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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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210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria

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Annual Report - Annual Report 2002 -2003 Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust From women for women by women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

40 pages. 1st page clear plastic. 2nd page blue paper. back page white cardboard. pages 3-39 white paper. black ink. some colour. white wire binder.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Second floor at the Lonsdale street end facing east in what in 2015 is the Emily's List office towards the second floor kitchen. Woman in blue clothes and a white hardhat in frame. Taken during restoration inspection.

Event Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre 110th Anniversary Celebration 2006

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 sized bound report. 18 pages plus appendix. colour photos throughout including colour copies of media.

Historical information

event report for the three events, cocktail hour launch 9 October 2006, curiosities and campaigns exhibition 9th-13th October 2006 and open day 12 October 2006

Invitation - It's the 10th ANNIVERSARY of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust!

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Thin carboard double sided document. Orange, purple and white colour scheme. On the front right side of item is a purple 'grey scape' of the QVWC building. on the back Provides details of the event.

Historical information

For an event held for the 10th anniversary of the QVWC Trust.

Newspaper excerpt - "Queen Vic Women's Centre opened" and "Letters to the Editor"

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Two, A4 photocopy of the letters to the editor in response to the article announcing the opening of the QVWC.

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.

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.

Flyer - Women's Space Program 2013/14

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A5 cardboard flyer. red accent. predominantly black and white images.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Level four west balcony of the QVWC building. Facing south towards the south west towards the women's bathroom.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor facin north west in what was to be the cafe. Entrances into the tower connected to access corridors to former hospital towers. New structure for cafe roof seen with black tarp on top. Taken during restoration inspection.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor facing north towards what was to be the courtyard and cafe. Facing towards the wing which is in 2015 is the QVWC head office. Taken during restoration inspection

Newsletter - Q Magazine: Yor place in the city!

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

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

Historical information

Notice of the appointment of a new chair to the Trust, Jan Parkes.

Badge/pin - I support the Shilling Fund

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

a round pin/badge. red circle with an inner white circle with a profiled silhouette

Historical information

Made to commemorate the 1996 Shilling fund and 100 years since the original shilling fund.

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

Newspaper excerpt - Car Chaos fear at Queen Victoria Site: Lonsdale Street's Greek quarter feels threatened by development plans.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper excerpt from The Sunday Age. Page 5 and a smaller introduction probably from the front page. Smaller excerpt colour photo of blue-stone and cast-iron wall which was to be demolished. Larger excerpt, a black and white aerial view of QVWC and the block where it is situated.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Jan Wade, Minister for Women's Affairs, stands behind a lectern on the front steps of the QVWC building during the Grand Opening Weekend. A group of women, including Marion Lau Trust member and Fleur Spitzer OAM, stands behind JW.

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

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust Annual 1995-1996

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Green A4 paper, black ink. 19 pages.

Historical information

First annual report 1995-1996 of the QVWC Trust. Financial reporting not attached.

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. 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.

Magazine excerpt - Pervy Pcs

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

page 39. Whole magazine, Cosmopolitan attached.

Pamphlet - Celebrating the past to create a better future

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

purple A4 page with black ink. Folded twice to create a pamphlet. Describing centre services and organisation background information.

Historical information

Made before opening of the centre.

Pamphlet - from women for women by women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 printed paper folded twice to create a three column pamphlet. purple and orange colour theme throughout.

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.

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.

Certificate

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

"The Melbourne City Council expresses its appreciation and gratitude to The Queen Victoria Women's Centre for the contribution made to the community through volunteer work." A4 cardboard coloured page.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. The board which was outside the QVWC building's gates on Lonsdale street. which details main groups involved in refurbishment of the building. "Principle: Office of Women's Affairs - Department of Justice. Principle Agent - Office of Building. Refurbishment Project Team. Project manager: Atkinson Project Management (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Architects: Robert Peck won Hartel Trethowan. Conservation Architect: Meredith Gould Architects Pty. Ltd. Quantity Surveyor: Rawlinsons (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Services Engineer: Addicoat Hogarth WIlson (Vic) Pty. Ltd. Structural/Civil Engineer: John Mulle and Partners Pty. Ltd. Landscape Architect: Elizabeth Peck, Landscape Architect. Building Certifier: Philip Chun and Associates (Vic.) Construction Manager: Kane Constructions (Vic.) Pty. Ltd."

Poster - Open Day QV Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Printed on an A4 page. Believed to be a copy of the original. White text on a blue background. Pink, orange and yellow accent.

Newspaper excerpt - Built by women, for women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

newspaper page. Progress Press page 20. Black and white photo of Fleur Spitzer OAM standing with the QVWC model.

Bookmark - History in the Making

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

image of the building's facade on front of item. information on the back.

Newspaper excerpt - Laughing in the face of struggle

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

From page 3 of The Age. About International women's day event's at QVWC. Colour photograph takes up most of the page.

Newspaper clipping - A matter of trust

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper clipping cut in half. Black and white photograph on the bottom of page.

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

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.

Newspaper excerpt - Party for centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper page. Herald Sun page 23

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Jan Wade, Minister for Women's Affairs, stand on the front steps o the QVWC during the Grand Opening Weekend. Taken from Lonsdale street over the heads of the gathered crowd. A group o women stand behind JW. All faces are unclear.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Shilling Fund launch. Janet England, Chair of Trust, addressing the audience. Level four Victoria room QVWC building. Candles in foreground.

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre 2007/08 Annual Report

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

book with 24 pages. coloured images and text throughout.

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"

Envelope

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

1996 Queen Vic. Shilling Fund donation Reply Paid envelope. Cream paper. Green and navy blue ink.

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.

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.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Jan Wade, Minister for Women's Affairs, standing behind a lectern on front steps of the QVWC building at the grand opening weekend. Several people stand around including Marion Lau, Trust member and camera/sound crew.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph believed to be an information desk. Taken on ground floor foyer during the official opening weekend. Possibly shilling fund donation point. Five people in frame all unidentified.

CD-R

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Pink shiny CD-R with photos fro the events during the 100 years of women's participation events

Pamphlet - Would you like to exhibit your artistic work in a centrally located, women-focused environment?

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 page folded twice to create three column flyer.

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. 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. Taken from south eastern corridor Level one a toilet cubicle in the building during restoration in what is in 2015 the archive room.