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Lara RSL Sub Branch Lara, Victoria

Lara RSL Sub Branch. We are members of the Returned and Services League Australia. For further Information about RSL Victoria, see www.rslvic.com.au.
The building we use was formerly the Corio Roads Board, then Corio Shire office until 1937. The centre section was built in 1863, and the wings added in 1923.
It is a heritage listed building and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Lara.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 228 Lara Victoria 3212 (map)
phone
+61 Bruce Challoner President 0400546449

Contact

Opening Hours

By appointment; call Bruce on 0400546449 or see a member at the Sub Branch Friday nights 6 - 8 pm.

Entry Fee

Free admission.

Location

McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

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Stereograph - The Rose Stereographs

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular piece of cardboard with a stereograph image attached to the front. The image is a double reproduction of a black and white photograph. the photograph depicts a line of soldiers lying on the ground.

Historical information

George Rose was well known Australian photographer and postcard maker in the first half of the 20th century. This sterograph shows recruits training at Geelong during the First World War. Soldiers were trained to attack in short rushes rather than advancing in line due to the lethal power of the machine gun. The stereograph was an early technology that used double images to achieve a three dimensional image.

Inscriptions & Markings

AUSTRALIAN EXPERDITIONARY FORCE, GEELONG. Training Recruits in the Art of Attacking in Short Rushes. Copyright by Geo. Rose.

Book - Australia in the War of 1939-1945 MEDICAL SERVICES of the RAN and RAAF Author Allan.S. Walker MD. Ch.M F.R.A.C.P

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 - Medical Services of the RAN and RAAF

Historical information

Part One - Medical services of the RAN Part 2 - Medical Services of the RAAF. Part 3 - Women in the Army Medical Services.

Significance

Women in the Medical Services

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian War Memorial

Shell Case - 20mm

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

2 x 20mm Cannon Shell Case mounted on wooden base

Newspaper Article - The Sun News Pictorial Melbourne January 6th 1941

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

The Sun News Pictorial Melbourne January 6th 1941

Coin - Polish Coin - Jack Sollary

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Polish Coin - Jack Sollary

Book - Australia in the War of 1939-1945 - The Final Campaigns Volume VII by Gavin Long

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 - The Final Campaigns Maps, Photographs, Illustrations

Historical information

World War II List of Events from September 1944 to September 1945 A book in a series of WWII books which includes maps, photographs, illustrations, order of battles, POWs in Cowra,

Significance

Historical WWII record of the final campaigns

Inscriptions & Markings

Australia in the War of 1939-45 ARMY The Final Campaigns LONG Australian War Memorial.

Photograph - Grant of Charter By RSS&A League of Australia (Victorian Branch) to Lara Sub-Branch of the RSS&A League of Australia dated 4th April 1929

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Grant of Charter by R.S.S.& A.I.L. Victorian Branch to Lara Sub-Branch of R.S.S.& A.I.L dated 4th April 1929. Grant is emblazoned with R.S.S.& A.I.L State of Victoria Official Logo/Badge and signed under Seal of R.S.S.& A.I.L by President & Secretary

Historical information

The commencement of Lara Sub-Branch of R.S.S.& A.I.L certificate of Charter. Dated 1928

Significance

Original Grant of Charter dated 1929 for Lara Sub-Branch of R.S.S.& A.I.L

Inscriptions & Markings

Note on bottom of Charter "New Charter signed and issued 15th September 1953."

H.M.A.S.Tally Bands - HMAS Tally Bands - H.M.A.S., H.M.A.S. Sydney, H.M.A.S. Tobruk, H.M.A.S. Canderra, H.M.A.S. Vampire, H.M.A.S. Leeuwin, H.M.A.S. Cerberbus,

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Sailors cap cloth Band, known as a Tally Band, a collection of: - H.M.A.S., H.M.A.S. Sydney, H.M.A.S. Tobruk, H.M.A.S. Canderra, H.M.A.S. Vampire, H.M.A.S. Leeuwin, H.M.A.S. Cerberbus, mounted in a wooden and glass display frame.

