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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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Recording equipment in West Transit Room, Melbourne Observatory, including Siemen's and Halse tape chronograph, switch board and relays.From: South Yarra, Australia Images: 1
Australian Natives Association bicycle sports at the Exhibition Oval, Melbourne, Australia Day, 26 January 1899. Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negat ...From: Carlton, Australia Images: 1
Contributed by Ms Dimitra BirthiselFrom: Carlton, Australia Images: 1
Australia Emu Wines George V commemorative medal 1935 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: This is probably a medal struck in the United Kingdom promoting wine export as much as comme ...Images: 2
One dark green glass bottle base fragment. Has a conical pushup with a feint impression or ridge part way up and pointed indentation at the apex that is typical of bottles made using a ...Images: 2
Aternative Name: Token Issued: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Medal, Cole's Book Arcade, Federation of the World, Country and Religion, circa 1885. This aluminium medal is one of a ser ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Four Suiiuthopsis crassicandata.Images: 1
Black Kenrick cast iron kettle used in the kitchens of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1920Images: 1
Australia Victoria Sir Charles Kingsford Smith 1935 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: This medal was made in 1935 to commemorate the loss of Charles Kingsford-Smith, then considered the ...Images: 2