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

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Colour photograph of stonemason's marks on bluestone.

Photograph - Colour - Dana Street Primary School (No. 33) World War One Honour Board, c2010

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Timber honour board in the entrance foyer of Dana Street Primary School. names include: L.J. Curnow, W. Daly, M. Dixon, S.E.A. Dean, O.T. Dell, R. Eva, F. Eggington, S.P. Eddy, C. Frost, A.W. Fitzgerald, L.G. Fitzgerald, F. Feary, S. Fox, C.H. Falla, C.E. Fa;;a. H.C. Foote, J. Hammond. F.J. Harris. F.E. Hillman, J. Hunter, R.A. Hind, R.V. Horsfall, R.G. Hutson. H. Jones, R. Jamieson, C. Kerr, C.R. Kift, P. Kraiscill, A. Lancaster, C.W. Lee, I.T. Lilburn. R.E.N. Murphy, H. marks, H.H. Martell, P.W.G. Moon. G.P. Merz, A. McGoldrick, W.E. Moon, C.R. Ince, W.J. Peacock, W. Pollard, N. Pinney. C. Pike, J.R. Doney, A.R. Doney, R.E. Rowlands, A.E. Rowlands, L. Rowlands, C. Snell, R. Snell, J. Snell, W. Wilberforce, N.F. Wellington, H. Williams, E. Wallace, S. Wallace, H.S. Yates, A. Yates, T.E. Yates,

Photograph - Colour - River at Avoca, 2011

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Photograph - Colour - Buchan Cemetery, Victoria

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Colour photographs of the headstones at Buchan Cemetery.

Photograph - Colour - Trees at Drummond State School, 2016

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Trees in the grounds of Drummond State School.

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The trees were possibly planted on Arbour Day.

Photograph - Colour - Plaque, Admiral Lord Nelson, Aylsham, England

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PLaque at Aylsham, England.

Photograph - Colour - Avoca, 2011

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Map - Genoa, 1924

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Map of Genoa, Italy in 1924

Digital Photograph - Richmond Castle, UK

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Newspaper article - Central Highlands Historical Association Expo, 2001

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Digital photograph - Victorian Community Heritage Awards 2005

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Members of Ballarat Hertiage Services attend the Victorian Community Heritage Awards.

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BHS Publishing were the overall winners of the Victorian Community Heritage Awards 2005 for their publication "The Eureka Encyclopaedia".

Photograph - Colour - William Collard Smith Memorial, Ballarat Town Hall [detail], c1892

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Photograph of the City of Ballarat Coat of Arms on a marble memorial in the Ballarat Town Hall dedicated to William Collard Smith.

Inscriptions & Markings

In Memoriam Lt. Col. William Collard Smith M.L.A. Ballaarat West Member of the Municipal Council of Ballaarat From 1856 until 1892 Chairmand 1860-1. Mayor 1874 and 1887 Obiit 20th Ovtober 1894.

Photograph - Black and White - Daylesford Grocers Ken Cantilon and Gus Gervasoni

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Two men stand in a Daylesford Grocery Store. They are Ken Cantilon (left) and Gus Gervasoni, who wears a grocer's apron.

Photograph - Colour - Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, 2011

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Colour photograph of the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.

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

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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.

digital photographs - Pre Olypmic Swimming Pool

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Photograph - Colour - Mount Franklin Near Daylesford

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Digital photograph - New Year's Eve, Sydney Opera House

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Series of photographs taken from Sydney Opera House showing New Year's fireworks.

Doily

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Circular crocheted doily by Anne Gervasoni (Pedretti) of Daylesford. The doily was given to her future daugher-in-law, Kathleen Carroll who married John Hogan Gervasoni (Son of Gus Gervasoni and Elizabeth Hogan).

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Anne Pedretti was born at Elevated Plains on 15 September 1875, the daughter of Martino Pedretti and Sarah Ind. She married George Gervasoni of Yandoit, and died at Dayesford on 13 August 1957. Annie Gervasoni was known for her crochet ability, and according to folklore could crochet the Lords Prayer without a pattern.

