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Bendigo Historical Society Bendigo, Victoria

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location
Box 2309 Mail Centre Bendigo Victoria 3554 (map)
phone
+61 03 5441 3443 OR 03 5442 1005

Contact

Opening Hours

For phone enquiries:Nolan St - Storage and Cataloguing. By appointment.03 5442 1005 Tuesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 3:00 pm Specimen Cottage - Front of house. Open to the public.03 5441 3443 Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Specimen Cottage 178 - 189 Hargreaves Street Bendigo Victoria

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The BHS collection is founded on a legacy collection built up since the !970s. It focusses on the social and mining history of Bendigo.
The collection has items from the early days of the gold rush to the present time.
The collection includes objects, artworks, clothing, documents, photographs and books.

710 items

710 items

BENDIGO, EAGLEHAWK AND SURROUNDS PHOTO COLLECTION: TRAM

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Photograph.Green tram No.5. Leaving the depot, which is at Tramways Avenue, Bendigo.

Photo. Fortuna Villa drawing room. Bendigo

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Black and white image shows interior of Fortuna Villa parlour looking towards front of room, towards the stained glass doors. Lounge suite, many chairs and several small tables. Very ornate Victorian interior decoration.

CORNISH COLLECTION: VARIOUS ARTICLES RE WRESTLING

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Document. Collection of various articles (unrelated): a. advertisement of ''Grand Wrestling Match'' in the old Cornish style, Long Gully, 1862? With Prize Money detailed; b. Article headed ''Royal Hotel'' with details of New Year celebrations which appear to have been combined Scottish and Cornish (reference to wrestling and those athletes competing).

CLOTHING. CAMISOLE. CREAM COLOURED COTTON.

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Clothing. Camisole. Ivory coloured cotton with lace inserts on front. Gathered at centre back. Lace edged armholes. Square neckline at front. Front half opening with one button. Unfinished hem.

Bendigo House - Old and New 9 Bannister St

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Black and white photograph mounted on rectangular brown board. House, cement plaster over lathes, verandah with concrete form pillars. Scalloped picket fence, 3 chimneys. On back of photo: ' Cnr. Bannister and Norfolk St., £700 .' Sold' 2012 photo of house attached to record showing current address as 9 Bannister Street, Bendigo.

Bendigo House - Old and New Queen St

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Black and white photograph mounted on rectangular grey board. House, weatherboard, 3 gable roofs and small gabled portico. All gables decorated with rough cast and wooden slats. Decorative chimneys with pots, verandah posts with capitals. Tall palm tree in established garden picket fence, with ornate fence posts. Creeper over gateway. Queen Street.

FAVALORO COLLECTION: MUSIC BOX

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Object. Brass music box with wooden lining, hinged lid with raised flower design, 4 small bun feet & winder on base, partial sticker of Prescott & Dawe Jewellers Bendigo. Swiss music box movement.

ETHEL PATTISON COLLECTION: CHARACTER REFERENCE

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Document. Hand written character reference for Fred Pattison, [Ethels father], 12 th July 1910. Embossed lettering 'Rose Bank' Thornton- le- Dale , Pickering. Signed John Parkinson.

PATRICIA COLES (NEE MCLEAN) COLLECTION : BENDIGO EASTER PARADE QUEEN COMPETITION 1929

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Photograph. The Patricia Coles (nee McLean) Collection. Bendigo Easter Parade Queen Competition 1929. Copy of a black and white photograph of four women, one seated on a central chair, with flowers, and two small children. A boy and a girl. On the reverse the Queen, seated, is identified as Gwen McPherson (Mr McPherson, her father, was a senior policeman in Golden Square). The small girl, front right, is named as June McLean, daughter of Nellie and Tom McLean, United Kingdom Hotel, Golden Square.

TOM PATULLO COLLECTION: EAGLEHAWK LOG LOCK-UP.

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Negative print, Eaglehawk Log Lock-up, with a man and a dog at the side.

Bendigo House - Old and New 29 Pyke Street

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Black and white original photograph mounted on grey board. House, weatherboard, corrugated iron roof, verandah, picket fence, wooden fretwork on gables and windows. Decoration along roof line, one chimney visible , garden with two palm trees. Bay window RH side. Harrison's Est £1150, 29 Pyke Street Bendigo written on back of image. Date: 9 Dec 1927. stamped on back.

