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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 3 December 1920 p 1 Family Notices
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    ROSE.—On the 1st December 1920, at his resi-
    dence, "Oxonia," Jessie street, East Malvern,
    Frederick John Rose, founder of the Victorian
    Deaf and Dumb Institution, beloved brother of
    Mrs. E. A Duncan, 77 Carlisle street, St. Kilda,
    and devoted father of Emmie, Fred, and the late
    Ellen Blanche, aged 89.

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  2. Classified Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 20 December 1920 p 12 Advertising
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    NOTICE ls hereby given, that after thc expiration
    of fourteen days from the publication hereof
    application will be made to the Supreme Court
    of Victoria, in its Probate Jurisdictin, that PRO
    late of "Oxonia," Jessie street, East Malvern, ir.
    the Stale of Victoria, gentleman, deceased, may
    be granted to THE TRUSTEES, FXECUTORS,
    street, Melbourne, in the said State, tho executor
    appointed by the said will.
    Dated the seventeenth day of December, one
    thousand nine hundred and twenty.
    MARTIN and MARTIN, Equitable Building, Col-
    lins street. Melbourne.

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 30 November 1940 p 6 Article
    Abstract: THE pioneer in the education of the deaf and dumb in Victoria was Frederick John Rose, himself a deaf mute, who opened a private school in Henry 596 words
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    By A. W. GREIG
    THE pioneer in the education of the
    deaf and dumb in Victoria was Fred-
    erick John Rose, himself a deaf mute,
    who opened a private school in Henry
    st., Windsor, about the end of 1860. As
    it was found impossible to make the
    school self-supporting, a provisional com-
    mittee was formed in 1862 which
    inaugurated a deaf and dumb institu-
    tion and appealed to the public for
    funds. The movement was well sup-
    ported, and the school was moved to
    more commodious premises in Commer-
    cial rd., Prahran. In 1865 a grant of
    land and substantial monetary assist-
    ance were received from the Government,
    and the following year saw the erection
    of the present Deaf and Dumb Institu-
    tion in St. Kilda rd.
    Just about this time the public con-
    science was also being awakened on
    behalf of those who had been deprived
    of sight. As soon as the premises in
    Commercial rd. were vacated by the Deaf
    and Dumb Institution they were taken
    over by the committee, which was about
    to establish an asylum and school for
    the blind. Again the Government gave
    assistance, and in 1868 the Blind Asylum
    was erected in close proximity to the
    Deaf and Dumb Institution.
    Policemen in Summer
    I suppose that most people have for-
    gotten that at one time the summer
    uniform of the police included trousers
    of white duck, white covers for the
    helmets, and, I think, white cotton
    gloves. I am not sure when the white
    trousers were abolished, but I know that
    in October, 1890, the change was receiv-
    ing consideration.
    Music on a Tombstone
    I am indebted to Mr. A. T. Latham
    (Brighton) for directing my attention to
    a tombstone in the old graveyard ad-
    joining St. Andrew's Church of Eng-
    land, Brighton, which is unique in having
    several bars of music engraved upon it.
    It marks the resting place of W. B.
    Wray, an organist, who came to Aus-
    tralia in search of health, bringing with
    him a family of young children, whom
    he organised as a concert company under
    the name or the "Little Nightingales."
    They had some success at suburban
    musical entertainments and in the pro-
    vinces in 1860, but in April, 1861, the
    father died suddenly from the breaking
    of a blood vessel. The mother appears
    to have made an attempt to carry on,
    for in October, 1861, the Wray family
    made their reappearance at the Assem-
    bly Rooms, Brighton, but I have not
    been able to trace their subsequent his-
    Brick Carting
    Residents of Brunswick and Parkville
    used to be familiar with the strings of
    brick carts which travelled into town
    along the tram line laid down on the
    east side of Sydney rd. for their benefit.
    Before its installation the traffic from
    the brickyards must have been exceed-
    ingly difficult in wet weather, to say
    nothing of the damage to the roads. On
    one occasion at least experiments were
    made with a traction engine. According
    to "The Australasian" of November 12,
    1370, this "put in an appearance at
    Brunswick, with a string of lorries at-
    tached, which were taken to some of the
    brickyards in Victoria st. and there
    loaded with 7,000 bricks, or about 14
    horse loads." Thus burdened the train
    of lorries did not get very far before it
    was brought to a standstill by the con-
    dition of the roadway, but an additional
    pressure of steam enabled, the engine
    to once more set the trucks in motion,
    and when Sydney rd. was reached
    matters went quite easy.

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 16 February 1859 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—In your journal of Monday I saw a few lines in behalf of the deaf and dumb of this colony, where there is neither books nor instruction for them ... 140 words
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    Letter in Argus rin response to a letter two days previously (signed G) re a school for the deaf in Mebourne - these two letters drew a response from Frederick John Rose who was the founder of the Deaf and Dumb Institution

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 24 February 1859 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—I have noticed a letter in your journal, signed "G.," and another signed "A Widow," concerning the want of an institution for the deaf and dumb ... 246 words
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    Letter to the Editor form Frederick John Rose giving his support for a school for the deaf

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  6. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 28 April 1859 p 3 Advertising
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    Advertisement placed by Frederick John Rose seeking a response from the parents of deaf children in an effort to ascertain if sufficient numbers to sestablish a school for deaf children

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  7. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 26 November 1859 p 7 Advertising
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    Advertisement seeking the addresses of deaf children for the purpose of establishing a school for the deaf

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  8. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 1 June 1859 p 3 Advertising
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    Advertisement placed by Frederick John Rose seeking the names and addresses of deaf children

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  9. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 6 November 1860 p 8 Advertising
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    Advertisement by Frederick John Rose announcing the establishment of a school for the deaf

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 8 July 1907 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—A correspondent, in "The Argus" of June 28. made a statement that "mention of Mr. F. J. Rose, in 'The Argus' of Saturday, as the founder of the ... 277 words
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    Letter to the Editor form F J Rose stating that Rev William Moss Wass the founder of the Deaf and Dumb Institute

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 11 March 1908 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—We enclose herewith cheque (£5) towards the fund being raised for Mr. F. J. Rose, the founder of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution. 168 words
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    A Vetrans Reward

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 10 March 1908 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—I feel grateful to "The Argus" for inserting the appeal on behalf of Mr. F. J. Rose, the founder of the Victorian Denf and Dumb Institution. I h ... 491 words
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    A Vetrans Reward - testimonial

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 5 June 1863 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—I have received from the Deaf and Dumb Institution, New Zealand, a cheque for the sum of £5, as a contribution to the above (per Mr. Charles Oll ... 68 words
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    F j Rose Nelson Street

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  14. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 24 November 1864 p 4 Family Notices
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    Family Notices - birth of daughter

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  15. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 19 October 1874 p 1 Family Notices
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    Death Notic Frederick Tefler

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 22 July 1913 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A meeting of the life members and subscribers to the funds of the Victorian Deaf and Du[?] Institution was held yesterday afternoon at the institutio ... 427 words
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    Annual Report of Institute

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  17. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 22 January 1872 p 4 Family Notices
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    Death notice of Sarah Lewis grandmother of Mrs F J Rose

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  18. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 8 February 1873 p 4 Family Notices
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    Birth notice of son - stillborn

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  19. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 14 March 1892 p 1 Family Notices
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    Rev William Moss in memoriam

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  20. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 20 July 1887 p 1 Family Notices
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    Deat notice of Henry Vaughn Tefler brother of Mrs F J Rose

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  21. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 30 August 1927 p 1 Family Notices
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    Death Notice Emma Ann Duncan sister of Frederick John Rose

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 29 April 1891 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Last evening the annual tea meeting in connection with the Deaf and Dumb Mission wag held at the Y.M.C.A.A Hall, Bourke-street. After the tea a meeti ... 455 words
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    Deaf and Dumb Mission - Frederick John Rose elected Treasurer

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 1 March 1887 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The third annual general meeting of the Deaf and Dumb Young Mens Mutual Improvement Society was held on Tuesday, February 22, at their room, the Bapt ... 312 words
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    Deaf and Dumb Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society - Frederick John Rose, President

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 25 November 1912 p 10 Article
    Abstract: The rural quietness of Blackburn was pleasabtly disturbed on Saturday afternoon, when a large number of visitors attended to witness the formal openi ... 632 words
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    Lake Park, Blacburn opening of women's wing

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  25. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 17 July 1889 p 1 Family Notices
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    THE Friends of the late Mr. FRANK WILLIAM
    ROSE, manager of the Coffee Palace, Smith-
    street, Fitzroy, are most respectfully invited to follow
    his remains to their last resting-place, in the Mel-
    bourre General Cemetery.
    The funeral will move from the residence of his
    brother, Mr. Frederick Rose, Deaf and Dumb Institu-
    tion, corner of High-street and St. Kilda road,
    Prahran, THIS DAY (Wednesday, July 17, 1889), at a
    quarter to 2 o'clock p.m., passing over Prince's-bridge
    about half-past 2, en route to cemetery.

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  26. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 13 July 1871 p 4 Family Notices
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    ROSE-STEPHENS. -On the 12th inst., by the Rev.
    William Moss, at the Victorian Deaf and Dumb In-
    stitution, Melbourne, Frank Rose, youngest son of
    the late Mr. John Rose, to Mary Ann, relict of the
    late Mr. E. Stephens, of Maryborough. No cards.

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 16 July 1889 p 1 Family Notices
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    ROSE. —On the 15th inst., at the Alfred Hospital (pay-
    ing ward), Frank W. Rose, late manager Fitzroy
    Coffee Palace, beloved husband of Mary A. Rose,
    also youngest son of the late John Rose, Oxford,
    England, and beloved brother of Frederick J. and
    Emma A. Rose, aged 54.

