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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.
Items per page: 10 50 (showing 51 - 60) 2393 items
Letter from Department of Immigration, Melbourne, to Bretislav Lukes, dated 26 October 1953. The letter acknowledges the receipt of a 'Declaration of Intention to Apply for Naturalizati ...Images: 1
Employment reference for Bretislav Lukes from W. Watson & Sons Ltd, Nunawading, Melbourne, dated 7 December 1960. The letter acknowledges Bretislav's employment as a mechanical fitter, ...Images: 1
Results card for chest x-ray examination from division of chest X-Ray Surveys, Department of Health Victoria, Tuberculosis Branch, dated 20 March 1973. The card is addressed to B Lucas ...Images: 2
Membership card for 'Aeroklubu' radio club in Czechoslovakia, issued to Bretislav Lukes for the year 1945. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have wo ...Images: 3
Membership card for 'Ceskoslovensti Amateri Vysilaci' (CAV), amateur radio broadcasters club issued to Bretislav Lukes in 1947. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretis ...Images: 2
Union membership card Clensky Prukaz for technical workers, issued to Bretislav Lukes in 1948. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have worked for the ...Images: 2
Membership card for 'Ceskoslovensti Amateri Vysilaci' (CAV), amateur radio broadcasters club, issued to Bretislav Lukes in 1948. The card states that annual membership includes subscrip ...Images: 2
Memo from Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Dane to Bedrich Stepanek regarding work output, dated 30 July 1948. It is part of a collection of documents belonging to Bretislav Lukes a Czech migrant. ...Images: 1
Newsletter 'Stankovske Noviny' No 4. dated 2 Cervna (June) 1960. This newsletter was produced by the local political branch in Stankovske and it contains party milestones, capital works ...Images: 2
Handwritten note in German dated 13 May 1949. Part of the note states: 'please see Misters Lukes Bretislav and Szeier Josef, resident of apt 6/401'. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in C ...Images: 1