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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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Alternative Name(s): Cap, Hat Black glengarry with tartan band and regimental badge. Part of a complete Victorian Scottish Regiment uniform including rifle. Comprises: glengarry, sca ...Images: 1
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The CSIRAC computer on display at Caulfield Institute of Technology [later Chisholm Institute of Technology in 1982 and Monash University Caulfield Campus in 1990] where Trevor Pearcey, ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
Exterior of church showing fenced grounds.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
One head and shaft of a cut iron alloy nail. Manufacturing period is from circa 1805.Images: 1
One stoneware container fragment with cream Bristol glaze. The date range of manufacture is circa 1835 to circa mid-20th century.Images: 1
Great Britain London London Exhibition Prize Medal 1862 (AD) Mint: Wyon Awarded to: The Government of Victoria via Barry, Redmond (Sir) Other Details: Internation Exhibition, London, b ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
One earthenware fragment possibly from a plate. Decoration is blue flow ware in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date after circa 1835.Images: 1
Two earthenware plate fragments. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
Contributed by Miss Donna MatthewsFrom: St Kilda, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Visit of Duke of Edinburgh 1867 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal v ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2