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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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Items per page: 10 50 (showing 3021 - 3030) 3060 items
Australia Victoria Williams, W. Other Details: Victorian Railways Carriage Works copper medal, inscribed with the name W. Williams. It was probably used as an employee pass. Previous Co ...Images: 1
This medal was awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia to mothers and widows to mark the death of a child or husband on active service during World War II. Additional bars bearing a st ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Victorian Rifle Association Prize pre 1893 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Awarded to: Not engraved Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association bronze prize medal, manufact ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Medal - Victorian Rifle Association Prize 1891 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Lancaster, A. Other Details: This Victorian Rifle Association silver prize medal wa ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Long Service - Victorian Rifle Association pre 1893 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin ? Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association gilt medal issued before 1903. It has not ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Medal - Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition Gold Prize1884 - 1885 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Gilt Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition prize medal, not engraved wit ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Victorian Rifle Association Married Versus Singles Prize pre 1900 (AD) Mint: W.J.Taylor, London Awarded to: Turner, (Private) Other Details: Victorian Rifle Associati ...From: Bendigo, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Medal - Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition Bronze Prize1884 - 1885 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: Bronze prize medal issued for Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition. T ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Geelong Medal - Geelong Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition Silver Prize 1879-80 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Noone, John Noone Other Details: Medal awarded to ...From: Geelong, Australia Images: 2