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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 E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria (map)
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Opening Hours

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.

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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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Photograph - Colour - Former Ballarat Post Office

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

Three photographs of the Former Ballarat Post Office.

Historical information

The former Ballarat Post Office is not the Post Office Gallery, a part of Federation University's Art Academy.

Photograph - Black and White - Unknown male thought to be involved with the Victorian Volunteer Force

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

Black and white portrait on an older bearded man. He is thought to be associated with the Victorian Volunteer Force or the Boer War.

Scrap Book - Ballarat School of Mines Scrap Book

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

14 April 1931 - Martha Pinkerton Obituary

Honour Board - Ballarat Junior Technical School World War I Honor Board

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

A timber honour board with names written in gold. The board was designed by H.H. Smith, Principal of the Ballarat Technical Art School. A central case holds a copy of the Victorian Education Department War Service Book.

Historical information

The Ballarat Junior Technical School (BJTS) was the junior division of the Ballarat School of Mines.The honor board was unveiled on 17 June 1922 by Sir Alexander Peacock, the Minister for Public Instruction. it was witnessed by a large gathering of parents, friends, students, past student, Albert Steane (Headmaster) and the president, Council and Staff of the Ballarat School of Mines. At the conclusion of the ceremony the junior Technical School was opened for public inspection and afternoon tea was provided by a ladies committee. The Honour Board contains 28 names and of these only one lost his life on active service. this was Francis G. Davis. After the unveiling his father, A. Davis, planted a tree in the grounds of the Junior Technical School in memory of his deceased son. The following names are on the Honour Board Adair, S.H. Allen, W.I Bennett, H.G Bernaldo, Allan Borradale, Robert Brittain, C.C.. Burge, A.A. Burrow, B.C. Carmichael, N.C. Carnegie, G Collins, H.A. Crick, R.J Cunningham, C Davis, Francis G (killed) Edwards, S.F. Frank, P.C. Gilbert, J.H. James, J.F. Leech, G.J. McGrath, D.G. McNab, J.C. Parkin, R. Paterson, W.J Ronaldson, L.A. Shannon, G.O. Steele, S.L. Terry, W.R. Townsend, S.H.

Correspondence - Letter on Australian Red Cross Society Letterhead, 1937

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

Typed letter on Australian Red Cross Society Letterhead relating to the Ballarat SChool of Mines becoming a member of the Junior Red Cross Circle.

Certificate - Ballarat School of Mines and Industries Technical School No. 10 Prize Giving Certificate of Merit Awarded to Allan Bernaldo, c1917

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

Prize giving certificate of merit awarded to Allan Bernaldo in recognition of the Gold Medal presented by the President of the Ballarat School of Mines, W.H. Middleton, to the most meritorious st student - Architectural Diploma Course.

Book - Ballarat Illustrated : Under the Seals of the City & Town Councils

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

Soft cover. Front cover with some red. 80 pages. Back cover Plan of Ballarat Map. Photographic plates. Brief history of Ballarat and the topics photographed. . Ballarat City Municipal Chambers . The Ballarat Banking Company Limited . Art Gallery Ballarat . The Ballarat Trustees, Executors & Agency Company Limited . John MacLeod & Coy Pty Ltd . The Ballaarat Gas Coy . Ballarat's Homes . J. J. Goller & Co. . Ballarat East Views . Star Office . The Ballarat Courier . Morshead's . M. B. John Ballarat - The largest Inland Brass Foundry in Australia . Rowlands Koomah Spa . Huttons the Jewellers . Botanical Gardens Ballarat . Millers the Clothiers . Jas Smith Agricultural Machinery . Views of Lakes Learmonth & Burrumbeet . Coles & Pullum Stock & Station Agents . Harry Davies & Co. . Views about the City . Benoit's Sun Foundry . Ballarat College (for Boys) . Wm Paterson's . Lydiard Street Views . Eureka Terra-cotta & Tile Co. of Australia Limited . Churches of Ballarat . The Ballarat Woollen & Worsted Co. Ltd Sunnyside Mills . Red Shop Tea Rooms . Tyler's - Bridge Street, Ballarat . Allchin Bros Ballarat . Loreto Abbey Mary's Mount Ballarat . Brinds - Dunnstown . Ballarat Brewing Co. . Turnbridge's Arcade . Zoological Gardens Ballarat . A. Cant Plumber & Gasfitter . Interiors of some Ballarat Churches . Hugh Jones & B . W. F. Coltman . Views in Eureka Reserve . Loveland & Haslem, Moter Engineers . Public Institutions Ballarat . G. Warner & Co. Prop. Ltd . The Electric Supply Company of Victoria Limited . Ballarat East Views . Longhurst's Specialities . P. C. Thornton Proprietor Sturt St Ballarat . Cowley's Eureka Ironworks Pty Ltd . W. Owen Sports Depot & Tobacconist . Clarendon Ladies' College . Crocker's . Evening Echo Office . London Bank Chambers . Proprietors of Business . Broadbent Bros & Co. Gifted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman Central Queensland University, 2014.

