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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.

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Aerial digital photograph - Mouth of the Yarra River and Westgate on approach to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport

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aerial
landscape
cityscape
mouth
yarra river
west gate bridge
aerial photograph

Digital aerial image of Melbourne, Victoria.

Historical information

hoto taken from flight in to Melbourne International airport.

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Article - Is Don, Is good

Article from newspaper "Melbourne Weekly"

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Jacqueline Dark, a student of Halinka performed Elvira in Don Giovanni at the State Theatre, December 17, 2011.

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Halinka Tarczynska-Fiddian and Jacqueline Dark by Alison Barclay

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Article from Magazine - Salome

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jacqueline dark, salome, opera, opera australia, cheryl barker, john pickering, strauss

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pp. 10-11 The Big Picture ... A moment of stillness in the chaos of Opera Australia's new production of Richard Strauss's Salome, starring Cheryl Barker (far left) in the title role, alongside Jacqueline Dark as Herodias (left) and John Pickering (kneeling) as Herod.

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Artwork

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ceramics
australian studio pottery
bowl

Green hand thrown bowl

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Yarra Glen Potter Queensland Australia

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Artwork - Daylesford Hospital by J. Stormer Green

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daylesford hospital
daylesford
painting

Photograph of a painting pg double storey building - Daylesford Hospital in Hospital Street, Daylesford.

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Artwork - 'The Yarra" by John Shirlow

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townscape
john shirlow
etching
printmaking

Framed etching by John Shirlow

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John SHIRLOW (1869-1936) Melbourne born John Shirlow made a significant contribution to the development of etching in Australia.

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Artwork

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portrait
jean appletpm

Portrait of a male by Jean Appleton

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Artwork

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etching

Etching

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This unsigned etching was purchased from students at RMIT c1984

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Artwork - Railway Gates at Humffray Street North, Ballarat

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railway gates
ballarat railway
humffray street railway gates

Photograph of an oil painting on paper of the railway gates at Humffray Street North, Ballarat.

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Artwork

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reliefprint
etching
animal

Relief print. This artist was studying printmaking at RMIT in 1984. If you can identify the artist please use the comment link below.

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This unsigned relief print was purchased from students at RMIT c1984

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Artwork - Ceramics

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bendigo pottery
ceramics

Photograph of a saltglazed vessel by Bendigo Pottery

Historical information

This work is by Peter Devanny who worked at Bendigo Pottery between July 1971 and 1979.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bendigo Pottery PD

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Artwork - Ceramics

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bendigo pottery
ceramics
ken campbell

Photograph of a saltglazed vessel by Bendigo Pottery

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This work is by Ken Campbell who worked at Bendigo Pottery between Jan 1977 and 1990.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bendigo Pottery KC

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Artwork - Ceramics

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ceramics
australian studio pottery
mark eagle

Photograph of a lidded bowl with glaze decoration

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This work is by Mark Eagle

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Artwork - Ceramics - Float Bowl by Ian Cook

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ian cook
ceramics
studio pottery
ian f. cook

A ceramic float bowl with leaf and blossom design.

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Ian COOK

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Artwork - Ceramics - Pottery Vase by Mark Reid

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australian landscape pottery
gilbert buchanan
graham wood
landscape
redbyrne pottery
ceramics
sheparton

Photograph of a hand thrown ceramic vase.

Historical information

Mark Reid began working with clay in the early 1980s, working for a time at Kairi Pottery in North Queensland. In 1985, he and his wife Robyn set up the Torvil Pottery at Buninyong, Victoria. In 1991, they relocated to a 10 acre property in nearby Magpie and set up the Ballarat Clayfire Gallery with a working studio, gallery and residence. In 2005, the Clayfire Gallery was located to Daylesford. Reid signs his work with an incised 'Mark Reid' or 'MR'.

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Artwork - Ceramics - Pottery Jug by Gellibrand Pottery

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ceramics
pottery
gellibrand pottery
studio pottery

Photo of a hand thrown jug with glaze decoration. It is stamped (impressed) "Gellibrand Pottery".

Historical information

Jon and Alda Hubbard were operating Gellibrand Pottery around the late 1980s on the Old Beech Forrest Road in Gellibrand near Colac in the Otway region.

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Artwork - Ceramics - Pottery Lidded Bowl by Kalaru Pottery

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ceramics
pottery
kalaru pottery

Photograph of a hand thrown bowl and lid. Work is signed with a painted 'Kalaru'.

Historical information

Kalaru Pottery was a production pottery based at Kalaru on the far south coast of NSW. It was registered as a company from 1977-2000 and owned and operated by the Irving (or Irvine) family.

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Artwork - Drawing - Sketch

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uniform
drawing
frank harding
corfu castle
etching

Image of three men who appear to be in Australian army uniform.

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Artwork - Etching - Corfu Castle

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corfu castle
frank harding
etching

Image of Corfu Castle by Frank Harding.

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Artwork - Painting - [Unknown] by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
painting
abstract

Framed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsays of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - Capriccio #11 by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
painting
abstract

Framed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - [Unknown] by Catherine Chapman

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painting
abstract
catherine chapman

Framed abstract painting by Catherine Chapman

Inscriptions & Markings

signed lower right "Catherine Chapman"

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Artwork - Painting - Capriccio #29 by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
painting
abstract

Framed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - [Coastal Scene] by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
watercolour
painting
townscape

Framed watercolour of a Coastal Scene by Arthur Lindsay.

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - SchG 20 by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
painting
abstract

Unframed abstract painting by Arthur Boyd

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - [Balancing Rocks] by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
painting
rocks
landscape

Unframed lansdcape by Arthur Boyd

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - [Landscape] by Arthur Lindsay

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arthur lindsay
painting
landscape

Unframed landscape by Arthur Boyd

Historical information

Arthur LINDSAY (1912-1990) Born Melbourne Arthur Lindsay, a relative of the Lindsay family of Creswick, 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.

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Artwork - Painting - [Townscape] by M. Sardinia

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watercolour
painting
townscape
m. sardinia

Framed watercolour of a townscape

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Artwork - painting - 'The Mouth of the Carrum Creek' by Colin Colahan

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colin colahan
watercolour

Images of a framed watercolour by Colin Colahan.

Historical information

Colin COLAHAN (1897-1987) Colin Colahan was a student of Max Meldrum, and was one of the first tonalist painters to have his work purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria. He contributed cartoons to 'The Bulletin'. Colahan was working in Paris in the 1920s and had a studio in Mont Martre. He returned to Melbourne by 1927. He next lived and worked in London in 1936 for the next 22 years. During World War Two his house in Chelsea was bombed and everything destroyed. Some photographs donated to Xavier College, his alma mater, are the only evidence of the destroyed work. Cola ham was an Australian War Artist after 1942, with over 90 of his works held by the Australian War Memorial. He moved permanently to Itsly in 1958.

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