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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

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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

Photograph - Reverend Professor Davis McCaughey

Key words

mccaughey, davis
ormond college, governor of victoria, theological hall, professor of new testament studies

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

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Badge

Key words

uniting church adult fellowship

Yellow Uniting Church Adult Fellowship badge in the stylised shape of Australia with text and a red and white dove.

Inscriptions & Markings

"UCAF"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Regalia - Recording Ray sash

Key words

methodist girls' comradship rays section

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.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Bible marker

Cream coloured grosgrain ribbon bible marker with gold fringing at each end. The bible marker has an embroidered Latin cross at one end and "ihs" at the other.

Inscriptions & Markings

"ihs"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

photograph

Key words

rev f. charles bremer, primitive methodist, minister, methodist, chaplain, home missions, margaret webb.

B & W photograph of the Rev. F. Charles Bremmer, dressed in clerical collar and suit, sitting at a desk.

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.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - The Right Reverend RE Davies Bishop of Tasmania

Key words

davies, r. e., bishop

B&W head and shoulders studio photograph of Right Reverend Robert Edward Davies, Bishop of Tasmania.

Historical information

Robert Edward Davies CBE (30 July 1913 – 17 May 2002) was the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania from 1963 to 1981. Educated at Queensland University, he was ordained in 1937 and began his career as an assistant priest at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW. After World War II service as a chaplain with Toc H and the Royal Australian Air Force he became Warden of St John’s College Brisbane. After this he was Archdeacon of Canberra, then Wagga Wagga. He became an assistant bishop of Newcastle and Warden of St John’s Theological College, Morpeth in 1960 and three years later the Tasmanian diocesan bishop.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Right Reverend RE Davies Bishop of Tasmania"

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Photograph - Gerald Edgar and Rosemary Dargaville

Key words

edgar, gerald
dargaville, rosemary

B&W photograph of Gerald Edgar and Rosemary Dargaville.

Historical information

Gerald Edgar and Rosemary Dargaville were appointed as full time staff members of the Community Services advisory unit of the Victorian Synod's Community Service Division.

Inscriptions & Markings

"G Edgar and Rosemary Dargaville"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

B & W copy of original photograph. Three quarter length studio portrait of Rev.Thomas Hugh Indian wearing Masonic regalia.

Historical information

Methodist Minister. Placements: Geelong West 1913, Ballarat East 1917, Mildura 1921, Horsham1924, Burwood 1929, Northcote 1932, Elsternwick-St. Kilds 1936, Bendigo Forest Street 1941, Coburg & Moreland 1946, Malvern South 1951, Supernumerary Mitcham 1956. Chairman of District 1928, 1941 - 1945; Naval Reserve Chaplain 1940. Financial Secretary of District 1946 - 1950. Born Frosterley Co. Durham in 1886. Died 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

Thomas Hugh Indian photo from Mrs Laura Indian (Daughter-in-law)

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Rev. Peter Blackwood blocks off the TAB

Key words

blackwood, peter d.
warrnambool protest
tab on sundays

B & W photograph of Peter Blackwood standing with arms folded, by the door to a TAB at Warrnambool.

Historical information

The Rev. Peter D. Blackwood was ordained in 1977 and his first placement was at Burwood Heights. He has had several placements, including as Presbytery Minister and Associate General Secretary of the Synod. He is now retired. This picture was taken after a church protest in Warrnambool. "Members of the Warrnabool UC walked home from church on Sunday 28 September, in a protest against Sunday racing. The 150-strong congregation left cars parked outside the church, which coincidentally blocked all car spots outside the local TAB. The vehicles were left parked throughout the afternoon, creating an inconvenience for punters wanting to place a quick bet. UC minister, the Rev. Peter Blackwood said the congregation decided on this form of protest after the TAB had ignored objections from the UC that the TAB be open on Sundays…"

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N identification

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

rev john wheen, local preacher, methodist, minister, foreign mission board, general conference, president general, annesley girls' college

Sepia toned photographic print on cabinet card mount. Waist length studio portrait of the Rev. John Gladwell Wheen.

Historical information

Rev John G. Wheen born 1858 in England. Local preacher in Yorkshire in 1885. Candidate for the ministry. Methodist Minister: Prahran, Charlton, 1890 - 1897 Tasmania. Elected to the General Conference 1894. President General in 1926. General Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board in 1913. His daughter Agnes was headmistress of Annesley Girls College. Died in 1929.

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Photograph - Rev. Alan S. Crawford

Key words

crawford, alan, presbyterian, minister, theological hall, moderator

B&W waist length photograph of Rev. Alan S. Crawford.

