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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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PO Box 663 Ballarat Victoria 3353 (map)
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+61 03 5327 9168

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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

Entry Fee

Free entry.

Location

Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 0437130393

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Document - University of Ballarat Arts Academy Opening Speech, 2012

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

Kim Durban's speech at the opening of the Arts Academy at Camp Street Ballarat.

Inscriptions & Markings

From: Kim Durban Sent: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 3:14 PM To: Clare Gervasoni <[email protected]> Subject: Re: Building a new case around Camp Street Hi Clare, Speech attached. Regards Associate Professor Kim Durban

Artwork - Poster - Past and Present Ballarat of Forty Years of Progress from an Uninhabited Wilderness

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

Large black and white poster (now brown with age) with the hand drawn work of James Meek reproduced by the Ballarat printers Rider & Mercer.

Historical information

James McKain MEEK (1815-1899) Born England Arrived Australia 1838 James Meek was an artist who built the first house at Ballarat. He wrote 'designed, composed and written with pen and ink by James Meek (founder of the City). When this work was completed the in 1893 the Ballarat Star described the work: - "An Industrial Inmate. At the conclusion of Monday's meeting of the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum Committee one of the inmates, named James McBain Meek, having been introduced, laid upon the table a magnificently executed work of art, bearing the following inscription: - The past and present of Ballarat, or 40 years' progress from an uninhabited wilderness, 1852 to 1892, during which time it has become the grandest inland city of the Southern World. It stands unrivaled by that of any city in her Britannic Majesty's extensive domain over which the sun never sets, and o'er which Albion's beloved sovereign sways her benign sceptre." The work conveys by words and pictorial representations a complete history of Ballarat from its inception up to the 17th March inst. The various pillars and scrolls by which the many incidents that are related are surrounded are marvelously executed, the plain and ornamental lettering is exquisite; while the language used in the narrative is of the most eloquent and refined description. Sketches of the Ballarat Hospital and Benevolent Asylum, equal to any photographic picture, are shown at either end of the word " Ballarat," which occupies the most central position of the chart. The work, which is worthy of a position in any public library or private residence, has been designed and composed by Mr. Meek, who is 78 years of age, at the Asylum. It is done entirely with pen and ink, and was commenced on the 22nd October, 1892, and completed on 17th March, 1893. (Ballarat Star, 27 March 1893)

Significance

Although 'Past and Present Ballarat of Forty Years of Progress from an Uninhabited Wilderness' was printed it appears that few have survived the ravages of time. Another copy of this works survives in the collection of the Australiana Room at the Central Highlands Regional Library Corp. No others have been located to date. (2012)

Inscriptions & Markings

Many, but one includes 'Most respectfully dedicated to the native born children of European parents in the Ballarat Mining District by the author.'

