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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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digital photographs - Colac Convent

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Colour photograph of the convent at Colac, Victoria

Photograph - Colour - Rosebud Pier, 2018

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Colour photograph of the pier at Rosbud beach.

Photograph - Colour - Memorial Near the Entrance to Vaughan Springs, 2017

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Inscriptions & Markings

In Memory of Mary Temby Jan 3rd 1854 Native of Croft Michele Cornwell A gregory 1953

Photograph - Black and White - Vince Gervasoni and his 21st birthday cake

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Black and white photograph of Vince Gervasoni in World War 2 AIF uniform, standing next to his 2 tier 21st birthday cake. The photograph was taken in the back yard of his famile's Yandoit Creek farm 'Pine View'.

Historical information

Vince was the youngest son of John and Catherine Gervasoni, and the grandson of Luigi Gervasoni.

Newspaper clipping - Ballarat East High School, Crowd at Opening of the School

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Newspaper clipping showing a photograph of the audience at the opening of Ballarat East High School.

Photograph - Colour - Clare Gervasoni at a Victorian Collections Training Day, Federation University, Ballarat

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Colour photorgraph of Clare Gervasoni as Victorian Collections training at Federation University.

Digital photographs - St Brigid's Crossley - Christmas Carols - stained glass windows exterior

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Digital images

Digital photograph - Old Treasury

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Image - Black and White - Major-General Sir W.R. Birdwood

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Black and white image showing Major-General Sir W.R. Birdwood

Historical information

This image was copied from 'Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire'.

Image - Black and White - Abbotsford Convent

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Black and white image of Abbotsford Convent.

Image - St Joseph's Catholic Church, Mount Prospect, 2019

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Colour photographs of a bluestone church - St Joseph's, Blampied. .

Photograph - Colour - Castlemaine Market Building, 2013

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Costume - Altar Boy's Surplice

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Altar boy surplice worn by John Hogan Gervasoni at St Peter's Catholic Church, Daylesford. It was probably made by his mother Elizabeth Gervasoni (Hogan). The last image shows John Gervasoni wearing the surplice at his First Communion at St Peter's Daylesford. Maree Scheggia (Later Sullivan) stands at the front right).

Historical information

Elizabeth Hogan was born at Inglewood. She married Gus Gervasoni of Daylesford. Their only child, John Hogan Gervasoni, weas born at Daylesford on 29 September 1929.

Photograph - Colour - Site of the Bakery Hill Monster Meeting, 2016

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Flag pole behind St Paul's Anglican Church. It was on the brow of this hill that the Bakery Hill Monster Meetings took place in the prelude to the Eureka Stocade.

Image - Black and White - Interior of the Australian Aircraft and Engineering Company's at Mascot, New South Wales

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Black and white image of the first Australia's first aircraft factory at Mascot Airport.

Photocopy - Ballaarat Cemetery Bye-Laws 50-55

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One photocopied page from cemetery bye-laws, black handwriting on cream paper

Inscriptions & Markings

Bye-Laws 50-55 Exhumations

Image - Surgeon George Bass

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Black and white portrait of explorer and surgeon George Bass.

Photograph - Black and White - Gus Gervasoni's Retirement from a Daylesford Grocery Store

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Gus Gervasoni shakes hands upon his retirement. Standing left to right is Alma Roberts, Chloe Roberts (Evans), Gus Gervasoni and {? Nicholson?)

Certificate - Kinnane First Aid Certificate 1952

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Historical information

David Kinnane was the leader of a Victorian Railways First Aid team that won many state and interstate competitions. Other members of the team were: Geoffrey Storey and Joe Deveson. The Victorian Railways used to hold first aid competitions with groups of men competing in teams.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signatures: David J Kinnane; W Blackburn VICTORIAN RAILWAYS - AMBULANCE ORGANISATION - Certificate of Proficiency This is to certify that David J Kinnane has passed his 11th year examination in the First Aid to the injured. Melbourne 1952 W Blackburn - Ambulance Officer

Map - Physiographic Divisions of Victoria, c1940

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Physiographic map of Victoria

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Susan Paterson

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Framed landscape.

Historical information

Susan PATERSON Born Melbourne Dr Susan Paterson is an artist, curator, writer and lecturer. Her research includes artistic practice and theory. Susan Peterson has worked as an art educator in many Australian States, China, England and New Guinea.

Photograph - Colour - Sculptural Face on the Exterior of Ballarat Town Hall, 2017

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One of ten sculptural portraits of men with beards on the external of the Ballarat Town Hall..

Document - Ritzau Family Chart

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Family tree chart of Auguste Ritzau and Charlotte Benekendorf.

Photograph - Colour - Graffiti, Carlisle Cathedral (made 1500-1600)

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Colour photograph of graffiti in a church.

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.

Photograph - Colour - Bravo Headstone in the Bendigo Cemetery, 2018

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Colour photograph of the Bravo headstone in the Bendigo Cemetery.

Digital photographs - 150 anniversary of the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve - Swiss Italian catchup

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Digital images

Significance

http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/1993

Photograph - Colour - Victoria 150 Medallion

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Photograph of a bronze coin minted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - C.C. Shoppee, 2017

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Photograph of a portrait of C.C. Shoppee.

Digital photograph - Petrified Forest at Cape Bridgewater

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Colour photograph of the Petrified Forest at Cape Bridgewater

Photograph - Colour - Cast Iron lace, Grandstand, City Oval, Ballarat

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Colour photograph of the grandstand at Ballarat City oval.