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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.

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210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria

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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. Ground floor facing south towards Lonsdale street. Entrances show where access corridors were to connect demolished buildings. What was the cafe and in 2015 is the Breacan office. Taken during restoration inspection

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."

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.

Newspaper clipping - Centre's tax bid refused

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

newspaper clipping. page 6 Sunday Herald Sun.

Newspaper clipping - Forum presets true body image

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Clipping from the Advertiser. Coloured image at top of clipping. Two school aged women sit in front o a computer.

Newspaper Excerpt - 'Queen Vic' spirit lives on

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Double page pages 32 and 89 of the Herald Sun Black and white photos throughout.

Historical information

110th anniversary commemorative page.

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. Second floor southern balcony. Taken facing south west towards Lonsdale street and Swanston street. Taken during restoration.

Annual Report - Annual Report 2011-2012 Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust. A Woman's Place: 100 years at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre Building

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Yellow and brown covered book. 38 pages. Sepia toned images throughout. Black writing with yellow accents. White paper page on inside of cover

Magazine excerpt - Women's Centre Funds Boost

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

City Weekly page 10. Update News.

Slide

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour slide. An artist or architects impression of the fully restored QVWC building. Was used for promotional material including being used on the real estate board at the front of the QVWC building advertising for prospective tenants.

Inscriptions & Markings

etched ontop of slide '300% B+W"

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.

Newspaper excerpt - 110 years' care for women and Day Queen dropped by

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper article Melbourne Yarra Leader page 4. Colour photograph portrait of two people looking towards the camera, Kathleen Atkins and Russell Atkins.

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.

Exhibition Program - The Return of the Goddess

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A5 sized booklet. cream paper. 44 pages plus 3 page addition in back of program. Program provides short biographies of the 50 women featured.

Historical information

First art exhibition in the QVWC.

Artist Impression - New Public Park

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A3 copy of an impression of what the QVWC site was to be.

Historical information

This was an artist (unknown) impression of the proposed ground floor and surrounding area of the QVWC. This did not eventuate due to heritage and funding restrictions. Probably commissioned by QVWC Inc. - created before the act came into effect and the first Trust appointed or meeting occurred.

Newspaper Clipping - Queen Vic unit on track

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper clipping. Herald Sun - Women in business. Sticky tape on top and bottom of clipping.

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. Ground floor before demolition works and restoration. Counter top and pealing blue wall paint.

Bookmark - Capacity Building Programs

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

coloured images. cardboard. image of cupola on front and program information on the back.

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.

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"

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Unofficial launch of the Shilling Fund, hosted at Chair of the Trust's house, Janet England. Janet England stands behind the cake wearing a black top, red jacket and a long necklace.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Two women behind od display cabinet in the cafe. Possibly the owner/manager on the right and the owner/chef on the left. Both looking at the camera.

Newsletter - QV Update: Centre Gears up for new direction

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

Formerly the Q Magazine. This is the first edition of the QV-Update. Notifying stakeholders of the changes to come at the QVWC.

Pamphlet - Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 page folded twice to create three column flyer.

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

Black and white photograph. Taken on the rooftop facing south towards Lonsdale street in what is the atrium. Glass panels are erected, scaffolding present in frame. Taken during restoration inspection.

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.