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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 …

1827 Wooden Pastry Wheel

Small wooden pastry wheel for making patterns on butter or shortbread pastry. Dated 1827 with initials IY. Donated by Elizabeth Robshaw of Don Street Bendigo. The pastry wheel could have been handed down to Elizabeth either from her mother Elizabeth Young or her aunt Charlotte Young. The mother of Elizabeth …

Heritage Festival 2019

Two wonderful activities over the weekend organized by the Bendigo Branch of the National Trust. On Saturday a large group of people joined a walking tour of the White Hills Botanic Gardens learning about the history of the Gardens and visiting the only remaining original section of the Bendigo Creek …

Bendigo Buttonfest

The Bendigo Buttonfest 2019 organized by the Victorian Button Collectors Club will be held on Saturday 18 May from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm at St Andrew’s Uniting Church 26 Myers St Bendigo. Entry is $4.00 per adult. Children under 12 free. The Bendigo Historical Society will be setting up …