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

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By appointment only.

Location

210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria

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Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor looking east formerly the administration offices into what was to be the cafe and in 2015 is the Breacan office. Ladder leaning against brick wall. Blue locked trunk left of frame, Taken during restoration inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor kitchen facing towards north west into what was the trust office. Taken during restoration inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor of QVWC building, facing north west towards the reception desk and down the corridor towards the northern foyer, stairwell and lifts. Two people in background in north foyer. Taken after restoration works had been completed.

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Annual Report 04-05

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

square book. 19 pages. Cover is brown with a coloured photo. inside there are black and white images. text is black with purple accents.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Exterior view of QVWC building. Taken from Lonsdale street on the south east corner of QVWC facing towards the building. Depicts the cafe signage and fencing around the building

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor corridor, facing south towards the QVWC entrance and Lonsdale street. Taken during restoration inspection.

Newsletter - Q Magazine: Victorious Opening or the Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 printer paper. 8 pages. Navy text on cream paper. Taupe accents and images throughout.

Historical information

Reports on the official opening weekend 15th and 16th February 1997.

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust Annual Report 1999 - 2000

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

23 A4 pages. 1st page clear plastic. back page black cardboard. 2nd page purple paper. pages 3-22 white paper. black ink. some images. black plastic binder.

Magazine excerpt - Can you help refugee and migrant women?

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

From, Get Creative: Passionate about crafts Spotlight magazine. Volume 3 issue 9. Page 76. Colour images present.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. From Lonsdale street looking north towards building. Front entrance, constructing access ramp and restoring stairs. 'The Queen Elizabeth Block' in gold above archway. Person in dark clothing in middle o frame. White sedan on right side of frame. Taken during restoration inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Janet England, Chair of Trust, standing in the ground floor foyer beside the reception desk, addressing the attendees of the official opening weekend. Pink signs behind JE direct to Art sale and free seminars. Lady in black stands behind JE, unidentified.

Program - Green is the new black Eco-fashion parade program

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 pages folded in half to create a pamphlet 4 pages colour images throughout. cream and green colour scheme.

Historical information

Made or Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Newspaper clipping - Centre's tax bid refused

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

newspaper clipping. page 6 Sunday Herald Sun.

Flyer - Lunchtime Express: Smart Business Pack

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Cream card with purple ink

Historical information

Advertising flyer for local businesses for the Queen Vic cafe.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Black and white photograph. Photo o western side of block E of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital which was to be the QVWC before the restoration and after the hospital had moved to Clayton. From Lonsdale street with a number of cars in the foreground of photograph. Scaffolding at right of frame.

Newspaper excerpt - Attack on innocence: Girls trapped in cycle of violence and Top Dee lets loose on men

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

newspaper page Herald Sun page 13. Colour photograph of two people holding white ribbons in front of the north facade of the QVWC building, Demons coach Neale Daniher and Jan Daniher.

Pamphlet - Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 page folded twice to create three column flyer.

Registration Form - A Lasting Gift for Mother's Day

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 flyer with form on the back. Colour image of two women on from size of the page. Black ink and orange accents. Created for the mother's day appeal for the shilling wall project. A project to honour Victorian women.

Booklet - QVWC Women's Capacity Building Kit - Young Women, Body Image and the Digital Age

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

10 pages A4 white paper. teal accents throughout. Colour photographs.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Fourth floor in the southern end of the Victoria room acing north towards the kitchen, foyer and life. Was a hospital ward. Taken during restoration inspection.

CD-Rom - Victorian Women Vote

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

white matte finish CD-rom on which is a visual presentation of the history of Women's participation in democracy in Victoria

Architectural Model

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Believed to be a to scale model of the QVWC by Wendy Hastrich. Possibly to 1:500 scale. Perspex covering the model.

Historical information

Made by architectural student - Wendy Hastrich in 1993. Barbara Cameron, "The model – taken around rural Victoria via project officer QVWC Inc. Elizabeth Vanaveld for demonstrations."

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. Taken in the dinning area of the cafe, annex ground floor of the QVWC building. Groups of unidentified women in frame. Black and white artwork hang from the wall. Taken facing north east.

Pamphlet - It's your centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 sized paper folded twice to create a general information pamphlet about the QVWC. Green colour paper with navy blue ink.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Reception area on ground floor southern entrance. Desk has an assortment of flyers and brochures. Behind reception area is a building guide. Unidentified woman appears to the right o frame in front of the reception desk. Taken from the entrance facing north

Flyer - Steps to Securing your financial future.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 sheet cardboard folded twice to create 3 column pamphlet. green and maroon colour scheme.

Historical information

Women and Money month 2010

Newsletter - Q Magazine: The "Centre of Attention"

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 Printer paper. 8 pages. Navy and taupe on white. Grey scaled images throughout.

Historical information

The newsletter was attempting to reach out to the stakeholders and friends to ask the Australian Government to grant the centre tax destructibility status. Launch of Emily's list in the centre. Monash University Research Group for Women's Mental Health launch at the centre.

Award Certificate - Lord Mayor's City Safety Award 2007

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Framed certificate. Orange background. Black text.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Lord Mayor's City Safety Award 2007. Certificate of Merit. The City of Melbourne commends the contribution made by the Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust to the safety o the City of Melbourne. Lord Mayor John So'

Pamphlet - Celebrate a woman in your life

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 page. Folded twice to create a pamphlet. Donation/nomination form for the shilling wall. A project to create an enduring tribute to Victorian women at the QVWC. Colour images on both side of the page.

Inscriptions & Markings

ticks in blue ink have been added onto the pamphlet