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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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Items per page: 10 50 (showing 12041 - 12050) 13500 items
One fragment from an unidentified earthenware item. Decoration is a black transfer print in an unidentified pattern. Manufactured after circa 1805.Images: 1
Australia New South Wales Sydney International Exhibition Prize Medal 1879 - 1880 (AD) Awarded to: Trouette and Blampied for wine French immigrants Jean-Pierre Trouette, his wife Anne ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: This undated Victorian Police medal was formerly in the collection of George McArthur, who died in 1903. It therefore pre-dates ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition Opening Gold Presentation1888 (AD) Mint: Melbourne Awarded to: Loch, Henry Brougham (Sir) Other Detail ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
One fragment of thick clear window glass. The piece is impressed on one surface with a diamond pattern.Images: 1
Three earthenware base and rim fragments from a serving dish. Pattern is blue transfer print 'Willow'. Manufacturing date range is circa 1805 to circa 1900.Images: 1
One fragment from the base of a light blue glass pharmaceutical bottle. The maker's mark reads 'DAVIS'. The contents of the bottle were 'Perry Davis Painkiller' which was manufactured i ...Images: 2
One fragment of earthenware from an unidentified item. Decoration is transfer print of an unidentified pattern in green. Earliest date of manufacture is circa 1818.Images: 1
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Trevor Pearcey, designer of the CSIRAC computer, with a 12-hole paper-tape hand punch that was used with CSIRAC. He is standing in the exhibition area at Caulfield Institute of Technolo ...From: Caulfield, Australia Images: 0
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1