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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 13061 - 13070) 13330 items
Group portrait of nine children.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
A man standing in front of Parliament House.From: Canberra, Australia Images: 1
Three conjoining stoneware container base fragments with cream Bristol glaze. The date range of manufacture is circa 1835 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 1
Parliament house.From: Canberra, Australia Images: 1
One fragment from a refined, high fired, earthenware, white coloured body item (probably a jug) with an unidentified moulded decoration. Manufactured after circa 1820.Images: 1
Three white glazed earthenware plate rim fragments from at least 2 separate items. Decorated with a scroll moulded design that is typical of 'White Granite'. Manufactured between the 18 ...Images: 1
The war memorial at Albury.Images: 1
Church under construction motor car reg no 154686.Images: 1
One white glazed earthenware saucer rim fragment. Decorated with a scroll moulded design that is typical of 'White Granite'. Manufactured between the 1840s and circa 1930.Images: 1
One white glazed earthenware plate base with a maker's mark that has the British Coat of Arms and 'Hammersley'. Manufactured after 1860.Images: 2