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  28. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1862. In the Legislative Assembly yesterday,
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 28 February 1862 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Mr. O'SHANASSY rose, immediately after the Speaker had taken the chair, and communicated to the House the painful news of the sudden death of His Roy ... 6026 words
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    Vielorian philanthropists . havo long been?
    anxious for the establishment of a deaf andC
    dumb institution, but lill very lately none save 1
    tho Hon. George Coppin have exerted themselves'j
    in its behalf. That, however, which public Bym-i]
    pathy iäuld not effect, has boon attempted by ^
    privato enterprise, aided by the Denominationali
    School Boaid. A privato school for deaf and
    dumb children has been opened some timo at r
    Henry-stieot, Windsor, under the management^
    of a Mr. Hose, himself a mute, trained at the¿
    London institution, and also under the auspices',
    of the Denominational School Board. Tho terms
    wore not fixed at a high rate, 2a. Od. perj
    week for day pupils, and £7 10s. por quarter fott1
    boarders, being all that was charged ; but evens
    under such favourable eircumstanoes it has been
    found that only four paying pupils attended, fourí.
    others receiving gratuitous instruction, while1.
    many other deaf and dumb children of poor
    parentB could not et en afford this trilling fee ;'
    nor could the institution afford to tako them in./
    Iho Douominationul School Board havo rondered
    assistance in tho shape of £100 per annum,',
    but the fact has been found to be, that tho sohool "
    Vill not pay unless something moro is done. To
    meet this difficulty, a number of gentlemen havo*
    formed themselves into a provisional committee,-'
    for the purpose of ultimately founding an
    asylum, and in the meantime of providing
    means for the schooling of those deaf,
    mutes whoso parents aro unable to pay
    for their education by Mr. Eoso. These 1
    gentlemen have now appealed to the Victorian
    public for aid, and it is to bo hoped that they ?
    w11 to successful. Mr. Boso has been authorized j
    to collect funds, and the following gentlemen,
    members of the committee, will also gladly
    receive subscriptions :-Messrs. ii. Jennings, *
    H. 8elvvn 8mith, D. Inglis, J. T. Harcourt/
    James Wsowould, and Alexander Morrison ; tho
    Hev. D. Macdonald, the Bo v. S. Lloyd Chase/
    tno Rev. James Bickford, and tho Eev. W.,
    Moss, Mr. M'Bain has been appointed treasurer
    to tho oommittce.'and the Be v. W. Moss, seere-J

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  29. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 7 July 1862 p 8 Advertising
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    DEAF and DUMB INSTITUTION, Helson street,
    Windsor. - SUBSCRIPTIONS for Indigent
    JAMES .MACRAINE, Esq. Honorary Tresaurer

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  30. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 28 August 1862 p 8 Advertising
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    To inaugurate the above Institution, and to advocate
    Its claims, will be held (D.V.) in the Hall of the
    Melbourne Mechanics Institution on
    THURBDAY, AUGUST 28, 1862
    His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, K.C.B, has
    kindly consented to preside
    The report of the Previsionsal Committee will be
    presented, and oddresses delivered by the following
    gentlemen ;-The Bishop of Melbourne. Beva. James
    Bettford, Dr. Cairns, it H. Beecher. D. Maodonald,
    H A., A. Paul, James Taylor, and William Moss.
    The chair will be taken at half past 7 o'clock.
    A collection will be made at tke door in aid of the
    funds of tho institution.
    WILLIAM MOSS, Secretary pro tem.

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  31. FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1862.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 29 August 1862 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The last days of P[?]pal Rome are being illuminated by what, in the language of the theatrical posters, may be termed "a blaze of splendour." The 6916 words
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    An institution having for its special object the
    instruction of deaf and dumb children was
    inaugurated last night, at a public meeting held
    at the Mechanics' Institute, Melbourne, under the
    presidency of His Excellency the Governor. A
    report of a provisional committee was read by the
    Rev. Wm. Moss, the secretary, from which it ap-
    pears that the institution dates its origin from a
    letter published in The Argus about three years
    ago from a lady who, having had committed to
    her care a little mute girl, was anxious to see a
    school established for the benefit of other chil-
    dren similarly afflicted. From the correspondance
    which the letter evoked, it was ascertained
    that there were between thirty and forty
    dumb persons in Melbourne at that time.
    No real commencement of a deaf and dumb
    institution, however, was made until the beginning
    of last year, when Mr. Rose, who is himself deaf
    and dumb, began one in a private way, with only
    two pupils, at Windsor, Prahran. He found that
    there was a considerable number of mute children
    whose parents were unable to pay for their in-
    struction, and this fact having come to the know-
    ledge of several gentlemen, a meeting was held in
    May, 1861, for the purpose of assisting Mr. Rose
    in his laudable endeavours to benefit his fellow
    sufferers, and to form a provisional committee,
    with the view of establishing a public institution. At
    this meeting it was resolved that immediate steps
    should be taken to commence an institution for the
    mental and moral training of the deaf and dumb,
    and that application should be made to the
    Denominational School Board for assistance. That
    application was favourably received, and £100 per
    annum was granted for the teacher's salary. The
    number of pupils soon increased to eight ; and,
    under the advice of the committee, Mr. Rose
    determined to obtain more commodious premises,
    and for that purposo rented a house in Nelson
    street, Windsor, and the Denominational School
    Board consented to make a further grant
    towards the rent. The institution has since
    been carried on there, and at present contains
    twelve pupils. The board and education of five
    of these children have been defrayed by subscrip-
    tions. Other applications have been made for
    admission, but the funds are exhausted. The
    report bore testimony to the progress which the
    children had made, and commended the claims of
    the institution to the sympathy and benevolence
    of the public. His Excellency stated that he and
    Lady Barkly had visited the school, and they
    were astonished and pleased at what they wit-
    nessed. He hoped it would become one of the
    permanent institutions of the colony. The report
    was adopted ; and the basis upon which it was
    proposed to establish the institution was read and
    agreed to. By this, it is decided that the institu-
    tion shall be called the Victorian Deaf and
    Dumb Institution, and that its affairs shall be
    administered by a president, vice-president, trea-
    surer, secretary, and a committee of twelve. The
    Governor was chosen president, and Sir W. F.
    Stawell and Mr. T. J. Sumnor were appointed
    vice-presidents, Mr. James McBain is the
    treasurer, and the Rev. W. Moss the secretary.
    The claims of the institution were advocated by
    the Bishop of Melbourne, the Rev. Jas. Bick-
    ford, the Rev. W. Moss, the Rev. Dr. Cairns, the
    Rev. M. H. Beecher, the Rev. D. Macdonald,
    Mr. H. Jennings,

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 29 August 1862 p 6 Article
    Abstract: A public meeting was held in the Mechanics' Institution last night, to inaugurate the Victoria Deaf and Dumb Institution, and to make known its claim ... 4278 words
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    Beginning of Deaf and Dumb Institution

