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Ballarat Heritage Services Bakery Hill Post Office, Victoria

Established in 1998, Ballarat Heritage Services provides award winning publishing and cultural heritage services. We take pride in making a broad range of heritage related items and photographs accessible to researchers, school children, family historians and academics. By documentation and through interpretation, researching, writing, creating books, and unique indexing projects, Ballarat Heritage Services has contributed significantly to a wide field of research, especially on "hidden" aspects of history such as asylums, women's refuges, migration (especially early non-English speakers in Victoria) and industrial heritage. Our large picture collection includes many images of people and places, especially from Victoria and its goldfields.

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PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria 3354

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PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Our Collection comprises a range of images and databases collected during research or publication, as well as a number of contemporary images taken by associates Clare K. Gervasoni, Dr Dorothy G. Wickham, Wayne Phillipson and Lisa J. Gervasoni. We are also grateful for donations and contributions.

The Collection includes Victoria's Pre-Olympic Swimming Pools by Lisa Gervasoni, and a Swiss/Italian collection, particularly including the Gervasoni family of Yandoit Creek, Victoria. Photographs taken during research for major projects undertaken by Dr Dorothy Wickham include those of the former Ballarat Female Refuge, Scott's Parade, Ballarat, research into the freemasons of the Central Highlands of Victoria, and Stonemason's Marks. Strengths of this collection are its Eureka and early goldfields focus, industrial heritage, and its focus on little known aspects of Victoria's history and heritage.

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The Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection consists of thousands of images collected to use for interpretation and illustration. Some images date back over 100 years, but many are contemporary views of Victorian towns and places photographed while travelling to conduct research. The collection shows change over time, and the more recent images will be of greater importance in future years.

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Photograph - Colour - Greenwich Chapel and Museum, England

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Photograph - Colour - University of Melbourne Old Physics Building, 2010

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Colour photograph of the Melbourne University Old Physics Building.

Historical information

Melbourne University Old Physics Building (1889) was designed by Reed, Henderson and Smart. It later house the Univesity's Centre for Indigenous Education and a conference centre (2010).

Photograph - Colour - Greenwich Chapel and Museum, England

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Historical information

The picture on the sign shows the door surround, St James's Palace. the portcullis decoration on the top right hand corner is very similar to the spandrel stone excavated at Greenwich. Top shows the stone coping at the base of a crenel opening in a crenellated battlement wall, excavated in 1971 in the grand square; the middle shows the window spandrel, possibly from a two light window similar to the reconstructed window excavated in 2005/6 in the Queen Anne car park; and the bottom shows the tudor portcullis heraldic decoration, carved into an arched spandrel stone formng part of an archway over a door. This was excavated in 1971 in the Grand Square.

Image - Sepia - Mathew Downing

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Photographic portrait of Mathew Downing

Photograph - Colour - Yellow Tail Black Cockatoos at Ballarat, 2016

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Colour photograph of Yellow tail Black Coclatoos in Ballarat.

digital photographs - Constance Johnson's Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

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Photograph - Colour - Central Springs, Lake Daylesford, 1966

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Colour photograph of Central Springs, Lake Daylesford.

Photograph - Colour - Roof on porch, Church, Alwington, Devon, England

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Image - Tower Hill, Victoria

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Photographic Image of a glass dish with a photographic image of Tower Hill, Victoria

Image - Federation Convention, Melbourne, 1890

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Black and white photographic image taken in Melbourne in 1890. During this meeting a draft constitution was becoming clearer. Back row: Andrew Inglis Clark, Captain William Russell (New Zealand), Sir Samuel Griffith, Sir Henry Parkes, Thomas Playford, Alfred Deakin, Bolton Stafford Bird, George Jenkins (Secretary to the Conference) Seated: William McMillan, Sir John Hall (New Zealand), John Macrossan, Duncan Gillies, Dr John Cockburn, Sir James Lee Steere

Digital photograph - Cape Bridgewater

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Digital photograph - Train between Flinders and Spencer Street

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Photograph of a Melbourne train on the Lilydale line.

Photograph - Colour - Decorative iron on verandah, Ballarat

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Photograph - Colour - Plaque, Kiltullagh Graveyard, Galway with names, 2016

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Historical information

Kiltullagh cemetery has been well preserved. Names have been transcribed from graves inside and are on a plaque outside the cemetery.

Digital photograph - Portland

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Colour photograph of a Portland Street scene.

Photograph - Black and White - Diving Exhibition at Hepburn Springs Swimming Pool, c1936

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Black and white photograph of numerous people watching a diving exhibition the Hepburn Springs Swimming Pool, which is a natural swimming pool in Spring Creek.

Photograph - Camberville Mill Site, 2014

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Digital photographs - Jenny and Clare - Hepburn MSR 150

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Photograph - Colour - Memorial Near the Entrance to Vaughan Springs, 2017

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Inscriptions & Markings

In Memory of Mary Temby Jan 3rd 1854 Native of Croft Michele Cornwell A gregory 1953

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

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Photograph - Colour - Cutty Sark vessel and exhibition (executed in English and Chinese), Greenwich, England, 2016

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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 - Lamp in Armstrong Street South, Ballarat, 2015

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Colour photograph of a lamp in Ballarat.

Inscriptions & Markings

Anderson & Ritchie Fitzroy Melb 1988

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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digital photographs - Skipton Pre Olympic Swimming Pool, c2010

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Colour photograph of the Skipton Pre-Olympic Swimming Pool.

Photograph - Colour - Wombat Botanical Gardens, Daylesford, 2019

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An avenue of trees in the Wombat Gardens.

Photograph - Colour - Chellowdene, 37 Wills St, Kew, c1973

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Ann Gervasoni sits at the front of her home, Chellowdene, in Wills Street, Kew.

Historical information

Chellowdene was demolished c1995, and four units were built on the block.

Report - City of Ballarat Collection Management Policy by Ballarat Heritage Services, 2008

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Twenty six page report on the City of Ballarat Town Hall Collection, by Ballarat Heritage Services.

Photograph - Colour - Former Bank of Victoria, Avoca, 2011

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Colour photograph of the Castlemaine Swimming Pool.

Image - A Corrobboree (sic)

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Line image of a Corroboree of Victorian Aborigines.

Photograph - Colour - Avenue of Honour, Ballarat

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Colour photograph of the Ballarat Arch of Victoriy.