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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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1264 items

1264 items

Plaque

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oblong brass wall plaque with black text and screw holes at each corner.

Inscriptions & Markings

"THESE WINDOWS WERE DONATED BY HIS FAMILY IN MEMORY OF REV. T. WATT LEGGATT FIRST SETTLED MINISTER 1929-35 MODERATOR P.C.V. 1931-32"

Medallion

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Round medallion with an image of the John Wesley and text on the obverse and text on the reverse.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse "REVD JOHN WESLEY A.M. NAT 1703 OBI 1791" "WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT" Reverse "THE NINETY-THIRD CONVERGENCE OF THE WESLEYAN METHODISTS (THE FIRST HELD IN BIRMINGHAM" "THE REV D BUNTING PRESIDENT THE REV R NEWTON SECRETARY THE REV DR FISK REPRESENTATIVE FROM AMERICA THE REV ? STEWART ? WAUGH FROM IRELAND"

Communion token

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Two round communion tokens with text on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

"PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF VICTORIA" "THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME LUKE 22.C.19.V"

Communion token

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oval Presbyterian gold coloured communion token with text on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

"PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HORSHAM ESTABLISHED 1859" "LUKE 22.19. THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME"

Communion token

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Oval communion token with text on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

"UNION CHURCH MELBOURNE HOTHAM" "THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME LUKE XXII.I0"

Giving Box

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

2 Gold coloured oblong tin with a hinged lid which has black decoration and text on the lid. BX020.1 has a card insert with a cartoon image of a man driving a car and text.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA SYSTEMATIC GIVING LEAGUE SYSTEMATIC GIVING BOX THE OBLIGATION: Ye then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak. THE METHOD: On the first day of the week let every one of you lay by in store, as God hath prospered him. THE REWARD: Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." BX020 "This recently discovered Genuine Antique Collection Tin from the first years of this century, was produced to support missionaries when their stipend was less thank 200 pounds per year. It is being used in 1972 to help raise stipends above the present $2066."

Untitled

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W photo of Rev. C. Francis Bennett, upper body, seated and facing the camera. Wearing glasses and coat and tie.

Historical information

Was A civil servant, Ordained 1977 at Serrell St, Minister at Yarram Died 1991

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B&W head and shoulders photograph of the Rev. Chris Budden. He is bearded and wearing an open neck shirt.

Historical information

Reverend Dr Chris Budden was ordained in 1977 and served at Lake Cargelligo, Northern Territory Synod, Board of Church and Community New South Wales, Commission for Mission, Hunter Presbytery and Adamstown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rev. Chris Budden Secretary Social Responsibility and Justice

Ephemera

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Blue foolscap plastic loose leaf folder with MOK emblem [transfer/decal as per MOK217] and text on the front. The folder contains blank, lined foolscap paper held in place with a metal fastner.

Regalia

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Incomplete MOK Principal Court Shield - purple velvet shield with gold metallic "3 chain" braid) with gold cotton collar. The shield has a fabric and bead Star of Youth symbol. The upper right quadrant has a metal Councillor's symbol "C" and the Past Knight Commander symbol of a crown.

Ephemera

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Six MOK transfers/decals Dark blue and pale blue and yellow MOK symbol with blue text. Instructions for application on the back.

Inscriptions & Markings

"ORDER OF KNIGHTS'"

Symbol

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Wooden MOK Degree of Service Mark on metal and wood stand and with wooden cover. The symbol has a green card inside.

Symbol

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

MOK Esquire's Mark symbols in various sizes. MOK220.1 MOK220.2 on wood base MOK220.3

Finial

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Finials for the top of ceremonial staves. MOK221.1 Chrome MOK Esquire's Mark MOK221.1 Aluminium MOK Esquire's Mark

Tiepin

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gilt and enamelled MOK tie pin. The shield shaped MOK symbol is dark and light blue enamel.

Historical information

The tie pin was part of the MOK dress uniform and was worn in the middle of the plain dark blue tie.

Inscriptions & Markings

"MOK"

Regalia

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Yellow District Court Shield with Blue Collar and Page of the Entrance Symbol.

Banner

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Blue felt banner with gold and blue screen printing of MOK symbol. The banner is on a rod and has gold fringing.

Inscriptions & Markings

"METHODIST ORDER OF KNIGHTS NTH. FITZROY COURT EPWORTH. No.100

Regalia

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

General Court shield and collar of purple velvet. It has a metallic fringing and braid. The edges of the collar are braided and it has a Degree of Service red Colour Bar, a 25 year Service badge and a name badge. The centre of the shield has the General Court office bearer symbols: The Gold Star of Youth; the Silver Maltese Cross, the General Court Symbol and the Past Commander's symbol of a Crown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name badge: "KEITH HOCKING"

Regalia - Epaulets

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Royal blue stiffened fabric epaulets with metal Methodist Order of Knights Commander symbols

Historical information

The Commander symbol is crossed gavels above a crown. These are symbolic of authority.

Pennant

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Red triangular pennant with gold screen printing.

Inscriptions & Markings

"METHODIST ORDER OF KNIGHTS WINNER. NORTH WEST DIST. ADEKATE PAGES CAMP 1976"

Table cloth

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Blue cotton handmade table cloth with an appliqued and embroidered Methodist Order of Knights symbol. The table cloth has gold fringing.

Pennant

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Blue felt triangular pennant with gold screen printing.

Inscriptions & Markings

"METHODIST ORDER OF KNIGHTS WINNER"

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

Saddlebag

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Dark brown leather single small saddlebag. The bag is secured with two buckles.

Historical information

This small saddle bag was carried on the off-side (right hand side) of the saddle. Nyah West is a town in Victoria, near the Murray River. It is near the Murray Valley Highway, 371 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and 27 kilometres north-west of Swan Hill.

Souvenir tea spoon

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

G057.1 and G057.2 - chrome plated souvenir tea spoons with enamelled disc. The tea spoons are in plastic wallets.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Unting Church 1990 Centenary 1890 Invermay"

Wallet

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Brown leather wallet for Methodist Member Ticket with gilt embossed lettering.

Inscriptions & Markings

"G. ATKINSON 1821"

Wooden mallet

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Varnished wood mallet with silver shield shaped plaque.

Inscriptions & Markings

"METHODIST CENTENARY CHURCH SURREY HILLS, VIC. FOUNDATION STONE LAID MARCH 1915"

Printing block

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Wooden block with metal plate on one side and photographic image on the other.

Historical information

The image is of the Brooklyn Church, 9 Paringa Road, Altona North.

Significance

?Presbyterian

Priingint block

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Wooden printing block with metal plate on one side and photographic image on the other. Image probably of Sunday School children.

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.