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Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Mount Helen, Victoria

The Federation University Australia Historical Collection, (formerly University of Ballarat), is held in the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre (GBRC), and is located on the top floor of the E.J. Barker Library (Mt Helen Campus). The GBRC includes three special book collections of the library, the Geoffrey Blainey Mining Collection, the Federation University Australia Research Collection, and the Creedy Economics Collection.

Titles from the three library special collections can be searched online via http://innopac.federation.edu.au, but must be read in the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre Supervised Reading Room.

The Federation University Historical Collection is an extensive collection of historical material dating from the formation of the Ballarat School of Mines in 1869. The collection covers material from Federation University's predecessors including the Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat Teachers' College, State College of Victoria, Ballarat; the Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education, Ballarat College of Advanced Education, Ballarat University College, Wimmera Institute of TAFE, Monash Gippsland, Gippsland Institute and University of Ballarat. It is particularly strong in the themes of mining, education, and local history.

On 01 January 2014 the University became Federation University Australia with the amalgamation of the University of Ballarat and Monash University’s Gippsland campus. FedUni brings together skills and expertise throughout Ballarat, Gippsland and the Western region of Victoria for the benefit of our regional communities.

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Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, E.J. Barker Library (PO Box 663, Ballarat, VIC, 3353) Mt Helen Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5327 9168

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Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre Hours: Tues 9.30am - 1.00pm Wed 1.00pm to 5.00pm Thurs 1.00pm to 5.00pm Fri 9.30am - 1.00pm or by appointment

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Free

Location

Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

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The Federation University Historical Collection is located at the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre (GBRC) on the top floor of the E.J. Barker Library (Mt Helen Campus) and includes a supervised reading room where collections can be accessed and read. The GBRC also houses the Geoffrey Blainey Mining Collection and the Federation University Library Special Collections.

Titles from the Federation University Library collections can be searched online at http://innopac.federation.edu.au. The Federation University Historical Art Collection online catalogue is located at http://guerin.ballarat.edu.au/curator/collection/ and the Federation University Historical Collection is searchable via Victorian Collections.

Federation University Historical Collection is an extensive collection of historical material dating from the opening of the Ballarat School of Mines in 1870. The collection covers material from the Federation University's predecessors including the Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat Teachers' College, State College of Victoria, Ballarat; the Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education, Ballarat College of Advanced Education, Ballarat University College, Wimmera Institute of TAFE, Monash Gippsland and University of Ballarat.

Significance

Federation University Historical Collection is significant because of its emphasis on local education, particularly at the tertiary level. It relates to the Ballarat School of Mines, Australia's first technical school, are an important aspect of the collection. Material on former staff, students and local identities are also housed in the collection. Through the Ballarat School of Mines Federation University is the third oldest tertiary institution in Australia, and has resulted in a strong and important emphasis on mining in the collection.

Mrs Robyn Thompson 2 September 2016 9:17 AM

Hello. I have just seen a photo of Pioneers of Ballarat on the web site. It has the Object registration 15771. A large group of men. I see my great ancestor D GUNN the photo. As I'm searching my family tree, I would love to have the photo of him Any chance that someone can help me with my request. Please contact me on thombsh@gmail.com Robyn Thompson (Mrs)

Amanda Osborne 25 September 2016 4:28 PM

My great great grandfather, William Simpson, and his three brothers worked in a mining area called Hard Hills near or between Ballarat and Buninyong. He married Mary Kelly, an Irish Orphan girl,arrived on the Pemberton in May 1849, the same year. Can you please tell me if you can identify a previous gold mining area called Hard Hills or if there is any documentation or photographic records relating to same. My gratitude and thanks in anticipation. Amanda Osborne guenevere13@hotmail.com 0437130393

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Booklet - The School of Mines and Industries, Calendar, 1914

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Blue covered 176 page booklet relating to the School of Mines and Industries in the year 1914.

