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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 79, Type 17 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in copper and given to custome ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 77, Type 19 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in aluminium and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1 (AD) Mint: G. HamiltonFrom: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Black and white image of a float decorated for a street parade.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
Australia Victoria Geelong Geelong Fire Brigade Demonstration 1888 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Geelong Fire Brigade demonstration medal, dated 1888. It includes a hand-dr ...From: Geelong, Australia Images: 2
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Original Anemometer observations from Melbourne Observatory, of 9:48am 30 May 1912 to 9:41am 31 May 1912. Anemographs measure wind speed and velocity. These measurements were, and rem ...From: South Yarra, Australia Images: 0
This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing a view through the garden of the south west corner of the building post 1902. The postcard, which is unused, was printed as ...From: Dundee, United Kingdom Images: 2
Nine fragments of white glazed earthenware from unidentified items. Manufactured after circa 1805.Images: 1