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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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Book - A Forester's Tale: Memoirs of a Victorian Tree Breeder

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Self published biography with accompanying letter from Leon Pederick

Equipment - Surveying Aneroid

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Surveying Aneroid compensated

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newspaper cuttings

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VSF football team matches 1947 (Creswick Advertiser)

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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First group of Students with Nursery staff, outside Tremearne house. Pictured in photo R.G Lindsay, W.H Horn, J. Sampson, A Warren, H. Felstead (nursey superintendant), N.L Boston, A. Ken

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Diploma

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This is a Diploma of Forestry awarded to Rupert Malcolm Jones and signed by Galbraith

Booklet - Utilization of Timber Resources on Watersheds

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Booklet

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Subject: evidence presented to the State Development committeeon its enquiry into the utilization of timber resources in the watersheds of the state.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Coffs Harbour 1956 . Subject: Grampians no. 11-15. Subject: Kinglake area 1948 -1950 Run 7 no.14 - 16, Run 8 no.69 -70 . Subject: Princetown Run 7 . Subject: South Gippsland Run 7 no.102 - 105. Subject: Otway area. Stored in 5 brown envelopes in a brown cardboard file box marked "INTERPRETATIONS. South Gippsland .......Otway area prints"

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted insect collection

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Phasmatodea 1

Sample

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

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject Creswick. Colour.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Booking book for Equipment: Hardhats and vest

Sample

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

Artwork

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Print

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Framed print - 'Hospital and Spring Hill from Church Street, Creswick' by T.G. Moyle, 1881. Limited edition print number 84 of 200. Published by Trustees of Creswick Historical Museum 1981.

Sample - Kiln Seasoning & Reconditioning

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Timber demonstration wall panel

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Specimens illlustrating process control & finished product.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Teaching resources

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2 cards showing - IMPACT. IZOD - Brittleness. Munitions Supply Laboratory Maribyrnong.

Sound

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Compact Cassette Tape

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Off Air recording of "The Science Show" 14/01/1984 - Agricultural development in Israel

Significance

Sorted by Sid and Gina Cowling

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Students in the Library extension. The extension was built in the 1940s and the photograph was taken in the 1950s

Document - The distribution of the important timber trees of the genus eucalypus

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Booklet

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

Book - Western Division. Outlines of management for all reserved forests in the Stawell Forest District

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This is a typed document of a Stawell Working Plan for management of reserved forests 1938

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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These items were used in the Centenary display in 2010 on Jim Willis Display. They include a laminated biography, photographs of his book - A handbook to plants in Victoria and photographs of Willis.

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

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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These items are notes and maps by K.J Simpfendorfer

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plaque

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VSF Plaque SQUARE. Painted masonite board.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Forest terminology

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 - Land and Food. Agriculture and Related Education in The Victorian Colleges and the University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Model of a Gold Nugget

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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.

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Cloth map

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Creswick proposed extension, 25-5-1923.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Mounted photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football Club