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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 Melbourne Methodist Babies Home , 1928 (AD) The Methodist Babies' Home was inaugurated in 1925 and opened in 1929. This medal is to commemorate the laying of the fou ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 160, Type 39 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded to Hans W.H. Irvine at the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne. The Exhibition, celebrating a century of Australian settlement, surpassed even the grand ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 204 Type 51 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 300 struck in gilding metal and given ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD) Issue number 216 Type 54 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 20 struck in copper and given to custo ...Images: 2
Australia, Shire of Charlton Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm th ...
Black and white image of a photographer taking a picture of people and vehicles taking part in a street parade.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
Black and white image of a decorated Chemist shop.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
An unissued (or un-inscribed) bronze prize medal or award issued by the Sun News Pictorial, Melbourne. It features a rooster crowing before a rising sun.Images: 2
Part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection. Lilian Pitts photographed, processed and printed her photographs from about 1910. The collection is based on her life in the fruit growing ...From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1