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Orbost & District Historical Society Orbost, Victoria

The Society operates a Museum which is located in the Council Business Centre/Library in Ruskin Street, Orbost. PO Box 284 Orbost 3888.

The collection mainly relates to European settlement history since 1870s in the Orbost district and a collection of artefacts donated by local people and relating to families. The Society does research, publishes books and newsletters, displays and exhibitions, holds meetings.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 284 Orbost Victoria 3888 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 5154 2474

Contact

Opening Hours

9am - 5pm weekdays

Entry Fee

free

Location

Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

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A collection of items donated by local families.

Susan Lee Milbourne 20 January 2013 8:08 PM

I would like to trace family farm of Woller family in Orbost district around 1940 to 1945. Could you please advise how to do this. Yours sincerely Lee Milbourne.

Orbost Administrator 23 January 2013 11:36 AM

To Susan Milbourne I can ask for information on the WOLLER family at the next meeting of the Hist. Society in February and get back to you. Please send your email address to me: mayleatch@dcsi.net.au

Karen Harrison 12 February 2013 10:15 PM

Hello. I am trying find information on my husbands great grandfather Lewis Henry Hudson. It has been said by family members he joined a circus in Orbost possibly sometime in 1894. I am hoping to discover if Orbost had it's own circus or if there is any way of finding out if there was a circus in the town between 1894-1900. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

Orbost Administrator 25 February 2013 4:54 PM

Karen Harrison Orbost definitely did not have its own circus. I suggest that you have a look through TROVE newspapers to find any references to circuses coming to this area of Victoria eg. to Bairnsdale or Orbost.

Kay Bristow 5 June 2013 4:00 AM

I think you'll find it is the Waller family, Peter Scott at Mc Laughlins Rd. will know as he is a cousin of Wallers. Kirsten resides in Maffra and her parents are also nearby, Kirsten Waller is in the phone book as a naturopath, regards, Kay Bristow

Peter topouzakis 18 June 2013 8:21 PM

Would like to trace the Drossou bros.

Orbost Administrator 19 June 2013 1:50 PM

To Peter Topouzakis If you send me your email address, I can send you some information on the Drossou family who had businesses in Orbost, including a cordial factory. orbosthistoricalsociety@hotmail.com

Des Smith 7 September 2015 1:10 PM

Hi There.... I am trying to trace some information about a shield that I have in my posession. The inscription reads "Presented by Residents of Jarrahmone to Mrs G.K. Smith in memory of the late Pte G.K. Smith" Geoffrey Kennedy Smith was my grand uncle, fatally wounded in Gallipoli (died London Dec, 1915). This plaque would assume that he was married, but I can find nothing anywhere in the family archives. Do you have anything in your records that might assist my search? Regards Des

Karen Black 8 January 2016 3:37 PM

l recently found an article in TROVE, about a Jim BRENTWOOD, killed by the blacks, in the The Snowy River and Tambo and Croajngolong Gazette, (Orbost, Vic:1890-1811), Saturday 20 October, (sorry can't see a date). Is there anyway l might be able to find out this person, waiting to hear from someone, Karen

Irene Chase 28 February 2016 6:00 PM

Hello. My parents, and two siblings moved to Orbost in about 1955. I was born there on the 4 March 1956. As this year is my 60th birthday, we are going to come and stay in Orbost for the weekend. My father Alan Chase, had a 24 hr Taxi service, with four taxi's. I have one picture of three of the taxi's decorated for a wedding. The Depot was in Nicholson St. I am guessing that it was also our home, but I don't have a number for the house. Mum recalls it being opposite the tennis courts. If someone could help. I would love to see if it was still there. They also owned a milk bar or cafe, again in Nicholson St. Dad's business card lists the taxi stands being located at the Cosy Cafe, and Cardillio's Cafe. A free phone was located at Steed's Store. Any information, pictures etc of Orbost around this time would be gratefully appreciated. My only other possession, apart from my Infant Welfare Centre Book, is a beautiful hand made woven basket. It was payment for a taxi ride. It is much treasured. I am looking forward to our trip. Any information, sincerely appreciated. Irene Chase