Historical information

Contents of the Booklet: Associateship, Calendar, Certificate Courses - Science, Certificate Courses - Art, Draughtsman's Courses, Discipline, Discipline Board, Examination Results, Fees, Full Certificates Issued, General Regulations, Introduction, Junior Technical School, Railway Fares, Teaching Staff, Technical Art and Craft School, Subjects of Instruction - Department of Chemistry and Metallurgy, Geological Department, Engineering Department, Electrical and Electrical Engineering Department, Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Electrical Wiring, Electrical Engineering for Post Office Mechanics, Turning, Fitting and Blacksmithing, Telegraphy, Art and Applied Art Subjects, Architecture and Building Construction, Engineering Drawing, Carpentry and Manual Training, Dressmaking and Dresscutting, House Decoration and Signwriting, Photography, Plumbing, Sheet Metal Working

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat School of Mines Technical Art School, c2008

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Colour photographs of a double storey building built at the Ballarat Technical Art School, a division of the Ballarat School of Mines

Historical information

The former Ballarat Circuit Court Building, later the first building of the Ballarat School of Mines, was demolished to make way for a new custom built Art School building. Sir Alexander Peacock opened the Ballarat Technical Art School in July 1915. It cost 10,000 pounds and was constructed by the Public Works Department from plans drawn by the then Art School Principal, Herbert H. Smith. The building contractors were Messrs Gower and Eddards. According to the SMB Annual Report of 1914 'the internal upholstering and fittings have all been carried out in Australian timbers, with Queensland maple largely used throughout.' Before this building was constructed art and craft classes were held in various buildings around Ballarat. The building could be described as federation-art deco in style. It features sandstone insertion with sandstone string coursing. The base of the building is rusticated sandstone. The relief stone panel on the front with the words "Technical Art School" features stone pilaster brackets and corbels. In the centre front can be seen rectangular sandstone pediment with decorative stonework incorporating the date of construction. The windows in the lower floor feature five supporting keystones whereas the upper windows have sandstone lintels. The building also features decorative cast iron downpipes. The entrance on the northern side has attractive leadlight glazing in an art deco style. Above the door a miner's lamp and pick are featured in the design. The building is functional in design with large metal windows in the south wall to ensure good light into the studios. The northern wall has standard double hung windows. The interior of the building features a carved wooden staircase and cast iron ceiling vents. The rear drawing studios can be made into one large studio by opening panelled timber doors. This opening features classical plaster pilasters with a pediment above.

Book - Design of Reinforced Concrete, 1963

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Hardcovered book with green, white and black dust Jacket. Includes receipt made out to the user, Brian Schreenan (engineer).

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover "This book belongs to B.W. Schreenan Shire Engineer Shire of Kartarooc"

Plan - Plan of Part of Section 9A City and Parish of Ballarat

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Hand drawn ink plan with colouring

Photographs - black and white - Marriage Elizabeth Holmes to Philip Chatham

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Correspondence - John Clelland to Harry Arblaster (Principal Ballarat School of Mines)

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Four pages handwritten in blue ballpoint pen. The writer, John Clelland, was the recipient of the Ballarat School of Mines Mica Smith traveling Scholarship. The letter is addressed to Harry Arblaster, the Principal of the Ballarat School of Mines, and is an overview of Clelland's time in Canada.

Historical information

John Thomas Huyton Clelland was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 11 June 1936. He arrived in Australia with his family as a 10 year old. He maticulated from Ballarat College in 1953, enrolling at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1954. At the Ballarat School of Mines Clelland excelled in his studies, obtaining over 75% credit passes. Clelland was also a great extra-curricular contributer at the Ballarat School of Mines. He was President of the Students' representative Council, Captain of the Football Team and a member of the cricket team. In 1956 Clelland was awarded the Honour Blazer for sport and general qualities in leadership. In 1957 he won the Ballarat School of Mines Mica Smith Traveling Scholarship. Clelland worked for 6 months in Kalgoorli and 6 months in Mount Isa and Broken Hill. As part of his scholarship he travelled to Canada where he worked with Falconbridge Nickel processing nickel deposits. After 16 months in the Richvale Laboratory (Toronto) he was transferred to a pilot plant in Dominican Republic. The process was patented in the 1970s. He became President and General Manager of Falconbridge Dominicana. While President he established a foundation to aid in the culture, education and living standards for the Dominican People. John Clelland died peacefully at his home on 15 January 2012 at Savannah Georgia, USA . Upon his death John Clelland's wife, Loretta, informed his 'alma mater' that he was 'so proud of the opportunity which was afforded him at the School of Mines in Ballarat.' The University of Ballarat is proud to include John Clelland on our alumni roll.

