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Ballarat Heritage Services specialises in publishing and heritage consultancy. 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 - H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence and AvondaleMemorial, 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.

Photograph - Colour - Cutty Sark exhibition, Greenwich, England

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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.

Digital photograph - housing in Cotham Ward

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Photograph - Colour - St Mary's Church, Dullingham

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Historical information

St Mary's Dullingham is a parish in the Raddesley Benefice.

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Teachers' College Presentation Ball, Ballarat Civic Hall, 1967

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Two women curtsey at the Ballarat Teachers' College Presentation Ball, Ballarat Civic Hall.

Historical information

Ballarat Teacher's College presentation balls were held at the Ballarat Civic Hall. In this photograph are Jan Lee and Dorothy Kinnane.

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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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.

digital photographs - Glenorminston

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Photographs - Colour - Fort Queenscliffe Aleppo Pine and VC Corner, 2015

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The Aleppo Pine at Fort Queenscliff is in the vicinity of VC Corner

Historical information

The Aleppo Pine at Queenscliff is from the original Lone Pine at Gallipoli. It was planted in 1978 be legatee Frank Doolan

Photograph - Colour - Eureka Dinner 2016

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Digital photograph - Upper Coliban Reservoir

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Photograph - Colour - Monument, WWII, Vire, France

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

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Photograph - Colour - Ballarat East Station with Steam Train on the Track, 2016

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Colour photographs showing Ballarat East Railway station.

Photograph - Colour - Blackpool, England

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Photograph - Colour - Vaughan Cemetery, 2017

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digital photographs - Glenthompson

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Photograph - Colour - Seagull

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Digital photograph - Jacqueline Dark and Dorothy Wickham attend Ballarat's International Women's Day Event

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Jacqueline Dark and Dorothy Wickham attend Ballarat's International Women's Day Event

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International Women's Day at the Bell Tower Conference Centre, for the launch of the publication "Amongst Ballarat's Finest". Jacqueline Dark, performer and soloist, Dorothy Wickham, guest speaker.

Image - Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and Captain P. Taylor Complete the Last Leg of a flight to California.

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Black and white photographic image of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and Captain P. Taylor after completing the las leg of a 7365 mile flight to California ahead of schedule.

Image - Invoice from Charles Higgins of Yandoit, 1903

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Invoice fromInvoice from Charles Higgins, baker and confectioner, of Yandoit.

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

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Digital photograph - Graves, Lindisfarne Holy Island, UK

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Inscriptions & Markings

Skull and Cross bones on one grave, inscription of children's deaths on another

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

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Colour photographs of spring flowering at Lambley Nursery featuring tulips.

digital photographs - pre olympic pool

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digital photographs - Lindenow Horticulture

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digital photographs - Lindenow Horticulture

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Digital photograph - Tower Bridge, London, 2016

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Historical information

It took eight years, five major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers to build Tower Bridge. Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the framework for the Towers and Walkways. This framework was clad in Cornish granite and Portland stone to protect the underlying steelwork and to give the Bridge a more pleasing appearance.(http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/bridge-history/)

Image - Rev. John Dunmore Lang

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Portrait of Rev. John Dunmore Lang

Photograph - Colour - Earth Banks, Old Sarum, England

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Historical information

William the Conqueror inherited Old Sarum from the last Saxon king of England. It was an ideal site for a royal castle. It was here in 1070 that William paid off his army after a long and bitter campaign in northern England. It was here in 1086 that he called together all the major landholders in England so they could swear allegiance to him. It was a crucial moment. The Domesday Book was being written, a threatened Viking invasion had only just been averted and William's eldest son was in armed rebellion. Old Sarum was an important place where this Norman king of England held power. In 1794 the Ordnance Survey set out to check the accuracy of the first mapping of Southern England, which had begun ten years earlier. From a point just below Old Sarum Lieutenant William Mudge laid out a base-line 36,574 feet (11,253 metres) long. From each end of the line the positions of distant places were plotted using a huge theodolite made in 1791 by Jesse Ramsden. The accuracy of the process, which was repeated all over England, depended on Jesse Ramsden's craftsmanship and on William Mudge's surveying skill in setting out this first base-line from Old Sarum. The nearer end of Mudge's line is marked by an inscribed stone beside the modern A345 at Old Sarum.

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.

Photograph - Colour - Carisbrook Church Bell Tower

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Digital photographs - St Paul's Cathedral

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Digital photograph Wilsons Promontory after fire - Wilsons Promontory after fire

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Digital photographs

Digital copy - Jack Gervasoni football scrapbook letters

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Digital copies of letters in a football scrapbook.

Photograph - Colour - The Woking Martian H. G. Wells

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Photograph - Colour - Thompson's Foundry, 2013

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Colour photograph of a remnant from Thompson's Foundry inside the Castlemaine market Building.

Photograph - Colour - Older style racing car on display, Ballarat, 2011

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Old red racing car on display in Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Photograph - Colour - Masonic Bible, Mount Franklin Lodge of Hiram, Daylesford 1018

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Digital photograph - Portland

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Book - Masonic Bible

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Blue covered masonic bible.

Historical information

Bible belonging to David Kinnane, Yarrowee Lodge, Number 10.

Photograph - Colour - Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat,

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Colour photograph of the architectural detail of Craig's Royal Hotel.

Map - Pisa, 1924

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Map of Pisa, Italy in 1924

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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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.

Photograph - Colour - James Russell Thomson Memorial, Ballarat Town Hall

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Photograph of the James Russell Thomson memorial in the Ballarat Town Hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

In grateful record of the values bequest by James Russell Thomson of Statuary in the Botani Gardens A.D. 1888 Testator was a native of Airdrie, Scotland, resident 35 years at Ballaarat. Obit May 26, 1886, Aetat 68.

Digital photographs - War Memorial Kew

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Digital images of the Kew War Memorial and the former Kew POst Office.

Photograph - Colour - Lacock Village, England

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Historical information

Lacock Village, England, was the place that Harry Potter was filmed.