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Dookie Campus Historical Collection (University of Melbourne) (1987)

The Dookie Campus of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment (University of Melbourne) commenced operation in 1886 as the Dookie Agricultural College. Established following the implementation of the Agricultural Education Act 1884, Dookie is Victoria's oldest agricultural college. The College?s association with the University of Melbourne began in 1910 when Bachelor of Agricultural Science students spent a year studying at Dookie. The Dookie Campus Historical Collection, established in 1987, draws together a variety of administrative documents dating back to the commencement of the college; educational material used by past teaching staff and students; photographs detailing the wide variety of activities undertaken at Dookie including women?s classes and ex-servicemen?s training; farm machinery and equipment and items relating to the Dookie site, such as geological surveys, soil and erosion maps and reports.

Themes: Shaping Victoria's Environment, Peopling Victoria's Places & Landscapes, Transforming and managing land and natural resources, Building Victoria's industries and workforce, Building community life