes that Fanny Cadden entered the school in 1879 at the age of 13. 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 Volume I front cover: college crest/ History/ Wanliss Prize,/ Sixth Form./ Awarded to/ F Cadden/ CHRISTMAS, 1882.

Book - Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature:Volume 1

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Bound in half calf with pebble grained cloth boards, marbled edges, gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Six raised bands on spine with gold lettering on second and fourth compartments; College crest embossed on front cover; black and white illustrated, 816 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded as the "Howard" prize to Robert A. Mitchell for Arithmetic in 1879. Robert Mitchell, (D.O.B 9/2/1862), entered the College on 9th July, 1878. Robert is the son of Robert Mitchell who resided at Teragram Cottage, St. Arnaud. Enclosed in the pages of the book was a small purple cardboard invitation which reads: "Ballarat College. Annual Distribution of Prizes. Academy of Music, Tuesday, December 16, at four o'clock p.m. The Reverend WM. Henderson in the chair." This invitation has subsequently been filed in the 1879 file.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover:College crest / Arithmetic/the "Howard" prize/Sixth form/Awarded to/Robert A. Mitchell/Christmas, 1879.

Book - Pen and pencil pictures of the holy land.

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Bound in blue cloth with gilt decoration and script on the front cover and spine. Gilt edges on paper, black and white illustrations throughout with one fold out color illustration. Slight detached spine with several detached pages.330 p.

Historical information

The person to which this book prize has been awarded has been erased from the book plate.

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./ Bible-Class I/ AWARDED TO/ R. KENNEDY,/ Principal/ December.

Book - The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments

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Leather bound with red page edges; poor condition; loose binding; front flyleaf unattached; sections of cover border missing;

Historical information

Donated by Principal David Shepherd in 2012 as part of a dispersion of property following the death of his mother

Book - Pictures from bible lands

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Bound in brown cloth with gilt and black illustrations on front cover and spine. Floral end papers, gilt edges, black and white illustrations throughout, foxing on pages. 214 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to May Adelaide Anstis in 1895 for first prize in Bible. 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./ Bible-Class II./ AWARDED TO/ May Adelaide Anstis/ R. Kennedy,/ PRINCIPAL./ December, 1895. "Clarendon Presbyterian ladies' college" stamped on fly leaf and title page. Book plate on fly leaf: Clarendon Presyterian/ Ladies' College/ Ballarat/ college crest/ Presented by:/ Miss Kimberly/ Date: 30/11/61

Ring

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Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College silver ring with blue enamelled crest and motto

Historical information

The ring was the property of Valerie Dale who attended CPLC in the 1930's. It was donated to the school by her daughter in 2012. The ring is the first of its type to be returned to the school. The ring was accompanied with Valerie's school hatband and a blank school-produced Christmas card.

Significance

Historical significance to the school because it is the only example of its type.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed below crest: 'SUIVEX LAS VERITE' Verso: 'ST.?11'

Book - Half hours with the best authors, Vol 1

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Ornately decorated book with calf spine and cover detail, marbled covers and end-pages, gold lettering and patterns on spine;

Historical information

According to the Ballarat College Report, Prize list and Prospectus published 1875 Miss E Rees was Dux of the school 'Ladies Department' and winner of the Mr R F Glover's Prize Essay. This book was awarded to Miss E Rees the following year by the Ballarat Ladies College associated with the ballarat Grammar School, Principal F J Thomas. Thomas had been appointed principal of Ballarat College in 1874 following the untimely death of the school's first principal Robert Oliver McCoy. However Thomas's credentials were questionable and he left the school under a cloud during 1875. Thomas established a rival college. This action had a devastating impact on Ballarat College because many students enrolled at the new college. This book is evidence of just one such transition.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat Ladies College / in association with the Ballarat Grammar School / CHRISTMAS 1878 / University Class / SPECIAL PRIZE / the gift of / the pupils of the Ballarat Gr. Sch. / for / 'the favorite girl' 2 vol. / awarded to / Miss E Rees / F J THOMAS, PRINCIPAL

Photograph - c1900 Ballarat College Cricket

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Gray-scale photograph, plywood mount, oversize

Book - The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Bound in blue calf with marble edging, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Six raised bands on spine with gold decoration; gold writing on second compartment with red calf; College crest embossed on front cover; black and white frontise piece, end papers marbled, slight foxing on pages, 695 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to Amy Evelyn Bailey for first prize in Physics in the fifth 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, Physics/ Fifth Form/ First prize/ Awarded to/ Amy E. Bailey./ 1887

Book - Kenilworth

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Maroon calf binding with decorative gold embossing on cover and spine; gilt title and publisher statements on spine and school crest on front cover; book plate on front cover verso; marbled endpapers; pages gilt-edged and sight foxing; black and white frontispiece;