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 16 September 1876 p 9 Article
    Abstract: The fourteenth annual meeting of the subscribers to the Deaf and Dumb Institution was held at the Assembly-hall, Collina street, on Thursday afternoo ... 1764 words
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    The fourteenth annual meeting of the BUD
    son bera to the Deaf and Dumb Institution
    was held at tho Assembly-ball, Collina street,
    on Thursday afternoon. Sir Wm. F. Stawell
    presided. There was only a very small
    The following report was submitted -" In
    submitting for the information and approval
    of subscribers a report of the proceedings of
    the post year, the committee desire at the
    outset to acknowledge their continued obli-
    gations to the great Giver of all good, to the
    Government and Parliament of Victoria, and
    to their friends the subscribers. The year,
    though not marked by any special circum-
    stances, has been one of steady and successful
    endeavour to promote the objects of the msti
    tution, and to increase- its efficiencyand usef aî-
    nées At the commencement of the yoar there
    were 82 pupils on the roll ; during ita progress
    Beven have been discharged and 11 havo been
    admitted, so that at present there are 80, ami
    the total number received mnco the founda-
    tion of the institution is 1G1 The inmates
    generally have enjoyed good health through
    out the entire year, and they have been merci
    fully preserved from that fearful epidemic
    (scarlet fever), which haa boen so prevalent
    and desolated so many homos in all parts of
    ihe colony. During the year the subscribers
    have contributed £731 6s Od. in aid of the
    maintenance fund, and £ 33 Os -id. towards
    the building account. 1 he amounts received
    from Government have been £l,bOO for main-
    tenance and £¿50 for building. In February
    last a legacy of £50 was bequeathed to the in-
    stitution by the lato Mrs M. A. Porter,
    and in April last the late Mrs. M Pender be
    queathed the Bum of £20. These sums have
    been added to the endowment fund, making
    a total on this account of £200 10s 9J , the
    whole of which has been depo«ited at in-
    terest. Application has been made to the
    bon the treasurer for the following grants in
    aid for the year 1870 77, vi? -Maintenance,
    £1,800, building, 11,500. bhould this latter
    amount be granted, the whole of the debt on
    the premises will be liquidated by the end of
    the present year, and the committee enabled
    to provide new workshops and an infirmary
    which are felt to be urgently necessary in
    order satisfactorily to carry on the operations
    and fully to realise the objects of the mstitu
    tion. Respecting the scholastic department,
    thecommittee are happy toreport that the pro-
    gress of the pupils in the various branches of
    education continues to DO highly satisfactory,
    especially when considered in connexion
    with the peculiar difficulties which attend
    the instruction of deaf mutes, and tho want
    still felt of additional teaching power. The
    committee have great pleasure in giving the
    following extracts from Mr. Inspector Sir
    corn's reports, dated respectively 8th Novem-
    ber, 1875, and 2'Jth May, 1870 -' Visited 8th
    November, 1875, from 10 23 to 12 15
    lhe general work of the school is satis-
    factory considering the difficulties under
    which the teachers labour. The children
    seem to take an interest in their leesons,
    and are very sensitive when they fail.
    The discipline is excellent, and without
    unnecessary restraint, the greatest neat-
    ness pervades the school, and the
    children are remarkably clean and tidy.
    Inspected 20th May, 1870, from 2 to
    4 42 - The school continues to be
    managed with ability, and some of the elder
    children work with accuracy suma m the
    compound rules and reduction. Several
    catch readily any novel method of operation
    which they see, and manifest no little satis*
    faction at their success. The writing
    generally exhibits care. The classes are
    kept at work as constantly as may be ex-
    pected. The discipline is good without any
    severity, and the demeanour of the children
    is pleasing Personal cleanliness and tidi-
    ness in their attire are distinguishing cha-
    racteristics of the institution.' During the
    year changea have taken place in the
    staff. Mr. Hogg resigned his poBitioa
    as assistant teacher m May last, having
    accepted the appointment of superintendent
    and teacher at the South Australian Institu
    tion for the blind and deaf and dumb, vice
    Mr. Hesketh, resigned. The latter gentle
    man has been re appointed to the situation
    formerly held by him as assistant teacher lu
    this institution, and in May last entered on
    bis work with his usual energy and zeal
    The committee have had forced on them the
    conviction that there is scant hope of obtain-
    ing a Bupply of competent teachers of deaf
    mutes either from Great Britain or from
    America, and, m view of possible contin-
    gencies, have duly considered the import-
    ance of making special arrangements
    for the training of such teachers in
    these colonies, and they strongly commend
    this subject to the immediate attention
    of the incoming committee With a view of
    meeting in some measure the growing re-
    quirements of this institution, the committee
    have appointed an additional pupil teacher
    on probation. In the industrial department
    the work of the institution has proceeded on
    tho whole satisfactorily There aro now five
    boys learning bootmaking, 10 tailoring, 11
    gardening, while all the girls are regularly
    employed either in household or needle work.
    With regard to the saie of boots and shoes
    manufactured by the bootmaker and his
    pupils, the committee havo to report that the
    results have not fully mot their expectations.
    The Bmall scale on which operations are at
    present necessarily conducted, renders it im-
    possible to compete successfully with the
    ordinary boot factories and hence ready sale
    cannot be obtained at profitable prices.
    Another drawback is also experienced in the
    fact that the institution, not being an
    aBjlum, is deprived of the labours of the ad- I
    vanced pupila just at the time when they
    begin to be profitable, and while one of ita
    mam objectB is thus realised, viz , to enable
    deaf mutes to maintain thomselves, yet the
    pecuniary success of its industrial depart-
    ment IB thereby to a considerable extent
    hindered. In order to proveut the spread of
    fire, Bhould an outbreak unfortunately occur
    in any part of tho bunding, afire hose and
    reel have been ordered, in the use of
    which Mr. Inspector Hoad has kindly
    offered to instruct the elder boys. The
    committee desire to record their sense
    of the great loss tho institution has
    sustained in the death of the late Mr, David
    Mcffat, who was for the last few years an
    active and very useful member of the com-
    mittee. The committee also regret having
    to report that two of their number have,
    during the year, been compelled by circum-
    stances to resign, viz , Mr. II Selwyn Smith,
    who boa removed to New Zealand, and Mr
    J Robb, who has gone to reside at Portland,
    the latter having been a member of com-
    mittee only a short time, and the former
    having been connected with the institution
    from ita foundation. On receipt of Mr.
    Smith's resignation the following resolution
    was passed by the committee with great
    cordiality and unanimity, viz -'Mr. II.
    Selwyn Smith having on account of his re
    his office as a member of the committee of
    the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, thia
    meeting, in accepting his resignation, desires
    to express great regret that circumstances
    have compelled him to sever his connexion
    with the institution, and at the same time
    to testify to the valuable services rendered by
    him during the past 15 years in endeavours
    to promote its BncceBS. This meeting would
    also assure Mr. Smith of ita cordial and
    earnest wishes for his happiness and pro
    Bpenty in the new sphere to which, in Divine
    Providence, he haa been led. The committeo
    take this opportunity of acknowledging their
    indebtedness to the hon. medical officers
    and hon. dentist for the kind ser-
    vices rendered by them during the
    sear; to the commissioners of the Inter-
    national Exhibition, for the gratuitous ad
    mission of the pupils to the Inhibition, by
    all of whom their visits were esteemed a
    great treat, to the hon. tho Commissioner of
    Railways, for the free passes on the sovoral
    Victorian linea, granted to the pupils whoso
    friends reBide in the country, and to the
    proprietors of the steamboat Rob Roy, who
    on the occasion of the Christmas holidays
    gave five of the pupils tree passages to and
    nom Warrnambool. The committee would
    conclude this report by recording their con-
    tinued confidence in, and their high appre-
    ciation of, the very satisfactory manner in
    which Mr. and Mrs Rose have hitherto dia
    chaiged their important duties as superin-
    tendent and matron, and by expressing an
    earnest hope that, in the good Providence of
    God, they may be spared many yoars to pre
    side over the domestic and sobolastic affairs
    of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institu-
    1 he report waa unanimously adopted. The
    balance Bueot, which was also agreed to,
    Bhowed that tor the year ending August 31,
    187C tbo maintenance fund showed a credit
    balance of £288 Is id. The expenditure on
    this head amounted to £¿,708 ia, 8d, the
    receipts to £3,990 Cs. The liabilities were
    estimated at £302 Is Id . and the assets at
    £788 1B. id. The building fund account
    showed that thore waa an overdraft on thia
    account of £257 3s, 3d Tho Govern-
    ment grant for the year 1875 G was £250,
    and the subscriptions and donations
    amounted to £470 Ills Sd. The endow-
    ment fund Bhowed that the amount de-
    posited in the account was £200 10s Od.
    The following gentlemen were appointed
    the office bearers for the ensuing year -
    Patron-Hia Excellency Sir G, F. Bowen,
    G.C M G ; president-His Honour the Chief
    Justice Sir William Foster Stawell, Kut.;
    vice-presidents-His Honour Judge Pohlman,
    Mr K. Henty, the Hon. Alexander Fraser,
    M h C , Mr. VV. J. Clarke : trustées-Hon.
    C J. Jenner, M.L C" Mr. H. Jenninga. Mr.
    ! J Wlsewould, Mr. J T. Harcourt, Mr. Jamo«
    MacBain ; bon, phjalclftu-G. H. Fetaewton,
    M.D.; hon.surgeon-Jas.T. Rudall, F.R.C.S ;
    bon. dentist, Mr. Geo. G. Barrett; hon.
    treasurer, Mr. H. C. Fraser; bon. secretary,
    Rev. William Moss; committee, Rev. J.
    Stanley Low, Rev. Murdooh MacDonald,
    Rev. J. S. Waugh. Rev. J. Wollenden, Mr. Í.
    Wieewould, Mr. G. Young, Mr. A. S. King,
    Mr. J. Bulstrode. Mr. Jno. Thomson, Mr. C.
    M. Officer, Mr. H. M. C. Gemmell, Mr. S. A.
    Richardson ; superintendent, Mr. Frederick
    J. Rose ; matron, Mrs. Frederick J. Rose.
    A vote of thanks to the chairman termi-
    nated the meeting.Fix

