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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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1431 items

1431 items

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.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Communion tray

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

cole-adams, peter, associate editor, the age

B & W head and shoulders photograph of Peter Cole-Adams.

Historical information

Peter Cole-Adams was Associate Editor of The Age. No other biographical details are available, but his writings are recorded and can be accessed through Google. The C&N article was about a speech he gave entitled "Publish and be damned" at Mt Eliza UC's annual community lecture (which is produced in full).

Inscriptions & Markings

"Peter Cole-Adams"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Wood carving

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Cake stands

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Hymn book

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Trophy

Two handled silver trophy on bakelite base

Inscriptions & Markings

"Basketball Championship". "Cr G. Thos. FitzGerald Cup 1937 between St Theresa Catholic Young Ladies Team and Nth Essendon Methodist Young Ladies Team won by

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Medallion

Key words

the presbyterian church of korea

Large, round, heavy medallion with Korean and English text on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

"THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KOREA" "THE KOREAN CHURCH CENTENNIAL 1884-1984"

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Photograph

Key words

alec pederick, methodist, minister, home missions, overseas missions, chaplain a.i.f., otira, president of conference

B & W photograph of Rev. Alec Pederick and an unidentified woman.

Historical information

Rev Alec Pederick (1902 - 1972). Trained at Queen's College. Commenced his ministry at Zeehan, Tasmania in 1927. In 1929 he went to Rabaul P.N.G. and to Piniqidu in 1931. Returning to Australia in 1933 was appointed to Beaufort Circuit and then to the Methodist Home Missions Department. Served as a Chaplain in the A.I.F 1942 - 1944. After discharge from the army Rev. Pederick resumed working with Home Missions, becoming General Superintendent and residing at “Otira”, the Home Mission Training College in Kew, at which he was also principal. President of Conference in 1955. Died 19 August 1972.

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Photograph - Heather Marshall

Head & shoulders photo of Marshall.

Historical information

Heather Marshall was amongst the recently ordained exit appointments for 1985. Her details at that stage are on p.14 of C&N for 30/1/1985. She is currently (2017) not available for placement.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of Marshall.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Medallion

Key words

raikes, robert

Round metal medallion with a whole at its top. The obverse has an image of Robert Raikes and text round its edge and the reverse commemorative text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse: "ROBERT RAIKES FOUNDER OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS" Reverse: "SUNDAY SCHOOL CENTENARY 1880 IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS" "TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT"

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Photographic print block

Key words

glen iris presbyterian church

Outside view of Glen Iris Presbyterian Church.

Historical information

Glen Iris Presbyterian Church on the corners of High Street and Allison Avenue. The foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Mr R. G. Menzies and was opened on 21 November 1953. This photograph is on page 1 of the publication "Glen Iris Presbyterian Church Jubliee History".

Inscriptions & Markings

On back "Glen Iris Presbyterian"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photographic print block

Key words

glen iris presbyterian church

Interior of hall with small girls sitting on metal chairs.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: "12"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Shield - Rev J McIlroy Shield

Key words

methodist order of knights
mcilroy, joseph, rev.

Large varnished wood Methodist Order of Knights senior athletics shield with printed gold lettering and eight metal plaques of MOK court winners from 1950 - 1959.

Historical information

Joseph McIlroy, BA BD Dip Ed, 1891 - 1940, was the Director of the Young People's Department of the Methodist church.

Inscriptions & Markings

"SENIOR ATHLETICS" "Rev. J.McIlroy Shield" "Spring Road Malvern" "Cooloongatha Rd Camberwell" "North Fitzroy" "South Camberwell"

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photograph

Key words

allison, james; uniting church development fund

B&W head and shoulders photo of Mr Jim Allison in three quarters profile.

Historical information

Jim Allison was the manager of the Uniting Church Development Fund in 1979.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

methodist
dare, j.

Semi-gloss, black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Rev. Dr. Joseph Dare.

Historical information

Rev. Dr. Joseph Dare (1831-1880) was editor of The Spectator.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Communion glasses tray

Key words

patterson, marion

G125.2, G125.3, G125.4, G125.5 4 tier varnished wood communion glasses tray with G125.1 cover. The cover has a small commemorative plaque and a knob at its centre. Each tray has turned wood legs and is made to hold 36 communion glasses giving a total capacity of 144 glasses.

Inscriptions & Markings

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF EVELYN JANE GRAIN. PRESENTED BY HER SISTER ANNA FLORENCE 1934"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Lloyd and Judy Shirley with child

Key words

shirley, lloyd
shirley, judy

Lloyd and Judy Shirley are seated facing the camera. Lloyd has a small girl on his lap, presumably their daughter.

