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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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1264 items

1264 items

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 - Mr. Harbison, trustee

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia portrait.

Historical information

No further information other than the inscription.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Mr Harbison, A Trustee and loyal supporter of the Lower Hawthorn church"

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.

Regalia - Chief Ray Sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

MGC004.1 Chief Ray gold Sash with gold fringed ends and blue appliqued ivy with gold stitched "C.R." 1st Degree circle, 2nd Degree star, 3rd Degree cross and crown gold metal symbols. This sash does not confirm to the standard outlined in the Methodist Girls' Comradeship Constitution. MGC004.2 Chief Ray gold Sash with gold fringed ends and "C.R." in satin stitch inside royal blue stem-stitched circle.

Historical information

Sash was worn at all meetings except where the program made it in impractical.

Bible

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Curt Bjerking & Easter Eggs

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Young man shown holding a cardboard box of Easter eggs.

Historical information

"A Melbourne artist has launched a one-man campaign in the metropolitan area to fight the overcommercialisation of Easter... Curt Bjerking, 40, a graphic artist for 22 years, is an expert in packages…"

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N identification.

Photograph - (1) Fred Harman (L) Trevor Byard and Malcolm Frazer at a recent Devonport Men's Breakfast showing copies if two books authored by Rev. Byard February 1986; (2) Head and shoulders photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

(1) Colour group photograph; (2) B&W head and shoulder photograph.

Historical information

Reverend Trevor Mansley Byard (14/08/1914 - 27/02/2006) was born in Ulverstone, attended Queen's College, and was ordained in 1944. He wrote many books of an autobiographical nature as well as writing about Methodism.

Inscriptions & Markings

(1) "Fred Harman (L) Trevor Byard and Malcolm Frazer at a recent Devonport Men's Breakfast February 1986"; (2) "C&N 17/10/1984 page 34".

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W photo of Caroline Kitto sitting at a typewriter.

Historical information

Caroline Kitto at the Tasmanian Synod 1985.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Caroline Kitto C&N 30/10/85 p 18"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Colour photograph of Marge Clough standing in front of a table with displays of Church & Nation at the Alma St. U.C.

Historical information

Marge Clough was the C&N 'agent' at Alma St UC.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Marge Clough, C&N identification"

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, black and white, image of Rev. Ian Bowe Tanner.

Historical information

Rev. Ian Tanner (1926-2013) was a past President of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly from 1985 to 1988 and served as the first Moderator of the Synod of South Australia from 1977 to 1979.

Regalia - Harmony Ray Sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

MGC008.1 and MGC008.2 - Harmony Ray royal blue cotton sashes with 1cm white border and one white bar worn in the centre and rosette of royal blue, white and gold. It was worn over the right shoulder and joined at the left side below the waist.

Historical information

Sash was worn at all meetings except where the program made it in impractical.

Photograph - Rev. Brian Howe MP

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Full-face, looking into the camera 1984 - part of an advertisement for Wesley Church's 126th anniversary 9/9/1984.

Historical information

Brian Leslie Howe, AO (born 23 January 1936), is an Australian former politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in the Labor government under prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating from 1991 to 1995. Howe was born in Melbourne. He spent his early childhood in the suburb of Malvern and was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. He later studied theology in Chicago (1967–69) and then returned to Australia. He served as a minister with the Methodist Church and the Uniting Church in various parts of Victoria – Morwell, Eltham and Fitzroy. Howe was elected to the House of Representatives in 1977 representing the northern Melbourne metropolitan electoral Division of Batman. He defeated the incumbent Horrie Garrick for Labor preselection in a hard-fought contest.[1] A member of the Socialist Left faction of the Labor Party, he was Minister for Defence Support in the government of Bob Hawke from 1983. In 1984 he became Minister for Social Security and carried out various radical reforms to Australia's welfare system.[2] Howe appeared to face significant opposition within his electorate in 1988, when up to 60 members of the Greek Westgarth branch of the ALP defected to join the Australian Democrats. One of the defectors, tram-conductor George Gogas, contested Batman as a Democrat candidate in 1990, but polled only 12.9 per cent of the vote.[3] After the 1990 election Howe was appointed to the post of Minister for Community Services and Health. When Paul Keating resigned from Cabinet in 1991, Howe succeeded him as Deputy Prime Minister. He became Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services in the Keating government in December 1991, dropping the health part of the portfolio in 1993. In June 1995 he resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and was succeeded by Kim Beazley. He did not stand for re-election at the 1996 election. Following his parliamentary career, Howe has been appointed as an Associate Professor for Melbourne University and continues to work with social policy and related fields. He is a member of the Church of All Nations in Carlton, and active in the Uniting Church. A full biography in his own words can be found in the Proceedings of the Uniting Church Historical Society, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Vol. 21, No. 1 for June 2014.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of Howe

Regalia - Recording Ray sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Royal blue cotton sash with white three white bars worn in the centre, and a rosette in royal blue, white and gold.

