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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.

4250 items

Digital photographs - Breakwater and Lady Bay

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Digital images

Photograph - Colour - Interior of Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat,

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Colour photograph of the interior of Craig's Royal Hotel.

Photograph - Colour - Sunset over Ballarat East (looking towards Mt Warrenheip), 2008

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Photograph - Colour - Cutty Sark exhibition, Greenwich, England, showing wool bales from Australia, 2016

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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 - 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.

Image - Peter Lalor, Speaker of the House

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Image of Peter Lalor sitting in a chair, wearing robes.

Historical information

Peter Lalor was the leader of the diggers at the Eureka Stockade. He became a parliamentarian and Speaker of the House.

Photograph - Colour - University of Melbourne System Garden, 2010

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Colour photograph of the Melbourne University System Garden.

Historical information

The University of Melbourne System Garden was created by the first professor of Natural Science Frederick McCoy in 1856. It was originally comprised of a series of concentric garden beds, aorganised acording to plant classification. The only remnant from that time if the towere whih formed the centre of the octagonal glasshouse.

Digital photographs - Warrnambool breakwater waves

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Colour photographs of waves breaking on the Warrnambool breakwater.

Photograph - Colour - Steeple, Durham Cathedral, England

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Digital photographs - St Alipius' Ballarat East

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Colour photograph of the roofline of St Alipius' Catholic Church.

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

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Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat East High School Form Photo Form 2B, 1961

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Digital Image Daylesford Anglican Church with Bunya Bunya Pine Tornado Damage - Daylesford Anglican Church with Bunya Bunya Pine Tornado Damage

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Digital Images

Historical information

HO664 Hepburn Planning Scheme

Photograph - Colour - Bird in central Ballarat, 2017

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Colour photograph of a small bird photographed in Central Ballarat. Grey fantail (rhipidura fuliginosa) or (Rhipidura albiscapa). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_fantail

Photograph - Heronswood, Dromana, Victoria, 2018

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Colour photograph at Heronswood, Dromana. Left to right: Ann Gervasoni, Clare Gervasoni, Kathleen Gervasoni

Photograph - Colour - Headstone of Thomas and Alice Lenehan in the Tower Hill Cemetery, 2019

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Colour photograph of the headstone of Thomas Lenehan and Alice Lenehan in the Tower Hill Cemetery.

Inscriptions & Markings

In Loving Memory of Thomas G. Lenehan Died 23 RD. Jam. 1980 Aged 58 years Alice M. Lenehan Died 22 ND June 2004 Aged 88 Years

Photograph - Colour - Exterior, 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 - Camberville Interpretation Panel, 2014

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Photograph - Colour - Glenormiston Butter & Cheese Factory Company, 2015

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A number of colour digital images of the Glenormiston Butter & Cheese Factory Company.

Historical information

The 1924 building of the Glenormiston Butter and Cheese Factory Company Limited is one of the more intact butter factories in the state. This building, together with the 1936 addition, stand free on the site and make up the total complex. Architecturally interesting, Glenormiston gains visual importance from the bi-chromatic banded chimney, one of the best diary industrial chimneys in the state, and the elegant design and detailing of the complex which indicated the added importance placed on the industry in the western district over and above mere commercial concerns. The factory is noted for its aesthetic impact gained by being situated outside the township in a clear rural situation at the foot of Mount Noorat. The Glenormiston/Trufood connection is technologically significant for its innovative role in establishing the dried skim milk powder industry, once a site of high tourist importance. Historically the well known Black family, Western District pioneers and large land holders, played an important role in establishing both Glenormiston and Trufood and the family connections operated to maintain the unusual trading links between the two.(http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/69388/download-report, accessed 31 January 2017) In 2015 the building was neglected and in a ruinous condition.

Image - Types of the Indian Army

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Colour photographs of uniforms worn by Indian soldiers during World War One.

Image - General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson

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Black and white portrait of General Jackson on horseback.

Photograph - Black and White - Holy Name Society Communion Breakfast, Daylesford, 1950

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Black and white photograph taken in Daylesford Town Hall depicting numerous men standing, and sitting at tables during the St Peter's Catholic Church Communion Breakfast associated with the Holy Name Society.

Historical information

"Two hundred men of the Holy Name Society made a striking spectacle on March 26 when they marched through the streets of Daylesford to the Town Hall for a Communion breakfast, after Mass at St. Peter's Church, which concluded a tridium for the men of the parish, conducted by Rev. Father Whelan, P.P. There were many "New Australians" present. Among the visitors present were Mr. C. Condon, Mr. F. Frawley and Mr. Hooper, of the Melbourne Diocesan Union executive of the IIolv Name Society, and also eight members of the North Melbourne branch, beaded by their president, Mr. V. Sheahan. The president of the Daylesford branch (Mr. J. A. Gleeson) proposed the toast of "The Hierarchy and Clergy," to which Father Whelan and Father Moynihan, P.P.. responded. Mr. H. Poulson, vice-president, proposed the toast of "The Holy Name Society," and appealed for in increase in membership. Mr. C. Condon responded. The toast of "The Visitors" was proposed by Mr. H. Lilburne, who referred to the unavoidable absence of Father Day, spiritual director of the society. Mr. V. Sheahan and Mr. Hooper responded." (The Advocate 18 May 1950)

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.

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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Digital Photograph - Plaque, Heydon Church, United Kingdom

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Colour photograph at Heydon Church, United Kingdom

Historical information

This church is located in the historic town of Heydon, a village still in private family possession.

Image - Lowe Kong Meng, c1887

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Portrait of Lowe Kong Meng

Digital photographs - Tryptich Building

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Image - Black and White - Cane Cutting at Tully, Queensland, c1950

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A black and white image of a man cutting sugar cane,

Photograph - Colour - River at Avoca, 2011

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Photograph - Colour - Crown Hotel, Buninyong, 2011

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Colour photograph of a brick double storey building in Buninyong known as the Crown Hotel.