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Lake Bolac & District Historical Society Lake Bolac, Victoria

Historical Society for Lake Bolac and surrounding district.

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P.O. Box 12 Lake Bolac Victoria 3351 (map)
phone
+61 +61 3 5337 6011

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Opening Hours

3rd Sunday of Month 10am-4pm

Entry Fee

No entry fee.

Location

2110 Glenelg Highway Lake Bolac Victoria

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Photographs, negatives, documents and a small quantity of negatives

Significance

A comprehensive visual collection depicting Lake Bolac and district's history

Noel Read 29 June 2015 10:57 AM

What are your opening hours and days, please? My wife and I are travelling to SA to meet up with family on Thursday and my brother-in-law is hoping I may call in to obtain some more info' and take some photo's in Lake Bolac. Our family connections that he has been researching are, James McDonald and Margaret Blanche Hayhoe (maiden name Margaret Blanche Ward) also known as Blanche Mary Hayhoe. Thank you

Karen McIntyre 30 June 2015 9:31 AM

Historical books and photo displays available daily at the Lake Bolac Information Centre 2110 Glenelg Highway, Lake Bolac. Open 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends.

noel mcadie 24 July 2017 9:40 AM

You had a soft cover book on the history of the district. Please - a. is it still available? b. does it mention David Aitken and his wife and children? I am a genealogist and trying to confirm David's place in Aitken Family.

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Colour photograph - Fiery Creek, Lake Bolac, 1997-2010 drought

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac's eastern lake-bed and beach during the 19987-2010 drought, looking south. The lake bank exposed in this photograph is an aboriginal midden about a likometer across excavated by Dr Peter Coutts in the 1970's. Radio carbon dates of charcoal from the base levels date the midden at 12,000 years old, making this one of two middens with this very early date, the other being on the coast near Warrnambool.

Black and white photograph - Knight children of Lake Bolac.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac family, the Knight children: Gladys, George and Arthur 'Jim".

Colour photograph

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Aerial view of Lake Bolac township, looking towards the north-east, taken circa 1968. The freshwater lake is top-right, the salt-lake is centre-left. The Presbyterian church, bottom right, is surrounded by Cyprus trees on the Woorndoo/Mortlake road. The hotel and general store are opposite each other on the crossroads of the Mortlake/Ararat and Ballarat/Hamilton roads and the sporting complex is behind the store next to the salt lake. The Primary School, No 854, is between the footy oval and the Ararat Road, centre left.

black & white photograph - Opening of the 1st Tennis Court at Lake Bolac, 1896.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Some local people in attendance at the opening of the first Public Tennis Court at Lake Bolac on January 1st, 1896. Those shown are - Louis Murray, Kitty Murray, Lil Veale, William Hargreaves, Ewen Graham, Tuck Howlett (with racquet) Ethel Veale, Fred Leach, Billy Leach, Thomas Archer.

Black and white photograph - Lake Bolac Troop of the 4th/19th Lighthorse Regiment

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Members of the Lake Bolac Troop of the 4th/19 Lighthorse Regiment encamped at Torquay, Victoria. Back from left: Keith Davidson, Alan Hucker, Frank Shalders, Lewis Wills, Neil Robertson, Harold Hildebrandt, Donald Davidson, Eric Hose. Front: Reginald Fagg, Henry Clark, Eric Robertson, Robert Delamare, Henry Gale, Charles Geddes

Black and white photograph - Lake Bolac Football Club, Premiers 1923.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac Football Club, Premiers 1923. Lake Bolac 6.4 defeated Willaura 5.7 in the Willaura Plains Football League Back L-R: RM Graham, (Splinter) Taggart, Leo O'Rorke, A Graham, J Borthwick (coach) , Bill Green, Bill Murray, Alec McMaster, JT Murray. Centre L-R: Peter Murray, Jack Cameron, Les Gale, Tom Austin, G Veale, Lou Park, Eddie Gale. Front L-R: RJ Walker, Jack Peters, Ernie Brown, Norman Kinnersley, Vic Peters.

Photograph - Lake Bolac Memorial Hall 1922

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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The Lake Bolac Memorial Hall was built in 1922 in memory of the local men who served in the First World War. The original hall was relocated from its site in Montgomery Street to form the supper room of the new hall.

Black and white photograph - Josiah and Mary Park

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Josiah and Mary Park, (1867) of Lake Bolac.

Black and white photograph - James Murray (Sn.) of Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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James Murray (Sn) of Lake Bolac

black & white photograph - Lake Bolac Cricket Team, Hamilton, 1882

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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A Lake Bolac District representative cricket team outside the London Hotel in Hamilton, Victoria in 1882. Driver, E. McMillen.

Black and white photograph - Wickliffe Public hall/Mechanic's Institute, (1912-1996).

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Wickliffe Public Hall/Mechanics Institute, 1912-1996.

Black and white photograph - Diving Board, 2nd Beach, Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Red gum diving board and pontoon at the second swimming beach on the north side of Lake Bolac, circa 1935.

