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Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria Malvern East, Victoria

The Archives has extensive material (Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational and Uniting Church) stored off site and a Reference Library which is on site. The Archives are financed by the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and staffed by an Archivist and volunteers. The Archives are part of the Uniting Church's national network of archives and linked with UCA Historical Society (VIC) in Lectures and displays. Research is undertaken for a fee.

Contact Information

location
54 Serrell Street Malvern East VIC 3145 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9571 5476

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Opening Hours

Thursdays 9.00am - 4.00pm. Fridays by appointment.

Location

54 Serrell Street Malvern East Victoria

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We have a fairly complete Methodist collection with significant holdings of Congregational and Presbyterian material. We also have a collection of Uniting Church Archives at State and local level.

Jean woods 17 September 2018 5:45 PM

Is it possible to see all things and photos of the Rev PUl Mallalieu? I have a large amount of things and photo of his.

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1387 items

1387 items

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W matte photograph of the Rev. J.E. Smith and an unidentified woman sitting together at a church function..

Historical information

Rev John Edward Smith: b.1900; 1932 ordained Kergunyah; 1935 Port Campbell; 1937 Wycheproof; 1940 Werribee; 1947 Bendigo, St. John's; 1952 Albury; 1955 Essendon; 1967 Apollo Bay united; 1969 retired; 1971 emeritus, Presbytery of Melbourne West; 1986 died.

Photograph - Lorraine Wall and Frank Wyley

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Colour photograph of Lorraine Wall and Frank Wyley.

Historical information

Lorraine Wall presents a cheque for $12,474 to Frank Wyley as representative of the Cockatoo Uniting Church for rebuilding of the church after the Ash Wednesday bushfires. Mrs. Wall, her parents Olga and John Rowe and Russell were organisers of poster sales.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Lorraine Wall Frank Wyley C&N 25/9/85 p 14"

Photograph - Reverend Professor Davis McCaughey

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of Rev Davis McCaughey seated in an office.

Historical information

Professor McCaughey was born on 12 July 1914 and died on 25 March 2005. He came to Melbourne in 1953 as Professor of New Testament Studies in the Theological Hall at Ormond College. He became Master of Ormond College in 1959 a post he held for 21 years. He was Governor of Victoria for six years from 1986.

Inscriptions & Markings

"C&N 12/2/1986 p.19"

Pennant - British and Foreign Bible Society

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Triangular blue felt pennant with deep yellow screen printing. Three sitting children reading bibles are depicted on the front. There are seven metal badges attached to the top of the pennant with the dates ranging from 1968-1975.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The British & Foreign Bible Society. Good News. Fleet."

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length studio portrait of Sister Annie. Postcard format.

Historical information

Sister Annie was Elizabeth Ann Rickard, b. 1888 in Timor Victoria; died Fitzroy 1967. She was a mission sister at the Carlton Methodist Mission.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Eva & Doris with love from Sister Annie "God Luck" 28.2.35

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W seated studio portrait of the Very Rev. Dr Alan C. Watson dressed in the regalia of the Presbyterian Moderator.

Historical information

B 1900 Fielding NZ, Educated Otago University, Dunedin NZ. Ordained assist 1925. 1st Church Dunedin, 1927 East Taieri NZ, 1932 Christchurch St Pauls NZ; 1942-1967 Toorak; 1953 Moderator Victoria; 1959-1962 Moderator General Australia; 1967 emeritus, Presbytery of Flinders. Died 15 January 1976.

Emblem - Bishop's Emblem

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Four Bishop's emblem symbol of office. Open bible within an equilateral triangle. The triangle is symbolic of the triune God.

Cup and saucer

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

3 saucers, registration numbers 4.2; 4.3; 4.4 and one cup, registration number 4.1. White china with burgundy rim and sepia transfer print of building and sepia text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hobart Town Sabbath School

Photographic Slides and Old Computer Mini-Disk - Rolland House Photo Slides Collection

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Computer disk labelled as "Auntie Cath McKenzie"; 4 unlabelled plastic slides of people in a chapel service; cardboard labelled KeKwick Wing, South Wing bedroom, Dining Room, Badge worn by Deaconesses, Chapel, Chapel at RH, Library, Dining Room, Lecture Room, Presbyterian cross, Badge worn by students, Memorial Windows at RH.