Bernadette Francese Robertson 5 March 2016 1:06 PM

I'm after Marlo football photos for my Dad (John Francese). He and my Uncle (Charlie Francese) played for Marlo in the 50's.... The Francese family, Peter, Maria (buried in the Orbost Cemetery), John, Charlie, Mary, Pat and Joe ran 2 dairy-farms on the Marlo road. My Great-Aunt, Eugenia Chirico ran a boarding house in Orbost. I would love any pics or info! I was born in Orbost, 1961. I still have my infant welfare book!!!!

Garry Hurle 6 March 2016 10:43 AM

I would like to hear from anyone who can inform me about the Orbost Gift, a sprint race which used to be held there. I would like to know if it was run in conjunction with the Agricultural Show and particularly what year it started. I know that a friend of mine won the race in the sixties.

Patricia Bates 14 March 2016 1:29 PM

Hello, I am interested in the Rail History Exhibition I've read about in the March Senior newspaper. I have been researching my Family History for many years and my Grandfather, Albert Edward Carson worked on the Railway from 1914 to 1919. I have found him on the Victorian Electoral Rolls for the Division of Gippsland, Subdivision of Bruthen, working as a labourer and a navvy. I would like to attend your Exhibition in April. I would come on public transport and VLine and probably stay over night. Would you be able to tell me what accommodation I would be able get in walking distance to your hall, perhaps an hotel where I could get an evening meal. It sounds a very interesting exhibition and I would like to see it. Patricia Bates, RSL Village, 66 Sage Drive, Frankston South 3199 PS. I didn't know where to put my email.

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2474 items

2474 items

bottle

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A clear glass bottle which is hexagonal shaped. It has a threaded top. The front face is flat and the back and sides are curved.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the base- AGM 1SM45 6

programe

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A sheet of paper, held together with sticky tape, stating the names of cases to be read by court regarding land.

Historical information

Local land boards were community based "tribunals" consisting of a chairman appointed by the the state government and two(?) local members who were there or their knowledge of local land management practices. These boards were establishe in the mid-late 19th century and generally dealt with disputes about fencing, water rights, general land enquiries and the opening or closing of local roads.

Significance

This document is a record of local land issues in the late 19th century.

journal - Gippsland Heritage Journal

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two copies of a 64 pp magazine, (2323.1 is plastic covered), titled Gippsland Heritage Journa Vol 2 No 1 1987l . The front cover is pale grey with a b/w photograph of a settler's hut near Nowa Nowa. It has the cost at $5.50. The magazine contains photographs, articles on the history of Gippsland,

Historical information

Gippsland Heritage Journal is a journal, produced about every nine - twelve months, for those interested in regional, local and family history in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is compiled by Meredith Fletcher, Debbie Squires and Linda Barraclough and includes a diverse range of articles, both academic and non-academic. Since No.24 it has been a partially refereed journal. Both copies are from the library of Orbost High School / Orbost Secondary College.

Significance

This is a useful research tool on the history of Gipsland.

pocket scales

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Pocket spring scales made of steel. There is a spring fixed at one end with a hook to which an object can be attached at the other. At the top of the scales there. is a metallic ring to fasten the object. This is attached to the main body which on one side has measurements inscribed into the metal surface. Inside the body is a spring loaded mechanism which moves along the scales when weight is added to a hook at the bottom of the shaft.

Historical information

The pocket balance was first created in 1770 by Richard Salter in the UK. From the late 18th century onwards these small scales were widely used in markets, grocers and farm shops – wherever people needed to be able to verify the weight of goods to be purchased in order to calculate the correct pricing. Because it was portable, and simple to use, the pocket balance was ideal for weighing goods where accuracy was not required. This balance appears to have been used for weighing fish.

Inscriptions & Markings

At the top - POCKET BALANCE ARROW and the letters M P inside an oval.

ornament

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A hand-sewn silk tortoise. The head is padded. Four small beads are sewn to each side. It has white/brown lining. Pink beads are sewn on either side of the head for eyes.

