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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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1398 items

1398 items

Trophy

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Large EPNS cup with lid and 2 handles on wooden base, Base has 4 small shields with winners 1930 - 1933.

Inscriptions & Markings

"3UZ Cup Choral Competitions Methodist Church Carnegie"

Photographic print block

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Head and shoulders of unknown woman.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: "23"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia toned head and shoulders cabinet card portrait of Mr Peter McKenzie

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W head and shoulders photograph of Mr Jim Allison.

Historical information

Jim Allison was the manager of the Uniting Church Development Fund in 1979.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Waist length colour portrait of the Rev Bryan Nicholls, dressed in ecumenical alb and blue stole. The photograph is mounted on brown card.

Historical information

Bryan Nicholls was ordained on 1 January 1994 and entered permanent retirement on 1st January 2006. His ministry was at the Mount Pleasant Uniting Church.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Mount Pleasant Ministry: Rev. Bryan Nicholls B. Theol. 1995 - 2005"

Photograph - Paul C. Blacker

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W waist length photograph of Paul Blacker.

Historical information

Paul C. Blacker left school at 15 to undertake a printing apprenticeship. He then entered Otira to obtain the Higher School Certificate and his Local Preachers Certificate. In 1977, he and his wife Anne started a printing business, while Paul worked as a lay pastor at Moonee Ponds. He was ordained in 1987 and served at Daylesford, Eaglehawk, and was Presbytery Minister for Loddon Campapse Presbytery.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W photograph showing Thomas Kellett student and Anne Hedt Director of Music at St Leonard's Patterson River campus.

Historical information

Anne Hedt was Director of Music at St Leonard's Patterson River campus.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Thomas Kellett and Anne Hedt C&N 8/7/1987 page 16"

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B065.1 Gold metal oval badge on oblong bar pin. B065.2 Gold metal oval badge

Inscriptions & Markings

"World Centenary CE 1881-1981" On back: "To commemorate The Australian Celebration of World Centenary of Christian Endeavour Brisbane 7 - 14th Jan. 1982" "Celebrate for Christ and the church"

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length studio portrait of Rev. James Henry Cain O.B.E., mounted on grey card.

Historical information

Rev. James Henry Cain (1866 - 1940). Born Douglas, Isle of Man. Ordained 1885. Appointed to the Central Methodist Mission 1908. Superintendent of the Central Methodist Mission 1928 - 1933. President of Conference 1928 - 29. Directed the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon services for 25 years. Became supernumerary in 1933. Died 30 March 1940.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev J.H. Cain President of Conference 1928 - 29"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of Rev. Bill Trewin and Rev. Fred Strickland standing in front of the former High St. Road Methodist Church.

Historical information

On 3 February 1974 the Revs. W.M. Trewin and Fred Strickland became ministers of the new Mt. Waverley joint Methodist/Presbyterian parish. Rev Bill Trewin born 1926 Moonee Ponds. Worked in two home missions: Western District and Gippsland. Whilst studying at Queen's College did a vacation appointment in Nhill, where he met Jean Bound. Bill and Jean married 1953. Bill was ordained in 1956. His appointments included Dunolly, Mornington, West & East Bentleigh, Moonee Ponds, Mt Waverley and Noble Park. In between his appointments at Bentleigh and Moonee Ponds Bill lived in Milan, where he ministered to both Italian and English speaking Congregations. Served as Chairman of the Presbytery of Westernport 1985-1986. Frederick Phillips Strickland b. 1910. Ormond College. Ordained into the Presbyterian Church 1941 Rainbow-Jeparit. Chaplain A.I.F. 1944, Blackburn 1946, Syndal 1964. Retired 1977.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of Mrs Martha Holden.

Historical information

Martha Holden (1866 - 1935) was the wife of the Rev Albert Thomas Holden CBE V.D., B.A., D.D. Director of the Methodist Inland Missions, Chaplain-General of the A.I.F. and President-General of the Methodist Conference of Australasia.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia toned head and shoulders carte de visite of the Rev. John Harcourt.

Historical information

John Harcourt - b. 1817 England, d. 1893 Kew Vic. Vic & Tas Conference President 1875.

Medallion

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Australian shaped necklace with a loop at the top. The is text on the front and on the back.

Inscriptions & Markings

"CE" "REV. G.F.DYSON A LOVE GIFT 1927 FROM G.I.NELSON"

Plaque

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Brass plaque on varnished wood mount.

Inscriptions & Markings

"This room was furnished by The Young Men Prince Of Wales Park"

Banner

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Blue felt banner with gold and blue screen printing. The banner is on a rod and has gold fringing at its base.

