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Can you help identify these photos, or help with research topics or special projects?

These photos and topics relate to buildings, people, places or organisations in the Geelong Region.

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Geelong & District Database

Can you help increase the number of entries in the Geelong & District Database?   For almost 20 years volunteers in our region, across Australia and overseas have been contributing to this database - a terrific free resource for anyone researching people or places in Geelong & District.

There are many ways in which you could help:

Don't be bashful - if you've found the Geelong & District Database useful, why not put something back into this terrific project?

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Medal

Can you identify this medal?  The Nhill & District Historical Society was asked about it - it was in a box purchased at a sale - probably Geelong.

RESOLVED

This medal has now been positively identified.  From Freemasons Victoria: the medal is a foundation jewel of the Western Conclave of the Order of the Secret Monitor meeting in Terang.

The local freemasons group have been provided with the details.

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Research Topics

The following people are working on various research topics - please contact them if you can help:

  • Bicycles & bicycling in Geelong & District 1869-1980s.  Rod Charles is compiling a book on anything to do with bicycles in Geelong - riders (professional and amateur), race events, photographs, bicycle manufacturers, cyclist magazines, family stories etc.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Duneed / Mount Duneed - John Stewart is researching this district.  Any information, photographs etc. appreciated.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Connewarre - the history of the district is being compiled for 170th celebrations in October 2010.  Contact Col Hutchinson with any information, photographs etc.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Otway Soldiers - World War One - Forrest, Barramunga, Gerangamete, Barwon Downs, Murroon & Pennyroyal.  Pam Jennings is compiling a booklet on all these soldiers - photographs especially appreciated.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • 11 Federal politicians who have held the seat of Corio - the first was Richard Crouch.  Peter Mansfield is interested in these politicians and also in people who stood for Corio but lost in federal elections since 1901.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  

 

Schools

RESOLVED: thank you

We are trying to sort out a series of school register indexes compiled over a number of years by the Geelong Family History Group for schools in the Barrabool Shire.  These entries are in our Potpourri database.

  

 

Bricks

This advertisement appeared on the front page of the Geelong Advertiser on 19 Dec 1840 and 26 Dec 1840.

What was "THE BRICKS: Branch Association"?

"Bricks" have been identified in Tasmania - generally louts who if they broke a window yelled "Bricks" as they fled.  It is not known if this was a similar "group" in Geelong!

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PJ001

The caption says "Birregurra is going ahead" but is it a photo of Birregurra or Ondit or ??

The photograph was reproduced in the Geelong Advertiser in the 1970s however "locals" ask - is it really Birregurra.  Can you help - names of shopkeepers etc. - to identify the correct location?

IDENTIFIED: this is Cressy and NOT Birregurra.  Confirmed with electoral rolls etc and a photo on the SLV Picture Catalogue showing these actual buildings.

View the 2nd image on the right or follow this link and look at a larger version of the image H87.52/131 taken c1909-1914. 

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DM001 Information about this painting and the MOTH family can be found here.

IDENTIFIED: a member of the MOTH family has been in touch and provided some terrific information on the family and the shop

 

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Z004 Ocean Grove school in 1953 - Grade 1 ?

Can you help identify students in this photo?

Front row (L-R): 1, 2, 3, 4
2nd row (L-R): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
3rd row (L-R): 1, 2, Jeff CARTER, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Back row (L-R): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

To help with the identification, a list of possible students (based on age) has been provided.
 

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W002 Building ruins - former hotel or house?

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Z001, Z002 and Z003 Stained Glass Window - located in storage on the Bellarine Peninsula or near by. 

Centre piece :

Born at Falkirk Scotland March 7th 1821
A P
1852
Left England October 4th 1847

Is it AP or AF?
Is 1852 year of death?
If this is a memorial window, who is A P / A F?

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W001 IDENTIFIED: Identified as St Luke's Methodist Church, Highton - it still exists but a new church has been built in front of it.

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AM001

This photo was taken by J. LOCKWOOD who was operating from 102 Moorabool St, Geelong in 1912 and from 92 Moorabool Street 1917-31.

Can you tell us anything about the band, the people, etc.?

IDENTIFIED: as a Salvation Army Band, but not confirmed which Corps.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 05:03  

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