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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 1984 (AD) Issue number 111, Type 26 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in copper and given to cus ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
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Australia Tasmania Launceston c. 1850 (AD) Mint: not recordedFrom: Launceston, Australia Images: 0
This letter of sympathy was one of a large number sent to his trainer and part owner Harry Telford after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the letters, and they ...Images: 1
Black and white image of a float decorated for a street parade.
Black and white image of a building decorated for a street parade.
Massey Harris tractor pulling a 'Suntyne' combine/drill cultivator. The banner over the drill says:'the modern combined grain and fertilizer drill and cultivator - three operations at o ...
Photographer: George Rose, Melbourne. Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images show the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun (Australia's first G ...
Melbourne & Victorian Centenary, 1934 (AD) Other Details: This is the official Melbourne and Victorian Centenary medal. It was struck in silver and bronze to help fund the events surrou ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2