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    Items from the 'Geelong Advertiser' related to the museum that existed at the Gordon Technical College, Geelong from 1887 onwards. Search on GORDON+COLLEGE+MUSEUM, Geelong Advertiser, articles, no year limits. In 1892 there was a suggestion the museum at the Geelong Free Library be transferred to the College, the first of several times this matter arose. There was a College museum by 1894 when a Field Naturalists' Club meeting was held there. Mr John Hammerton, a Geelong jeweller, became a great supporter and left his photograph and rock collection to the Gordon Museum when he died in 1928. There is mention of items donated to the museum, some of which were freaks and curiosities. There is also mention of a Wool Museum. Some items from these early days have survived to the present day in the Gordon's historic archives. The then Gordon archivist wrote in 2005 about the Gordon's collection that: "the role of the classics and antiquity in enlightening the juvenile mind was strong then. The GTC ...had exhibitions and displays of juvenile crafts from its opening days through to at least 1900 to encourage and showcase young talent and point to the potentiality of technical education for future advancement in life. "

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  1. GEELONG FREE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Monday 15 August 1892 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The monthly meeting of the committee of the Geelong Free Library and Museum was held on Friday evening. The following gentlemen, were present: Messrs ... 569 words
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    "...A letter from the secretary of the Gordon College was received suggesting that the exhibits in the museum at the library should be transferred to the college. Mr. G. M. Hitchcock attended the meeting as a deputation from the Gordon College committee, and explained what had been done there. Since the meeting of the committee he had visited the museum at the library, and found it so extensive and valuable that he could not think of asking the library committee to transfer it..."

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  2. GORDON COLLEGE MUSEUM.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 30 August 1894 p 4 Article
    Abstract: A meeting of the Geelong Field Naturalists' Club was held in the Gordon College Museum on Tuesday evening last. Mr A. J. Campbell, 286 words
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    "...A meeting of the Geelong Field Naturalists' Club was held in the Gordon College Museum on Tuesday evening last..."

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  3. GEELONG FIELD NATURALISTS' CLUB.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 2 August 1894 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The usual fortnightly meeting of the Geelong Field Naturalists' Club was held on Tuesday evening last in the museum at the Gordon College, with Mr J. 118 words
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    "...The usual fortnightly meeting of the Geelong Field Naturalists' Club was held on Tuesday evening last in the museum at the Gordon College, with Mr J. Dennant in the chair..."

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  4. GEELONG FIELD NATURALISTS' CLUB.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 16 August 1894 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The ordinary meeting of the above club was held on Tuesday evening in the museum attached to the Gordon College. In the absence of the 205 words
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    "...The ordinary meeting of the above club was held on Tuesday evening in the museum attached to the Gordon College. In the absence of the president Mr Shaw, took the chair. There was a good attendance, and a large number of specimens were exhibited by Messrs Shaw, E. Wilson, Palmer, and Hammerton, and handed over for the college museum..."

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  5. J. F. MULDER MEMORIAL. ERECTION OF PERMANENT MUSEUM BUILDING SUGGESTED.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Friday 30 December 1921 p 3 Article
    Abstract: That Geelong ewes some form of memorial to the late Mr. J. F. Mulder, is the view of Mr. G. R. King, principal of the Gordon Institute of 359 words
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  6. Valuable Gifts.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Friday 2 March 1928 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The very fine museum owned by the late Mr. John Hammerton, of Little Ryrie-street, jeweller, has been left to the public of Geelong, while his 77 words
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    "...The very fine museum owned by the late Mr. John Hammerton, of Little Ryrie-street, jeweller, has been left to the public of Geelong, while his photographic and museum books are to go to the museum of the Gordon Institute of Technology..."

