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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.

Significance

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.

4176 items with images

Digital photographs - main street daylesford night

Key words

vincent street
daylesford
night
shops
streetscape

Digital images

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Image - The First Prince's Bridge, Melbourne - Later Queen's Bridge

Key words

princes bridge
queen's bridge
yarra river
rowboats

A colour image of the first Prince's Bridge built across the Yarra River in Melbourne. It was later known as Queen's Bridge.

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Photograph - Colour - Agitation Hill, Chewton, 2011

Key words

chewton
agitation hill
goldfields agitation league

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Photograph - Colour - Sutton Display, Mining Exchange, Ballarat, Heritage Weekend

Key words

henry sutton
sutton autocar
ballarat mining exchange
ballarat heritage weekend

Colour photograph of the Henry Sutton display in the Ballarat Mining Exchange during Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

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Digital photograph - Walkway between mainland and Lindisfarne Island, United Kingdom

Key words

lindisfarne island

Photograph of a coastline showing the Walkway between mainland and Lindisfarne Island, United Kingdom

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Photograph - Entrance to Merino Downs Henty, 2015

Key words

henty
merino downs
henty brothers
george ind

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.

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Photograph - St Paul's Church of England, Henty, 2015

Key words

henty
st paul's church of england, henty
st paul's anglican church, henty

Colour photograph of a brick church at Henty,

Historical information

This church is associated with the Henty family of Merino Downs.

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Digital photographs - Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford at Rural Women Uncovered 2017

Key words

agriculture
rural women
victoria
minister for agriculture
jaala pulford
victorian farmers federation
rural women uncovered
rabo bank
agriculture victoria
chandler agribusiness

Digital images

Historical information

Conference to empower rural women. Sponsors Victorian Farmers Federation, Agriculture Victoria, Rabo Bank, Chandler Agribusiness, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. What can we do to make a difference in the life of others.

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Photograph - black and white - Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 1870

Key words

lydiard street
streetscape
architecture

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Photograph - Marble Plaque on the Henty School Memorial, 2015

Key words

henty
henty school
henty school no 2020
memorial
henty memorial
major mitchell memorial
alexander peacock

Colour photograph of a memorial commemorating the Henty School, Major Mitchell, the Henty Brothers and Alexander Peacock.

Historical information

The memorial was unveiled on 16 September 1927 by the Hon. A.S. Rodgers, M.H.R. in front of a large gathering. Radio Station 3LO broadcast the National Anthem at the prearranged time of 2.00 pm and the announcer, in a Melbourne studio, read an address prepared by James Sexton. The gathering listened to the broadcast on a six-valve radio set, loaned by Mr J. James.

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Artwork - Railway Gates at Humffray Street North, Ballarat

Key words

railway gates
ballarat railway
humffray street railway gates

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

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Photographs - Colour - Interior Frieze in Zelman Cottage, Hepurn Springs, 2017

Key words

victor zelman
zelman cottage
painted frieze
hepburn springs

A number of photographs showing the frieze painted by Victor Zelman, at Zelman Cottage.

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Photograph - Colour - 'Coolock', Bendigo, 2011

Key words

bendigo
view street
coolock

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Photograph - Colour - Graves, Kiltullagh Graveyard, Galway, 2016

Key words

graves, kiltullagh cemetery, galway, ireland, graveyard

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Photograph - Colour - Annie Isabel O'Connor Grave at Sandon Cemetery, 2017

Key words

sandon
sandon cemetery
t.j. o'connor
thomas o'connor
carlo gervasoni
lily gervasoni

Inscriptions & Markings

In loving memory of Annie Isabel O'Connor 26.3.1916 - 9.10.2007 Loved 3rd daughter of Carlo & Lily Gervasoni Loved sister of Florrie, Addie, Boll, Frank, Carl, Kevin, Jean, Rex and Maurie VX143575 Private T.J. O'Connor 29 Infantry Battalion 14th April 1954 age 31 Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life

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digital photographs - Glenthompson

Key words

building
heritage
glenthompson
industry
industrial heritage
brickworks
boilers

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Photograph - Colour - Pack Street, Marysville, 2012

Key words

bushfire
black saturday
marysville
marysville police office

Four colour photographs of Pack Street, Marysville, after the 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfire.

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Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Railway Station, 2015

Key words

ballarat station
bus depot

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Photograph - Camberville Tree Stump with Axeman's Footholes, 2014

Key words

camberville
tree stump
forestry

Photograph of a tree stump with axeman's footholes at Camberville.

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Photograph - Colour - Jumper (detail) handknitted by Elwyn Kinnane

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Photograph - Colour - Great Western Winery, 2010

Key words

great western winery
winery
wine

Colour photograph of the underground cellar at great Western Winery.

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Photograph - Colour - Signal box, Ballarat Railway Precinct

Key words

ballarat railway station
signal box
railway signal box

Colour photograph of a weatherboard railway signal box at Ballarat.

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Photograph - Church bell at St Paul's Church of England, Henty, 2015

Key words

henty
st paul's church of england, henty
st paul's anglican church, henty

Colour photograph of a brick church at Henty,

Historical information

This church is associated with the Henty family of Merino Downs.

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

Key words

carlisle cathedral
mason's mark

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

Key words

cutty sark, exhibition, wool, australia, china, sailing, woodget, moodie, london, willis, dumbarton, scott & linton, william denny, tea, cargo, immigration, trade

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.

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Photograph - Colour - Digby Avenue of Honour, Victoria

Key words

digby
digby avenue of honour
world war one

Colour photograph of the Avene of Honour in Digby, Victoria.

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Digital photographs - Tower Hill - international geological significance

Key words

tower hill
volcano
natural heritage
koroit
landscape
ash
geological
international significance

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Photograph - Colour - St Mary's Church, Dullingham

Key words

st mary's, dullingham, church, england, dullingham church pond, elizabeth symonds, stonework, masons, stonemasons, graves

Historical information

St Mary's Dullingham is a parish in the Raddesley Benefice.

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Digital Photograph - Mason's mark, Rosslyn Chapel, UK

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Photograph - Colour - Yellow Tail Black Cockatoos at Ballarat, 2016

Key words

yellow tail black cockatoo
birds

Colour photograph of Yellow tail Black Coclatoos in Ballarat.

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