Historical information

See above.

Inscriptions & Markings

As above.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W gloss waist length photograph of Miss Elisabeth Adler, wearing a white shirt.

Historical information

From the German DDR Director of the Evangelical Academy of Berlin Brandenburg and a member of the WCC program to Combat Racism. A member of the WCC team visiting Australian Aborigines.

Bookmark

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Taupe coloured leather book mark with gold lettering, fringed ends and a hole punched pattern running down its length.

Historical information

Belonging to Rev George L Dyson of Carlton Methodist Mission.

Inscriptions & Markings

"THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR CONVENTION BRISBANE 1935"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oval, sepia toned head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. William Hill, mounted on B & W lithographed in memoriam card.

Historical information

Born Wolverhampton July 24 1826. Converted to Methodism in 1841. Trained at the Theological Institution at Richmond, U.K. Appointed as missionary to Ceylon by the 1850 English Conference. Returned to England due to ill health. Arrived in Victoria in 1854. Appointed Chairman of Castlemaine and Sandhurst District. Murdered by a prisoner at Pentridge Prison on May 13 1869.

Inscriptions & Markings

In Memoriam The Late Revd. William Hill Wesleyan Minister Who met with a Violent Death at the hands of a Prisoner, whilst in the discharge of his Ministerial duties at Pentridge Stockade. VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA. May 13th 1869. AETAT 45 years

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length studio portrait of Rev. Ira Menear dressed in his RAAF Flt. Lt. uniform.

Historical information

Rev Ira Menear (1901 - 1977). Born at Kapunda. Worked at the Kimba and Pt Neill mission stations on the west coast of South Australia before studying at the Brighton Training College and Adelaide University. Graduated B.A. Adelaide University 1928. After completing his theological training he was appointed to the Norwood Circuit before being appointed to take charge of the Methodist Inland Mission at Cloncurry. Minister at Crow's Nest, Gympie & Rockhampton 1936 - 1940. In 1940 he was accepted as a pilot officer in the RAAF, having been given leave of absence by the Methodist Conference. Menear enlisted RAAF air crew but was later transferred to the administrative staff. He rose from A.C.1 to the rank of Acting Wing Commander. He served in many parts of Australia, including the Darwin area. After the war Rev Menear took charge of the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Centre at Mount Osmond and later Mount Breckan, Victoria Harbour Rehabilitation Centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Seasons Greetings I Menear F/LT Control Officer Operations Room Pearce W.A."

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oval inset B & W photograph of the Rev. F. Charles Bremmer, dressed in clerical collar and suit, seated in a cane garden chair.

Historical information

Rev. F. Charles Bremer (1886 - 1974). Born in Ballarat. Member of the Primitive Methodist Church in Eyre St. Ballarat. Entered the Methodist ministry in 1912. Married Margaret Webb (1886 - 1946) in 1916. Appointments included Hawthorn, Stawell, Preston and Devonport. Methodist Chaplain in the A.I.F., Methodist Chaplain at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. Home Missions 1953 - 1964. Retired to live with his daughter in the U.K.

Photograph - Ian Cayzer

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Ian Cayzer.

Historical information

Ian Russell Cayzer was a metallurgist and scientific computer priogrammer.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ian Kayzer Cayzer C&N 30/10/85 p 27"

Hat badge - Canterbury Girls' High School

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Curved, square blue enamel hat badge.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front: "CHS" "FERVET OPUS" Scratched on back: "C. BARCLAY"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders photograph of Rev Dr Geoffrey Wainwright.

Historical information

Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright Professor of Systematic Theology at Duke University spoke at Independent Church on "What faces the church".

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. Geoffrey Wainwright World Wide Photos Ltd 2nd floor 7 WSilmot Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel 264-7220 E2988-145"

Bible marker

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Cream coloured grosgrain ribbon bible marker with gold fringing at each end. The bible marker has an embroidered Latin cross at one end and "ihs" at the other.