Historical information

Ada Healey was for 20 years a volunteer and organizer at the Orbost Slab Hut (Orbost Information Centre). She was known for her craft skills and was a particularly fine knitter, She did own, as a child, a handheld mini sewing machine and it is possible that the item was made using this. Ada was the only child of Tom & Queenie Warne, born in Bombala/Delegate. She married Keith Healey. The Healey family were early settlers in Marlo.

Significance

This hand-sewn ornament is an example of the skill and craftmanship of women in pioneer families.

calendar - 1988 200 YEAR CALENDAR

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

1988 200 YEAR CALENDAR. It has a cream and red cover with a large photo of an old painting of a coach and bushranger. Inside are photos of events and paintings.

Historical information

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. The event triggered debate on Australian national identity, Aboriginal rights, historical interpretation and multiculturalism. The calendar was one of many types of souvenirs created to celebrate the occasion.

Significance

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. The calendar was one of many types of souvenirs created to celebrate the occasion.

Inscriptions & Markings

1988 200 YEAR CALENDAR

butter mold

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A wooden bowl which uses the lid as an imprint plunger. The imprint is a floral design and has a long handle. The bowl has a hole in the base for easy removal of butter.

Significance

This butter mold is typical of the period when food processing was done at home. It would have been before the time of mass food processing factories

tin

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Small rectangular iron alloy container with hinged cover. Base has a slightly recessed central section which has been perforated to enable the striking of matches. The cover has been painted with 'Bells Waterproof Wax Vestas' on a green or black ground.

Historical information

Moisture-proof wax vestas issued to A.I.F. troops during south-west Pacific campaign. Cigarettes were a normal part of life during both World Wars and there was no attempt made to limit or stop soldiers from smoking. In many cases it was actually encouraged.

Significance

In WW1 there were almost no cigarette lighters available. Even in WW2 they were unusual. Matches were the normal way of creating fire. The wooden "safety" match that we know today was not in common use. Matches were made from wax and came in tins such as this item.

bowl

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Very large bedroom basin decorated with Royal Stuart tartan. Has a white base.

Historical information

A bedroom set was being made by Copeland & Garrett as a wedding gift for Queen Victoria in 1840. The jug was damaged and so a new set was made. The mold and the rest of the set were destroyed so there could be no duplicates.

Inscriptions & Markings

Underneath - Royal Stuart - Copeland & Garrett

magazine - The Gap 1966

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two copies of a 76 pp magazine with an orange and white coloured cardboard cover. On the front is a sketch of a small schoolhouse on a hill overlooking a gap in the hills below. The title, "The Gap" is at the top in white print and on the left side written vertically is "1966". The cost is noted as 5/-. It contains historical articles, photographs and examples of children's work.

Historical information

The first edition of this magazine was produced by associated elementary schools in the Omeo Shire. The magazine was published from 1920 to 1927 and 1963 to 1969. There was a special issue in 1985. In all issues there is writing by children from schools that have since closed down.

Significance

This item reflects the changes in education in East Gippsland and is a useful comparison tool for literacy teaching. It also has historical articles for research.

meat saw

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A meat saw with a wooden handle. The blade is adjustable using the wingnut. The handle is attached with 3 screws.

journal - Voice of the Mountains

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A 56 pp book covered in clear contact. On the front cover is a coloured photograph of Eric Weston (Eurobin) who had a lifelong association with the High Country. It is titled :"Voice of the Mountains, Journal of the Mountain District Cattlemen's Association of Victoria Inc., 1992 No 15" and is priced at $4.50.

Historical information

"The Association was officially launched in November 1967 with the aim of preserving and maintaining good relations and understanding within the cattle industry and between that industry and all bodies and organisations with which the industry is associated in the spheres of Government, and land use and marketing." (ref Mountain Cattlemen's Association web-site) Since 1972, the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria, have produced a journal, “The Voice of the Mountains”. This journal commemorates the activities and history of the previous twelve months and bygone years of cattlemen and their families. This item was used in the library of Orbost Secondary College.

