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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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Photographs - colour - Damian Finlayson presenting at Mining Mud and Medals, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

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

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Photograph - colour - Ballarat Prisoner of War Memorial, 2009

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The Ballarat Prisoner of War Memorial is by sculptor Peter Blizzard.

Photograph - Colour - Flanders Poppies Grown in Ballarat

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Colour photographs of Flanders Poppies grown in Ballarat.

Photograph - colour - Approaching Mount Buninyong from the Geelong Side, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photographs showing Mount Buninyong as approached on the Geelong side.

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.

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.

Photograph - Colour - Eureka Stockade Memorial Park Playground

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A number of painted 'soldiers' made out of timber 'guard' the playground at the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park.

Historical information

The Eureka Stockade battle was fought at Ballarat on Sunday 03 December 1854. The site is memorialised with a park.

Photograph - Colour - Fabrizio Crippa's Pear Tree, Hepburn Springs

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Am old pear tree stands in a garden with a building in the back ground.

Historical information

Fabrizio Crippa of Monza, Italy built a double storey villa in 1864 on the Main Road in Hepburn Springs. The surrounding land was planted with vines and fruit trees. The pear tree is most probably one of Fabrizio Crippa's original plantings.

Gallipoli souvenir scarf

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Photographs of a souvenir scarf depicting the Gallipoli campaign during World War One.

Photograph - Colour - White Flat Grandstand

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Five digital photographs of the grandstand at the White Flat Oval, Ballarat. Known as the A.E. 'Sonny' Mark Stand, it was opened in May 1934.

Historical information

In 1925 there was a group known as the White Flat Improvement Committee. The White Flat Sports Reserve was officially opened on 18 March 1925 at which time Sir Alexander Peacock said that 'a wonderful change had been brought about at White Flat , and those who had brought it about would have the gratification of knowing that they were providing inestimable pleasure for the children and young people.' In 1934 the grandstand was moved to White Flat from the defunct Buninyong Racing Club. Albert Edward (Sonny) Mark was a foundation member of the Golden Point Cricket Club in 1910/1911 and part of the first Premiership side. He was a prominent A grade player and committee member for many years, including being Treasurer of the Club from at least 1933/34 to 1938/39. He acted as Golden Point delegate to the Ballarat District Cricket Association from 1934 to 1938. Sonny served as a Member of the White Flat committee from 1932/1933 to 1948/1949. Every year from the year 1933 until the Club went into recess in 1942 he took the chair for the election of President at annual meetings, an honour now reserved for Life Members. The B.D.C.A. B Grade shield named in Sonny Mark's honour for his contribution to the Golden Point Cricket Club and also to Ballarat cricket . He was instrumental in having the Grandstand at White Flat constructed and it was named in his honour. (http://goldenpoint.cricketvictoria.com.au/lifemembers.html)

Correspondence - Correspondence by Arthur Elton Tandy

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Cartoons - World War One Cartoons by Edwin Cannon

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Digital images of a number of cartoons published in the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916. Ted Cannon sent cartoons home to Ballarat from the World War One front.

Historical information

Edwin (Ted) Cannon was born at Ballarat on 30 July 1895, the only son of Edwin and Florence Cannon. He studied art at the Ballarat School of Mines Technical Art School. Ted displayed a talent for industrial design but it was his black and white work that 'drew' most attention. His cartoons and caricatures, heavily influenced by Phil May, were of a particularly high standard. During the Ballarat Exhibition of 1913 Ted's work was singled out for notice and he was awarded First Prize. After completing his art course Ted was employed as an assistant teacher at the Ballarat Technical Art School, before taking a position as cartoonist with the Ballarat Star newspaper at the end of 1914. With the war raging in Europe Ted discovered a darker aspect for his artwork, but, still, he could not resist depicting Turkey as a full-feathered, fez-wearing bird. In 1915 Ted was awarded the prestigious Victorian Education Department Senior Technical School Scholarship. Only months into his scholarship, Ted volunteered for the AIF. A keen member of the local 71st "City of Ballarat" Regiment Ted was already primed for a life in the army. He embarked from Port Melbourne on 23 November 1915 with reinforcements to the 6th Infantry Battalion bound for Egypt. It was during the Battle of Pozieres on the Western Front that Ted Cannon came into his own. His work with the Scout Platoon (under the command of Lieutenant Jack Rogers) sketching the enemy's gun emplacements proved invaluable to the Brigade and brought Ted to the attention of the Australian High Command. On 13 September 1916 Ted was given a special assignment for General C.B.B. White. Ted was sent out forward of the Old Mill at Verbrandenmolen (in the Ypres Salient) to draw a panorama of the German lines in the area from Hill 60 to The Bluff. It was a hazardous task and Ted was warned to be careful. Tragically he was sniped by an enemy machine-gunner and sustained severe abdominal wounds. Stretcher-bearers rushed him to the 17th Casualty Clearing Station where he was operated on by the doctors at 8.30 that night. With little chance of success, but ever resilient, Ted remained conscious almost to the end. He died early in the morning of the 14 September 1916. His body was buried in the large Military Cemetery at Lijssenthoek. See http://www.ballarat.edu.au/about-ub/history/art-and-historical-collection/ub-honour-roll/c/edwin-joseph-ted-cannon-1895-1916

