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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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Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 149, Type 23 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 25 struck in pewter and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Bendigo Bendigo Exhibition, Gold Jubilee 1901 (AD) MInt: Exhibition MintFrom: Bendigo, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Melbourne Cup Australia's Centennial 1888 (AD) Medal depicts jockey on racehorse. The Melbourne cup of 1888 was known as the Centennial Cup. The Cup is now ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
This Certificate of Honour was issued to employees of Australian Glass Manufacturers, ACI Engineering, ACI Plastics, Bruntons Bright Steel and Hytex Axe & Tool by the Treasurer of Austr ...Images: 1
William Branwhite Clarke medal awarded to Frederick McCoy in 1881. The medal was struck in Sydney, New South Wales. The Clarke medal was established in 1878 to commemorate the work of ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Chelsea City of Chelsea 25th Anniversary 1920-1945 Peace 1945 (AD) Mint: K.G. LukeFrom: Chelsea, Australia Images: 2
Five fragments of medium green beer or wine bottle glass.Images: 1
Australia New South Wales Sydney Sovereign 1857 (AD) Mint: Sydney Probably struck at Sydney in 1870's. This coin was exhibited by the Sydney mint at the 1879 International Exhibition. ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 301 Type 97 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 50 struck in gilding metal and given to customers who ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2