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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 Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 250 Type 76 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 600 struck in brass and given to custo ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm th ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Blown-glass ewer (one of a pair) of blue glass with spiral fluted neck, tiered, spreading foot with folded foot-rim, serpentine handle, and a body of flattened bulbous form with aplied ...From: Venice, Italy Images: 4
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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: 0
White china tea plate, created as a souvenir of the Centenary of Melbourne, 1935.Images: 1
Colour printed menu for an evening reception held on the 9 May 1901, the day the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia was declared open, printed by E. Whitehead & Co of Melbourne. ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 3
A panoramic view of the crowd gathered for the official opening of the Gordon Swimming Pool and Public Park. The Ballarat Orphanage Band are among those at the event. One of a series of ...From: Gordon, Australia Images: 1
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD) Issue number 215 Type 53 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 2500 struck in brass and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
One earthenware plate rim fragment. Transfer print is grey 'Rhine', probably manufactured in the latter part of the 19th century.Images: 1