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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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Items per page: 10 50 (showing 4211 - 4220) 5687 items
Contributed by Mr Alan FreeFrom: Gladstone Park, Australia Images: 1
Contributed by Mr Frank ParkFrom: Carlton, Australia Images: 1
Contributed by Mrs Denise ClarkeFrom: Noble Park, Australia Images: 1
Contributed by Mrs Susanne RedpathFrom: Ringwood East, Australia Images: 2
Black and white image of a horse and cart being led along a crowded street as part of a street parade.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
Digital image of a photograph from an album compiled by Sister Selina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie, documenting life as an Australian nurse during World War I. Lil nursed at the 1st Australian ...Images: 1
Annotation on obverse in John Duigan's hand states: "May 3rd 1911 Bendigo Racecourse. Pancaking after doing about a mile. Had to steer between two trees, hence proximity to the one seen ...From: Bendigo, Australia Images: 1
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaImages: 1
Large framed watercolour of the Exhibition Building, built in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne between 1879 and 1880 for the Melbourne International Exhibition. The watercolour was probably p ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2