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Ballarat Heritage Services specialises in making history and heritage as accessible as possible through interpretation, researching and creating books, indexing and documentation in photographic form. Our large picture collection includes many images of people and places, especially from Victoria and its goldfields.

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A range of images collected during research or publication, as well as a number of contemporary images taken by associates such as Clare K. Gervasoni, Dr Dorothy G. Wickham, Wayne Phillipson and Lisa J. Gervasoni

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Photograph - Colour - Castlemaine Market Building

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Photograph - Colour - Knowth and New Grange, Ireland, World Heritage Centre

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The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara are located in the present day County Meath in Ireland's Ancient East. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Built by Neolithic farming communities about 5000 years ago, the passage tombs have clear astronomical alignments such as the Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange and the Equinox Sunrise at Loughcrew. Judging from the splendour and magnificence of Newgrange and Knowth it is likely that these temples of the ancestors were places of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest. There is a lively debate about whether these wonderful megalithic structures were built primarily as burial tombs, sacred temples or astronomical observatories. While passage tomb is the traditional description for Newgrange and similar structures, chambered cairn or passage mound are the descriptions favoured by those who consider the passage tomb description too narrow. The large stones surrounding and inside the Passage Tombs are decorated with Megalithic Art such as spirals, concentric circles, triangles, zigzags and images which have been interpreted as the sun, moon and the human face. Irish passage tombs tend to occur in clusters traditionally described as a Necropolis or cemetery. The Boyne cluster includes Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Townleyhall. The other great clusters in County Meath are on the hills around Loughcrew. The ancient Boyne Valley passage tomb mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth have been designated World Heritage Site status by UNESCO and attract 200,000 visitors per year. The sites and Visitor Centre are managed by the OPW (Office of Public Works). Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. The site is open to the public with controlled access to the passage and chamber. Tours of Newgrange start at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre located near the village of Donore, Co. Meath. Knowth has two passages and is surrounded by seventeen satellite cairns. The site is open to the public; however there is no public access to the interior passages and chambers. Tours of Knowth also start at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Dowth is the only one of the three large Brú na Bóinne Passage Tombs which is not accessible from the Visitor Centre situated on the south bank of the river. Visitors to Dowth must drive directly to the site on the north bank, a couple of miles from the Slane / Drogheda road. Fourknocks with its short passage leading into a wide pear shaped chamber is in similar style to Tombs in Portugal. Just inside the main chamber to the left of the entrance is one of the few representations of a human face from the Neolithic Period in ancient Ireland. Entrance to Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb. Megalithic Art - Loughcrew, Co. Meath Loughcrew Cairns form the largest complex of Megalithic structures in Ireland. The Cairns contain symbolic engravings similar in style to Newgrange. Like other Passage Tombs in ancient Ireland, they have clear astrological alignments.Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland in the first millennium A.D. however Tara is also the site of a Passage Tomb known as the Mound of the Hostages that was built about 2,500 B.C.

Newspaper clipping - Ballarat East High School, Footballers, 1957

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Digital photographs - Infant Jesus Catholic Church Koroit interior

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Digital images

Historical information

http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/69285

Digital photographs - Logans Beach whalewatchers pano

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Book - 'Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate' By Ian Clark

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Historical information

Gouburn River Aboriginal Protectorate was published by BHS Publishing and written by Ian Clark.

Map - King George's Sound

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Copy of a map from 'A Short History of Australia' by Ernest Scott.

