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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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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 - Donald Pre Olympic Swimming Pool

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Colour photograph of the Donald Swimming Pool.

digital photographs - Mortlake Pre Olypmic Swimming Pool

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Colour photograph of the Mortlake Swimming Pool.

Photograph - Colour - St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church, Sandon, 2017

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Volcanic Vent Near Mount Franklin, 2007

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A volcanic vent, or depression on one side of Mount Franklin.

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When the ground depresses down at the point of a volcanic vent after a volcano’s magma chamber has been emptied it is known as a caldera, and not a volcano crater. (https://www.universetoday.com/31143/volcano-crater/, accessed 04 March 2019) A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself, making it a large, special form of volcanic crater. A caldera collapse is usually triggered by the emptying of the magma chamber beneath the volcano, as the result of a large volcanic eruption.(https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/caldera.htm)

Photograph - Colour - Guidlford Public Hall, 2017

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Colour photograph of the Guildford Hall.

Photographs - Colour - Bacchus Marsh from the Western Highway, 2019

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Colour photograph of Bacchus Marsh from the Western Highway.

Digital photographs - Hepburn Burras Reserves Premiers 2004

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Footballers from the Hepburn Football Club play football in the snow during the Grand Final of the Central Highlands Football Leaguem in Ballarat.

Photograph - Colour - Hepburn Bathhouse, 2004

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A red brick building with a container in front. It is the historic Hepburn Springs Bathhouse.

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 - wine water and stone opening

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Newspaper clipping - Book launch, Ballarat

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Jill Blee, Edwina Shooter and Clare Gervasoni at a book launch in Ballarat.

digital copy - Mayoral Portrait John Hogan Gervasoni Mayor of Kew 1979-80

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Copy of a black and white photograph of City of Kew Mayor John H. Gervasoni.

Image - Nazareth House, Ballarat

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Colour photograph of a three storey building known as Nazareth House run by the Sisters of Nazareth.

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Nazareth House was founded in 1888. This photograph was taken at the time of the Royal Commission into Institution Child Sex Abuse and the residency of Bishop Mulkearns. The ribbons were highlighting the concept of 'No more silence'.

Image - Black and White - No. 2 Junction Walhalla, c1908

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Black and white photographic postcard of Walhalla, Victoria

Digital photograph - Upper Coliban Reservoir

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Digital photographs - Makers and Shapers Exhibition Warrnambool - Harrison Family

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digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Image - State treason trials

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State Treason trials prisoners as depicted in the Mount Alexander Mail.

Newspaper clipping - Book explores overlooked history of goldfields

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BHS Publishing directors, Clare Gervasoni and Dorothy Wickham, and editor David Nichols at the launch of Deeper Leads: New approaches to Victorian Goldfields History,. The book was a collaborative effort between Ballarat Heritage Services and Melbourne University, editors Keir Reeves and David Nichols.

Digital photograph - Rachel Ellis

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Digital copy of black and white photograph

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Rachel Emily Ellis was born on 20 April 1857. Her parents were Henry Ellis and Eliza Cowper. She lived near Ballarat, before marrying. She died on 31 October 1920 at Southern Cross, Western Australia. The original photograph is in the possession of family members.

Photograph - colour - Ballarat Trained World War Two Nurses Honour Board from the Ballarat Base Hospital, 2017

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Timber Honour Board on display at the Ballarat Base Hospital.

Photograph - Colour - Art Gallery of Ballarat Plaque

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Photograph of a plaque in the entrance foyer of the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Image - On the Somme: French grenadiers bombing the enemy trenches near Maurepas

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Image of French Granadiers during World War One. They are in a trench covered with barbed wire and a fallen tree.

Photograph - Colour - Tomatoes Grown in Ballarat, 2015

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Colour photograph of tomatoes grown in a Ballarat backyard.

Photograph - Colour - Faces in Stonework, Hampton Palace

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Photograph - Colour - Belinzona under construction, 2004

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A series of photographs showing the third Bellinzona under construction. The previous two had burnt down.

Digital copy - Kew Festival Mayor of Kew Jack Gervasoni

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Digital copies black and white

Photograph - Black and White - Hewitt's Soap Factory, Gong Gong

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Black and white photograph of Hewitt's Soap Factory, Gong Gong

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Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Synagogue, 2009

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Colour photographs of the exterior of the Ballarat Synagogue.

Digital photograph - Doors with etched glass, Supreme Court, London

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