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Monthly meeting

2.00 p.m. on Friday June 7 in the TAFE Theatrette, McCrae St Bendigo.Monthly Members’ meeting. All Welcome.Speaker  Racquel Kerr from the Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. Her topic will be “Reconciliation and the work of the the Dja Dja Wurrung in Bendigo”.

Early French Boudoir doll

Composite face legs and arms. Painted features. Hair – possibly real, dark brown colour. Doll dressed in royal purple gown. Long sleeves with lace cuff. Faux fur collar around V shaped neckline at front and squared collar at back. Lace trim across front of neckline. Faux fur trim across centre …

Ella Nicholls Wedding Dress

Wedding dress worn by Ella Nicholls at her marriage to James Mitchell on 12.1.1915. James Mitchell is listed as a shearing contractor on electoral rolls 1919 at 11 Wellington St Geelong 1927 – 1967 in Bendigo First at 49 Neale St (now demolished and part of Kennington Oval precinct) Then …

Sealing set

The “Georgian” sealing set in a blue leather covered box with a brass clasp. Contents include a crucible, wax seals, matches and a spirit burner. The inside of the lid is lined with blue silk. Gold lettering reads “Patent No. 30394/10 Third Hand Patents Ltd 881 City Rd E.C. Donated …

Wooden butter mould

Wooden butter mould with dove tailed joints on corners and a hole in the base. The butter box was used to mould the butter into a traditional block shape. They needed to be kept scrupulously clean and the inside thoroughly wetted before pressing the butter into the mould.

Buddy bag belonging to Charles Martin

Name and address printed inside the bag. C Martin “Fermanagh” Pompapiel 33 Keck St Bendigo Edward MARTIN was born on 17 March 1857 at Corard, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, the son of Patrick MARTIN and Rose Anne BLEAKLEY. The family came to Australia where Patrick MARTIN appears to have died …

Buttonfest Bendigo

  Display of clothing from the BHS clothing collection at the Bendigo Buttonfest today (May 18).   Thanks to the organizers for inviting us to provide a back drop for their successful event. We were able to showcase six two piece ensembles from the 50s and 60s.

John Henry Sargood’s top hat

Top hat belonging to John Henry SARGOOD donated by his granddaughter in 2009. Information provided at time of donation. No date available. John Henry Sargood was born in Islington, Berkshire, England on 11. October 1849. He came to Euroa as a 7-year-old in 1856 and settled at Gooram. He returned …

Deaccessioning Project 2019

The Collection Management team at the Nolan Street storage facility is about to undertake a Deaccessioning Project. Initial details at link below. Bendigo Historical Society Deaccessioning Project

Wooden Butter Pats

Two wooden butter pats from about 1880. Donated by Sister Kerrins of Don Street Bendigo. Sister Kerrins ran a private hospital in Bendigo for many years. In the 19th century butter pats were used to shape butter into bricks ready for sale or use. Excess moisture is pressed out of …