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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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Australia Sydney Mint Medal (AD) Mint: Sydney Other Details: Medal issued in 1901 to publicize the Sydney Branch of the Royal Mint, established in 1855. The Mint did not have the abil ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Parramatta St John's Sunday School Coronation of Edward VII 1902 (AD) Mint: Stokes Proof-like specimen strike, not holed Other Details: The coronation of Edwar ...From: Parramatta, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1982 (AD) Issue number 26, Type 5 Mint: Stokes Australasia Other Details: 2000 struck in aluminium and given to custo ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 312 Type 102 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 50 gilding metal medals and given to Armstrong custom ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 323 Type 107 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 500 struck in brass and given to customers who purcha ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD) Issue number 233 Type 63 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 500 struck in brass and given to custo ...
Australia Education Dept. of Victoria, Swimming and Lifesaving (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Education Department of Victoria swimming and lifesaving medal.Images: 2
Programme which cost 6 pence and was produced for the Naval Pageant held at the Melbourne Show Ground, 31 October - 3 November 1934, to celebrate Victoria's centenary. It was printed by ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 4
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition Prize Plaster Obverse Pattern 1880 (AD) Artist: Altmann, Ernst A Other Details: This is the original plaster for ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Australia Victoria Ballarat 1902 (AD) Mint: Stokes Proof-like strike, different obv. to normal; not holed Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2