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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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Paper Bushells China Tea advertisement cut out of The Australian Women's Weekly, 7 January 1950. The advertisement appears on page 48 and has an image of a Chinese woman, which is styli ...Images: 2
Paper page advertisement cut of out the supplement to The Argus, 7 October 1950. The Advertisement is on the back of page 31, and depicts a woman pouring hot water into a cup and a bott ...Images: 2
Diary written by Ally Heathcote on SS Northumberland, England to Melbourne, 1874. Her two page Preface outlines a brief biography. Born in Preston in the North of England, she arrived i ...Images: 35
Memorabilia pen from the ship 'Arcadia', 1950s. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. ...Images: 2
Guide Book 'Living in Australia' written by the Australian Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs and published by the Australian Government Publishing Service i ...Images: 4
Alternative Name(s): Zycie W Australii Guide Book 'Living in Australia' written by the Australian Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs and published by the Au ...Images: 6
Hungarian, Catholic prayer book, printed circa 1871. It was brought to Australia by Margaret Szlavik when she immigrated with her family in 1957. The book has been passed down through t ...Images: 3
Brochure with Arabic text providing information about human rights, obtaining assistance from the Commission, lodging complaints and a fear-off form for completion for lodging a complai ...Images: 4
Brochure with Bahasa Malaysian text providing information about human rights, obtaining assistance from the Commission, lodging complaints and a fear-off form for completion for lodging ...Images: 4
Brochure with Chinese text providing information about human rights, obtaining assistance from the Commission, lodging complaints and a fear-off form for completion for lodging a compla ...Images: 4