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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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Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1983 (AD) Issue number 67, Type 13 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to customer ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Two kookaburras seated back to back on a branch.Images: 1
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 ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia First Parliament, 1901 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Bronze medal issued to school teachers to commemorate the opening of the first Parliament of Australia, held in ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Cloisonné and porcelain bowl manufactured in Seto, Japan in the early Meiji period (1868-1880). The porcelain bowl was made by Kato Yoroku, and the shippo enamelling by another identifi ...From: Seto, Japan Images: 3
Two high fired earthenware plate rim fragments from two separate items. Decorated with an unidentified moulded design that is typical of 'White Granite'. Manufactured between the 1840s ...Images: 1
Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure This clay figure of a man wearing a rope belt was made in Krishnanagar province, India. It was exhibited at the Melbourne International E ...From: Krishnanagar, India Images: 4
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 341 Type 68 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 500 struck in aluminium and given to customers who pur ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Possibly used for syringing the ears. Used at Mont Park Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920.From: Bundoora, Australia Images: 1
One base fragment of a high-fired earthenware plate. Manufactured after circa 1805.Images: 1