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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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Certificate of Receipt of declaration of Intention to Apply for Naturalization, issued by the Department of Immigration to Bretislav Lukes on 26 October 1953. Born 12 January 1922 in St ...Images: 1
Certificate issued to Bretislav Lukes by the Marconi School of Wireless, Sydney for completion of Television Theory's Practical course, dated 9 March 1959. Bretislav Lukes was born 12 J ...Images: 1
Customs confiscation notice written in German, for Czech currency, the form states that person issuing the fine has retained a portion of the money. This notice was issued to Bretislav ...Images: 2
Czechoslovakian drivers licence issued to Bretislav Lukes 18 October 1948. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have worked for the Germans during the ...Images: 3
National Identity booklet titled 'Bupgerliche Legitimation' (in German) and 'Obcanska Legitimage' (in Czech), it was issued to Bretislav Lukes in 1940. This booklet was carried by all C ...Images: 5
Naturalization certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Australia to Bretislav Lukes on 18 January 1956. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have wor ...Images: 2
Australian passport issued to Bretislav Lukes, 11 December 1978. The passport appears to be unused. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have worked fo ...Images: 5
Australian passport issued to Bretislav Lukes, 22 January 1973. Stamps on the passport indicate Bretislav travelled to Europe in 1976. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, ...Images: 11
Work identity card, 'prukaz' (proof), for the union of companies/combined factories managed by government. It was issued to Bretislav Lukes, circa 1940s. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou ...Images: 2
Rubber tipped stick used with a 44 gallon tenor pan, made by a Trinidadian Pan maker in the Ellie Mannette F# style. This instrument was brought to Australia in the 1970s by the touring ...Images: 2