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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 photograph - Trajan's Columns, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2016

Key words

trajan's column
roman forum
plaster casts

Photograph of a cast of Trajan's Column at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The column has been displayed in two parts. he massive cast is a tremendous feat of both engineering and casting. Displayed in the Architectural Courts from the time of their opening in 1873, it provided the opportunity for students (and others not able to travel to Rome) to see this iconic monument of the classical world. The cast of the column is made up of sections of plaster reliefs that are attached to an inner chimney built of brick. Each section was individually numbered so that the column could easily be assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle. (http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/trajans-column/)

Historical information

These original columns are marble, made in 113AD. They come from Rome, Italy and are held in the Cast Courts at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The collection of casts at the museum is one of the most important in the world. Their original purpose was educational when it was not easy to trail and see original works. they thus provided an opportunity for students to study. The Cast Courts opened in 1873 and allowed the display of large monuments. These galleries are currently divided by nationality.

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Photograph - Colour - Horses at Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2013

Colour photograph of a horse-drawn vehicle in Ballarat.

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Photograph - Colour - Mair Street Ballarat, 2020

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mair street ballarat

Colour photograph of Mair Street Ballarat near the intersection of Doveton Street.

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Image - Colour - Ercildoun Workers Cottage, 2008

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architecture
bluestone
ballarat heritage weekend
ercildoun
ercildoune
workers cottage

Colour image of a blustone workers building on the Ercildoun property established by squatters the Learmonth Brothers.

Historical information

The photograph was taken during an opening on Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

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Digital photograph - Mummified cat in display cabinet

Key words

cat
mummified cat
mummu

Colour photograph of a mummified cat in display cabinet

Historical information

"Lucky" the theatre cat was found inside one of the walls, with three mummified mice (shown in photograph), at Her Majesty's Theatre, Lydiard Street, Ballarat.

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Photograph - Colour - New Australasian Mine Disaster Memorial in Creswick Old Cemetery, 2018

Key words

new australasian mine disaster memorial
creswick cemetery
creswick old cemetery

A number of photographs of the memorial to those who died in the New Australasian Mine Disaster, including names of those who died.

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Photograph - Colour - Stonemason's Mark, Yarrowee Channel, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Key words

bluestone
yarrowee channel
mason's marks

Colour photograph of stonemason's marks on bluestone.

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Photograph - Colour - Older style racing car on display, Ballarat, 2011

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racing car
sturt street ballarat

Old red racing car on display in Sturt Street, Ballarat.

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Photograph - Colour - Bush Around Marysville, 2015

Key words

bushfire
black saturday
marysville
regrowth

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

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Photograph - Colour - View from the Flying Squadron Club, Kirribilli, 2019

Key words

sydney
flying squadron
kirribilli
sailing

Colour photograph of the view from the Flying Squadron Club, Kirribilli

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Digital photographs - CSR Timbrock Factory Maddingley - Jack McConnell Architect

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jbd
timbrock
rowsley station
maddingley
factory
csr
jack mcconnell
heritage
industry
industrial
glass
curtain
wall
modern

Digital images

Historical information

http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/69285

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Digital photographs - Sunset Middle Island

Key words

seascape
sunset
coast
coastal
landscape
middle island
merri island
stingray bay
warrnambool

Digital images of a sunset at Middle Island, Warrnambool.

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Photograph - Colour - Dorothy Wickham at the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, Federation University

Key words

dorothy wickham
geoffrey blainey research centre

Dorothy Wickham is photpgraphed at the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, Federation University

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Image - Black and White - Lady Southern Cross

Key words

flight
aeroplane
charles kingsford smith
lady southern cross

A black and white image of an aeroplane called the "Lady Southern Cross".

Historical information

The Lady Southern Cross was a Lockheed Altair monoplane owned by Australian pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.

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Map - Westernport and Port Phillip

Key words

map
explorers
exploration
westernport
port phillip
queenscliffe
melbourne
brighton
williamstown
port arlington
hobson bay
cape otway
geelong
barwon river
ballarat
yarra river
yarra yarra river

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

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Digital copy - Jack Gervasoni football scrapbook WA footy trip

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football
scrapbook
fitzroy football club
northcote football club
daylesford football club
ballarat football club
jack
gervasoni
jack gervasoni
photo
wa
trip
itinerary

Digital copies of photos in a football scrapbook.

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Image - Shearing Time, Burrawong Station, New South Wales, c1916

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shearing
burrawong station
shearers
sheep

Image of a number of shearers working in a timber shed.

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digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

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dior
exhibition
national gallery of victoria
ngv international
fashion
designer
gowns
1990s
2000s

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Image - Ballarat Town Hall and Sturt Street Gardens, 1922

Key words

ballarat
ballarat town hall
boer war monument
sturt street gardens

Copy of a photograph showing Ballarat Town Hall, Sturt Street gardens, and the Boer War Monument.

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Photograph - Colour - Annie Gervasoni Headstone in Sandon Cemetery, 2017

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sandon
sandon cemetery
yandoit creek
carlo gervasoni
annie gervasoni
mary gervasoni
george gervasoni
anchor
fern leaf
cemetery art

Colour photograph of a memorial in the Sandon Catholic Cemetery to Annie Gervasoni.

Historical information

Carlo Gervasoni was from San Gallo, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy, and arrived in Australia in 1863. He died of appendicitus while visiting Italy, which may be why the grave features an anchor and tope.

Inscriptions & Markings

In loving memory of Annie Gervasoni Died 10th Sep. 1920 aged 63 years Also her beloved husband Carlo Died in Italy 10th June 1901 And their loved children Mary 1889-1901 George 1895-1896 R.I.P.