Historical information

Prize awarded to Raymond Percival Thomas Oxlade, Dux of Remove Upper 1932. Raymond entered Ballarat College 1932. Raymond was born 24 June 1917 at Ballarat, the son of Percy Alfred and Ruby Evelyn (Davies) Oxlade. He enlisted in the Australian Armed Forces in 1940. He transferred to the RAAF in 1942 and was discharged 1946. Raymond's grand-daughter Jessica Oxlade entered the school in 2007, achieving Dux of the school in 2010.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate: school crest / Ballarat College / Remove (Upper) Form / Dux Prize / Awarded to / R P T Oxlade / A Richardson / December 1932 / Principal

Robert Wilson Baxter (1935py) folder

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Archival folder relating to Robert Wilson Baxter (05/03/1918 - 07/08/1942), including photographs of RWB in squadron uniform and receiving wings, visit of Robert Menzies to Squadron, gravestone at Selby, England; telegrams to parents re war injury and discharge from hospital; letters, newspaper clippings and extract from the London Gazette relating to his posthumous receipt of the George Medal; letters of condolence from his Wing Commander and His Majesty George VI; Obituaries and in memoriams; letter from his sister, Margaret Jamieson, re donation of items to BCC.

Historical information

This folder of text and photographic memorabilia relating to Robert Wilson Baxter (1935py) is a fascinating record of this former student's service and ultimate sacrifice for his country. Robert Baxter was awarded the George Medal on the 28th July 1942 for heroism in rescuing a fellow crewman from the burning wreck of their aircraft. The Medal was received by his family after Robert's death on 7th August 1942 as a result of an accident while taking off on operations. Robert Baxter's father, also Robert Wilson Baxter, was a Ballarat businessman who purchased the Ballarat Star Newspaper in 1897, selling it to the Courier in 1924. He was also part of Baxter and Stubbs Pty. Ltd. (Printers). Robert's mother attended Mrs Kennedy's School for Girls.

Significance

Items in the folder have historical significance as they document the service and sacrifice of a RAAF sergeant during World War Two.

Photograph - The Pirates of Penzance, August 6th, 7th & 9th 1954

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Sepia toned photograph, large, on mount with hand printed scripting and borders

Historical information

See attached excerpt from The Minervan Dec 1954, p.20-21

Inscriptions & Markings

On mount: Ballarat College / "The Pirates of Penzance" / August 6th, 7th & 9th 1954.

Shield

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Rosewood shield with ornate silver title plates and 15 silver inscribed plates;

Historical information

Shield presented in 1939 and awarded to winning house at the annual CPLC Inter-House Athletics competition; Awarded 1939 - 1950. A note in Touchstone December 1939 p.9 reads, 'House rivalry was greatly stimulated on Sports' Day by the gift of the Bevan John Shield. The shield is made of rosewood with silver plates attached, on which is to be inscribed the name of the winning house. Also, each year, an enamel band of the colour of the victorious house is to be placed round the silver plate. We are very grateful to Mr John for his generous and much appreciated gift. A second shield was established in 1951 (see VC000355)

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on large central plate: CLARENDON / PRESBYTERIAN / LADIES COLLEGE / INTER-HOUSE / ATHLETICS Inscribed on scroll plate at top of shield: THE BEVAN A JOHN SHIELD

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

Badge - Walker House Captain badge

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Silver plated rectangular plate with narrow blue borders and blue lettering on blueround enamle mount

Historical information

Badge awarded to Walker House Captains

Inscriptions & Markings

Reverse: Stokes / Melb

Photograph - c1895 Ballarat College Cricket Team

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Sepia-toned photograph, oversize

Badge

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

A metal Ballarat College badge worn on school cap featuring the school motto 'E studiis Claritudo Venit' and a belt with buckle design embossed around its outer edge. Inside the outer edge the badge is voided around the Minerva head and embossed 'Ballarat College'. A pin is attached across the rear of the badge

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed around outer edge: 'E STUDIIS CLARITUDO VENIT' Embossed across centre: 'BALLARAT / COLLEGE' Inscribed on back of badge:'BRIDGLAND & KING / 358 P.O.PLACE (indistinct single mark follows)

Book - Poetical works of Robert Bridges

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

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Trophy

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Medium silver cup with double handles on melamine stand; engraved on face of cup; beaded edge to lip of cup;

Historical information

Elizabeth Gregory boarded at Clarendon PLC 1951-1952. The senior champion was the fastest runner. Elizabeth remembers running laps of the CPLC oval in bare feet to compete for this title. She won the Senior Siamese, ran second in the senior 75 yards and first in the senior 175 yards. Held on 5 April in1952 with the Ballarat City Highland pipe Band in attendance the annual sports day was a highlight of the school calendar.

