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Search Results for: Agnes Ballantyne

  1. The ‘Monster Petition’ and the Women of Davis Street

    …sidences. On that day in 1891, nearly one-third of Davis Street women signed the petition for the franchise. Did Agnes Lewis sign happily? Did Sarah Coulthard need to be persuaded? We will never know the answers, but these are not idle questions. In 1891, these women were willing to challenge the status quo even though they were working-class, immigrants (in the cases of Jessie and Ada) and mothers. The Women of Davis Street 12 Agnes Lewis was a…

  2. Nichola Cooke:

    …ertising sailing of Amelia Thompson, Suffolk Record Office, M942, Papers, Earl of Stradbroke On 28 April 1836, Agnes Sargent and her four daughters boarded the Amelia Thompson at Gravesend, arriving at Launceston on 26 August that year. 7 The ship’s passenger lists describe the family as Mrs Agnes Sargent (also Sargeant/Seargeant) aged 50, and her four daughters, who all received the bounty for single women: Mrs MA Cooke a widow aged 28,…

  3. Reading Insanity’s Archive:

    …dialogics of the colonial encounter, and a space where the schema of colonialism [is] worked out’, as Tony Ballantyne suggests. 19 Ballantyne’s own explorations of archival practices have been presented to New Zealand archivists through their professional journal Archifacts. In ‘Rereading the archive’ he shows that a re-examination of the nature of archives can shed light on the actual colonial encounters of the past. In o…

  4. Rescuing the Regent Theatre

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 11, 2012.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Louise Blake. by Louise Blake Louise Blake has had an interest in performing arts history since she discovered the PROMPT collection of theatre programmes at the National Library of Australia more than ten years ago. She has a post-graduate diploma in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of Canberra and a Masters in Biography and…

  5. Round 11 Recipients – Local History Grants Program

    East Gippsland Family History Group Inc Digitise Bairnsdale Advertiser – Stage 2 (1932-1972) Awarded: $7,800 A project to digitise reels of the microfilmed newspaper. A copy of the project will be provided to the National Library (Trove) and the State Library of Victoria. Friends of Kurth Kiln Interpretation Panels for Gas Producer Display Awarded: $7,800 Create an interpretative display for a collection of six Charcoal Gas Producers as p…

  6. PROVguide 29: Wills and Probate Records 1841 – 2009

    Wills and Probate – Wills and Probate Records 1841 – 2009 Wills and probate records created between 1841 and 1925 have been indexed and are digitised and available online free of charge.  Wills and probate records created between 1926 and  2009 have now been indexed and are available to order online and view within our reading room at North Melbourne. Access is available using the online Victorian Probate Index, with access to digitised w…

  7. Campbell and Woolley’s Store

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 10, 2011.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Joan Hunt. by Joan Hunt Joan Hunt is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, where she served several terms on Council, partly as vice‑president and partly as convenor of the History Victoria Support Group. Her work in community history spans thirty‑seven years, from Dandenong Historical Society committee membership in 1974 to…

  8. Lowe Kong Meng and Chinese Engagement in the International Trade of Colonial Victoria

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 11, 2012.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Paul Macgregor. by Paul Macgregor Paul Macgregor is an historian who is the convenor of the Melbourne Chinese Studies Group, and was the curator of Melbourne’s Museum of Chinese Australian History from 1990 to 2005. He is the editor of Histories of the Chinese in Australasia and the South Pacific (1995), and joint editor of both Chinese in O…

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