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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 Melbourne Australian Federation 1901 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasi ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Brisbane Commonwealth Games - Archery 1982 (AD) Mint: Amor Other Details: A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts to commemorate the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. I ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Other Details: Gilded bronze medal struck to commemorate the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. The obverse depicts an Anzac landing and calling the battle-cry "Imshi Yalla" believed to mean ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure This clay figure of a Bengali man was made in Lucknow, India. It was exhibited at the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880, as part ...From: Lucknow, India Images: 7
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: 3
Glass negative stereograph showing the crowd on the street and on bleachers watching the Stockmen's Parade. It is part of the G. H. Myers Collection which consists of 73 photographs tak ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Vic ...From: Milawa, Australia Images: 1
Black and white image of a decorated flat bed truck. On the bed of the truck are women representing cricketers, golfers and tennis players. There is one male tennis player.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
Display at jeweller 's tradefair for Lauris watches showing the range of different watches available.From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1