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Image: Grip Car - Cable Tram Model, Collingwood & Clifton Hill Route
Source: Museum Victoria
Transport has played a key role in the settlement and development of Victoria, helping to shape the form of our urban and rural landscapes and impacting on the everyday life of all Victorians for over 175 years.
The Museum's Transport collection aims to document historical developments in the types of transport used both within Victoria and between Victoria and other Australian or overseas locations. In particular it focuses on the nature of technological change, as well as the social impact and context of changing modes of transport. A particular emphasis of the collection is to record aspects of our transport heritage that are distinctively Victorian.
The collection commenced with ship models originally displayed in the 19th century international exhibitions. Through the 20th century the Industrial & Technological Museum and then the Science Museum acquired historically significant aircraft and vehicles with a strong Victorian provenance, including horse-drawn and early motor vehicles. A series of models was commissioned documenting the development of locomotives and rollingstock of the Victorian Railways. Many of the larger items also document significant milestones in Australian innovation or manufacture.
- Flight Memory (Black Box) Flight Recorder prototype.
- Duigan biplane, the first Australian-built aeroplane to achieve a successful powered flight.
- Aubrey Lock aero engine (1910), the 2nd oldest Australian aero engine; Gipsy Major aero engine (serial no.1, by GMH, Fisherman's Bend, circa 1939), the first aero engine mass-produced in Australia.
- Pre-1925 British, French and American aero engines.
- Wirraway aircraft.
- Prototype Victa Air Tourer.
- Gerald & Lorna Dee collection of railway locomotive and rollingstock builders' plates: an internationally significant collection of over 350 plates.
- Eric Quinlan Collection of over 100 locomotive plates.
- Victorian Railways uniforms, badges, equipment, union testimonials, watches and other memorabilia.
- 1/3 scale model of Victorian Railways C-class steam locomotive (built by apprentices).
- Polly tank locomotive Z-526: first steam locomotive built at Newport Railway Workshops (1893).
- Cable Tram No. 1 (1880), Melbourne's first cable tram, and related cable tram archives and artefacts.
- Nationally significant locally manufactured automobiles: including Thomson steam car (1898), Haines & Grut (circa 1909), Deliverette prototype (1947), Holden 48-215 (1950), Hartnett (1950) & Ilinga prototype sports car (1972). Also letter books and other archival material relating to Thomson Motor Co.'s attempts to manufacture cars in Melbourne (circa 1900-1903).
- Horse-drawn vehicles, including Abbott & Downing Concord Coach (1867), Hooper & Co. State Landau & State Coach (1890s), Melbourne-built Albert Car (1860s), Baillieu Brougham (1880s) and Victorian-built Cobb & Co Coach (circa 1880).
- Significant examples of 19th and 20th century bicycles: including Malvern Star Collection of 12 bicycles from the best-known Australian manufacturer; Sir Hubert Opperman racing bicycles and memorabilia.
- Ship models, including examples of important late 19th and early 20th century immigrant ships, coastal Australian shipping and the Port Phillip Bay steamers Edina, Weeroona, Hygeia and Ozone.
- Cowley traction engine (1916), Cowley steam roller (1930s), McDonald Super Diesel Roller (1925) and Super Sentinel Steam Waggon (circa 1925).
- Morris Commerical Bullion Van (circa 1935) used by the Reserve Bank.
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Booklet 'Immigration in a Changing World', by Athol Townley the Minister for Immigration, published by the Department of Immigration in 1957. It is a collection of addresses by Athol To ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 5
Baggage label used for luggage in the hold on the ship RHMS Patris, of the Greek Australian Line, used circa 1959. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margare ...From: Port Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Letter dated 7/11/1963 from the Chief Migration Officer at the Office of High Commissioner for Australia to the Myerscough family, wishing them a happy voyage and success in their new l ...Images: 2
Folded accommodation and berthing plan for Chandris Lines, SS Australis. There plans feature a photographic image of the ship in blue and show the floor plans of the different decks of ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 4
Notes written by the Margaret Wood on a piece of paper torn from a diary. One page lists all the occupations of the migrants arriving on the Sibajak in October 1956. Margaret recorded a ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 4
Typed form letter on Department of Immigration letterhead, regarding the requirement of the recipient to surrender keys for their heavy baggage, which will arrive on the 'Caloundra' on ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 5
Folded accommodation and berthing plan for Chandris Lines, RHMS Ellinis. There plans feature a photographic image of the ship in blue and show the floor plans of the different decks of ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 4
Letter dated 26/2/1963 from the Australian Migration Officer of the Office of the High Commissioner for Australia to John Myerscough, stating his application for settlement in Australia ...Images: 2
Booklet 'History in the Making', by Sir Ian Clunies-Ross, Chairman CSIRO, published by Conpress Printing, 1957. It is based on a speech given to the eighth Australian Citizenship Conven ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2
Booklet 'Facts About the Woman's Angle on Australia', issued by the Department of Immigration, February 1958. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 4