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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.

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

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Thursdays 9.00am - 4.00pm. Fridays by appointment.

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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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Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Printed etching - Rev. James E. Moulton

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders printed etching of the Rev. James E. Moulton.

Historical information

B. 1841 in England, ordained 1863, President NSW conference 1893, d. 1909 Gore Hill NSW.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Revd. J. E. Moulton (Tonga)"

Shield

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Wooden cricket shield with gilt lettering and 9 brass winner small shields for years between 1925 - 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Presbyterian Cricket Association A Grade"

Photograph - Sister Bessie (Emma Elizabeth Dau)

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length studio portrait of Sister Bessie (Emma Elizabeth Coates nee Dau) dressed in her Home Missionary uniform.

Historical information

Possible dates: b. 12/10/1868, d. 14/10/1947. Husband, Alfred Coates was Home Missionary in Diamond Creek from 1910 to 1913 and in Bacchus Marsh on 18/3/191, according to the Argus, p. 19, 18/3/1916.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: "Presented to the Junior Department of the Carlton Methodist Mission by: Ruby Farrell, Marjorie P. Saynor, Ruth I. Lane, Daphne Blanthorne, Thelma Jessop, Margaret McCutcheon, Elva Taylor, Phylis McCrohan, Dulcie Bolton, Eileen Colk, Teacher Junior (Supt.) Eva Reed, Sister Louie, 2 Thessalonians 1. 11,12 1927

Photograph - Rev. George F. Dyson

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Early 20th C. suit with clerical shirt and collar. Dyson aged late 30s-early 40s. White hair.

Historical information

B. 1875 Victoria; D. 1956 Melbourne.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Methodist Home Missions (stamp) and Reverend G. F. Dyson"

Communion jug

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Silver communion jug with hinged lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented by Mrs M A Young to the P M Church Miller Street West Melbourne 1882

Photograph - Rev. Samuel J. Hoban

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Black and white photograph on brown card backing of Rev. Samuel J. Hoban dressed in suit and clerical waistcoat and collar. White hair, parted in the middle.

Historical information

B: 1864 Victoria; D: 1931 Melbourne. Ordained 1891 (see B78). See also L320 p. 60; F665 (3 photos); F768 (portrait from Benalla history).

Inscriptions & Markings

With kindest thoughts, Samuel J. Hoban

Printing block

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Wood and metal printing block.

Inscriptions & Markings

"St George's Presbyterian Church CHAPEL STREET EAST ST. KILDA 80TH ANNIVERSARY APPEAL Name (if desired). SEPTEMBER 1958

Award badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B066 Star shaped with wreath behind award.

Historical information

Awarded to Mrs Eva Snow. Mrs Snow was born Eva Williams, on 5 August 1901, in Octavia Street, St Kilda. As a girl she attended the Windsor Methodist Church in Upton St with her parents, her sisters and brother. She also went to the sunday school there. Her grandfather, Mr Kingham, was the Superintendent. If a student attended Sunday School for a full year without missing once, they were awarded a silver star. For 4 years perfect attendance the gold star with laurel wreath was awarded. Eva was awarded hers when she was about 11 years old. Eva moved to Murrumbeena with her family and joined the Methodist Church, then a small wooden building in Dandenong Road. In 1998 she was a member of St Giles Uniting Church, Murrembeena.

Inscriptions & Markings

"METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL WINDSOR"

Printed etching

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Waist length B & W printed etching of the Rev. John Allen Manton.

Historical information

Rev. John Allen Manton (1807 - 1864) was born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. He was appointed missionary to Australia in 1830. In 1833 he was appointed first chaplain at Port Arthur penal settlement. President of Horton College, first Secretary of the Australasian Wesleyan Conference, President of Conference in 1857. In 1860 took charge of Parramatta Circuit, President of Collegiate Institution Newington. Died 9 September 1864.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Revd. John Allen Manton. President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania. Engraved by J. Cochran."

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia toned head and shoulders oval inset studio portrait of the Rev. William P Wells.