Inscriptions & Markings

"METHODIST ORDER OF KNIGHTS HIGH COURT VICTORIA AND TASMANIA

Hymn book

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Regalia - Methodist Order of Knights Shield and Collar

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Purple velvet with blue cross, gold braid edgeing and gold metal fringe. Gold coloured collar. Gold General Court symbol, Gold Star of Youth, and gold Maltese Cross. Gold Past Dean emblem [crown and bible] in upper left quadrant.

Communion token

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B082.1, B082.2, B082.3, - round communion token with text on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

"FLEMINGTON AND KENSINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH" "LUKE 22.19 THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME."

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, black and white image of James and Ruth Pick.

Print

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Black and white print of an etching of a portrait of Rev James Bickford.

Historical information

Rev James Bickford (1816-1895) was President of the Australian Conference in 1868. He wrote a book entitled James Bickford: An Autobiography.

Poor fund box

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Print

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Matte, black and white, ¾ engraving of studio portrait of W. Griffith.

Historical information

W. Griffith.

Photograph - Rev. Dr Francis Macnab

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

The three head & shoulders photos show Macnab at three different periods in his life.

Historical information

Macnab was the minister of St Michael's Uniting Church (formerly Collins Street Independent Church) from 1971 to 2016. Macnab was born to J. D. Macnab and Mary Anne Louisa Hughes on 21 June 1931. Macnab married his wife, Sheila, in 1958. They have three children, two daughters and a son. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to psychotherapy and religion. Training and psychological work - Macnab holds a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Melbourne and RMIT in psychology and applied science. In 1961, Macnab opened the Cairnmillar Institute, a clinical psychological centre, the largest in Australia, which was for some time the largest training body for psychologists and counsellors in the country. He was its Executive Director. Macnab founded and is director of the Australian Foundation for Aftermath Reactions which provides trauma treatment and training. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Following a ministry at Prahran Presbyterian Church from 1961 to 1970, Macnab became minister of the then Collins Street Congregational Church, now known as "St Michael's on Collins", in 1971. The church became a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia at its inception in 1977.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. Dr Francis Macnab"

Communion set

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

4 piece decorated silver communion set: S11.1 Communion flagon; S11.2 Chalice; S11.3 Chalice; S11.4 Octagonal paten. The set has been identified as coming from The Wesleyan Jubilee Church Toorak by a photograph of its alter.

Historical information

Communion set used in The Wesleyan Jubilee Church Toorak Church which was built in 1877. The church was illegally demolish by developers in 1986.

Engraving from photograph - Revd Thomas Williams

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders image of the Rev. Thomas Williams.

Historical information

Rev Thomas Williams (1815 - 1891) went to Lakeba, Fiji as a missionary in 1839. In 1843 he went to Somosomo, and in 1848 to Bua. When his health failed, he was sent back to the colonies, and did circuit work in Adelaide 1854 - 1856. In 1857 he was transferred to Victoria, where he was stationed in Melbourne, Brighton, Creswick, Colac, Ballarat East, Castlemaine and Melbourne South. He became a Supernumerary in 1878. He was elected president of the 18th and last Australasian Conference held in Sydney in 1873.

Inscriptions & Markings

Revd Thomas Williams President of the Australasian Conference 1873.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Line drawing by E. Powell of Mr. Frederick John Cato from the shoulders up (reproudced in Church + Nation in 22/06/1988, page 20).

Historical information

Born in goldfields (Stawell) in 1858. Began work as teacher in Victoria and then New Zealand. In July 1881, joined cousin Thomas Moran and established their chain of grocery stores. By 1935, they operated some 120 stores in Victoria and Tasmania, plus 40 in New South Wales. Died 1935. Ardent Methodist, philanthropist - gave properties to MLC Hawthorn and Elsternwick, Wesley College and other institutions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification on rear.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of Mr C. Mc A. Fraser, General Chairman of St. John's Presbyterian Church Essendon.

Membership card

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of the Rev. John Grant, Mrs Rosemary Grant, and adopted Korean girl being served a Korean meal.

Historical information

John Grant was ordained in 1974 and served at Devonport-La Trobe in Tasmania, St Kilda, the Presbytery of Maribyrnong Valley as Presbytery Minister. He resigned from the ministry following his service as Presbytery Minister.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Church and Nation" for 17 October 1984

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, black and white image of Rev. Henry Griffith and Dorothy Griffith with an Inland Mission car.

Historical information

Rev. Henry(Harry) Griffith was Director of Federal Inland Mission from 1953-59.