Historical information

Alan Stewart Crawford—b.23/05/1933 d.01/10/2015. Grew up in the Port Adelaide district of Scottish family and the Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church. Brother of Archie and son of Archie Crawford who was an Elder at Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church. Commenced as accountant, called to the Presbyterian ministry and graduated Theological Hall Melbourne 1962. Assistant to Rev. Dr Alan Watson at Toorak 1962–64. Princeton Seminary 1964–65, Toorak collegiate ministry 1965–69, Beaumaris 1969–1973. First superintendent Board of Local Mission until church union, then Executive Secretary Synod Coordinating Commission to December 1986, followed by Forest Hill and Cheltenham until retirement. Married to Kathleen from 1958 to1997. Moderator 1983. DTheol 1988.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name and C&N identification.

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Photograph - Chairperson of NGAFG Joan Stott

Key words

stott, joan

B&W head and shoulders photograph.

Historical information

Joan Stott was one time State President of the UCAF.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Chairperson of NGAFG Joan Stott"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Shield

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Printed image - Rev. David Lewis, President of Conference 1941

Key words

lewis, david
president of conference 1941

B & W printed image of Rev. David Lewis

Historical information

Alexandra 1908; Hawthorn 1909; Wodonga 1911; Wynyard 1912; Scottsdale 1915; Launceston 1919; Young People's Mission 1923; Brunswick 1927; Hobart 1931; Essendon 1935; Malvern South 1939; Managing Secretary 1942; Supernumerary Canterbury 1955.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. David Lewis - President of the Conference 1941"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Rev. George F. Dyson

Key words

dyson, george f.

Early 20th C. suit with clerical shirt and collar. Dyson aged late 30s-early 40s. White hair.

Historical information

B. 1875 Victoria; D. 1956 Melbourne.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Methodist Home Missions (stamp) and Reverend G. F. Dyson"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

sister louie, carlton methodist mission, home mission

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of Sister Louie. Postcard format. Sister Louie is dressed in her deaconess' uniform.

Historical information

Sister Louie was a mission sister at the Carlton Methodist Mission

Inscriptions & Markings

"To Eva with love. Yours sincerely Sister Louie. 18.4.24

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Medallion

Key words

christian endeavour

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"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photographic print block

Key words

glen iris presbyterian church

Wood block with photographic plate. Exterior image of a single storey building with a verandah.

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Photograph - Reverend Derek Evans

Key words

evans, derek

B&W head and shoulders of Rev Derek Evans speaking into a microphone.

Historical information

Reverend Derek Evans (1943 - 1988) was ordained in 1959 and served at Rushworth, Monash University chaplaincy, Wodonga, and Murrumbeena/Hughesdale.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev Evans (Peter?) or Rev Derek Evans"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Sister Bessie (Emma Elizabeth Dau)

Key words

dau, emma elizabeth
sister bessie
methodist central mission, home missionary, alfred coates

B & W studio portrait of Sister Bessie (Emma Elizabeth Dau - married Alfred Coates in 1888) as a young woman.

Historical information

Possible dates: b. 12/10/1868, d. 14/10/1947. Husband, Alfred Coates was Home Missionary in Diamond Creek from 1910 to 1913 and in Bacchus Marsh on 18/3/191, according to the Argus, p. 19, 18/3/1916.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

mccaughey, davis, rev.
presbyterian minister, theological hall, ormond college, governor of victoria
rev ian steer, jean mccaughey, presbyterian, minister

B & W photograph of Rev Dr Davis McCaughey standing between Rev Ian Steer and Mrs Jean McCaughey.

Historical information

Reverend Dr. J. Davis McCaughey (12/07/1914 - 25/03/2005) was ordained in 1942 in Northern Ireland. He served at the YMCA, Fisherwick Belfast, United Kingdom, Professor of New Testament Studies at the Theological Hall, Master of Ormond College and retired in 1979. In 1986 he became Governor of Victoria, an office he held for six years. Rev Ian Steer: b.1929; ordained 1959 at Norlane United Charge; 1963 Broadmeadows Task Force; 1972 chaplain Essendon Grammar; 1985 Sunbury-Bulla

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dr and Mrs McCaughey Rev Ian Steer Reg News 20 December"

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Photograph - The Dorman family - Culture shock for missionaries at home and danger abroad

Key words

dorman family
missionaries

The photo shows Geoff and Jenny Dorman holding their son Matthew, all facing the camera.

Historical information

The Dormans are pictured in an article entitled "Today's missionaries: they face culture shock at home and dangers abroad". Other people mentioned in the article are Margaret Reeson, Beth Davies, the Rev. Ross Mackay.

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N identification.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

methodist young men's bible class league, camp, rosebud, rev. horton williams, rev a. vincent ballard

B & W photograph mounted on buff card of a group of men and boys at the Methodist Men's Easter Camp held at Rosebud in 1925. Three head and shoulder photographs have been inset. Inset: Rev Horton Williams (left), Rev A. Vincent Ballard (right). Man in centre tentatively identified as Edward Frederick Goodall Hodges, Healesville Shire President.

