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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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location
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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Bookmark - Capacity Building Programs

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

cultural structures and establishments
historic buildings

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

building construction
historic buildings

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.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Bag

Purple coloured 'green bag' with white text.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

official events
fundraising events

Colour photograph. Shilling Fund Christmas function. Four women stand for a photo. Most likely Trust members. Taken in ground floor seminar room which in 2015 is the QVWC office. Shiri Liang far left. Meryl Sexton behind posed group in a striped shirt.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Envelope

Key words

envelopes
charitable organisations

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Loyalty card

Key words

cafe
historic building

card. cream with purple ink.

Historical information

coffee loyalty card from the Queen Vic Gallery cafe.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Pamphlet - Celebrate a woman in your life

Key words

fundraising events
pamphlets

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Annual Report - Annual Report 2005 -2006

Key words

annual report
financial documents

book. 22 pages. Coloured images and text.

Inscriptions & Markings

One double page loose from centre.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper excerpt - Centre born from love, loss

Key words

cultural structures and establishments
building construction
political processes

Whole newspaper page. Sunday Herald sun page 83. Business section. colour photo of Janet England, Chair on rooftop of QVWC building.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

building construction
historic buildings
cultural structures and establishments

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.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Pamphlet - ... Will you answer?

Key words

fundraising

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Large Framed Photograph

Key words

hospital
photographs
historic sites

Black and white framed reprint of a photograph of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital c. 1912 from the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale street.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque at the bottom of the frame reads "Presented by the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria 9th February 1999"

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

voluntary workers
christmas

Colour Photograph. Volunteers Christmas Party. Taken in ground floor entrance foyer at the southern end of the QVWC building. Five women stand between two doors on the eastern side which lead to the cafe. These were volunteers for the Trust. Left to right: Cecelia Silverman, Maria Kremidas, Leonie Christopherson, Helen Armitage, and Sylvia Chesterman.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Pamphlet - The Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Key words

pamphlet
cultural structures and establishments

A4 page folded twice to create a pamphlet. Colour photographs. Maroon accent with black text on white. General information flyer.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

official events
fundraising events
historic buildings
cultural structures and establishments

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.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

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

Key words

annual report
financial documents

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

historic buildings
building construction

Colour photograph. From level 3 balcony facing sotuh west over Lonsdale street towards Swanston street. Taken during restoration inspection.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Annual Report - Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust 2008/09 Annual Report

Key words

annual report
financial documents

book with 24 pages. coloured text and images throughout.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

historic buildings
cultural structures and establishments

Colour photograph. Taken on level 3 eastern balcony of the QVWC building facing south towards where in 2015 CASA house has their offices.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

historic buildings
cultural structures and establishments
building construction

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper Clipping - A people's park at last?

Key words

parks and reserves
hospital
greek community
people in political roles

news paper clipping. The Age newspaper from page A11

Inscriptions & Markings

'Editorial Page A11. 13/13/96"

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Pamphlet - Steps to Securing Your Financial Future

A4 cardboard page folded twice to create three column pamphlet. Purple and green colour theme.

Historical information

Made for the Women and money month. Detailing metro and rural events.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Article - New advice centre caters for women

Newspaper article on page C11.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

historic buildings
hospitals
cultural structures and establishments

Black and white photograph. Photo o western side of block E of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital which was to be the QVWC before the restoration and after the hospital had moved to Clayton. From Lonsdale street with a number of cars in the foreground of photograph. Scaffolding at right of frame.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Photograph

Key words

historic buildings
building construction
cultural structures and establishments

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Business Card

Cream business card with green original QVWC logo on right side of card.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

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

Key words

annual report
financial documents

book with 24 pages. coloured images and text throughout.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Flyer - International Women's Day Market

Cardboard coloured flyer.

Historical information

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

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

Newspaper clipping - Centre's tax bid refused

Key words

charitable organisations
people in political roles
political processes

newspaper clipping. page 6 Sunday Herald Sun.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne