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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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1367 items

1367 items

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oval dark blue enamel badge depicting a gloved hand gripping a sword.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Matte, black and white photograph on board of Rev. William Webster, with inscription.

Historical information

Rev. William Webster (1849 to 1919) was ordained in Melbourne in 1880. A copy of the photograph enlarged with flaws includes "Rev. Wm. Webster, Minister of St. Andrews 19000 - 1912 (no. F37).

Inscriptions & Markings

Talma & Co. 119 Swanston St. Melbourne.

Plaque

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Brass wall plaque mounted on varnished wood.

Inscriptions & Markings

"This Building Was Opened By Mrs G.S.Gay 7th December 1929"

Plate

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

White china plate with pink/gold rim and blue transfer print of church in centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

Primitive Methodist Church Brunswick

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.

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 silver colour Maltese Cross, Page Commander Symbol [crown and crossed gavels]

Photograph - Rev. James Galloway and Rev. John Meiklejohn

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Galloway and Meiklejohn are seated adjacent to each other, facing the camera, dressed in clerical clothing. Meiklejohn is holding a sheaf of papers, and there is a small table at the rear between them.

Historical information

James Bulloch Galloway - b. 1872 Govan, Scotland; 1889 ordained Townsville Qld; 1900 Charters Towers Qld; 1907 South Melbourne Dorcas Street (colleague with John Meiklejohn); 1913 Brisbane South (Park Church). John Meiklejohn MA BD b. 1841 Glasgow; University of Glasgow; Theological Hall of U.P. Church; 1872 ordained Glasgow City Mission; 1874 Kirkmairhill, UP. Lanarkshire; 1868 South Melbourne Dorcas Street Vic; 1901 First Moderator General Assembly of Australia; First Principal Emmanuel College, Brisbane; 1915 died 28 September.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. James Galloway and Rev. John Meiklejohn"

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 - Opening of Kilmany Orbost new units by politicians

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Caroline Hogg, Community Affairs Minister & Barry Murphy MLC snipping ribbon at opening of new units.

Historical information

Kilmany Family Care Community Residential Units - ordinary community houses that are adapted for accommodation for up to six people with intellectual disabilities - opened at Orbost. See article on p. 25 of C&N for May 14, 1986.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of persons & place.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Colour photograph of the Rev. David Mills, his wife Wendy and their two children Lindy and Joe, taken outdoors.

Historical information

Rev David Mills was ordained in 1982, minister at Beeac-Cressey-Rokewood 1983 - 1984, Principal of Tupou College Tonga 1985 - 1990, Bendigo East 1990 - 1997, Brunswick from 1998.

photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of a group of 27 boys and young men dressed in white athletics clothing, with black stockings and white shoes. Photo is mounted on grey card.