Correspondence - Ballarat School of Mines, 1908

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

October inwards correspondence for the Ballarat School of Mines. * School of Mines and Industries, Bendigo (certification of Mine Managers) * Telegram - examination papers * Commonwealth telegram - Ballarat School of Mines battery availability for crushing ten tons. * Letterhead from the Roneo Co., Melbourne * J. Donald of Wallace St, Toorak * Letterhead from York Chambers, 49 Queen Street, Melbourne - signed J. Kaufmann * Letterhead from Cochran & Co - re Cocnran boilers * Letterhead of Thames School of Mines, New Zealand * Letter re James Chambers missing school from his father James Chambers Snr of Talbot * Education Department Circular * letter signed by F.W. Calaby * F.W. Silberberg & Co re crucibles * Letterhead of New Black Horse Mining Company - signed E. Howell * Australasian Institute of Mining Engineers, 57-59 Swanston Street, Melbourne - signed D.L. Stirling * Letterhead of John F. Paterson * Letterhead of the Welcome Stranger Dredging Company, Dunolly - W.J. Parker manager * Letterhead of Nevett and Nevett Barristers and Solicitors, Lydiard Street, Ballaarat * John Barker, H. Barbour * Telegram re Brearley Lyndhurst * Letterhead of the Commonwealth Minerals Co - John F. Paterson, Legal Manager * Query re courses at the Ballarat School of Mines - A. O'Mara * Stone to be crushed, Egerton from J.H. Davidson * Letterhead from 'Terascoa' Port Kembla signed by W.S. Macartney * Letter from Thomas Williams * Letterhead from Australian Institute of Mining Engineers regarding excursion to Toongabbie and Walhalla - Signed D.L. Stirling * Assay from George Brearley of Lyndhurst via Scottsdale * Letterhead of Berry United Deep Leads Limited, Ulina * Embossed leather classes for coachwork from S. Mee of Clunes * The Lord Nelson North Gold Mning Company No Liability signed by Edward H. Shackell * Correspondence from May Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Transvaal signed by Jason Hawthorne * Letterhead of the Northern Assurance Company, 448 Collins St, Melbourne * Letter fom James Lidgett of "Braelands" Myrniong * Gordon sides asking for a reference * Letterhead of Fraser & Chalmers Ltd, Manufacturersw of mining machinery, steam engines, boilers and machinery for systematic milling, smelting and concentration of ores, signed by W.R. Caithness * Letterhead of the Board of Examiners for Engine-Drivers, signed by R. Birrell * Letter concerning outstanding amount due to theBallarat East School of Design, signed by Edward Reid, Manager * Letterhead of the Ballarat Public Library concerning an outstanding amount in the School of Design Account. * Letterhead of the A. Gallenkamp and Co. regarding their new catalogue * Letterhead from the Creswick Advertiser, Albert Street, Creswick * Handwritten letter from John Brittain inviting Ballarat School of Mines students to join him at the telescope weather permitting * Letterhead of Victorian Railways, signed by E.B. Jones * Letterhead of the Ballarat East Town Clerk's Office * Letterhead of Elliott, Maclean and Co. Handwritten letter re Dressmaking from J.H. Wright

Folder - Folder of material on the International Beer Awards

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

Black lever arch file containing cuttings, programmes, and other material relating to the International Beer Awards and the Australian Beer Awards, including: * Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria concerning the proposal for a beer award competition to be run in 1993. * Media Notification relating to the judging of the inaugural Australian Beer Awards, 1993. Chief Judge was John Harvey. * Australian Beer Awards Results Catalogue, 1993 * Australian Beer Awards Presentation Dinner, 1994

Objects - Super 8 Film Equipment

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

Four items relating to Super 8 film making. .1) Nalcom Super-* Synchro Zoom Camera, in black vinyl .2) Johnson Monolight photoflood camera attachment, without bulb .3) Eumig 604 Super8 Film camera .4) A set of 8 reels of film, of various sizes Gift of John Jenkinson in memory of his daughter, Trish Lewinski

Historical information

Journalist Trish Lewinski became a member of the University of Ballarat External Relations staff in February 1998.She died after surgical complications on 19 July 1999.

Annual report - Federation University Australia Annual Report, 2014

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

Hard and electronic copy of the Federation University Australia Annual Report. This annual report includes details of the establishment of Federation University Australia.

Historical information

Federation University Australia was established on 1 January 2014. Formerly known as the University of Ballarat, its enabling legislation was the University of Ballarat Amendment (Federation University Australia) Act 2013. Although formally created as a University in 1994, the University of Ballarat had a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat, making it the third institution of higher learning to be established in Australia and the first to be established in regional Australia. On 1 January 1994, Ballarat University College became the University of Ballarat and in 1998 the University merged with three TAFE Institutes to become a dual sector institution with multiple campuses. On 1 January 2014, the University of Ballarat amalgamated with the Monash University Gippsland Campus to form Federation University Australia. The Gippsland Campus also had a long lineage dating back to 1928 with the establishment of the Yallourn Technical School which became a predecessor institution to the Gippsland College of Advanced Education formed in 1968. In 1990, it was renamed the Monash University College and in 1993 became the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. Federation University Australia, or FedUni, is Australia’s newest public University. Headquartered in Ballarat, Victoria, the University offers programs in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training to regional Victoria and beyond. The University’s commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building has enabled it to develop in a way that draws on its proud heritage to inform its future. Its regional character sets a framework for the University’s priorities but does not constrain it from serving wider community interests, nationally and internationally. With campuses from Horsham in the west of the state, to Churchill in the east, the name Federation University Australia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federated network of campuses contributing to a new and different Australian university.

