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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 photo. Taken in first floor gallery space. Example of the first art exhibition the QVWC hosted. Busts of influential women 'Return of the goddess' by Ruth Lyon.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Unofficial launch of shilling fund. Patrons cutting the cake. Eight Women stand behind a table with a cake on a swerving platter. At host's, Chair Janet England's house. Front row left to right: Maron Lau (Trustee), Fleur Spitzer (Patron), Prof. Trong Thomas (Patron), Noel Waite (Patron), Glenys Sharma (General Manager). Back row left to right: Jean Tom (Patron Country Women's Association), Janet England, Prof. Nancy Mils (Patron).

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.

Flyer - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Function Facilities

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

A4 cardboard coloured images poster.

Article - New advice centre caters for women

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper article on page C11.

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.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor entrance foyer facing north west. Taken during Restoration inspection. Two unidentified women are standing facing east wearing hardhats.

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust Annual Report 2001 - 2002

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

28 A4 pages. 1st page clear plastic. 28 page black cardboard. 2nd page purple paper with colour photo. pages 3-27 white paper. Black ink. black plastic binder

Sticker sheet

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

20 stickers to each page. Purple logo on cream.

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'

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Black and white photograph. Ground floor acing south towards Lonsdale street in what was the cafe and in 2015 is the Breacan office. Wires hang from roof. Wheelbarrow in middle of frame. Taken during restoration inspection.

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

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Mini expo in level four Victoria room of the QVWC during the official opening weekend. People walking between tables and chairs, all unidentified.

Pamphlet - ... Will you answer?

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Large sized paper folded three times to create a four columned pamphlet - coloured images throughout.

Historical information

Donation/nomination pamphlet made for the shilling wall project

Envelope and flyer - Support the 1996 Queen Vic. Centre Shilling Fund

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Print post approved envelope. White in colour with black QVWC old logo on left corner. Inside which is a flyer requesting support for the shilling fund 1996. It is glossy white paper with black ink.

Historical information

For the shilling fund 1996 at the opening of the QVWC and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the shilling fund

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust Annual Report 1996-1997

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

22 A4 pages. Front page is translucent. Back of document is black cardboard. page two purple colour paper. Pages 3-21 white with black ink. Black plastic binder.

Book - A History: The First Fifty Years

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

59 pages. Red cover with silver text. Internal, white paper with black ink, black and white images throughout.

Historical information

Book written about the first 50 years of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital

Inscriptions & Markings

The Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital crest on the front cover.

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.

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.

Badge/Pin

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

White badge with the QVWC logo.

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Level one south eastern corridor looking into where in 2015 is a doorway at the wall and where is the archive room. Taken during restoration inspection.

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 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 - 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.

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. Roof top exterior, taken on the eastern side towards the south of the building. South eastern turret in frame. Taken after restoration works had been completed

Photograph

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. On Lonsdale street and south entrance stairs of block during door of the building. Four women with hard hats face towards camera. Left to right: Minister for Arts Lorraine Elliot, Minister for Women's Affairs Jan Wade, Chair Janet England, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ann Henderson

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 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.

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