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    The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930) Saturday 30 July 1892 p 3 Article
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    Thirty Years' Noble Work.
    A Sketch of the Institute
    The Men Who Have Made It.
    (( The heart, the heartl oh, let ft spare
    A tiirli for otbers' inio ;
    Tbe breath that Booths a brother's care,
    Is never spent in vain,
    And tliongh it throbs at gentlest touch
    Of sorroir's faintest Oflfl.
    'Tffere better it ehoali ache too much.
    Than never ache at all.
    ' Eliza Cook.
    Just thirty years ago saw the commence
    ment of a work in Victoria which, founded
    in tbe spirit of generous and loving charity,
    was designed to alleviate tbe lot of those
    to whom Naturehad denied the gift of bear
    ing 'the slowest, yet the daintest sense,'
    or its tj rt'in sister — speech, and was destined
    to develop into a noble institution which
    has virtually given speech to the voiceless,
    and hearing to the deaf. Thirty years
    since there were many deaf mutes in the
    colony, but none to teach them ; and the
    cry went forth for teachers, who, like tbe
    fabled Prince, might break through those
    tangled and dreadful barriers within which,
    the spirits of these .poor children were
    confined, might rouse the sleepers, and
    strike off the mental fetters which bound
    them- It was lo the presence in Victoria
    at that time of Mr. Frederick J. Rose, a
    gentleman who bad personally received
    the benefits of the modern humane system
    of treatment for deaf mutes, and who was
    endowed with thought and capacity ; and
    to his meeting with the late Rev. William
    Moss, a clergyman destined to find his life
    work in charitable effort and singularly
    endowed with tbe' aptitude for organisa
    tion, that the inception of tbe noble work
    under review, the training of the deaf and
    dumb, is due. -To-day will be a memorable
    day in the history of tbe institution which
    owed its being to those two gentlemen.
    Three decades of useful work have ended ;
    the Rev. Wm. Moss passed from this
    earthly sphere little more than twelve
    months since, and now his coadjutor, Mr.
    F. J. Rose, finally retires, full of honors,
    from the supcrintcudency which be has so
    long held, and res-gnB hU staff of office
    into the hands of one who has already
    made bis mark in connection with the
    institution —Mr. William Jones. One
    epoch closes, another opens, and we com
    memorate the day by the portraits which
    we give herewith of the founders of the
    institution, of their worthy successor, and
    of the institution itself.
    A Chapter of History.
    Towards the close of I860 Mr. Rose, who
    as a deaf mute had received his education
    in the London Institution, commenced a
    ' day school for those similarly afllictcd, in
    j Peel-strcct, Windsor, in consequcncc of
    I appeals which had been made through the
    columns of tbe Press. He commenced with
    one pupil, but having enlisLed the sympathy
    of the Rev. William Moss, at that time
    pastor of the Prabran Independent Church,
    and it having been ascertained that there
    were many deaf and duipb children in the
    colony whose parents were unable tQ pay
    for their special education, it wqs decided
    to extend the basis of the scheme, and a
    meeting was coqreopd by the l)ev. Mr.
    Moss and held in the Scots* Church, Mel
    bourne, on the GtbMay, 1861, among those
    present being the Hon. George. Rolfc. the
    Revs. Dr. MacDonald, J. Bickford, and W.
    Mess ; the latter gentleman was elected
    secretary and a provisional committee was
    formed. In August, 1862, the institution
    was fairly launched at a public meeting
    held in the Melbourne Athenaeum, presided
    over by the Governor, Sir Henry Barkly,
    K.C.B. From that time, with Messrs. Rose
    and Moss as superintendent and . secretary
    respectively, the course of tbe institution
    became one of conlinuing'prosperity, gener
    ous support being forthcoming from the
    Government, the public, and .tho press ;
    but it was not until 1865 that an endeavour
    was made to erect a permanent structure
    in which to house the scholars. Finally
    .the government of the day allotted that
    splendid six-acre aite at - the corner ? of
    High-stieet and St. Kilda-road upra which
    tbe structure, as shown in our engraving,
    was afterwards erected. The memorial
    stone was laid by His Excellency, 6ir
    Charles Darling, K.-/.B., on tbe 6th March,
    1866, and on the 18th of the following -
    October the centre and south wing of tbe
    edifice were opened by Sir H. Manners
    Sutton, K;C.B. Tbe northern wing, neces-/
    «ary to complete 'tbe original design, *wqs
    erected in 1871, the total cost of the whole
    work being £28,000,'of which* the Gortsrn
    ment contributed £16,000. It iBeminently
    satisfactory to note in this connection, that
    the institute bas been free Irom debt since
    the year 1878.
    - hast Tear's Changes. '
    After nigh thirty years' association in the
    institute the woric of the. Rev. Wm. Moss
    and Mr. Rose was broken in the«arly'psrt
    of last year by ttie death of the former,
    while subsequently Mr. Rose decided to
    withdraw from active psirticipation;in the
    management, his wife's health necessitating
    her vacating tbe. position of matron. Her
    resignation, together with that of Miss Rose
    as a teaoher, was 1 therefore regretfully
    accepted, and Mr. Rose was appointed non
    resident principal, a position which, .he
    retained up to last June.
    Meanwhile Mr. William Jones, a gentle
    man who for seventeen years bad fulfilled
    the duties of assistant secretary, was pro
    moted to the superintcndency out of which
    Mr. Rose had steppe I, and his wife lo the
    position of matron, and in thoBe capacitics
    have proved themselves admirably adapted
    for tbe work by their method and teal and
    by the affectionate interest they have dis
    played towards the scholars which is
    thoroughly reciprocated by tbe latter.
    Past and Present Work.
    Since the establishment of the institution
    317 pupils have been received into it, the
    number at present on the' roll being 00,
    viz., 83 boys and 27 girls, but ^.bere is
    ample asoommodation for many more. It
    is known that there are some deaf mutes
    in tbe colony whose education is being
    neglected, and with a, view, to reaching
    these the committee bave requested the
    Education Department to cause enquiries
    to be made, and it is to be hoped that with
    the. completion of tbe^cenins retnrns.aome
    authentic information on this point will be
    obtained, as it is desired that the benefits
    of the institution shotrid be extended to
    every child needing them. There is in
    some cases a feeling on tbe part of the
    parents against sending their afficted little
    ones to a public asylum, but
    A Glance at tbe Institution
    such as we enjoyed . on Wednesday last,
    would effectually dissipate any fears that
    the scholars would not be tenderly
    cherished, and cared for. Wc found our
    selves on that bright, sunshiny winter's
    day in tbe midst of sixty as happy-looking,
    contented, and carefully-tended children
    as could well be imagined, while their
    animation and intelligence rendered it
    difficult to realise that they were devoid of
    the faculties of speech and bearing.
    Bnt, in truth, all the surroundings go to
    engender, health and cheerfulness. Tbe
    pleasantly situated home in its spaoioas
    and well kept groqnds, is bright without
    iu tbe winter sunshine and bright within
    with home comforts. Beautifully and
    scrupulously clean, the whole refieots tbe
    greatest credit upon tho matron, Mrs.
    Jones. We visited the dormitories, the
    lavatories, schoolroom, the well-fittcd-up
    vashboasc, the cooking department, and
    were everywhere convinced of the admir
    able order and the thorough cleanliness
    observed. Cleanliness i Why the children
    arc kept in such admirable health that
    actually a
    Weil-Appointed Hospital
    which has been crccted in a far-away
    corner at a cost of £800 lias barely been
    called into requisition, and during the
    last year Dr. Harricks has only been called
    upon to write one prescription. Recently
    a gymnasium has been fitted up at a cost of
    £60, upon which the children arc moBt
    expert, and from which tbey derive no
    little amusement as well as nn accession of
    muscular strength, being under tbe tuition
    of a visiting instructor.
    Ample provision bas also been made for
    the safety of the inmates from fire. The
    most modern Appliances in the shape of
    hydrauts, hoses, ah4 bqekets are to be
    found on every landing, an expenditure of
    £U2 having been incurred in this direc
    tion ; while the institute is also connected
    by telephone by which the fire brigade
    njay be called qp at aqy 'moment. The
    Oral and Afanual Systems
    of tqitioq were fully explained to as
    during oqr visit. Jn the. manual class the
    bead teacher is Mr. W* Cook,' and for our
    edification, aqd to our no little astonish
    moot at tbe proficiency shown, we were
    invited to examine the children in
    various subjects. One little boy worked
    out a lengthy and difficult sum on the
    blackboard, while a rising young artist
    produced extempore heads and sketches in
    chalk with wonderful rapidity and re
    markable ability. The. manual Bystcm
    implies the use of the deat-jrod dumb
    alphabet ou tbe fingers, but the oral
    tuition, under the charge of Miss Florence
    A- Vardon, is entirely dependent, upon the
    movements of the 1ips,''and thus,' the later
    development of the education of tbe deaf
    and dumb was accomplished with mar
    vellous ease and skill.
    So, with the highest commendations
    npon the thoroughness with which the
    institution is arranged, the efficiency of
    the tuition, and the cafe l-fiBto,wed upon
    the children, vfe pass on Jq a hrieft hu^ fqr
    too brief, sketch of {hp wortby^nx-superin;
    tpudcqt and the reigning superintendent.' . :
    Mr. Frederick John .Rose.
    Mr. Rose, the founder ^an^ late superin
    tendent of tbe institution, baa the tnisfor
    tunc flt the age of four, years to lose his
    hearing by an attack of Scarlet' fever, arid
    he received his education'# the Asylum for
    the Deaf and Dumb, Old... Kent-road,
    London. On leaving schobl beWasappren-1
    ticed to the wood-carving and cabinet
    making trade, and after serving his time
    arrived in Victoria with his brother in 1852,
    They etarted business together in Claten
    do'n-street, Emerald Hill, as carpenters and
    contractors. Then Mr. Rose with a party
    of four carrying heavy swags travelled on
    foot to the Forest Creek diggings and fol
    lowed mining for a lime, Ultimately he
    settled in Bendigo ;au a contiwAor, and it
    was while there in the 'year 1859 that his
    attention was attracted by a letter
    in the Melbourne Argvs callfag at
    tention to the condition of .the deaf
    mutes i then in tho colony. Another
    letter followed from' ' A 'Widow;' Who1
    slated that she had a child deaf nnd dumb,
    and deplored the absence of special instruc
    tion for that offlicled class. - ' Mr. Bose had
    contemplated taking steps in this direction
    and expressed his willingucss to establish a
    school ; And according to pre-arrangement
    paid a trip to England, where he was
    united in matrimony to the eldest daughter
    of the late Mr. Frederick Telfer, pharma
    ceutical chemist, of Oxford. Oo their
    arrival here in the followine year thpy
    commenced a school at Windsor, opening
    on November 12th, 18G0, with one pupil—
    tbe step-daughter of 'A Widow' referred
    to. Through this lady (Mrs. Lewis, of
    Prahran) Mr. Pvose was introduoed to the
    late Rev. W. Moss, with the happy results
    chronicled in the former part of this articlc.
    Mr- William Jones,
    the present superintendent, wss born in
    1849, his father, whose demise waB notified
    in our last Saturday's issue, being a trusted
    employe of the Archdall family, of County
    Fermanagh, Ireland, for 40 years. The
    subject of our sketch was employed on the
    Irish - Northwestern railways before com
    ing 4o the cblony and succeeded 1n gaining
    the goodwill and esteem of his superior
    officers. He was appointed assistant
    secretary to the Victorian Deaf and Dumb
    Institution on tbe 28th July, 1873, and the
    great interest ho has taken in it has been
    deservedly rewarded by his promotion to
    tbe position of superintendent. Mr. Jones
    basa6*isted long and assiduously in Sun
    day-Bcbool work, having filled the positions
    of teacher, secretary, and superintendent
    in various schools connected with the
    Wesleyan Church and is now an office
    bearer of the church of that denomination
    in Punt-road, Sonth Yarra. That he is the
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    Tho annual meeting of the Adult Deaf and
    Dumb Mission was held last night at the
    Young Men's Christian Association Hall,
    Bourke street. The proceedings commenced
    by a tea meeting, ut which about ICO persona
    were present, most of whom vv ere deaf and
    dumb. The annual public meeting was held
    after tea, and Mr. C. J. Ham, M.L.C., pre-
    sided, the meeting being well attended.
    The Rev. II. T. Thanmah, the honorary
    secretary, read the eighth annual report of the
    committee, from which it appeared that the
    mission hud been attended with success dur-
    ing the past year. The Sunday aervicea,
    which had been held m the lower hall of
    the Young Men's Christian Association
    Buildings, liad been well maintained during
    the past year, the attendance on several occa-
    sions exceeding 40. On the Cth September,
    when the Bishop of Melbourne preached,
    over 00 were present, of w horn six were con-
    tinued, and 3.2 received the sacrament. On
    another occasion, when the Rev. W. P. Wells
    preached, the attendance was also large. The
    mission had been visited by ministers of
    other denominations, whose services were
    highly appreciated. During the past year
    there baa been tvv o adult baptisms, four wed-
    dings, and three deaths among members of
    the coneregation. The annual picnic was held
    at Box Hill. There was a large number pre-
    sent, and a most enjoy able day waa spent. Two
    social meetings were kindly provided during
    the year for all the members of the
    mission by ladies. Mr. J. F. Roso had
    again rendered valuable assistance by con-
    ducting services, while Messrs. Jones, Cook,
    and Mitchell, oflicers of the Deaf and Dumb
    Institution, had in other ways promoted the
    interests of the misBion. The committee
    regretted that Mr. F. Frewin, the missionary,
    had, after a serious illness, telt that he waa
    unable to eoutmue the duties pertaining to
    his office, and had resigned The position
    vacated by Mr. Frewin had not jet been
    filled, but the committee trusted they would
    be divinely guided in the choice of a fit
    and proper person to carry on the work. In
    addition to the services conducted on the
    Lord's day. Bible classes were regularly held
    by Mr. Luke in the city, by Mrs Preeman at
    Auburn, and by Mr A. Williamson at the
    Y.M.C.A. rooms. Miss Cooper, of Auburn,
    had been for several months imparting scrip-
    tural instruction by means of correspondence
    with deaf girls in some of the country towns,
    and the committee had reason to believe that
    much good was being done in that way. The
    total receipts in the past year amounted to
    £228 17s. 2d , and f he expenditure for the
    same period vv as £175 6s. The sura of £26
    11s bil. was added to the iixed deposit ac-
    count in aid of the building fund, and there
    was a credit balance left on the current
    account of £27 0s. Od 'lhe building fund
    had now reached nearly £000, and if n suit-
    able Bite could be procured the long hoped
    for church for the deaf and dumb of the city
    of Melbourne would Boon be an accomplished
    The report was adopted, on the motion of
    the Rev. W. P. Wells, seconded by the Rev.
    H. G. Blackie.
    Addresses were delivered by the Reva. W.
    P. Wells, W. H. Blnckie, the Rev. W. H.
    Adeney, and other gentlemen, their remarks
    being interpreted for the benefit of the deaf
    and dumb portion of tlip audience by Messrs.
    \V. Jones, W. Cook, and F. Frewin.
    Office bearers were elected as follow:
    President, Sir James MacBam ; vice presi-
    dent, Mr. F. T. Derhnm ; bon. secretary, Mr.
    II. S. Martin: committee-Revs W. H.
    Adeney, W. P. Wells, II. G. Blackie, II T.
    Trnnmar, Messrs E Newbigin, F. J. Rose,
    W. Jones, J. Scott, F. Frewin, W. A.
    Diekins, M. L. Miller, E. Solus, and II.
    The proceedings closed with a vote of
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    ROSE. —On the 24th September, at the Alfred Hos-
    pital, Elizabeth, the dearly beloved wife of F. J.
    Rose (founder of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb
    Institution), aged 79.

