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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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Sports Certificate awarded for First prize in the 'Driving Race' to Miss Duffell on the SS Narkunda during her migration journey to Australia in 1927. Constance Duffell was born in Eng ...Images: 1
Book titled 'Food Values in Wartime' by Violet G. Plimmer, published by Longmans Green & Co., 1941. The book contains information about buying food and cooking under rationing during th ...Images: 1
Horticulture catalogue, published by Unwins, 1938. Unwins was established by William Unwin in 1903, when he sold his first sweet pea seeds. In 1914 William's son Charles, joined his fat ...Images: 1
Catalogue titled 'Unwins 1936'. Published by WJ Unwin Ltd, it contains information and prices for sweet peas, flower seeds, vegetable seeds, gladioli and bulbs for spring planting. Unwi ...Images: 1
Catalogue titled 'Unwins of Histon 1937'. Published by WJ Unwin Ltd, it contains information and prices for sweet peas, flower seeds, vegetable seeds, gladioli and bulbs for spring plan ...Images: 1
Catalogue titled 'Unwins 1931'. Published by WJ Unwin Ltd, it contains information and prices for sweet peas, flower seeds, vegetable seeds, gladioli and dahlias. Unwins was established ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): Cookery Book Recipe book 'Sunbeam Mixmaster Cooking Guide', published by Sunbeam Corporation, circa 1951. This book was issued with the Sunbeam Mixmaster mixing ma ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): Cookery Book, Recipe Booklet Booklet 'Royal Recipes' issued as a supplement to 'Everywoman' magazine in July 1956.Images: 1
Recipe book 'More Cookies', published by Table Talk, in May 1933. This book is number 13 in the series "Homecrafts". It features recipes for biscuits, cakes, pastry, icing and fillings, ...Images: 1
Recipe book 'Winter Dishes', published by Home Beautiful magazine 1 August 1933. This book is number 17 in the series "Homecrafts". It features recipes for biscuits, cakes, pastry, icin ...Images: 1