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Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc. Redan, 3350, Victoria

Victorian Interpretive Projects (VIPs) fosters the interpretation of history and heritage by making information available to wider audiences in a variety of easily accessed forums. This could be through indexing projects, photographic projects, workshops, exhibition interpretation or writing. Members of VIPs are typically amateur and professional historians, family researchers and genealogists, all of whom wish to leave a legacy that will assist others searching for records and stories that are typically difficult to access.

In May 2013 VIPs hosted the Victorian Family History Organisations Association (VAFHO) State Conference in Ballarat. A four year project supported by an ANZAC Centenary Grant, 'Mining, Mud and Medals', will concentrate on the Australian Mining Corp during World War One. See http://www.miningmudmedals.org

An ANZAC Centenary Grant was awarded to VIPs for the project 'Mining Mud and Medals'. This project concentrates on the World War One tunnellers who originated from Ballarat and surrounding towns.

The book 'Mullawullah: The Last King Billy of Ballarat' by VIP member Janice Newton was launched in 2015. It is available for purchase for $15.00 (additional for postage). Please email ballaratstar@gmail.com for further details.

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Members foster the interpretation of history and heritage through indexing and photographic projects, conducting workshops and exhibitions, and promoting writing on historical themes. Our collection reflects these ideals, and mainly consists of photographic images that show.will show the passage of time so they can be used for interpretation projects in the future.

Ray Schenk 26 November 2013 12:12 PM

An of interest, the photograph of the Horse works is on its side. Regards Ray.

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Photograph - Colour - Scots Presbyterian Church Koroit

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photograph of a sandstone church in Koroit known as Scots Presbyterian Church.

Photograph - Collins Street, Melbourne

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph of a postcard showing a streetscape of Melbournes Collins Street.

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Railway Station Weighbridge, 2011

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photographs of the Ballarat Railway Station weighbridge and associated building. The building was destroyed by fire in November 2014.

Historical information

The weighbridhe is heritage listed and was believed to have been used to weigh train carriages carrying wheat.

Photograph - Colour - Ebenezer Mission, 2013

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A selection of images of Ebenezer Aboriginal Mission.

Photograph - colour - St Alipius Presbytery, 2015

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A colour photograph showing a detail of the entrance to St Alipius Presbytery, Ballarat East.

Historical information

Traditionally a Catholic Priest lived in a presbytery which was close to the church.

Postcard - Junction Walhalla, Victoria

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph of a postcard showing the Victorian township of Walhalla.

Historical information

Walhalla is a gold mining town in Victoria.

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Law Courts and Grafitti from the Ballarat sitting of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, May 2015.

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of colour photographs that show chalk grafitti drawn onto the steps and paving outside the Ballarat Law Courts during the May 2015 sitting of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Historical information

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It is the job of the Royal Commission to uncover where systems have failed to protect children so it can make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices. The Royal Commission is about creating a safer future for children. It can look at any private, public or non-government organisation that is, or was in the past, involved with children. This includes where an organisation caring for a child is responsible for the abuse or for not responding appropriately, regardless of where or when the abuse took place.(http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/about-us, accessed 30/05/2015)

Photograph - Colour - Anderson's Mill from Elizabeth St, Smeaton, 2013

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A digital photograph of the Smeaton landscape taken from Elizatbeth Street. The view features Anderson's Mill

Photograph - Colour - Underground Tunnels on The Somme, France, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of underground tunnels created during World War One.

Photograph - Digital - Night View of Fire on Mount Warrenheip, 2013

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A bushfire on Mount Warrenheip, near Ballarat, photographed at night.

Historical information

The photographer took these night photos from his home in Bungaree, on close proximity to Mount Warrenheip.

