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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 Visit of the British Naval Squadron, 1924 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: Gilt medal issued to commemorate the visit of the British Naval Squadron in 1924. It featur ...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
Australia Victoria Eaglehawk Eaglehaek Queen Victoria Jubilee medal 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887, marking 50 years on the throne, was celebrated the ...From: Deloraine, Australia Images: 2
Great Britain Medal - Coronation of George V, 1911 (AD) Other Details: This was the official medal issued to commemorate the coronation of George V in 1911. It was sold throughout the B ...Images: 2
Australia Tasmania Churchill Memorial Trust Silver Jubilee medal 1991 (AD) Mint: Hafner Other Details: In black plastic box Other Details: A large silver-plated medal issued to commemor ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 243 Type 73 Mint: Newman Other Details: 650 struck in anodized silver and given to customers w ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Sydney Medal - Normal Institute School Prize 1842 (AD) Other Details: Normal Institute School silver prize medal, awarded to Barnett Levey for Superior Merit i ...From: Sydney, 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 Coronation, 1911 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: Medal issued to celebrate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. George ascended the throne on his father's ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Medal struck for Wimmera Shire Council to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Artist: Harry Stokes Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th j ...From: Deloraine, Australia Images: 2