Photograph - Colour - Avoca, 2011

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Photograph - Colour - Knowth and New Grange, Ireland, World Heritage Centre

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Historical information

The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara are located in the present day County Meath in Ireland's Ancient East. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Built by Neolithic farming communities about 5000 years ago, the passage tombs have clear astronomical alignments such as the Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange and the Equinox Sunrise at Loughcrew. Judging from the splendour and magnificence of Newgrange and Knowth it is likely that these temples of the ancestors were places of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest. There is a lively debate about whether these wonderful megalithic structures were built primarily as burial tombs, sacred temples or astronomical observatories. While passage tomb is the traditional description for Newgrange and similar structures, chambered cairn or passage mound are the descriptions favoured by those who consider the passage tomb description too narrow. The large stones surrounding and inside the Passage Tombs are decorated with Megalithic Art such as spirals, concentric circles, triangles, zigzags and images which have been interpreted as the sun, moon and the human face. Irish passage tombs tend to occur in clusters traditionally described as a Necropolis or cemetery. The Boyne cluster includes Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Townleyhall. The other great clusters in County Meath are on the hills around Loughcrew. The ancient Boyne Valley passage tomb mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth have been designated World Heritage Site status by UNESCO and attract 200,000 visitors per year. The sites and Visitor Centre are managed by the OPW (Office of Public Works). Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. The site is open to the public with controlled access to the passage and chamber. Tours of Newgrange start at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre located near the village of Donore, Co. Meath. Knowth has two passages and is surrounded by seventeen satellite cairns. The site is open to the public; however there is no public access to the interior passages and chambers. Tours of Knowth also start at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Dowth is the only one of the three large Brú na Bóinne Passage Tombs which is not accessible from the Visitor Centre situated on the south bank of the river. Visitors to Dowth must drive directly to the site on the north bank, a couple of miles from the Slane / Drogheda road. Fourknocks with its short passage leading into a wide pear shaped chamber is in similar style to Tombs in Portugal. Just inside the main chamber to the left of the entrance is one of the few representations of a human face from the Neolithic Period in ancient Ireland. Entrance to Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb. Megalithic Art - Loughcrew, Co. Meath Loughcrew Cairns form the largest complex of Megalithic structures in Ireland. The Cairns contain symbolic engravings similar in style to Newgrange. Like other Passage Tombs in ancient Ireland, they have clear astrological alignments.Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland in the first millennium A.D. however Tara is also the site of a Passage Tomb known as the Mound of the Hostages that was built about 2,500 B.C.

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked - artificial channel - sand falling in

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Photograph - St Paul's Church of England, Henty, 2015

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Colour photograph of a brick church at Henty,

Historical information

This church is associated with the Henty family of Merino Downs.

Photograph - Colour - Sebastopol Fire Brigade, Albert Street, Sebastopol, 2014

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Colour photograph of the Sebastopol Fire Brigade,

digital photographs - St Paul's - Constance Johnson's Memorial Service

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Photograph - Camberville, 2014

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Colour photograph of a scene from Camberville.

Photograph - Black and White - Andrew & Jacqui Dark & Vicki Johnson

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Small black and white photograph

Photograph - Colour - Mason's Marks, Carlisle Cathedral 27 October 2016

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Photograph - Colour - Vaughan Cemetery, 2017

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Hand forged iron fence around a grave in Vaughan Cemetery.

Photograph - Colour - Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt

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Colour photographs of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt.

Photograph - Colour - Anne Hathway's Cottage, Stratford upon Avon, England

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Digital Photographs - Love Your Sister Hepburn Homecoming Savoia Hotel, Hepburn Springs

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Digital Photographs

Photograph - Colour - Shops in Sturt Street, Ballarat

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Colour photograph of an Art Deco shop and statue in Sturt Street, Ballarat.

digital photographs - Glenthompson

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Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat East High School, Form 5C, 1963

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Black and white photograph of a Ballarat East High School class.

Photograph - Colour - Grindstone and Ochre

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Photograph of a Grindstone and Ochre on display at the Tower Hill Interpretation Centre.

Photograph - Colour - Stonemason's Mark, Yarrowee Channel, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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Colour photograph of stonemason's marks on bluestone.

digital photographs - brick works

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Digital photograph - International Womens Day, Bell Tower Conference Centre, Ballarat

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Three photorgraphs of women at the International Womens Day event, Bell Tower Conference Centre, Ballarat

Historical information

Clare Gervasoni and Dorothy Wickham at International Women's Day function at the Bell Tower Conference Centre, Ballarat at the launch of "Amongst Ballarat's Finest", a publication about some of Ballarat's amazing women. Jacqueline Dark, soloist; Dorothy Wickham, guest speaker.