Historical information

Australian Navy Tally bands for H.M.A.S., H.M.A.S. Sydney, H.M.A.S. Tobruk, H.M.A.S. Canderra, H.M.A.S. Vampire, H.M.A.S. Leeuwin, H.M.A.S. Cerberbus,

Significance

Royal Australian Navy Tally Bands, for H.M.A.S., H.M.A.S. Sydney, H.M.A.S. Tobruk, H.M.A.S. Canderra, H.M.A.S. Vampire, H.M.A.S. Leeuwin, H.M.A.S. Cerberbus,

Inscriptions & Markings

Cloth Tally bands, mounted in a wooden and glass display frame.

Memento - Photo/Greeting card Album

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Dark Blue Photo album A3 (20 Pages) containing greeting cards/photos taken during the the First World War. Some cards are coloured. Cards show various scenes from England, Belgium, Malta, Sudan, Egypt and Athens

Historical information

Collection of World War One Photos

Significance

Collection of Post/Greeting cards collected by a Lara family from World War One

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions or marking on the cover

Medallion - Commemorative Medalions

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

The medallion is metal with enamel coloured detail and gold text.

Historical information

Ronald Leslie Gregory (R/22961) served in the Australian Royal Navy. Born 5th August 1921, he enlisted on the 7th March 1939, and served on the HMAS Kuttabul II. He was discharged in 1948. The medallion forms part of a collection of Ronald Leslie's belongings that were donated to the Lara RSL in 2006.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Battle of the Coral Sea Association 7-8 May 1942 Coral Sea 1/3 Century Anniversary and Reunion May 1975 Tonga and Australia

Plaque - 6th RAAF Hospital

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Plaque of 6th RAAF Hospital in copper

Service Gear - Brass Bugle

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Brass Bugle, Engineer Corps badge, Black red and yellow braid with two tassles, complete with end piece and chain

Plaque - RAAF Headquarters Amberley

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Plaque of RAAF Headquarters Amberley

Service Gear - Flashlight

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Green plastic torch

Significance

Greenflashlight made for army and normally includes glass colour filters. Glass filters absent

Inscriptions & Markings

DT-109/F

Uniform - Army Kahki wool Skirt

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Khaki skirt from a Maori Service Uniform.

Inscriptions & Markings

White cloth tag on inside Emerco Brand C. Henshaw No..3275 30/8/1990

Insignia - Medallion/Medals. South African & Active Service . Association Medallion

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Two small round medals with eyelet on top.

Historical information

Boer war medals.

Inscriptions & Markings

Both medals are the same on the front except the Brass one has a red band around the diameter with the words South African & Active Service Association on it,The Silver one has a white band on it..Within the band is the Union Jack with the word FOR above it and EMPIRE below it.The obverse has a circle in the middle with a female with a flowing cape within it.It has the numbers 216 above the female and 1929 below her on the brass medal and the numbers 232 above the female and 1930-1 below her.

Picture Postcard Booklet. - Cape Town South Africa

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

On cover (see image) is written Everlasting Silver Leaves from Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa On second page (see image) is a photo of Strand Street, Cape Town On third page (see image) are three leaves with a picture of flowers, a hand and sign 'Remember Me' On back page (see image) is writing - Cape Town 12/1/17 To Florrie From Jim

Historical information

This card is part of the McIntyre collection from three sons, J.L. McIntyre (founding member of Lara RSL Sub Branch WW1; J. W. McIntyre WW1 and T.G. McIntyre WW2. Jim McIntyre picked this card up while on leave in Cape Town, South Africa

Significance

A card sent home to family from WW1 Anzac serving in the AIF

Book - Lara RSL Minute Book 1947 till 1957

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Green covered Minute Book

Historical information

Minute Book of Lara RSL Sub Branch

Significance

Minutes taken by the Lara RSL Sub Branch during 1947-1957

Inscriptions & Markings

None on outside cover. Inside - RSSAILA Minute Book or Lara RSL Sub Branch 10th November 1947 till 18th March 1957

Photograph - 6th Battalion V.D.C. 1946

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Photograph - 6 Bn V.D.C. Geelong 1946

Sound Block.

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Small octagonal wooden sound block with sloped sides and green felt top. Underside is painted dark green and has a round hole in the base.