Book of Botanical Speciman's - Marine Algae Chlorospermeae by Charles Morrison

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

Deep purple velvet covered book of pressed Marine Algae Chlorospermeae (green algae) specimens. The specimens appear to be Irish in origin. Author Charles Morrison.

Historical information

Although there is no documentary evidence this volume of specimens could be associated with William Henry Harvey. Harvey travelled extensively and was thought to have carried 'travelling sets' of algae. (see 'Harvey's Travelling Sets of Algae in the TCD Herbarium' by J. Parnell) According to http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/ResBot/flor/Bot_Goat/53_Algae.htm: 'Many of Prof. Harvey's specimens of the Chlorospermeae, of Green Algae, "were personally collected by myself [ie Harvey] in 1850, when travelling in America" ...'

Inscriptions & Markings

date, location and botanical name included on each. These include: Morehead Mrs Griffith 1852 Moville 1853 Portrush Octr 1853 Moville June 1850 Dunoon June 1853 Green Castle Augt 1852 Port a'dorus N of Ireland 1854 Stokes Bay, Lough Sivilly July 1853 Buncrana Octr 1853 Londonderry 1852 Arran Dr Landsborough Oct 1853

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.

Documents - Establishment of the Ballarat School of Mines, 1870

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

Correspondence and planning documents relating to the setting up of the Ballarat School of Mines. it includes tenders for contractors for the refurbishment of the former Ballarat Circuit Court. .1) Rules for the pupils of the Mining School at Zurickau, 18/11/1870 (not translated by Emanuel Steinfeld, perhaps by W. Henderson) .2) Regulations of the Mining Academy at Frieberg, 18/11/1870 .3) Einrichtungen, Freiberg, 1870 (written in German) .4) Letter from Somerville Learmonth of Ercildoun to Harrie Wood, Clerk of the Board of Mines Ballarat, accepting a position as one of three trustees of the Ballarat School of Mines, along with Redmond Barry and R.H. Bland, 08/01/1870 .5) Printing order with Robert Wreford, 26/01/1870 .6) H. Waymouth to Mr Bickett re the Ballarat School of Mines, 1780 .7) Letter from R.H. Bland of Clunes to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board, 27/01/1870 .8) Letter from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth of Ercildoun to Harrie Woods of the Ballarat Mining Board refusing the offer to be a Trustee of the Ballarat School of Mines, 28/01/1870 .9) Minutes of the meeting of the Ballarat School of Mines Executive Council, 05/02/1870 and Correspondence from Harrie Wood to J. Warrington Rogers re the lease of the building for the Ballarat School of Mines, 21/01/1870 .10) Chief Secretary's Office to Ballarat Mining Board re Life Membership of the Ballarat School of Mines, 02/02/1870 .10b) Letter from Redmond Barry, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne re the visit of the Governor of Victoria to the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/02/1870 .12) Letter from Charles Pucke on behalf of Mr McCulloch to H, Ainswood, Secretary of the Ballarat Mining Board, 11/07/1870 .13) Correspondence from Henry Rosales of Walhalla (Chairman of the Gippsland Mining Board) to James Baker of the Ballarat School of Mines, 28/12/1870 .11) Meeting of the Executive Council, Bickett, Eddy Downes, 08/02/1870 .14) Letter from John Phillips, contract surveyor of St Arnaud to Mr Newman, Vice-President of the Ballarat School of Mines, 15/12/1870 .15) Articles ordered and obtained for the Ballarat School of Mines, 03/01/1870 .16) Telegram from John Lewis of Clunes to the Ballarat School of Mines. .16b) Quote from painter Thomas Robson for painting the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/06/1870 .17) Note from Duncan Gillies to Harrie Wood re grant for the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/06/1870 .18) Correspondence re Grant to the Ballarat School of Mines, Duncan Gillies, 04/07/1870 .19) Correspondence concerning the Ballarat School of Mines from F. Valient to Harrie Wood, 14/05/1870 .19b) Correspondence from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth to Harrie Woods - an apology for a meeting with Judge Rogers, 23/05/1870 .20) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 15/07/1870 .22) Telegraph from J. Warrington Rogers to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board concerning tenders for the Ballarat School of Mines, which was established in 1870. .23) Letter from Ballarat Mining Board to Judge Warrington Rogers, 31/05/1870 .24) Telegraph to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board from J. Warrington Rogers concerning Sir Redmond Barry. A note at the bottom of the telegraph notes ‘This telegram has been delayed through repairs on line. .25) Letter on Melbourne Public Library Letterhead from librarian Augustus Fulk, 05/08/1870 .26) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 30/05/1870 .27) Letter from Robert Park re alteration of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/05/1870. .28) Letter from G. Whitty re painting of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/05/1870 .29) Letter from William Newman re plastering of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/05/1870 .30) Letter from Charles A. Abbott re teaching Mechanical Drawing at the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/04/1870 .32) Letter from Redmond Barry to the Ballarat School of Mines, 07/1870 .31) National Insurance Company of Australia insurance for the Ballarat School of Mines (former Ballarat Circuit Court), 01/05/1870 .33) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 09/1870 .34) Letter from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth to Harrie Wood, 06/09/1870 .35) Letter to the Chief Secretary to the Ballarat School of Mines Library & Museum, 30/11/1870 .36) Parliament house (Kitto) to the Ballarat Mining Board, 15/11/1870 .37) H. de la Poer Wall of Grenville College to R.W. Newman of the Ballarat School of Mines, 27/04/1971 .38) W.H. Odgers to the Ballarat East Town Clerk, 20/05/1870 .39) Correspondence to the Borough of Clunes for the Ballarat Mining Board requesting a grant to set of a school of mines at Ballarat. 25/03/1870 .40) Surveyor to Harrie Wood, Mining Registrar, 27/04/1870 .40) Letter to Judge Warrington Rogers re the contractor's account for satisfactory completion of work on the Ballarat School of Mines, 11/07/1870 .43) Desks for the Ballarat School of Mines by Henry Gough, 1870 .44) Ballarat Star Office to James Baker of the Ballarat School of Mines, 1870

