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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 Sydney Salon of Photography 1938 (AD) Mint: Amor Other Details: In 1938 a Commemorative Salon of Photography was held in Sydney to mark Australia's 150th anniv ...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: Peak Downs Pastoral and ...From: Peak Downs Mine, Australia Images: 2
Australia Episcopal Conference Medal, 1970 Mint: Royal Australian Mint for Matthey Garrett Set no 353 Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the 1970 Episcopal Conference, held in ...Images: 2
Australia Western Australia Perth Centenary of Western Australia 1929 (AD) Mint: Perth Other Details: Medal from the Perth Mint commemorating the centenary of the foundation of the Swan ...From: Perth, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Mint: Stokes & Martin Awarded to: Not issued Other Details: Medal commemorating 'George Coppin of pleasant memory'. Coppin (1819-1906) was a theatre manager ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Western Australia Perth Centenary of Western Australia 1929 (AD) Mint: Perth Other Details: Silver medal from the Perth Mint commemorating the centenary of the foundation of t ...From: Perth, Australia Images: 2
Great Britain Medal - Coronation of George V, 1911 (AD) Mint: London Other Details: This was the official medal issued to commemorate the coronation of George V in 1911. It was sold thr ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1883 (AD) Mint: Awarded to: D. Altson Other Details: Awarded as 1st Prize for gentleman's saddle. The ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Sailors and Brothers c. 1890 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: This is one of a small group of medals sharing the Sailors & Brothers obverse featuring clasped hands. T ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Melbourne Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD) Mint: Brim Other Details: A gold plated medal with loop at top for wearing issued by the Melbourne Cit ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2