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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection Creswick, Victoria

The Creswick Campus Historical Collection comes under the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, which is in the Faculty of Science.

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4 Water Street Creswick Victoria 3363 (map)
phone
+61 +61 5321 4116

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Opening Hours

Open on request or during normal Library Hours: https://library.unimelb.edu.au/library-opening-hours/creswick-campus-library

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Location

4 Water Street University of Melbourne Creswick Campus Building 719 Creswick Victoria

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The Creswick Campus Historical Collection is located at the University of Melbourne’s Campus in Creswick, Victoria. It is a unique and noteworthy collection which documents more than 100 years of forestry education in Creswick from the beginning of the Victorian School of Forestry in 1910. The Collection recounts the personal and professional histories of those who have studied, worked and lived at the School of Forestry. Notable items include numerous examples of staff and student work, photographs, and several natural history collections. A substantial school herbarium contains specimens collected by former staff and students as well as esteemed scientists including Baron von Mueller. The collection is managed by the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences.

Significance

The Creswick Campus Cultural Collection is historically significant as it recounts the personal and professional histories of those who have studied, worked and lived at the forestry school. This collection enables the documentation of related themes including student life at the Creswick Campus, early forest management and conservation methods, and the professional interests and achievements of former staff members. Furthermore, the Collection possesses historical significance for its ability to show how the broader social events of the past century have contributed to these narratives; including the impact of the First and Second World Wars and the increased public awareness of environmental issues. The Collection retains on-going social significance to past and present staff and students of the forestry school as well as members of the larger Creswick community. More than a century of forestry in Creswick has seen the histories of the town and school entwine, and the contemporary social significance of the Collection is evidenced by continued bequests and new donations.

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410 items

410 items

Notebook - New Herbarium Specimens. Genus Eucalyptus, 1953-1954

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Note book, handwritten entries listing new additions to the herbarium

Historical information

The notebook includes information about the specimens being added to the VSF Herbarium, including elevation and notes on specimen quality.

Equipment - Surveying Aneroid

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Surveying Aneroid compensated

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Periodicals

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The Victorian Naturalist. Vols 46-47

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plaque

Historical information

VSF Plaque ROUND. Painted masonite board.

Moving Image - Plane Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Film reel

Historical information

This is a film that was used showing how to undertake aerial photography.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Pyranometer

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

Historical information

A mounted Insect Collection, collected and produced by a student from the VSF

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

Historical information

A mounted Insect Collection, collected and produced by a student from the VSF

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

Historical information

A mounted Insect Collection, collected and produced by a student from the VSF

Ephemera - Celebrating 100 years of forestry education in Australia : Creswick Campus Centenary Events Program

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Booklet

Historical information

3 copies of the Centenary Events booklet produced in 2010 by the Centenary Committee

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Model of a Gold Nugget

Historical information

Model of the Gold Nugget found by VSF Students, H.H. Beer and J.C. Westcott at the Forestry School, Creswick in 1931. The Nugget, 99% pure gold, weighed 73 ounces, 6 pennyweight and was found in Grub Gully, between the School and the State Nursery. It sold for 388 Pounds, 16 Shillings & 7 Pence ($93,264.80 in 2017). The model was presented to the School by Mr. H.H. Beer in December 1985.

Sample - Victorian Eucalypts

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Specimen case

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Seed, leaf, bud and distribution. Prepared by Ron Hately at the end of his first student year.

Equipment - Ranging 120

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Black case with lens and scale. For measuring 2 - 30m distance, height, width. In original cardboard box.

Sample - Dicots

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Creswick Herbarium field guides

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One of set of six of 15 - 20 specimens from the VSF Creswick Collection. Stored in plastic sleeves in 2 ring brown binder. limited data, specimens dated 1932 - 1978

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

The Sun News Pictorial - Front Page

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Front Page, Thursday January 19th, 1933 - Reginald Torbert in photo

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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slide projector. Grey metal frame. 2 slide frame cartridge

Inscriptions & Markings

Noris Triumph Halogen

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Axe

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This is one of the axes given to each student entering the School

Object

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Card index

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HED (H.E. Dadswell) Glass Plate card index in wooden drawer. CSIRO.

Ephemera - British Museum Instructions for collectors No.10 Plants.

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Booklet

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Visitors book - Division of Education & Research, Forests Commission Victoria, 1972-1976

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Gladstone Bag

Historical information

This bag belonged to J.H. Willis.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plaque

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Annual Football Match plaque: Social Club Vs. School of Forestry 1970-1978

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Pharmacy Scales in Cabinet

Historical information

The distributors mark is found at the bottom of the scales on a white plaque.When the levers are realised it allows the pans to rest, reducing the pressure on the knife-edges. A plaque at the top reads Bybryt. A plaque at the back reads �War Finish�, a typical mark for products for miiltary use or for austere times

Inscriptions & Markings

War Finish

Still image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Mounted photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football Club

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

Historical information

River red gum (E.Camuldelensis) hitching post. Specimen removed from the front of the Bank of NSW Creswick, 1957

Inscriptions & Markings

Note the wasting and decay of wood within one foot of ground level. Date of installation unknown.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Tasmanian forestry and forest landscape photographs taken by Dan Kitchener, New Norfolk Tasmania

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Notes on catalogue of wood technology material. Hand typed index crossreferencing slides (pink set in metal frames), photographs, cards and Herbarium material.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newspaper cuttings

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VSF football team matches 1947 (Creswick Advertiser)

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

Historical information

A mounted Insect Collection, collected and produced by a student from the VSF

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Ledger

Historical information

This is a Handwritten ledger of the VSF glass lantern slides, produced when Alan Eddy was principal