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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.

Contact Information

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

Opening Hours

By appointment.

Entry Fee

N/A

Location

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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Book - Chinese Gordon: a succinct record of his life. 11th ed.

Key words

john-tanner
1887
1885
ballarat-college
book-prize

Blue calf-bound book with gold plate work on spine and borders of cover. Ballarat College school crest and motto inscribed on front cover. Six compartments on spine decorated with gold patterns; title inscribed in second compartment. Marbled leaf edges and end papers

Historical information

Book prize given to John Tanner (1887), Christmas 1885. First prize for English in the Upper Fifth form.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat College crest and motto / English / Upper Fifth Form / First prize / Awarded to / J Tanner / Christmas 1885

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Furniture - Fire screen

Key words

j-j-watson
clarendon-presbyterian-ladies-college
mair-street-campus
school-council
watson-hall
life-member
fire-screen
furniture

Wood fire screen with school crest at top of front. Carved details at top corners and base of front feature scottish thistle and leaves. Solid wood frame and stand; veneer insert. Small bronze plaque fixed to top of back.

Historical information

The fire screen was gifted to Mr J J Watson at his retirement in 1952. The assembly hall at the Mair Street property was named in his honour. Mr J J watson was a member of the school council from its inception in 1919 when he was elected as a representative of Scots' Church. He succeeded Rev J T Riddle as secretary to council in 1920. In 1954 the assembly hall at the Mair Street property was officially named Watson Hall in his honour. In 1957 the constitution of the Council was amended to enable Mr Watson to be elected its first life member. The fire screen was returned to the school by the family after his death.

Significance

In a tribute in 1952 at the time of Mr watson's retirement from secretarial position on council, Principal Kerr said, 'Mr watson's family was friendly with the Kennedy(founder) family in Ireland, so that his interest in Clarendon was almost hereditary. His breadth of vision, generosity, devotion to the advancement of the school in every way, and meticulous care of the property and ikts interests, have given him a unique place in the hostory of the school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque: Presented to / Mr J J WATSON / in appreciation of his devoted service / as secretary of the council of / CLARENDON PRESBYTERIAN LADIES / COLLEGE / FROM 1920 - 1952.

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Honour board - Dux of College

Key words

ballarat-college
clarendon-presbyterian-ladies-college
ballarat-and-clarendon-college
school-captain
prefect
honour-board
1968
1964
1974
1973
leadership
dux

Three wooden boards with decorative wood framing and arched or curved top edges and white lettering. Two boards are painted black. One board has mahogany timber stain.

Historical information

These were the first honour boards created by Ballarat College to honour the top academic student of each year. The first award was given in 1868 four years after the school opened. The boards were one display in the Assembly Hall (Sturt Street building north wing). Two of the boards are featured in 1918 photographs of the Assembly Hall. The three boards cover the following years: 1868 - 1895 (partially defaced), 1896 - 1921 (completely defaced) and 1922 - 1952 (complete). New boards replacing these boards were created prior to the centenary celebration in 1964 and hung in the Memorial Hall. At amalgamation (1974) and because the Senior students moved to the Mair Street campus) these boards were co-opted to honour Middle School Dux and Junior Captains. In 2012 the school undertook a major project and created three new boards. One board honours Ballarat College Dux (1868 - 1973) and School Captains (1914 - 1973); another board honours Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies' College Dux and Head Prefect (1919 - 1973). These boards resemble the 1950 re-creation. A third board was instituted in 2012 to honour Ballarat Clarendon College Dux and School Captains (1974 - )

Significance

Academic excellence and leadership are significant values for the current school and its two predecessors. These boards emphasize the great honour that is afforded to students who excell individually in these areas.

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Framed artefact

Key words

john-birt
1954
football

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

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Framed item

Key words

principal-john-garbutt
g-howard
1879
1878

Collection of papers, framed under glass; thin black frame with fine gold line on molding; cardboard backing and paper sealing tape; hanging wire across back.