Inscriptions & Markings

"ihs"

Regalia - Chief Ray sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gold sash with gold fringed ends and "C.R" in a blue stitched circle with gold crown above MGC004.1 with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree symbols MGC004.2 with blue backed "C.R" emblem

Historical information

Methodist Gris' Comradeship Rays' Section, Albert Street, Ballarat.

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of the North Melbourne Methodist Football Team, with Mr Ray Smith.

Bowl

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Spherical silver engraved bowl with 2 handles.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Presented to The Union Memorial Church by Mrs T Ingram Back: Jubliee October 1904

Photograph - Heather Marshall

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Head & shoulders photo of Marshall.

Historical information

Heather Marshall was amongst the recently ordained exit appointments for 1985. Her details at that stage are on p.14 of C&N for 30/1/1985. She is currently (2017) not available for placement.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of Marshall.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, black and white image of Dr. George Simpson and Rev. Alexander Somerville Houston

Historical information

Rev. Alexander Somerville Houston (Jnr.) (1861-1971) was born in Glasgow. Later he was Senior Chaplain in the Victorian Army Light Horse and was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church 1949 to 1950. Dr. George Simpson was medical adviser to AIM.

Printed image - Rev. David Lewis, President of Conference 1941

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W printed image of Rev. David Lewis

Historical information

Alexandra 1908; Hawthorn 1909; Wodonga 1911; Wynyard 1912; Scottsdale 1915; Launceston 1919; Young People's Mission 1923; Brunswick 1927; Hobart 1931; Essendon 1935; Malvern South 1939; Managing Secretary 1942; Supernumerary Canterbury 1955.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. David Lewis - President of the Conference 1941"

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Yellow Uniting Church Adult Fellowship badge in the stylised shape of Australia with text and a red and white dove.

Inscriptions & Markings

"UCAF"

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia coloured three quarter seated portrait of the Rev. Alexander Robert Edgar dressed in his Presidential robes. Mounted on buff card.

Historical information

Alexander Robert Edgar 1850 - 1914. Methodist Minister. Served at Wesley Church Lonsdale Street for 21 years. Founded the Central Mission, and was Superintendent of the Mission 1893 - 1910. Edgar was the last President of the Wesleyan Conference of Victoria and Tasmania in 1901 and presided at the opening of the first United Methodist Session until Dr Fitchett was elected President.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rev. A.R. Edgar

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss colour photograph of the Rev Alistair Macrae wearing traditional Scottish Moderator's dress outside St. Michael's Church, Collins Street Melbourne.

Historical information

Rev. Alistair Macrae, born 1950. Macrae was ordained in 1984 and served in rural, regional and inner city congregations in Victoria, at Mt Beauty, Portland and West Brunswick. He served as Moderator of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania (2000–2003) and as Executive Director of the Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry (2004–2009) in that synod. He was a member of the board of Wesley Mission Melbourne and chaired its social policy committee. Macrae was an inaugural member of the Victorian State Government's Community Support Fund and served on the advisory committee of the Community Alcohol Action network of the Australian Drug Foundation. Macrae became President of the UCA in July 2009, at the 12th Assembly. In September 2013 Macrae commenced as Minister of Wesley Uniting Church, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length photograph of Rev. Paul C. Blacker wearing a dark jumper and glasses.

Historical information

Paul Blacker left school at 15 to start a printing apprenticeship, he then entered Otira obtained his HSC & Local Preachers Certificate was a lay preacher at Moonee Ponds in 1977, Ordained 1988, First ministry was Daylesford from 01/88 to 08/91, Eaglehawk 09/91 to 09/97, Presbytery Minister for the Loddon-Campaspe Presbytery, Synod of Victoria & Tasmania placement; Minister of Hoppers Crossing UC; Minister of Melton UC. Chairperson of Port Phillip West Presbytery.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Studio photograph of Mr. Stares, aged between his late 20s and mid 30s, from the shoulders up, with shadows on one half of face.

Historical information

Mr. Stares was the pastor of the Prince of Wales Park Methodist Church, 1914 - 1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

Prince of Wales Park? Mr Stares

Commemorative plate

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Cream china plate with sepia transfer print. Image of Wesley Church Colac.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Wesley Church Colac'