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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 Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1977 (AD) Issue 4 Type 1 Mint: Stokes Australasia Other Details: One of 488 medals struck in 1977 and given out to pr ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 125, Type 29 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 200 struck in gilding metal and given ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 105, Type 24 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in gilding metal and given ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1978 (AD) Issue 5 Type 1 Mint: Stokes Australasia Other Details: One of 100 medals struck in gilding-metal in 1978 an ...
Australia New South Wales, Concord Edward VII Coronation medal, 1902 (AD) Mint: Stokes Proof-like specimen strike, not holed Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted ...From: Annandale, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Brisbane Commonwealth Games - Archery 1982 (AD) Mint: Amor Other Details: A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts to commemorate the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. I ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Medal - Wimmera District Pastoral and Agricultural Society Bronze Prize c. 1875 (AD) Mint: G. Crisp Melbourne Other Details: Wimmera District Pastoral and Agricultural Society ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Medal issued by the Numismatic Association of Victoria to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria. It was the first medal that the NAV had issued since the its Royal Wedding medal i ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
This letter of sympathy was one of a large number sent to his trainer and part owner Harry Telford after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the letters, and they ...Images: 2
Australia Australia Service Medal 1939 - 1945 1945 (AD) Awarded to: NX 165265 A. MEWETT From ST 36544: MEDAL GROUP, A. MEWETT NX 165265. 1939-45 STAR, PACIFIC STAR, WAR MEDAL 1939-45 AN ...Images: 2