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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.

Significance

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.

4251 items

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

Key words

dior
exhibition
national gallery of victoria
ngv international
fashion
designer
gowns
dress
1950s
1960s
grey
wool
pleat

Colour photograph of an exhibit at the Dior Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Digital photographs - 150 anniversary of the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve - Clare and Jenny at the shadow

Key words

hepburn mineral springs reserve
hepburn mineral springs
hepburn springs
150
crowd
picnic
anniversary
celebration
community
mineral water
mineral springs
swiss italian

Digital images

Significance

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

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Photograph - Black and White - Fellmonger's Township

Key words

fellmongers

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

Key words

street lamp
hotel lamp
craig's royal hotel
lighting

Colour photograph of Craig's Royal Hotel, with street lamp.

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Photograph - Colour - UniSuper Building from Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 2018

Key words

unisuper
melbourne
highrise
cbd

Colour photograph of a highrise building in Melbourne.

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Photograph - Colour - Former Ballarat East Library

Key words

former ballarat east library

Colour photograph of a double storey brick building.

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Image - Colour - The First House at Ercildoun, 2008

Key words

garden
ballarat heritage weekend
ercildoun
ercildoune
architecture
squatter
settlement

Colour image of stone and weatherboard building which was the initial shelter of the Learmonth Brothers who squatted at Ercildoun.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

The First House learmonth Bros (built 1837) made from hand split ? and hand made bricks. ?

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Photograph - black and white - Jack Gervasoni and Trainer

Key words

john hogan gervasoni
northcote football club
victorian representation

Black and white photograph of John Hogan Gervasoni Northcote Football Club captain/coach Jack Gervasoni in VFA State representation jumper.

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Photograph - Colour - Borough of Daylesford World War Two Certificate of Service, 1948

Key words

world war two
gus gervasoni
borough of daylesford
a.d. anson
e. marchant
navy
army
airforce

Colour certificate from the Borough of Daylesford recognising the World War Two Service of Gus Gervasoni.

Inscriptions & Markings

For Duty Nobly Done Borough of Daylesford Presented to G. Gervasoni by the Mayor, Councillors and Ratepayers of the Borough of Daylesford, in grateful recognition and high appreciation of the noble service rendered for King and Country in the World War, 1939-1945. Given under the seal of the Borough of Daylesford. This 4th day of February 1948. A.D. Anson A. Marchant

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digital copy - Mayor of Kew Jack Gervasoni with Phillip Brady

Key words

portrait
kew
gervasoni
phillip
brady
phillip brady
john
jack
jack gervasoni
preshil
mayor
kew mayors

Copy of black and white photograph with City of Kew Mayor John H. Gervasoni and Phillip Brady with children of Preshill.

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Image - Black and White - The End of the Menzies Tasman Flight

Key words

flight
aeroplane
h. brimsmead

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digital photographs - Kangaroos at Laurie Sullivan Reserve, Hepburn

Key words

hepburn
laurie sullivan
kangaroos
laurie sullivan reserve
hepburn football ground

Colour photograph of kangaroos on the football ground at Hepburn, Victoria.

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Photograph - Colour - Stained Glass Windows in Lydiard Street Uniting Church, Ballarat

Key words

stained glass
lydiard street uniting church
world war one memorial
honour roll
architecture

Two colour photographs of World War One memorial stained glass windows in the Lydiard Street Uniting Church. Three windows are dedicated to those who volunteered for service and returned, the fourth commemorates those who fell.

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Photograph - Colour - Glasgow Saddlery, Sovereign Hill, 2016

Key words

glasgow saddlery
j. gray
sovereign hill

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Photograph - Colour - Killarney Beach, Victoria

Key words

killarney beach
coast
beach

Colour photograph of Killarney Beach, Victoria.

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Image - Invoice from David G. Staley, Grocer, Drapers, butcher and General Merchant, of Yandoit and Smeaton, 1884

Key words

luigi gervasoni
philately
invoice
yandoit
grocer
draper
general merchant
david staley
david g. staley
smeaton

Invoice from David G. Staley, Grocer, Drapers, butcher and General Merchant, of Yandoit and Smeaton.

