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Cultural Diversity Collection
Image: Cambodian Figurine - Campanologist
Source: Museum Victoria
The Cultural Diversity Collection is a cross-collection of objects encompassing all of the History and Technology collections, both conceptually and practically, and considers cultural diversity in its broadest sense.
The only specific collections belonging to this wider collection are those not the current focus of other History and Technology collections. Some of the most important are gay and lesbian material, youth culture, ageing, homelessness, cultural affirmation and discrimination, sociology and social work, and volunteerism.
Cultural diversity encompasses all individual or community variations in our society, relating to self-definition and the definitions applied by others. It includes ethnicity, nationality, race, descent or ancestry, physical appearance and ability, language, age, health, location, political belief or activity, economic status, employment, industrial activity, gender and gender identity, sexual activity, marital status, religious belief or activity, ideologies and personal associations.
- Australian Children's Folklore Collection, regarded as one of the largest and most significant of its kind in the world.
- Psychiatric Services Collection, including more than 800 objects recording the history of pre-1950s psychiatric institutions in Victoria.
- Pentridge Prison collection, including 182 objects documenting the prison's structure and functions; and collections from several manufacturing organisations.
- Immigration and Artistic Practice Collection.
- Cambodian figurine collection.
- Italian Historical Society Collection.
- Cohen and Steinberg retail collections.
- Immigration documents.
- Postwar Hungarian community objects.
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Memorabilia pen from the ship 'Arcadia', 1950s. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. ...Images: 2
Guide Book 'Living in Australia' written by the Australian Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs and published by the Australian Government Publishing Service i ...Images: 4
Alternative Name(s): Zycie W Australii Guide Book 'Living in Australia' written by the Australian Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs and published by the Au ...Images: 6
Photographic Journal complied by Benjamin James Watling, who immigrated to Australia from England in 1951 with his wife, Amy Ethel Amelia, and his daughters, Benita June and Jennifer An ...Images: 25
Kuchenwunder (cake wonder), Jenaer Glass (Jenager Glas) baking dish, used by the Schoknecht family. The Schoknecht family were Germans who migrated to Australia. Alan Schoknecht mother' ...Images: 1
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Video documenting the preparation of the votive bread at the Valguarnera Club in March 1997. It aims to document a significant Italian cultural tradition which is still undertaken in Me ...Images: 0
Book 'Guida per chi Emigra in Australia', published by Italiani Nel Mondo, circa 1950 - 1956. It was used by Mr Gustavo Vivio, who migrated to Australia from Italy in the 1950s. Followi ...Images: 4
Baggage label for the 'Goya' issued to Bretislav Lukes, from his journey from Bremerhaven to Australia in 1950. Bretislav Lukes was born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia. Fo ...Images: 2
Birthday card acknowledging 77th birthday of an person unknown from president of committee of Stankov city council, dated 1950. The card speaks of being part of incredible political tim ...Images: 1
Form B, Commonwealth of Australia Aliens Act 1947, Certificate of Registration for Bretislav Lukes. The booklet lists various details including his current residence, Bonegilla, occupat ...Images: 6