Image - Black and White - William Henry Archer

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Portrait of William Henry Archer

Photograph - Colour - The Grampians, 2017

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Colour photographs of the Grampians, Victoria.

Digital Photograph - Wooden sculpture, St Mary's Church, Lindisfarne Island, UK

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Photograph - Colour - Graves, Forgandenny Church, Perthshire, Scotland, 2017

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Forgandenny church, Scotland where the Oliphant family worshipped. Crests can be seen on the church wall.

Photograph - Colour - 'Pine View' Yandoit Creek, 2016

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Colour photographs of Pine View, Yandoit Creek.

Historical information

Pine View was the family home of Giovanni (John) Gervasoni and his family. It was passed to John's youngest son, Vincent Michael Gervasoni.

Photograph - Colour - Sculptural Face on the Exterior of Ballarat Town Hall, 2017

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One of ten sculptural portraits of men with beards on the external of the Ballarat Town Hall..

Photograph - Colour - Cutty Sark by a Chinese artist, Greenwich, England

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Painting of a ship called the Cutty Sark.

Historical information

The Cutty Sark was launched on 22 November 1869. She was named by the wife of George Moodie, the ship's first master who had also supervised her construction. Cutty Sark left the Clyde on 13 January 1870. A month and two days later, she set sail from London for China. Cutty sark was designed and built by Scott & Linton of Dumbarton for 16,150 pounds. But much of the money was to be paid by Willis when the ship was launched. Just before they finished her, Scott & Linton ran out of money and went bankrupt. She was completed by William Denny & Brothers. The Cutty Sark was the first ship to reach London with a tea cargo in 1877. But she was one of only nine sailing ships that returned that year - in 1870 there had been 59. Steamships were now dominating the tea trade. In 1883 the Cutty Sark joined the booming trade in transporting Australian wool. Every year until 1895 she set out in the summer for Australia, to load a cargo of wool bales and return to England in time for the wool sales ini the first three months of the new year. Cutty Sark soon established herself as the fastest of the wool clippers. Under her last master, Richard Woodget she set record times of 70 days or less for the voyage which no other sailing ships could match.

Photograph - Colour - Memorial Vire, France

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Inscriptions & Markings

1940-1945 En Hommage Aux Refractares et Maquisards du Bocoage virons oui ont dit non a la loi de L'occupant Yvonne Hardy on memorial

Photograph - Black and White - Mineral Springs (probably Daylesford)

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Black and white photograph of Lake Daylesford.

Photograph - Colour - Anne Hathway's Cottage, Stratford upon Avon, England

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Digital photograph - Eureka Stockade monument

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Digital coloured photograph

Historical information

Please find 5 photographs taken by me & my wife Brenda, at Ballarat, on 14 December 1993. Unfortunately, I did not take photographs of the building that housed the exhibit, probably because I thought just how sad and pathetic the entire memorial display looked. It comprised a reconstructed slab hut and nearby a partly-rebuilt fence that represented the hastily-built Eureka Stockade. The signage that detailed the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade was affixed to the hut wall beside the entrance to the interior diorama. In the first photograph, you can see the dark, bare timber colour of the slab wood that held the signage plus (on the left side) one of the numerous holes in the slab walls. This made the display very cold and draughty in its interior. Once inside, you were confronted with an earthen, gravel and leafy floor, which became muddy, after rain, as it was on the day of our visit. The diorama was held in a glass and cement display case. with no lights on. It was dark inside the hut so the diorama was not easy to see unless you inserted a coin into a metal pay-box. Then lights would turn on and a recording of shouting and gunfire (representing the battle noise) would play. I remember the whole experience to be short and underwhelming. To get an idea of the scale of the diorama, you can see Brenda’s elbow & part torso to the left of the photograph labeled “diorama- hut exit”. Once outside the diorama’s slab hut, you could walk across to a partial representation of the stockade’s fortifications, complete with two wagon wheels. This space was also graveled to distinguish it from the rest of the green-lawn park. Finally, you walked up the hill, from the hut and outside display, to visit the old Eureka Stockade monument & cannons. This is still in existence today.

