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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 Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society Bronze Prize, c. 1880 (AD) Mint: not recorded Artist: E.A. Altmann Other Details: This is an unissued specime ...From: Bendigo, Australia Images: 2
Australia 75th Anniversary of Australian Federation 1976 (AD) Mint: Heaton & Sons Other Details: This is one of many medals made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Federation. This ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Queen Victoria Jubilee, Shire of Ripon 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throug ...
Australia Victoria Victoria Jubilee, Shire of St Arnaud 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm througho ...
Australia Schools Victory medal 1919 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Awarded to: School Children of the Commonwealth of Australia Other Details: Of the commemorative medals issued to mark the ...Images: 2
Australia Coronation of Edward VII, Commonwealth Celebrations 1902 (AD) Mint: Stokes Gilt proof without hole Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrati ...
This is a general purpose medal of the Australian Abstinence movement. It was minted by Stokes & Martin, circa 1885. Several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria were establis ...Images: 2
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Alternative Name(s): Framed Certificate Used: Victoria, Australia Made: circa 1895, Sydney, N.S.W. Presented by the compilers to W.S. Hickenbotham, Esq.Images: 0
Australia Victoria Melbourne 1875 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Awarded to: Trouette and Blampied Medal minted for the Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition, 1875 to select for the Centennia ...
Medal struck by Stokes & Son from copper mined in Tasmania to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee was celebrated the great enthu ...