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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 Sandhurst (later known as Bendigo) Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the g ...From: Portland, Australia Images: 2
Australia Shire of Hampden Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm througho ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Group portrait of formally dressed men, women and children. In the background there are a number of flags attached to long tree branches.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
Olive Pitts in wedding dress. Train is laid out behind. She and Linton Tuckfeild are seated.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
Soldiers and horses waiting on wharf. Boer War?, half plate.Images: 1
Australia Shire of Narracan Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascention of Queen Victoria was celebrated with e ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Harris Park National Trust - Experiment Farm Cottage Harris Park, N.S.W. Mint: Amor Other Details: Gilt medal issued by the Sydney coin dealer M.R. Roberts. It ...From: Harris Park, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne W.J. Taylor "United States" Token, c. 1876 (AD) Mint: W.J. Taylor, London Previous Collections: National Gallery of Victoria (Yelland?) Other Details: Beli ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
Australia Victoria Strathfieldsage 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire ...From: Strathfieldsaye, Australia Images: 2