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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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Black and white image of buildings decorated for a street parade.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaImages: 1
Australia New South Wales 85th Anniversary of Settlement 1788 - 1873, 1873 (AD) Mint: Sydney Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the settlement of Austral ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure This clay figure of a sacred cow was made in Krishnanagar province, India, by Jadunath Pal. It was exhibited at the Melbourne Internation ...From: Krishnanagar, India Images: 4
Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Vic ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Medal commissioned by the Labour Historical Graves Committee to commemorate the restoration of the historic grave of James Galloway in the Melbourne General Cemetery, and to raise fund ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Opening of Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway, 1854 c. 1914 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Other Details: This commemorative medal was designed by the collector Al ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Two heads and shafts of cut iron alloy nails. Precise head types cannot be determined due to rust and encrustation. Manufacturing period is from circa 1805.Images: 1
Australia New South Wales Sydney Sydney Harbour Bridge opening c. 1932 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: This medal was issued to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Brid ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Painted porcelain plaque depicting an angel and child. Manufactured in Europe it was exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, where it was acquired by John Twycross. Th ...From: Elsternwick, Australia Images: 3