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

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Photograph - Colour - Warrnambool

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Photograph - Black and White - John Joseph Gervasoni and Friend

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Black and white photograph of two Australian World War One soldiers. John Joseph Gervasoni of Yandoit is on the right,

Book - Back Cover of "Eureka Flag: Our Starry Banner"

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Back Back of "Eureka Flag: Our Starry Banner" showing Val D'Angri conserving the Eureka Flag.

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This is the back cover of the book about the Eureka Flag, showing Val D'Angri conserving the Eureka Flag.

Book - 'Celebrating Clunes' by Clare Gervasoni

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Yellow soft covered book outlining the way the people of Clunes have celebrated events.

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Celebrating Clunes was published by BHS Publishing and written by Clare Gervasoni.

Postcard - The Blowhole, Hepburn, Victoria

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Black and white postcard of the Blowhole in Hepburn Regional Park.

Photograph - Colour - Baconsthorpe Castle

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Photograph - Black and White - Fairy Dell, Tipperary, Daylesford

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A group of people beside a creek at Fary Dell, Tipperary.

Photograph - Colour - Fitzroy Football Club's Last Melbourne Game

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Colour photographs of Fitzroy Football Club's Last Melbourne Game.

digital copy - Kew footballers Peter Cooper and Niall McAllister with Mayor of Kew (Gervasoni) 1979

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Copy of colour photograph of two North Kew Footballers with City of Kew Mayor Cr John H. Gervasoni. Left to right: Peter Cooper, Jack Gervasoni, Niall McAllister at Stradbroke Park, Kew

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Jack and Kathleen Gervasoni ran North Kew Newsagency at 93 Willsmere Road for 17 years. Peter Cooper and Niall McAllister where two of a multitude of paperboys who worked at the newsagency.

Digital Photograph - Monument, Vire, France

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Colour photograph of a monument in in Vire, France

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.

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

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Photograph - Colour - End of Grandstand, City Oval, Ballarat

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Colour photograph of the grandstand at Ballarat City Oval.

Photograph - Black and White - Portrait of a Man

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Photographic portrait of a man

Photograph - Colour - Agitation Hill, Chewton, 2011

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digital photographs - birregurra

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digital photographs - Tallangatta

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Digital photographs - Infant Jesus Stained Glass window Koroit

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Digital photograph - Cape Bridgewater

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Photograph - Camberville Main Street Interpretation Panel, 2014

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Digital photographs - Port Fairy and Killarney from Kelly's Swamp

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Image - Queen Victoria Statue

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Photograph of a whte marble bust of Queen Victoria from the Ballarat Town Hall.

Digital photographs - Yarra River Melbourne Docklands Bolte Bridge

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Photograph - Colour - Digby Avenue of Honour, Victoria

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Photograph - Colour - Dedication of Annie Maynard Westcott's Grave, Ballarat Old Cemetery, 2016

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digital photographs - Central Highlands Football League Grand Final, 2004

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Colour photograph of Premiers of the CHFL for 2004, Hepburn Football Club.

Historical information

The grand final was played at the North Ballarat Football Ground.

Digital photograph - Marriage Certificate Julien Hardy

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Julien Hardy married Elizabeth Sophia Francis (a widow) from Basle, Switzerland at St John's Anglican Church, Melbourne on 14 August 1858. According to the certificate, he was a stonemason, living at 27 Victoria Street, North Melbourne. His father was Julien Hardy, a carpenter, and his mother was Jean Marie Penton. He was born at Mon Joie, Normandy, France, near the town of Vire. Elizabeth Sophia Francis was the daughter of Nicholas Cage? Burchardt, a banker, and Elizabeth Leslin. The witnesses were Claude Pottee and Marie Petitjean.

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.

digital photographs - Omeo

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Photograph - Black and White - St Peter's Daylesford Communion Breakfast, 1930

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Black and white photograph taken in Daylesford Town Hall depicting numerous men standing, and sitting at tables during the St Peter's Catholic Church Communion Breakfast. Arch Bishop Daniel Mannix stands centre back.

