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Deaf Children Australia Melbourne, Victoria

Deaf Children Australia was established in 1862 in response to the needs of a deaf child and her family. It was then known as the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution. Our Bluestone Building was built in 1866 and has been the home of Deaf Education and support for deaf children and youth since it was built. DCA supports the Victorian College for the Deaf who continue to educate children on our grounds.

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597 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria 3004 (map)
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+61 9539 5300

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Location

597 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria

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School established in 1860, organisation established in 1862 for deaf children to receive specialist education and support for the children, youth and their families. The collection contains photographs, hearing aids, equipment, annual reports, minutes etc.

Significance

Complete (?) collection from 1860, DCA has occupied the site continuously since that time.

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Book - Finance Sub-Committee minutes 17/7/52-

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green cardboard ruled blank book with orange woven tape spine containing handwritten minutes of the Financh Sub-committee of the VSCD from July 1952- . Last entry March 1957. Kindergarten sub-committee minutes included.

Historical information

The financial information relating to the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution has been kept in ledgers, journal, monthly accounts and Minutes of the Financial Sub-Committee. The funds available and the expenses of running an educational and boarding school are documented in detail.

Significance

The financial records provide an insight into what is required to be considered at the time, from building expenses, wages and salaries, food to boot repairs. They show how funds are raised and the expenses.

Book - Register of Pupils

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Brown fabric with red leather over spine and on front and back cover corners, bound book containing specially printed pages with handwritten entries and an alphabetical index notebook attached to inside back cover. Contains register of pupils of Victorian School for Deaf Children, from 1978 to 1982, admitted to Princess Elizabeth Kindergarten for the Deaf (PEJS). Each entry is a full open two pages. The alphabetical index notes their Admission (?) number from 2452 to 2749

Historical information

As children were admitted to Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, The Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia, their details were recorded and they were given a registration number. Information included Medical Information.

Significance

The Registers document where children came from, their family details and medical information, all relating to the time they were admitted and reflect the society of the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "2452/1978" handwritten in ink. Stampin on edge of red leather.

Book - Report V.S.D.C. 1969 to 1978

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Red Leather (?) bound volume with gold stamping containing Annual Reports of the Victorian School for Deaf Children (V.S.D.C) First report: 107th Annual report presented at the Annual Meeting, 1969. Last report: 116th Annual report presented at Annual Meeting, 1978. Includes photographs

Historical information

Deaf Children Australia have a complete set of Annual reports from 1863 to the present date. Annual reports document the activities of the organisation, including educational issues, finance, staffing and students. Annual Reports are created each year.

Significance

This represents part of the complete official history of Deaf Children Australia from 1863 to the present date, covering the subject of deaf education and related issues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: "VICTORIAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN" in gold stamping. Spine "REPORTS V.S.D.C." "1969 to 1978" in gold stamping. Decorative stamping around edges of back and front covers.

Book - Ledger

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green woven cover with tan leather at corners and over spine harback blank ledger book with alphabetical index in front and ledger pages following with handwritten entries

Historical information

The financial information relating to the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution has been kept in ledgers, journal, monthly accounts and Minutes of the Financial Sub-Committee. The funds available and the expenses of running an educational and boarding school are documented in detail.

Significance

The financial records provide an insight into what is required to be considered at the time, from building expenses, wages and salaries, food to boot repairs. They show how funds are raised and the expenses.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "LEDGER" in gold lettering on red background

Hearing Aid - Widex Hearing aid

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

A Widex 25 hearing aid from the 1950's made in Denmark. Brown and gold metallic casing with a volume control dial and an on/off switch. The curly wire runs to a circular outer disc. Although not present the disc would normally connect to an ear mould which is individually fitted to the wearer. The item comes in a soft leather case.

Historical information

The first all transistor hearing aids appeared in 1953. They were created to replace vacuum tubes; they were small, required less battery power and had less distortion and heat than their predecessor. The vacuum tubes were typically hot and fragile, so the transistor was the ideal replacement. The size of these transistors led to developments in miniature, carbon microphones. These microphones could be mounted on various items. There were body hearing aids where the earpiece was connected to the hearing aid and battery pack worn on the body. Ear level hearing aids consisted of eyeglass, behind the ear (BTE), in the ear (ITE), and in the canal (ITC, CIC) hearing aids.

