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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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Photograph - Colour - Statue of Roma Mitchell, Adelaide, 2000

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Photograph of a statue of Roma Mitchell

Newspaper clipping - Symbolism in the Cemetery

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Dorothy Wickham contributed many articles to the weekend pages of the Ballarat Courier for many years. This article appeared in The Courier, nd.

Image - Poster Announcing Victoria's Separation from New South Wales, 1851

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Black and white image of a poster announcing the separation of Victoria from New South Wales.

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From Victoria and Metropolis.

Map - Map Illustrating Voyage of Ban Neck's Fleet to Dutch East Indies, 1598-1600

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

Photograph - Colour - Masons' Marks, Old Sarum, England, English Heritage Site, 2016

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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 - Tower Hill Cemetery, 2009

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Colour photograph of a headstone in the Tower Hill Cemetery.

Photograph - Colour - Smeaton World War One Honour Board

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Photograph of the Smeaton World War One Honour Board on display in the Smeaton Primary School in 2013.

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.

Image - Black and White - John Hodgson, MLC, Leading Member of the Gold Enquiry Committee, 1853

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Image of John Hodgson, a politician an committee member of the Victorian Goldfields Enquiry of 1853.

Photograph - Colour - Waratah

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Colour photograph of a waratah flower

Image - The Presbytery, Coburg, c1897

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Black and white image of the double storey presbytery at Coburg, Melbourne.

Photograph - Redesdale Bridge, 2016

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A number of colour photographs showing the historic bridge at Metcalfe.

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The Redesdale Bridge is a wrought iron and timber structure with bluestone abutments which was installed over the Campaspe River in January 1868, although the bridge actually bears the date 1867. In 1859, the "Herald of the Morning", a ship carrying a cargo including 350 tons of ironwork for the Hawthorn bridge, caught fire and was scuttled a quarter of a mile off the jetty at Sandridge. A Melbourne salvaging firm raised the ironwork from the bottom of the bay, but after details of an arranged sale to the government caused a scandal in Parliament, the material was sold privately to the Melbourne foundry Langlands & Co. Two hundred tons of it was sold to the goldfields shires of McIvor and Metcalfe for only £1000. The bridge was designed by engineer TB Muntz and built by a contractor named Doran, and was completed late and considerably over budget at £6274. The bridge spans 45.7m across the river and has two roadways which are carried between three metal lattice girders in a through truss configuration. The design for the Hawthorn bridge had the deck supported over the trusses, and to stiffen the through truss configuration three sets of distinctive paired arches connect the trusses above the roadways. The roadway decking is constructed of longitudinally placed timbers on timber cross girders which rest on the lower chords of the trusses. (Heritage Victoria) \

Image - A Landing on the River Murray, c1918

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Photograph - Colour - Stephen Henwood Grave at Sandon Cemetery, 2017

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Sacred to the memory of Stephen Henwood beloved husband of Mary Keast who died at Strangways June 27th 1901 aged 69 years.

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

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Colour photograph of a brick church at Sandon, Victoria.

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A small wooden school (22' x 14') was erected in Sandon by Father Patrick Smyth in 1859 (and at Golden Point) which was used for Mass and came to be regarded as a chapel. Twenty-three years later, a brick church was built by Father Allen at a cost of 1,000 pounds. The Church was blessed by Archbishop Goold on May 6th 1883 and dedicated to St Laurence. The 1940s saw some refurbishment and in 2002 a major restoration project was undertaken. St Laurence's was restored from roof to footings, by a dedicated band of volunteers and trades people. Work was completed mid 2003 and in November 2003 St Laurence's was re-dedicated with the celebration of Mass and a picnic tea.

Photograph - Colour - Hughes Engine House, Moonta, 2013

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Three colour images of Hancock's Heap, Moonta.

Photograph - Colour - Stained Glass Window in Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Koroit, 2010

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Colour photograph of the Catholic presbytery at Koroit, Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Melbourne from Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 2018

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Colour photograph of a highrise buildings in Melbourne.

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Celebrations 1937

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I suspect that these are photographs before the celebrations for the coronation. See The Argus 13 May 1937 "Celebrations in Many Country Towns" Ballarat Celebrations BALLARAT Wednesday - Special Coronation celebrations were largely attended In the morning there was a service In Christ Church, at which representatlves of the council and other public bodies were present There was a similar gathering in St Andrew's Kirk At a civic service in the Alfred Hall in the afternoon the address was given by the Bishop of Ballarat (the Right Rev W Johnson). Bishop Johnson spoke of the personal association of King George V with his people, and said that the present King and Queen would be equally concerned with the welfare of their subjects The Revs H A Horsfall and B E Williams co-operated In the service, which was presided over by the Mayor (Councillor J Pryor) Mr Lloyd Lindsay recited Mase?Coronation ode and Miss W Ritchie sang "Land of Hope and Glory ' At night a Coronation concert was held in the Alfred Hall