Photograph - Colour - University of Ballarat 3rd Year Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), 1994

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Class photograph of the basketball court at Mount Helen.

Historical information

University of Ballarat is a predecessor Institution of Federation University Australia.

Photograph - Little Gem tintype - Portrait of two young girls

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

.2) A tintype portrait of two girls heads, attached to a card. The girls are wearing a cloak with a large bow at the front

Historical information

The tintype (or ferrotype or Melainotype) was produced on metallic sheet (not, actually, tin) instead of glass. The plate was coated with collodion and sensitized just before use. It was introduced by Adolphe Alexandre Martin in 1853. The most common size was about the same as the carte-de-visite, 5.5cm x 9.0cm, but both larger and smaller ferrotypes were made. The smallest were "Little Gem" tintypes, about the size of a postage-stamp, made simultaneously on a single plate in a camera with 12 or 16 lenses. They were often produced by travelling photographers, and were cheaper than Ambrotypes so made photography available to working classes, not just to the more well-to-do. The print would come out laterally reversed (as one sees oneself in a mirror). Being quite rugged, tintypes could be sent by post. Tintypes were eventually superseded by gelatin emulsion dry plates in the 1880s, though street photographers in various parts of the world continued with this process until the 1950s. (Above information abridged from http://www.rleggat.com/photohistory/history/tintype.htm) The firm of Gove and Allen opened in Sydney in 1880 and were responsible for the belated popularizing of the gem tintype in Australia. The firm traded as both The American Gem Studio and The American Studio. Others franchises were opened in Melbourne, 6 Sturt St Ballarat and Sandhurst (Bendigo). The Sandhurst branch closed in 1882 and Adelaide in 1884. All Gove and Allen studios had ceased trading by 1885. The studio addresses were: 23 King William St, Adelaide; 324 George St, Sydney; 95 Swanston St, Melbourne; Howard Place, Sandhurst; 7 Queen St, Brisbane; The card mounts used in Gove and Allen studios in Australia are identical to those used in America. They were initially made of plain white card with embossing around the oval image opening in the mount while some also had simple geometric and floral printed designs as well. Although Gove and Allen studios produced the majority of gem tintypes in Australia, other studios offered them including: - London, American & Sydney Photo Company, 328 George St, Sydney; - David Edelsten, 55 & 57 Bourke St, Melbourne; - Burman's Portrait Rooms, St. George's Hall, 209 Bourke St, Melbourne; - Bell's Gem Portrait Studio, 57 Bourke St East, Melbourne; - R. H. Kenny, Bridge St, Ballarat; - Marinus W. Bent, Sandhurst (Bendigo); - George Fisher, Victoria; - Anson Brothers, Hobart Town. (Abridged information from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~msafier/photos/tintypes.html)

Report - Report of Visit to Pumped Storage and Other Instalment in Germany, 1959

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Typed report by Graham H. Beanland. Includes original photographs, and the following sites that were visited - Geesthact, Schluchsee, Brauweiler, Rommerskirchen, Fortuna, Birsfelden, Geesthact Pumped Storage Station. A coloured map of Baden-Wurttemburg is included.

Historical information

Graham Beanland is a former Principal of the Ballarat School of Mines. The report was prepared as the result of an overseas scholarship

Correspondence - Letter Concerning Potential Donation of Aboriginal Artefacts to the Ballarat School of Mines Museum, 1954

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Handwritten letter from Jessie Marshall of Adelaide offering a collection of Australian "Native Weapons and Curios" to the Ballarat School of Mines Museum. The writer descibes the collection as "not a large collection but a very good one - there are also some lovely shells." Ballarat School of Mines Registrar, F.E. Ferguson, declined the offer on behalf of the School Council, suggesting the Ballarat Teachers' College (Dana Street) would like to have the weapons, etc.

Historical information

The collection of artefacts formely belonged to the writers father, J.M. Marshall of Sturt Street. He was born and lived in Ballarat most of his life, and was interested in the Ballarat School of Mines Museum during the era of Professor Alfred Mica Smith. The response to this letter foreshadows the closure of the Ballarat School of Mines Museum. Alan Sonsee of the Ballarat Teachers' College was a Field Naturalist and collector of Aboriginal artefacts, and may have been associated with the decision.

