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Domestic & Community Life Collection
Image: Recipe Book - The New Sunshine Cookery Book
Source: Museum Victoria
The Domestic and Communtiy Life collection takes in a large sweep of the material culture of everyday life. It comprises several thousand objects, several thousand images, hundreds of documents, and a small number of sound recordings and intangible representations related to the lives and identities that Victorians have created for themselves at home and in their wider communities since European settlement.
The collection is underpinned by five interrelated themes: the home, domestic life, domestic ideology, community life and identity, with a focus on significant periods of domestic life dating from European settlement in Victoria to the present.
It is most significant in relation to domestic life in early to mid-20th-century Victoria, in particular regarding the technologies and tools used in food preparation, cooking, storage and preservation, cleaning and laundry.
- A cot used by Richmond Henty in 1837.
- A Wolter and Echberg washing machine, designed and manufactured in Melbourne around the 1880s.
- An extensive collection of early to mid 20th century domestic appliances, including vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washing machines and stoves.
- 32 architectural models of domestic buildings in Melbourne, 1839-1989.
- Images documenting domestic and community life, particularly the Biggest Family Album collections.
- The Graeme Fullarton Collection which records the experience of building a new home in East Keilor in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
- The Aldred Photograph Collection.
- The State Electricity Photograph Collection.
- The Laurie Richards Photograph Collection.
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Early 1960s colour brochure advertising Peter Sanders Pty Ltd house design, 'The Clifton'. It includes information about the company, features of the home, financial details and a floor ...
Early 1960s black and white brochure advertising Planet Realty Corp. Pty Ltd 'Popular Home Plans'. The front features a sketch of the 'Medway' design. Other house designs are named afte ...From: Footscray, Australia Images: 1
Early 1960s colour brochure from S & S Constructions Pty Ltd, advertising 'The Wreford Series II' house designs. It features information about the company, floor plans, images of homes ...
Early 1960s black and white brochure advertising the "Amaroo" house by Spaceline Homes Pty Ltd. The 'Amaroo' was a 3 bedroom brick veneer home of 1304 square feet, including the terrace ...From: Glen Waverley, Australia Images: 1
Competition form stub for GTV 9 'In Melbourne Tonight' television show. The prize, to be drawn during the television show on 'The Darrods Wheel', was a £6,000 Home & Land package by Exp ...
Brown cardboard ration card dated 1949 for tea and butter, issued to R.A. Parrett of Balwyn North. Shortages of foodstuffs, clothing and other products were part of life on the homefr ...From: Balwyn North, Australia Images: 2
House plan featuring elevations and floor plans, and a street block plan for the residence of Mr Graeme and Mrs Elaine Fullarton, Lot 346, Quinn Grove, East Keilor. It was prepared by C ...From: Heidelberg West, Australia Images: 2
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This quotation for telephone service was sent by the Postmaster-General's Department, Telecommunications Division to Mr Graeme Fullarton in November 1966. It showed that 6 months advanc ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
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One of nine mortgage receipts from State Savings Bank of Victoria to Mr Graeme Fullarton, for his house mortgage on 83 Quinn Grove, Keilor East. This was issued on 30 June 1966 for the ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0