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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

Photograph - Colour - Municipality of Mosman Bathers Pavilion, 2019

Key words

balmoral swimming enclosure
balmoral swimming pool
balmoral
swimming pool
balmoral baths
spit swimming club

Colour photograph of an sea swimming enclosure at Balmoral Beach. The swimming pool is surrounded by a shark net.

Historical information

The Mosman Council opened swimming baths at Balmoral Beach in 1897. The Spit Swimming Club, a family club since 1917, overlooks the pool.

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Database - Ballarat New Cemetery 1890-2006

XL Database burials Ballarat New Cemetery 1890-2006

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Book - 'Freemasons on the Goldfields: Ballarat & District 1853-2013' by Dorothy Wickham

Key words

freemasons, wickham, ballarat, bartrop, french lodge, ballinguiy

A book on freemasons on Victorians goldfields.

Historical information

Freemasons on the Goldfields was published by BHS Publishing and authored by Dorothy Wickham. It tells the story of the first French Lodge in Australia till the Lodge in the district in 2013.

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Newspaper clipping - Book launch, Ballarat

Historical information

Jill Blee, Edwina Shooter and Clare Gervasoni at a book launch in Ballarat.

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Photograph - Colour - Scene, St Just, Cornwall

Key words

st just, mining, world heritage site, bendigo

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Photograph - black and white - The Carroll Family

Key words

mag carroll
mag melville
tom carroll
mary carroll

Mag Carroll (nee Melville), Tom Carroll, Mary Carroll, Tom Carroll Snr, Kitty (became a nun)

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Photograph - Colour - Clare K. Gervasoni

Key words

clare gervasoni

Photograph of Clare Gervasoni wearing a Perri Cutton dress.

Historical information

This photograph was taken while Clare Gervasoni was teaching at Catholic College Bendigo.

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Photograph - Colour - Bush Around Marysville, 2012

Key words

bushfire
black saturday
marysville
regrowth

Colour photograph of the bush around Marysville after the "Black Saturday' Bushfire.

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Digital Photograph - Information Display panels, Heydon Church, United Kingdom

Key words

wall paintings
heydon church
united kingdom

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.

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Image - John Trumbull

Key words

america
john trumbull

Black and white portrait of artist John Trumbull.

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Photograph - Colour - Avoca River Interpretation Panel, 2011

Key words

avoca
avoca public park

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Image - The Eureka - At Peace

Key words

eureka stockade
eureka
blasted tree
mount warrenheap

Black and white image of the Ballarat suburb of Eureka.

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Photograph - Colour - Pootilla Cemetery (Bungaree Cemetery)

Key words

pootilla cemetery
bungaree cemetery

Colour photographs of Pootilla Cemetery, including a number of headstones.

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Image - Invoice from A.McKirdy, Ironmongery and Furniture Warehouse, Daylesford, 1905

Key words

luigi gervasoni
philately
invoice
a. mckirdy
ironmongery
furniture
plumber
tinsmith
gasfitter
letterhead

Invoice from A. A. McKirdy, ironmongery and furniture warehouse.

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Photograph - Colour - Spring at Lambley Nursery, Ascot, 2017

Key words

lambley nursery
ascot
tulips
flora

Colour photographs of spring flowering at Lambley Nursery featuring tulips.

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Map - The Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Key words

map
explorers
exploration
new south wales coast
parramatta
sydney
gosford
maitland
newcastle
blue mountains
picton

Copy of a map from 'A Short HIstory of Australia' by Ernest Scott.

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Image - Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne

Key words

flinders street station
railway station
flinders street
melbourne
railway

A black and white photograph of Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne.

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Image - Right Hon. Alfred Deakin, c1918

Key words

portrait
alfred deakin
prime minister

Black and white image of Alfred Deakin.

Historical information

Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Australia, in office for three separate terms – 1903 to 1904, 1905 to 1908, and 1909 to 1910. Before entering office, he was a leader of the movement for Australian federation. (Wikipedia)

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Digital Photograph - Melting Snow Newlyn

Key words

snow
weather
victoria
newlyn
hepburn shire
agriculture
landscape
rural

Digital Photograph od snow on a distant hill at Newlyn.

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Photograph - Colour - St Francis Xavier Chapel, Eganstown, 1999

Key words

st francis xavier chapel, eganstown, 1999
eganstown catholic cemetery
eganstown
church
chapel
cemetery
john egan

Three photographs of St Francis Xavier Chapel, the chapel in the Eganstown Catholic Cemetery. The grave stone at the front of the church is for John Egan.