Inscriptions & Markings

C/- Collison & Co 32 Waymouth St Adelaide 11/2/54 Sear Sir A am writing this to offer a collection of Native Weapons and Curious - Australian - the Islands and S. Africa - the the Museum as a gift - they originally belonged to my father J.M. Marshall - formerly of Sturt Stree - who was born and lived in Ballarat most of his life and who was always interested i nthe Museum and School of Mines back in Prof. Mica Smith's time. This is not a large collection but a very good one - there are also some lovely shells. They have beenin stroage since his death and I feel he would have liked them to be of some use + give pleasure to someone + I can think of no better plance than your museum. Would you be goodenough to put this offer to your Committee + let me know if that are interested. I am yours Jessie Marshall PS I've made enquiries + there is plenty of motor transport available J.M.

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Technical School Form 2B -1970

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Sign - Sign for Pioneers and Ex-presidents

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

White card, blue text with blue edging 10.0 x 46.0

Historical information

Keith Rash was a Ballarat signwriter

Photograph - Black and White - St Hilda's Band at Windsor

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Black and white photograph of an ornate bandstand built on a grassed area and set high with seven wooden steps leading up to the platform. Under the domed roof, wrought iron lacework extends between the six supporting columns and an ornate, waist-high lacework balustrade encloses the space. At ground level, the bandstand is enclosed by a fence and in the background are leafy trees. Within the bandstand a brass band can be seen performing. The band is the St. Hilda's Band with Frank Wright as its conductor. The place is Windsor.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born on 2 August 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written in pencil on the back - St. Hilda's, Frank Wright Conductor, Windsor, 24/5/34

Photograph - Black and White - North Arm, Lakes Entrance

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Black and white photographic postcard showing a large tree in the left foreground, water, and native bushland. it shows the Lakes Entrance North Arm.

Photograph - Black and White - Dianna Nikkelson Receiving an Award

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Plan - Mindai County of Grenville

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Geological survey plan of Mindai, County of Grenville. The plan features five colours including pink, yellow and blue. Scale is 40 chains to 1 inch.

Document - The Evolution of Mechanical & Civil Engineering Laboratories of the Ballarat School of Mines Between 1960 and 1990

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Seven page printout of the reminiscences of Zig Plavina on The Evolution of Mechanical & Civil Engineering Laboratories of the Ballarat School of Mines (and Ballarat College of advanced Educaition) Between 1960 and 1990

Historical information

Zig Plavina worked as a technician and tutor in Engineering at the Ballarat School of Mines and Ballarat College of Advanced Education (predecessor institutions of the University of Ballarat). Zig was also a long term volunteer with the University of Ballarat historical Collection and organised a number of reminiscences of former staff members,

Document - Trinity College of Music Diploma Examinations 1967

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

1). With compliments slip from Trinity College of Music, London 2). Printed and folded 4 page examination with 'Instructions to candidates' and 'Musical knowledge' questions.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born in 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

1). Written in blue pen - Bill, 20.11.67

Booklet - Ballarat School of Mines Student's Magazine, First Term, 1904

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Pale gray booklet of 19 pages

Historical information

Table of contents: Editorial, The analysis of water for technical purposes, Standard and other solutions, Bucket dredging in Ballarat and its vicinity, A visit to Dapto, Life in British Guiana, Deep alluvial mining, The S.M.B. camp, In the magazines, Practical experience for mining engineers, Balance sheet students' magazine for the year ending 1903, Past students', Our illustrations, Diplomas and Certificates, Sports, Meeting of student association, New students', News and notes, Editorial notices.

Drawing - Engineering drawings

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Set of drawing exercises and examples of various structural items associated with civil engineering. .1 - .6) Drawn in ink on tracing paper. .7) Drawn in pencil on paper .8 - .9) photocopies

Booklet - Ballarat Base Hospital Annual Report: School of Nursing Centenary 1888-1988

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Cream and red annual report booklet of 32 pages. Includes images.

