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Brown Hill Progress Association Inc. Brown Hill , Victoria

The Brown Hill Progress Association is concerned with all aspects of Brown Hill, a suburb of Ballarat. We do not hold a collection of items, but images and other material sourced during 'information gatherings' relating to the Brown Hill area will be housed digitally via Victorian Collection.

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Photogroph - Colour - Kinnane Family Reunion at Brown Hill Hall

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Members of the Kinnane clan in the Brown Hill Hall.

Photograph - Black and White

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Copy of a photograph showing four Standing men, and four men and one woman seated. Standing left to right: R. Coffield, J.C. Callinan, H. Lugg, C. Stewart Seated left to right: A. Lakeland, W. Wilmot, E. Ellis, Mrs Bale, C. Eaton

Newsclipping - Image if medallion for flax at Brown Hill, 1857

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Historical information

The Port Phillip Farmers Society was instituted in 1848. It was reported by the Ballarat Agricultural Society in 1859 that flax was grown in the Ballarat district. Flax was sown at Brown Hill on 04 October 1858, the seed saved, and the flax beetled on 28 February 1859. The exhibitor was T. MCKenna who was the first flax produced in the colony.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Sample of Flax Plant First Prize Awarded to Mr T. McKenna 1857"

Photograph - Colour

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Photograph - Black and White - Eureka Swimming Pool

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

A number of children sit on the edge of the Eureka Swimming Pool, Ballarat East.

Photograph - Colour - Father Christmas at Brown Hill Hall, 1991

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Photograph - Colour - Invitation to the Brown Hill Hotel Social Club Ball, 1985

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Photo of a white invitation card with blue printed writing and gold edge

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill State School, Grade 6, 1966

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

A male teacher stands to the right of a group of Grade 6 students at Brown Hill State School.

Photograph - Black and White - Decorated Float, c1966

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Decorated Float outside the Ballarat Town Hall in Sturt Street. Probably during the Begonia Festival

Photograph - Colour - Ed Bawden at the Brown Hill Family Fun Night, 1986

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Ed Bawden sits in front of a tent with a sign "Brownbill Diggings License Office. The event is the Brown Hill Family Fun Night.

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Primary School

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Copy of a photograph of a brick school with tower.

Historical information

The Brown Hill Primary School is now known as the Caledonian Primary School.

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Progress Association

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

A group photograph of the men and women of the Brown Hill Progress Association. Back Row: Charlie Rice, Bill Tainsh, Bill Proven, Ernie Williams, Bill Bawden, Eddie Dovington, Joe Morrison, Lou Heighway, George Palmer, Tim Eustace, Jack Quinn, Frank Opie, Tim Fauldo. Second Row: Melville Anstis, Frank Nankervis, Bob Shattock, Ernie Craig, Alex Clark, Harold Leeder, Chris Wendt, George Thomas. Third Row: Lil Banoy, Eric Powell, Dolly Ellis, Val Buchanan, Em McPhail, Estelle Young, Gwen Collett, Pearl Findlay, Katie Roberts, Ruby Fanar, Evelyn Hassell, Mavis McTaggart, Mr Williams, Earl Clark. Fourth row: Doris Wilton, Marg Lamont, Lil Messer, Nancy Strange, Mavis Franklin, Eva Trevenen, Gwen Grose, Millie Richards, Doris Lugg, Nell Oliver, Rita Robbins, Josie Saff, Eunice Rodda. Fifth row: Mr Lovett, George WIlliams, Miss Cousins, Mr Webb, Nellie Hodgetts, Mr Chaplin, Miss Molly Hayes, Mr Shattock, Mabel Richards, Mr Squires, Myra Reny, Prue Rooney, Jessie McIver, Mr Lavaro Front row: Jack Beng, Henry Foss, Albert Benjamin, Ralph Stout, Jack Collins

Photograph - Black and White - Warren and Colin Harris of Brown Hill, 1956

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Twelve photographs from the Harris photograph album.

Certificate - Methodist Sunday School Union Certificate

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Methodist Sunday School Union Certificate made out to Emily Wilson.

Photograph - Black and White - Comrie Family at Brown Hill

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Two photographs of the Comrie family at Brown Hill. .1) Angus Comrie and sons Murray, Jack, (Angus), Angus, Keith, Thomas, Roy (in front). The Methodist Sunday School Hall, Thompson Street is in the background. .2) Jack, Angus, Thomas, Keith, Murray, Roy in front. Seated: Angus (Snr) and Mary-ellen Comrie at 284 Humffray Street North.

