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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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C/O Brown Hill Post Office Brown Hill Victoria



Brown Hill Hall 375 Humffray St N Brown Hill Victoria

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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 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

Photograph - Colour - Brown Hill Hall, 2016

Brown Hill Progress Association Inc., Brown Hill

Red brick hall

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.

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.

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)