Historical information

The Ballarat Base Hospital trained nurses for 100 years. Today Ballarat nurses train at the Univesity of Ballarat or ACU (Aquinas campus). Matron M.S. Ogden (Shirley Falkinder) became president of the Ballarat College of Advanced Education.

Correspondence - Ballarat Council Request for Contact Details of Ballarat School of Mines Council and Staff, 1960

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Carbon copy of a letter to the Ballarat Town Clerk, Mr Maddern, with names and addresses of Ballarat School of Mines Council and Staff, and well as six Ballarat school principals.

Historical information

Harry Arblaster was the Principal of the Ballarat School of Mines, a predecessor organisation of Federation University Australia.

Book - Federation University Australia Annual Report, 2015

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

52 page soft covered book including donations, sustainability report, FedUni Foundation, about the university.

Poster - Federation University Australia: There's a new name in education and you're part of it, 2014

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Predominately blue poster showing a male looking towards a starry sky.

Historical information

on 01 January 2014 the University of Ballarat and Monash Gippsland combined to become Federation University Australia.

Photograph - Infantry Barracks, Noumea, New Caledonia

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Photograph of a number of infantry personnel in front of a multi-leveled barracks in Noumea, New Caledonia

Document - Reference for Frank Wright by Aylmer Buesst, 1938

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

This single sheet of paper with a printed address and black type is a reference signed by a colleague, Aylmer Buesst for Frank Wright.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born on 2 August 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signature in black pen

Photo - Jodie Lowe, 1999

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Photograph of Jodie Flag standing at University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia), in from of the Australian and Aboriginal flags flying on tall flagpoles.

Historical information

Jodie Lowe was born in Ballarat but her Aboriginal origins are the Gundtjmara people of south-west Victoria. While working as a Support Office at the University of Ballarat Aboriginal Education Centre she received the 1999 Victorian Young Achiever Award. The achievement was written up on the Koori Mail in July 1999.

Booklet - Ballarat School of Mines Planning Paper, 1977

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Two planning papers for the School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat. .1) Planning Paper 1977/4, June 1977 by Graham H. Beanland, Principal. Includes developmental planning, educational philosophy, campus and accomodation, residential accomodation needs. .2) Planning Paper 1977/5, August1977 by Graham H. Beanland, Principal. Includes developmental planning, educational philosophy, campus and accomodation, residential accomodation needs.

Photograph - Federation University Mount Helen Administration Building Opening Plaque, 2016

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

.1) Photograph of the plaque put into position in the Federation University Mount Helen Campus Administration Building when opened by the Hon. Joan Kirner, A.M., M.P., Minister for Education, on 05 July 1990. .2) The plaque in situ in the opening of the Federation University Mount Helen Campus Administration Building.

Photograph Album - Peter Tulloch Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts photo album

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Spiral ring binder photograph album containing 242 colour photographs of Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts students and productions.

Inscriptions & Markings

.2 Peter Tulloch .8 Peter Tulloch .24 Wizard of Oz .26 Peter Tulloch .44 Warren Tiller .47 L-R Len Bauska, Peter Tulloch .49 Carousel .53 Chapel at Mercy Convent, Victoria Street, Ballarat East .54 Peter Tulloch .57 Peter Tulloch .58 students at Mt Helen .68 Camp St looking towards Mt Warrenheip .69 from Camp St looking towards Mt Buninyong .72 Ballarat Mechanics Institute from Camp St .75 Craig's Hotel and Ballarat Town Hall .76 Ballarat Post Office .77 Ballarat Post Office .78 Top of Ballarat Mining Exchange .79 Camp St Site pre building Arts Academy .82 Ballarat Trades Hall and ANA building Camp St .84 Mercy Chapel .85 Mercy Chapel .121 Len Bauska .133 Peter Tulloch .134 in Pheonix Mall, Ballarat .141 Ron Edgberg at mic .155 David James in suit in Ballarat Botanical Gardens .156 Steve Bracks, Cr Liz Sheedy .157 Steve Bracks, Cr Liz Sheedy followed by Mayor John Barnes .174 at Mt Helen .191 Daylesford .194 Daylesford mineral water pump .197 L-R geoff Wallis, Anne Saunders, Barry Wemyss, Bob Allen .199 L-R Peter Pilven, Pauline Williamson, Iain Reid .200 VC David James receiving cheque for Camp St redevelopment .201 L-R David James, ?,Gwenda McManus, ?,? .204 L-R Alistair Heighway, Alan Mann, Loris Button .224 6 July 2000