Document - Steiglitz Mining Division

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

Three typed pages on the Steiglitz goldfield prepared by Laurie Moore.

Booklet - Federation University SMB Campus

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

Twenty page booklet outlining some of the buildings on the Federation University SMB Campus

Book - University of Ballarat Annual Report, 2011

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

Soft covered annual report of 152 pages with a photo of a building under construction on the cover. Photographs include Y Building (Science) under construction, University of Ballarat Pipe Band, Ted Ballieu, Julia Gillard, Honorary Doctorate to Jeremy Johnson; Grant Petch, Khoa Do, Sonia Tuner, Lisa Marshall, Danielle Button, Rana Stollery, Christopher Schliefort Inscriptions and Markings

Historical information

Federation University Australia was established on 1 January 2014. Formerly known as the University of Ballarat, its enabling legislation was the University of Ballarat Amendment (Federation University Australia) Act 2013. Although formally created as a University in 1994, the University of Ballarat had a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat, making it the third institution of higher learning to be established in Australia and the first to be established in regional Australia. On 1 January 1994, Ballarat University College became the University of Ballarat and in 1998 the University merged with three TAFE Institutes to become a dual sector institution with multiple campuses. On 1 January 2014, the University of Ballarat amalgamated with the Monash University Gippsland Campus to form Federation University Australia. The Gippsland Campus also had a long lineage dating back to 1928 with the establishment of the Yallourn Technical School which became a predecessor institution to the Gippsland College of Advanced Education formed in 1968. In 1990, it was renamed the Monash University College and in 1993 became the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. Federation University Australia, or FedUni, is Australia’s newest public University. Headquartered in Ballarat, Victoria, the University offers programs in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training to regional Victoria and beyond. The University’s commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building has enabled it to develop in a way that draws on its proud heritage to inform its future. Its regional character sets a framework for the University’s priorities but does not constrain it from serving wider community interests, nationally and internationally. With campuses from Horsham in the west of the state, to Churchill in the east, the name Federation University Australia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federated network of campuses contributing to a new and different Australian university.