CORNISH COLLECTION: COPIES OF ARTICLE/BOOK/DOCUMENT RE CORNISH CHURCH HISTORY/LIFE IN BENDIGO

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Document. Various copies of article/book/document re Cornish church history/life in Bendigo; a; programme of celebratory activities for Jubilee of Methodist Church and Sunday School, McKenzie Street - 1916 (handwritten note: ''Former Bible Christian'') - various activities for the period Oct 1st to October 9th; shows poor photographic copy of church building and adjacent Sunday School; stapled is letter from Pastor (A E Wellard) and Officers of the church re the celebrations addressed to ''Dear Friend'' with reference to the inauguration of a Thanksgiving Fund.(original of this letter has been cut and repaired with tape (showing up on copy). B. article titled ''60 Years Ago'' - two pages from unknown source with reference to the White Hills Bible Christian Church and the establishment of the church following that in California Gully (Upper Road Methodist Church) - numerous names of choir, early pioneers, ministers of the church, superintendents; c. two pages of information about the ''Back to Upper Road - Diamond Jubilee church, May 1924. Church services on Sunday May 18th; Trustees' Tea Monday 19th May and Children's Day, Sunday May 25th (two services and evening Re-union Tea and Concert - names of ministers and organizers provided. Poor quality reproduction of buildings.

GREY SILK BONED BODICE

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Clothing. Grey silk boned bodice, grey silk '' off the shoulder '' scooped neckline. Short cap sleeves finished with 5 tucks- middle tuck of a grey satin fabric. Sleeves set into bodice with a fine piping. Deep V shaping at front and back waist. Metal hook and hand stitched eyelets down front opening. Laced with silk ribbon at centre back. V shaped decorative yoke - 6 cms to peak, at neckline. Bodice fully lined with calico.

LENGTH OF FABRIC

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Clothing. Length of fabric. Royal motifs- Grenadier Guards; Three Lions; Golden Carriage; Beef-eaters. Pattern printed onto fabric. Possibly a synthetic or silk mixture. Possibly produced to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2

BUTTER/PASTRY BRANDER

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Small wooden roller for making patterns on butter or shortbread pastry, dated 1827 & with initials IY, accompanied by a newspaper clipping reporting the history of the object. Made by Mr.Y.J.Young of Durham, England for his wife & inherited by his Granddaughter Miss Robshaw of Don Street, Bendigo.

MAGIC LANTERN COLLECTION MAGIC LANTERN PROJECTOR CONVERTED TO ELECTRICITY

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Object. Magic Lantern Collection -Children's small Magic lantern Projector converted to electricity & mounted on a small wooden box with drawer. Tin plated red with brass trimmed lenses & chimney. Stored in a wooden box without lid. Plaque shows J & A Boyes Ironmongers, 299 Elizabeth St.

CAMISOLE.

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Camisole. Cream cotton, 4 metal buttons,covered in fabric. eyelet and embroidered pattern on front and sleeves, and across shoulders at back.Bodice is gathered at front and back, onto a peplum, which has rounded fronts. Short cap sleeves, edged in embroidered cotton scallops.

ETHEL PATTISON COLLECTION: MEMORIAL NOTICES

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Newspaper memorial notices. Miss Ethel Pattison, aged 104 years, passed away, October 8th 2007, will be held at the William Farmer Memorial Chapel, 151 McCrae Street, Bendigo.

FAVALORO COLLECTION: EGG CUPS

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

2 EPNS Egg cups on trays with handles, edged with bow pattern. Egg cups engraved Doreen Xmas 1916 & Jean Xmas 1916. Marked G6557 A.Saunders Sydney U&A E.P.N.S Made in England Rd533793

ETHEL PATTISON COLLECTION: GUEST'S MOTORS LETTERHEAD TESTIMONIAL

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Document. Ethel Pattison Testimonial on Guest's Automotive Sales & Service, cnr Mundy & Hargreaves Streets Bendigo on letterhead paper dated 10/4/54. Signed A.W.Pulfer. The writer was Manager of Kia Ora Products for ten years. Ethel worked for Kia Ora for approximately five of those ten years.

