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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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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

Historical information

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

Historical information

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.

Historical information

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.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Susan Paterson

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Framed landscape.

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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.

Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Susan Paterson

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Framed landscape.

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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.

Artwork - Painting - Corindhap Avenue of Honour Sculptures by Victor Cobergs

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Colour photographs of the Corindhap Avenue of Honour Sculptures

Artwork - Painting - Hong Kong Faimhouse by Arthur Lindsay

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Framed watercolour of a number of builidings, and a person in the foreground.

Historical information

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.

Award - Victorian Community History Award, 2000

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Victorian Community History Award Certificate

Historical information

In 2000 Clare Gervasoni, Dorothy Wickham and Wayne Phillipson won an Honourable mention in the Victorian Community History Awards for the best Community Research Register for the initial Eureka research directory.

Book - Ballarat East High School, Cookery Book, 2A, 1959

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Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2017

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Book - Masonic Bible

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Blue covered masonic bible.

Historical information

Bible belonging to David Kinnane, Yarrowee Lodge, Number 10. The Yarrowee Masonic Lodge met for the first time on 3 February 1857 in Ballarat. Richard Ocock was elected Worshipful Master; Bernard Smith the Senior Warden and Thomas Cope the Junior Warden. Meetings were held at the George Hotel, Lydiard Street, Ballarat, on the Wednesday nearest the full moon in each month.

Book - Ballarat Views

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Historical information

Ballarat Views was published by BHS Publishing and written by Dorothy Wickham.

Book - See how they Ring: Hand bell ringers of the Australasian Stage

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Historical information

See how they Ring was published by BHS Publishing and written by Anne Doggett and Gwyn Gillard.

Book - Passengers who sailed on vessels which left the Port of Bristol for Port Phillip Victoria 1841-1863

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Historical information

Bristol Ships was written by Florence Chuk. It is an alphabetical index of names of people on vessels that sailed from Britain to Australia.

Book - 'Carisbrook History Timeline' By ELaine Stevens

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Carisbrook History Timeline was published by BHS Publishing and written by Elaine Murphy. It is a comprehensive study of Carisbrook and district.

Book - Deeper Leads: New Approaches to Victorian Goldfields History

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Historical information

Deeper Leads was published by BHS Publishing and the chapters written by many authors including Keir Reeves, Clare Gervasoni, David Nichols, and Dorothy Wickham. The book was edited by Keir Reeves and David Nichols.

Book - 'Growing a Garden City' by Michael Taffe

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Growing a Garden City was published by BHS Publishing and written by Michael Taffe. It tells the story of the Ballarat Horticultural Society from its beginnings in the 1850s.

Book - 'Hidden Ireland in Victoria' by Val Noone

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Soft covered book outlining evidence of Irishness in Victoria.

Historical information

Hidden Ireland in Victoria was published by BHS Publishing and written by Val Noone.

Book - History of Ballarat

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Historical information

History of Ballarat & Some Ballarat Reminiscences, a facsimile of the first edition with added material from the 1890s, was published by BHS Publishing in 1999, in half leather bound and hard cover format. It was the first major publication of this organisation.

Book - 'The Silent City: A History of the Ballaarat General Cemeteries' by DOrothy WIckham

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Historical information

The Silent City was written by Dorothy Wickham and Peter Butters. It is a book about the Old and New Ballaarat cemeteries and crematorium.

Book - They Answered their Country's Call: Short Accounts of service and sacrifice from Ballarat General Cemeteries

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They Answered their Country's Call was published by BHS Publishing for the Ballaarat General Cemeteries and written by Garry Snowden.

Book - Castlemaine Petitions

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Historical information

One of a series of Goldfield Heritage Books, Castlemaine Petitions was published by BHS Publishing and written by Clare Gervasoni and Dorothy Wickham.

Book - The Governor's Visit to Back Creek/Talbot

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Historical information

One of a series of Goldfield Heritage Books, The Governor's Visit was published by BHS Publishing and written by Marie Kau.

Book - A Historical Sketch of Back Creek and Talbot 24 January 1862

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One of a series of Goldfield Heritage Books, A Historical Sketch was published by BHS Publishing and written by Marie Kau.

Book - Visit of Mr John King the Explorer to Talbot

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One of a series of Goldfield Heritage Books, Visit of Mr John King was published by BHS Publishing and written by Marie Kau.