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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 Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 325 Type 109 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 500 struck in gilding metal and given to customers wh ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 251 Type 77 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 450 struck in copper and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Royal Agricultural Society, 2nd prize for a 'Light Dry White Wine', to Hans W.H. Irvine 1890-1891. Hans William Henry Irvine ...
This Prize Bronze medal from the 1888 Melbourne Centennial Exhibition was awarded to J Pender of Tinning Street, Brunswick, for his exhibit of horse nails in the 'Cutlery, Hardware, Iro ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1983 (AD) Issue number 67, Type 13 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to customer ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Geelong Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm thro ...From: Geelong, Australia Images: 2
Australia First Parliament, 1901 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Bronze medal issued to school teachers to commemorate the opening of the first Parliament of Australia, held in ...
Australia Victoria Melbourne Commonwealth Press Pass 1901 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Commonwealth press pass issued in Melbourne in 1901, for journalists covering the events ...
Australia New South Wales Lithgow Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout ...From: Lithgow, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, 2nd prize for 'Australian Champagne Natural Effervescence' (sparkling wine), awarded to Hans W.H. Irvine in 1892. Hans Will ...