Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fletcher Jones ‘Pleasant Hill’ Water Tower (otherwise known as the ‘Silver Ball’)

In late 2014 the University of Melbourne Archives UMA acquired Ralph Jones’ 1975 Engineering Awards Competition submission ‘Elevated Steel Water Tower and Associated Project and his papers about the construction of the water tower at ‘Pleasant Hill’, (otherwise known as the ‘Silver Ball’) at the old Fletcher Jones Factory site, Warrnambool. The water tower is […]

The many stories of the Commercial Travellers Association

The Commercial Travellers Association of Australia (CTA) represents a professional organisation of otherwise previously unrepresented workers – a white collar union for travelling salesmen – that experienced a long decline as the economy evolved and steadily made them redundant. As such, the CTA’s interests were in providing services and supports to their membership such as […]