Historical information

Framed set of documents, including letter from Ballarat College Principal, John Garbutt to George Howard, Esq. teaching master, Grammar School, Echuca 25 June 1878; memorandum confirming ongoing employment and raise of salary from Principal Garbutt to G Howard 17 December 1879; male and female student lists and results by subject covering Geography Form V, Arithmetic Form VI, Latin Form V, Mathematics Form III, English Form V, Mathematics Form VI, Mathematics Upper VI.

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Book

Key words

e-m-tweedie
francis-tweedie
weatherly-library
ballarat-college
andrew-anderson
may-anderson

Twenty-five books variously titled and sized including The History of England (8 vol) , Taine's History of English Literature (2 vols), and Hallam's History of England (3 vols)

Historical information

Twenty-five books donated by old collegian Francis Tweedie and possibly his sister Miss E M Tweedie. Francis Tweedie entered Ballarat College in 1889. He was the son of Mrs Tweedie 60 Doveton St, and attended with his brother Alec. The school holds no record of Miss E M Tweedie's attendance. Some of the books contain the signatures of Andrew Anderson and May Anderson. Their connection to the donors is unknown at this point.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plates inside front cover: Ballarat College Library / PRESENTED BY / Miss E M Tweedie and Mr F Tweedie / 1947.... Illustrated book plate inside cover of 'Longfellow's poetical works': Weatherly Library / Ballarat College / Miss E Tweedie / Mr F Tweedie 1947

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Book - The poetical works of John Greenleaf Whittier

Key words

may-adelaide-anstis
book-prize
1897
clarendon-ladies'-college
william.

Bound in soft red calf with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Red gilt edges and floral end papers. 576 p.

Historical information

This book was awarded to May Adelaide Anstis in 1897 for first prize in Arithmetic. 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./ Composition-Class II/ Awarded to/ May Adelaide Anstis/ MRS. KENNEDY,/ PRINCIPAL./ DECEMBER 1897 "Clarendon Presbyterian ladies' college" stamped on title page adn fly leaf. Book plate on fly leaf: Clarendon Presyterian/ Ladies' College/ Ballarat/ College crest/ Presented by:/ Miss Kimberly/ Date: 30/11/61

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Book - The works of William Makepeace Thackeray

Key words

robert-crawford
dux
ballarat-college
1881
book-prize

Six volumes of a 12 volume set of calf-bound books with the Ballarat College crest embossed on front cover; gold detailing to spine and covers; six raised bands on spine with author/volume on second compartment and title on third compartment; marbled endpapers and page edges; book plate inside front cover;

Historical information

12 volume set awarded to Robert Crawford in 1881 as Dux of Ballarat College.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front covers: Ballarat College crest / Dux of school / Awarded to Robert Crawford / Christmas 1881

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Medallion - Dux of Junior School 1923

Key words

robert-mcintyre-buchanan
dux
ballarat-college-junior-school

Locket-style medal with chain ring at top, gold on silver shield with ornate wreath around sides and bottom.

Historical information

Medallion awarded to Robert McIntyre Buchanan, Dux of Ballarat College Junior School 1923. Robert (25/07/1909 - 1/11/1998), son of Mr R McI Buchanan Town Hall Hotel, Brother of Jack and George; entered Ballarat College 14/2/1922.

Significance

Socially significant

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on front: R B / 1923 Inscribed on back: R M Buchanan / DUX / JNR SCHOOL / BALLARAT / COLLEGE Stamped on back: STG. SILVER

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Autograph

Key words

bruce rogers
ditty
humour

Black cloth-covered commercial autograph book with coloured pages

Historical information

This autograph record was compiled by Darren Pittard who boarded at Ballarat College as a junior 1948-49. Most entries originate from 1948-49 but the book also has entries from later years.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signatures and handwritten inscriptions through book

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Medal

Ornate silver medal

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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

Key words

howard-prize
robert-a-mitchell
1879
ballarat-college.

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.

