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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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University physics laboratory.From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Three earthenware plate base fragments. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
Two fragments of earthenware from unidentified items. Decoration is blue transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date is circa 1805 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 1
One earthenware plate rim fragment with a moulded floral pattern. The decoration is a purple transfer print in an unidentified scenic pattern. Manufacture date is circa 1814 to circa mi ...Images: 1
One fragment of earthenware probably from the rim of a saucer. Decoration is blue transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date is circa 1805 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 1
Four earthenware fragments probably from plates. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
Group of 7 military personnel posed around cannon marked, '10 B.L. Long ton 26 ton.' (Note: The cannon is moved about on wooden frame fitted with rollers.).Images: 1
One earthenware plate rim fragment. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
Two porcelain saucer rim fragments both from separate items. The decoration is light blue applied sprig in a grapevine pattern. The manufacture date range is circa 1820 to the late 19th ...Images: 1
One finish from a light brown saltglazed stoneware bottle.Images: 1