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Ballarat Heritage Services takes 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, 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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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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Digital photographs - Ballarat's Sturt Street gardens christmas - garage

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Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat East High School 1957

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Colour - Building at 1006 Sturt Street, Ballarat, 2011

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Colour photograph of a building on Sturt Streets taken from the Sturt Street Gardens.

Historical information

This building was established in 1857.

Photograph - Colour - City of Kew Mayor, Cr John H. Gervasoni at North Kew Kindergarten

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Colour photograph of Mayor Cr Jack Gervasoni reading a story at NOrth Kew Kindergarten.

Image - Alfred Deakin M.H.R.

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Black and white image of Alfred Deakin.

Historical information

Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Australia, in office for three separate terms – 1903 to 1904, 1905 to 1908, and 1909 to 1910. Before entering office, he was a leader of the movement for Australian federation. (Wikipedia)

Photograph - Colour - H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence and Avondale Memorial [detail], Ballarat Town Hall, c1892

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Photograph of a marble memorial in the Ballarat Town Hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

In Memoriam H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence and Avondale Obit January 14th 1892. This tablet was erected by the Citizens of Ballarat in the Month of September 1892.

Photorgraphs - Colour - Melbourne From the Bolte Bridge, 2019

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Colour photograph Melbourne's highrise buildings.

Photograph - Colour - Irish handwork

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Hand embroidered doyley with hand crocheted edge.

Photograph - Colour - Trees at Drummond State School, 2016

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Trees in the grounds of Drummond State School.

Historical information

The trees were possibly planted on Arbour Day.

Photograph - Colour - Tarilta, 2017

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Colour photograph of Tarilta, Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Stone Bridge, near Durham, England

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Photorgraphs - Colour - Melbourne From the Bolte Bridge, 2019

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Colour photograph Melbourne's highrise buildings.

Photograph - Colour - Spring at Lambley Nursery, Ascot, 2017

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Colour photographs of tulips at Lambley Nursery.

Photograph - Heronswood, Dromana, Victoria, 2018

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Colour photograph at Heronswood, Dromana. Left to right: Ann Gervasoni, Clare Gervasoni, Kathleen Gervasoni

Digital photographs - making bullboar Hepburn

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Photograph - Colour - Wayne Phillipson, Avebury World Heritage Site, Prehistoric Monuments, England

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Colour photograph of Avebury World Heritage Site.

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Colour photograph of the Silbury Hill, an immense Neolithic man-made mound part of the Avebury World Heritage Site. The Avebury World Heritage Site is a complex of outstanding prehistoric monuments comprising Windmill Hill (Early Neolithic enclosure and Bronze Age burial mounds); Silbury Hill; West Kennet Long Barrow; Avebury Stone Circles and West Kennet Avenue; The Sanctuary (site of stone and timber circles). It is part of National Trust and English Heritage. Visitors may walk to sites.

Photograph - Colour - Avebury World Heritage Site, Prehistoric Monuments, England

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Photograph - Colour - First Overseas Wirelss Message Memorial, Queencliff, 2015

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Colour photographs of a stone memorial commeorating the first overseas wireless message sent from Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

From this spot on twlfth July 1906 The first overseas wireless messages from Australia were sent by Lord Northcote Governor-General Sir R. Talbot Governor Hon. A. Deakin Prime Minister Hon. A Chapman Postmaster General Hon. R.A. Crouch M.P, For Corio Equipment supplied and operated bu Marconi Wireless Coy Ltd

Photograph - Henty School Memorial, 2015

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Colour photograph of a memorial commemorating the Henty School, Major Mitchell, the Henty Brothers and Alexander Peacock.

Historical information

The memorial was unveiled on 16 September 1927 by the Hon. A.S. Rodgers, M.H.R. in front of a large gathering. Radio Station 3LO broadcast the National Anthem at the prearranged time of 2.00 pm and the announcer, in a Melbourne studio, read an address prepared by James Sexton. The gathering listened to the broadcast on a six-valve radio set, loaned by Mr J. James.

Digital photograph - Portland, Victoria

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Colour photograph of a cannon at Portland, Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Thornhill Reef Quartz Roasting Kilns, 2017

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Colour photographs of the Thornhill Reef Quartz Roasting Kilns in the Muckleford State Forest.

Photograph - Colour - Grave in Vaughan Cemetery, 2017

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Hand forged iron fence around the Ellen Smith headstone.

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 - Vaughan Chinese Cemetery, 2017

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Photpgraph of Vaughan Cemetery, Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Maurie Gervasoni at Yandoit Creek, 2006

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Colour photograph of Maurie Gervasoni sitting in front of a drystone wall at Yandoit.

Historical information

This photograph was taken during a tour of the Drystone Asociation to Yandoit. Sir James and Lady Gobbo were in the party. Maurie Gervasoni is the son of Cling Gervasoni and Grandson of Carlo Gervasoni of San Gallo, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy.

Image - Melbourne Port on the Yarra River, c1918

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Black and white image of the Port of Melbourne.

Photograph - Colour - Grave at Vaughan Chinese Cemetery, 2017

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Inscriptions & Markings

This site was used as a burial ground from 1855 (about) to 1859. European and Chinese pioneers rest here. The Bendigo Chinese Society Honouring the memory of their Countrymen, fenced the site, 1928 Population of Vaughan 1859, 13000

Image - Ballarat From Bakery Hill

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Image of a Ballarat streetscape from Bakery Hill.

Map - King George's Sound

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

Digital photograph - Horses in Sturt Street, Ballarat Heritage Weekend

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Colour photograph of a horse team in the main street of Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.