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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.
Significant collecting areas:
Items per page: 10 50 (showing 4251 - 4260) 4504 items
Two young boys, dressed as mascots, in military uniform posed demonstrating firing of model cannon guns.Images: 1
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Woodend, Australia Images: 1
Group of 5 aproned military personnel, plus ununiformed figure ( civilian ? ) at entrance to store ordnance building advertisement for throat pastilles in background.Images: 1
Black and white image of a street stall decorated for a street parade.From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
Group of about twenty-six students in three lines, the front line kneeling or sitting. Everyone is wearing their hats.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
Group of 8 military personnel, posed for photograph, with tents in background.Images: 1
Second in a series of four 1/4 plate negatives of woman undressing in bedroom, barefoot, lifting petticoat over her head.Images: 1
Group of 18 military personnel posed for a official formal photograph.Images: 1
Group portrait of ten children dressed in fancy dress as clowns, etc.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1