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    A deputation of the committee of tho Deaf and
    Dumb Institution, consisting of the Revs. Messrs
    Moss (hon. sec), Chase, and Biekford, with Messrs
    Ogilvy, Smith, Crouch, and Hurcourt, obtained
    an interview with the hon. the Treasurer, in order
    to bring under his notice the olaims of this charity
    to assistance from the Government. The deputa
    tion, in anawer to inquiries from Mr Haines,
    Btated that the school had been established for
    two vears. Last year they had received from the
    Government, through the Denominational Board,
    aid to the extent of about £100, which amount
    waa inadequate, even when supplemented by
    priyate subscriptions, to meet their requirements.
    It was estimated by Mr Archer, the Registrar
    General, that there are not less than 200 mutes in
    this colony, most of whom had poor parents. For
    the purpose of efficiently conducting the school,
    it was, therefore, almost necessary that the chil
    dren should reside with the master, and many of
    the pwents were u-iable to- pay for the whole of
    their board. To meet this difficulty, the com
    mittee had, in several instances, relying upon
    public support, remitted the whole or a portion of
    the cost of maintenance ; but finding that the
    funds from subscriptions were inadequate to meet
    the number of cases applying for help, they
    thought it a most legitimate case for aid from
    Government. It was represented that there were
    three or four oases now waiting for admission as
    soon as the funds would admit. The hon. the
    Treasurer s*ated that the institution had his
    heartiest sympathy, and personally he woulil do
    what he could to aid the committee ; but, inas
    much as the institution was of a charitable charac
    ter, and as a commission was now sitting upon the
    charitable institutions of the colony, it wan only
    right that the matter should be referred to it for
    consideration. He would direct that the papers
    should be forwarded, with a request for a report
    thereon ; and he assured the deputation that any
    report favorable to the institution would receive
    his warmeat support. The deputation then with
    drew, thanking the hon. the Treasurer for the
    favorable manner in which their representations
    had been received

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    ASSISTANT WANTED, for the Deaf and Dumb
    Institution, Windsor. Experienced person from
    Old Kent-rood preferred

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    understands cooking and ironing. Washer-
    woman kepi. Salary, £30. Character required. Deaf
    and Dumb Institution, Windsor.

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    DEAF and DUMB INSTITUTION, Windsor.-An
    Intelligent ASSISTANT WANTED. Must bo
    competent to instruct in needlework.

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    The first annual meeting of the supporters
    and persons interested in the Victorian Deaf
    and Dumb Institution was held last evening,
    at the Mechanics' Institute. There were
    nearly 600 persons present, tho room being
    crammed by an audience, a large proportion
    of which was composed of ladies. On the
    platform the children belonging to the in-
    stitution (between twenty and thirty in num-
    ber) were ranged in order, boys on the one
    side and girls on the other. Those together
    formed a most interesting group, for the chil-
    dren were all neatly, and even well dressed ;
    and, from the nature of their infirmity, pre
    sented characteristics of face and manner
    strikingly different from those of ordinary
    juveniles. At seven o'clock Sir Henry and
    Lady Barkly entered the room, amid applause,
    and His Excellency was at once voted to the
    The proceedings were commenced with a
    prayer, spoken by the Rev. D. J Draper, who
    specially dwelt upon thanks to Divine Provi-
    dence for the use of the organs of speech, on
    tho part of the meeting, and for the means
    adopted for the amelioration of the condition
    of the deaf and dumb, on the part of the chil-
    His EXCELLENCY then said the business of
    the evening would require very few prefatory
    remarks. All would remember that a year
    ago a meeting was held in that room, for the
    purpose of taking steps for the formation of a
    permanent school and institution for the educa-
    tion of deaf and dumb children. That insti-
    tute had struggled on since through great
    pecuniary difficulties, but he was happy to
    think that at the present moment its pros-
    pects of ultimate success were brighter than
    they had ever been before. As to tbo progress
    made with the children those present would
    be enabled to judge for themselves, as an
    examination of the pupils would form one of
    the events of the evening. As it would be by
    far the most interesting portion of the pro-
    ceedings, he would not delay it by any further
    The Rev. W. Moss, honorary secretary to
    the institution, next read the report of the
    committee for the past year, the substance of
    which was as follows:-The committee first
    acknowledged with devout gratitude the obli-
    gations owing to the Snpreme Being for the
    success which had attended their labours, and
    then proceeded to make a statement respect-
    ing the position of the institution. It was
    the report said, still under the management
    of Mr. and Mrs. Rose, who discharged their
    duties with entire satisfaction to the com-
    mittee. Th objects contemplated were - first,
    the giving of instruction suited to the deaf
    and dumb; and, secondly, the maintenance
    and education of those deaf and dumb chil-
    dren whose friends were unable to pay the
    required fees. Tho number of mutes under
    training at the cotntnencement of the year
    that is, in August last-was twelve, consist
    ing of seven paying pupils, and five who were
    more or less assisteu by the committee. Dur-
    ing the past twelve months, eleven more had
    been received, while three had left; thus,
    twenty children were still under instruction,
    ten of whom were dependent upon the insti-
    tutlon for suprort. Application had been
    made for the admission of four other assisted
    pupils, who were unwillingly refused, because
    of paucity of funds; but the committee were
    now able to say with plensure that, in conse-
    quence of the liberality of the existing Go-
    vernment, who had placed £250 on the Addi-
    tional Estimates for the school.theso children
    could be taken, together with two others
    from Williamstown, who formed part of a
    family of four that had lately lost both
    parents. Thus, the institution now consisted
    of twenty-six children, all of whom bad made
    progress consistent with their individual in-
    telligence and aptitude. The mode of instruc-
    tion adopted necessarily limited the exertions
    of the teacher, and additional assistance had
    consequently been required. In Februnry last
    the Board of Education was applied to, but it
    declined to grant aid. and Mr. Rose had con-
    sequently been necessitated to engage an as
    sistant on his own responsibility. This
    assistant was Ms Mary Taylor, who had
    been for some time connected with the Deaf
    and Dumb School of Edinburgh. The de
    mands on the institution had, during the
    year, greatly increased, and the committee
    had exerted itself much to relieve itself, one
    of its efforts being an application to the
    Charitable Institutions Committee of the
    Legislative Assembly, which had resulted in
    the Government aid before mentioned. The
    house used at present was in Nelson street,
    Windsor, but it was small, and a better and
    larger building was being looked for; and one
    of the first duties of the committee about to
    be appointed would be to select a site on
    which the Government could make a grant of
    land for a suitable building to be erected ex-
    pressly for the institution. Mr, Albert S.
    Nash was now appointed to collect subscrip-
    Mr.MAC BAIN, treasurer to the institution,
    stated that at the beginning of the last twelve
    months, the committee had received £55 11s.
    and disbursed £65 Os. 6d. Since then £265 9s.,
    2d. had been received, and £264 8s. spent,
    though there were besides some trifling debts
    and other drawbicks. He said ho could not
    but regard this as a great success, considering
    that a paid collector had only just been ap-
    pointed. It must, be pointed out, be remem-
    bered, that before long it would be found, as
    in England, that persons who had made
    money, would in their final disposition of pro
    perty, leave legacies to this and other charit-
    able institutions, which would, as it were, help
    to their endowment.
    The examination of the children followed.
    At the instance of Mr. Roso, the teacher (him-
    self a mute), who appeared thoroughly con-
    versant with his duties, several children went
    through a variety of intellectual exercises, an-
    swering questions on general subjects, physics,
    and arithmetic, by writing on a black board.
    Some of the replies were very quaint and
    amusing, and the audience were loud in their
    applause, both of the children and Mr. Rose.
    At its conclusion, the CHAIRMAN said that,
    after this, all must be convinceD of the utility
    of the system of education adopted in awaken-
    ing and developing hitherto necessarily dor-
    mant faculties, In the face of what had just
    been witnessed, it was unnecessary to ask the
    meeting if such an institution as this was to
    BE suppoRted or not. (Applause.)
    The Rev. JOSEPH DARE moved the adoption
    of the report, with which he was sure all
    would be satisfied. He congratulated his
    hearers upon the fact that, with all the
    striking progress made of late by the Colony
    and the world at large, tho debt due to thoso
    whose infirmities rendered them compara-
    tively helpless was still paid, and even in
    Melbourne were to bo found almost all the
    institutions required for those who had
    to depend on tHeir fellow-creatures. This
    deaf and dumb institution was one of
    tho most interesting of those, and it
    was gratifying to find that those who en-
    joyed the full use of their senses were yet
    mindful of those who wero not so happily
    placed. He thanked God's goodness that of
    late years the long entertained belief, that the
    deaf and dumb could not be instructed, had
    been effectually dispelled, and that the solace
    of religion, as well aB the pleasures allied to
    knowledge, wero now open to those to whom
    they had been long denied. The first attempt
    made to alleviate the condition of the deaf
    and dumb was by Petrius Pontius, a Spanish
    monk of the l6th century; and the first
    Englishman who attempted to follow in his
    stepa was Dr. John Wallace, a professor of
    mathematics at Oxford, early in tho 17th
    century. The successors of these wero so
    many, that now no less than 200 Institutions
    for the deaf and dumb, in which 8,000 pupils
    were taught, were in existence. All this, the
    speaker urged, boded well for tho futuro con-
    dition of those who had been so long neglected
    and he earnestly pleaded that in Melbourne
    their cause should meet with proper support.
    The Rev. J. P. SUNDERLAND seconded the
    resolution. He said his experience of this
    country led him to feel satisfied that the
    interests of the deaf and dumb would not be
    forgotten by the people. Tho Government
    had promised support; but he hoped but
    little would be needed, for in Great Britain
    such establishments were almost entirely
    maintained by private bounty. There were,
    he contended, few things more calculated to
    touch our feelings of common humanity than
    scenes like that which the audience had just
    witnessed on the platform; and he hoped
    that this attempt to convey the knowledge of
    divine things to children who had long been
    more or less deprived of any acquaintance
    with them, or the ordinary items of know-
    ledge, would be properly successful. He ex-
    pressed his pleasure at finding that the ser-
    vices of so accomplished a teacher as Mr.
    Rose had been obtained.
    The resolution was put and carried.
    Mr. JAS. WISEWOULD then movod that the
    following gentlemen be the officers of the
    institution for the ensuing year :-President,
    his Honour Sir W. F. Stawell; vice-pre-
    sidents, Messrs. J. T. Sumner and A. Kyte ;
    hon. physician. Dr. J. F. Thomas; hon. sur-
    geon, Mr. Jas. Stokes; hon. treasurer,Mr. Jas.
    Balfour ; bon. secretary, tho Rev. W. Moss ;
    committee, the Rev. S. L. Chase, D. Macdonald,
    J. Bickford, and M. H. Becher, and Messrs.
    J. S. Ogllvy, J. Dunn, T. J. Crouch, EL Jen-
    nings J. MacBain, J. Wisewould, H. S. Smith,
    and J. T. Harcourt.
    Tho Rev. S. L. CHASE seconded the motion,
    which was carried unanimously.
    A number of the children's copybooks were
    at this stage of the proceedings handed round
    for public inspection. They were much ad'
    mired, for they indicated an unusual degree
    of excellence.
    The Rev. A. MACDONALD moved the thanks
    of the meeting to His Excellency for presiding.
    The officers and committee had performed
    their duties during the year with great
    difficulty; but they had known and felt
    throughout that they had always the help
    and encouragement of Sir Henry Barkly.
    Mr. J. BALFOUR seconded the resolution, the
    spirit of which, he said, was also seconded by
    every colonist In Victoria.
    The motion was carried by acclamation.
    His EXCELLENCY, in returning thanks, said
    hE had been much touched by the kind re-
    marks made concerning him. HE could only
    Say that the progress of the present movement
    had afforded him very great pleasure, and he
    was particularly glad that evening to feel
    assured of its ultimate success.
    The Rev. W. Moss invited any lady or
    gentleman who took an interest in the insti-
    tution to pay it a visit, when they would be |
    warmly welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Rose.
    The business concluded by singing a dox-
    ology, and the pronunciation of a benodiction
    by the Rev. S. L. Chase