Historical information

Rev. William P. Wells (1826 - 1895) Born Marton, Lincolnshire 1826. Probationer of the English Methodist Conference 1850. Appointed to a mission circuit in Newfoundland. Returned to England in 1852. Sent to Melbourne in 1854. President of the South Australian Conference and later President of the Victorian Conference. President of Prince Alfred College, South Australia. Started the Methodist Building and Loans Fund. Codified Methodist laws and regulations. Served as minister in Castlemaine, Melbourne West, Melbourne East, Geelong, St. Kilda, Sandhurst, Hawthorn. Died 21 December 1895.

Sketch - Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W head and shoulders profile sketch of Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop C&N 24/6/1987 page 33"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W studio portrait of Rev James Rogers and Mrs Agnes Rogers (nee Caldwell)

Historical information

James Rogers was born in Wallaroo, South Australia, but came to Sailor's Gully, Eaglehawk with his family as an infant. He was converted in a Salvation Army meeting at Bendigo. He became a member of the Primitive Methodist Church at Eaglehawk. He was stationed at: 1888 Murtoa; 1889 Hamilton; 1892 Melbourne, Collingwood; 1892 Beaconsfield; 1894 Penguin; 1900 Castlemaine; 1905 Dimboola; 1909 Geelong, Yarra St.; 1913 Kilcunda & Powlett River; 1917 Kyabram; 1920 North Melbourne; 1923 Brighton; 1928 Prahran; 1932 Supernumerary Hawthorn. Gaol Chaplain 1909 - 1912; Hospital Chaplain 1935 - 1936Died 2nd September 1937 Agnes Rogers (nee Caldwell) was born in 1867, married James Rogers in 1892 and died in 1951.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of the Rev Thomas Otto Bryant. Mounted on buff card.

Historical information

Born 22/1/1870; died 23/9/1958. Ordained Maldon 1909. Ministry at Northcote, Maldon, Kyneton, Hampton, Subiaco (WA), Secretary Congregational Union of Western Australia; Armadale Mission (WA) and Claremont (concluded 1948). Son of Rev. Samuel Bryant with whom he shared ministry at Hampton 1917–1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Rev T. O. Bryant, 1918 - 1923". Verso: "Hampton Congregational Church"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders photograph of Mr John Gibbon, taken in profile, standing next to Matron Mitchell.

Historical information

Mr John Gibbon was Treasurer of the Kildonan Homes for Children.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia, 3/4 studio portrait of the Rev. G. P. Rayner, wearing academic garb with clerical collar.

Historical information

Rev. G. P. Rayner (1894 - 1976). Presbyterian minister, Augustine, Hawthorn, 1923-27.

Regalia - Harmony Ray sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

2 Royal blue cotton sash, with white border, and one white bar worn in the centre, and a rosette in royal blue, white and gold. MGC 008.1 MGC 008.2

Historical information

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

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Semi-gloss sepia, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Mr. Robert Harvey on board.

Historical information

Mr Robert Harvey (1855–1933) was a buisness man who established apple-growing in the Huon Valley.

Bible

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photographer

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Studio portrait of Rev. J. Snell, full frontal pose., dressed in clerical garb, badge (military?) on left lapel, pasted onto brown card.

Historical information

Born 1864 England. Died Kew, Vic., 1939.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rev. J. Snell

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of Rev. Muuray standing on the steps of a building.

Historical information

Reverend Murray coordinated a Federal Governemnt funded program to help long term unemployed in the 24-44 age group.

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N 27/8/86 page 5 Rev Jim Murray a Tasmanian first to help the unemployed Copyright photograph Mercury Hobart Tasmania when re-ordering quote no T3752/1

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Matte, sepia, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Rev. John Gordon Mackie on card.

Historical information

Rev. John Gordon Mackie (1848–1898) was a Minister at St. George’s Presbyterian Church, St. Kilda for thirteen years.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Matt, black and white, black and white studio portrait of Rev. George Brown.