Photograph - Colour - Former Sunnyside Woollen Mill, Mount Pleasant, 2011

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Colour photograph of a red brick woollen mill at Ballarat, known as the Sunnyside Woollen Mill, or the Ballarat Woollen Mill.

Digital Photograph - Information Display panels, Heydon Church, United Kingdom

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Colour photograph at Heydon Church, United Kingdom

Historical information

This church is located in the historic town of Heydon, a village still in private family possession.

Photograph - Camberville Mill Site, 2014

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digital photographs - pre olympic pool

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Map - Map of Java La Grande, 1542

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Copy of a map from 'A Short HIstory of Australia' by Ernest Scott.

Photograph - Colour - The Dawn Service for the 150th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade, 2004

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Colour photographs taken at the dawn service of the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade, taken at Lake Penahlluriack, Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens.

Photograph - Colour - Shop in Guildford, Victoria, 2017

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A number of photographs of a shop in the Central Victorian town of Guildford.

Digital photograph - Gold Monument, Ballarat

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Colour photograph of the gold momument in Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Historical information

Gold was discovered in Ballarat in 1851 when many people rushed to the diggings. A monument commemorates the centenary of the finding of gold at Poverty Point and is dedicated to the memory of pioneer miners of Ballarat. It records gold yields, nuggets and the richest recorded yields of both alluvial and quartz mines. The replica gold nugget on the monument is the `Welcome Nugget`, found in Ballarat in 1858. The nugget weighed 2,217 ounces and was sold for £10,500. Something more ornate than a cairn of Ballarat quartz with inscribed bronze plates is suggested as a memorial to mark Ballarat's gold centenary. It has been proposed that part of the Pioneers' Memorial Fund might be used. This fund was started with £1300 profit from the 1938 centenary celebrations. Age (Melbourne), 16 December 1949. See http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/technology/industry/display/30212-gold-monument

Photograph - Colour - Bushland Around O'Shannassy water Supply Catchment, 2012

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Colour photographs of bush around Marysville showing signs of regrowth after the "Black Saturday' Bushfire.

Photograph - Colour - Mason's Marks, Carlisle Cathedral 27 October 2016

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Historical information

Carlisle and its cathedral. This cathedral church, which has stood on this site for over 800 years has a great story to tell. It is a story that can be traced back further still, to an even earlier church of the 7th century AD. Archaeological excavations on this site have taken the story back to Roman times. Today the dean and canons and other cathedral staff ensure that the worship of God remains the main work of this cathedral, while long-standing traditions of music, hospitality and education are also maintained. The story of this place is not so much about buildings, but about people. The buildings remain as evidence of the lives of people who lived and worked here and of what they believed and achieved. Until 1540 a community of Augustinian canons served the cathedral. They lived highly organized lives in monastic buildings suited to their needs. As canons rather than monks, they were freer to undertake pastoral and educational work.

Program - A Viennese Connection

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A4 white paper 8 pages booklet, with black writing, with a small image of Beethoven on the front cover

Historical information

Dr Steve Watson brings a diversity of musical experiences to the challenges of musical direction. Phil Chu - Associate Conductor. Sheila Guymer, Accompanist. Singers: Penelope Mills, Jacqueline Dark, Warren Fisher, David Greco

Inscriptions & Markings

The Beethoven Society of Australia presents A Viennese Connection MOZAR, BEETHOVEN & FRIENDS Sydney Town Hall Sunday 31st October 2004

Photograph - Colour - Views from Mannings Road, Hepburn, 2016

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Views from Mannings Raod, Hepburn.