Document - Federation Univesity Organisational Chart, 2018

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

Historical information

Federation University Australia was established on 1 January 2014. Formerly known as the University of Ballarat, its enabling legislation was the University of Ballarat Amendment (Federation University Australia) Act 2013. Although formally created as a University in 1994, the University of Ballarat has a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat, making it the third institution of higher learning to be established in Australia and the first to be established in regional Australia. On 1 January 1994, Ballarat University College became the University of Ballarat and in 1998 the University merged with three TAFE Institutes to become a dual sector institution with multiple campuses. On 1 January 2014, the University of Ballarat amalgamated with the Monash University Gippsland Campus to form Federation University Australia. The Gippsland Campus also had a long lineage dating back to 1928 with the establishment of the Yallourn Technical School which became a predecessor institution to the Gippsland College of Advanced Education formed in 1968. In 1990, it was renamed the Monash University College and in 1993 became the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. In 2016, Federation University Australia announced plans to take possession, over a two-year period, of Monash’s Berwick Campus in the south-east corridor of Melbourne. Federation University Australia, or FedUni, is headquartered in Ballarat and offers programs in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training to regional Victoria and beyond. The University’s commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building has enabled it to develop in a way that draws on its proud heritage to inform its future. Its regional character sets a framework for the University’s priorities but does not constrain it from serving wider community interests, nationally and internationally. The name Federation University Australia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federated network of campuses.

Image - Federation University: Our Story, 2019

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

A chart showing all the predecessor institutions of Federation University Australia.

Booklet - University of Ballarat Handbook, 2004

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

.1) University of Ballarat Higher Education Handbook .2) University of Ballarat Higher Education Handbook CD-ROM .3) University of Ballarat Handbook PDFs in subject and theme sections.

Historical information

The University Handbook was presented online for the first time in 2004.

Document - The Last Days of Ballarat Teachers’ College by Frank Nolan

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

Scanned copy of reminiscences of Frank Nolan regarding the end of the Ballarat Teachers' College.

Photograph - Colour - Joseph Flude's Headstone, Ballarat, 2004

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

Photograph of the Flude grave in the Ballarat Cemetery, and a number of documents relating to Flude's time at the Ballarat School of Mines.

Historical information

Joseph Flude was an early teacher at the Ballarat School of Mines.

Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2018

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

Blue soft covered book. Includes images of Chancellor Terry Moran, Vice-Chancellor Helen Bartlett, University Council

Bookmark - Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre Bookmark, c2014

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

Card bookmark for University of Ballarat Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, and combined bookmark for Federation University Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, and Centre for Gippsland Studies.

Document - Ballarat College of Advanced Education Graduate Diploma in Teacher Librarianship, 1982

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

A six page typed history by Anne Beggs Sunter relating to the Graduate Diploma in Teacher Librarianship at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education (now Federation University Australia).

Newsletter - Federation University Aboriginal Education Centre Newsletter, 2017

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

Newsletter from the Federation University Aboriginal Education Centre.

Microscope - Carry Type Pocket Microscope

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

Antique brass microscope in custom made hinged wooden case with brass handles and key. Interior is fitted with drawers for various instruments, lenses, tools and glass plates.

Historical information

This microscope is thought to be associated with Chemist Erskine Llewellyn of Ballarat. Erskine E. Llewellyn studied Chemistry at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1885. It may also be associated with Palmer's Chemist in Lydiard Street Ballarat. "OBITUARY. - The many friends here and in the surrounding districts will regret to learn of the tragically sudden death of Mr Erskine Llewellyn, who for many years was associated with the firm of A. M. Palmer and Co., chemists, of Lydiard street. For some considerable time Mr Llewellyn had been associated with the U.F.S. Dispensary at North Carlton, and there, as in the case here, by his courtesy and attention to business, he made a host of friends, and his sudden demise will be deplored." [Ballarat Courier, 21/08/1917] http://www.anbg.gov.au/botanical-history/botanical-discovery.html

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.

Pennant - Ballarat Teachers' College

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

Blue wool felt pennant with a yellow felt edge with 2 loops stitched to the side edge. The pennant is printed in yellow with the words 'Ballarat Teachers' College' and Coat of Arms.

