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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.

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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.

4253 items

Book - 'Australia Takes Wing' by Leigh Edmonds

Key words

flight
aeroplanes
leigh edmonds

eBook by Leigh Edmonds.

Historical information

The first eBook published by Ballarat Heritage Services, Australia Takes Wing was written by Leigh Edmonds. It is first in a series of three books on the history of flight in Australia.

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digital photographs - Yarragon Dairy

Key words

2017
yarragon
dairy
milk factory
butter factory

Colour photograph of the Yarragon Dairy.

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Postcard - Forest Scene, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat

Key words

ballarat botanical gardens
ballarat police horse paddock
yuille's swamp
lake wendouree
george longley
robert clark centre.

postcard

Historical information

In 1857 the Ballarat Police Horse Paddock was converted into a botanical garden near Yuilles Swamp (Lake Wendouree). George Longley was appointed the first curator living in a tent near where the Robert Clark Centre is today.

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Forest Scene, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat Elaine 30-11-08

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Image - John Fawkner

Key words

john pascoe fawkner
john fawkner

Line drawing of a bearded man wearing a hat. He is John Pascoe Fawkner.

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Photograph - Colour - World War Two American Army Officers Case

Key words

american army case

Photograph of an officers army case.

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Photograph - Colour - William Thomas Jones & Sons, Stonemason, Kyneton, 2016

Key words

stonemason
william thomas jones
kyneton

Colour photograph of a bluestone building in Kyneton, Victoria. It is used by stonemason William Thomas Jones.

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Book - 'Hidden Ireland in Victoria' by Val Noone

Key words

irish
ireland
irish australians
val noone

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.

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digital photographs - pre olympic pool

Key words

swimming pool
sport
swimming
pre olympic
natural
lake
coburg

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Digital Photograph - Appleton Dock

Key words

melbourne
port
appleton dock
port of melbourne
yarra river

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digital photographs - Werribee pre olympic pool

Key words

swimming pool
sport
swimming
pre olympic
concrete
werribee
werribee swimming pool

Colour photograph of the Werribee Swimming Pool.

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Photograph - Camberville Main Street, 2014

Key words

camberville

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Digital photographs - Flags at Flagstaff Fill

Key words

warrnambool
flagstaff hill maritime museum
flagstaff hill
flags
signals
landscape

Colour photographs of Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool

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digital photographs - Creswick pre olympic pool

Key words

swimming pool
sport
swimming
pre olympic
natural
calambeen park
diving tower
creswick swimming pool

Colour photograph of the Creswick Swimming Pool at Calambeen Park.

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Digital Photograph - Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2106

Key words

victoria and albert museum
london

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Photograph - black and white

Key words

anne gervasoni
anne pedretti
ivy gervasoni

Black and white photograph of Anne Gervasoni (Pedretti) with white hair, ? , and Ivy Gervasoni *right).

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Photograph - Henty Fire Brigade, 2015

Key words

henty
fire brigade

Colour photograph of the fire brigade building at Henty.

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Digital Photograph - CBD at night from Kew

Key words

melbourne
city
cbd
night
cityscape

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Photograph - Colour - Stonemasons mark, Durham, England

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digital photographs - Wombat Hill

Key words

heritage
daylesford
townscape
wombat hill

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Digital photographs - Skipping Girl

Key words

collingwood
industrial heritage
skipping girl
sign

Colour photograph of the Skipping Girl light.

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Image - Collins Street, Melbourne in 1840

Key words

collins street melbourne
melbourne
aborigines

A drawing of Collins Street, a main street in Melbourne Victoria. Aborigines stand in the foreground overlooking the scene.

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digital photographs - Balmoral Hall

Key words

balmoral

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Photograph - Colour - William Henry Finney Gravestone, Warrnambool Cemetery

Key words

cemetery art
headstone art

Headstone for William Finney in the Warrnambool Cemetery. Includes sculptural anchor, open gates, open book, draped cloth, arch, masonic symbol.

Historical information

Willima Finney died on 20 May 1911, aged 60 years.

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Photograph - Colour - Grave of Sally Dark, Churchyard, Alwington, Devon, England

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Image - Tall Ships at Sandridge

Key words

tall ships
immigration
sandridge
railway pier

A black and white photograph of tallships at Railway Pier, Sandridge.

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Photograph - Colour - Greenwich Chapel and Museum, England

Key words

greenwich, stone, museum, chapel

Historical information

Greenwich Palace no longer exists however archaeology had added greatly to our understanding of life at the Tudor Court at Greenwich. Since 1971 there have been well over 20 digs on the site. Many wonderful and intriguing items from gold coins to tiled floors and human skeletons have been found. The first major dig uncovered the structure of the royal apartments next to the river. Not only did it clarify the floor plan but finds included some rare Tudor ceiling decorations, a hoard of gold coins and many personal items such as dice used for gaming. Perhaps the most revealing excavations have been the most recent. In 2005 while monitoring the digging of a drainage trench archaeologists found brickwork and tiles that formed the floor of the east end of the Tudor Chapel Royal where the altar once stood.

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Photograph - Colour - Sign Alwington, Devon, England

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Photograph - Colour - Door, Hampton Palace, England

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Photograph - Colour - Mason's Marks, Carlisle Cathedral, 27 October 2017

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Photograph - Black and White - Antonio Alphonsus (Tony) Pavich

Key words

tony pavich
yandoit
world war one
battle of amiens

Photograph of Tony Pavich in World War One Australian army uniform. He served with the 38th Battalion (transferred to the 7th Battalion on 16/09/2016) A.I.F., joining at Bendigo on 09 March 1916 aged 24 years. His mother, Mary Pavich of Yandoit, was listed as next of Kin. His father, Antonio Pavich, was born in Australia.(NAA: B2455, PAVICH ANTONIO ALPHONSUS

Historical information

Tony Pavich was a cousin of John Joseph Gervasoni. He was born near the town ot Timor. During World War One he was wonded in the field on 18 April 1918, and admitted to the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance with a gunshot wound to the left leg. He was discharged to duty on 22 April 1918. He was killed in Action on 11 August 1918., during the Battle of Amiens.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso - "Tony Pavich cousin Yandoit (killed))

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