Historical information

This book was a donation to Federation University Australia's Professor David Battersby from Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman of Central Queensland University.

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat School of Mines Herald Shield Football Squad, 1983

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

The Ballarat School of Mines (SMB) Football team pose for a team photo, wearing the gold and brown football jumper and shorts. The Herald Shield Football Squad results were as follows: 1. SMB 13-15 defeated Sebastopol Technical School 8-12 2. SMB 21-18 Defeated Ballarat North Technical School 7-6 3. SMB 6-3 defeated by St Patrick's College 21-10 Standing left to right: P. Giani, D. Murnane, L. Pery, S. Ching, J. Murphy, I. Porter, D. Lamb, B. Mitras, D. Mooney, S. Mason Seated left to right: A. Gibbs, W. Gordon, D. Newell, Colin McCurry (coach), M. Sharp (Captain), D. Sizeland, J. Conroy, R. Sutton (1st aid) Front left to right: A. Scott, B. Ahrends Absent: S. Bartley, C. Cox, C. Cushion, K. Darcy, D. Graham, D. Hubble, S McConnell, D. Rowe, B. Stone.

Map - Windermere, County of Grenville

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

Coloured geological map of Windermere, County of Grenville. Scale is 40 chains to 1 inch

Postcard - black and white - Saint-Omer - Le Rue de Calais

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

Black and white postcard showing a group of children and some adults surrounding a horse drawn cart. The cobble stone street is lined with double story buildings.

Historical information

Saint-Omer is a commune and sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department 68 km west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area. (Wikipedia) During World War I on 8 October 1914, the British Royal Flying Corps (RFC) arrived in Saint-Omer and a headquarters was established at the aerodrome next to the local race course. For the following four years, Saint-Omer was a focal point for all RFC operations in the field. Although most squadrons only used Saint-Omer as a transit camp before moving on to other locations, the base grew in importance as it increased its logistic support to the RFC. Many Royal Air Force squadrons can trace their roots to formation at Saint-Omer during this period. Among which are No. IX Squadron RAF which was formed at Saint-Omer, 14 December 1914 and No. 16 Squadron RAF which was formed on 10 February 1915. (Wikipedia)

Photograph - Colour - Federation University Arts Academy, 2017

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

Image - Shell Necklace

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

Line black and white image of an Aboriginal shell necklace.

Photograph - Black and White - Ron Wild, 1994

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

Black and white photograph of the head and shoulders of a man - Ron Wild.

Historical information

Ron Wild was the Director of the Ballarat School of Mines.

Photograph - black and white - Frank Wright

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

Postcard - Saint Omer Hospital Militaire

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

Black and white photographic image of a grand three storey building used as a military hospital during World War One

Book - Wimmera Institute of TAFE Annual Report 1967

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

26 page annual report

Historical information

The Wimmera Institute of TAFe was a multi-campus institution offering a wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of the Wimmera and Southern Mallee communities (including Horsham and Stawell). The Institute was incorporated in November 1984 and commenced operation in February 1986 as Wimmera Community College of TAFE. It operated from two main campuses at Horsham and Stawell and had facilities at Longerenong.

Photograph - Colour - George Lucato

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

Photograph - black and white - Sluicing in a creek bed

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

Photograph

Historical information

Photograph included in book "Victoria: Gold and Minerals" issued by Mines Department Victoria, 1935

Scientific Instruments - Tripod

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

Scientific Instrument - Boxed Petrographic Microscope

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

Petrographic Microscope in a timber case. The microscope is brass with a black stand

Historical information

Used at the Ballarat School of Mines.

Inscriptions & Markings

"E. Leitz Wetzlar No. 139041 Made for Kilpatrick Melbourne"

Book - Notes of Lessons

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

Red hard bound book with handwritten lesson plans by Ballarat Teachers' College student Denise Lewis.

