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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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PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

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.

4175 items with images

Digital photograph - Hepburn MSR changes without permit

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Digital photograph - Coburg Railway Gates

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Photograph - Colour - Greenwich Chapel and Museum, England

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Historical information

The picture on the sign shows the door surround, St James's Palace. the portcullis decoration on the top right hand corner is very similar to the spandrel stone excavated at Greenwich. Top shows the stone coping at the base of a crenel opening in a crenellated battlement wall, excavated in 1971 in the grand square; the middle shows the window spandrel, possibly from a two light window similar to the reconstructed window excavated in 2005/6 in the Queen Anne car park; and the bottom shows the tudor portcullis heraldic decoration, carved into an arched spandrel stone formng part of an archway over a door. This was excavated in 1971 in the Grand Square.

Digital photograph - Cape Bridgewater, c2015

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Colour photograph of a landscape at Cape Bridgewater.

Photograph - Colour - Smeaton House, Smeaton

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Colour photographs of Smeaton House, Smeaton,and the grave of Elizabeth and John Hepburn.

Historical information

Captain Hepburn was a squatter who held the license for Smeaton Estate.

Photograph - Colour - Glastonbury Abbey, England

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Image - Black and White - Closing Rabbit Burrows, Victoria, c1950

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A black and white image of a person closing of a rabbit burrow in Victoria .

Digital Photograph - Marks on pavement stones, Durham, UK

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Photograph - Colour - Pootilla Cemetery (Bungaree Cemetery)

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Colour photographs of Pootilla Cemetery, including a number of headstones.

Photograph - Colour - Castlemaine Market Building, 2013

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digital photographs - Colac Oddfellows Hall

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Colour photograph of the former Oddfellows Hall at Colac.

Photograph - Colour - Stained Glass at the St John of God Hospital Chapel by Bruce Hutton, 2017

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Colour photograph of stained glass feature wall at the chapel in St John of God Hospital, Ballarat.

Historical information

Bruce Hutton of Almond Glass Works designed the stained glass window and did the hand painting for the Chapel in St John of God, Ballarat. Almond Glassworks was responsible for the overall construction and installation of the window. The concept was developed with the then head of mission, Maureen Waddington. The window was installed on the 30th of October 2009. Almond Glassworks was founded by Bruce Hutton in 1994. He completed a Fine Arts Degree (Chisholm Institute of Technology) majoring in stained glass in 1988, he then went on to work in the industry both in Australia, England and South Africa. He completed a Postgraduate (Monash University) in 1996, focusing on the conservation and restoration techniques of stained glass.

Photograph - Colour - Stained glass windows, 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.

Digital photograph - Sign, St Mary's Church, Lindisfarne Island, UK

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Digital photograph - Train between Flinders and Spencer Street Stations

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Colour photograph of railway power lines and signals.

digital photographs - Glenthompson

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Digital photograph - Upper Coliban Reservoir

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Photograph - Colour - Plaque in the Ballarat Town Hall, 2017

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Photograph of a plaque in the Ballarat Town Hall.

Photograph - Colour - Stained Glass at the St John of God Hospital Chapel [detail], 2017

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Detail of a nun in stained glass window at St John of God Hospital, Ballarat.

Image - Public Gardens, Ararat, c1918

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Black and white photograph of the public gardens at Ararat. .

Digital photograph - Winter's Swamp

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Colour photograph of Winter's Swamp on the outskirts of Ballarat.

Print - One of a set of prints, Speaking a vessel off the Cape of Good Hope

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Image - Graham Berry, K.C.M.G.

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Black and white portrait of Graham Berry.

Historical information

Sir Graham Berry, KCMG (28 August 1822 – 25 January 1904),[1] Australian colonial politician, was the 11th Premier of Victoria. He was one of the most radical and colourful figures in the politics of colonial Victoria, and made the most determined efforts to break the power of the Victorian Legislative Council, the stronghold of the landowning class. (Wikipedia)

Newspaper clipping - Obituary Mrs John O'Neil

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Newspaper clipping

Historical information

Mrs John O'Neil died at Portuguese Fat [sic].

Inscriptions & Markings

The late Mrs John O'Neil wo died at Portuguese Fat on Wednesday night at the advanced age of 77 years and whose remains were interred i the local cemetery on Saturday afternoon, was most honorably connected, as is also her husband who at the age of 79 years is a left a little while to mourn her loss. The deceased lady was born in England. her maiden name was O'Connor, and she was closely connected with the celebrated Daniel O'Connell. Her father was a government employe [sic] in the dock yards at Chatham and after an honourble career extending ever [sic] a period of 30 years, he was pendioned off for life and went back to his native place in the county of Kerry and now lies buried in the Parish of Curran. ....

Photograph - Colour - Central Springs, Daylesford, 2000

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Colour photograph pod Daylesford from West Street.

Image - James Fairbairn Armytage, c1903

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Portrait of James Fairbairn Armytage wearing a suit and tie.

Historical information

James Armytage lived at Tirkeith, Winchelsea around 1903. He was born in 1866. His was the son of Feliz Armytage, and the grandson of George Armytage (one of Victoria's early colonists. He first settled in Tasmania, then went to Geelong establishing Ingleby Station, and afterwards building 'The Hermitage' in Geelong, where he died in 1862.

Photograph - Colour - Myer (Ballarat) Christmas Window Display, 2016

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Photograph - Colour - Umbrella Stand by Phoenix Foundry in the Ballarat Town Hall, 2017

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Photograph of a cast iron umbrella stand made by the Phoenix Foundry.

Digital photograph - Carpet, Supreme Court, London, September 2016

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Photograph - Colour - John and Ann Williams' Tombstone, Warrnambool Cemetery

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John and Ann Wiliams Gravestone at Warrnambool Cemetery.