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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 Toorak Medal - Hall's of Toorak1984 Mint: Hafner Mint, Eltham Other: This was the sixth issue by Hall's of Toorak. 103 were struck and given away with the purchase of ...From: Toorak, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded to Hans W.H. Irvine, owner of the Great Western Winery, Victoria, for brandy exhibited at the Bordeaux Exhibition, France, 1895. Hans William Henry Irvine, born in Melbou ...From: Great Western, Australia Images: 2
Australia Western Australia Perth Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm t ...From: Perth, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Ballarat Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm thr ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded to Hans William Henry Irvine for claret at the 13th Exhibition of the Society Philomathique at Bordeaux, France, 1895. Hans William Henry Irvine, born in Melbourne in 18 ...From: Great Western, Australia Images: 2
This medal was probably mass-produced to celebrate the arrival of the new Archbishop of Melbourne, Thomas Jospeh Carr. The medal is inscribed in Gaelic 'one hundred thousand welcomes'. ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Australia New South Wales Sydney Sydney Mint Medal Queen Victoria in Bronze Mint: Sydney Other Details: Medal issued in 1901 to publicize the Sydney Branch of the Royal Mint, establish ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1980 (AD) Issue 12 Type 2 Mint: Stokes Australasia Other Details: One of 25 medals struck and given out to people who ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1983 (AD) Issue number 59, Type 13 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in aluminium and given to cust ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 163 Type 35 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to custo ...