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    . A deputation, consisting of the Rev. Mr Chase,Fix this text
    tho Rev. Mr Moss, Mr JameB Wisewould, and Mr
    James Bedford, waited upon the hon. the Commis
    sioner of Lands and Survey, yesterday, to ask for a
    site for the erection of a new Deaf and Dumb In
    stitution, Mr Moss stated that the committee de
    sired to obtain about ten acres, in order to be in a
    position to provide a recreation ground and garden
    ing occupation for the pupils, with tho view of
    training them to habits of industry, as well as con
    tributing towards lessening tho expense of tho estab
    lishment. The committee had not fixed upon any
    particular sito, but thoir attention had been directed
    to threo pieces of unoccupied ground, which they
    considered would be suitable. Tho one was portion
    of a church reserve, in the parish of Prahran,
    bounded by tho Dandenong road and Chapel street ;
    another was a portion of Fawkner Park, now tem
    porarily occupied by the Industrial Home ; and tho
    third was the Wesleyan Grammar school ro
    serve, on the St. Eilda road. Mr Heales
    thought that ten acres in the centro of a
    populous suburb, was too much to ask for, and
    stated that ho thought the committee would be more
    likely to secure their object by applying for a piece
    of country land. In. reply to this, Mr Moss said
    that, if tho establishment were situated in tho
    country, tho cost of supervision would be consider
    ably increased; and, .as tho institution was, in a great,
    measure, supported, by public subscriptions, it was
    essential, in order to, secure its continuance, that the
    charges should be kept as low as possible. At pro
    sent there were thirty-two mutes on the rolls, bnt
    the number actually in the school was twenty-sis.
    Altogether there were about two hundred miites in
    tho colony — who-.had been born iu the colony — mcny
    of whom had lost the power of speech through f over
    or sunstroke. It was expettcd that, if tho institution
    was .extended,, most. of tlioso would bo sentinto.it.
    The institution, would thus bo belter supported; and
    would ultimately boeomo a national establishment. Mr
    Heales said lie would bo glad to meet tho wishes of
    tho committee as far ns it was in his powor to. do so,
    but ho thought ten ac-i-es was too much ; audi reiorrcd
    to the case of tho Scotch College, which had only
    about half an aero of recreation ground, though tho
    number e£ pupils could not ho less than about two
    hundred. Seeing thero wore bo many recreation
    grounds in tho city anil suburbs, he thought that a
    smaller quantity of laud would sullies. If tlio com
    mittee would re-consider the matter and mako a
    more'definito application, I10 would bo glad to meet
    their wishes. He did not think there would be
    much diflionlty as to the sito, either in tho country
    or in the suburbs, tif, in tlio latter case, tho com
    mittee would limit tho extent of their application.
    Tlio deputation then withdraw

