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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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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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Aerial digital photograph - Mouth of the Yarra River and Westgate on approach to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport

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Digital aerial image of Melbourne, Victoria.

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hoto taken from flight in to Melbourne International airport.

Article - Is Don, Is good

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Article from newspaper "Melbourne Weekly"

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Jacqueline Dark, a student of Halinka performed Elvira in Don Giovanni at the State Theatre, December 17, 2011.

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Halinka Tarczynska-Fiddian and Jacqueline Dark by Alison Barclay

Article from Magazine - Salome

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pp. 10-11 The Big Picture ... A moment of stillness in the chaos of Opera Australia's new production of Richard Strauss's Salome, starring Cheryl Barker (far left) in the title role, alongside Jacqueline Dark as Herodias (left) and John Pickering (kneeling) as Herod.

Artwork - 'The Yarra" by John Shirlow

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Framed etching by John Shirlow

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John SHIRLOW (1869-1936) Melbourne born John Shirlow made a significant contribution to the development of etching in Australia.

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Portrait of a male by Jean Appleton

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Etching

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This unsigned etching was purchased from students at RMIT c1984

Artwork - Railway Gates at Humffray Street North, Ballarat

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Photograph of an oil painting on paper of the railway gates at Humffray Street North, Ballarat.

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Relief print. This artist was studying printmaking at RMIT in 1984. If you can identify the artist please use the comment link below.

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This unsigned relief print was purchased from students at RMIT c1984

Artwork - Ceramics - Float Bowl by Ian Cook

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A ceramic float bowl with leaf and blossom design.

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Ian COOK

Artwork - Ceramics - Pottery Jug by Gellibrand Pottery

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Photo of a hand thrown jug with glaze decoration. It is stamped (impressed) "Gellibrand Pottery".

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Jon and Alda Hubbard were operating Gellibrand Pottery around the late 1980s on the Old Beech Forrest Road in Gellibrand near Colac in the Otway region.

Artwork - Ceramics - Pottery Lidded Bowl by Kalaru Pottery

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Photograph of a hand thrown bowl and lid. Work is signed with a painted 'Kalaru'.

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Kalaru Pottery was a production pottery based at Kalaru on the far south coast of NSW. It was registered as a company from 1977-2000 and owned and operated by the Irving (or Irvine) family.

Artwork - Drawing - Sketch

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Image of three men who appear to be in Australian army uniform.

Artwork - Painting - [Unknown] by Arthur Lindsay

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Framed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsays of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - Capriccio #11 by Arthur Lindsay

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Framed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Unknown] by Catherine Chapman

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Framed abstract painting by Catherine Chapman

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signed lower right "Catherine Chapman"

Artwork - Painting - Capriccio #29 by Arthur Lindsay

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Framed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Coastal Scene] by Arthur Lindsay

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Framed watercolour of a Coastal Scene by Arthur Lindsay.

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - SchG 20 by Arthur Lindsay

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Unframed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Balancing Rocks] by Arthur Lindsay

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Unframed lansdcape by Arthur Boyd

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Arthur Lindsay

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Unframed landscape by Arthur Boyd

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Townscape] by M. Sardinia

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Framed watercolour of a townscape

Artwork - painting - 'The Mouth of the Carrum Creek' by Colin Colahan

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Images of a framed watercolour by Colin Colahan.

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Colin COLAHAN (1897-1987) Colin Colahan was a student of Max Meldrum, and was one of the first tonalist painters to have his work purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria. He contributed cartoons to 'The Bulletin'. Colahan was working in Paris in the 1920s and had a studio in Mont Martre. He returned to Melbourne by 1927. He next lived and worked in London in 1936 for the next 22 years. During World War Two his house in Chelsea was bombed and everything destroyed. Some photographs donated to Xavier College, his alma mater, are the only evidence of the destroyed work. Cola ham was an Australian War Artist after 1942, with over 90 of his works held by the Australian War Memorial. He moved permanently to Itsly in 1958.

Artwork - painting - Sunbury Bridges by Bridget Morton

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Photograph of a framed oil painting of a bridge at Sunbury.

Artwork - painting - Sunbury Bridges by Bridget Morton

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Photograph of a framed oil painting of a bridge at Sunbury.

Artwork - painting - "Medieval Alleyway, Perugia, Italy" by William Gribble

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Photograph of a framed pen and water colour painting of a scene in Italy.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Arthur Lindsay

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Watercolour landscape

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Arthur Lindsay

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Watercolour landscape

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Arthur Lindsay

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Watercolour landscape

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Arthur Lindsay

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Pencil landscape

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Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay studied informally under Rupert Bunny, and John Munro in 1933, and held his first Exhibition in 1938, with Peter Cox, at Riddell Galleries. In 1939, he left Australia to tour Japan, but stayed on, accepting a position with a publishing company in Hong Kong. He served with the Hong Kong Medical Corp during World War Two and was interned at Pootung Camp, Shanghai, from 1941 – 45. He held an exhibition of his internment paintings in Melbourne in 1946. Lindsay returned to Hong Kong after the War, and supervised an Advertising Agency in Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, and Bangkok. In the 1950’s he travelled to Europe, United Kingdom, Spain and France. Returning to Australia Lindsay moved to Castlemaine in 1969. A Retrospective of his Art was held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1991.

Artwork - Painting - Portrait by Jean Appletom

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A sketched portrait of a man's head by Jean Apppleton.

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Jean APPLETON (1911-2003) Jean Appleton was a painter and craftworker who studied at East Sydney Technical College and at the Westminster School, London. After seeing French sculptor Maillol's work 'The Cyclist' she was inspired to try sculpture and consequently studied under Eric Schilsky in London. With the outbreak of war she returned to Australia, thereafter teaching at high schools in the ACT and NSW and at the Julian Ashton and National Art Schools in Sydney. The first of her thirteen solo exhibitions was held at Sydney’s Macquarie Galleries in 1940. Resident in England from 1969 to 1981, she continued to teach intermittently into the late 1970s. After a difficult first marriage to artist Eric Wilson, who died, she married painter Tom Green and they settled in Moss Vale. Though her work is now represented in major state and regional collections, Appleton was like many women artists of her generation in that recognition of her work came late in life: she was in her eighties when a public gallery first presented a retrospective exhibition of her art. (https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/2013.92/self-portrait, accessed 15 September 2019) Jean Appleton won the inaugural Portia Geach Memorial Award in 1965 with this work. She dies in 2003.