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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) 13500 items
One rim fragment of an earthenware saucer. Body has a moulded ribbed pattern and there is a blue band running around the rim.Images: 1
Two conjoining earthenware plate rim fragments. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
One rim and handle fragment of a tea cup with 2 hand-painted lines (one thick and one thin) on the outside rim and one thin band on the inside rim. Date range of manufacture circa 1805 ...Images: 1
Three earthenware plate rim fragments. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
One rim fragment of large basin. Body and glaze are buff yellow. Probable manufacture period is circa 1830 to circa 1940.Images: 1
'Methodist Picnic'. Group photograph of the Methodist church congregation at a town picnic event.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
Five earthenware plate base fragments. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1
Three earthenware plate rim fragments, possibly from the same item but none conjoin. Decorated with a scroll moulded design that is typical of 'White Granite'. Manufactured between the ...Images: 1
Group portrait of about 100 people.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
One earthenware chamber pot rim fragment. Transfer print is blue 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.Images: 1