Booklet - The Ballarat School of Mines, Industries and Science, Calendar and Annual Report 1893

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

6188: The Ballarat School of Mines Industries and Science Calendar and Annual Report, 1893. Red soft cover is browning around the edges, spine is tattered, 156 pages. 6188.2: Red soft covered booklet of 26 pages, Office Copy

Historical information

The Ballarat School of Mines Annual Report 1893. Annual Report, Examination Papers, Associateship of The School of Mines, Syllabus for Technical Schools, Crown Grant, Affiliation Statute, Certificates Granted by the Council, Clunes Branch Report, Departmental Expenditure, Fees, Form of Bequest, General Balance Sheet and Liabilities and Assets, Honorary Correspondents, Life Governors, Meteorological Observations, Number of Students attended The School of Mines, Office Bearers, Practical Treatment of Ores, Report of the Professor of Mineralogy and Geology and Curator of the Museum, Report of the Superintendent of Laboratories, Report of the Lecturer on Engineering and Surveying, Report of the Lecturer on Mathematics, Report of the Lecturer in Mechanical Drawing, Machine Construction and Design, Report of the Lecturer on Electrical Engineering and Telegraphy, Report of the Lecturer on Botany, Report of the Lecturer on Biology, Pharmacy, Materia Medica, Report on Mining Laboratory, Examinations Held, Scale of Charges for Assays and Analyses, Statement of Receipts and Expenditure for the year 1892 and Special Trust Funds, Statistics - Students attending Lectures, Subjects and Lecturers, Subjects and Examiners, Subscriptions and Donations from 1st January to 31st December 1892, Syllabus of Lecture Courses

Scientific Instrument - Petrographic Microscope

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Black-finished brass microscope and brass stage. Includes adjustment knobs, lens mounts,three objective lenses and two eyepiece lenses of same rating. The microscope is boxed in a timber storage case, hinged at the front with a brass handle on top. Model: London, Ser.no. 26791

Historical information

This microscope is thought to be one of the earliest 'mineral microscopes' obtained by the Ballarat School of Mines. See reference in SMB Calendar 1896, p47, also Ballarat SChool of Mines Calendar 1908-9, p35 - "petrological microscope".

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on rear of base frame "R. & J. BECK Ltd LONDON 26791"

Photograph - sepia - Ballarat Looking West from the Town Hall, 1872

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Framed sepia photograph showing Sturt Street Ballarat as taken from the Ballarat Town Hall. The bluestone St Patrick's Cathedral can be seen in the background to the left, with St Andrew's Kirk opposite it. The two towers in the centre background are the Ballarat West Fire Brigade and the Ballarat Hospital tower (Drummond Street).

Historical information

This photograph was taken from the newly completed tower of the Ballarat Town Hall. Further details on the photographer, William H Bardwell, can be found at http://bih.ballarat.edu.au/index.php/William_H._Bardwell

Book - University of Ballarat Research + Innovation Digest

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Black soft covered book of 48 pages. Contents include: * Technologies that combat climate change by Alberto Boretti * Case Studies in keeping food safe by Benu Adhikari * Learning to lead - leading to learn by Neil Trivett * Depression, diabetes and motivation by Mirella di Benedetto * Valueing Lake Wendouree by Julian Lowe * What's in a Name by Laura Kostanski * Optimizing regional and international research by John Yerwood * Sport, physical activity and health research by Warren paynbe * Climate secrets in sediments by Peter Gell * UB Sports Injuty Centre supported by IOC * Men's Sheds and other learning places by Barry Golding * New economy, new work, new qualificatins by Erica Smith * Cross-Cultural communications in a shrinking world by Georgina Tsoldis * Child Protection and family services reform by Angela Murphy * Making a difference for older Victorians by Sally Wellard * Making good (and goodly) profits by Jackie Tuck * Not too much 'ordinary' about The Ordinary by Lorraine Sim * Gaming machines and regional gamblers by John McDonald * Toe nail clippings reveal their secrets by Kim Dowling * Magnificently preserves magafauna trackways in the Victorian volcanic plains * A stuttering start for a stunning outcome * Supporting patients and theor carers * Out od Africa and beyond * Taking a hard lok to avaid hard knocks * Skilling people for business success by Andy Smith * Promoting risk awareness in industry by David Borys * Researching China's rise and ris by Mike Willis * Sex hormones link to heart disease by Fadi Charchar * Human Factors in computer security * Are our rivers up the creek by Peter Gell * Wmen as managers and entrepreneurs by Glenice Wood * Revisioning values and norms by Jane Mummery * 'Wimmera' - an Epic Poem by Homer Rieth * Recycling, consumerism, climate change and art practice by Marie Purtill * Investing in ecologically sustainable development by jerry Courvisanos * Indigenous peoples of the goldfields * Astists install images of sustanability by Jill Orr "Addressing disadvantage and nequality with passion by John Smyth * Breaking up insulin hexamers by Mark Myers

