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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 George VI Coronation Medal 1937 Awarded to : Senator Leckie 90,000 examples of this medal were issued to selected individuals throughout the British Empire to celebrate the Co ...Images: 2
Australia George VI Coronation Medal 1937 (Miniature) Awarded to : Senator Leckie 90,000 examples of the medal were issued to selected individuals throughout the British Empire to celeb ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Mansfield Coronation of Elizabeth II Shire Council of Mansfield 1953 (AD) Mint : AmorFrom: Mansfield, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Sydney 1954 (AD) Medal , Royal Visit , Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, Council of the City of Sydney, Playgrounds Royal Visit Souvenir Mint: Possibly Amor
Australia Victoria Swan Hill Coronation of Elizabeth II, Borough and Shire of Swan Hill 1953 (AD) Mint : Amor
Australia Victoria Port Melbourne Coronation of Elizabeth II , City of Port Melbourne 1953 (AD) Mint : AmorFrom: Port Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Sandringham Coronation of Elizabeth II 1953 (AD) Mint : StokesFrom: Sandringham, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Williamstown Coronation of Elizabeth II, City of Williamstown 1953 (AD) Mint : AmorFrom: Williamstown, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Coronation George V and Queen Mary 1911 (AD) John Danks & Son, Sydney
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Australia Medal - 39th Kodak International Salon of Photography Australia 1974 Mint: Amor , Sydney Engraver: Charles E. Eccles Artist: John H. Wiseman in association with Frederick McCa ...Images: 0