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DVD - Coming to Australia

Key words

florence smith
florence kerr
clarendon-presbyterian-ladies-college
halley's comet
gold rush

DVD and accompanying A4 bound notes

Historical information

Florence (Smith) Kerr (1913) boarded at Clarendon PLC c1910-1913. The DVD interview was recorded in 1989 and covers Florence's grandparents experiences o the goldfields and at Italian Valley, near Scarsdale. The accompany notes document Florence's years as a teacher around Victoria before her marriage.

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Trophy

Key words

shiny
ornate

Medium silver cup with double handles and lid on brown melamine stand; engraved face

Historical information

Trophy awarded to Ballarat Clarendon College 1986

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on face of cup: 1986 / VICTORIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE / HERALD COUNTRY CUP / ST KILDA F.C. V FOOTSCRAY F.C. / Winner / BALLARAT & CLARENDON COLLEGE / ST KILDA FOOTBALL CLUB

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Medal

Key words

ballarat-college
principal-john-garbutt
prince of wales victorian volunteer light horse
medal
1880
principal

Silver coloured maltese cross medal with decorative link attached to top and engraved on both sides. The medal was awarded to Trooper Whyte of the Prince of Wales Victorian Volunteer Light Horse (Ballarat) in 1877.

Historical information

The medal was awarded to Trooper John Garbutt of the Prince of Wales Victorian Volunteer Light Horse (Ballarat) in 1880 for attaining fourth prize n the sword competition. In 1862, the units of the Mounted Volunteer Corps in Victoria were formed into a single regiment known as the Victorian Volunteer Light Horse. This title changed again in 1863, to the Prince of Wales Victorian Volunteer Light Horse ( Hussars ). In 1870 a uniform was adopted that was based on the British 19th Hussars. Troops were based at various times at Geelong, Ballarat, Kyneton, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Dandenong, as well as metropolitan Melbourne. In 1885, most of the Cavalry were incorporated into a newly formed Victorian Mounted Rifles. (http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL/18070.001) John Garbutt was Principal of Ballarat College 1877 - 1909. He was educated at Geelong National Grammar School and in 1860 was the first dux of the college. He was educated at Geelong National Grammar School and in 1860 was the first dux of the college. Fist class Honourman Arts and Laws at Melbourne University 1866; Two years a master at Geelong College; seven years master and three years senior master at Scotch College, Melbourne. Mein's 1964 History of Ballarat College states: 'To summarise, it may be fairly claimed that the College's War Record in 1914-1918 would have reflected great credit on a school with ten times its numbers...Some of the credit of the college war record must be attributed to the influence of Major John Garbutt, M.A. who was Principal of the College for 33 years...Nearly all the old Collegians who distinguished themselves in the war had been trained by him.

Inscriptions & Markings

Face: P.W.V.V.L.H. / BALLARAT TROOP / SWORD COMPETITION / 1880 Verso: 4th PRIZE / Trooper garbutt

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Photograph - Ballarat College student cohort 1935

Key words

1935
ballarat college
whole of school

Sepia-toned photograph of student cohort on stands in front of main Sturt Street campus buildings; students are in sports uniforms; photograph includes six staff members. Visible in background are shrubbery and sections of Wanliss House, Memorial Hall (1924), Main school building (1912) and the tennis courts.

Historical information

Unusual photograph of student cohort because students are not wearing formal school uniform but athletics singlets and shorts or cricket whites.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on face of mount: Ballarat College / 1935

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Furniture - Carvers' chair

Key words

chair
ballarat-college
memorial-hall
1925
old-collegians-association

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

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Leather coin purse

Key words

marion-wanliss
newton-wanliss

Leather coin purse envelope style with metal fixtures; shield shaped clasp at front; three sections of concertina design.

