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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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Round badge with the slogan 'Stop Nuclear Weapons', circa 1960s-1980s. This is one of a series of badges and peace movement posters acquired by the museum following the exhibition 'Peac ...Images: 2
Round badge with the slogan 'No Mass Xtermination', circa 1960s-1980s. This is one of a series of badges and peace movement posters acquired by the museum following the exhibition 'Peac ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Button Round badge with the slogan 'No More Hiroshima's'. It is one of a series of badges collected by Andrew Reeves over a fifteen year period during which he unde ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Button Round badge with the slogan 'World Peace'. It is one of a series of badges collected by Andrew Reeves over a fifteen year period during which he undertook mu ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Button Circular badge with the slogan 'Don't Register for National Service', made in Australia circa 1966 - 1971. The badge was used in Melbourne, Victoria, during ...Images: 2
Small round metal badge with the slogan 'Less meat means more trees', made and used in Australia circa 1980s-1990s. It is part of a collection of badges which represent various politica ...Images: 2
Metal badge depicting flame, the Southern Cross and wording VICTORIAN BUSHFIRES 2009. The badge was sent to all members of the Victorian public service who were involved in some way in ...Images: 2
Round metal badge with a gum leaf graphic and the wording BUSHFIRE SEASON 09/10 Victoria. It was posted to Dr Chris Lassig, who works for the Department of Sustainability and Environmen ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Button Round badge with the slogan 'Please Don't Tax Books', manufactured by Patrick Bros, circa 1981 - 1982. It is part of a collection of badges assembled by the ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Button Circular white badge with the slogan 'No More Wars', made circa 1980. This is one of a series of badges and peace movement posters acquired by the museum fo ...Images: 2