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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 Melbourne Medal - Exhibition of Engineering Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Exhibition of Engineering medal, issued around 1879. This exhibition is dated 1879 b ...Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Royal Agricultural Society, 2nd prize for a light dry red wine, to Hans W.H. Irvine circa 1900. Hans William Henry Irvine, b ...
Medal issued by the Shire of Coburg to commemorate the federation of Australia in 1901, naming Cr Arthur Cherry, JP, as Shire President. At that time the economic focus of Coburg was ...From: Coburg, Australia Images: 4
Bronze medal awarded in 1868 by the Acclimatization Society of Victoria, featuring a menagerie of exotic animals. In the mid 19th century in Australia and New Zealand, acclimatization ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 120, Type 28 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in brass and given to cust ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 96, Type 22 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 50 struck in brass and given to custom ...
Australia New South Wales Manly Manly Children's Fete Commonwealth Celebration 1901 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: Medal issued in 1901 to commemorating the forthcoming Commonwealth o ...
Australia New South Wales Sydney William Branwhite Clarke Medal 1878 (AD) Mint: Sydney Other Details: The Clarke medal was established in 1878 to commemorate the work of the Reverand Wi ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Royal Agricultural Society, 2nd prize for an Australian Champagne, to Hans W.H. Irvine circa 1900. Hans William Henry Irvine ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 152, Type 36 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 200 struck in gilding metal and given ...