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    A deputation from the committee of the Deaf
    and Dumb Institution waited upon the hon. the
    Acting Commissioner of Lands and Survey, on
    Monday, for the purpose of asking a site for a new
    institution, in the neighborhood of the industrial
    homo, in exchange for tho site that had been granted,
    and which was considered to bo unsuitable. Mr Grant,
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    The annual meeting of the Victorian Deaf
    and Dumb Institution was held lost night,
    at St. Gcorge's-hall. Notwithstanding tho
    inclemency of the weather, thore was a very
    large attendance of the subscribers and the
    public, the hall being nearly full. His Exoel
    lency the Governor presided ; and Lady Dar-
    ling, Miss Darling, and one of His Excellency's
    sons were present. The children receiving in-
    struction in the institution were mustered on
    thefplatform, and were put through a short
    examination during the evening, to test their
    capacity for receiving and imparting commu-
    nication, and the degree of learning which
    they have acquired. The neat and intel-
    ligent appearance of the children, and the
    clever manner in which they answered the
    various questions asked them, excited deep
    interest and admiration.
    His Exoellenoy, in addressing the meet-
    ing, observed that it seldom fell to the lot of
    the chairman of any assembly met together
    for the purpose of recording the progress of a
    charitable or benevolent institution to be the
    herald of a report whioh was altogether ao
    satisfactory and gratifying as the one which
    would shortly be submitted on this occasion.
    It wonld entirely convince them of the great
    advantages which were offered to that afflicted
    portion of their follow-creatures by the insti-
    tution to which they had given their support.
    Without entering into the details of the
    ieport, he might state that it indicated a
    marked progress in the institution, and
    acknowledged with thankfulness the libe-
    rality with wbioh the institution had been
    treated by tho Government, and also the
    generosity with which, in various modes, the
    public had contributed to its operations. The
    meeting would have abundant means of
    determining by the examination of the pupils
    -by a mode in which, as it were, they wore
    brought face to face with the institution
    itselt-how fttr it had answered the expecta-
    tion of its projectors-how far it had fulfilled
    the sanguino expectation which two years
    ago led a few gentlemen, giving effect to tho
    charitable inclinations of a lady who resided
    in Melbourne, to establish it, and how com-
    pletely it justified the assurance which his
    predecessor (Sir Henry Barkly) ventured to
    put forth at the firet annual meeting, that it
    had taken root in this country, and that
    bo had no fear of its healthy progress.
    For his part, he believed that it had
    almost attained that point which satisfied him
    that if it only received the same measure
    of support which it had hitherto received,
    it would almost entirely meet the wants of
    that particular department of benevolence
    and charity which ft was designed to support.
    It was the good fortune of tho community in
    this colony to have a much smaller proportion
    than almost any other community of personB
    suffering under the gieat affliction of deaf-
    ness to such an extent as to combine with it
    the'inability to articulate. He remembered
    that Sir Henry Barkly alluded to this fact
    as being probably a natural conssquence,
    arising from the circumstance that the
    present generation consisted in a very
    large measure of persons who had migrated
    from the mother country. He had taken
    rome trouble to ascertain what was supposed
    to bo the proportion of deaf and dumb in this
    community, but he could not satisfy himself
    that the information which he bad received
    fiom the proper office was strictly accurate,
    or that the number was so few. According
    to the census returns of 1801, there did not
    appear to bo more than sixty persons in
    the community deaf and dumb. Sir Henry
    Baikly stated that the proportion, according
    to his estimate, was about 200 ; but as in the
    census returns the total number of deaf and
    dumb and blind was only put down at 204,
    the inference might be fairly drawn that the
    number of deaf and dumb in the whole com-
    munity was not much moro than 100, or
    one in every 6,000 of the population. Some per-
    sons, who might not be aware to how great an
    extent this was a permanent affliction from
    which the human raco suffered, would in all
    probability not know what proportion tho
    deaf and dumb in this coloBy bore to the
    . whole population, in comparison with other
    countries. In Great Britain uud Ireland, one
    person in every 1,400 of the population suf-
    fered from that affliction. In other coun-
    tries, judging from returns given many years
    ago, the proportion was much larger. In
    Switzerland, for instance, one in every
    600 of the population was deaf and dumb.
    It was a very interesting fact, and might
    not be within the knowledge of all whom
    he was addressing, that the greater por-
    tion of deaf and dumb at home-and
    he believed, in most civilized countries
    wtre engaged in some useful trades. In
    England alone, for example, there wero about
    12,000 deaf and dumb persons, and almost nil
    were employed in some useful occupation.
    He cast his eyes lately over the returns
    which indicated in what manner they wera
    employed, and he found that about half the
    number wtre engaged in no less than 230
    different occupations. A largo proportion of
    the remainder-say, to the extent of 6,000
    were included under tho head of " domestic
    occupation," which title also comprised many
    wives nnd mothers. He did not know how
    far it had yet enteted irrt*) the project
    of the conductors of tho Victorian Deaf and
    Dumb Institution to take care that, after
    the full benefits of it had boen imparted to tho
    pupilF, means should be adopted to place
    them in a position by which they mi«ht after-
    wards earn their own livelihoods. There was
    abundant evidence that (he affliction under
    which such unfortunate persons suffered, sad
    as it was, was not such as to prevent them
    being usefully employed. (Hear, heor.) He
    was glad to Bee that tho Government had felt
    it within their power to contribute largely to
    the assistance of the institution. He wished
    to depart as seldom as possible from his rule,
    not to make any observations as to what the
    Government ought to do, but he felt perfeotly
    satisfied on this point-that there was
    no charity which the Government might
    bo safely endow as that which was
    to relieve those who wore afflicted with
    deafness and dumbness, or to place them in
    a position to enable them to make them-
    selves UBeful members of socioty. (Hear,
    hear.) He held that opinion for the simple
    reason, that in regard to such an institution
    there was no difficulty in diawing ¡the line
    which was nlwayB the great obstacle to cha-
    ritable assistance-to distinguish where true
    charity ended and the encouragement to
    idleness and dependence began. There could
    be no such difficulty in the case of the in-
    stitution whose cause he was pleading that
    night, because the only object of it was to
    place the unfortunate deaf« and dumb in
    such a position that they might become
    UBeful members of society-restoring to
    tbem the means whereby thoy might leam
    what their real position was, what wero the
    duties which they owed to man, and-which
    was of more importance-what were the
    duties they owed to God, and thus en-
    abling them to rise to a sense of their true
    dignity as created beings. (Applause.) It
    was a declaration of the King of Denmark
    and it was a declaration worthy of the king
    of that noble, chivalrous, and generous
    hearted people (cheers)-that no child bom
    deaf and dumb within his realms and in
    indigent circumstances, should be left hy the
    state without the means of rendering itself
    a useful member of society. (Hear, hear.)
    But much as he (Sir Charles Darling)
    advocated the extension of assistance from
    the Government, much more would he desire
    to see it come from the spontaneous hearts
    and feelings of the peoplo of Victoria ; and
    he most humbly trurted-in fact, he had no
    doubt of it, from what had been already done
    in this.cause, and the sympathy which it
    evoked on alt hands-that such would long
    be the chaiacteriBtic of the people, and that
    the institution, having taken root, and ap-
    pealing, as it intended to do, for assistance in
    order to place it on a more permanent foot-
    ing, would be a credit to the colony, and moat
    eflectually meet the wants of the pooplu in
    that particular department of human suffer-
    ing which it was it* object to alleviate. (Ap-
    plause.) His Excellency concluded by calling
    The Rev. W. Moss, hon. secretary, who read
    the following report :
    " It is with gratitude and pleasure) tho Oommlttoo
    of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution proscrit
    their second annual report. Amid como difficulty, but
    much encouragement, tho Institution has during tho
    past year made steady and gratifying progress. At
    tbo time of tho last annual meeting there wero twonty
    {nipils under training ; since then scvonteon others
    luvo been admitted, nine boys and eight girls. Two
    havo been removed, and two have died. The number
    at tho commencement of the ensuing year will, there-
    fore, bo thirty-three ; of theso fifteen will bo ontlroly,
    and twelvo partially, dependent upon tho committee,
    for their maintenance, and éducation. Tho total num-
    ber of pupils admitted sinoo tho establishment of the
    Institution is forty. The branches of education In
    which the children are instructed ore roading, writing,
    and arithmetic. Four pupils in tho first class are also
    taught the outlines of geography, Scripture history,
    questions and answors cn general objects, dicta-
    tion by signs, divisions of time,

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    Mr Nash, collector on behalf of tho
    Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, submitted tho
    fact that a grant of land has boen given for tho pur
    pose of erecting a permanent asylum ; also, that
    £3000 will bo placed on the estimates of 18G5, pro
    vided £2000 can be raised by private donations,
    and appealed to tho council to assist them in that
    charitablo uudortakiug. It was agreed to place the
    institution referred to on the list of charitablo in
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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Friday 1 September 1865 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The third annual meeting of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution was hold, last evening, in St. George's Hall. There was a large attendance, the s ... 1004 words
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    Oo the afternoon of Tuesday, 6th March, his
    Excellency Sir C. II. Darling laid the memorial
    stone of the Victoria Deaf and Dumb Institution,
    situated at the corner of High street and St. ICilda
    road, Prshran. The building when finished will be
    a handsome one, having a fagade of 200 feet to tho
    St. Kilda road, and is to be built of bluestone poiDted
    with bricks. The design is by Messrs Crouch and
    Wilson, architects, and is in the early English style.
    The south v.-ing now being erected has a frontage to
    Iligh street of ninety-lour feet. Between the
    site of the Deaf and Dumb Institute and the
    Punt road is what is known ao tho Indus
    trial Home, which is decidedly not ornamental
    as a picco of architecture, however, useful it may be
    in providing work and sustenanco for deserted
    women and their children, to the north is the hand
    some brick building called the Wesleyan College,
    and on the west isEawkner Park with a distant view
    of tho bay. Altogether the site is well chosen. A
    considerable number of gentlemen and ladies were
    present, and Mr Henty, M.L.A. did the honors,
    presenting his Excellency with the trowel on
    which was inscribed the name of the Governor,
    the occasion of the ceremony, and the date.
    His Excellency nude a few remarks saying
    he was present there rather as a christian
    than a Governor, and ho was pleased to bo able
    to assert that Victoria waa ;i truly (Jristian
    community in no way deficient in Christian charity,
    as was exemplified by her numerous hospitals and
    other institutions for the relief of the distressed and
    tho injured. His Excellency then went through tho
    usual ceremony, and declared the stono well and
    truly laid. Beneath the stone was deposited the
    daily newspapers and a scroll containing particulars
    usual on such occasions. On tho platform were a
    number of deaf and dumb children and a good repre
    sentative crowd of clergymen, who closed the pro
    ceedings by singing a hymn. The Ilev. - MacltBy
    having mixed with the crowd, got up a public de
    monstration on behalf of his JSxccllency, about a
    third of the whole crowd responding to the vocife
    rous call for cheers and three times three. The
    following is a transcript of the scroll deposited
    under the memorial Btone:-"This scroll was de
    posited beneath the memorial stone of the Vic:orian
    Deaf and Dumb Institution, were laid by Uia Excel
    lency Sir Charles Henry Darling, K.C.B., on the 6th
    day of March, A.D. 1SGG, being the twenty-ninth
    year of the reign ot her most gracious M-jjasty Qieen
    Victoria, hia Excellency Sir Charles Henry Darling,
    K.C.B., being the Governor-in Chief, Captain
    Ueneral, and Vice Admiral of the Colony of Victoria
    and patron of the institution. President -His Honor
    the Chief Justice Sir Wm. Foster Stawell, Knight. Vice
    Presidents-His Honor Judge Pohlmiin, the Hon.
    Alex. Eraser, M.L.C. Trustees-Messrs D. Ogilvy,
    Hy. Jennings, T. T. Uarcourt, J. Wisewould, and
    ltobt.Kerr. Hon. Physician-D J.Thomas,Esq.,it.D.
    Honorary surgeon-Jame3 Stokc3, Esq., M.lt.C.S.
    Honorary treasurers-Maintenance fund, Jame3 Bal
    four, Esq., M.L.A.; building fund, Henry Henty,
    Esq , M.L.A. Honorary secretary-Rev William
    Moss. Committee-Rev D. M'Donald, Uer S L.
    Chase, Rev J. EagIe3ton, Kev M. H. Becher, J. S.
    Ogilvy, Esq , J. Dunn, Esq., R. Kerr, Esq , H. Jen
    niugs. Esq., D. Ogilvy, Esq., J. Wisewould, Esq, H.
    S.Smith; Esq, J. T. Harcourt, Esq. Teacher and
    superintendent - E. J. Rose, Esq. Matron-UrB
    Rose. Assistant teacher-iiis3 Margarot Lorigau.
    Collector-William il'Clure. Architects - Messr3
    Crouch and Wilson. Builder-Mr William Ireland.

