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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 Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 244 Type 74 Mint: Newman Other Details: 350 struck in bronze and given to customers who purcha ...From: Frankston, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 297 Type 96 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 300 struck in copper and given to customers who purcha ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2
Australia Medal - Australian Bicentenary Federation 1901,1988 (AD) Mint: Hafner Other Details: A gold-plated medal struck for sale to collectors as a commemoration of the Australian Bic ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Shire of Mounf Franklin Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great ...
Australia Victoria Shire of Narracan Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthu ...
Australia Medal - Australian Bicentenary Gold Rush 1988 (AD) Mint: Hafner Other Details: A gold-plated medal struck for sale to collectors as a commemoration of the Australian Bicentena ...Images: 2
Medal awarded by the Department of Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Champion Prize of Australia, dry wine, to Hans William Henry Irvine in 1902. Hans William ...
Bronze medal struck for the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, which was held at South Kensington, London, from 4 May to 20 November 1886. This medal was presented to Frederick McCoy. About ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
Australia International Exhibition Bronze Prize Medal, 1888 1888 (AD) Mint: Melbourne Awarded to: Fiaschi, Thomas (Dr.) Other Details: Bronze prize medal awarded to Dr Thomas Fiaschi f ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 322 Type 106 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in gilding metal and given to customers wh ...From: Eltham, Australia Images: 2