Historical information

The pennant was part of the collection owned by Helen Veitch when she was a student at the Ballarat Teachers' College in 1948. The Ballarat Teachers' College was established after the Victorian State Government and the State Education Department decided to establish two provincial teachers' colleges, at Ballarat and Bendigo. On 04 May 1926 W.H. Ellwood (Principal), Miss A. Bouchier, and Mr A.B. Jones, welcomed the first enrolment of 61 students to undertake the one year course. In 1927 the College moved to the former Ballarat East Town Hall in Barkly Street, which was remodelled for their use. It closed in December 1931 due to the Great Depression. In 1946 Ballarat Teachers' College reopened and relocated to the Dana Street State School. It was originally planned to open as a women's college, for whom the residence at 130 Victoria Street was purchased, but the decision was made to admit resident men from Ballarat. Mr T.W. Turner was appointed as Principal in 1951 and directed the introduction of a two year course for the Trained Primary Teachers' Certificate. The former one year course was terminated at the end of 1951. In 1958 the College was relocated to a custom built facility at Gillies Street, in close proximity to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Numbers increased with the introduction of the Trained Infant Teachers' Certificate course under the guidance of Mary Egan. With the introduction of a three year Diploma Course in 1968 accommodation became cramped. The introduction of the Diploma of Teaching (Primary) led to the Trained Infant Teachers' Certificate being discontinued in 1969, and the end of the Trained Primary Teachers' Certificate in 1969. Secondary Art and Craft students began studies at Ballarat Teachers' College in 1969 under Mr Ted Doney. In 1971 Mr D. Watson was appointed Principal. The State College of Victoria was proclaimed by Order in Council on 24 July 1973, and Ballarat Teachers' College became a constituent college of the State College of Victoria, and was known as State College of Victoria, Ballarat. By 1975 the College moved to Mount Helen as part of the Ballarat College of Advanced Education. Pre service teachers currently undertake their studies on the Mount Helen Campus of Federation University. ("Ruffians Attempted to Carry of the School Tent: A History of State Education in Ballarat", 1974, p73-4.)

Significance

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Inscriptions & Markings

Printed - Ballarat Teachers' College & Coat of Arms

Student Magazine - Hotch Potch

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

PDFs of the University of Ballarat student magazine 'Hotch Potch'

Historical information

University of Ballarat was later Federation University Australia

Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2017

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

Digital copy of a white and blue covered annual report of 188 pages.

Booklet - University of Ballarat Handbook, 2003

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

.1) University of Ballarat Higher Education Handbook .2) University of Ballarat TAFE Handbook .3) University of Ballarat Handbook PDFs in subject and theme sections.

Historical information

The University Handbook was presented online for the first time in 2004.

Book - Old England: a pictorial museum of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular Antiquities

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

A large leather brown/gilt cover book with black leather bound and corners. 392 p. with coloured and b/w illustrations. It includes a table of contents of volume 1, 18 illuminated engraved (colour) plates, indexes to the engravings at the end of the book. 'Old England' gilt decoration on spine. The book shows how life was like in old England in regards to people, places, architecture and fashions, etc. from Roman times through to Industrial age. The book is published in two volumes, the book in hand contains volume 1 only.

Historical information

Charles Knight is an English publisher and author. He was born at Windsor in 1791, and died in 1873 at Addlestone, Surrey. This book covers the period of English history from pre Roman times to the Industrial age. It shows how life was like in old England in regards to people, places, architecture and fashions, etc. The book contains 1000's of wonderful engravings, hand coloured plates beside 100's of pages of text contained in one volume.

Inscriptions & Markings

A plate inside front cover titled "Ballarat Technical Art School Library No. R/170"

Medal - Ballarat School of Mines Hillman Award (medal)

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

Bronze medal designed depicting the portrait of Lindsay Hillman. The medal has a copper finish, and is presented in a blue hinged box. The first Hillman Award was presented in 1992. The recipients are: 1992 - Brett A. Hovey 1993 - Nil 1994 - Brent L. Ferguson 1995 - Kirsty McKenzie 1996 - Peter J. White 2000 - Roger Bush 2001 - Thomas Edward George 2002 - Mark William Holden 2003 - David James Hopwood 2004 - Leighton Dunn 2005 - Donald Pirouet 2006 - Mark Irvin 2007 - Ricky Wilson 2008 - Luther Dean 2009 - Daniel Thatcher 2010 - Craig Coulter 2011 - Sarah Draper 2012 - Rhys Hendrickson 2013 - Jayden Hooper