Historical information

Angus Comrie was the Brown Hill Policeman

Photograph - Black and White - Grade 1 at Brown Hill State School, 1960

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Twenty five children in the Brown Hill State School Grade One school photo.

Photograph - Colour - Trophy Night at Brown Hill Hall, c1990s

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Photograph - Colour - Bridge of the Yarrowee Creek at Brown Hill, 2016

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Bridge of the Yarrowee Creek at Brown Hill.

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill, 1889

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Copy of a photograph of Brown Hill, near Ballarat, Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Brown Hill Swimming Pool, 2016

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Five photographs showing the Brown Hill Swimming Pool in Humffray Street.

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Progress Association

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Photograph - Colour - Waterhole in the Yarrowee Creek near Brown Hill Hotel, 2016

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Service Station - White Swan Garage

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

The White Swan Garage, Service Station. Water Street Brown Hill

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Progress Association

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Newsclipping - Wilsons Fruit and Vegetables

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Two clips from newspaper about the Wilsons Fruit and vegetable market.

Photograph - Colour - Aerial Photograph of Brown Hill, Victoria

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Aerial photograph of Brown Hill near Ballarat.

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Pool, 1966

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

.1) A number of boys jump into the Brown Hill Pool. .2) The diving board at Brown Hill Pool.

Photograph - Black and White - Pet Show at Brown Hill State School, 1963

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

A group of children stand around Annette Myers and her pet Shetland Pony.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso "Star of the Pet Parade August 20th 1963 Annette Myers was the envy of the school yesterday with her pet Shetland Pony 'Curly Sue'. She took it to Brown Hill State School where she is a student and entered it in a pet and doll parade. The kids raised 74 pounds for the day"

Photograph - Black and White - Sarah Jane Ellis

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

A woman in white apron and cap. She is Sarah Jane Ellis was matron of the Ballarat Female Refuge (1906-1921)

Historical information

Sarah Jane Ellis was matron of the Ballarat Female Refuge, Scott's Parade, from 1906 until 31 May 1921. The Ballarat Female Refuge was established in Grant Street by a group of 26 women in 1867. Caselli designed the building in Scott's Parade and unmarried mothers were catered for in this residence from 1884 until 1941. The Alexandra Babies' Home was built adjacent to the Refuge and opened in 1909. The Babies' Home closed in 1973.

Certificate - Sunday School Union Credit Certificate

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Sunday School Union Credit Certificate

Inscriptions & Markings

Emilie Wilson, Gong Gong Wesleyan Sunday School

Photograph - Colour - Brown Hill Hall, 2016

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Red brick hall

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Methodist Church

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Copy of a black and white photograph of the Brown Hill Methodist Church, later the Brown Hill Uniting Church. A weatherboard church was built c1857 at a cost of 400 pounds. Itg also served as a school house. The brick church was built in 1969 at the cost of 714 pounds. The architect was Joseph Attwood Doane and the foundation stone was laid by George Smith.

Historical information

Some of the earliest regular attendees at Brown Hill Methodist Chapel (tent) were Mr and Mrs J.I. Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Mrs Heywood (formerly Kelly), Mrs Powell, Mr and Mrs Robert Allan, Mr and Mrs Fitzsimons.

Photograph - Black and White - Brown Hill Progress Association

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Document - List of Bus and Char-a-Banc Plying for Hire, 1923

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Two pages relating to buses, char-a-bancs and trams in Ballarat

Historical information

A charabanc or "char-à-banc" is a type of horse-drawn vehicle or early motor coach, usually open-topped, common in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. It has "benched seats arranged in rows, looking forward, commonly used for large parties, whether as public conveyances or for excursions." It was especially popular for sight-seeing or "works outings" to the country or the seaside, organised by businesses once a year. The name derives from the French char à bancs ("carriage with wooden benches"), the vehicle having originated in France in the early 19th century. In Australia a modern similar type of bus or motorcoach, with a lateral door for each row of seats, survived up to the 1970s and was referred to as side loader bus; but all or most of them were not open-topped. (Wikipedia)

Photograph - Emilie Wilson

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Emilie Wilson daughter of Francis Wilson and Martha (nee Ellis).

Photograph - Colour - Playground in Humffray Street, Brown Hill, 2016

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Photograph of a playground between the Brown Hill Swimming Pool and the Brown Hill Hall.