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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)
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+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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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Glass plate negatives

Historical information

These are a collection of approximately 7,000 glass plate negatives of microscopic cross sections of wood and related images taken by H. E. Dadswell from the Wood Collection he curated at the CSIRO.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

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

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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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Creswick Nursery and Plantations, Pinus insignis. Photographs presented to the 1928 Empire Forestry Conference. Presented to the VSF Library by W.Horne, June 1970

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Sketch books

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3 sketch books of flora and fauna by E.J. Semmens. Showing details with notes.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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This is a Framed photograph of a 227 ft Mountain Ash at Neerim, Vic

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph album

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This album contains photographs of the National Afforestation Programme at Creswick

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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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Initiation Summons. Dorm No.5. Victorian College of Forestry. Handwritten notice with skull and crossbones drawing

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

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Selection. Propagation and planting of trees in the country districts of victoria/ K.V.M Ferguson.

Moving Image - Plane Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Film reel

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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Photographs of various subjects, unsorted.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Diploma

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Australian Forestry School Diploma - Reginal Torbert

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Rules for the Forest School, Creswick

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37 rules drawn up during the period from 1910 to 1919 to cover student life at the School.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This document is a list of items for the VSF centenary display held in 2010

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Specimen bottles

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13 small bottles of pinus seeds

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This is the Memorandum of Understanding between the School and the IWCS for the work done to produce wood specimens from the Dadswell wood collection off-cuts.

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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 1933 - 1979

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Various Forests Commission of Victoria Publications and History of Forestry Acts

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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Glass lantern slide collection

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Australian Forestry School. Handed onto the ANU in 1965. Covering: rainforests; botany; erosion; Murray River; USA Forestry services; Pine plantations; Forests Commission Victoria;Tasmania forest scenes. 500 slides in 10 wooden boxes and 16 small cardboard packets.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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This is a mouted photograph of the first female students with their names on the back.

Sample - Orchids

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Creswick Herbarium field guides

Historical information

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 1912 - 1975

Book - Forest Products Their Manufacture and Use

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Bound second edition

Inscriptions & Markings

R.E.Torbet

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plant press

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Newpapers lnsheets dated 1994 - 98 and some specimens intact.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Research documents related to La Gerche collected by Ron Hately . Some duplication of catalogue item 1200 in two ring binders and one orange folder (one blue, one black). Several loose documents and 11 CDS.