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Lindsay F.J. Hillman was born in Ballarat in 1910, and attended the Ballarat Junior Technical School. He became a cadet in Electrical Engineering Laboratory at the Ballarat School of Mines where he gained eventually gained a student Teachership for diploma studies at the School. Hillman was particularly active and excelled in a wide range of sporting interests and in student activities. In 1928 and 1928 he was awarded the Ballarat School of Mines Honour blazer by the Old Boys' association for all round athletic ability, leadership and scholarship. After spending two years with the Melbourne City Council Electric Supply Department gaining industrial experience Hillman was awarded his Diploma of electrical engineering in 1931, returning to the School in 1932 to teach apprentices and senior students. Hillman was appointed lecturer in Engineering Design and Graphics in 1937, lecturer in Engineering Design and Civil Engineering in 1944, Lecturer-in-Charge of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in 1948 and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department in 1949, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. In 1975 Lindsay Hillman was appointed to the Council of the Ballarat School of Mines and played an active role in school affairs.As Vice-President of Council from 1981 until his death in 1991 Hillman took a leading part in the implementation of many of the major building projects on the Lydiard Street Campus. The L.F.J. Hillman Award was established by the Ballarat School of Mines Council in conjunction with and through the generosity of the Hillman family in honour of the late Lindsay Frederick John Hillman. The bronze medal was presented annually to an enrolled student in an accredited course in the field of electrical/electronics studies at the Ballarat School of Mines. specific Criteria for the Award consisted of a balance of academic performance, leadership qualities, commitment to further study and involvement in sporting and/or community groups.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Lindsay Hillman Memorial Medal" Verso: "The School of Mines and Industries Ballarat, Est. 1870 Presented to "

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916-1923

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

A red bound copy of the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, holding copies for years 1916 to 1923. 1916 The 1916 Students' Magazine features many references to World War One, including an image of Ted Cannon, a gifted artist attending the Ballarat Technical Art School (part of the Ballarat School of Mines [SMB] campus) from 1912. After completing his art course Ted was employed as an assistant teacher at the Art School, before taking a position as cartoonist with the Ballarat Star newspaper at the end of 1914. In 1915 Ted was awarded the prestigious Victorian Education Department Senior Technical School Scholarship. Only months into his scholarship, Ted volunteered for the AIF. He was killed in action on 14 September 1916 in France. 1917 Editorial staff, Natural Colour Motion Pictures, Chemistry, Caricatures, Old Art School Students, Old Science School Students, Broken Hill, Lal Lal Deposits, SMB Athletic Team, SMB Roll of Honor, Junior Technical School Senior Cadet Team, Ballarat, Junior Technical School; Ballarat Junior Technical School Bugle Band, A visit to Ronaldson's Workshop 1920 Historical Sketch of the Ballarat School of Mines, War Service, Editorial Staff, Maurice Copland Obituary, The Chemist, Separation of Lead and Zinc Sulphides, Explosives, Werribee Gorge Visit, Daylesford Visit, Sports Ground, Indian Art, Dressmaking, Herbert H. Smith, Drawing From the Antique, Caricatures, Ballarat School of Mines Football Team. 1921 A.F. Hesiltine, Editorial Staff, Feathertop and Mt Buffalo trip, Plumbing, frequency changer, Melbourne excursion, Melbourne Electric Railways, Dawn of Modern Art, Moorabool Trip, Guy Fawkes, Bush Camp, Caricatures, manual art, past students, SMB Athletic Team, Cadet camp at Broadmeadows, Ballarat Junior Technical School Athletics Team. 1922 Editorial Staff, Assaying, Plasticity of Clay, Lal Lal V Morwell, Cheap Electricity, Clyde Lukeis Obituary, Ken Moss Obituary, Past Students, Old Boy's Association, Reunion, SMB Athletic Team, Military News, Athletics 1923 Editorial Staff, Alfred Mica Smith Biography, caricature, Robert James Dowling Obituary, Chemistry, America, SM Football Team, Ballarat Junior Technical School, Wireless Telegraphy, Caricatures,

Historical information

The Ballarat School of Mines Magazine does not appear to have been publishing in 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1919.