BENDIGO HOTEL COLLECTION: ROSE OF AUSTRALIA HOTEL

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Colour image: single storey building, red corrugated iron roof, 'Rose of Australia' printed across top in brown. White façade. Red rose with green leaves on hotel name. Hotel situated in Eaglehawk Road, Long Gully. Appears to be late 1970's?

MAGIC LANTERN COLLECTION: MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE ARABIC SCENE

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Object. MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE- Arabic scene / - Magic Lantern slide - rare (19th Century ?) timber mounted hand painted Lantern Slide depicting an Arabic scene.

GERTRUDE PERRY COLLECTION: MANTLE CLOCK

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Mantle Clock. 1940s 8 day time and strike clock. Veneered case with chrome bezel, silvered hands and numerals. Cathedral gong, chimes once on 1/2 hour and number of hours. Complete with pendulum and key. Presentation plaque on front reads 'Presented to Miss Gertrude Perry, Mitchell St, Popular Girl 1941'. Modified key for easy winding. The Popular Girl contests were part of the Bendigo Easter celebrations. Contestants raised money for the Hospital. The clock is from the Gertrude Perry Collection held by the BHS.

COOK COLLECTION: MAN SEATED ON STOOL OUTSIDE HOUSE

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Photograph: faded black and white photo of man seated on stool. On Left Hand side, shovel and pick leaning on wall beside man . On Right hand side, doorway, man seated in house (partly visible) . On step, cup and saucer, can of treacle. House is potentially the same as in 1610.2

CORNISH COLLECTION: VISIT OF BENDIGO MINE MANAGERS TO THOMPSON'S ENGINEERING WORKS, CASTLEMAINE

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Photograph. Cornish Collection - visit of Bendigo mine managers to Thompson's Engineering Works, Castlemaine. Article (undated) from Bendigo Advertiser (?) re visit one hundred years ago - with photos of 14 men with part of Thompson & Co brick building in background: : Mr Hicks (Red, White and Blue); Mr Glanville (Hustlers Royal Reserve); Mr Kidd (Shamrock Co.0; Mr Hollow (South Bellevue); Mr Rowe (new Chum Rail); Mr Jas Northcote (Lansell's general manager); Mr Edward (Fortuna-Hustlers); Mr Prior (Garden Gully); Mr J Lonsdale (Shenandoah); Mr Whitford (Lazarus Co,); Mr Harvey (New Chum United); Mr Bradshaw (electrical engineering); Mr Lonsdale (Lazarus Co.); Mr L B McGrath (Thompson's representative).

BLACK PATENT SHOES - ONE PAIR

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Clothing. One pair child's black patent leather court shoes. Trimmed with a black patent bow. Flat heel.

ELMA WINSLADE WELLS COLLECTION: MARY STUBBS

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MISS E.W.WELLS -- slightly damaged PHOTO Of Mary Stubbs.

AUSTIN COLLECTION: NTH DEBORAH MINE WORKERS 1946

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Black and white photo mounted on grey board. Photo shows five rows of workers at the North Deborah Mine, some wearing hard hats, others felt hats and bareheaded. Men are pictured in front of a mullock heap. Written on bottom of image 'Nth Deborah Mine, 1946 Bendigo' and 'Pall-Mall Studio, photo'. Written on back of photo, "Hold pic ffor collection. Gorrie?????.

BENDIGO HOTEL COLLECTION: BULLS HEAD HOTEL, MCIVOR ROAD, BENDIGO

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Colour photograph: Image shows orange brick single storey building. Tile roof. Wrought iron supports on verandah. Relatively modern building, 1950's. No name on hotel, but known to be Bulls Head Hotel, McIvor Road, Bendigo , owned by Svanosio family.

BENDIGO HOTEL COLLECTION: TERMINUS HOTEL, 126 MITCHELL STREET, BENDIGO

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Colour photograph: TerminusHotel, 126 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, two storey, plain façade, cantilever verandah. Painted white, brown paint on verandah, with 'John and Eunice Wilson's Terminus Hotel' printed on front of verandah. Terminus Hotel on top storey. Appears to be early 70's ?