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Queen Victoria Women's Centre Melbourne, Victoria

The QVWC Archives is a current venture focusing on organising the collection to ensure preservation of the history, and business activities of the Centre and Trust, whilst allowing for acknowledgement the people and organisations who have worked within the building. The collection comprises of items after 1989, when Monash Health took over the hospital and the people of Victoria fought to keep the iconic building and legacy "for women, by women" thriving.

This is a project, run thanks to the successful grant application to Helen McPherson Smith Trust. The archival project is supported by the QVWC Trust, and there is great interest in the wider community already. The QVWC wants to continue to acknowledge its history but more importantly to use this history to grow operations. This collection has already been acknowledged by PROV in 2014 Multimedia History Award for the Centenary Digital Timeline Website project and the National Library of Australia as they have archived the QVWC website. This project will confirm both the social and cultural significance of the building and the organisations who have occupied the building by collaborating with Victorian Collections.

Items in the collection consists of items in a variety of media since the Hospital moved to Monash. The collection includes items generated by QVWC and external organisations which pertain to:
• QVWC office;
• The QVWC Trust;
• Resident/tenanted organisations while in the building; and
• The building and site itself

QVWC has a take down policy, if you believe we may have breached copyright please contact the centre.

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location
210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000
phone
+61 (03) 8668 8100

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Opening Hours

By appointment only.

Location

210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria

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Newsletter - news @ QVWC Special edition: 110 years of women serving women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Folded A3 printer paper to make 4 pages of A4 content. Purple, red, green and gold accents. Mostly black text. Coloured photos throughout.

Historical information

Celebrating 110 years of women serving women since the opening of the first women's hospital.

Pamphlet - about your women's centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

large page folded three times to create a four columned pamphlet. colour images throughout.

Bag

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Purple coloured 'green bag' with white text.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Exterior eastern wall of QVWC building above what was to be the cafe. Bev Davis from Baysick Plastering in, a plasterer looks towards the camera with white hardhat, holding a paintbrush. Taken during restoration inspection.

Book - Lives and Times : My Life - My Family Jessie Yvonne Boudrie-Allen

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Green cover with a sepia tones photograph. 162 pages. black and white images throughout. one loose page detailing publishing details.

Historical information

"This book begins with some ancestral research, going on to detail the my mother's birth and family life in England 1913-1922. From 1922-2005 the book highlights her life in Victoria - Trawalla, Richmond, WIlliamstown and Daylesford. Christine Yvonne Boudrie-Allen is listed on the Shilling Wall. It presents much social history and could be useful for research in addition to enjoyment." Christine Allen 2012

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Janet England, Chair of Trust, standing behind a lectern on the front steps of the QVWC building during the grand opening weekend. Several people are sanding behind J.E. Marion Lau left of frame. Jane Wade Right of frame.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor entrance foyer facing north east to where the honour board would have been, the outline clearly visible. Taken during restoration inspection

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Example of an event in Victoria room level four of the QVWC building. Taken from the north o the room looking towards an unidentified speaker. 'FES' on two banners at the front of the room.

Newspaper excerpt - No pouring water on these budding vocalists

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

MxNews page 2. Three women in shower-caps smile to the camera - coloured photograph.

Large Framed Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Black and white framed reprint of a photograph of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital c. 1912 from the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale street.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque at the bottom of the frame reads "Presented by the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria 9th February 1999"

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Newly created architectural model of the QVWC. Annexe or Rooftop atrium not included. Only a southern end image.

Pamphlet - Celebrate a woman in your life

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Paper page folded three times into a pamphlet. Matte effect paper used. Colour photo on front page of two women standing behind the shilling wall. Asking for nominations or donation to the shilling wall project to honour Victorian women.

Pamphlet - Grand Opening Queen Victoria Women's Centre - Program of Events 15 February - 23 March

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 paper purple on white. A4 page folded twice to make a pamphlet.

Pamphlet - The Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Purple A4 paper folded twice to create a three column pamphlet. Black ink.

Historical information

Made before the opening of the centre

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Taken from level four foyer into the Victoria room south and towards Lonsdale street during restoration works inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Janet England, Chair of Trust, standing behind a lectern on the front steps of the QVWC building during the grand opening weekend. Taken from Lonsdale street over the crowd. A group of people stand behind J.E towards the street.

Program - Queen Victoria Women's Centre International Women's Day Leadership Oration

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

White thin carboard A4 sized folded in half. Colour images throughout. Red colour accents throughout.

Newspaper exerpt - κεντρο γυναικειων το queen victoria

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Greek community newspaper. Black and white photograph of a woman sitting with a flower vase.

Annual Report - Annual Report 2005 -2006

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

book. 22 pages. Coloured images and text.

Inscriptions & Markings

One double page loose from centre.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. From level 3 balcony facing sotuh west over Lonsdale street towards Swanston street. Taken during restoration inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Five women standing posing with a book "Queen of Hearts" Woman, second from right in green is Glenys Sharma General Manager. All other people in frame unidentified.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Christmas 1997 Networking and Shilling Fund Breakfast. Three women are standing in the ground floor north foyer of the QVWC building. They stand around a Christmas tree adorned with multiple and various dollar notes. Left to right: Glenys Sharma (first General Manager), Kerri Ward (Marketing from Francis Tobin & Associates) and Janet England (first Chair of the Trust).

Inscriptions & Markings

Was a standard size but has been cut.

Postcard Series

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

10 postcards. Black and white photographs. standard A6 size. Woman Pathologist, 1890s to early 1900s Queen Victoria Hospital at the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets 1950's Multicultural Nurses 'Give Generously' Infants in the Queen Vic Hospital maternity ward A Van donated by auxiliaries, used to transport nurses and deliver supplies to nursing homes. Around 1957. Queen Vic nurses in the 1900s Nurses in a recovery room, 1960s Matron with a blind patient and her guide dog in 1963 Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital (Mint Place) ward on a verandah 1920s

Historical information

All photos used courtesy of Southern Health Monash Medical Centre Historical Collection.

Newspaper clipping - Baby, how hospitals have changed

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Article Herald Sun.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor looking north towards what is the courtyard and QVWC office, from what was to be the cafe and in 2015 is the Breacan office. Taken during restoration inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. In QVWC building in level one locker room. Red metal locker taking up most of the rame. A sign on the wall in the background. This is a styled photo and was probably for Qmag newsletter.

Pamphlet - Step to securing your financial future

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

page folded three times to create a four columned pamphlet.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Black and white photograph. Photo of whole facade of block E of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. Taken from Lonsdale street. Before restoration and after the hospital had moved to Clayton.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. In the dining area in the annex on the ground level of the QVWC building. Three unidentified women in frame sitting down. Taken facing south east. Black and white artwork on the wall.

Pamphlet - Function and Catering Services

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 page folded twice to create a 3 column flyer.