Historical information

Brighton Congregational Church sports group

Photograph - Parkville Presbyterian Church

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

G. H. Scott - Treasurer.

Historical information

The College Church congregation initially worshipped in Ormond College in 1891. In 1895 they purchased the site of the present building. A committee set out certain specifications (including the crown tower), and a competition for the best design was won by architect RA Lawson. The building, constructed by Lang Brothers of Parkville at a cost of 2,170 pounds, was opened in 1898. College Church remained the only parish church in Parkville until 1934. The outstanding element is the crown tower, a choice of the first minister, the Reverend Alexander Yule. It is a copy, albeit on a reduced scale, of King's College Chapel, Aberdeen University, of which Reverend Yule was a former student. This crown tower is the only example in Victoria and is possibly unique in Australia. The church is constructed of red brick and Oamaru sandstone with a steeply pitched slate roof and parapeted gables. Windows are in the Gothic pointed arch style. The interior of the Church has a fine timber ceiling with arch braces. There are a number of quality stained glass windows, the two largest being dedicated to Mungo Scott and his wife, Scott having been a benefactor of the Church. The late nineteenth century pipe organ was built by George Fincham and Son (Richmond), with Professor Franklin Peterson as consultant, and was completed in November 1903. In the 1940s College Church was internally re-ordered and this work was designed by prominent church architect, Louis Williams. The church became part of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, and ownership subsequently passed to Mar Thoma Syrian Church in 2008. From The Argus, Friday 19 April 1907: Rev. Alexander Yule washeld in highest esteem in his ministerialbrethren and a large circle of friends was abundanrly evident by the expressions ofsorrowful regret at his death and of sympathy with his widow and her three sonsby those who attended the funeral servicesyesterday morning. To most of those present the announcement of Mr. Yule's death, made in "The Argus" on Wednesday, came as a painful surprise. It was known that at the time of his ministerial jubilee last January he shown symptoms of failing health, and that his illness had gradually become more serious, but few among the intimate friends of the family thought the end was so near. Although Mr. Yule suffered much physical weakness, his mental faculties were unimpaired, and he was able to carry on his ministerial work almost to the last. He even conducted the services at the College Church, Parkville, on Sunday, March 31. Testimony is borne that his ministry was appreciated most highly by the important congregations, both in Scotland and Victoria, under his charge; that in the church courts he was a safe and wise counsellor; and that he did excellent service on various committees, and as the convenor of the Theological-hall committee, on which he was appointed by the General Assembly. The esteem in which he was regarded by the Presbyterian Church as a whole was expressed in his election in 1891 to the Moderator's chair of the Victorian Church, and to that of the Federal Assembly in 1901. The funeral service was held at College Church, the scene of Mr. Yule's ministry since 1891. The building was filled to overflowing by a congregation that included most of the members of the metropolitan presbyteries, representatives from several of the provincial presbyterues, the students of the Theological-hall, members of the Parkville congregation, and the children of Miss Sutherland's Home. The pulpit and furniture were draped in black, and the plain oak coffin rested on the communion-table. The simple yet impressive service usual with the Presbyterian Church was conducted by Professor Rentoul, president of the Theological-hall Senatus, who was assisted by Professor Skene, Rev. W. Fraser (moderator of the Melbourne North Presbytery), Rev. D. S. McEacharn, and the Rev. John Thomson, a life-long friend of the departed minister. The Dead March in "Saul" was played on the organ as the coffin was borne to the hearse. The procession along Parkville-crescent to the cemetery gates was a notable one, and in the following order:—Theological-hall students; the hearse; the chief mourners—Dr. Yule, Rev. A. Yule, Mr. James Yule, and Mr. Groom, M.H.R., a relative of the family; the Theological-hall professors and committee; members of the presbyteries; and other friends, making a large and repre-sentative gathering. At the grave Professor Rentoul, Rev. Dr. Meiklejohn, Rev. D. Ross, and the Rev. Dr. Marshall officiated. The pall-bearers were Revs. D. S. McEachran, J. Thomson, A. McDonald, R. J. Smith,Mr. P. McLennan and Mr. L. E. Groom, M.H.R. The funeral arrangement were in the hands of Mr. Josiah Holdsworth.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length seated studio portrait of the Rev. John Gray Sterling. Cabinet card format

Historical information

Reverend John Gray Sterling was a Presbyterian minister who was born in Belfast Northern Ireland in 1858 and was ordained in Rockhampton in 1881. He served at Bundaberg, Maryborough Victoria and Flemington. He died in 1924.

Membership card

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia, seated, studio portait of Rev. William Reuben Lewis on card.

Historical information

Rev. William Reuben Lewis (1818-1871) was Chairman of Congregational Church of Victoria, 1865-1866.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, three-quarter image of Rev. Gillam Albert McConnell Wood (Pat) in situ.

Historical information

Rev. Gillam Albert McConnell Wood (Pat) (1910-1993) OBE OAM was a RAFF Chaplain 1942-49 and Moderator General Australian in 1975.

Commemorative Plaque

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Octagonal cream china commemorative plaque with 6 labelled transfer print images and text on border and a central image of John Wesley. Border images: Wesley's teapot; He, being dead, yet speaketh; Wesley's chair; First head-quarters of Methodist; A brand from the burning; John Wesley. Born 17 June, 1703 Died, March 2, 1994.; "The world is my parish".