Inscriptions & Markings

Face of cup: C P L C / SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP / 1952 / E. GREGORY

Trophy - Junior tennis champion

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Medium silver cup with double handles and silver base and stem on melamine stand

Historical information

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Speak attended Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College 1937 - 1938. She won the Junior Tennis Champion in 1938. Betty worked as a telephonist at Coleraine Post Office after leaving CPLC in 1938. In 1949, she married Leslie James Steff from Konongwootong. They had two daughters. In 1967 Betty returned to work at the Coleraine Post Office and worked for 17 years, moving to the Hamilton PO after the Coleraine PO closed around 1980. She continued to play tennis throughout her adult years. Daughter Gwenda Steff, who donated the trophy to the school in 2016, says 'Mum was passionate about her tennis. She had a formidable backhand shot that few could return. She played Saturday afternoon competition tennis up until her late 40's and she instilled her love of the game into both my sister Margaret and myself. Mum was always too humble to acknowledge her amazing abilities - both on and off the tennis court. But this is an early public acknowledgement of her skills.'

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face of cup: C P L C / Junior Tennis Champion / 1938 / BETTY SPEAK

Furniture - Lecturn

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Solid wood and veneer lecturn with carved columns at front corners and Clarendon presbyterian Ladies' College crest at top of backrest.

Historical information

Lecturn used in Watson Hall at the Mair Street Campus.

Inscriptions & Markings

Crest and Motto: Suivez la verite

Book - The heart of Mid-Lothian

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Dark red leather bound book with gold lettering and ornamentation on spine; gold crest on front cover; bookplate in inside front cover; black and white illustrations;

Historical information

Ian Graham attended Ballarat College 1924 - 1930; member of Garbutt House; he married old collegian Gwen Griffiths (1935)

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate; Crest / Ballarat College / V A Form / SECOND Prize / Awarded to / I G GRAHAM / A Richardson BA / December 1929 Principal

Correspondence

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Typewritten letter on buff-coloured, fine paper; light brown DL envelope; printed invitation on white heavy card; small refreshment card, printed on mid-yellow light card; small dress card printed on stone-coloured light card. All paper slightly aged.

Historical information

Roger Herbert Mitchell attended Ballarat College 1951-1956. Recipient of a Council Scholarship, HV McKay Scholarship for 6 years and Boarding Scholarship. Sport and co-curricular activities included: 2nd Crew 1956, Minervan & Library Committee 1955, House Prefect, and school drama productions. Roger was a Cadet Cpl 1954, Sgt 1955 and Under Officer 1956.

Significance

Provides significant detail regarding the size and role of Cadet program within the school.

Inscriptions & Markings

handwritten on invitation: Cadet Under Officer Mitchell. R. H.

Framed artefact

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Framed wool football jumper in mount under glass

Historical information

Jumper belonging to old collegian John Birt (1954); John played in the 1954 Football Premiership team

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque on mount: Ballarat College / Premiership Jumper / 1954

Medal - Military Medal GV

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Silver medal with a swivelling suspension. features King George the V, uncrowned, in Field Marshal's uniform on the obverse. The medal reverse depicts the crowned royal cypher over the words "FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD" all within a laurel wreath. Impressed around edge are the recipient's details. The ribbon has a central stripe of thin red and white lines flanked by equally sized stripes of navy.

Historical information

Instituted in 1914, the Military Cross (MC) was issued for gallantry in presence of the enemy to warrant and junior officers of the Army who were ineligible (on account of their rank) for the Distinguished Service Order. During the First World War, it was also available to equivalent ranks in the Royal Naval Division and Royal Marines and it later became available to equivalent ranks in the RAF for acts of gallantry on land. The equivalent award for the other ranks for gallantry on land in presence of the enemy was the Military Medal (MM) which had been instituted in 1916 and, similarly to the MC, later became available to RAF other ranks serving on the ground. This medal was awared to Pte H. S Holgate for bravery in the field in 1917. Pte Holgate was killed in action at Zonnebeke 11 October 1917.

Significance

Historical and social significance for school

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed around obverse: 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: O[M]N: REX ET IND: IMP:' Inscribed in centre of reverse below royal insignia : 'FOR/BRAVERY/IN THE/FIELD' Impressed around OUTER edge of medal: '4303 PTE H. S. HOLGATE. 8/COY AUST. M.G.C.' Notation on original box A./Cpl H.S.Holgate 29Bn AIF 51531/Decd. 4303

Book - The story of the family called White 1852-1982

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Soft cover, stapled binding, black and white illustration to cover

Historical information

The White were one of the earliest pioneer families to select land in the Ballarat district. Albert Telfer White attended Ballarat College 1912 - 1913 and was killed during WW1.