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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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Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the 19 June 1954. The menu is titled The Royal Scepter. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia o ...Images: 2
Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the 24 June 1954, when the ship was at the Equator. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia on th ...Images: 1
Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the 15 June 1954. The menu is titled St Edward's Crown. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia o ...Images: 2
Book titled 'Recipe & Remedy' which was created by Eliza Duckmanton in 1870. The book contains recipes and remedies hand-written in pen, and cuttings pasted in from other publications. ...Images: 18
List of Victorian lodges of the Grand United Order of Free Gardeners, showing meeting dates for the year 1913-1914. In 2008 The Grand United Order of Free Gardeners Friendly Society Ltd ...Images: 2
Dinner Menu for the Orient Line Ship RMS Otranto for the June 1954. The menu is titled The Sovereign's Orb. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia on ...Images: 2
Postcard - 'Les Cartes du Front', visa no.8, published by A. Hatier, 8 Rue d'Assas, Paris, during the First World War. At the outbreak of the First World War in late 1914, many of the ...Images: 1
'A Fair Knock-Out' patriotic postcard depicting the French boxer Georges Carpentier (1894-1975) knocking the German Kaiser "Bill" Wilhelm out in a boxing match. Produced by an unrecorde ...Images: 1
'United We Stand' is a postcard from the Flags of the Empire, The "Classic" All British Series - no.16, card. no. 116, published by W.N. Sharpe Ltd., Bradford & London, probably during ...Images: 1
'The Flags that fight in Freedom's Cause' is a postcard from the Flags of the Allies. - no.10, The "Classic" All British Series, published by W.N. Sharpe Ltd., Bradford & London, during ...Images: 1