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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 c. 1900 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Other Details: Mule of 1/2 oz. Port Phillip medal & Stokes Arms medal, dated around 1900. Previous Collections: George McA ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
One fragment of finely ribbed clear window glass.Images: 1
One earthenware saucer fragment. Decoration is brown transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date is circa 1816 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 1
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A non-original sign used as one of 21 signs (42 sides) within Cole's 'Little Men'. Inscriptions on sign (one per side): Read of the Wonderland of Funny Mirrors...and live monkeys...and ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
A streetscape showing the 'Palais Theatre' (with'Luna Park' in the background) used for the Massey-Ferguson 'Show Of Progress'. Cars from left to right: Ford, Vanguard, Austin A40 van. ...From: St Kilda, Australia Images: 1
Black and white photograph of Corporal Howard H. Wrie, in Australian military uniform, possibly taken by Melbourne photographer, Mr Robert Harvie, most likely around World War I. Robe ...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 ...Images: 1
Australia Victoria Traralgon Coronation of Elizabeth II, Shire of Traralgonl 1953 (AD) Mint : AmorFrom: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
One base and body fragment of a light green glass bottle, probably a soft-drink bottle. The bottle has a maker's mark on the base (CODD'S PATENT) and partial mark (incorporating the wo ...Images: 3
Four small fragments of oyster shell.Images: 1