Inscriptions & Markings

"DENMARK" inscribed on gold front. "WIDEX 25" inscribed on back. "WIDEX" on inside cover of case. "W" on outside cover of case

Calaid Hearing Aid

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Silver metal case with side clips and hearing aid attached. Has battery compartment for AA batteries. Volume control is the top left hand corner. Comes with its black case

Historical information

The first commercial digital hearing aid was created in 1987 by the Nicolet Corporation. The hearing aid contained a body-worn processor that had a hardwire connection with an ear mounted transducer. While the Nicolet Corporation’s hearing aid was not publicly successful and the company shortly folded, it was able to start a competition between companies to create more effective hearing aids. Two years later, in 1989, the behind-the-ear (BTE) digital hearing aid was launched. In addition to the Nicolet Corporation, Bell Laboratories expanded upon the hearing aid business by developing a hybrid digital-analog hearing aid. When the hearing aid was put on in the market, it was instantaneously successful. This development helped bring major changes to the world of the hearing aid. The next major milestone was creating an all-digital hearing aid. The Oticon Company developed the first digital hearing aid in 1995, but it was only distributed to audiological research centers for research on digital technology in the realm of acoustic amplification. The Senso was the first commercially successful, all-digital hearing aid, and was created by Widex in 1996. After the success of the Senso, Oticon began marketing their own hearing aid, the DigiFocus. Presently, the digital hearing aid is now become programmable. By making the hearing aid programmable, it has allowed hearing aids to be capable of regulating sound on their own, without using a separate control. The hearing aid can now adjust itself depending on what environment it is in and often does not even need a physical volume control button.

Inscriptions & Markings

"C OF A/CALAID/101862" on back of case. "ANGUS & COOTE/Acoustics/HEARING AIDS" on inside cover of case

Book - Minute Book - Board of Management 1895-1900

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green and tan leather bound book containing handwritten minutes of the monthly meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution from 1895-1900

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTE BOOK" in gold lettering on red leather. "6" handwritten in ink

Book - Reports V.D. & D.I. 1919 to 1924

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Red leather bound volume with gold stamping containing the Annual Reports of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution (V.D.&D.I. ) First Report: 57th Annual Report presented at the Annual meeting held 28th July, 1919. Last Report: 62nd Annual Report presented at the Annual meeting held 12th August 1924. Reports included are the Annual Report, List of Subscribers and abstract of Treasurer's Account.

Historical information

Deaf Children Australia have a complete set of Annual reports from 1863 to the present date. Annual reports document the activities of the organisation, including educational issues, finance, staffing and students. Annual Reports are created each year.

Significance

This represents part of the complete official history of Deaf Children Australia from 1863 to the present date, covering the subject of deaf education and related issues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: "VICTORIAN DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTION" in gold stamping. Spine: "REPORTS V.D.& D.I." "1919 TO 1924" in gold stamping. Decorative stamping around edge of front cover and back cover

Book - Register of Pupils

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green woven cover with red leather over spine and corners of bound book containing specially printed pages with handwritten entries and an alphabetical index exercise book attached to inside front cover. Contains register of pupils of Victorian School for Deaf Children (VSDC), from 1982 to 1994, admitted to Princess Elizabeth Kindergarten for the Deaf (PEJS). Each entry is a full open two pages. The alphabetical index notes their Admission (?) number from 2750 to 3063

Historical information

As children were admitted to Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, The Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia, their details were recorded and they were given a registration number. Information included Medical Information.

Significance

The Registers document where children came from, their family details and medical information, all relating to the time they were admitted and reflect the society of the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "STUDENT/REGISTER" in gold lettering. Red stamping on edges of red leather.

Book - Reports V.D. & D.I. 1913 to 1918

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Red leather bound volume with gold stamping containing the Annual Reports of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution (V.D.&D.I. ) First Report: 51st Annual Report presented at the Annual meeting held 21st July, 1913. Last Report: 56th Annual Report presented at the Annual meeting held 22nd July 1918. Reports included are the Annual Report, List of Subscribers and abstract of Treasurer's Accounts and photographs.

Historical information

Deaf Children Australia have a complete set of Annual reports from 1863 to the present date. Annual reports document the activities of the organisation, including educational issues, finance, staffing and students. Annual Reports are created each year.