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  7. Hammerton Museum
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Wednesday 23 January 1929 p 4 Article
    Abstract: At the meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Geelong City Council yesterday afternoon, the Town Clerk (Mr A. L. Walter) submitted a 121 words
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  8. SHEEP'S HEAD MODELS.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Saturday 22 January 1921 p 3 Article
    Abstract: An interesting collection of sheep's head models yesterday reached the Gordon College. They came from the Sydney Museum, and were presented to the co ... 113 words
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  9. MR. PLAIN MIGHT SEE TO THIS.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Friday 24 June 1910 p 3 Article
    Abstract: At the complimentary social tendered at Brim to Mr., Mrs. and Miss Putland, who are settling in Geelong, the speakers poked good-humored fun at the 318 words
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    "...A well-marked tiger snake, measuring 4ft. 6in. has been captured alive by Mr. Frank Shepherd, licensee of the Wallington Hotel. It was an object of much curiosity at a Moorabool-street hotel yesterday; and is to be handed over to the Gordon College Museum..."

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  10. GORDON TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Friday 11 November 1892 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The council or the above college met on Tuesday evening, when Mr G. M. Hitchcock occupied the chair, and there were also present: Messrs J. Strong. H ... 385 words
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    "...Mr Grieve stated that Messrs Alcock and Co., of Melbourne, had promised a very useful exhibit for the college museum, in the shape of a collection of woods..."

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  11. 25 YEARSAGO
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Saturday 25 July 1925 p 12 Article
    Abstract: Extracts from the files of the "Geelong Advertiser" for the week ended July 28, 1900.Mr [?] and Mr Carr have 981 words
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    "...The idea is that the museum should be transferred to the Gordon College, where there is an exhibition of a similar character, leaving the Free Library available for the art gallery. There is everything to be said in favor of the proposal, for the picture gallery would bring the library into wider notice, and the combined museum at the Gordon College would be one of a presentable character..."

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  12. GORDON TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Friday 12 August 1892 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The council of the above institution met on Tuesday evening, when there were present—Messrs G. M. Hitchcock (in the chair). H. T. Howard, W. W. Bradl ... 301 words
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    "...A communication was received from Mr Arthur Wilson, Hon. Secretary to the Field Naturalists and Science Association, urging the council to make provisions for the increasing stock of specimens. It was resolved that a small sum be voted for specimen cases, and the museum committee was recommended to expend it to
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  13. GORDON COLLEGE MUSEUM.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Tuesday 28 August 1894 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The council of the Gordon College beg to acknowledge with thanks the following donations to the museum at the college: Exhibit showing manufacture wo ... 218 words
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  14. GORDON COLLEGE WOOL MUSEUM.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 10 November 1921 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Extensive alterations have recently been made to the Gordon College Wool Museum. Ail the show cases are being refitted and are to be filled with 220 words
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  15. GEELONG.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 1 September 1903 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The latest curiosity added to the Gordon College Museum is a rabbit's head with two projecting tusks fully three-quarters of an inch in length. The c ... 101 words
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  16. A FREAK PIG.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Tuesday 5 March 1912 p 2 Article
    Abstract: A strange-looking freak was exhibited at the cattle yards yesterday. It consisted of a pig which had been born in a litter of 12 on the property of 93 words
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  17. A RARE SPECIMEN.
    The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Friday 20 March 1903 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Mr D. M'Lennan, of Fern Grove Manor, Barwon Downs, has forwarded a rare specimen of the flyiny fox, to be placed amongst the collection of ouri[?]s o ... 72 words
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  18. CASKET OF OAK FROM ROOF OF EARL HAIG'S HOME Geelong Museum Treasure
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 11 February 1928 p 14 Article
    Abstract: GEELONG, Saturday. -- In the architectural museum of the Gordon Institute of Technology there is a carved, casket made of oak, which was for 161 words
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  19. HAIG CASKET 800 YEARS OLD IN A GEELONG INSTITUTE
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Wednesday 15 February 1928 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The Gordon Institute claims to have a carved casket made of oak, which was for 800 years part of a beam in Earl Haig's home, Bemersydse (says a 84 words
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  20. A Gordon Treasure
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Saturday 11 February 1928 p 6 Article
    Abstract: One of the most valued treasures to the Architectural museum at “The Gordon” Is a carved casket made of oak which was for 800 years in 156 words
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