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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

Photograph - Paul C. Blacker

Key words

blacker, paul c.
blacker, anne
blacker, jonathan

B&W waist length photograph of Paul Blacker.

Historical information

Paul C. Blacker left school at 15 to undertake a printing apprenticeship. He then entered Otira to obtain the Higher School Certificate and his Local Preachers Certificate. In 1977, he and his wife Anne started a printing business, while Paul worked as a lay pastor at Moonee Ponds. He was ordained in 1987 and served at Daylesford, Eaglehawk, and was Presbytery Minister for Loddon Campapse Presbytery.

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Photograph - En Route to Melbourne: Deaconess Trainees To Be

Key words

panemanan, coby
blowes, m.
follett, m.
norris, n.

Four women sitting on a stone fence.

Historical information

Mostly unknown, but Norah Norris went on to be come the Assembly Secretary of the S. A. Synod in 1973.

Inscriptions & Markings

Coby Pangemanan - met in Adelaide by M. Blowes, M. Follett, N. Norris - en route to Melbourne February 1954.

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Wooden Shield

Wooden shield with tin plaques attached

Inscriptions & Markings

"South Street Competitions Ballarat 1930" "Church Choir Contest 35 Voices & Over" "Won by Glendearg Grove Choir"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

photograph

Key words

william henry fitchett, methodist, minister, methodist ladies college, president of conference

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. William Henry Fitchett mounted on buff card.

Historical information

Born Grantham, Lincolnshire 9 August 1841. Migrated to Australia in 1849 and settled in Geelong. Entered the ministry in 1866. Posted to Mortlake, Echuca, South Yarra, Lonsdale St. Melbourne, Carlton, Bendigo and Hawthorn. Founding President of Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne, 1882. Elected President of the Wesleyan Conference of 1895 and was the first President following Church Union in 1902. Elected President General in 1904. Married 1870 (1) Jemima Shaw - died 1918; (2) 1920 Edith Skelton nee Wimble, widow of the Rev William Williams. Died 25 May 1928.

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Lapel Badge

Key words

laymen's missionary movement

Light and dark blue enameled Laymen's Missionary Movement badge with a white Latin cross in the centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

"L.M.M. YOUNG MEN'S SECTION"

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Photograph

Key words

bible society
jamieson, david
purcell, roger
treseder, tom

B&W group photograph showing David Jamieson, Tom Treseder, Roger Purcell holding the smart book.

Inscriptions & Markings

"A detailed typewritten statement described the involvement of David Jamieson, Roger Purcell and Tom Treseder in the Bible Society project"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Symbol

Key words

methodist order of knights

The Esquire's Mark symbol. Square brass symbol with wood base and wood cover. Symbol has a blue background.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

rev horace morrisby watson, methodist, minister

B & W waist length studio portrait of Horace Morrisby Watson

Historical information

Born 1916 in Kettering Tasmania. Attended Clemes College Hobart. Served with 2nd A.I.F. Ordained Methodist minister March 1948. Married Muriel Campbell 1948. Stationed at: Foster-Toora, Terang, Eltham/Greensborough, Balaclava, Kew, Northcote/Thornbury. Served AMF in Korea and Japan. Chaplain Balcombe Army Camp. Retired 1981. Died March 7 2000.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Rev. Don Dowling

Key words

dowling, donald

B & W head and shoulders photograph of Rev. Don Dowling.

Historical information

Rev. Donald B. Dowling: (1980 W.A.) Katanning 1980–81; Duncraig 1981–83; SE 1983–86; AP 1987; CP Wesley College 1988–1998; Subiaco 01/99–?

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dowling"

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Photograph - Reverend Professor Davis McCaughey

Key words

mccaughey, davis
ormond college, governor of victoria, theological hall, professor of new testament studies
john petrie, ben seipolt

B & W photograph of Professor McCaughey lecturing to students John Petrie and Ben Seipolt at Ormond College in c.1958.

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

"Lecture Ormond Prof D McCaughey with John Petrie, Ben Seipolt"

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Tablecloth

Key words

u'ren, robert richard, rev.
richmond methodist circuit

Square handmade cream linen cotton with blue edges. Signatures are embroidered on panels

Historical information

The provenance and names embroidered on this cloth are unknown. Conference attendees? Ladies Guild? Richmond Methodist Circuit?