Significance

This represents part of the complete official history of Deaf Children Australia from 1863 to the present date, covering the subject of deaf education and related issues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: "VICTORIAN DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTION" in gold stamping. Spine: "REPORTS V.D.& D.I." "1913 TO 1918" in gold stamping. Decorative stamping around edge of front cover and back cover

Krown Research Porta printer Plus - Phone TTY Printer

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

The Memory Printer MP20 is a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD or text telephone) with a 20-column LED display and a 20- column built-in printer. The MP20 has an 8,000 character memory for saving and sending messages, upper and lower case printing to distinguish incoming from outgoing messages, and four message buffers. The MP20 uses standard Baudot TDD code. OPTIONS: Time/date stamping and ASCII capability are available. POWER: Rechargeable battery and AC adapter. DIMENSIONS: 9.5 x 12.5 x 2.75 inches. WEIGHT: 5.75 pounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

Instructions for printer and keyboard, etc. " KROWN / Research / PORTA PRINTER PLUS® MP 20 / The Memory Printer" on screen

Hearing Aid - Sonotone Carbon Hearing Aid

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Round dark red and black imitation tortoise shell carbon hearing aid with clip for attaching to clothing, and a slide for adjusting the sound (?) a cord split between a plug and a speaker (?).

Historical information

The first electrical hearing aids were carbon and were made possible by the invention of the carbon microphone and were made between 1900 and 1939. Carbon, which can be made to amplify electrical current, was used to provide some amplification prior to the invention of vacuum tubes. Later models often came with mechanical (carbon) amplifiers to try to boost the amount of amplification. The carbon microphone was originally invented for use in the telephone and had the properties of being able to modulate current. It is this property that made it useful in the early electrical hearing aids.

Significance

An example of a carbon hearing aid. This has an imitation tortoise shell casing.

Inscriptions & Markings

"SONOTONE/REG U.S.P.A./292392/MADE IN U.S.A./ELMSFORD, N.Y." on bottom of unit. "SONOTONE" on plug. "PAT RE 21030" on speaker?

Book - Minutes August 1992 to June 1993

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Black leather cover with dark green woven tape covered spine, hardcover blank book containing type pages glued onto blank pages. Contains minutes of meetings of the Board of Management of the Victorian School for Deaf Children from August 1992 to June 1993

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTES/Aug. 1992 to June 1993" in gold lettering on dark red background

Book - Registry of inmates

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Brown leather bound book with heavy brown leather on top and bottom edges of cover, brown leather with decorative stitch in three parts over spine. Contains specially printed pages with handwritten entries, 2 pages per child. Contains register of pupils of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution from 1861 to 1889. Admission numbers (?) from 1 to 286

Historical information

As children were admitted to Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, The Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia, their details were recorded and they were given a registration number. Information included Medical Information.

Significance

The Registers document where children came from, their family details and medical information, all relating to the time they were admitted and reflect the society of the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: "VICTORIAN/DEAF & DUMB INSTITUTION/REGISTRY OF INMATES/1862" in gold lettering with decoration on red leather. Spine: "REGISTRY/1862"

Book - Report V.S.D.C. 1979 to 1987

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Red Leather (?) bound volume with gold stamping containing Annual Reports of the Victorian School for Deaf Children (V.S.D.C) First report: 117th Annual report presented at the Annual Meeting, 1979. Last report: 125th Annual report presented at Annual Meeting, 1987. Includes Annual Reports and Financial reports for V.S.D.C. and Princess Elizabeth Junior School, and photographs

Historical information

Deaf Children Australia have a complete set of Annual reports from 1863 to the present date. Annual reports document the activities of the organisation, including educational issues, finance, staffing and students. Annual Reports are created each year.

Significance

This represents part of the complete official history of Deaf Children Australia from 1863 to the present date, covering the subject of deaf education and related issues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: "VICTORIAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN" in gold stamping. Spine "REPORTS V.S.D.C." "1979 to 1987" in gold stamping. Decorative stamping around edges of back and front covers.

Book - Investments Ledger

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green woven cover with tan leather corners and spine. Hardback account book with alphabetical index in front and accounts pages following with handwritten entries detailing investments of the V.D.&D.I. from Jarch 1952 to Jan 1989

Historical information

The financial information relating to the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution has been kept in ledgers, journal, monthly accounts and Minutes of the Financial Sub-Committee. The funds available and the expenses of running an educational and boarding school are documented in detail.

