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Bendigo TAFE Bendigo, Victoria

Bendigo TAFE has a long standing history of servicing the Bendigo region and its community as an educational institute. During its long history, starting in the 1850's, it has existed in many shapes, forms and names; from its early days as the Sandhurst Mechanics Institute, through to its days as the Bendigo School of Mines and to its current status as Bendigo TAFE. The Bendigo TAFE collection aims to provide an insight into not only the history of the institution and how it evolved over the years, but how it has been important to the Bendigo community. Within the Bendigo TAFE Collection there are three specific collections. 1. Long Gully Mechanics Institute Collection. 2. The Anderson Collection 3. The Bendigo School of Mines Collection.
Book Titles from these collections can be searched online at:
http://library.bendigotafe.edu.au

Access to the Bendigo TAFE Collections is by contacting the Bendigo TAFE library.

Contact Information

location
Bendigo TAFE Library 136 McCrae St Bendigo Victoria (map)
phone
+61 03 5434 1516 (Library)
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Opening Hours

LIBRARY:- Term Hours 8.90am to 5.00pm Monday - Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm Friday Term Break Times 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday Closed Public Holidays

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N/A

Location

Bendigo TAFE Library 136 McCrae St Bendigo Victoria

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The Bendigo School of Mines Collection covers a time period between 1873-1959. It incorporates what is left of the book collection from the Bendigo School of Mines, as well as other things to do with the history of Bendigo School of Mines. The collection is housed in the Bendigo TAFE library

Significance

This collection aims to give an insight into the history of the Bendigo School of Mines. It shows the types of courses and subjects that used to operate at the School of Mines (courses such as mining, floristry, art, etc) and how the courses on offer have changed over the years. The collection aims to preserve what is left of the Bendigo School of Mines history and to provide public access to it, as well as promoting pride in the heritage and history of the School of Mines in Bendigo and its importance to the development of Bendigo.

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Reference

Bendigo TAFE, Bendigo

White paper photocopy of reference from Ernest H. Duncan, Head of Art Department of the School of Mines and Industries, Bendigo to Miss Ivy Jack, dated 14th October 1942.

Historical information

This is a reference written on 14th October, 1942, by the Head of the Art Department at the School of Mines and Industries Bendigo, Ernest H. Duncan, for a former pupil, Miss Ivy Jack. It is a complimentary reference assuring 'To Whom it May Concern' that Miss Jack 'is a fine type of girl possessing many fine qualities...' and that she has '...proved herself an energetic, careful and reliable student with ability in Dressmaking above the average.'

Significance

This is significant in relation to the history of the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries. It gives an insight into the type of courses being offered by the school in 1942, as well as an insight into how references for individuals were written in the 1940's, as opposed to the way they are written in 2013. This significance has been assessed in-house.

Inscriptions & Markings

On School of Mines and Industries, Bendigo letterhead: "School of Mines and Industries, / No. 161 / Bendigo 14th October 1942. / TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: / Miss Ivy Jack has attended the above school / for the past two years,... /" Signed, "Ernest H. Duncan / Head of Art / Department."

Invitation

Bendigo TAFE, Bendigo

Personal invitation to Mr. J. R. V. Anderson from the Mayor of Bendigo (Cr. J. E. Holland) to attend a luncheon to celebrate the official opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Bendigo on the 15th November 1921. Rectangular card in blue print, with the person's name handwritten in black ink.

Historical information

An invitation sent to J. R. V. Anderson by the Mayor of Bendigo, Cr. J. E. Holland, in 1921 to attend a luncheon to celebrate the opening of the Soldier's Memorial Hall at the Bendigo Town Hall on Tuesday,15th November, 1921 at 1 pm. This Soldiers' Memorial Hall still stands today in Pall Mall, Bendigo. It is now called the Bendigo RSL Memorial Military Museum.

Significance

Celebrates the opening of the Soldier's Memorial Hall in Bendigo, as well as indicating the importance of J. R. V. Anderson in the Bendigo community at that time. This significance has been assessed in-house.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on card bearing City of Bendigo emblem is the following: "On the occasion of the Opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall / by / His Excellency, The Governor of Victoria, The Earl of Stradbroke, / K.C.M.G., C.B,, C.V.O., C.B.E., A.D.C. to His Majesty the King, / The Mayor of Bendigo, (Cr. J. E. Holland,) / requests the pleasure of / Mr. J. R. V. Anderson's / company at Luncheon at the Town Hall, Bendigo, on Tuesday, / the 15th November, 1921, at 1 p.m. / R.S.V.P. TO TOWN CLERK BEFORE INST." (Last line crossed out in black ink).

Reference

Bendigo TAFE, Bendigo

White paper photocopy of reference from Mabel Klech, Instructress in dressmaking at the School of Mines and Industries, Bendigo to Miss Ivy Jack, dated 14th October, 1942.

Historical information

This is a reference written by Mabel Klech, Instructress in Dressmaking at Bendigo School of Mines and Industries. It is written for Miss Ivy Jack, certifying that she attended the dressmaking, cutting and designing classes and freely recommending her services to anyone requiring them.

Significance

Significant in relation to the history and past students of Bendigo School of Mines & Industries and to the type of courses being offered by the school in 1942. Significance has been assessed in-house.

Inscriptions & Markings

On white A4 paper: "School of Mines / Bendigo / Oct. 14th 42. / To whom it may concern, / I have pleasure in / certifying that Miss Ivy Jack has / attended the dressmaking, cutting / and designing classes at this / school during the past two years. / She is pains-taking and / attentive, and to anyone requiring / her services I can freely recommend her. / Yours faithfully / Mabel Klech / (Instructress in dressmaking)"

Print - A reproduction of an artist's impression of the Mechanics Institute Building in the 1880's.

Bendigo TAFE, Bendigo

A3 print on heavy paper. A reproduction of an artist's impression of the Mechanics Institute Building in the 1880's. The picture is of the building with an insert impression of the Industrial Pavilion used as temporary premises for the Institute from 1856-1864. It is a black and white print of the front of the building with rough depictions of people, horses, a carriage and trees in front of it.

Historical information

This is an artist's impression in reproduction of the Mechanics Institute building as it was in the 1880's. It has since changed quite significantly, especially what can be seen of the surrounds. The insert picture is an impression of the Industrial Pavilion which, as is stated, was used between 1856-1864 as temporary premises for the Institute. The print was first published in 'The Australian Sketcher' under the title "Sandhurst Mechanics Institute and free library: the new and old." [Go to the State Library of Victoria and the following link for more details.] http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/miscpics/gid/slv-pic-aab22020

Significance

This is a significant print in an historical context, portraying the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries as it was in the 1880's, as well as the Industrial Pavilion. It indicates the significance of it to the community that an artist's impression was sought. Significance assessed in-house.

Inscriptions & Markings

"A reproduction of an artist's impression of the Mechanics Institute Building in the 1880's. / Insert. An impression of the Industrial Pavilion used as temporary premises for the Institute from 1856-1864"