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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 12701 - 12710) 13330 items
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Isisford, Australia Images: 1
One earthenware rim fragment from a serving dish, probably a platter. Pattern is blue transfer print 'Willow'. Manufacturing date range is circa 1805 to circa 1900.Images: 1
Group photograph possibly taken in the Merrigum School grounds.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
One finish fragment from a light green bottle, possibly a pickle bottle. The finish has been tooled and would have been manufactured between circa 1820 and circa 1920.Images: 2
Wedding portrait, woman standing, man seated.Images: 1
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaImages: 1
Street decorations, ' Flags, barricades, bunting and arch bearing the words “Wir wollen sein ein einzo volk von burden” and “The German citizens hail the Commonwealth, mit uns - 1870.'.From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Black and white image of a yound girl pushing a pram decorated for a street parade.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
One base fragment of a high fired blue coloured body condiment pot. Elaborate label is a polychrome transfer print including the words '... BORN APRIL ...'. Manufactured after circa 184 ...Images: 1
View towards Methodist church (in background) along road.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1