Significance

The financial records provide an insight into what is required to be considered at the time, from building expenses, wages and salaries, food to boot repairs. They show how funds are raised and the expenses.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "LEDGER" in gold lettering on red background "INVESTMENT LEDGER" on dynamo tape stuck on spine

Book - Minute Book 1875-1883

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green fabric leather edged bound book containing the handwritten minutes of the meetings of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution from Jan 1875 to Feb 1883. Committees included are: General Committee, House committee, sub-committees and special meetings.

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTE BOOK" in gold stamping on red leather

Sonotone 700 Hearing Aid

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Fawn plastic hearing aid with metal clip on back and wires leading from the bottom. Made in the USA, sold by Angus & Coote as the Sole Australian Agents. The Model is the Sonotone 700. Two dials one on each of the top corners.

Historical information

Although Lee DeForest invented the triode vacuum  in 1906, it was not employed in hearing aids until 1921. The first hearing aid using a vacuum tube was purported to have been made by Earl C. Hanson. He called his hearing aid the Vactuphone. It used one small peanut tube (below right) to amplify the output of a carbon hearing aid. The Globe Hearing Aid Company and Western Electric collaborated to manufacture the Vactuphone. By the early 1940s, Raytheon had developed miniature vacuum tubes. It was these miniature vacuum tubes that made body-worn hearing aids a reality. Unfortunately, the power requirements of these aids made it necessary to use two relatively large batteries—an "A" battery to power the filaments of the vacuum tubes and a "B" battery to supply the high-voltage for the plate current. The batteries were worn external to the hearing aid itself and the name "Two-piece" hearing aid was used to describe them. Until about 1945 "Two-piece" hearing aids were the norm. However, improved vacuum tube design reduced current requirements. As a result, battery manufacturers were able to reduce the size of the batteries used in hearing aids. At the same time, electronic components were also being miniaturized. This allowed the hearing aid manufacturers to design hearing aids with internal batteries. After 1945, these "One-piece" hearing aids quickly replaced the more cumbersome "Two-piece" hearing aids. With continuing improvements in both batteries and components, hearing aids continued to reduce in size until 1953 when the vacuum tube was suddenly supplanted by the transistor.

Inscriptions & Markings

"ANGUS & COOTE/Sole Australian/Agents/C D C" Printed in black on the back, top left hand corner. "SONOTONE/700/SERIAL NO/843218/MAD IN U.S.A./SEE PATENT NOTICE/IN INSTRUCTION BOOK" imprinted on back, centre middle.

Book - Minute Book - Committee of Management 1946 to 1957

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green fabric and tan leather bound book containing handwritten minutes of the monthly meeting of the Committee of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution from 1946-1957

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTE BOOK" in gold lettering on red background. "13" handwritten in ink (barely visible) Front: "MARCH 1946" Stick on label

Book - Municipal Council Subscriptions

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green woven cover with red leather over spine and corners, bound book containing ledger pages with handwritten entries. Lists donations from Shires, Boroughs, Towns, Cities and Masonic Lodges from 1913 to 1957.

Historical information

The financial information relating to the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution has been kept in ledgers, journal, monthly accounts and Minutes of the Financial Sub-Committee. The funds available and the expenses of running an educational and boarding school are documented in detail.

Significance

The Registers document where children came from, their family details and medical information, all relating to the time they were admitted and reflect the society of the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MUNICIPAL COUNCIL SUBSCRIPTIONS" in gold lettering

Book - Journal - Monthly Financial Statements

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green woven covers with tan leather corners and cover of spine, hardback account with handwritten entries containing the Monthly Financial statements of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution from May 1940-March 1951

Historical information

The financial information relating to the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution has been kept in ledgers, journal, monthly accounts and Minutes of the Financial Sub-Committee. The funds available and the expenses of running an educational and boarding school are documented in detail.

Significance

The financial records provide an insight into what is required to be considered at the time, from building expenses, wages and salaries, food to boot repairs. They show how funds are raised and the expenses.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "JOURNAL" and decoration in gold lettering on red background

Zephyr Hearing Aid

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Cream plastic hearing aid with metal back. Takes 3 batteries and there is a piece of paper in the battery case advising 'CAUTION'. Two round knobs on top, 'ON/OFF' and the other I assume is Volume. There is a plastic tag for attaching to a button (probably), headphone sockets. The front is metal lacework with a scrolled 'Z'

Historical information

The first all transistor hearing aids appeared in 1953. They were created to replace vacuum tubes; they were small, required less battery power and had less distortion and heat than their predecessor. The vacuum tubes were typically hot and fragile, so the transistor was the ideal replacement. The size of these transistors led to developments in miniature, carbon microphones. These microphones could be mounted on various items. There were body hearing aids where the earpiece was connected to the hearing aid and battery pack worn on the body. Ear level hearing aids consisted of eyeglass, behind the ear (BTE), in the ear (ITE), and in the canal (ITC, CIC) hearing aids.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Z" on front. "ZEPHYR/HEARING AID/2546" on back. "U C"/"M"/"7777" on inside battery case.