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"ST. PETER'S DAYLESFORD. General Communion and Breakfast. On Sunday November 9, a general Communion of the men; of the parish will be held in St Peter's Church, Daylesford. A communion breakfast will subsequently take place."<ref>Melbourne Advocate, 30 October 1930.</ref> "General Communion and Breakfast, Daylesford War Memorial Protest by Rev. Dr. Collins Rights of Catholics Ignored THE splendid Catholicity of the Daylesford parish was demonstrated on Sunday morning last when a general Communion of the men of the parish took place at the 8 o'clock Mass at St. Peter's Church. This proud and edifying demonstration of faith concluded a very successful mission in the parish, conducted by the Rev. Fr. O'Flynn, C.SS.R., and Rev. Fr. Frean, C.SS.R., Daylesford parish is fairly scattered, and from every corner of it came men to take their part in the general Communion. The missioners and the Rev. W. M. Collins. D.D., P.P.. have reason to be deeply gratified at the result of the mission. His Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne (Most Rev. Dr. Mannix) was the celebrant of the Mass. He was assisted in administering the Sacrament by Rev. Dr. Collins. At the close of the Mass the hymn, "Faith of Our Fathers." was sung. The breakfast was served in the Daylesford Town Hall, the men marching there from the church. More than 250 partook of breakfast. In the balcony were lady parishioners who wished to listen to the speeches. His Grace the Archbishop was at the head table, and with him were Rev. W. M. Collins, P.P.; Crs. Bolton and Gleeson (Shire of Glenlyon), and Courtney (Shire of Davlesford); Messrs. Cleary and Egan (Blampied). Mr. J. T. Murphy. Mr. Considine, and Mr. O'Donnell (BuIIarto). Several selections were played by the Holy Cross Convent orchestra, Daylesford, and the catering was admirably carried out by Mrs. Mann. It was a well-organised and successful function, and the general arrangements reflected the highest credit on the Rev. Dr. Collins and those associated with him. Much favourable comment was made upon the great success achieved. A WAR MEMORIAL SERVICE. Strong Protest by Rev. Dr. Collins. The Rev. Dr. Collins said it was no exaggeration for him to say that he was a proud pastor that day. He had reason to be proud of the magnificent demonstration of faith made by the Catholic men of the parish at St. Peter's Church. It was promoted by a supernatural motive, and the men were sure to get their reward. He knew that many men had attended at great sacrifice, and that numbers had to grope about in the early hours to get everything in readiness at their farms and dairies. He was deeply thankful for the fine response made by the men to his invitation, and no greater encouragement could be given to him in his work in the parish. They had made a creditable demonstration before the people of Daylesford, whose good opinion they valued and wanted to retain. Catholics were part of the community, and the community's troubles were their troubles. Generally they had a few of their own troubles, but they were not wanting in helping the community to bear its troubles. Just now they were passing through a difficult time. The surrounding shires seemed to be better off than Daylesford, but the municipal fathers at Daylesford had spent a lot of money wisely in attracting tourists to the beautiful district. The money spent, he was certain, would come back a hundredfold. They appreciated the good work done by the municipal authorities, and were prepared to do their part in shoulder-ing their civic obligations. A Frankly Protestant Memorial Service. He could not let the occasion pass without calling the attention of the Daylesford people to an injustice that was being done the Catholic body, unwittingly he believed. Hie referred to the ceremony for the unveiling of the Soldiers' Memorial. It had been decided to adopt a frankly Protestant service. Catholics could not take part in a non-Catholic service, and that was not due in any way to any recent whim or caprice. Catholics had made common sacrifices, and the war memorial should stand for the Catholic boys who had fallen as well as non-Catholic soldiers. Catholics had contributed towards the cost of the memorial, and yet a programme had been adopted on the occasion of the public unveiling that excluded Catholics from taking part. They had a right to be at the ceremony, but it was asking them too much to shed their principles in order to be present. Their forefathers did not shed their principles when there was much more at stake, and they did not intend to shed theirs. They took that stand for Faith, and were still loyal citizens of Australia. The great majority, he was certain, did not realise the difficulties of Catholics, and that the stand taken