Nov 18, 2012

Display at the Local Studies Library.

This is one of the reasons I have been super busy, along with study, exams, health issues for my family and the usual (probably just like you guys are juggling so many things, too. It's what we do).
























Here's an excerpt from my report (edited a little for further information):


Shelf Plan:

Glass Shelf:
Photographs of some of the important historical figures in photo frames and set up like family photos.
PH915 MPH40 FPH010 PH192 PH97 PH82 PH91

Byford Agricultural Society, patriotic show 1944, first prize : awarded to B.V.Cross. EPHEMERA BOX 1 OFFSITE ARCHIVES

Glass Shelf:
Ephemera – from Wahroonga Orchard (Kelmscott) (Ward Family) :
Cash books belonging to Wahroonga Orchard, Turner Road, Kelmscott. 994.11 WAH OFFSITE ARCHIVE
 Wahroonga Orchard: Turner Road, Kelmscott W.A.: archival photographic documentation / Prepared by Kevin Palassis Architects for the MInistry for Planning, 1999. 994.11 WES BIRTWISTLE COMPACTUS
Wahroonga Orchard Turner Road, Kelmscott W.A. : archival record / Kevin Palassis Architects. / Kevin Palassis Architects. 994.11 WES BOX 8 (AG1) BIRTWISTLE
Photo - PH591

Glass Shelf:
Books and other ephemera
 Financial ledger. / Buckingham 994.11 ARM ARCHIVES OFFSITE ARCHIVES
 Illawarra Orchard LTD: letterhead. EPHEMERA BOX 2 OFFSITE ARCHIVES
Known by their fruits: the story of fruit growing in Kalamunda and districts, Western Australia / by Hector Price. Q 338.1734 PRI BIRTWISTLE  & KELMSCOTT
Mount Nasura BIRTWISTLE
Reflections on Illawarra / Price family. B PRI BIRTWISTLE
Runnymede: orchard in the hills / by Phil Cross. Q 994.11 RUN BIRTWISTLE
Thomas Price of Illawarra / Eric T. Price. B PRI BIRTWISTLE

Solid Shelf:
Vacola Preserver
Bottles
Crate
Plastic Fruit
Bottling Pamphlets

Pin Board Plan:

ILLAWARRA ORCHARD
 (Price Family)

PH191
PH193
PH196
PH414
PH131
Book excerpt about Orchard Work – Jean Price
Reflections on Illawarra / Price family. B PRI BIRTWISTLE



RUNNYMEADE ORCHARD
(Cross Family)

PH77
PH231
PH236
PH81
PH82
Excerpts about Runnymeade from Runnymede: orchard in the hills / by Phil Cross. Q 994.11 RUN BIRTWISTLE


Orchard Machinery

MPH31
PH61
PH190
PH391
Roleystone maps. Original planting plan of H. Buckingham's orchard. R4 BW MAP CABINET
WAHROONGA ORCHARD
(Karragullen)
(Smailes Family)

PH174
PH175
PH178
PH179
PH500


Orchard Life

PH673
PH614
PH86
PH321
Minutes from meeting 1944 of Fruit Growers Association. 

Process:

Selecting materials:
I used the catalogue and a physical search of the library to gather the resources. I used the searches “orchard”, “orchards”, “fruit growing”, and some of the family names on both the catalogue and Picture Armadale. 
The Local Studies Librarian, kindly obtained the archival ephemera for me from the offsite archives, which really completed the collection.
All the photos are available on the new Picture Armadale online catalogue. (Always seek permissions for the use of these types of images).
The books are from the Local Studies collection.
I knew I had a Fowlers Vacola fruit preserver and some bottles and a fruit crate among my personal collection. I thought these would complement the display.

Setting up:
I wanted to respect the age of the material, and not make it appear tacky, so I paid homage to the sepia photographs with manilla cardboard and photo corners, as well as some scans from Gardening magazines from the 60’s & 70’s with the yellowing paper colours kept during colour photocopying. The black and white photocopy of the planting guide was yellowed using tea. The labels were printed on parchment and placed on seating cards for the display cabinet.
I added pops of colour (using fruit colours as inspiration). For example “Orchards” is written in orange, the titles are written in green. The backdrop is red like apples and strawberries.
I added a fruit themed cloth to place the items on the bottom shelf to protect the shelf. Further colour was added by framed botanical prints and plastic fruit.
The photographs of family members were placed in brown wooden frames and I added a doily to create a “mantelpiece” feeling.
The local studies librarian was very helpful in suggesting the cleaning of the Vacola and bottles to ensure there were no insects or eggs that could affect the books and other materials.
I added some brochures about Vacola bottling kits.

Response:
An email from the  local studies librarian said,  “the congratulations have begun to flow for your exhibition!  Congratulations to you.”


4 comments:

  1. What an awesome display, looks great and you can tell you have put lots of work into it!

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  2. Hi Kate, what a fantastic display, you put so much work into it. Thanks again for visiting my blog. Xlisa

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  3. Most excellent display! Might have to trek down there when we visit next time to see it up close. :)

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  4. Wow, I cannot believe all the work you put into this.

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