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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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Aternative Name: Token Issued: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Medal, Cole's Book Arcade, First Book Arcade Opened in the World, circa 1880. This gilt medal is one of a series of meda ...
Aternative Name: Token Issued: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Medal, Cole's Book Arcade, First Book Arcade Opened in the World, circa 1880. This gilt medal is one of a series of medals ...
Australia Victoria Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1895 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Awarded to: David Altson Other Details: Royal Agricultural Society of Vict ...
Australia Western Australia Perth Centenary of Western Australia 1929 (AD) Mint: Perth Other Details: Medal from the Perth Mint commemorating the centenary of the foundation of the Swan ...From: Perth, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD) Issue number 237 Type 67 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 500 struck in brass and given to custo ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 339 Type 66 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 500 struck in gilding metal and given to customers who ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Sydney The Father of Australian Federation 1901 (AD) Mint: Amor Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
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Australia Victoria Melbourne Melbourne at the Falls1837, 1888 (AD) Mint: Not Known (Carlisle suggests Melbourne Mint). Other Details: This medal contrasts the experience of visitors to ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
Australia Victoria Melbourne Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888 (AD)
Gilt-bronze medal issued to school children to commemorate the opening of the First Federal Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901. It was minted by Stokes & Sons. It features portrait b ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 4