was a matter of principle. There was always a minority, however, who were ever ready to score a victory over Rome at any price. Thanks to Non-Catholics. Having made his protest, he would not be honest if he did not express his gratitude to many non-Catholics in Daylesford for their help. In the Boxing Day carnival, which was their principal effort on behalf of the schools, non-Catholics gave splendid support, which he very much appreciated. The success of the carnival was dependent to a large extent on the generous help of Protestants. He trusted that the Catholic men generally would take note of what he said, and turn over a new leaf, as so many new leaves had been turned over since the mission. Missioners and Nuns Thanked. The work of the Redemptorist Fathers had been fruitful of results in the parish, and what they had done had paved the way for the magnificent men's demonstration. He wished heartily to thank the Fathers, and his thanks were also due to the Holy Cross Convent. If the Faith were strong in Daylesford, it was largely due to the Catholic schools in the district. They should never forget the Presentation nuns, and should be prepared to help them in every possible way. He was very thankful to the Rev. Mother for her kindness in entertaining many at the convent, and also for providing the orchestra at the Communion breakfast. A Splendid Success. He was greatly delighted at the presence of his Grace the Archbishop. When he started to talk about the breakfast, many told him it would not be a success. First of all, it was intended to hold the breakfast in the schoolroom, but the response was so good that it was considered they should get the Rex Theatre. Finally, they were compelled to take the Town Hall in order to accommodate the large number who purchased tickets. The presence of his Grace gave additional lustre to the successful demonstration. He was proud of the men of the parish, and hoped God would bless them and their families. (Applause.) The first toast honoured was that of "The Pope and the King." WELCOME TO HIS GRACE Proposing the toast of "His Grace the Archbishop," Cr. J. Bolton said he wished to congratulate the Rev. Dr. Collins on the wonderful success of the two functions. All parts of the parish were represented at the general Communion in St. Peter's Church, and it was an inspiring spectacle. It showed that the Faith was deep and strong in Daylesford. A great privilege had been given to them, and they owed grateful thanks to the Rev. Dr. Collins. He wished to welcome his Grace the Archbishop, and he trusted that he would enjoy his visit to the district. The country was passing through a difficult time at present, and it required plenty of clear thinking and acting to put things right again. He hoped his Grace would touch on the situation, and give them the benefit of his thoughtful and wellreasoned views. Whatever his Grace said would be worth listening to. (Applause.) THE ARCHBISHOP CONGRATULATES PASTOR AND PEOPLE. DAYLESFORD A MODEL PARISH. His Grace the Archbishop said he need not assure them that he came to Daylesford with great pleasure. His visits to Daylesford were always pleasant, but the present visit was addi-tionally pleasant and memorable because he had the opportunity of assisting at one of the most inspiring functions that it had ever been his good fortune to attend. He was really touched to the heart when he stood on the altar and saw the beautiful St. Peter's Church—there were few churches to compare with it in the country—filled with the men of Daylesford and of the surrounding districts. Practically all the Catholic men in the parish were present at the general Communion, and it gave him very deep satisfaction and genuine pleasure to be amongst them. As the Rev. Dr. Collins and Cr. Bolton had said, it was a proof of the depth and soundness of the Faith of the Catholic people of the parish. He wished to congratulate the Rev. Dr. Collins upon the magnificent success that had attended his efforts since he came to Daylesford. He thought the Rev. Dr. Collins had been a very happy man since he took up work in the parish. He came to Daylesford more or less broken in health, and his best friends were doubtful whether his health would stand the strain of parochial duty. However, he had never looked back. He doubted if Dr. Collins would care to leave Daylesford, unless he were appointed Prefect of Propaganda, Rome, or some very high distinction was conferred on him. At all events, things had gone on well with Dr. Collins since he came to Daylesford, and he could see some of the reason for it in looking at the fine gathering before him. The Rev. Dr. Collins was a very zealous and spiritual man, and his lot had been cast amongst people who had responded to his labours. ... (Melbourne Advocate, 13 November 1930)