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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 - Mount Franklin Near Daylesford

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Digital photographs - Sailing on sydney harbour - vivid in torrential rain

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digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Photograph - Colour - Greenwich Chapel and Museum, England

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Greenwich Palace no longer exists however archaeology had added greatly to our understanding of life at the Tudor Court at Greenwich. Since 1971 there have been well over 20 digs on the site. Many wonderful and intriguing items from gold coins to tiled floors and human skeletons have been found. The first major dig uncovered the structure of the royal apartments next to the river. Not only did it clarify the floor plan but finds included some rare Tudor ceiling decorations, a hoard of gold coins and many personal items such as dice used for gaming. Perhaps the most revealing excavations have been the most recent. In 2005 while monitoring the digging of a drainage trench archaeologists found brickwork and tiles that formed the floor of the east end of the Tudor Chapel Royal where the altar once stood.

Photograph - Colour - Smith's Beach, 2011

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Colour photographs of Smith's Beach.

Photograph - Colour - Sign Alwington, Devon, England

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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 photograph - Cape Bridgewater

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Photograph - Colour - Grave of Sally Dark, Churchyard, Alwington, Devon, England

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Digital photograph - Victorian Community Heritage Awards, 2005

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BHS Publishing winners of the Victorian Community Heritage Awards, 2005 for their publication The Eureka Encyclopaedia. Justin Corfield, Mr Corfield, Wayne Phillipson, and Dorothy Wickham. Second photograph: Justin Corfield, Clare Gervasoni and Dorothy Wickham.

Photograph - Colour - Avoca War Memorial, 2011

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Colour photograph of the Avoca World War One.

Digital photograph - New Year's Eve Sydney 2003

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The Sydney Opera House construction began on 2 March 1959. Danish architect Jørn Utzon who had won the competition arrived in Australia with a bronze plaque that can still be seen on the steps today and was placed at the point where the axes of the two halls intersect. Due to problems with the site and construction Utzon resigned and Australian architect Peter Hall took over. The Opera House was completed on 20 October 1973 and has seen many remarkable operatic and musical performances. Currently in 2017 it is undergoing renovations.

Photograph - Colour - Earth Banks, Old Sarum, England

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

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Digital photograph - Portland

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

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Digital Photograph - Marks on pavement stones, Durham, UK

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Digital photographs - geology stingray bay / middle island

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Photograph - Colour - Edward Stone Parker Memorial, Franklinford

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"Edward Stone Parker 1802-1865 Regional Pioneer, Protector of Aborigines Established the Loddon Aboriginal Station Homestead, Church and School near this site in 1841. His devoted service remains a challenge and an Inspiration. April 1965."

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Photograph - Colour - Galway Bay, Ireland - The Wild Atlantic Way, 2016

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Photograph - North Kew Newsagency, 93 Willsmere Road, North Kew, 2017

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North Kew Newsagency, 93 Willsmere Road, North Kew.

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat District Hospital

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A double storey hospital in Drummond Street Ballarat.

digital photographs - pre olympic pool

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Digital Photograph - Marks on wall, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Three colour photographs of marks on wall, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Trades Hall Plaque, 2016

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Ballarat Trades Hall is registered by the Heritage Council of Victoria Designed by the Ballarat architects James and Piper, built in 1887-8, and continuously used since then as a meeting place and offices for Ballarat's trade unios, this grand Victorian Mannerist style bilding reflects the rowing status of organised labour in Victoria Victorian Heritage Register Number H0657

Digital photograph - Constance Johnson Memorial Service

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Photograph - Colour - Roof on porch, Church, Alwington, Devon, England

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Photograph - Black and White - Yandoit Brass Band

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Thirteen members of the Yandoit Brass Band at Righetti's spring, Yandoit. Standing left to right: Jim Righetti, Louis Gervasoni, ? , John Gervasoni, John Minotti, Peter Righetti, Don Minotti, ? , ? , ? Seating left to right: ? , Fred Schroeder, Carlo Sartori, ?

Newspaper clipping - Eureka: Great Debate

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Newspaper clipping showing a photograph of Jack Harvey, Peter Butters, Dorothy Wickham, Val D'Angri, and Catherine King.

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Central Highlands Historical Association (CHHA) Expo in October 2004 held a great debate "1854: Eureka and all that" for the 150th anniversary of Eureka. Speakers included Jack Harvey, Peter Butters, Dorothy Wickham, and Val D'Angri. The session was chaired by Catherine King MHR. Newspaper article from The Courier dated Monday 4 October 2004

Photograph - Colour - 'Penguins' in Sturt Street, Ballarat

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Winter Wonderland, 2017

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 - Carty Gravestone, Warrnambool Cemetery

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Marble headstone for Jeremiah and Bridget Carty in the Warrnambool Cemetery. Includes sculptural flowes, bird and wreath.

Photograph - Colour - Grave at Vaughan Chinese Cemetery, 2017

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Inscriptions & Markings

This site was used as a burial ground from 1855 (about) to 1859. European and Chinese pioneers rest here. The Bendigo Chinese Society Honouring the memory of their Countrymen, fenced the site, 1928 Population of Vaughan 1859, 13000

Digital photographs - Sturt Street gardens christmas

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Digital photographs - Malvern Police Station

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Photograph - Entrance to Merino Downs Henty, 2015

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Colour photograph of land around Merino Downs, Henty

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Merino Downs was the property of early squatters the Henty brothers. Pentonvillian Axile George Ind worked for the Henty's at Merino Downs after his arrival at Portland in 1845. The Henty Girls were witnesses to his marriage.

digital photographs - Museum Australia (Victoria) Awards, 2017

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Martin Foley at the Museums Australia (Victoria) awards.

Digital photographs - getting the ducks back in the boat

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digital photographs - pre olympic pool

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Photograph - Colour - Tower Hill Cemetery, 2009

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Colour photograph of a headstone in the Tower Hill Cemetery.

Image - Australian Expeditionary Force Training Camp at Ballarat, 1915

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Two photographs showing World War One soldiers training camp at Ballarat, including a number of soldiers standing in front of a tent waiting for a medical examination.

Digital photographs - 150 anniversary of the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve - Clare and Jenny at the shadow

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Image - Visit of the American Fleet, Syndey, 1908

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Black and white photographic image of the American Fleet parading down a street in Sydney.

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On 20 August 1908 well over half a million Sydneysiders turned out to watch the arrival of the United States (US) Navy’s ‘Great White Fleet’.

Photograph - Colour - Vaughan Cemetery, 2017

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Colour photograph of Vaughan Cemetery.

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Colour photograph of an exhibit at the Dior Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Digital Photograph - Wall paintings, Heydon Church, United Kingdom

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Colour photograph at Heydon Church, United Kingdom

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This church is located in the historic town of Heydon, a village still in private family possession.

Photograph - Colour - Richard O'Neill

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Gravestone to Richard O'Neill in the Eganstown Catholic Cemetery.

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Sacred to the memory of Richard O'Neill who died 20th Oct 1903 aged 61 also his son Richard O'Neill who was killed in action at Ypres Belgium on 4th October 1917 aged 23. Also Mary (nee Egan) loved wife of Richard O'Neill who died 19th May 1922 aged 75. Nora O'Neill Died 2nd March 1945