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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 Death of Pope Paul VI, 1978 (AD) Mint: Hafner Other Details: Bust of Paul VI 3/4 facing right; above, POPE PAUL VI below 1963 - 1978 in small letters behind the Pope, the art ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1988 (AD) Issue number 359 Type 133 Mint: Hafner Other Details: Issued to commemorate the tricentenary of Dampier's d ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1902 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Awarded to: David Altson Other Details: Royal Agricultural Society of Vict ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
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
Victorian Centenary & Sixth Australasian Philatelic Exhibition 1934 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Awarded to: Not awarded, in case Other Details: This is an unissued, silver prize medal from ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Queensland Mackay Medal - Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association Prize c.1880 (AD) Mint: Not recorded; Artist: T.S. Awarded to: Not issued Other Details: A bronzed ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Geelong Medal - Geelong Jubilee Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition Commemorative (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: The Geelong Jubilee Juvenile & Industrial Exhibi ...From: Geelong, Australia Images: 2
Australia Medal - Australian Total Abstinence Association 1885 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: This is a medal of the Australian Total Abstinence Association. The Society was on ...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 Medal - Australian Religious pre 1976 (AD) Mint: Made in Germany Other Details: Australian religious medal, dated before 1976. It was imported into Australia and sold through ...Images: 2