Historical information

Rev. George Brown (1835-1917) was a missionary in Fiji and Samoa and a linguist.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Three B&W identical photographs of Lanham standing next to a Methodist Inland Mission bi-plane. Lanham and an unidentified man are holding a stretcher between them with a boy of about 10-11 on it. They seem to be exiting the plane. The original photograph F69-1 is a 110x65 mm Kodak print; the other two are 195x145 mm enlargements. Lanham is wearing a white shirt and grey trousers, the other person is wearing a safari helmet.

Historical information

Extract from The Spectator of June 12, 1946: "From the Queensland 'Methodist Times'. Dreams do come true. At any rate, that is what the Rev. Cliff Lanham believes, who after the lapse of several years finds that his early dream of a Flying Patrol for the Inland is now an actuality. The Methodist Inland Mission Board has purchased from the Disposals Commission of the R.A.A.F. a De Haviland Fox Moth Biplane. Indeed, two machines have been bought, but one will be broken up for spare parts. This 'new angel of the air' is fitted with a 130 h.p. engine and possesses a cruising speed of 100 miles per hour. The petrol consumption is only that of a big six-cylinder car—18 miles per gallon. In addition to the pilot there is room for three passengers, and a stretcher is installed whereby urgent cases of sickness or accident can be flown to the nearest hospital. In this machine, Mr Lanham proposes to cover the whole of S. W. Queensland and a portion of the Northern Territory from his headquarters at Mt Isa. It takes little imagination to realise what a boon the 'flying parson' will be to those of the great outback." …. "Before [Mr Lanham] inaugurated the scheme [the idea of a flying parson] he spent his first furlough from inland mission work (and incidentally £60) learning to fly. 'In a month,' he says whimsically, 'I was a pilot of sorts.' Mr Lanham is a son of the Church. His parents were staunch Methodists, and their home offered generous hospitality to mininsters and preachers. His brother, the Rev. Percy Lanham, M.A., died in Libya when on active service as a chaplain. His widowed mother must be proud of her tall, stalwart son, whom the Church now sends forth on his flying mission for the Lord. May he ever be wafted through inland skies on two wings and a prayer." It is of interest to note that although Cliff Lanham's brother, Percy, is listed in the Methodist Church of Australasia's Ministerial Index (9th Edition, Revised to 1961) Cliff Lanham himself is not listed as either active or deceased.

Inscriptions & Markings

All three photos identify "Rev. Cliff Lanham" on the back. They seem to have been originally used or intended for use by The Spectator.

Photograph - Chaplain H. Doug Palmer

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Palmer is shown dressed in navy whites sitting at his desk.

Historical information

Part of an article entitled 'Raking the coals' about the church's work in Exmouth. Chaplain H. Doug Palmer was chaplain to the joint US/Australian base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of name and source.

Bookmark

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia toned waist length studio portrait of the Rev. Samuel J Hoban. Cabinet card format with deckled edge.

Historical information

Born Ballarat 1864. Appointed to Boort; Superintendent Lydiard St Circuit Ballarat; Minster of Ashby Methodist Church Geelong West 1897-1900; 1915 Superintendent of Sydney Central Mission; 1921 Superintendent of Melbourne Central Mission. Founded Fairfield home for unmarried Mothers

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Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of Deaconess Williamine Agnes Greave.

Historical information

Williamine (Minnie) Agnes Greve (1873 - 1945) taught at the Presbyterian Sunday School at Mt. Gambier for many years before moving to Melbourne in 1912 to train as a Deaconess.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Deaconess W.A. Greve Leader 1914-1921"

Illuminated Testimonial

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Illuminated testimonial with ornate border and symbolic images.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Presented to Mr. A. W. McLean on his removal from St Andrew's Sabbath School, Carlton March 1894 to Ballaarat.

Photograph - Freda Whitlam, Moderator-elect NSW Synod

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Whitlam is shown standing in a garden, facing the camera.

Historical information

"Miss Fred Whitlam is the moderator-elect of the NSW synod, a former principal of Pymble Ladies College, she is a lay preacher, elder and member of the NSW synod board of Social Responsibility. After the ballot she told synod: 'With my name I was sure I would not be elected.' Gough Whitlam is her brother."

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N identification.