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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
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+61 (03) 8668 8100

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210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

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

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

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

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor entrance foyer facing north east to where the honour board would have been, the outline clearly visible. Taken during restoration inspection

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. First floor corridor. Looking south to the women's lounge and what is the Fitted or Work office in 2015. The left door entrance was into the former matron's office of the hospital. Man in blue shirt sanding the floor faces away from the camera. Taken during restoration inspection.

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. North exterior wall of building facing south west. in 2015 is the QV square towards the QVWC office and the QVWC building's north entrance. Taken during restoration inspection.

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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.

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Exterior eastern wall of QVWC building above what was to be the cafe. Bev Davis from Baysick Plastering in, a plasterer looks towards the camera with white hardhat, holding a paintbrush. Taken during restoration inspection.

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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.

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Ground floor in what was the seminar room and 2015 is the QVWC office facing east. Taken during restoration inspection.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Rooftop, level five facing north east looking at the frame and basic structure of what was to be the atrium. Ladder in centre of photo. Taken during restoration inspection.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour Photograph. Second floor facing south in what was to be the Women's Health Victoria Library. and in 2015 is the Domestic Violence Victoria Offices. Taken during restoration inspection.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor acing south west into QVWC tower in what was to be the cafe. Entrances show access corridors to ormer towers. New structure for roof seen with black tarp. Taken during restoration inspection

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor facing south towards Lonsdale street in what was to be the cafe and in 2015 is the Breacan office. Entrances show access corridors to former towers. White besser blocks in foreground. New structure for roof seen with tarp. Taken during restoration inspection.

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Ground floor looking north towards what is the courtyard and QVWC office, from what was to be the cafe and in 2015 is the Breacan office. Taken during restoration inspection.

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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.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Black and white photograph. Level five taken from rooftop area towards what is the Atrium when it was being constructed. Walls and windows are erected. Taken during restoration inspection.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photo. Country Women's Association Luncheon. Three women not looking at the camera. Left in green is Glenys Sharma (General Manager), middle, in hounds-tooth jack and right in red jumper are both unidentified. All wearing unreadable name tags.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. Guide Dogs Australia seminar in seminar room on ground floor of QVWC building. What is in 2015 the QVWC office. Looking towards east to the speaker. Audience's back to camera. Several dogs sit on the floor.

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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."

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Colour photograph. The eastern exterior views of the QVWC during renovations facing west. Taken before or during restoration works.