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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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Envelope in which three documents were sent by the Australian Government to Bretislav Lukes, it is postmarked 26 Oct 1953. The documents contained in the envelope were an Information Sh ...Images: 1
Passport application form issued by the Department of Immigration, and completed by Bretislav Lukes (but apparently not sent) in relation to a proposed trip to New Zealand for 4 months. ...Images: 3
Group certificate issued by Australian Iron and Steel Ltd, Port Kembla to Bretislav Lukes for income year 1950-51. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to ...Images: 1
Group certificate issued by President Industries Pty Ltd, Sydney to Bretislav Lukes for the period May-June 1954. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to ...Images: 1
Provisional identity card for Bretislav Lukes, issued by the IRO. The card was required for migration processing and was first valid until 31 May 1949 and was extended until 30 June 194 ...Images: 1
Leaflet issued by the Department of Immigration in September 1953 to Bretislav Lukes. The leaflet contains information regarding steps to take to become an Australian citizen. Born 12 J ...Images: 1
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Leaflet issued by the Victorian Civil Ambulance Service in 1958 to Bretislav Lukes. The leaflet details membership benefits, conditions and instructions on how to order an ambulance. Bo ...Images: 0
Leaflet issued by the Victorian Civil Ambulance Service in 1958 to Bretislav Lukes. The leaflet details membership benefits, conditions and instructions on how to order an ambulance. Bo ...Images: 2
Form letter from Commonwealth Employment Service, Bonegilla, to Bretislav Lukes regarding work placement in steel industry at Port Kembla, dated 21 June 1950. Born 12 January 1922 in St ...Images: 1
Letter from Harold Holt, Minister for Immigration, to Bretislav Lukes dated 2 July 1956. The letter acknowledges Bretislav's Australian citizenship. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in C ...Images: 1