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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.

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Program - Victoria Theatre Program

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A5 booklet with black ink printing on white card and paper.

Historical information

The original Victoria Theatre opened on 16 February 1856 with a season by Lola Montez. She performed several farces and her famous spider dance, delighted the diggers and enraged the sensibilities of respectable people, with Henry Seekamp in the famous "whipping" incident with Montez in Ballarat. The program consisted of popular melodramas, farces and hits such as Rob Roy, The Lady of Lyons and the Count of Monte Cristo. The nautical drama Black-Eyed Susan was also very popular. This production "The Piper and Red riding Hood" was performed by The Mid-Night Players (Janet Low, Fay Jones, Natalie Jones, Fiona Hanrahan, Elizabeth Dale, Mark Jones, Bruce Roberts, Geoff Wallis, Matthew Brooks, Andrew Dark and Tom Rendall) at the replica Victoria Theatre at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.

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VICTORIA THEATRE THE PIPER AND RED RIDING HOOD THE MID-NIGHT PLAYERS

Digital photographs - Hopkins River Mouth blocked - artificial channel

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Colour photograph of an rtificial chanel at the mouth of the Hopkin's River, Warrnambool.

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat YMCA from Field Street, 2017

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Photograph - Colour - Vaughan Cemetery, 2017

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Colour photograph of the Vaughan Cemetery.

Digital photographs - Sturt Street gardens christmas - myer windows

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Photograph - Colour - Bromley Cross, Bolton

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

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

Photograph - black and white - Father Thomas Shanley

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Black and white photographic portrait of rfr Thomas Shanley.

Digital photograph - Court Room, Supreme Court, London, 2016

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Photograph - Colour - Greenwich Chapel and Museum, England, 2016

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Colour photograph of a sculptural portrait.

Historical information

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 - Black and White - Maurice Fitzgerald

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Black and white photograph of Maurice Fitzgerald.

Coloured Photograph - Kinnane - Cannane family gathering 1996

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Two folders 32cm x 24 cm with Family Crest on cover and photographs of family gathering inside

Historical information

The Kinnane - Cannane family settled at Fellmongers, Little Bendigo and Brown Hill in the 1850s and later.

Inscriptions & Markings

First Cannan/Kinnane Gathering - Held at - Brown Hill Hall - Humffray St, Ballarat - 24th March 1996

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Photograph - Camberville Hubertus, 2014

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Photograph - Colour - Brophy Gravestone at the Ballaarat Old Cemetery, 2013

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Colour photographs of the Brophy headstone in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery .

Digital photograph - Cape Bridgewater

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Newspaper clipping - Ballarat East

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Historical information

Ballarat East: This year is the third anniversary of the opening of our modern Ballarat East High School. We are growing, with 360 pupils, ranging from the first to the fourth form. At our speech night last year, we had Kevan Gosper (a member of the Australian Olympic Team) to present the sports awards. We are also to be represented for the first time at the combined swimming sports in the new Olympic pool. - Lynette Pascoe (14) Humffray St North, Ballarat East.

Photograph - Colour - Iron lace, seats and floor, Grandstand, City Oval, Ballarat

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Photograph - Colour - Superb Fairy Wren at Tower Hill, 2016

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Superb Fairy Wren at Tower Hill, Victoria

Photograph - Colour - Grave in Vaughan Cemetery, 2017

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Hand forged iron fence around a grave in Vaughan Cemetery.

Digital photographs - Boiler House CSR Timbrock Factory Maddingley post demolition

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Digital images

Historical information

http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/69285

Postcard - Penzance Harbour

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Colour postcard of Penzance Harbour, Cornwall.

Image - Cameo portraits of Eminent Americans, 1857

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Black and white portraits of eminent Americans.

Photograph - Colour - River at Avoca, 2011

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Colour photograph of a pre-olympic swimming pool in the river at Avoca, Victoria.

Photograph - Entrance to Merino Downs Henty, 2015

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Colour photograph of land around Merino Downs, Henty

Historical information

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.

Book - 'Exploring Ballarat's Garden Heritage' by Michael Taffe

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Historical information

Exploring Ballarat's Garden Heritage was published by BHS Publishing and written by Michael Taffe.

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Green covered book looking at the history of gardens in Ballarat.

Photograph - Colour - Cutty Sark vessel and exhibition (Ship's Manual), 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 - Black and White - George Gervasoni of Yandoit Creek

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Black and white photograph of George Gervasoni, the Australian born son of Luigi Paolo gervasoni, of San Gallo, Bergamo, Italy.

Historical information

George Gervasoni was the son on Luigi and Eliza Gervasoni. He was born at Yandoit Creek, Victoria. George Gervasoni married Anne Pedretti and they lived in Daylesford, where they both died. They are buried in Eganstown Catholic Cemetery.

Digital photograph - CHHA Expo October 2008

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Digital photograph in colour

Historical information

CHHA Expo 2008 held at Aquinas Campus, ACU. This is a photograph of convenors Clare Gervasoni (left) and Dorothy Wickham, of Ballarat Heritage Services.

Image - Bert Hinkler's First Aeroplane

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Bert Hinkler's First plane, a biplane, in which Hinkler failed on an early flight to Australia.