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Photograph - Rolland House Deaconess Trainees

Key words

rolland house
deaconess trainees
kekwick

The 11 trainees and Miss Kekwick are pictured on the steps leading to the front door of Rolland House.

Historical information

Participants were: E. Hildebrand (Camperdown), M. Griffin (NSW), Miss Kekwick (Baptist), M. Officer, N. Hickman (Tasmania), P. Maloney (Warrnambool), S. Cazer, M. Roberts (Regent), P. Disaro (Nth Melbourne), Jess Worland, and two unnamed persons identified as 'Baptist'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of the participants in the photo.

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Photograph

Key words

matheson, m
uniting agewell strathdon community nursing home

Gloss, black and white image of Mary Matheson.

Historical information

Mary Matheson gave land for Uniting AgeWell Strathdon Community Nursing Home.

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Hymn book

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

sebastopol, welsh, congregational, chapel, zion

B & W exterior photograph of the Zion Congregational Church, Sebastopol.

Historical information

The "Zion" Welsh Independent Chapel was established in Albert Street Sebastopol in 1861. The church moved from Albert Street to Walker Street in around 1882.

Inscriptions & Markings

From J.D. Northey to Rev S. M ... (?) Taken around the turn of the century before the hedge was planted.

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Photograph - Rev. Djiniyini Gondara

Key words

gondarra, djiniyini
uniting aboriginal & islander christian congress

Head and shoulders portrait.

Historical information

Rev. Djiniyini Gondarra 1986. Moderator Northern Synod and Vice President of Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Conference.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. Djiniyini Gondara, Vice President of Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

moran and cato grocery stores
cato, f. j.
methodist
methodist ladies' college
wesley college

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Mr. Frederick John Cato wearing suit.

Historical information

Born in goldfields (Stawell) in 1858. Began work as teacher in Victoria and then New Zealand. In July 1881, joined cousin Thomas Moran and established their chain of grocery stores. By 1935, they operated some 120 stores in Victoria and Tasmania, plus 40 in New South Wales. Died 1935. Ardent Methodist, philanthropist - gave properties to MLC Hawthorn and Elsternwick, Wesley College and other institutions.

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Shield

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph

Key words

northern territory
griffiths, henry
griffiths, dorothy
methodist
inland mission

Matte, sepia, head and shoulders portrait of Rev. Henry Griffiths and his wife Dorothy, mounted on card.

Historical information

See entry for F53-1

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Photograph

Key words

presbyterian
royal australian navy
heriot, r. k.

Matte, black and white, head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Reginald Kenneth Heriot on board.

Historical information

Rev. R. K. Heriot(?) was the son of F. L. Heriot. Was a chaplain in the Royal Australian Navy in 1950.

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Photograph - Rev. Djiniyini Gondara

Key words

gondarra, djiniyini
uniting aboriginal & islander christian congress

Head and shoulders portrait.

Historical information

Rev. Djiniyini Gondarra 1986. Moderator Northern Synod and Vice President of Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Conference.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. Djiniyini Gondara, Vice President of Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

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

Photograph

Key words

holden, albert t.
ormond college

Sepia, head and shoulders photograph of A. T. Holden, aged 18 - 20, dressed in academic garb.

Historical information

See F46-1

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Engraving - Rev. Benjamin Danks

Key words

danks, benjamin
new britain

Engraving of Rev. Benjamin Danks based on the portrait.