Historical information

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

Shield

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders photograph of the Rev. Joseph Ringland Anderson, M.A. printed on buff card

Historical information

Joseph Ringland Anderson was born in Killylea, Ulster, Ireland in March 1854. At the age of 18 he joined the Presbyterian Church at Killylea by profession of faith. He studied at Queen's College, Galway, and graduated M.A. He then studied Theology at the General Assembly's Theological Hall, Belfast. In 1881 he decided to emigrate to Australia, and completed his theological education at Ormond College, Melbourne. He was ordained in 1882 and inducted into the Presbyterian Church at Penshurst, Victoria. While at Penshurst he married Annie Love Elder. He was called to Lilydale in 1893, to Beechworth in 1902, to North Carlton in 1907 and 1913, was inducted into the Kew Presbyterian Church. Retired and demitted 1926. Died 12 August 1941

Inscriptions & Markings

Rev. J.R. Anderson, M.A. 1913 - 1926

Banner

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Handmade lined cotton banner with appliqued felt heart and text and white appliqued hands.

Inscriptions & Markings

"JESUS & YOU"

Photograph - Risky Rat in musical at Wheelers Hill

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Mann is shown dressed in costume as Risky Rat.

Historical information

"Worshippers at Wheelers Hill church, Mulgrave parish, saw the plot thicken on Sunday October 20 when locals presented the musical "Singsational Servants" from the Kids Praise series."

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of Mann as Risky Rat.

Citation & photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, sepia, head and shoulders, sepia photograph of Mr ER Stafford on board

Historical information

Mr E R Stafford lived in Bendigo and worked in law. He was a clerk of courts in Bright and Myrtleford. He died between 1938 and 1941

Photograph - Rolland house Chapel, 1952

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photo shows the organ, the front three or four pews, communion table, and pulpit.

Historical information

The Presbyterian Deaconess Training Institute was opened in Powlett Street, East Melbourne, 1898, in large measure because of the committed work of The Rev William Rolland. Of the five initial students in residence, three went on to complete the two year course of training. By the end of the first year, the institute moved to a larger house in George Street, Fitzroy to accommodate the growing number of enrolments. Although the location, in the centre of the city mission district and close to the medical mission, was perfect for training purposes, its location here was not permanent. Two more moves to South Melbourne and Albert Park took place before the institute found permanent residence in 101 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, in 1915. In 1936 the institute was officially renamed 'Rolland House, Deaconess and Missionary Training College', in honour of the founder. It formed both a residential college for Deaconess students and missionary workers and also a home for the Deaconess Association of the Presbyterian Church. Following a re-organisation of studies in 1947 the training of Deaconess students became more and more closely integrated with that of other Presbyterian theological students and at the time of Church Union (into the Uniting Church) virtually all such training took place at Ormond College. When the responsibility for training deaconesses was transferred to the Board of Theological Education, the role of Rolland and House needed to be redefined. Its facilities continued to be used as a hostel for women tertiary students. After Church Union, the house remained with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. A few years later it was sold into private hands. (Information from Australian Women's Register.)

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back is the name Margaret Eddy (Allan) in pencil. In ink is "With my love, Christmas 1952, Rita" and "We love the place, O God, wherein thine honour dwells."

Silver Commemorative Trowel

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oval dark red leather oval box with blue satin lining containing an engraved silver trowel with a turned, patterned bone handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Presented to W. R. Little Esq. on the occasion of his laying a memorial stone in the Wesleyan Church, Moonee Ponds 16th September 1890 A.E. Duguid. Architect."

Photograph - Rolland House Lawn Preparation

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Preparing the lawn in Rolland House's courtyard, John Billington, Alan Matthews and John Cooper are shown doing the digging.

Historical information

See L481 for information on Rolland house.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back it lists the names of the three men doing the digging - John Billington, Alan Matthews, John Cooper, plus the date 1953.

Teapot

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Small urn-shaped silver teapot.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to Mrs Harris by her friends in the Mount Jeffcotte Methodist Church 31/10/'17.

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length photograph of the Rev. Peter Mackie M.A. taken outdoors and mounted on cream card.

Historical information

Rev. Peter Mackie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 13 August 1929. He was educated in Scotland. After spending 2 years in compulsory military service he entered Edinburgh University, graduating Master of Arts. His theological education was at New College, Edinburgh. After qualifying, he spent two years in Leith as assistant to the Rev. David Easton. In 1957 he married Elizabeth Dowling, an Australian. In 1961 Peter Mackie with his wife and 2 children came to Australia. In 1962 he was inducted into the Charge of Bamawm-Lockington, near Echuca. In 1965 he was called to Kew. Demitted in 1972 on the grounds of ill-health.

Bible marker

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Black grosgrain ribbon bible marker with gold fringing and an embroidered Latin cross at each end. The crosses are detailed in gold metallic thread.

Plates

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

White china plates with royal blue rim and text. 2 x dinner plates (18.1 & 18.2); 2 x bread and butter plates (18.3 & 18.4)

Inscriptions & Markings

'Ascot Vale Presbyterian Sabbath School'

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Matt, black and white, seated studio portrait of Rev. Thomas C. Rentoul on card.

Historical information

Rev. Thomas C. Rentoul (1882-1945) was a Chaplain General WW1.

Photograph - John Bodycomb

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W head and shoulder photograph of Rev John Bodycomb.

Historical information

Dr. Bodycomb was ordained in 1957 and served in Victoria and South Australia, as well as in Kensington, New Hampshire. His positions included Dean of the Theological Hall, 1977-1987, and Ecumenical Chaplain at the University of Melbourne, 1989-1997.

Inscriptions & Markings

"John Bodycomb C&N 28/8/1986 page 18"

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."

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"

Hymn book

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East