Historical information

Denise Lewis married Michael Boyko, also a former student of the Ballarat Teachers' College.

album - Water Turbines

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

Blue cloth-bound album containing hand-written notes, diagrams, tables and printed material

Historical information

Associated with Former Ballarat School of Mines Director Graham Beanland

Programme - Federation University Graduation Programme, May 2015

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

Lists of students graduating in May graduation ceremonies, presented in a white Federation University folder

Plan - Nick O'Time Lead, Parish of Tarnagulla

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

A3 Photocopy of the Nick'O'Time Lead

Image - Ballarat School of Mines Baseball Team, 1954

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

Photograph of the members of the Ballarat School of Mines Baseball Team in uniform and holding bats. Back row L-R: A. Johnson, B. Taylor, B. Matthews, R. Dunlop, B. McLennan. Front Row L-R: William Saggers, G. Ditchfield, J. Watts, M. Gillin

Historical information

The image was reproduced in the 1954 Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine. The team coach and umpire was E.J. Barker.

Newsclippings - Monument to Our War Dead

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

1 page cutting from the Ballarat Courier

Inscriptions & Markings

Monument to our War Dead page 8 and 13

Certificate - Victorian Education Department Certificate, 1912

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

Victorian Education Science certificate printed onto parchment. It certifies that Albert W. Steane passed examination in swimming and life saving.

Historical information

Albert Steane was an advocate of sloyd and became the first Principal of the Ballarat Junior Technical School.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by A.A. Wilson, minister of public instruction and Frank Tate, Director of Education.

Invitation - The Centenary of Local Government in the District of Buninyong - Official Luncheon Invitation

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

Light card folded with Menu and Toast List. Gold and red lettering on front with red lettering inside.

Inscriptions & Markings

Shire of Buninyong emblem

Photograph - Colour - Federation University Mount Helen Student Residences, 2016

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

Document - Inspector's Report for Albert Steane at the Centre, Ballarat East, 1906

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

A white sheet of paper with Victorian Education Department letterhead with writing in ink. The writing is an inspector's report for Albert Steane of the Ballarat East Sloyd Centre.

Historical information

Albert Alfred Whitlock Steane had an Education Department number of 13372. He became the inaugural principal of the Ballarat Junior Technical School in 1913.

Photograph - Black and White - St Hilda's Band

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

Black and white photograph of a brass band standing with their instruments in a park with trees in the background. The conductor and the four bassoon players are seated. The conductor is Frank Wright and the band is St. Hilda's Band of London.

Historical information

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 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

Stamped on back - Copyright photograph by Photopress, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, BC.4, Phone: Central 5335-6, Not to be reproduced or copied without our official permission.

Photograph - Black and White - City of Ballarat "A" Grade Band at the City Oval Ballarat, 1920

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

Black and white photograph postcard of a brass band marching and playing their instruments. The band is the City of Ballarat "A" Grade Band and the place is City Oval Ballarat. The occasion is the 1920 South Street Competition. The conductor is Percy Cole, Solo Cornet is Frank Wright, the Solo Trombone is Jack Shakles, the Solo Euphonium is Lary Sheehan, the Soprano is Harry Black and the Solo Horn is Lewis Thomas.

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

Written in pen on the back - Information about who, what and where the band were playing. Also included were the pieces played.

Correspondence - William Baker to Ballarat School of Mines

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

Handwritten letter asking for employment at the Ballarat School of Mines Cyanide Plant

Historical information

The Ballarat School of Mines had a Cyanide Plant on site.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwrittem "46 Sebastopol St Ballarat 16th Mch 88 Dear Sir I beg to ask if you have an opening for a steady man in connection with the Cyanide Plant as I am desirous of obtaining employment. I have had to give up the waggon as there was nothing in it to keep a house running. If you can assist me at the present time by giving me work you will greatly oblige. I remian Yours [Gosphy?] Wm Baker To F.J. Martell esq School of Mines Ballarat" Written and circled in red ink "160".

Sign - School of Mines notice

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

Printed card stating loitering in laboratories strictly prohibited

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Synagogue

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

Black and white photograph of a brick building in Barkly Street, Ballarat East. The building is known as the Ballarat Synagogue. It is a place or worship for the Ballarat Hebrew Congregation.

Historical information

The Ballarat Synagogue was built in 1861 and regarded as a highly orthodox synagogue in its early years. It is one of the few surviving nineteenth century synagogues in Victoria and is one of the oldest still operating on the mainland of Australia. (http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/36862/ballarat_synagogue.pdf)

Photograph - black and white - Ballarat Junior Technical School Football Team

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

Photograph of students in the Football Team at Ballarat Junior Technical School If you have information about the students/date, please use the Comments section below

Inscriptions & Markings

Photographers stamp - 1215 8

Document - In Town Tonight (interview with Frank Wright and an L.C.C. Band) 23 May 1953

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

Black and white foolscap pages of a typed script for the radio show 'In Town Tonight'. The personalities interviewed by John Ellison included Frank Wright and the L.C.C. Band, Burl Ives and Audrey Hepburn.