Digital photograph - Stone walls, Lindisfarne Island, UK

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Photograph - Colour - Avoca, 2011

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Photograph - Colour - Figureheads, Cutty Sark vessel and exhibition, Greenwich, England

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The Long John Silver Collection of Figureheads is displayed alongside the Cutty Sark. It is the largest collection of Merchant Navy figureheads in the world. It was given to Cutty Sark in 1953 by Sydney Cumbers, also known as Captain Long John Silver because of his eye patch. These figure heads come from vessels mostly dating from the 19th century and the collection, like Cutty Sark herself, is dedicated as a memorial to the men of the Merchant Navy. 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 - Soundshell, Gillies Street, Ballarat

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Colour photographs of a soundshell in Ballarat, which is an excellent example of Brutalist architecture. Built in 1962 it is situated on the Ballarat Northern Gardens.

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The soundshell in the Ballarat Gardens was built in 1962.

Image - Williamstown, on the western side of Hobson's Bay

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Williamstown, on the western side of Hobson's Bay

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Sir Henry Barkly was the Governor of Victoria from 12 December 1856 until 09 September 1963.

Photograph - Colour - Swimming Pool, playground at Ballarat Female Refuge

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postcard size coloured photo

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This playground was made adjacent to the Ballarat Female Refuge for the use of babies and toddlers of the unmarried mothers at the Home.

Digital Photograph - Filming Fingal's Finest Day, Malahide Castle, 2016

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Generations of the Talbot family have called Malahide Castle home. They played significant roles in Irish political and social life. Set in 260 acres the castle is only 10 minutes from Dublin airport. https://www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie/ According to wikipedia See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Rising#Fingal In Fingal (or north County Dublin), about 60 Volunteers mobilised near Swords. They belonged to the 5th Battalion of the Dublin Brigade (also known as the Fingal Battalion), and were led by Thomas Ashe and his second in command, Richard Mulcahy. Unlike the rebels elsewhere, the Fingal Battalion successfully employed guerrilla tactics. They set up camp and Ashe split the battalion into four sections: three would undertake operations while the fourth was kept in reserve, guarding camp and foraging for food. The Volunteers moved against the RIC barracks in Swords, Donabate and Garristown, forcing the RIC to surrender and seizing all the weapons. They also damaged railway lines and cut telegraph wires. The railway line at Blanchardstown was bombed to prevent a troop train reaching Dublin. This derailed a cattle train, which had been sent ahead of the troop train. The only large-scale engagement of the Rising, outside Dublin city, was at Ashbourne. On Friday, about 35 Fingal Volunteers surrounded the Ashbourne RIC barracks and called on it to surrender, but the RIC responded with a volley of gunfire. A firefight followed, and the RIC surrendered after the Volunteers attacked the building with a homemade grenade. Before the surrender could be taken, up to sixty RIC men arrived in a convoy, sparking a five-hour gun battle, in which eight RIC men were killed and 18 wounded. Two Volunteers were also killed and five wounded, and a civilian was fatally shot. The RIC surrendered and were disarmed. Ashe let them go after warning them not to fight against the Irish Republic again. Ashe's men camped at Kilsalaghan near Dublin until they received orders to surrender on Saturday. The Fingal Battalion's tactics during the Rising foreshadowed those of the IRA during the War of Independence that followed. Volunteer contingents also mobilised nearby in counties Meath and Louth, but proved unable to link up with the North Dublin unit until after it had surrendered. In County Louth, Volunteers shot dead an RIC man near the village of Castlebellingham on 24 April, in an incident in which 15 RIC men were also taken prisoner.

Image - Thomas F. Meagher

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Portrait of Thomas F. Meagher who was associated with the Young Ireland movement.

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Thomas Francis Meagher was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848. After being convicted of sedition, he was first sentenced to death, but received transportation for life to Van Diemen's Land in Australia. (Wikipedia)

Photograph - Colour - Koala at Tower Hill, 2013

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Colour photograph of a Koala in a tree at Tower Hill, Victoria.

Digital Photographs - Love Your Sister Hepburn Homecoming Savoia Hotel, Hepburn Springs

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Digital Photographs of the Daylesford Brass Band leading hometown boy, Samuel Johnson, into Hepburn Springs during his world record breaking unicycle ride around Australia raising money for his cancer charity "Love Your Sister". The leg of the ride ended at the Hepburn Springs Savoia Hotel, where Samuel Johnson worked as a barman.

Photograph - Colour - St John's Anglican Church, Port Albert, 2011

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Weatherboard church at Port Albert