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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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Equipment - Sketchmaster

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Aerial photograph converter. Complete instrument with instructions, a number of parts in a large grey wooden custom box

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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

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Results register. Certificate of Applied Science (Conservation and Resource Development) Units.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Rainfall records

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Rainfall records for Creswick, taken at School of Forestry 1899-1990. These records are listed on Research Data Australia as a research set

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograpic slides

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This is a collection of over 1000 slides of trees, landscapes, etc

Manuscript - Creswick: Home of Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This a draft copy of the paper written by Rob Youl.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph (Mounted)

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Creswick Forestry Football Club

Inscriptions & Markings

Creswick Forestry Football Club

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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

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.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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15 photographs -Forestry photos - Reginald Torbert

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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This is a folio of photographs of the Creswick Plantations presented to the 1928 Empire Forestry Conference. related to item 1434. 2 additional folios -State Nursery Macedon. Ballarat Botanic Gardens. Photographs of mature specimens of timber trees from the State plantation Creswick, the State Nursery Macedon and the Ballarat Botanic Gardens. Photographs loosely bound into 3 sets. 2 x dark brown loose covers, 1 x dark green loose cover, bound with coloured embroidery thread.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to the delegates to the 1928 Empire Forestry conference by the Forests Commission of Victoria

Document - Gold of Creswick's Creek

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Program

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Souvenir Program for Centenary of Creswick

Inscriptions & Markings

The Centenary Committee presents "Gold of Creswick's Creek" By Amos Bracken. Music by L. Ormond Robinson and Halycon Deppeler. October 7th & 8th, 1952

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

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newspaper cutting

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Obituary for Ronald Francis Hateley from The Age newspaper

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

School records

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5 x boxes of unsorted VSF documentation

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Saw Milling Leases Register

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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

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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The Book has an inscription - to a library from the author 1891

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: King Lake . 6 brown envelopes marked Run 3, 4, 7, 7a, 8, 9 containing c. 80 prints. 1 section of a topographical map marked State Aerial Survey. Stored in a brown cardboard file box marked King Lake Run No.3 - 9. (x9). Photos commissioned by Forests Commission Victoria.

Still Image

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

Photograph

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Students in the VSF Museum. Freddie Craig and Leo Teller.There is a framed copy and an unframed copy.

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

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

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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Eucalyptus Tricarpa, Victorian Red Ironbark, half cross section showing heartwood, sapwood, phloem, cambrium, bark with a VSF Museum card

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Catalogue

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This is a Catalogue of VSF Museum specimens. Timber Specimens (cont), Coniferous cones, fruit & seed; Fruits of Eucalyptus; Fruits of other genera; Seeds; Soil samples; A.P.M. samples.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Glass plate negatives

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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.

Document - Nepal - Master Plan for the Forestry Sector Nepal

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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A set of master plan documents