Folder - Reports 1964-1974

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Black hardcover magazine binder containing 3 reports in plastic cover binders. 1. Powell report 1964 - Overseas tour by H.F.Powell, Superintendant Secretary. 2. Gorman/Murphy reports 1974 - Parts I & II - preliminary report to the Policy Investigation project sub-committee by Dr Pierre Gorman & Dr Kevin Murphy (Reading, England). 3. Cleary Report 1974, Lowe Report 1974 - PLC Canberra Visit 1974 - reports relaing to current education practices and discussions of the future role and location of VSDC

Historical information

The Victorian School for Deaf Children continued an interest in the latest research and information on the education of deaf children.

Significance

Various reports from the 1964 to 1974 relating to the education of deaf children.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover "POWELL REPORT…1964/GORMAN / MURPHY REPORTS…1971/CLEARY REPORT…1974/LOWE REPORT…1974/P.L.C. CANBERRA VISIT…1974"

Calaid T Hearing Aid with body straps and case

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Brown leather case containing silver CALAID T hearing aid with body straps, forming a harness with press studs for adjustment, probably a childs hearing aid as the harness would have helped to prevent the loss of the hearing aid. Has two wires, one with the ear piece, the other with a different attachment

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside leather case "------ ------" ? Maybe imprint from tape? On case: "C OF A/CALAID/116506" On other side in sticky tape "STEVEN CAO (?)HIA / LEFT VOL 2"

Folder - Victorian Deaf/Blind Children - residential placement

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Black foolscap 2 -ring folder containing statistics, minutes of meetings and letters relation to the residential placement of deaf-blind children in 1972.

Historical information

In 1972 there were concerns with the Education of Deaf/Blind Children.

Significance

This document has the statistics regarding Deaf/Blind children and residential placement.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front top right-hand corner "VICTORIAN DEAF BLIND CHILDREN" On spine: "VICTORIAN/DEAF BLIND/CHILDREN"

Book - Minute Book House Committee 1890-1909

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Dark red fabric bound book containing the handwritten minutes of the House Committee of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution from 1890-1909

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTE BOOK" in gold lettering

Book - Minute Book - Committee of Management Dec 10, 1935-Feb 12 1946

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green fabric and tan leather bound book containing handwritten minutes of the monthly meeting of the Committee of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution from 1935-1946

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTE BOOK" in gold lettering on red background. "12" handwritten in ink (barely visible)

Photograph - Portrait of a woman

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

A sepia coloured portrait of a woman on card.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back 'KEMP, PERRY & CO/Artists and Photographers./81 BOURKE ST. EAST./2 doors East of/THEATRE ROYAL/MELBOURNE' / 'PHOTOGRAPHIC COPIES & PORTRAITS IN OILS & WATER COLORS/CAN BE HAD FROM THIS CARD.'

Book - Register of Pupils

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green leather with red leather spine bound volume with specially printed pages. Contains register of pupils of the Victorian School for Deaf Children from 1961-1966. Each open two pages is details of a child admitted to Princess Elizabeth Kindergarten for the Deaf (90 Elgar Rd, Burwood). An alphabetical indexed note bookis attached to back cover with their assigned number from No 1616 to No 1803

Historical information

As children were admitted to Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, The Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia, their details were recorded and they were given a registration number. Information included Medical Information.

Significance

The Registers document where children came from, their family details and medical information, all relating to the time they were admitted and reflect the society of the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "REGISTER OF PUPILS" in gold lettering. Decorative stamping on covers. "1616-1803" "YEARS 1961-1966" handwritten in ink (barely legible)

Book - Minutes September 1991 to July 1992

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Light blue woven/painted cover withsimilar dark blue spine, hardcover blank book containing type pages glued onto blank pages. Contains minutes of meetings of the Board of Management of the Victorian School for Deaf Children from September 1991 to July 1992

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTES/Sept. 1991 to July 1992" in gold lettering on dark red background