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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)
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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1431 items

1431 items

Medal

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B076.1, B076.2, B076.3 - round medal with hole at top of rim. The obverse has text and the reverse the Burning Bush".

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse: 'PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF VICTORIA" "SABBATH SCHOOL CELEBRATION 1889" "LEV. XXV. 10" Reverse: "NEC TAMEN CONSUMERATER" "EX. III.

Bible - Holy Bible

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Badly worn brown leather covered bible. Coloured maps and plates, monochrome illustrations. Thirty large cartoons. The illustrated household commentary The Holy Bible. According to the Authorized version with the marginal readings and parallel references printed at length and the commentaries of Henry and Scott condensed by Rev. John McFarlane. Biblical dictionary by Rev John Eadie.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Holy Scriptures" in gilt on front cover.

Communion set

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Debt Extinction Fund Box

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Varnished wood box with slotted, hinged lid and key hole [no key]. Gilt lettering on the front.

Inscriptions & Markings

"DEBT EXTINCTION FUND"

Bible

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Hymn book

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

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 - Rev. John Billington in his study

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Billington is pictured sitting in his study with a large bookcase behind him.

Historical information

W. John Billington 17/4/1928–25/11/2006 — grew up near Warrnambool, married Joan in January 1956. Ordained 12/2/1956 Presbyterian minister in Yarram. Placements: Yarram, Warwick (Qld), Box Hill, Presbytery Minister Goulburn-Murray Presbytery, then Westernport Presbytery, Mia Mia-Kyneton. 1991-1993 Moderator of the Synod of Victoria. Retired in 1993.

Inscriptions & Markings

"John Billington C&N p. 13, 13/6/1984"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Torn partial page from publication? 5 rows of seated and standing men of varying ages from approx late 30s to 80s. Possible identification of Albert Holden standing at the back.

Historical information

See other entries for F46, if, indeed, this is a correct identification of Holden.

Inscriptions & Markings

"...onaries, Victoria, 1905"

Photograph - Bishop Robert Dann

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W waist-length seated photograph of Bishop Robert Dann

Historical information

Bishop Dann is sending greetings to the new Uniting Church. Robert William "Bob" Dann (28 September 1914 – 10 April 2008)[1] was the 9th Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne. Dann studied for ordination at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and was ordained in 1946. His first post was as Director of Youth and Religious Education in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. After successive incumbencies he was appointed the Archdeacon of Essendon and, in 1969, he became a bishop coadjutor of the diocese before becoming the archbishop eight years later. He retired in 1983. He came out of retirement for some months in 1987 to take charge of the parish of St John's, Camberwell, after the sudden death on the vicar, until a new appointment could be made. He died on 10 April 2008, aged 93.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Bishop Robert Dann"

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"

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.

Lapel Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

2 Round lapel badges. White with sepia text and image. 2 badges.

Inscriptions & Markings

"John G Paton Centenary 1824 - 1924"

Printed image - Rev. A.R. Edgar

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W profile portrait of the Rev. Alexander Robert Edgar, printed for publication. On the reverse is a photo of the Rev. A.R. Edgar memorial tablet in Wesley Church.

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

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Young Women's Missionary Movement dark and light blue enamel badge in the shape of a shield with a ribbon shape at its base. There is vertical pin on the back.

Historical information

The Australian Young Women's Missionary Movement was formed in 1923.

Inscriptions & Markings

"YWMM" "METHODIST CHURCH"

Token

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Brass token, or jeton, with an image of George III on the obverse and a crown and shield on the reverse. Both sides have text around the edge. There is a hole in the top edge.

Historical information

These tokens, or jetons, were used in card and board games.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse: "GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA" Reverse: "C.W.B.E.T. CO. DG.I.REX F.D. R 1790 B.I.R.M"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W photo of Rev. J F Canaris and his wife and three children.

Historical information

Ordained 1987, Minister at Whittlesea. No longer a Uniting Church minister in Victoria or Tasmania.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Hand-tinted, studio portrait, sepia, oval inset on board of Rev. John Legge.

Historical information

Rev. John Legge (1837-1878), born in Scotland ordained in Brighton in 1867.

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"

Photographic print block

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Interior of church hall with women and children sitting on wooden benches.

Historical information

Glen Iris Presbyterian Church on the corner of High Street and Allison Avenue.

Inscriptions & Markings

"7"

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.

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Round copper and blue and white enamel campaign badge of the Women's Temperance Union. The badge is attached to a long pin by a loop.

Inscriptions & Markings

"1930 NO LICENCE"

Communion glasses tray

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Handmade portable wood communion glasses tray with a turned wood handle. The tray has a small commemorative plaque and holds 40 glasses.

Inscriptions & Markings

"In loving memory of MARION PATTERSON 8.6.1941" "SILVER"

Ford A car transmission joint collar ring

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Collar ring for Ford A transmission joint.

Historical information

Displayed July 1930 at the Methodist Conference.

Inscriptions & Markings

A010.2 - framed explanation of piece: "Bush repair job - was accomplished over 200 miles from a garage with no tools other than those on the track. It took an old prospector 8 days of constant work before the Patrol Padre, accompanied by the Rev. Col. A.T. Holden, Director of the Methodist Inland Mission, was able to drive his vehicle safely back to base.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of Cliff Barclay sitting outside a church

Inscriptions & Markings

"Cliff Barclay youth worker St-PT-Pks".

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

White, green, gold and red enamel Christian Endeavour Intermediate round badge.

Inscriptions & Markings

"C.E. Intermediate"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W gloss head and shoulders photograph of Mr Angus McDonald in profile.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mr Angus McDonald North Melbourne

Membership card

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, black and white image of Rev. Walter Albiston.

Historical information

Rev. Walter Albiston (1889–1965) was Secretary of the Congregational Union of Victoria for 30 years and was secretary of the Victorian Protestant Federation for forty-six years.

Photograph - Reverend Professor Davis McCaughey

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W profile 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

D McCaughey 12/2/1986 page 17