Historical information

This sound block was presented along with a gavel to the Lara RSL by AJ Quick in 1965. Alan James Quick was a member of the 1st Australian Parachute Battalion during the Second World War, and was later a life member of Lara RSL. Alan received the RSL Meritorious Service Medal. Alan was the president of Lara RSL from 1965-1970, and this gavel was used at committee meetings by the president after its donation in 1965.

Significance

This sound blockis a key object of Lara RSL's history. It was used in committee meetings in the 1960s and perhaps later, and provides a documented link to an earlier president.

Australia MilitaryForces - Army Uniform

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Australian Military Cap, khaki coloured cotton

Historical information

Uniform cap

Inscriptions & Markings

NIL

Personal Records - Leave or Duty Ration Book

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Cream Coloured Booklet, Paper and Cardboard, Contains Ration Stamps

Historical information

Ration Stamps issued to Soldiers or Sailors after first world war issued to Private James William McIntyre in France 14 Btn

Significance

Ration Stamps issued to Soldiers or Sailors after first world war issued to Private James William McIntyre in France

Inscriptions & Markings

Leave or Duty Ration Book Soldier Sailor Red Stamp Union of South Africa 1pd Private James William McIntyre 7049 14 Btn N 9 revised Instruction to Seller on Back Page Ration Stamps Bread, Meat, Tea,100 Grammes De Pain

Gas Mask - Gas Mask with canister

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Gas Mask WWII made in 1941 and the Canister was made 1942 Typical design of a mask made of black rubber with glass eye slots with metal rims. Black Metal nose filter. Black with red stripes Elasticized straps to hold mask in place, with a short tan circular rubber cloth covered tube that connects to the canister. Canister is oval shaped reinforced with ridges, brown in colour

Historical information

used by service personai during WW11

Significance

Extensively used in World War Two

Inscriptions & Markings

On tag holding all the straps for mask is VO 1 with roman numerals 3 Underneath date 26 -1-42 . Side of mask OTRC 10/41 On the metal NO 4# Inside mask on metal rims of eye piece Stokes 1942 On canister base W A K 2 Eiv.m No 48 1942 Richard Hughes Pty Ltd Sydney MLC 17 2 42 next line AT 297

Watch - Japanese watch - Seiko

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Small silver watch . Seiko

Inscriptions & Markings

Internal markings. Point 1026891S Seiko sha

Newspaper Article - The Sun News Pictorial Melbourne December 1st 1941

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

The Sun News Pictorial Melbourne December 1st 1941

Book - Recollections of the War Hospital Keigbley and its Auxiliaries 1916-1919

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Recollections of the War Hospital Keigbley and its Auxiliaries 1916-1919

Book - The Sixth Year of War in Pictures 1939-1945

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

The Sixth Year of War in Pictures 1939-1945

Captain Albert Jacka VC Biography.

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Glass covered picture frame showing Albert Jacka with a short run down on his life.

Historical information

Tells the story of one Australias finest soldiers and what they had to endure during the war.

Inscriptions & Markings

Picture of Albert Jacka with his medals and biography of his life.

Personal Records - Hammock Tag WW1

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Brown thin cardboard Tag, Small metal eye-let. Tag has a peferation across the middle of the tag.WW1 issue.

Historical information

World War 1 issue.

Significance

World War 1 issue.

Inscriptions & Markings

To be attached to the top button tunic. Assigned to S.W. Ellis. Reverse of the tag : A.I.F. Unit : 2 MGC Name : Ellis S.W., Rank : Pte. Number : 640, Hospital : , Diagnosis : Effort Sysdrome. Information is duplicated on both sides of the perforation of the tag.

Booklet.Souvenier - Souvenier of Cairo. Serie 212

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Postcard Book .Rectangular in shape.Red in colour with a ribbon tied through two 4mm pierce holes in the spine.

Historical information

These Postcard booklets were readily available in Cairo souvenir shops for service personal to send back home to their loved ones.

Significance

Used in WW1 by service personal in Egypt.

Inscriptions & Markings

SOUVENIR OF CAIRO. 12 Post-cards. Serie212. ED.THE-CAIRO. Postcard-Trust-Cairo. also has a crescent moon with three five point stars within it.