Historical information

Benjamin Danks was b. 1853 England, ordained 1878, and died 1921 in Rookwood, NSW. DANKS, Benjamin (1853-1921) Michael Horsburgh DANKS, BENJAMIN (b. Wednesbury, England, 12 Feb 1853; d. Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1921). Methodist missionary in New Britain and missionary administrator. Benjamin Danks migrated to Vic with his family when a young child. He entered the Wesleyan Methodist ministry in 1878 and was sent with his wife, Emma, daughter of John and Elizabeth Watsford, to join the Rev George Brown in the newly established missionary venture on the Duke of York group in New Britain, where he remained for nine years. An opponent of 'blackbirding', the traffic in indentured island labour for the Australian sugar cane industry, he warned local inhabitants not to go aboard any vessel recruiting labour for distant places, much to the displeasure of the labour traders. In 1880 he participated in the rescue of the survivors of the ill-fated settlement established by the Marquis de Rays. In 1907 he succeeded George Brown as the general secretary of Foreign Missions for the Methodist Church of Australasia and was president of the NSW Conference in 1908. He retired in 1918 and died in 1921 after a long illness attributed to the privations of his missionary career. Danks was highly regarded as a linguist and published the first book in the Tolai language of New Britain. He was a strong supporter of state legislation to control social evils, and to ensure pure food and drugs. He was an ardent temperance advocate. George Brown, An Autobiography (London, 1908); New South Wales Methodist Conference, Souvenir of the Presidency of the Rev. Benjamin Danks (Sydney, 1909); Wallace Deane (ed), In Wild New Britain (Sydney, 1933); Neville Threlfall, One Hundred Years in the Islands (Rabaul, 1975). MICHAEL HORSBURGH Electronic Version © Southern Cross College, 2004. Content © Evangelical History Association of Australia and the author, 2004.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. B. Danks. Late of New Guinea, Foreign Mission Secretary, Melbourne."

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Shield

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Photograph - Barry Baker - exit appointment

Key words

baker, barry
theological hall graduates 1984

B & W head & shoulders photo of Rev. Barry Baker, wearing a skivvy and jumper.

Historical information

The class of '84 – Happily Settled. "Barry Baker has been mixing wheat farming with theological studies for several years. And now from his Rupanyup farm he's moving to Cavendish. He's 48, married with three children. His wife, Helen, married a farmer, and is working through her new role as a minister's wife. Barry is looking forward to going back to the country. He found the five years of study, the first three as a private student, a pretty long drag, although he's immensely enjoyed the privilege of theological study. He considers the ministry will be very much a pastoral one. "I've go to know my people before I can preach to them," he told me. He's interested in cricket and music."

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N identification.

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Photograph - Chan Young Choi

Key words

choi, chan young
korean presbyterian church

Head a shoulders studio portrait of Mr Chan Young Choi.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Spectator 12/5/1976 p.8"

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Photograph

Key words

brunswick, presbyterian, sessions clerk
matthew leighton hutchinson

Slightly faded waist length sepia studio portrait of unidentified white-beared elderly man dressed in suit and bowtie.

Historical information

Photograph wrongly identified on reverse as Matthew Leighton Hutchinson Session Clerk Brunswick Presbyterian Church.

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Teapot

Key words

mount jeffcote methodist church

Small urn-shaped silver teapot.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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Photograph Album - Hope Goldie's Photograph Album

Key words

hope goldie
rolland house

Small photograph album, probably 1920s, with 36 photographs, mostly of fellow students at Rolland House (as it came to be known).

Historical information

Hope Goldie was a missionary with the Australian Presbyterian Mission in Sholinghur, South India for thirty years from 1927 to 1957. Hope Goldie was the third child of James and Isabella Goldie. She was born in New South Wales but later returned and was raised in her parents homes town of Port Fairy in south-western Victoria. She had a short-lived career in teaching before completing a course as a deaconess at the Deaconess and Missionary Training Institute in Carlton. Late in 1927 she went to India as part of the Australian Presbyterian Mission in Sholinghur, South India. Hope learned to speak and write the Tamil language, overcame and adapted to the climate and the poor living conditions and devoted the next thirty years to living the message of the Christian gospels. After being involved in a great variety of mission work - health, education, evangelism and work with women - she moved from the mission compound to her own bungalow in a weaver's village called Ramakrishnarajupet. There she opened her (Abode of Peace), a refuge for people in need and a centre of expansion work into the villages where welfare and handcraft centres were established. Her (secret) gift of 1000 pounds was used to purchase a Fordson van to use as an ambulance and a roadside clinic. Hope's Indian co-workers included a doctor, nurses and evangelists. The building of a village church was a significant achievement for Hope. With money given by an Australian congregation she was able to purchase land and oversee the building of a church in an Indian architectural style. On completion the Poddaturpeta church was absorbed into the Church of South India and dedicated by the Bishop of Madras on 29 June 1952. In 1957, after thirty years in India, Hope Goldie retired and returned to live in Melbourne. She continued to promote the work in India at every opportunity and contributed most of what small savings she had to projects such as village wells. She died in 1964. There were many tributes from the Australian and Indian churches.

Inscriptions & Markings

Very few people were identified (or places, except for Exhibition Building) and then only by first name.

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