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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 1988 (AD) Issue number 372 Type 144 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to customers who purcha ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Sydney Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932 (AD) Mint: Angus & Coote Other Details: This medal was issued to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bri ...Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Sydney International Exhibition Prize 1879 - 1880 (AD) Mint: Sydney Awarded to: Australian & Melbourne Distilleries Other Details: A large silver prize medal ( ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Victorian Centenary & Sixth Australasian Philatelic Exhibition 1934 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Awarded to: Not awarded, in case Other Details: This is an unissued, bronze prize medal from ...
Australia South Australia Medal - Gawler Agricultural Horticultural and Floricultural Society Bronze Prize c.1880 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin, dies by Harry Stokes Awarded to: Other Det ...
Australia Victoria Flemington Flemington & Kensington Presbyterian Church Laying of Foundation Stone 1888 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the laying ...From: Flemington, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Brisbane Commonwealth Games - Archery 1982 (AD) Mint: Amor Other Details: A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts to commemorate the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. I ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Queensladn Peak Downs Medal - Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society Prize c. 1890 (AD) Mint: F.B. & R. dies by R.C. Not issued Other Details: Ludwig Leichhardt discov ...From: Peak Downs Mine, Australia Images: 2
Australia Medal struck at the Geelong Jubilee Exhibition, 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Geelong Jubilee Exhibition medal, issued in 1887. The exhibition was one of many ...
Australia Western Australia Perth Centenary of Western Australia 1929 (AD) Mint: Perth Other Details: Copper medal from the Perth Mint commemorating the centenary of the foundation of t ...From: Perth, Australia Images: 2