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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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One fragment of an unidentified earthenware item. Decoration consists of three thin silver bands bordered by slightly thicker gold bands on either side. This type of cheap gilded decora ...Images: 1
One machine-made iron alloy screw with a lead washer attached. Manufactured after 1848.Images: 1
One light blue bottle finish and neck. The finish consists of a single applied band above the crack off point on the neck.Images: 2
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
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View of a CSIRAC mercury delay line box on display at Caulfield Institute of Technology where Trevor Pearcey, who pioneered computing in Australia and designed CSIRAC, held a variety of ...From: Caulfield, Australia Images: 0
Australia Victoria Victorian Rifle Association Prize pre 1893 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Awarded to: Not engraved Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association bronze prize medal, manufact ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Medal - Victorian Rifle Association Prize 1891 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Lancaster, A. Other Details: This Victorian Rifle Association silver prize medal wa ...Images: 2
Two conjoining fragments from a stoneware container with cream and light brown Bristol glaze. The date range of manufacture is circa 1835 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 1
The first recorded wire nail making machine was developed by Adolph Feliz Brown of New York in 1851. Wire nails were first imported into Australia in 1853. By the 1870s, improvements in ...Images: 1
One fragment from a refined high-fired earthenware, blue-grey coloured body item, probably a jug. Moulded design unidentified but handle resembles a branch. Manufactured after circa 182 ...Images: 1