Photograph - Black and White - X-Ray demonstration at the Ballarat School of Mines, 1896

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Two men, one seated, one standing standing in a room with early electrical equipment. They are conducting pioneer X-rays at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1896. Seated on the left is John Waters Sutherland.

Historical information

X-Rays were first discovered on 8 November 1895. By 18 July 1896 staff members of the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB), were experimenting with the exciting new discovery. The history of x-rays began on 8 November 1895 at the University of Wurzburg in Bavaria. The discovery was officially announced on 25 December 1895. The first radiographs in Ballarat were taken at the School of Mines in July 1896 according to the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB) Annual Report. Frederick J. Martell, the Registrar of SMB arranged for the importation of tubes, while John M. Sutherland, an electrician, conducted most of the experiments giving 6 inch, 12 inch and 16 inch sparks respectively. In a short time brilliantly successful results were obtained, with some SMB Roentgen negatives taken at this time still in existence today. Samuel Ernest Figgis, H. R. W. Murphy, D. McDougall, and Frederick J. Martell carried out experiments at the SMB on Saturday evening 18 July 1896, producing 'perfect' negatives of a hand and wrist. A Roentgen Tube and an induction coil giving a two inch spark, the coil being sparked by the SMB's dynamo, were used to obtain these results. The Courier reported that 'the exposure of five minutes was ample' but concluded that 'the length of the exposure will be shortened as experiments proceed.' The Ballarat Courier reported on 20 July 1896 that: "Thanks to the energy of the staff of The School of Mines, Ballarat, and particularly to Messers F.J. Martell and D. McDougall, the assistance of Rontgen X-rays will soon be available, for the relief of suffering humanity, at this institution." Martell was an ardent amateur photographer, and Duncan McDougall's experience as an electrician has enabled the two gentlemen to carry their experiments on to a perfectly successful issue. At first these gentlemen, together with Professor Purdie and Mr W. Huey Steele, conducted a series of experiments by the aid of a Bonetti glass-plate induction machine which had been constructed by Mr McDougall. The results were very good, the various bones of the hand being distinctly visible. The following people were among those who witnessed the first X-ray experiments to be carried out in Ballarat. Andrew Anderson, President of the School of Mines, a large number of ladies and gentlemen, the medical profession Dr Edward Champion (1867-1929) Dr Gerald Eugene Cussen (1888-1943) Dr William Edward Davies (1868-1928) Dr Charles William Henry hardy (1861-1941) Dr Edward Kenneth Herring(1864-1922) Dr Joseph Lalor (1859-1907) Dr James Thomas Mitchell (1856-1945) Dr Edward Graham Ochiltree (1857-1896) Dr Robert Denham Pinnock (1849-1902) Dr Joseph Francis Usher (c1832-1909) Dr Grace Vale (nk-1933). The staff of SMB Professor Alfred Mica Smith Professor D. J. Dawbarn Mr. F. J. Martell. (http://guerin.ballarat.edu.au/aasp/is/library/collections/art_history/honour-roll/honourroll_X-Ray_pioneers.shtml)

Inscriptions & Markings

A bromide of this images states "Experimenting with X-rays, 1896"

Photograph - Frank Wright (left) with father William and brother Alex

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Sepia formal photograph of a seated man with two boys, one standing on either side of him. They are posed in front of a backdrop showing one side of a window and its curtain, panelling and a painting. The boys are dressed in shoes, socks, knee pants, vests with a chain, white shirts and a jacket. The man is similarly dressed although with long trousers.

