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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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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Herbarium

Historical information

The VSF herbarium contains an estimated 10,000 specimens representing 2,500-3,000 species. It was established in the 1930s

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Maps

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Linen backed topographical Maps - Victoria. 26 folding maps

Inscriptions & Markings

School of Botany, Univerity of Melbourne

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Box of various unsorted documents and display materials FCV

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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11 samples Papua New Guinea timbers in card covers with genus species information. Set in cardboard box with faux wood grain print.

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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VSF Museum label: silver birch infected with rainbow fungus

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Kuark- McKenzie Crk Project . 5 brown envelopes marked Run 1A - Run 5 of 10 prints each. Stored in a brown cardboard file box marked Kuark- McKenzie Crk Project. Photos commissioned by Forests Commission Victoria 1962.

Equipment - Spiegel Relaskop

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Instrument. Relascope. The relascope, invented by Walter Bitterlich, is a multi-use instrument for forest inventory. It is primarily used to find height of a tree, basal area of a tree and diameter of a tree anywhere along the bole. This instrument is used mostly for applications involving variable radius sample plots in a forest survey.

Inscriptions & Markings

32485

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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VSF Grounds. Unsorted.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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34 photographs of HRH Prince Charles visiting the School

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Reports

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Reports and hand typed notes on forestry education in Australia.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plant press

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Display cases

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2 display cases from the museum, possibly made from Victorian hardwood seasoned at Newport.Shown in old museum photos

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Menu

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Forestry Refresher Course 1969 : Assignment F. Souveneer Menu (typed on a piece of Veneer) Note below the Menu.

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.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Presentation program.VSF Certificate.

Still Image

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.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Leitz Wetzlar Stativ IIB Microscope, no. 166295. This Microscope would have been used in the School's teaching laboratories, possibly from its manufacture around 1915.

Inscriptions & Markings

E. Leitz Wetzlar No.166295

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Booking book for Equipment: Hardhats and vest

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Blazer and Tie

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VSF Uniform - Blazer and tie (non- uniform) Photocopy of photo with uniform being worn. Gift Deed.

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

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

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

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Maps

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Linen backed topographical Maps - Victoria. 21 folding maps

Inscriptions & Markings

School of Botany, Univerity of Melbourne

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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Tree trunk with bracket fungi

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Box of various display labels and photos

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Board of Examiners in Forestry Victoria. Register of Applications for the Diploma of Forestry

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Creswick . 9 brown envelopes marked Run 6. containing c 80 marked up photos. Numbers 30 to 50, 88 - 91 in sequence. Stored in a brown cardboard file box . Photos marked on rear as on loan from the Photographic Library of theForests Commission Victoria . pencilled in date "1946?" on one envelope.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Gladstone Bag

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This bag belonged to J.H. Willis.

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Map

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Arboretum plant census locality maps