Historical information

Ordained 1958: Darwin 1958–61; Alice Springs 1962–63; Launceston 1964–67; Tennant Creek 1968–73; Alice Springs 1974– Retired Minister of the Uniting Church. Former Methodist.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. Lloyd Shirley, student at Otira 1950. Judy Shirley."

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Hugh Morgan

Key words

land rights
morgan, hugh
wood, d'arcy

Photograph of Hugh Morgan as part of an article on land rights.

Historical information

The article was the cover story of a discussion between Morgan and the Rev. Dr D'Arcy Wood regarding Aboriginal land rights in C&N for July 25, 1984.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identification of Hugh Morgan.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

otira, methodist, home mission training college, norman marshall, kevin green, john peters

B & W gloss photograph of a group of 8 Otira students, taken outdoors. Three students named as: Norman Marshall, Kevin Green, John Peters

Historical information

"Otira" was built in 1887 for Mr. Henry Berry, owner of a large wholesale grocery business. In 1923, the property was acquired by the Methodist Church for use as a home mission training college.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

wood, p.
presbyterian
moderator general

Gloss, black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Rev. Gillam Albert McConnell Wood.

Historical information

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

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Regalia - Methodist Order of Knights Shield and Collar

Key words

methodist order of knights

Yellow cotton shield with dark blue and light blue cross. Green collar. Blue felt Degree of Sincerity emblem at intersection of cross. Commander emblem in left quadrant.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

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mary holden, rev albert thomas holden, rev samuel hoban
miss gertrude holden

B & W photo of the Ashby Methodist Sunday School Teachers. Postcard format. Mr John Best, the Sunday School Superintendent is seated in the centre of the front row. Mrs Mary Holden is seated second from the right in the front row. Seated between Mr Best and Mrs Holden is Miss Gertrude Holden, daughter of Mrs Mary Holden.

Historical information

Mrs Mary Holden (1843 - 1930) was the mother of the Rev Albert Thomas Holden CBE V.D., B.A., D.D. Director of the Methodist Inland Missions, Chaplain-General of the A.I.F. and President-General of the Methodist Conference of Australasia. She was the mother-in-law of the Rev. Samuel Hoban. Miss Gertrude Holden was the sister of the Rev. Albert Thomas Holden. Mr John Best was superintendent of the Ashby Methodist Sunday School 1897 - 1918.

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Printed image - Rev. A.R. Edgar

Key words

alexander robert edgar, methodist minister, wesley church, central mission, president of the wesleyan conference, dr fitchett

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

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Darrell Cocking

Key words

cocking, darrell
methodist order of knights

B & W waist length photograph of Darrell Cocking dressed in uniform.

Historical information

Darrell Cocking was a member of the Methodist Order of Knights in Ballarat.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Darrell Cocking, New Spectator"

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Photograph

Key words

curran, barry
syon, karen
budge, tim
compuskill

Reverend Barry Curran, Karen Syon and Tim Budge as members of Compuskill - a computer-based employment training program in Yarraville - standing around a computer.

Historical information

Reverend Barry Curran was ordained in 1977 and served at Edenhope, Rupanyup, and as Office Manager at Westgate Baptost Community Church from 1986. Reverend Curran died in 2005.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev Barry Curran Karen Synon Tim Budge"

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Giving Box

Key words

primitve methodist home & foreign missions

Wooden giving box covered with lacquered paper labels.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Please Help the Home Mission" hand written on the base. The labels read: Top: "Juvenile Auxiliary". Front: "Primitive Methodist Home and Foreign Missions". Side 1: "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". Side 2: "Peace on Earth. Goodwill Towards Men".

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Photograph

Key words

bill trewin, methodist, minister

B & W photograph of Rev. Bill Trewin (right) standing with an unidentified man.

Historical information

Rev Bill Trewin born 1926 Moonee Ponds. Worked in two home missions: Western District and Gippsland. Whilst studying at Queen's College did a vacation appointment in Nhill, where he met Jean Bound. Bill and Jean married 1953. Bill was ordained in 1956. His appointments included Dunolly, Mornington, West & East Bentleigh, Moonee Ponds, Mt Waverley and Noble Park. In between his appointments at Bentleigh and Moonee Ponds Bill lived in Milan, where he ministered to both Italian and English speaking Congregations. Served as Chairman of the Presbytery of Westernport 1985-1986.

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Photograph - Elsa Ovenden - UCAF worker in the Synod office

Key words

ovenden, elsa
uc adult fellowship

B & W waist length photograph of Elsa Ovenden

Historical information

No information available.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Elsa Ovenden"

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Wooden offering plate

Key words

offering plate

Velvet lined wooden offering plate with turned handle. Features a carved thistle.

Historical information

Offering Plate circa 1890s. The decorated plate features a carved Scottish thistle and turned handle. These were used in the 19th century and hung on pegs at the back of the church when not in use.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East