Photograph - Digital - Buttercup in Smythesdale Cemetery, 2013

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Colour digital image of a yellow buttercup growing in the Smythesdale Cemetery.

Historical information

While visiting Smythedale Cemetery the Buttercup was pointed out. It was commented that "it was rare to see a Buttercup these days".

Photograph - Colour - Old Air Vent

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Colour photograph showing an air vent at the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (side entrance).

Photograph - colour - Statue of Saint Mary MacKillop

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Detail of a Statue of St Mary MacKillop from the exterior of the Catholic Cathedral at Adelaide, South Australia.

Historical information

Mary MacKillop was the first Australian canonised a saint by the Catholic Church.

Map - New Zealand, c1864

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Photograph - Colour - Former Gervasoni House at Yandoit Creek, 2013.

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Ten colour photographs of a drystone building at Yandoit Creek.

Historical information

The drystone house was built by Carlo Gervasoni, Luigi Gervasoni, Battista Nana and Ambrogio Invernizzi. The large shed was placed in close proximity to the house c2013.

Photograph - colour - Redruth Gaol, Burra, South Australia

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of colour photographs featuring a stone gaol.

Historical information

Redruth Gaol was constructed in 1856. It was the first South Australian gaol to be built outside Adelaide. The goal was built to house 30 prisoners (male and female). It closed in 1897 at which time the prisoners were transferred to Gladstone Gaol. The former Redruth Gaol was renovated and started a new life as a Girls' Reformatory in 1897 and closed in 1922. This gaol was used in the film 'Breaker Morant'.

Photograph - digital - General Allenby entering Jerusalem via the Jaffe Gate, 1918

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Black and white photograph showing soldiers entering Jerusalem via the Jaffe Gate.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: General Allenby entering Jerusalem by the Jaffe Gate. Valuable photo. Palestine 1918

Photograph - Colour - Koroit Avenue of Honour, 2015

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Koroit Avenue of Honour in ANZAC Avenue, Koroit.

Historical information

In October 1918 the name of Albert Street Koroit was changed to ANZAC Avenue as a memorial to those who served during World War One. An Avenue of trees was planted in their honour

Photograph - colour - Eastern Town Hall Gardens, Barkly Street, Ballarat East, 2015

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

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 - digital - catholic church murtoa 00032

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Digital image of the interior of the Catholic Church at Murtoa. Image is taken from the choir loft and shows the altar, seating and roof detail

Photograph - Colour - Former Maryborough Woollen Mill, 2012

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph - Colour - Bluestone stables at Beaufort House

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photograph of a bluestone building with timber shingle roof. It is the stables at Beaufort House, Ballarat.

Historical information

Beaufort House was used as student accomodation for Ballarat Teachers' College and later University of Ballarat Students

Photograph - Colour - Wombat near Maffra, Victoria, 1204

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A wombat walks along the roadway on the way to the Avon River, near Maffra. Once the wombat reached the river it had a good drink from the river bank.

Historical information

Wombats are indigenous to Australia.

Photograph - Colour - Hymettus Cottage, Ballarat

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Two digital images of Ballarat's hymettus Cottage. .1) The garden as it was before the 1980s drought. .2) The Cottage

Historical information

Hymettus won the Caulfield Cup in 1898 and the owners built this house, near Lake Wendouree, with the winnings. It won the title of Ballarat's Champion Cottage from 1915-18. The cottage contains many of the original furnishings and fittings and has beautiful gardens.

Photograph - colour - Petrol Bowser

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photograph of a petrol bowser in the grounds of the Bon Accord Museum, Burra, South Australia.