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Digital photographs - St Brigid's Crossley - ceiling plaster detail

Key words

victoria
crossley
st brigid's crossley
st brigid's
catholic church
catholic
church
religion
ceiling
decorative plaster
art nouveau

Digital images of the plaster ceiling at St Brigid's Catholic Church, Crossley, Victoria.

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Photograph - Black and White - John Hogan Gervasoni at Daylesford, 1944

Black and white photo of John Hogan Gervasoni, probably in the yard of his Daylesford home.

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Photograph - Colour - Staircase, Craig's Hotel, Lydiard Street, Ballarat

Key words

ballarat
staircase
craig's hotel

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Image - Sturt Street, Ballarat

Key words

ballarat
titanic bandstand
ballarat town hall
sturt street ballarat

Photograph of Sturt Street Ballarat looking towards the Titanic bandstand and the Ballarat Town Hall.

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Photograph - Black and White - Sturt Street, Ballarat, Looking West

Key words

ballarat
sturt street
d'albora and co
tram
suttons music store
ballarat town hall
galloway memorial
flagstones
bluestone
ernest d'albora
fruiterer
italo-australians

Black and white photograph of Sturt Street Ballarat from Bridge St looking towards the Ballarat Town Hall.

Historical information

P. D'Albora purchased the Sturt Street fruitshop in 1909. Ernest D'Albora ran a fruit shop in Sturt Street 1915.

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Photograph - Colour - Colac War Memorial

Key words

colac war memorial
colac
colac gardens

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Photograph - Colour - Webb Avenue, Black Hill, Ballarat,

Key words

webb avenue, black hill
ballarat
housing commission
architecture

Colour photographs of the interior of a house in Webb Avenue, Ballarat East, and its garden shed. The houses in Webb Avenue were built for the Housing Commission in 1959. The interior fit out was likely to be similar in the other houses and each property appears to have had an identical garden shed.

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Map - Map Published at Paris, 1587

Key words

map
paris map
new guinea
early australian mapping

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

Historical information

This map shows a portion of New Guinea, but the plae occupied by Austrlai was left as open ocean.

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Certificate - Kinnane First Aid Certificate 1952

Key words

david kinnane, first aid, victorian railways, 1938, rupert m downes, rpert downes, v. e. southwood, st john ambulance association

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

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Photograph - Colour - Balmoral Beach Swimming Enclosure, 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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Digital photographs - ANZAC Day at the Shrine - poppy for Marcus

Key words

melbourne
shrine of remembrance
anzac day
poppies
remembrance
commemoration

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Image - Black and White - Butter for Export - Cold Storage

Key words

politician
john murray, land acts, politician
land acts
john murray
wine

Image of butter storage.

Significance

Cold storage

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Colour - Building on the corner of Sturt Street and Errard Street, Ballarat, 2011

Key words

sturt street ballarat
errard street ballarat
architecture
country roasts

Colour photograph of a building on the south west corner of Sturt and Errard Streets, taken from the Sturt Street Gardens.

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Photograph - Colour - Gum Loong the Golden Dragon of Ballarat, 2016

Key words

chinese dragon
chinese
ballarat chinese community association

Colour photograph of Gum Loong the Golden Dragon of Ballarat, in the foyer of the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute.

Historical information

Gum Loong is an authentic Chinese fortune dragon who was awakened at Sovereign Hil in Ballarat on 11 March 1995. Gum Loong was created by the Canadian Lead, Mt Blowhard and Sebastopol Primary School Communities with support from the Ballarat Chinese Community Association, the Australia-China Friendship Society in Ballarat, the Asia Education and DEET. A Gum Loong Dragon Team of at least 80 students representing the three schools assist him on his special outings giving him legs. Gum Loong's body is 50 m long. Fifteem wooden barrels make his backbone.

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