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 front - Frank Wright % Playhouse Theatre

Plan - City of Ballarat (Part) (Ballaarat East)

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

Crown Cadastral Plan showing Governement Roads, Crown Parcels, Dimensions, Crown grantees, dated of grants, etc in Ballarat East. The plan shows features such as Bakery Hill, Canadian Station, recreation reserves, timber reserves, Yarrowee Creek, Black Hill Reserve, Eureka Reserve and Garden, Orphan Asylum, Rifle Butts Reserve, Ballarat Woollen Mill, Ballarat Observatory, Sovereign Hill Recreation Reserve, Specimen Vale, Market Reserve, Cemetery WGS 84 Centroid 37 degrees 33' 55" S 143 degrees 52' 38" E E.W. Extent; 5 km N-S Extent; 4 km

Photographs - Milano 20 Views of the City pack of photographs

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

Small red card package containing 15 photographs of Milan. The red card packaging has an oval cutout at the front

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: MILANO at top, 20 Views of the city 20 at bottom. Verso: Cecame

Photograph - colour - Nessa Jenkins

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

Historical information

Nessa Jenkins was born at Ararat in 1980. She was a student of the University of Ballarat. At the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Nessa Jenkins won the Women's Trap Pairs and was 5th in the Shooting Women's Trap. "At the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Nessa Jenkins and Diane Reeves took gold from England by one point. The National Shooting Centre in Bisley provided the scene for some thrilling entertainment the Australian pair of Nessa Jenkins and Diane Reeves completed a hat trick of victories in world-class shooting events. Jenkins said: “I’m wrapped – the hardest thing is that you are trying to shoot your own score, but you’re still thinking about what your partner’s shooting, and I could hear Di calling for her targets. Sometimes you can hear the buzzer if someone misses and I didn’t hear it so I thought things were okay.” “We’ve had a lot of competition practice before coming to the Commonwealth Games – we’ve been to the World Cup and the World Championship so it’s been a big build up, but this just topped it off today.”(http://m2002.thecgf.com/Sports/Shooting/News/default.asp?id=579&folder=Shooting, accessed 07/08/2014)

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Teachers' College Reunion Tour of Gillies Street, 2016

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

Digital photographs of Ballarat Teachers' College class of 1971 revisiting the Gillies Street Campus during their reunion.

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Technical School Form 5CD - 1970

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

Students in Form 5CD posed - seated and standing - for annual school photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of students written in pencil on the back

Newspaper - Campus - Higher Education News

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

Volume 2, number 35 24 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Campus Review Weekly Ballarat College ready to take the big step

Scientific Instrument - Tangent Galvanometer

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

A "compass rose" type of horizontal full-circle scale, with 4 0-90 unit quandrants. Balanced, free-floating needle. Located centrally wired to a vertical coil. Horizontal distance scales, one each side and perpendicular to the core. All mounted on polished wood base, equipped with 3 terminal posts. Materials: glass, wood, metal.

Historical information

Used for measuring electric current. It works by using a compass needle to compare a magnetic field generated by the known current to the magnetic field of the Earth.

Photograph - Black and White - Steven Mendelson

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

Photographic Portrait

Image - Channing's Pupils

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

An image from a printed form. The are Channing's pupils.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on front "knowledge of power - get it" Some pupils of the School' Written in pen to identify one of the men 'W.R'. Written in pencil on verso: Channing's Pupils" "W.R. as marked"

Newspaper - The Courier, Ballarat: 125 years

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

Tabloid newspaper

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Celebration of 125 years of publication. Articles relate to things from the past. Articles published include: Pressmen of the 1800s; Edward Bateman; Ballarat's Bank; Water and floods; Surviving the Depression. Letter from The Premier of Victoria, Joan Kirner

Photograph - Black and White - boy with pumpkin

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

black and white photograph adhered to card

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Paul Lambeth's photography class

Postcard - colour - Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

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

Colour postcard of a street with cars, double decker buses and four storey buildings. The street is Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

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auchiehall Street /ˈsʌxihɔːl/ is one of the main shopping/business streets in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland. Along with Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, it forms the main shopping area of Glasgow, containing the majority of Glasgow's high street and chain stores.[1] Although commonly associated with the city centre, Sauchiehall street is over 11⁄2 miles (2.5 km) long, finally meeting Argyle Street in the West End, in front of the Kelvingrove Museum, where they form Dumbarton Road which continues through Partick. The two streets run parallel through the city centre, before starting to conjoin westward of the M8 motorway at Charing Cross. (Wikipedia)

Photograph - Black and White - Cyril Callister

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

.1) Portrait of Cyril Callister, inventor of Vegemite .2) Three men in the Kraft Laboratory. The man of the far left is Cyril Callister. Courtesy of the Callister Family