Shoulder flash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Blue nylon with gold stitching shoulder flashes x 20.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ct. St George - Snow Trip '80"

Newspaper cutting - Sister Enid (Alice Blenkinsop)

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

The clipping from Truth in 1962 is headed "Bouquet for Sister Enid".

Historical information

The newspaper clipping reads: "Sister Enid of the Methodist Mission in Prahran has won this week's Bouquet for a Lady. And as the bouquet was given to her by the mission's superintendenet, Rev. Frank Hartley, she said, 'This is the biggest surprise I've ever had.' Sister Enid has been a mission sister for 23 years. As Miss Alice Blenkinsop she trained at Melbourne Central Mission, and later worked in the slums of Collingwood and at the Wesley Mission in Hobart. She has also been a court probation officer. On Thursdays Sister Enid runs the Friendship Club for elderly women and pensioners at Prahran. Children have a special place in her heart. 'We used to mother the poor little dears during the depression, take them on holidays and form clubs where they could be together,' she said. She is training a children's choir for the Christmas carol service at the mission."

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Three Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union oval blue and white enameled badges. The badge has a white St Andrew's cross on a blue background.

Historical information

The PMWU began in Victoria in 1890. It had 2 badges up until 1980.

Inscriptions & Markings

"P.M.W.U."

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev Francis Robert M. Wilson, printed on buff card.

Historical information

Rev. Francis Robert Muter Wilson was born in 1832 near Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He entered Edinburgh University in 1848 and started theological studies in 1852 at New College Edinburgh. He completed theological studies in 1856 and arrived in Melbourne in September 1857. He briefly preached to a small congregation at Brighton, and then early in 1858 he supplied the pulpit of Dr. McKay in Sydney. Later in 1858 he received a call to Camperdown and was ordained there in December 1858. Married Lillie Tait in Geelong in April 1861. Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in 1875. Called to Kew in 1877 and served there until he was demitted in 1898. Convenor of the Business Committee of Assembly. Died June 9 1903.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rev. F.R.M. Wilson 1876 - 1897

Photograph - Ray Comfort, Evangelist

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of evangelist Ray Comfort.

Historical information

Ray Comfort was part of a crusade run by the Melton Uniting Church

Inscriptions & Markings

Name and C&N details.

Printed etching - Rev. Charles T. Newman

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders etching of the Rev. Charles T. Newman.

Historical information

Ordained 1865. B: 1841 South Australia; D: 1911 Rookwood NSW. President S.A. Conference 1885 (but spelled as Newnham in the Ministerial Index).

Inscriptions & Markings

Rev. C.T. Newman, Adelaide. Published by request of the South Australian Book Company. Engraved by R. Rapkin from a photograph by Hammer & Co.

Bowl

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Stainless steel bowl

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph mounted on buff card of a large group of men and boys gathered on sand dunes at Ocean Grove.

Historical information

A report in "The Spectator" May 4 1927 noted that 300 - 400 men and boys attended the Easter camp.

Inscriptions & Markings

Young Men's Methodist Camp 1927 Ocean Grove

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"

Badge

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Shield shaped red, white and blue enamelled badge with Tasmania at its centre and text.

Inscriptions & Markings

"JUNIOR PARTNER" "TASMANIA METHODIST" "HOME MISSIONS"

Blazer pocket

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Navy blue felt blazer pocket with cream/beige piping at the top edge. Embroidered with St Andrew's Cross and text.

Inscriptions & Markings

"ST ANDREW'S TENNIS CLUB"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Semi-gloss, sepia, head and shoulders studio portrait image of Rev. Edmund Sorrell Bickford

Historical information

Rev. Edmund Sorrell Bickford (1816-1895) was President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference in 1896 and in 1903 was elected the Second President after union.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W head and shoulders photograph of Joy Bangsund

Inscriptions & Markings

"Joy Bangsund New Horizons 26 Stanley Grove Blackburn 3130 877 619"