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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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Two earthenware fragments, probably from a serving bowl or dish. Pattern is blue transfer print 'Willow'. Manufacturing date range is circa 1805 to circa 1900.Images: 1
One earthenware cup rim fragment. The decoration is a violet transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date is circa 1814 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'. One side torn off. Remaining inscription on sign: A GOOD WIFE WANTED. £20 REWARD. THE HEADING OF COL ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
One earthenware fragment from the rim of a saucer. Pattern is blue transfer print 'Willow'. Manufacturing date range is circa 1805 to circa 1900.Images: 1
One earthenware fragment, possibly from a large bowl. Decoration is black transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date is circa 1805 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Victorian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition Commemorative1888 (AD) Other Details: A commemorative medal sold as a memento of the Victorian Juvenile Ind ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Bendigo Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society Bronze Prize 1879 (AD) Mint: Melbourne Awarded to: Strachan, Thomas Other Details: County of ...From: Bendigo, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Warrnambool Medal - Warrnambool Industrial & Art Exhibition Commemorative 1896 (AD) Other Details: This commemorative was struck at a mint set up in the exhibition t ...From: Warrnambool, Australia Images: 2
One fragment from an unidentified earthenware item. Decoration is a black transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufactured after circa 1805.Images: 1