Photograph - colour - ANZAC Centenary Eve Massed Fire Brigades Torch Light Procession, 2015

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A series of photographs of the torchlight procession which included around ten fire brigades from around Creswick, including Ballarat, Ballarat City, Creswick, Buninyong, and Daylesford fire brigades. The procession was held on the eve of the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

Historical information

2015 marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

Photograph - Colour - Corenderrk Cemetery

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photographs of graves in grass and bushland. It is the Corenderrk Cemetery, and is associated with the former Corenderrk Aboriginal Reserve.

Historical information

In 1860 the Wurundjeri Elder, Wonga, petitioned the Victorian Parliament for a piece of land in his people’s own country where he could establish a settlement. The land later named Coranderrk was granted. When Wonga died in 1875 his nephew William Barak, known by settlers as ‘King William, last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe’, became the leader, the Ngurungaeta. William Barak believed strongly in justice for his people, and time and again made the arduous walk to Melbourne to petition to Parliament and to Queen Victoria for his people. ‘Freedom for our lifetime’, he said. The community at Coranderrk welcomed Aboriginal people displaced from other parts of Victoria; they established an economically self-sufficient settlement by growing and marketing hops. Barak negotiated with the Victorian Government officials as they made promises and broke promises. They finally promised to export the whole of a hop harvest of one year. The people worked around the clock to fill the contract; the Government pocketed the proceeds. The community never recovered. Barak died in 1903— a broken-hearted man. (from http://www.sosj.org.au/_uploads/_cknw/files/Corenderrk.pdf) Artist William Barak is buried in this cemetery.

Photograph - Colour - Re-dedication of the Ballarat Arch of Victoria, 2011

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of colour photographs taken at the rededication of the Ballarat Arch of Victoria by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. The Creswick Lighthorse feature in a number of the photographs.

Photograph - Colour - Hill 60

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of photographs showing what remains at Hill 60.

Photograph - digital - Newstead Post Office, 2011

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Digital colour photograph of the Newstead Post Office, a weatherboard and rough cast building with an iron roof.

Photograph - Colour - Post at Rail Fence at Oriental Claims, Omeo, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph - Colour - View from Nevin's Road towards the Swiss Italian Enclave at Yandoit Creek, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Two colour photographs showing the view from Nevin's Road towards the Swiss Italian Enclave at Yandoit Creek, 2014

Historical information

For a 2004 comparative view see http://victoriancollections.net.au/items/52fdd83d2162ef1820380448

Medicine - The Blue Light Ointment, c1917

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph of a box containing two tubes. It was given to Australian soldiers during World War One to prevent venereal disease.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside box: Directions for Use Before Connection 1. Rub head and shaft of Penis with half the tube of No. 2 Ointment, White. 2. Always wear a sheath After Connection 1. Pass water IMMEDIATELY 2. Wash thoroughly Penis and Scrotum with soap and water. 3. Inject the whole of the contents of the Tube of No. 1. Oitnment, Brown, into pipe and massage back 2 inches. 4. Rub remainder of tube No. 2 Ointment, White, on head and shaft of Penis and Scrotum 5. Hold urine some hours after treatment 6. Report at V.D. Prevention Depot (Blue Light Depot) as soon as possible. 7. Having read directions and understood them, destroy by tearing up or by burning.

Photograph - Colour - National Cycling Championships, Ballarat

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photograph in digital format showing a number of female riders in the National Cycling Road Race, 2012. They are riding on Sturt Street and the Ballarat Town Hall is in the background.

Historical information

Each year the National Cycling awards are held in Ballarat.

Photograph - digital - Barkly Street Uniting Church, Ballarat East, 2015

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Brick Church in Barky Street, Ballarat East.

Historical information

Started as a Wesleyan Church. Up for Auction in April 2015.

