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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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Owner's Certificate of Motor Car issued by the Government of Victoria in 1954. The certificate is for a green Simca sedan, which was originally transferred from Devon Motors Pty Ltd Sou ...Images: 2
Car registration sticker issued by the Government of Victoria for the year 1963. The sticker was issued for a Simca sedan, registration GFK872, which was owned by Bretislav Lukes. Born ...Images: 1
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Welfare store docket dated 13 August 1949. It has been filled out in pencil to Bretislav Lukes, listing 8 goods to be exc ...Images: 2
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Welfare store docket dated 13 August 1949. It has been filled out in pencil to Bretislav Lukes, listing 5 goods to be exc ...Images: 2
Student identity card issued to Bretislav Lukes by the IRO, 27 May 1949. The card is valid until 31 July 1949 and identifies him as undertaking an electrician's course at the IRO Area 3 ...Images: 2
Yearly railway commuter booklet issued to Bretislav Lukes for the year 1949 in Czechoslovakia. Company stamps on the booklet indicate that the employer is paying for fares. Born 12 Janu ...Images: 2
International Certificate of Inoculation and Vaccination, issued to Bretislav Lukes by the IRO in 1950. The booklet contains a black and white photo and gives details of vaccinations fo ...Images: 3
Wages card issued to Bretislav Lukes by Australian Iron & Steel Ltd Port Kembla, dated 24 May 1952. The card has been stamped 'unclaimed'. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslova ...Images: 1
Certificate issued to Bretislav Lukes by the International Refugee Organisation, 26 August 1949. The certificate states that Bretislav completed an Electrician Course at the IRO Area V ...Images: 1
Certificate issued to Bretislav Lukes by the International Refugee Organisation, 26 July 1949. The certificate states that Bretislav studied English and records the level he achieved in ...Images: 1