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Photograph - Black and White - Town Mission Hall

Key words

town mission, welfare, charity, ballarat, ballarat east, canadian home
martin hosking

Postcard size black and white photograph

Historical information

The Town Mission was established in Ballarat East by a group of Wesleyans. "Australian Silverpen" wrote an historical sketch about the Town Missioner, Martin Hosking. From miner's tent to mission pulpit : Martin Hosking, Ballarat's town missionary : an in memoriam sketch /​ by The Australian Silverpen. See https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/223253590?q=town+mission+hall+ballarat&c=book&versionId=244807517 See also Dorothy Wickham's Beyond the Wall: Ballarat Female Refuge

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Digital photograph - Celebrating nomination for the Prime Minister's Award

Historical information

Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni of Ballarat Heritage Services celebrate at University of Ballarat's Post Office Gallery on their nomination for the Prime Minister's Award for history. Professor David Battersby spoke at the event, praising them for their effort in The Eureka Encyclopaedia winning the Victorian Community Heritage Awards.

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Image - Theatre Royal, 1859

Key words

francois cogne
ballarat
theatre royal

Image of the Theatre Royal in Ballarat by Francoise Cogne.

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Photograph - Colour - Fred Gaulton Coach Builder Castlemaine

Key words

castlemaine
fred gaulton
coach builder
gervasoni

Colour photograph of the facade of Fred Gaulton's Coach Builder in Castlemaine. On of the men out the front is a member of the Gervasoni family.

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Photograph - Colour - Earth Banks, Old Sarum, England

Key words

ordnance survey
william mudge
jesse ramsden
william the conqueror
old sarum
saxon
1086
england

Historical information

William the Conqueror inherited Old Sarum from the last Saxon king of England. It was an ideal site for a royal castle. It was here in 1070 that William paid off his army after a long and bitter campaign in northern England. It was here in 1086 that he called together all the major landholders in England so they could swear allegiance to him. It was a crucial moment. The Domesday Book was being written, a threatened Viking invasion had only just been averted and William's eldest son was in armed rebellion. Old Sarum was an important place where this Norman king of England held power. In 1794 the Ordnance Survey set out to check the accuracy of the first mapping of Southern England, which had begun ten years earlier. From a point just below Old Sarum Lieutenant William Mudge laid out a base-line 36,574 feet (11,253 metres) long. From each end of the line the positions of distant places were plotted using a huge theodolite made in 1791 by Jesse Ramsden. The accuracy of the process, which was repeated all over England, depended on Jesse Ramsden's craftsmanship and on William Mudge's surveying skill in setting out this first base-line from Old Sarum. The nearer end of Mudge's line is marked by an inscribed stone beside the modern A345 at Old Sarum.

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Photograph - Colour - Industrial Buildings on the corner of Yarrowee Street and Vickers Street, Sebastopol, 2020

Key words

sebastopol
yarrowee street, sebastopol
vickers street, sebastopol

Colour photographs of an industrial site on the corner of Yarrowee Street and Vickers Street, Sebastopol.

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Ticket - Made in Ballarat

Key words

made in ballarat, the ballarat arts foundation, the ballarat symphony orchestra, ballarat grammar, jacqueline dark, bob northey, benjamin northey, mario dobernig, david hobson, roger lemke, wendy rechenberg, tony cololan, miffy mcindoe

Small ticket white card with black text, for Made in Ballarat Concert held at WCPA on Sunday 22 June 2008.

Historical information

The latest in a series of events including recitals and masterclasses. Patron David Hobson, this program was devised by Graeme Vendy. President of the Arts Foundation Val Sarah.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ballarat Arts Foundation & Ballarat Symphony Orchestra present MADE IN BALLARAT Sun, Jun 22, 2008 2:3o PM DOOR 1 STALLS

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digital photographs - Camperdown pre olympic pool

Key words

swimming pool
sport
swimming
pre olympic
concrete
camperdown swiming pool

Colour photograph of the Camperdown Swimming Pool.

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Photograph - Colour - St Alipius' and Ballarat Fire Brigade taken from Armstrong Street South, Ballarat, 2016

Key words

ballarat fire brigade
ballarat east
st alipius' catholic church

Colour photograph of St Alipius' and the Ballarat [East] Fire Brigade taken with a zoom lens from Armstrong Street South, Ballarat.

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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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