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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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Medal issued by the Sate of Queensland to commemorate Australian Federation Gilt, 31 mm. dia. Mint: Stokes & Sons Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Com ...
Portrait bride and groom.Images: 1
Merson's Surgical Sutures, catgut, used in a surgery, probably at Mayday Hills Hospital. Made: G.F.Merson Ltd., 1940, used: 1940From: Beechworth, Australia Images: 1
This is a colour postcard of the south west facade of the Exhibition Building with grass and garden beds in the foreground, circa 1905. The postcard, which has a handwritten inscription ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 121, Type 28 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in gilding metal and given ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Royal Agricultural Society, 2nd prize for a light dry white wine, to Hans W.H. Irvine around 1900. Hans William Henry Irvine ...
One base fragment of an earthenware plate. Transfer print is blue/grey 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
Delicately modelled earthenware cup with floral painted design and signed on the underside 'Houzan', manufactured in Japan in the early Meiji period (1868-1880).From: Carlton, Australia Images: 4
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Irymple, Australia Images: 1