Significance

The journals form a part of Victoria’s history and are a useful research tool.

butter stamp

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Large, hand carved, round wooden roller with handle at each end. There is a central carved word, with a pattern of raised squares either side of the carved word and an uncarved area at either end of the roller. The stamp rests on a wooden plinth.

Historical information

The butter stamp rolling pin was used in The Orbost Butter factory.It was rolled across the butter in a wooden box, lined with a wax paper.Bicarbonate of soda was added to the butter to stop it from going rank.The first shipment in about 1893 to England went rank and was only good for axle grease on wagons and carts.The milk was brought to the factory by horse and dray.Most people would take the whey home for their pigs,which were abundant on the farms in the Orbost district.

Significance

The Orbost Butter and Produce Co. Ltd was registered on June 1st 1893 and was an important source of income to the Orbost district.

Inscriptions & Markings

"AUSTRALIA" carved in reverse around the width.

signal lamps

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two railway signal lamps. These are kerosene burning lamps made of metal and painted red. Both lamps have carrying handles at the top. .1 has a green glass lens and .2 has a red glass lens.

Historical information

Possibly used in the Orbost district. Railway lamps of this kind were hand signalling lamps used by train guards, shunters and sometimes signalmen and station staff. They could signal the locomotive crew at night to let them know what to do (move forward/move backward/right-of-way) when leaving a station, goods yard or siding.

Significance

Railway lamps of this kind were significant railway items in their period of use as essential tools to the safe-working operations of the railway.

music box

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Cube shaped tin wind up musical box. Has bright coloured pictures painted on side faces and top. There is a metal turning handle on attached to right side.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottom/side - Made in Germany

book - Gypsy Point Cemetery

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small 27 pp book with a coloured photograph on the front cover. It is an archway entrance to a cemetery. The book contains burial information from 1919 to 2009.

Historical information

The book was published by the Gypsy Point Cemetery Trust with support from the Public Record Office of Victoria.

Significance

This book is a useful reference book.

books - The Curlip No.1

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two copies of an orange covered stapled book with 48 pp, titled The Curlip No. 1. On the front cover is a black stylised sketch of a paddle wheel. Text is black. - Contents The Diary of an ANZAC by Jackie Herbert Farming in the Jarrahmond Area by Kim Stirzaker Orbost blacksmiths by Craig Terrell.

Historical information

This book/magazine was produced by students at Orbost Secondary College.

Significance

This publication is a useful research tool for the history of Orbost.

model ornament

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

An unpainted clay model of a hut with an outside toilet. It is a rustic style and is similar to the Slab Hut. The colours are natural browns and greys. The hut is 1911.1 and the toilet is 1911.2.

scrapbooks

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two scrapbooks containing pasted in cut-out magazine articles on manners, presentation and clothes for young women.

Historical information

Belonged to Mary Gilbert who was a passionate local historian. She was awarded a British Empire medal in recognition of her work for education and the community. . Mary Isabelle Gilbert was born in 1905 in Orbost, Australia. She was born to John Gilbert and Annie Cameron Gilbert, and had seven sisters and one brother. Four siblings died at a young age. .She was a teacher historian loved and respected by her family and the wider community.

Significance

Mary Gilbert was the first curator of the Orbost Museum, and a local teacher. These scrapbooks contain articles which reflect the social standards of the 1960's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on the front cover of 1840.1 : Words of Wisdom

poker

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Iron poker/ash scraper. Circular loop at top for hanging. End is flattened and curved.

Historical information

Was a Slab Hut display item.

hairbrush

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A xylonite backed man's hairbrush. Backing is yellowish/cream. There is a small ornate decoration (initials?). The top is scooped. the bristles are possibly boar bristles.

Historical information

Celluloid was the first plastic. The first Celluloid experiments began in 1856 by Alexander Parkes in Birmingham, England. Later in the same year, he patented his invention "Parkesine". By 1868, no advancement was achieved, and Parkes' labor and efforts were ended. In 1869, Englishman Daniel Stills created a company called Xylonite to experiment and create a product similar to Parkesine. These efforts ended in 1874 when Stills went bankrupt.

