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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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Part one of a three part oral history with Hungarian born artist Klara Donath, recorded on 08 April 1999. Klara studied art and painting at university in Hungary, before she was expelle ...Images: 1
Part two of a three part oral history with Hungarian born artist Klara Donath, recorded on 08 April 1999. Klara studied art and painting at university in Hungary, before she was expelle ...Images: 1
Part three of a three part oral history with Hungarian born artist Klara Donath, recorded on 16 April 1999. Klara studied art and painting at university in Hungary, before she was expel ...Images: 1
Video recording produced following the 1993 Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering. This video was made from three reels of footage filmed by participant Bev Hoffman at the Gathering and ...Images: 1
Australia Victoria Melbourne T. Warburton Token Penny, 1862 (AD) Mint: Thomas Stokes Standard References: Andrews 600 = Heyde 263/2 = Sharples 176 Other Details: Die combination B / Sh ...
Australia Victoria Melbourne T. Warburton Token Penny, 1862 (AD) Mint: Thomas Stokes Previous Collections: Henry Smith Standard References: Andrews 595 = Heyde 261/1 = Sharples V.179 Ot ...
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne, 1862. Issued by J. Hosie, The Scotch Pie, Melbourne. James Hosie came to Melbourne in 1853 from Leith, Scotland. Hosie initia ...
Bronze art medal titled 'Wine - The Drinking' by Melbourne sculptor Michael Meszaros, 1970. In 1969 Meszaros entered a medal competition sponsored by UnoaErre, a jewellery and goldsmith ...Images: 1
Bronze art medal titled 'Wine - The Making' by Melbourne sculptor Michael Meszaros, 1970. In 1969 Meszaros entered a medal competition sponsored by UnoaErre, a jewellery and goldsmithin ...Images: 1
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Video documenting the preparation of the votive bread at the Valguarnera Club in March 1997. It aims to document a significant Italian cultural tradition which is still undertaken in Me ...Images: 0