Black and white photograph - Lake Bolac, original tennis court, 1895

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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The original tennis court at Lake Bolac in 1895 was located at the Recreation Reserve behind the linear development along the main road. This was a grass court, lines were clearly painted and the tennis-net was a chicken-wire fence. In the photograph are from left; Eva Veale, Alice Veale, Thomas Ward, Annie Veale and William Veale jr.

Black and white photograph - Dixon's Store, after 1938.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac Store at the crossroad, owned by Dixon after 1938. This image shows the sign-post at the crossroad intersection and the historic Peppercorn trees planted circa 1910 (pre WW1).

Black and white photograph - Gunner Stanley Herbert Moreton, Field Artillery Brigade, WW1.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Gunner Stanley Herbert Moreton, enlisted 04/12/1916 in a Field Artillery Unit. He embarked for France on 11/05/1917. Upon his return from the war, he purchased 'Parupa Park'. After WW2 Stanley was involved in helping with the subdivision of land for soldier settlement. He died in 1978 at the age of 85.

Black and white photograph - Oat harvest at Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Horse-drawn harvester at Lake Bolac, circa 1930's. Oats are cut and the sheaves are bound by the machine. The sheaves are then stooked before being carted to the stacks. Vic Moreton is on the seat of the binder with Ernie Brown carrying a sheaf.

Black and white photograph - Wickliffe, Farrell's Inn.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Farrell's Inn, Wickliffe. Courtesy F Prust.

Black and white photograph - Leo O'Rorke and George Jobling, circa 1930.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Leo O'Rorke and George Jobling (Bank of NSW), circa 1930.

Black and white photograph - Aerial View of Lake Bolac, 1947.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Aerial view of Lake Bolac (Boloke) taken in 1947. Fresh water lake at bottom left, salt lakes at top right, village at crossroads of north-south Glenelg highway and Ararat-Mortlake road.

Black and white photograph - Lake Bolac Memorial Hall

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac Memorial Hall built in 1922 in memory of the local men who served in the First World War. The original hall was moved from across the street to form the supper room of this hall.

black & white photograph - Second Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre, 1933-57.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Second Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre, Glenelg Highway, Lake Bolac. 1933-1957.

Black and white photograph - Wickliffe State School No 948, 1916.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Pupils and staff at Wickliffe State School no 948, 1916. Teacher: Mr John Aldie. Sewing Teacher: Miss Nell Ford. Back: Donald Gale, Jack Cleary, Alan Grimmer, Fred Prust, Geoff McInnes, Jim Farrell, Claude Pagels, Jim Ford, Albert Smith. 2nd Row: Hilda Farrell, Jean McInnes, Mona Wileman, Inez Farrell, _________, Marg Prust, Sid Prust, Ray Grimmer. 3rd Row: Mary McInnes, Eileen Cleary, Evie Jackson, Nell McInnes, mMillie Blacjham, Stella Pagels, Kathie Ferguson, Gertie Pagels, Bill Blackham. 4th Row: Ruby Prust, Nell Grimmer, Keith McInnes ,_________, G Wileman, ___________. Front: Allan Gale, Robert Stuart McInnes.

Black and white photograph - Thomas and Dorothy Peters, with Horace and Victor, 1910.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Thomas and Dorothy Peters with sons Horace and Victor. !910. Lake Bolac.

On Parade, members of the Lake Bolac Light Horse encamped at Warrnambool, circa 1935.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Members of the Lake Bolac Light Horse on parade at their encampment beside the Hopkins River at Warrnambool. On left, Charles Geddes, Lewis Wills, 4th from left, James Geddes 5th and JT Murray, 2nd from right.

Black and White Photograph - Eilyer Homestead

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

Black and white photograph - Bank of New South Wales building, Lake Bolac, circa 1944.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Bank of New South Wales building, Montgomery St, Lake Bolac, circa 1944. To the left is the Milk bar and Fruit shop/Post Office and at the extreme left is the Bakery.

Black and white photograph - Carting wheat on "Bellevue", c.1910.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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On the road in front of "Bellevue", Lake Bolac, circa 1910. A load of wheat is ready for the trip to the railhead at Willaura. Seated on the wagon is Bert Moreton and standing at the rear is Harry Hewitt. Note the home-made gig perched on top of the load.

Black and white photograph - Tennis Club 1895

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac Tennis Club, 1895. Note the chicken-wire tennis-net. Club members shown are from left: William Veale, Alice Veale (Mrs Tom Ward), tom Ward, Annie Veale, Eva Veale (Mrs Harold Grange).

black & white photograph - "Bellevue", Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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"Bellevue" Lake Bolac. From left - Unknown, Nellie Moreton, Bert Moreton

Black and white photograph - Harvesting on "Fintry", Lake Bolac.

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

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Lake Bolac - Farming at "Fintry". Jack Barnes driving team of semi-draughts with Robinson Big E harvester, 1932.