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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 15 October 1866 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, the memorial stone of which was laid in March last by his Excellency Sir Charles Darling, was formally opene ... 2437 words
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    The Viotorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, the
    memorial stone of which was laid in March lasi by
    his Excellency Sir Charles Darling, was formally
    opened on Saturday afternoon, by his Excellency
    Sir J. H. T. Manners-SuUon, in the presence of a
    numerous assemblage of ladies and gentlemen.
    The building is situate adjacent to theJSt. Kilda
    road, having a large frontage to High-street, and
    contiguous to the We3leyan College, which was
    also opened aurvng me present ysar. xis muiuiumc
    and somewhat elaborate external appearance, sur
    mounted by a lofty tewer, entitles the building to
    rank as another ornament to the colony, and re
    flect honor upon its promoters ; the Government
    and Parliament, who afforded them such substantial
    assistance, and the charitably disposed in our com
    munity, who have liberally aided the institution. The
    opening ceremonial was fixed to take place at
    two p.m., and to be followed by a banquet.
    His Excellency, Lady Manners-Sutton, and
    the Misses Manners-Sntton, together with the
    private secretary and aide-de-camp, were re
    ceived at the entrance by tbe committee of
    management and the secrotary, Mr Moss, and eso ?rted
    to the dining room, which was temporarily de
    corated for the ceremonial and banquet. Amongst
    those present were Joisnop ferry and Mrs .ferry,
    his Honor Mr Justice Pohlman, tho hon. the
    Minister of Mines, the hon. Mr Fellows, the Rev.
    Dr. Cairns, the Rev. J. S. Waugh, the Rev. Mr
    Macdonald, the Rev. Mr Dare, his Worship the
    Mayor of Melbourne, Messrs M'Bain, Balfour,
    Henty and Iangton, M.L.A.s ; tbe mayor of
    Emerald-hill, the mayor of WilliamBtown, and
    numerous other gentlemen connected with ihe
    municipal institutions of the suburbs, and mnuy
    ladies and gentlemen well known for their
    philanthropic and charitable disposition. Tho
    proceedings were opened by his Honor Mr Justice
    Pohlman taking the chuir.
    The Rev. Mr Macdonald invited all present to
    join iu singing the 355th Psalm, commencing,
    ' Before Jehovah's awful throne.'
    Bishop Peiiry delivered an extempore prayer,
    k.vo!iing the blessing of God upon tbe labors of
    those who bad been instrumental in raising such an
    institution for the unfortunate children confided to
    their care.
    Rev. Mr Moss, secretary to the institution, gave
    a brief report of its rise and progress. Six years
    ago, he said, Mr Rose went to England in order tu
    ascertain tho working of the deaf and dumb insti
    tutions in England, and on his return to the colony
    submitted a project for the establishment of such
    an institution in Victoria, to the preBent seen tin,
    (the Rev. Mr Moss) who advised him to prosecute
    it, and after some delay und difficulty a small cot
    tage was obtained about a stone's throw distant from
    tne present ouuaing. xue experience men
    derived established the painful fact that
    there was a large number of deaf and
    dumb children residing in the neighborhood whose
    parents were unable to pay for their education. It
    was therefore deemed advisable to extend some
    assistance to such children, and a meeting was In Id
    at the Soots' Church, at whicli a provisional com
    mittee was appointed for tho purpose of establishing
    a deaf and dumb institution ou a scale commen
    surate with the wants of tho colony. Two geutlc
    men who attended that meeting, viz., the R-^v. Mr I
    Macdonald and himself, were now present rejoicing
    in the success which had attended their efforts.
    (Applause.) Many difficulties, at the outaet, beset
    them. It was not supposed by many that any
    necessity existed for such as institution, but when
    sufficient information had been afforded the pnblic,
    their sympathies were uronsed, and in August, 18G2,
    a public meeting was convened, over which bis Ex
    cellency Sir Henry Barkly presided, when the pro
    ject was fairly launched. Since then tbe efforts of
    the committee had prospered. They had received
    general support from the Government, the Parlia
    ment, tbe board of education and the charitable.
    At tbe beginning of last year arrange
    ments were made for the erection of a
    permanent building. Au application was made
    to the Government for a grant of Jand, and the pre
    sent site, consisting of six acres, was given.
    Plans of a snitable building were prepared by Messrs
    Crouch and Wilson, architects; and Mr Ireland
    undertook the ereotion of the building, whioh had
    been completed to the satisfaction of the committee.
    The cost of tbe present building, including the
    fencing and outbuildings, was £6300. Towards tbe
    liquidation of that amount, the Parliament had voted
    £4000 ; a sum ef £1800 bad been received from
    private subscriptions ; leaving £1000 still to be pro
    vided. Of this amount, '£500 had been asked of the
    Government for next year, and the balance it was
    proposed to raise by private subscriptions. The
    number of children who had been under the insli
    tntion since it was first initiated was 58. At pre
    sent there were 46 children under training, and the
    number wouli shortly be increased to 50. It was
    to the requirements of the colony for many years.
    The committee, at one time, had hoped to be able
    to open the building free of debt ; but this would
    have necessitated so serious a delay turn it was
    thought advisable to forego that determination, and
    trust to the generosity of the public
    to liquidate the present liabilities. The
    institution was denominational in its charaoter and
    was intended to receive and educate the deaf and
    dumb without respect to creed. There were other
    claaoes of children under tuition : those whose
    parents bore tbe entire cost ; those vrhoBe parents
    only bore of portion of the expense, aud those who
    were wholly educated and supported by the institu
    tion. The latter class had been tho largest,
    and had perhaps the strongest claim upon the
    sympathies of a generous people. There were
    no means provided for their education apart from
    the institution, and he felt confident no appoal to
    the generosity of the public on their behalf would
    be made in vain. (Applause.)
    The Rev. Dr. Caibns offered up a prayer.
    At the request of the chairman his Excellency
    declared thu building open with the followiug pre
    fatory observations : — Mr Chairman, ladies and gen
    tlemen, — In performing the duty which it is my
    privilege now to perform, it is not my intention to
    detain yon long. Even if I had a desiru to enter at
    greater length than it is my intention to do into
    tbe history of the institution, I should feel that I
    was only weakening the force of that simple and
    most admirable statement which the secretary has
    jast made. (Applause.) You will bear in mind
    lat that statement, short as it was, gave you a full
    history of the progrtss of tbe institution hitherto,
    aud dosed with a most eloquent appeal to your
    sympathies. (Applause.) It informed you from
    what a small beginning the present noble institution
    has sprung, and the energy, perseverance and spirit
    which those interested in the development of the
    institution have shown. I avail myself of the pri
    vilege to express the Bjmpatby which, individually,
    I feel with those who have aided in this
    benevolent object ; and I think, ladies
    and gentlemen, by your presence today,
    you have also shown your participation in
    that sympathy, and before I declare this building
    open, I hope you will authorise me, as your spokes
    man, to carry to the committee your, as they have
    my, warmest congratulations at the success whicli,
    by the blessing of God, has attended their efforts,
    and that you will authorise me to assure them of
    your continued sympathy in those efforts, and your
    continued support. (Loud applause.) Mr Chair
    man, ladies and gentlemen, I declare this building
    open. (Applause.)
    An iuterval of a quarter of an hour followed,
    during which his Excellency and family, and the
    ladies and gentlemen present proceeded to examine
    the internal arrangements of the building. The
    present structure comprises the centre and the
    whole of the southern wing, and has a frontage
    of 200 feet to the St. Kilda-road. The
    southern wiuy, fronting High-street, is 94 feet in ex
    tent. The centre building consists of three stories
    surmounted by a tower and spire 100 feet high. The
    principal entrance is under the tower, ascended by
    a flight of stone Bteps, Ou the Uft of the doorway
    a memorial stone of grey granite, bearing tbe in
    scription of the institution, is sunk. The remain
    ing portion of the building is only of two stories.
    Ou the basement are the kitchen, pantries, and store
    rooms. The ground floor is occupied by the rooms
    of the committee of management, the masters'
    dining and sitting rooms, girls' workrooms, mea
    suring 18 feet and 20 feet by 16 feet each. Tbe
    boys' and girls' schoolrooms are each 66 feet long
    by 22 feet wide, with lavatory aud clothes rooms at
    the south- east angle. On the first floor abeve tbe
    school rooms will be the dormitories,

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    Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 - 1875) Friday 20 September 1867 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The fifth annual meeting of the subscribers to this institution was held in the new building, St. Kilda-road, on 12th inst. There was a very large at ... 1419 words
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    The fifth annual meeting of the subscribers
    to this institution was held in the new build-
    ing, St. Kilda-road, on 12th inst. There was
    a very large attendance.
    The Rev. D. Macdonald, of Emerald-hill,
    opened the proceedings with prayer.
    The Rev. Mr. Moss said it was thought his
    Excellency the Governor would have presided
    over the meeting, but he was sorry to say that
    he had received a letter expressing his Excel-
    lency's regret that he could not attend. He
    proposed that the hon. Mr Fraser, who was one
    of the vice-presidents of the institution, be
    elected to preside.
    This motion having been unanimously agreed
    The hon. Mr. Fraser took the chair, and re-
    marked that it was unfortunate that another
    meeting was being held in Melbourne that
    evening, at which a number of the friends of
    the Deaf and Dumb Institution were engaged.
    It must be gratifying to the founders of the
    institution that they had been able to erect such
    a noble building in so short a time. Of course,
    they all sympathised with those unfortunate
    children who received their education within
    its walls. He had no doubt that meetings of
    this kind encouraged them to persevere in their
    educational exercises— encouraged those who
    instructed them, as well as their old friend
    Mr. Moss, who had worked indefatigably to
    carry out successfully what he so kindly com-
    menced. (Applause).
    The hon. Secretary, Mr, Moss read the
    annual report. It was to the following effect :
    —"The committee welcome with unfeigned
    gratitude and joy, the friends of the institution
    to this, the fifth annual meeting, and
    feel that the interest of the occasion is
    greatly enhanced by the fact that they have
    been able to invite the subscribers to as-
    semble within the walls of their own building.
    The opening ceremony was performed by his
    Excellency Sir. J. H. T. Manners Sutton,
    K.C.B., on the 13th of October last, on which
    occasion his Honor Judge Pohlman presided.
    The committee were desirous, if possible, not to
    take possession of the new building until it
    was free of debt ; but the crowded state of the
    house ocoupied by the superintendent and
    pupils, rendered it imperative that the com-
    mittee should forego their desire. Towards
    the erection of the building £4000 was granted
    by the Government, and they subsequently ge-
    nerously granted another £1000 in aid of the
    building fund. A balance of about £330 is
    still due on the building. The committee have,
    been obliged to incur a debt of £508 8s 1d in
    the purchase of fixings, furniture and school

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 26 September 1879 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The annual meeting of the subscribers and friends of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution was held at the asylum last evening. 730 words
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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 16 July 1891 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The 29th annual meeting of subscribers to the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution was held yesterday at the Town-hall, the President, Sir James MacBa ... 508 words
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    29th Annual Meeting

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 6 June 1949 p 10 Family Notices
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    Death notice Emma Louisa Rose

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