Photograph - Colour - Lone Pine at Ballan, Victoria, 2015

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Three photographs relating to a Lone Pine planted at Ballan Victoria

Book - 'Mullawallah: The Last King Billy of Ballarat' by Janice Newton

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

56 page soft covered booklet outlining the life of Ballarat's Mullawallah (also known as King Billy or Frank Wilson). Numerous photographs. The book 'Mullawallah: The Last King Billy of Ballarat' is an initiative of Victorian Interpretive Projects. It is available for purchase for $15.00 (additional for postage). Please email ballaratstar@gmail.com for further details. Images include: Ercildoun, Lake Burrumbeet, Lal Lal Falls, William Buckley, Warrenheip, King Billy and his Camp in McCree's Paddock, King Billy and His Tribe, Carl Walter King Billy, Mary of Carngham, Rosa of Carngham, King Billy (Bullip Bullip), Queen Mary of Buninyong, Queen Marie of Ballarat, Queen Mary and King Billy and their original mia mia, Football at Ercildoune, Thomas Jerusalem, Samuel Wilson, Frank the last of the Ballarat Tribe, The Burial of King Billy, King Billy's Grave.

Historical information

Dr Janice Newton has had a long term interest in Indigenous Studies and Aboriginality, and has published papers linking Aboriginality to the counterculture and to artists and musicians. She has published a paper commenting on Ballarat's response to the death in 1896 of King Billy, the so called 'last of his tribe'. Janice has recently taught courses on 'The Anthropology of Indigenous Art' and 'Indigenous History' at Federation University Australia.

Image of souvenir ware - Apollo Bay

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A coloured picture of a coastline attached to a glass butter plate. The coastline is Cape Patton, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Historical information

Apollo Bay is located between Wye River and Cape Otway on Victoria's scenic coastal route, the Great Ocean Road. In the 1840s the Henty brothers established a whaling station at Point Bunbury on the western end of the bay. The bay was named by Captain Loutit in 1845 when he sheltered his vessel, the Apollo during a storm. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Bay)

Inscriptions & Markings

"Apollo Bay"

Photograph - Colour - Batt and Lyons Service Station, Ballarat

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph of a shop on the corner of Sturt Street and Raglan Street Ballarat undergoing refurbishment. It was redeveloped into a Subway (2012).

Historical information

When this shop was gutted to become a Subway the remnants of a former use were uncovered. It caused interest in Ballarat so the building redevelopment quickly proceeded. This photograph was taken during the few days when the Batt and Lyons evidence was on show.

Photograph - Colour - Wanda Inn, Hepburn Springs, c1995

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A colour digital image showing a picket fence, and a house in the background. The house is taken from Seventh Street and shows 'Wanda Inn' from 'Actea', (Church Avenue, Hepburn Springs) during a light snow fall. Wanda Inn was destroyed by fire in November 2003.

Historical information

Wanda Inn was a highly regarded tea room during the 1920s and 1930s, when many people traveled to Hepburn Springs for their Honeymoon. It was destroyed by fire, along with Bellinzona Guest House, in November 2003. It was the second time Bellinzona had been destroyed by fire, the first time was in 1906 when a fire wiped out most of the township of Hepburn Springs.

Photograph - Colour - Australian Road Cycling Championships, Ballarat

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photograph in digital format of a number of female bicycle riders taking part in the National Road Cycling Championships at Ballarat. The church is St Andrew's Kirk, Sturt Street, Ballarat

Historical information

Each year the national cycling championships are held at Ballarat.

Photograph - colour - Scarred Tree, Mildura

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Scarred tree on display in the Mildura Information Centre.

Historical information

The scar on this tree probably resulted from bark being removed to make a canoe.

Photograph - Colour - Granny's Grave, 2012

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Four digital images of Granny's Grave on the foreshore at Granny's Bay, Warrnambool.

Historical information

Granny's Grave was erected in 1904 and recognises the first white woman though to be buried at Warrnambool, Victoria. Granny, or Mrs James Raddleston, died in 1848 when the Warrnambool settlement was around a year old.

Photograph - colour - William Buckley's Cave, Point Lonsdale, 2015

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Six colour photographs of William Buckley's Cave at Point Lonsdale.

Photograph - Colour - Christ Church Anglican Church, Warrnambool, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour digital photographs showing external views of Christ Church, Warrnambool.