Historical information

Coin purse possibly the property of Marion Boyd Wanliss (1896 - 1984), daughter of old collegian Newton Wanliss or Newton's second wife, Margaret Hannah Bannister. . Marion Wanliss attended the University of Melbourne (MB BS 1920; MD 1929); after research into cancer as a postgraduate in Vienna, she practised as a physician at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. She was also a prominent conservationist.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on metal border of purse flap: M Wanliss, Ballarat

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Badge - Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College Fete 1922 badge

Key words

clarendon-presbyterian-ladies-college
fete
1922
fairy floss
mair-street-campus

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

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Trophy - College Cup 1912

Key words

albert-roy-kyle
college-cup
1912
world-war-1
w-w-1
ballarat-college

Large two-handled silver rose bowl with wire flower support on wood stand

Historical information

Returned to College by its owner Roy Kyle in 1994. Roy was the the oldest 'Old Collegian and youngest surviving Gallipoli veteran. Roy passed away 9th October 1996. The College Cup was awarded to the competitor who won all three 120, 250 and 440 yard races. For more information about the College Cup see Ring-A-Roo December 1993.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on cup face: COLLEGE CUP / 1912 / Won by / R KYLE Inscription on cup verso: BALLARAT COLLEGE / Minervan

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Trophy

Key words

john-mercer-walker
old-collegians-cup
ballarat-college
athletics

Large, wide silver rose bowl cup; double-handles; dark, polished wood stand

Historical information

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 and the inscriptions on the cups themselves that two cups were awarded to students – a Junior Cup and a Senior Cup. One cup was awarded to the outstanding old collegian athlete. John Mercer Walker (BD 23/02/1888) attended Ballarat College 1899 - 1904. Son of J T Walker 125 Dana St, Brother of Stanley, Harold J & Leslie, Uncle of John S & Lynette, John was Dux of the school in 1904. He was killed serving with the airforce in WW1.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on face of bowl: OLD COLLEGIANS CUP / 1912 / Won by / J M WALKER Inscribed on rear of cup: Ballarat College crest

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Book - French revolution

Key words

andrew-humphreys
ballarat-college
weatherly-library
1973

Leatherbound book with gold lettering on spine

Historical information

Presented to the Ballarat College library in 1973 by former student Andrew Stanley Humphries (1972), son of David and helen Humphreys (both old collegians).

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on flyleaf: Crest / Ballarat College / Library / PRESENTED BY / A Humphreys / 1973

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Book - Hudribras

Key words

j-j-chalmers
r-o-mccoy
ballarat-college
1871
book-prize

Full calf binding with raised bands and gold embossed printing on spine; decorative markings on spine, gold borders printed around front and back covers and decorative markings on edges of cover; marbled -edged pages; college crest embossed in gold on front cover.

Historical information

Book prize awarded to J J Chalmers for excellence in English, Geography and History. Awarded during R O McCoy's principalship 1864 - 1874. J Chalmers was Dux of College in 1870 but this prize was awarded in 1871 suggesting that he completed an extra year while awaiting university entrance.

Significance

Social significance being one example of the prizes provided by R O McCoy as his own gift. From 1969 these prizes were obtained through special order in London and were uniformly bound in full calf with the College seal and motto embossed on the cover. (see Mein p.10)

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on verso of front cover: Ballarat College crest / 2nd PRIZE / English Geography & History / AWARDED TO / J J Chalmers / CHRISTMAS 1871 / R O McCOY, M A PRINCIPAL

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Book - Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: Volume 2

Key words

howard-prize
robert-a-mitchell
1879
ballarat-college.

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 Geography 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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Book - The Bentley ballads: comprising the Tipperary Hall ballads

Key words

john-tanner
book-prize
1887
1885
ballarat-college

Blue calf-bound book with gold plate work on spine and borders of cover. Ballarat College school crest and motto inscribed on front cover. Six compartments on spine decorated with gold patterns; title inscribed in second compartment. Marbled leaf edges and end papers. .

