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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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One of two stands at the Royal Melbourne Show, 1935. The other stand is on the opposite side of the road. The auto header was driven back and forth for demonstration.From: Flemington, Australia Images: 1
Australia New South Wales Sydney Departure of the Troops for Soudan 1885 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Medals issued to commemorate the return of troops from Soudan. It was mad ...Images: 2
Name-plate for Gertrude David Kiosk, which was conducted by Mental Hospital Auxiliaries who ran kiosks at most Victorian Mental Hospitals for use of patients, profits being used to buy ...Images: 1
Four partially conjoining fragments of an earthenware plate base. Decoration is brown transfer print in Lozere pattern. Partial maker's mark includes the pattern name and 'Ironstone'. M ...Images: 2
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The CSIRAC Computer on display at Caulfield Institute of Technology [later Chisholm Institute of Technology in 1982 and Monash University Caulfield Campus in 1990] where Trevor Pearcey, ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
One rim fragment of an earthenware cup. Decoration consists of four bands; a thicker pink band close to the rim and three thin bands of pink lustre beneath. Manufactured after circa 180 ...Images: 1
One fragment of a porcelain item, probably a saucer. The decoration is light blue applied grapevine sprig. The manufacture date range is circa 1820 to the late 19th century.Images: 1
One shoulder fragment from a light blue glass bottle.Images: 1