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Digital photograph - Fletcher Jones Ball with Cross

Key words

fletcher jones
factory
ball
water tower
cross

Two colour digital Images showing the Former Fletcher Jones Factory ball with cross.

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Photograph - Colour - Metal Vent at the Former Sunnyside Woollen Mill, Mount Pleasant, 2011

Key words

ballarat woollen mill
sunnyside woollen mill
mount pleasant
chimney

Colour photograph of a red brick woollen mill at Ballarat, known as the Sunnyside Woollen Mill, or the Ballarat Woollen Mill.

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Photograph - Colour - Tower Hill, 2016

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tower hill
ash layer
volcano

A number of photographs taken at Tower Hill, including the lakes, volcanic ash layer, and koala.

Historical information

Tower Hill is a volcanic formation believed to have erupted about 32,000 years ago. Its formation is known as a "nested maar" and it is the largest example of its type in Victoria. During formation, molten lava pushed its way up through the Earth’s crust and encountered a layer of water-bearing rock. Violent explosions followed creating a shallow crater which later filled with water to form the lake. Further eruptions occurred in the centre of this crater, creating the islands and cone shaped hills. In 1892 Tower Hill became Victoria’s first National Park. In 1961, Tower Hill became a State Game Reserve under the then Fisheries and Wildlife Department and a major re-vegetation program began. (https://www.towerhill.org.au/index.php/about-reserve/history, accessed 23 December 2019)

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

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street lamp
architecture

Colour photograph of the architectural detail of Craig's Royal Hotel.

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Photograph - Colour - Noonan Family Memorial , Warrnambool Cemetery

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warrnambool cemetery
noonan

Noonan family memorial in the Warrnambool Cemetery.

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Photograph - Colour - Victoria Theatre Sovereign Hill, c1985

Key words

sovereign hill
victoria theatre
jacqui dark
andrew dark
theatre
goldfields
music
jacqueline dark

Photograph coloured

Historical information

Victoria Theatre at Sovereign Hill ran Music Hall theatre weekly. Players in this group included (left to right) Andrew Dark, --- , Jacqueline Dark, Wendy Holgate and Peter Eyres. The program included songs, melodrama and skits.

Inscriptions & Markings

B'RAT 4302 N N N+1A

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digital photographs - Mortlake Pre Olypmic Swimming Pool

Key words

swimming
pool
sport
pre olympic
mortlake
mortlake swimming pool
mortlake baths

Colour photograph of the Mortlake Swimming Pool.

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Photograph - Colour - Castlemaine, 2004

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castlemaine
castlemaine post office
palm tree

Colour photograph at Castlemaine, Victoria.

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Photograph - Colour - Knowth and New Grange, Ireland, World Heritage Centre

Key words

knowth, newgrange, megalith, ireland, world heritage, neolithic

Historical information

The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara are located in the present day County Meath in Ireland's Ancient East. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Built by Neolithic farming communities about 5000 years ago, the passage tombs have clear astronomical alignments such as the Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange and the Equinox Sunrise at Loughcrew. Judging from the splendour and magnificence of Newgrange and Knowth it is likely that these temples of the ancestors were places of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest. There is a lively debate about whether these wonderful megalithic structures were built primarily as burial tombs, sacred temples or astronomical observatories. While passage tomb is the traditional description for Newgrange and similar structures, chambered cairn or passage mound are the descriptions favoured by those who consider the passage tomb description too narrow. The large stones surrounding and inside the Passage Tombs are decorated with Megalithic Art such as spirals, concentric circles, triangles, zigzags and images which have been interpreted as the sun, moon and the human face. Irish passage tombs tend to occur in clusters traditionally described as a Necropolis or cemetery. The Boyne cluster includes Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Townleyhall. The other great clusters in County Meath are on the hills around Loughcrew. The ancient Boyne Valley passage tomb mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth have been designated World Heritage Site status by UNESCO and attract 200,000 visitors per year. The sites and Visitor Centre are managed by the OPW (Office of Public Works). Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. The site is open to the public with controlled access to the passage and chamber. Tours of Newgrange start at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre located near the village of Donore, Co. Meath. Knowth has two passages and is surrounded by seventeen satellite cairns. The site is open to the public; however there is no public access to the interior passages and chambers. Tours of Knowth also start at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Dowth is the only one of the three large Brú na Bóinne Passage Tombs which is not accessible from the Visitor Centre situated on the south bank of the river. Visitors to Dowth must drive directly to the site on the north bank, a couple of miles from the Slane / Drogheda road. Fourknocks with its short passage leading into a wide pear shaped chamber is in similar style to Tombs in Portugal. Just inside the main chamber to the left of the entrance is one of the few representations of a human face from the Neolithic Period in ancient Ireland. Entrance to Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb. Megalithic Art - Loughcrew, Co. Meath Loughcrew Cairns form the largest complex of Megalithic structures in Ireland. The Cairns contain symbolic engravings similar in style to Newgrange. Like other Passage Tombs in ancient Ireland, they have clear astrological alignments.Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland in the first millennium A.D. however Tara is also the site of a Passage Tomb known as the Mound of the Hostages that was built about 2,500 B.C.

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Photograph - Colour - Richard O'Neill's Gravestone, Eganstown Catholic Cemetery

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eganstown catholic cemetery
richard o'neill
mary egan
mary o'neill
ypres, belgium

Gravestone in the Eganstown Catholic Cemetery for Richard O'Neill, Richard O'Neill (Junior) and Mary Neill nee Mary Egan. Richard O'Neill died on 20 October 1908 aged 61, and his wife, Mary Egan died on 19 May 1922. Their son Richard Francis O'Neill was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium on 04 October 1917, aged 23.

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