Historical information

Book prize given to John Tanner (1887), Christmas 1885. First prize for History in the Fifth form.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat College crest and motto / History / Fifth form / First Prize / Awarded to / J Tanner / Christmas 1885

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Medal - British War Medal

Key words

medal
1918
world war 1
british war medal
w w 1
holgate
a i f
australian imperial force
holgate e s
holgate medal

The British War Medal is round and made of cupro-nickel. It features the effigy of George V on the obverse. The reverse has an image of St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones, the emblems of death. Above this is the risen sun of victory. The British War Medal has a wide central watered stripe of orange, flanked by two narrow white stripes, which are in turn flanked by two black pin-stripes, further flanked by two outer stripes of purple. The colours have no particular significance. Impressed around edge are the recipient's details.

Historical information

The British War Medal 1914-20 was iInstituted by King George V in 1919 to mark the end of World War I and record the service given. The qualification period was later extended to cover post-war mine clearance and service in Russia during 1919 and 1920. The British War Medal was awarded for service in a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Those eligible included members of women's organisations; persons on the staffs of military hospitals and members of recognised organisations who handled sick and wounded; and members of other duly recognised or other authorised organisations as specified in medal regulations. The qualification period was later extended to cover post-war mine clearance and service in Russia during 1919 and 1920. Lieut E. S. Holgate was mentioned in despatches for Gallantry in the Field 24/25 April 1918. He was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux, 27 April, 1918.

Significance

The British War Medal completes a trio of medals awarded to Lieut. E. S. Holgate, including the 1914-15 Star and the Victory Medal. The Holgate medals were the first war medals held by BCC archives. They have historical and social significance for the College.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed around outer edge of obverse: 'GEORGEIVS V BRITT. OMN:REX ET IND:IMP:' Impressed around edge of medal: 'LIEUT.E.S.HOLGATE. A.I.F.' Inscribed on the reverse '1914 1918'

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Portrait - William Henderson

Key words

william-henderson
clark-chester
henderson-house
ballarat-college
st-andrews-kirk

Ornate gold framed portrait in oils.

Historical information

The first issue of the school magazine The Minervan Nov 1913 records the unveiling of the portrait. See file attached. William Henderson served as the school's first President for many years. Artist James Swinton Diston (1857 - 1940) created the portrait for the family in 1900. It was gifted to the school at an unveiling ceremony held 19 August 1913. The portrait was displayed in the school for many years before being transferred to St Andrews Kirk. It was located in a shed at St Andrews around 1990 and returned to the College per favour of old collegian Clark Chester, former Captain of Henderson House.

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Book - The works of Robert Burns with numerous notes and illustrations. Vol 1

Large leather bound book with marbled endpages and page edges; six compartments on spine and gold lettering.

Historical information

Presented to the Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College by old collegian C H Stewart in 1954

Significance

Example of ongoing commmunity support of the school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate on flyleaf: Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College / Ballarat / Crest / Presented by / Miss C H Stewart / Old Collegian / 26/4/54

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Trophy - College Cup c1890

Key words

j-jackson
1890's
ballarat-college
trophy
college-cup

Large ornate engraved silver cup with two handles and lid on wooden stand

Historical information

Presented to Ballarat College by descendants of J Jackson. College had three J Jackson's attending in the late 1800's - John G Jackson (1888py), James L Jackson (1890py), John Jackson (1894py). The College Cup was awarded to the competitor who won all three 120, 250 and 440 yard races. For more information about the College Cup see Ring-A-Roo December 1993.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on cup face: COLLEGE CUP / GIFT OF THE PRINCIPAL / WON BY / J Jackson / BALLARAT / crest / COLLEGE Plaque on stand inscribed: Presented to / BALLARAT COLLEGE / by discendants [sic] of / J Jackson

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Book - Origin and history of the Holgate family

Key words

george holgate
stephen holgate
harry holgate
edward holgate
robert holgate
thomas holgate
world war one
ballarat college

Spiral bound A4 book; coloured illustrations, maps and graphs; 61p.

Historical information

Family history referencing old collegians George Holgate (1891), Stephen Holgate (1895), Harry (1896), Edward (1906), Robert (1908) and Thomas (1911).

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