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Public Life & Institutions Collection
Image: Model - Captain Cook's Cottage, Cyril Noisette, Icing, 1934
Source: Museum Victoria
The lives of all Victorians are shaped by organisational and institutional structures in the public sphere. Such structures are dynamic, always in the process of creation, redefinition, maintenance, and change.
While some individuals may have the opportunity to participate in the creation of some of these structures, and to influence their direction, others suffer under, negotiate with or react to them. Groups of people may then combine to bring about changes to the ways the structures operate and develop.
This collecting field is concerned with communal and institutional activities in the public sphere in Victoria since 1835. Material evidence generated as a result of particular forms of public, cultural, political and institutional activity in Victoria is collected to document distinctive forms of urban and regional life.
The collection focuses on the operation of particular structures at particular times, and also on the processes of change, continuity, reaction and adaptation. Sub-themes include celebrations and festivals; political history; charity and welfare; ritual and belief; and images and icons of Melbourne.
It also illustrates the events and patterns that help us define and understand Australian identity in all its complexity and diversity. A wide range of material has been gathered from many organisations and institutions, both active and inactive.
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Prepared for exhibition purposes in the Industrial & Technological Museum in 1885. It features a hand painting of the species by Miss May Vale (later Mrs. Gilfillan). Exhibited at the f ...
Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure This clay figure of a Bombay Fisherman was made in Calcutta or Pune, India. It was exhibited at the Melbourne International Exhibition i ...From: Pune, India Images: 5
Medal holed for wearing issued to mark the 8 hour movement in 1884. Action taken by stonemasons on 21 April 1856 led to the establishment of the Eight Hour Day, with the government agr ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 104, Type 24 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 306 Type 99 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in copper and given to customers who purcha ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Royal Agricultural Society, 2nd prize for Australian sparkling wine, to Hans W.H. Irvine 1901. Hans William Henry Irvine, bo ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 190 Type 50 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 200 struck in gilding metal and given ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Sydney Medal - University of Sydney Large Bronze Prize c. 1900 (AD) Mint: Sydney Other Details: This bronze University of Sydney Prize medal was minted around ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition Silver 1888 (AD) Mint: Melbourne Awarded to: Bent, Thomas (M.L.A.) Other Details: Medal awarded to Tho ...