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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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PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria 3354

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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 - Canonization of Mary MacKillop

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Colour photograph of the crowd in St Peter's Square, Rome, waiting for the canonization of Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Historical information

Mary MacKillop is Australia's first saint.

Phtotograph - Colour - German Worls War One Trenching on The Somme, France, 2014

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A number of photographs of German World War One Trenching on The Somme, France.

Photograph - Colour - Baconsthorpe Castle

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Digital photograph - Eureka Diorama entrance

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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.

digital photographs - Waverly - Junior training

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Photograph - Black and White - William Ellis

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Photograph - Colour - Bread Oven at the Home of Antonio Gervasoni, Yandoit Creek, 2006

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Colour photographs showing at bread oven at the home of Antonio Gervasoni of Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy.

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This photograph was taken during a tour of the Drystone Asociation to Yandoit. Sir James and Lady Gobbo were in the party.

Map - Bologna, 1924

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Map of Bologna, Italy in 1924

Photograph - Colour - Headstone for Anastasia Hayes

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Book - 'Exploring Ballarat's Garden Heritage' by Michael Taffe

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Exploring Ballarat's Garden Heritage was published by BHS Publishing and written by Michael Taffe.

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Green covered book looking at the history of gardens in Ballarat.

Photograph - Colour - Former Kyneton Mechanics' Institute, 2016

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The former Kyneton Mechanics' Institute.

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The newly renovated Kyneton Mechanics Institute is located next to the Kyneton Bowling Club. It features heritage décor, beautifully restored meeting rooms of various sizes and the main hall which seats approximately 200. A community space suited to exhibitions, theatre, business and private functions. This venue is managed by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council. (http://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Community_Facilities/Find_a_Facility/Kyneton_Mechanics_Institute, accessed 18/10/2016)

Photograph - Colour - Wombat Botanical Gardens, Daylesford, 2019

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An avenue of trees in the Wombat Gardens.

Photograph - Colour - Prime Minister's Avenue of Honour during the Ballarat Begonia Festival, 2017

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Digital photographs - St Brigid's Crossley -

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Program - Bedazzled

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4 pages of white paper with black text, and coloured cover silver with red text

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A group of talented Ballarat young singers and players performed Bedazzled at the Mount Clear Technical High School theatre. Many of them have gone on to musical careers of note.

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Bedazzled, with program outline and players. The Ballarat Light Opera Company Present AN EVENING OF SONG AND DANCE FROM BROADWAY MUSICALS Dedicated to Richard Wagner ORCHESTRA Musical Director Mark Jones Pianist Meredith Gunthorpe Harp Kerry Hanrahan Cello Sue Dodd Synthesizer Paula Heenan Flute Mark Lacey Natalie Jones Percussion Andrew Payne CAST Felicity Counsel, Matthew Brooks, Elizabeth Dale, Andrew Dark, Jacqui Dark, Time Gay, Fiona Hanrahan, Trevor Harris, Kerrie Hanrahan, Mark Jones, Anne Hoppen, Mitchell Leviston, Natalie Jones, Colin Prato, Wnedy McCausland, Toney (sic) Rowenow, Leanne Squires, Jeff Smart, Geoff Wallis

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

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

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

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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.

Image - Major-General Sir Henry G. Chauvel, K.C.M.G., C.B., Commander of the Australian Contingent with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force

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Portrait of Henry Chauvel in uniform during World War One.

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat East High School, Form 6, 1964

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digital photographs - Cobden pre olympic pool

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Colour photograph of the Cobden Swimming Pool.

Photograph - Black and White - Gervasoni Hay Stack at Yandoit Creek

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Members of the Gervasoni Family building a haystack at Yandoit Creek.

Photograph - Colour - Exterior, 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 - Earth Banks, Old Sarum, England, 2016

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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 - Bromley Cross, Bolton

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Digital Photograph - Stonework, 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 - Colour - Tarilta, 2017

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Colour photo Tarilta, Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Nativity Scene displayed at St Brigid's, Crossley, 2016

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A number of plaster nativity statues photographed at St Brigid's Crossley. The staues are by Mattei brothers.

Photograph - Colour - Marganti's Home at Eganstown, 2006

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Colour photographs of Morganti's house at Eganstown.

Letterhead - Ballarat Heritage Services Letterhead, 1997-2009

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Letterhead used by Ballarat Heritage Services for the first 10 years of business.

Photograph - Colour - Graffiti, 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.