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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 New South Wales Manly Manly Children's Victory Celebration 1945 (AD) Mint: Angus & CooteFrom: Manly, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 209 Type 40 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 200 struck in bronze and given to cust ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 80, Type 18 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in copper and given to custome ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Fire Brigade, Sandhurst, Demonstration 1880 (AD) Mint: not recorded A hand-engraved silver prize medal won by W. Q. Mann of the B.C. Fire Brigade at a Fire Brigade demonstrati ...Images: 2
Australia Proof Coin Set, 1988 Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra Bicentenary eight coin set of $2, $1, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 2 cent and 1 cent housed in a sealed clear ...Images: 3
Australia Commemorative medal Jubilee1887 (AD) Mint: not recorded Struck in white metal The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throu ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Fire Brigade Jubilee 1887 OR Fire Brigade Demonstration 1888 (AD) This medal is undated but depicts the fire reel of 1887/12 and 188/15 Mint: Stokes & Martin Other De ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 282 Type 77 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 1000 struck in brass and given to customers who purcha ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia Western Australia Kalgoorlie Municipality of Kalgoorlie Victory 1945 (AD) Mint : SheridanFrom: Kalgoorlie, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Centenary of the 1888 International Exhibition and Australian Bicentenary, 1988 A silver medal struck with mirror-proof fields and matt relief to c ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2