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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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Glass negative stereograph showing the NSW Field Artillery participating in the Flemington Military Review. It is part of the G. H. Myers Collection which consists of 73 photographs tak ...
This is a colour postcard of Melbourne showing the south west facade of the Exhibition Building and five other views of Melbourne, including two views of the Yarra River, Princes Bridge ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Dereel, Australia Images: 1
Contributed by Mr Frank StarkeyFrom: St Kilda, Australia Images: 1
Black and white photograph showing the men of the Wylie family celebrating their connection to service, at home in Moonee Ponds, 1941. The father, Alex Wylie, centre, fought in World Wa ...From: Moonee Ponds, Australia Images: 2
Black and white photograph showing Richard Henry 'Dick' Archer and other workers from the Swallow and Ariell Biscuit Factory at the Eight Hour Day march, Melbourne, circa 1900-1910. Di ...
Black and white photograph showing the Allen family in Melbourne on ANZAC Day, 1935-1936. They have watched the ANZAC Day march and are walking to the ceremony at the Shrine of Remembra ...
Coloured engraving of an astronomer using the 8 inch south equatorial telescope at Melbourne Observatory to view a comet. From the front page of The Illustrated Australian News, 19 Marc ...From: South Yarra, Australia Images: 1
Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of a plaque being presented to a man at a Kodak presentation dinner in Sydney to welcome home those Kodak employees who had served in World Wa ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2