Significance

Celluloid / xylonite was made into toiletry articles, novelties, photographic film, and many other mass-produced goods. Its popularity began to wane only toward the middle of the 20th century, following the introduction of plastics based on entirely synthetic polymers. This item is an example of a personal item made of this synthetic plastic.

knife

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A bone handled butter knife with an inscription on one side of the blade. Handle is a cream bone with a rounded end.

Historical information

This knife was found in a drawer from the estate of Judy Walcott who died in 2016 in Orbost. The Dicken Bros, shop is in the main street of Orbost . Frank B. Dicken and his son, Selwyn, were General Merchants. Frank and May Dicken moved to Orbost in 1936 where Frank became manager of Pardew Brothers store in Nicholson Street. In 1945, Frank purchased the business and in 1947, formed a partnership with his son, Selwyn. The store was then called F.B. Dicken and Son. The premise are still retained by the Dicken family although the shop business was sold in 1981. (ref. In Times Gone By - Deborah Hall)

Significance

This item is an example of an item produced for advertising and promotion. The Dicken General Merchandising business is no longer an Orbost feature.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stainless Steel Made in Sheffield Expressly fo F.B. Dicken & Son ORBOST

black and white photograph

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A black / white photograph framed by a grey buff card with the photographer's label in the RH bottom corner. The photograph shows a group of students outside their school. building.

Historical information

This photograph shows students of Grades 5 and 6. The 19th of March 1886 proved an important day in the lives of many early settlers in the Orbost area, because on this day the Orbost State School opened. The fact that the school had first operated tem­porarily in a leased building, and on a half-time basis with SS2745 Jarrahmond, did not dampen the enthusiasm of the local inhabitants as they saw their offspring commence their education under the guidance of HT Campbell Mackay. However he remained in charge only until 12th of May 1886. The second HT, John Rowe, served until 1908. On 30th of June 1887, a portable room was provided; it being brought to the area by schooner. The school now had accommodation for 30 pupils; the teacher's welfare was considered because quarters of two rooms were attached. As the population increased so did the needs of the school. This was reflected in the provision of a larger classroom in 1898. During 1910-11 the first approaches were made to the Department for the establishment of a HES in Orbost and this became a reality in 1912. Orbost HES supplied post-primary education in the district until a high school was built in 1948. When fire destroyed the school in 1941 local halls were used as classrooms until a new school was built. Work was quite rapid and a new brick structure was opened by the Hon. A. E. Lind, MLA, on 13th of February 1942. This new building was a fine type of school of which both the pupils and the HT Leslie Collins were indeed proud. But Orbost continued to develop and the new school was soon over­taxed. This resulted in the erection of two Bristol classrooms in 1947. By 1950, when the school population had reached 500 pupils the opening of the new school at Orbost North was welcomed by all concerned. In 1963 the Department purchased land diagonally opposite the school and developed it as a playing area. In 1965 two LTCs were opened in November, and in October 1968 the Brodribb School building was moved to SS2744 Orbost for use as a general purpose room. (info. from Schools East Gippsland)

Significance

This item is associated with the history of education in Orbost.

black and white photograph

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A black / white photograph of a man with a hunting dog on a leash standing in front a fence. To their left are animals hung on a rod.

Historical information

Martin Jorgenson lived at Marlo for 60 years. He had built his home there in the early years, and worked on the paddle boats and barges that plied their trade on the Snowy River from Marlo to Orbost. He and his wife ran a guest house in Marlo.

Significance

Martin Jorgenson was a prominent Marlo resident.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back - Martin Jorgenson

book - Gippsland Heritage Journal

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A 64 pp magazine, titled Gippsland Heritage Journal No 11 (December 1991). It cost $7.00. The front cover is light green with a b/w photograph of a birthday party for one of the children at Black Snake Creek about 1937. The magazine contains photographs, articles on the history of Gippsland,

Historical information

Gippsland Heritage Journal is a journal, produced about every nine - twelve months, for those interested in regional, local and family history in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is compiled by Meredith Fletcher, Debbie Squires and Linda Barraclough and includes a diverse range of articles, both academic and non-academic. Since No.24 it has been a partially refereed journal. This copy was used in the library of Orbost Secondary College.

Significance

This item is a useful reference tool on the history of Gippsland.

doilies

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two small square handmade doilies. Tattered centres and crochet edging of bells. On white linen.

Significance

This item is an example of a hand crafted item showing the needlework skills of women in the early 20th century.

ticket

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small white rectangular paper ticket with black print. It is for the Loyal Orbost Lodge M.U.I.O.O.F. Grand Ball.

Historical information

This ticket was for a grand ball to celebrate the second anniversary of the Loyal Orbost M.U.I.O.O.F. Lodge. It was held in the Mechanics Institute hall on Friday 20th July, 1888. The cost of a single ticket was 5/-. The secretary of the lodge was John Rowe, the first teacher of the state school in Orbost. From the estate of Elsie Cooke. Elsie Cooke lived all her life in Gippsland,. She was born at Brodribb in 1895 and died in 1970, Elsie Cooke lived at Bruthen for a short time and, in 1937, moved to live with her aunt, Miss Jean Munro. Miss Cooke was Librarian at the Mechanics Institute for many years. Kindness and consideration for other were Miss Cooke’s attributes and she endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a loyal member of the Presbyterian Church and a stalwart of the Ladies’ Guild, an energetic worker for the Municipal Auxiliary and a member of the Red Cross. (ref Mary Gilbert) Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows (MUIOOF) had its origins in Manchester, England. It was established in Melbourne on 7 December 1840 when Augustus Greeves, a member of the MUIOOF in England, migrated to Australia and formed the first friendly society. In 1840 Manchester Unity IOOF was founded in Victoria.

Significance

Friendly Societies were founded in the Australian Colonies in the mid-19th Century by immigrants from England who had been members in Societies which dated back to the 18th Century. Like all working people these immigrants experienced sickness, accidents, unemployment, death and burial. They needed help of like fellows to tide their families over these times. So they formed a branch of one of the Friendly Societies back in the mother country. The idea was to make fixed contributions to a fund and when they were off work they would receive a payment. When they died funeral benefits would be paid and the widow and children would be cared for. It was a form of local insurance for hard times. This was a time of 'look after yourself' as the Colonial Governments did not provide pensions or benefits. This item reflects those times.

Inscriptions & Markings

front - "Dancing to Commence at 8pm."

petticoat

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A full-length fine cotton petticoat with lace around the neck and bodice and about 50cm of lace at the bottom of the garment. A pale blue ribbon is threaded through the lace. This garment appears to be be hand-made rather than mass-produced.

Historical information

This appears to be a "special" petticoat, one that could have been made as part of of a trousseau in preparation for marriage.

Significance

This item is an example of the skills shown by the women of Orbost in the late 19th to early 20th centuries.

black and white photograph

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small black / white photograph of man with three children sitting in a hollowed out pumpkin in water. An Australian flag is on the left side of the pumpkin.

Historical information

The pumpkin in this photograph was an award winner and was grown by Fred Mundy Snr. It weighed 194 lbs (approx. 88 kgs). Pumpkins were grown widely on Orbost farms and used to feed pigs. There was usually a competition for the heaviest or biggest pumpkin at the annual Orbost agricultural Show.

Significance

This photograph is associated with the history of pumpkin growing in the Orbost district.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back - "Alec Cameron, Mr Fred Mundy" ; "Record pumpkin - Mr Fred Mundy 194lbs"

accounts

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two white paper accounts - black print and hand-written details. Both are from George Grose, saddle and harness maker to R. Cameron

Historical information

Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.

Significance

This item is an example of book-keeping in the early 20th century an is a useful research tool.

Inscriptions & Markings

on front - "Paid 10/8/10 Geo. Grose" "Paid 11/10/11 Geo. Grose"