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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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'Welcome' information booklet on Australia for migrants, published by the Vacuum Oil Company in 1950. This booklet was given to Bretislav Lukes when he migrated to Australia following W ...Images: 5
Card issued by the Department of Immigration, dated 14 May 1958. It acknowledges notification of change of address, occupation and place of employment, it was issued to Bretislav Lukes. ...Images: 2
Certificate of Authority to Remain in Australia, issued by the Commonwealth of Australia to Bretislav Lukes on 27 May 1952. This documents certifies that Bretislav has permanent residen ...Images: 2
Certificate issued by police stating that Bretislav Lukes has no criminal record. This certificate was part of the documentation required for Bretislav to migrate to Australia following ...Images: 2
Customs confiscation notice written in German, for 80 cigarettes, the form states that person issuing the fine has retained a portion of the money. This notice was issued to Bretislav L ...Images: 1
Diploma issued to Bretislav Lukes by the International Refugee Organisation, 28 July 1949. Bretislav completed an Electrician Course at the IRO Area Vocational Training School in Schwe ...Images: 1
Camp Accommodation slip for IRO camp in Hindenburg, it was issued to Bretislav Lukes 27 September 1949. The slip has been signed by a camp billeting officer and contains information abo ...Images: 2
Good Conduct Statement from IRO Area 3 Camp in Eichstatt, it was issued to Bretislav Lukes 11 August 1949. The slip states that Bretislav was not arrested or imprisoned while in residen ...Images: 1
Resettlement Centre Status Slip issued to Bretislav Lukes by the IRO, dated 9 March 1950. The slip states that Bretislav is being returned to the DP camp Ulm from the Augsburg Resettlem ...Images: 1
Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek company envelope, which has been postmarked Parha (Prague) 4 August 1948. It is part of a collection of documents belonging to Bretislav Lukes a Czech migrant ...Images: 2