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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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Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Annual Report 2003-04 From Women for Women by Women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

25 pages. Cover clear plastic. back page black cardboard. 2nd page cream cardboard with colour images. pages 3-24 black ink with images.

Inscriptions & Markings

One page is loose

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Indoor seating area of the cafe. Taken facing south west towards Lonsdale street. For Qmag newsletter.

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.

Newspaper clipping - The reason Y - a new focus for the new women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper clipping from The Age. Unknown page. About the YWCA Victoria new direction. Colour photograph of fourwomen and a baby. 'The new face of the YWCA (from left) Kate Dunn, Erin Dolan, Brodie Woodland with baby Isaac, and Kitty Billings.

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

Poster - Missing Persons

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A3 sized poster. Requesting people who were born, gave birth or trained at the Queen Vic. Hospital to contact the QVWC. Cream paper with Black text and purple header and footer banner.

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.

Flyer - International Women's Day Market

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Cardboard coloured flyer.

Historical information

Made for the International Women's Day celebrations hosted by QVWC.

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.

Newspaper excerpt - Queen Vic hospital site comes to life

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

newspaper articles Sunday Herald Sun page 28. colour photograph of the construction works bottom left of article's images. Graphic images of the the construction works and what would be included in the centre.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Possibly in the ground floor corridor during restoration works. Three women facing the camera in white hard hats. Left to right: Architect Yvonne von Hartel, Chair Janet England, Minister for the Arts Lorraine Elliot.

Newspaper excerpt - The QV's new reign: the making of a landmark

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

cover and cover story of A3 excerpt from The Age. colour photographs throughout.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Eastern side of the QVWC building's eastern side after restoration works has been completed.

Historical information

This angle is no longer possible due to the QV Melbourne buildings that were erected in 2000

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.

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.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Gallery space on ground floor corridor. Art is coloured abstract paintings from an unidentified artist. Two women appear right of frame. Taken from the corridor towards the south of the QVWC building towards the entrance and Lonsdale street.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Black and white photograph. Photo of block E's facade of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital which was to be QVWC. Before restoration and after the hospital had moved to Clayton. Taken from Lonsdale street, scaffolding left of frame.

Pamphlet - Women & Money FREE seminar series at the QV Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Cardboard flyer. orange, navy blue and white colour theme.

Historical information

Made to distribute to advertise seminars hosted and created by QVWC

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.

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.

Newsletter - Network Newsletter No.1 1997

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 sized newsletter from the Rural Women's Network. 39 pages total. On Page 22 "The Queen Victoria Women's Centre"

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

Bookmark - Venue Hire

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Image of stained glass windows in the building featured on the front. information about venues on the back. Green colour scheme used.

Newsletter - QV-Update: New Program to 'Connect' Victorian Women Statewide

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

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

Historical information

Announcing new program 'Women Connecting Women' and 'Triple T' Series. Notice the Queen Vic Women's Centre Inc. has closed.

Loyalty card

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Loyalty coffee card. Purple ink on blue cardboard. Recipe for salami pizza roll on the back.

Inscriptions & Markings

Three stamps on the back indicating that there is a free coffee available.

Annual Report - Annual Report Recognising Women 2006 -2007

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

book. 23 pages. coloured text and images throughout.pink used as a feature colour.

Newspaper clipping - $600m plan for Queen Victoria site unveiled

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

newspaper clipping from The Age. Graphic representing the works to be done on the QV block between Swanston street and Russell street. Black and white photo at the bottom of page of Premier Steve Bracks with director of Grocon, Daniel Grollo after the plans for QV were announced.

Historical information

Unveiling of the QV plans by Grocon

Newspaper Excerpt - A woman's oasis in the city desert

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

News paper article. News extra. Melbourne Yarra Leader page 8. Three black and white photographs of women on page. QVWC original logo on top right of page.

Newspaper excerpt - Party for centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper page. Herald Sun page 23

Sticker sheet

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

20 stickers to each page. Purple logo on cream.