Historical information

160 young men attended the second annual camp of the Methodist Young Men's Bible Class League. The first camp was held at Healesville in 1924.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

bell, a.
wyndham
holden

Gloss, black and white full length image of Rev. Albert Bell contained in a wallet.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Rev. Mr. & Mrs. Holden, from Albert Bell fr. M.I.M. Wyndham

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Commemorative Trowel

Key words

wesleyan church st kilda
fraser, alexander
draper, daniel

Silver trowel with polished wooden handle. Trowel decorated around the edges and with an inscription.

Historical information

Commemorative trowel from Wesley Church St Kilda, 22 October 1857. Alexander Fraser (1802-1888), businessman and politician. Fraser lived at St Kilda and in 1857 was elected to its first Municipal Council; in 1859 he became chairman and mayor in 1864-65. An active churchman, he held most important offices in the Wesleyan Church and for thirty years was treasurer of the supernumerary fund, which he helped Rev. Daniel Draper to found. Dour and pious, Fraser was conscientious in fulfilling his political duties. He presided at numerous meetings and laid countless foundation stones.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to Alexander Fraser Esq J.P. on laying the foundation stone of the Wesley Church St Kilda 22nd October 1857. Rev. J. Harding Superintendent of the church. Rev. D.J. Draper Chairman of the District. Rev. J.A. Manton President of the Conference.

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Photograph

Key words

ira menear, methodist, minister, adelaide university, brighton training college, methodist inland mission, cloncurry, raaf, commonwealth rehabilitation centre

B & W waist length studio portrait of Rev. Ira Menear dressed in his RAAF Flt. Lt. uniform.

Historical information

Rev Ira Menear (1901 - 1977). Born at Kapunda. Worked at the Kimba and Pt Neill mission stations on the west coast of South Australia before studying at the Brighton Training College and Adelaide University. Graduated B.A. Adelaide University 1928. After completing his theological training he was appointed to the Norwood Circuit before being appointed to take charge of the Methodist Inland Mission at Cloncurry. Minister at Crow's Nest, Gympie & Rockhampton 1936 - 1940. In 1940 he was accepted as a pilot officer in the RAAF, having been given leave of absence by the Methodist Conference. Menear enlisted RAAF air crew but was later transferred to the administrative staff. He rose from A.C.1 to the rank of Acting Wing Commander. He served in many parts of Australia, including the Darwin area. After the war Rev Menear took charge of the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Centre at Mount Osmond and later Mount Breckan, Victoria Harbour Rehabilitation Centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Seasons Greetings I Menear F/LT Control Officer Operations Room Pearce W.A."

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Roof slate

Historical information

Flemington Wesleyan Methodist church was built on Mt Alexander Road in 1865.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

rev. paul c. blacker; anne blacker; jonathan blacker; ministries at daylesford, eaglehawk, hoppers crossing, melton; synod of victoria and tasmania placement; presbytery minister loddon-campaspe; chairperson port phillip west presbytery

B&W photo of Rev. Paul C. Blacker, his wife Anne Blacker, and son Jonathan Blacker.

Historical information

Paul Blacker left school at 15 to start a printing apprenticeship, he then entered Otira obtained his HSC & Local Preachers Certificate was a lay preacher at Moonee Ponds in 1977, Ordained 1988, First ministry was Daylesford from 01/88 to 08/91, Eaglehawk 09/91 to 09/97, Presbytery Minister for the Loddon-Campaspe Presbytery, Synod of Victoria & Tasmania placement; Minister of Hoppers Crossing UC; Minister of Melton UC. Chairperson of Port Phillip West Presbytery.

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Photograph

Key words

mary forrest gardner, joseph bartlett davies, sir matthew davies, rev. john gardner, mentone presbyterian church

Sepia toned carte de visite, full-length studio portrait of Mary Forrest Davies (nee Gardner) in her wedding gown, 6th February 1872.

Historical information

Mary Forrest Gardner was born on 26th April 1845 and married Joseph Bartlett Davies on 6th February 1872 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Launceston, Tasmania. She was the sister-in-law of Sir Matthew Davies, Governor of Victoria. Her father was the Rev. John Gardner. She died on 28th October 1887 and was buried at the Boroondara Cemetery. The Mentone Presbyterian Church was built as a memorial to her. The foundation stone of the church was laid by J. Bartlett Davies on 17th August 1889.

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photograph

Key words

sister annie, elizabeth ann rickard, carlton methodis mission, home missionary, deaconess

B & W waist length studio portrait of Sister Annie. Postcard format.

Historical information

Sister Annie was Elizabeth Ann Rickard, b. 1888 in Timor Victoria; died Fitzroy 1967. She was a mission sister at the Carlton Methodist Mission.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Eva & Doris with love from Sister Annie "God Luck" 28.2.35

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