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Ballarat Heritage Services takes 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, 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 - Tug of War at Shamrock Hotel, Dunnstown, 2014

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Photograph - Colour - Seventh Street, Hepburn Springs, 2015

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Colour photograph showing a block of land about to be built on at the Spring Creek side of Seventh Street in Hepburn Springs.

Digital photograph - train between Flinders and Spencer Street

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Photograph - Black and White - John Gillies Waite Ellis

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Historical information

Named after the captaiin of a vessel that brought his parents to Australia, John Gillies Waite Ellis was the son of Peter and Nancy Ellis who came from St Just, Cornwall. He was a renowned scholar at Redan State School, Ballarat. Becoming a minister he travelled to New Zealand where he set up homes for boys.

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

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Historical information

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 - 'Wirrin' by Bill Onus

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Wooden plate decorated with Aboriginal design by Bill Onus.

Historical information

William (Bill) ONUS (15 November 1906-1968) Born Cummeragunja Aboriginal Reserve, Murray River, New South Wales Clan: Wiradjuri William Townsend (Bill) Onus was a shearer, actor and activist who revived the Australian Aboriginese League in Melbourne in 1946. He retired from politics in to start the Aboriginal Enterprises workship in Belgrave with his brother Eric. They produced boomerangs, woomeras, fabrics and greeting cards imprinted with Aboriginal motifs. He ran the business from his small factory and shop at Belgrave in the Dandenong Ranges. To promote his wares Bill Onus toured widely in Victoria and beyond as a travelling showman, giving demonstrations of boomerang-throwing, which he advocated as a national sport. (ADB) Bill Onus adopted similar imagery to that which appeared in mass-produced indigenised design; however, he used such works to draw attention to his political work with the ‘Committee for Aboriginal Citizen Rights’ and the ‘Australian Aborigines League.’ William McLintock (Lin) Onus is the son of Bill Onus.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on back "Made in Australia Bill Onus"

Photograph - Colour - Marysville after 'Black Saturday' from Nicholl Lookout , 2012

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Colour photograph of the Marysville locality from Nicholl Lookout

digital photographs - Noorat Public Hall, c2015

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Colour photograph of the Noorat Hall. Noorat is situated beside an extinct volcano.

Historical information

Noorat is six kilometres North of Terang. It is thought that Noorat was the name of an Aboriginal tribal leader.

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Database - Ballarat Heritage Services Eureka Database

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A database used as the beginning of Eureka Encyclopedia, which won the overall prize in the Victorian Local History Awards in 2005.

Photograph - Colour - Gallipoli Park, Marysville, 2012

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A number of colour photographs of Gallipoli Park, created after the 'Black Staturday' bushfire.

Photograph - Colour - Apollo Bay War Memorial

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Colour photograph of the War Memorial at Apollo Bay, that features a scuplture of an Australian soldier with slouch hat and holding a rifle. It includes a list of those who served during World War One and World War Two. A characteristic figurative monument, the memorial comprises a single standing soldier, looking down the main street, a top a polished granite pedestal with honour roll set on a huge rock faced granite block.The memorial is fenced by heavy set square concrete bollards supporting heavy gauge chain between each. tBuilt by J. Wilson & Co. of Bendigo, the Apollo Bay Memorial depicts the lone soldier, a typical symbol of the sentiments of communities who had lost faith in heroism and had learnt to recognise the level of loss caused by war amongst ordinary volunteers. This recognition,which occurred throughout Australia, marked a turning point as the 'unknown soldier' was increasingly commemorated instead of military leaders as had previously been the traditional practice.

Historical information

This memorial was erected by the residents of Apollo Bay and District in 1922.

Photograph - Colour - St Paul's Anglican Church, Carisbrook, 2011

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Colour photograph of a Church at Carisbrook, Victoria.

Historical information

Anglican services were first held in Carisbrook in 1851. In 1854 church services and a school were conducted in the Parish Hall. In 1864 - 1866 the blue stone church was erected. The interior was renovated in 1966 and the vestry was added in 1972. St Paul's Carisbrook was decommissioned in 2015, with the last service being held on 31 October 2015 after 149 years of worship.

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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digital photographs - Farm animals

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Digital photographs - Ian Tinetti Cricket Willow

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Ian Tinetti of Cricket Willow in front of sprinklers on the Cricket Willow cricket ground at Shepherd's Flat.

Historical information

Ian Tinetti is a Swiss/Italian Descendant of the Tinetti family of Biasca, Ticino, Switzerland.

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat East High School, Parliament of Youth

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Image - Colour - The Discovery of King

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Colour cigerette card depicting the discovery of King, a member of the Burke and Wills Exploration team.

Photograph - Colour - Graves, Forgandenny church, Perthshire, Scotland

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Historical information

Forgandenny church, Scotland where the Oliphant family worshipped. Crests can be seen on the church wall.

digital photographs - Museum Australia (Victoria) Awards, 2017

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Martin Foley at the Museums Australia (Victoria) awards.

Image - Melbourne Port on the Yarra River, c1918

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Black and white image of the Port of Melbourne.

Digital photograph - Forteviot Church, Perthshire, Scotland, 2017

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Historical information

Forteviot Church, Scotland where the Deas family worshipped. Ann Deas married David Philliipson in Ballarat in 1861.

Photgraph - Door, Carmel Welsh Church, Sebastopol

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Digital photograph of the door of the bluestone Welsh church, Sebastopol, Ballarat.

Photograph - Colour - Statue of Sir Henry Bolte, 2016

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Photographs of a state of Sir Henry Bolte situated at the Gold Museum, 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 - Graves, Forgandenny Church, Perthshire, Scotland, 2017

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Historical information

Forgandenny church, Scotland where the Oliphant family worshipped. Crests can be seen on the church wall.

Photograph - Colour - Kelland Memorial , Warrnambool Cemetery

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Kelland memorial in the Warrnambool Cemetery in marble showing clasped hands and draped meaterial with tassel.

Postcard - Dartmoor

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Colour photograph of the village of Dartmoor, with a bridge in the foreground.

Image - Black and White - Grain Boat on the Murray

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Black and white image of a boat being loaded with grains.

Image - Mine Warfare During World War One, c1918

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Four black and white images of miners under the Western front during World War One. They are possibly French soldiers.