Historical information

Alex Wright was killed whilst performing at the Birmingham Empire as the result of a German air Attack in October 1949. The theatre had a direct hit. The stage name of Alex Wright was 'Navarre' "Prince of Mimics". According to Frank Wright Alex was a great impersonator with a unique range Bass - tenor with many accents (not unlike Peter Dawson) Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Document - Invoice

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Three invoices, two made out to the Ballarat School of Mines. .2) has a red Victoria 1 penny stamp duty stamp on it. .3) has two red Victoria 1 penny stamp duty stamp on it.

Booklet - The Changing Face of TAFE: A1993 National TAFE Market Research Study, 1993

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Grey and green soft covered booklet including an overview of findings, howw students choose, perceptions of Post Secondary Educcation, roles of TAFE, Receation/Leisure courses, promotion of TAFE, employers view and "Stakeholders' findings.

Image - black and white - Ballarat Junior Technical School Sheet Metal Class, c1913

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Black and white image from the Ballarat Junior Technical School Prospectus, 1915. The page has two images (back and front). The sheet metal class shows 16 boys undertaking practical metalwork. Some boys were white aprons. The class takes place in an corrugated tin workshop.The classroom is lit by early electric light. The image on the other side of the page is the Ballarat Junior Technical School woodwork class. (See http://victoriancollections.net.au/items/514be0da2162ef0f342d60ff )

Photograph - Magpie State School (2271)

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Black and white photographic copy of a brick school at Magpie near Ballarat.

Historical information

Magpie State School (2271) was a brick building built in 1880 to accommodate 122 pupils. It replaced Magpie Gully School (425).

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat School of Mines Amenities Building

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Ballarat School of Mines building featuring oregon beams

Photograph - Colour - Lake Wendouree, 1985

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Three colour photograph of Ballarat's Lake Wendouree

Document - Holmes Family Drafts: Children of Henry and Harriet Holmes

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Hand written and typed information of the Holmes Family

Image - Native Women Getting Tambourn Roots

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Image of two Aboriginal women gathering roots, both use a digging stick.

Historical information

Image from Westgarth's 'Port Phillip Settlement" (1883)

Poster - Federation University: Information Technology Services

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Coloured poster

Photograph, Black and White - St Hilda's Band marching from church

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

St Hilda's Band marching from church 1). Black and white photograph of a group of brass band members playing their instruments whilst marching from a large stone church. At the front of the procession is the priest and band conductor and a third man. The band conductor is Frank Wright. 2). Black and white photograph of a group of brass band members playing their instruments whilst marching out of the gates of a large two storied building along a concrete driveway. On either side is lawn and garden. At the front of the procession is the priest and band conductor and a third man.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born on 2 August 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Report - Arthur Phillip by Ken Clements

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Typed research notes on Arthur Phillip held in digital form.

Historical information

Ken Clements, a member of the First Fleet Fellowship, prepared these notes for a talk presented to that organisation on 25 May 2014.

Book - Sovereign City: A Ballarat Tapestry

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Hard covered book of 80 pages with a yellow dust jacket. Many sketches including Armstrong Street, Lydiard Street, Montrose Cottage Eureka Street, Lauderdale, Ballarat Railway Station. Bailey's Mansion, Former Ballarat Gaol, Ballarat Town Hall, Camp Street Police Station. Ballarat East Post Office, Ballarat Synagogue, Lal Lal blast furnace, Sovereign Hill, Mount Buninyong, Dana Street Primary School.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover 'E. Lee Hamilton'

Poster - University of Ballarat Arts Academy: Production of "Anything Goes", 2007

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Red poster advertising the show "Anything Goes" Image of sailor and girl within a life buoy

Historical information

Musical performance by University of Ballarat Arts Academy students, 2007. It was to held in Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat over eight nights.

Inscriptions & Markings

Dates of production and venue. Sponsors Director, staging, etc

Object - Laboratory Funnel

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Two ceramic funnels with rubber stops used at the Ballarat School of Mines.