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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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Document - Inner Bark magazine

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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4 issues of the magazine

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Map

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Arboretum plant census locality maps

Manuscript - Some factors affecting the seedling survival of Eucalyptus Largifllorenes

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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By F. von Mueller and G.K Treloar

Book - Schlich's Manual of Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Books

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Set of 5 volumes numbered 1 - 5 with additional original copy of vol.3. labelled .1 - .5 . 1567.3 with parts A and B.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Epidiascope - body and lense

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Pharmacy Scales in Cabinet

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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

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War Finish

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photomicroscopy prints

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21 prints of cross sections of timber cell structure

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newspaper cuttings

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VSF football team matches 1947 (Creswick Advertiser)

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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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

Object

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Platter

Inscriptions & Markings

to Victorian School of Forestry Creswick with thanks and best wishes from Malaysian Foresters 1981

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographic slides

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About 1000 slides of various landscapes espec. tree species with handwritten index in wooden box with 2 metal catches and leather strap.

Inscriptions & Markings

K.J.Simpendorfer Forestry. X-GG

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Slide projector. Vertical 2 slide cartridge. Khaki metal frame

Inscriptions & Markings

Waterworth.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Medal

Historical information

This medal belonged to Matthew H Rowe who was a member of the VSF staff from late 1920's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front reads : serit arbores quae alteri seculo Prosint. Cicero / Tree and leather belt emblem /Back reads The Royal English Arboricultural Society and inscribed 'Awarded to M. H. Rowe for an essay on the Intermediate Estate 1918

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Appointment of Examiners under the Forests Act 1928. Forests Commission of Victoria, Minister of Forests, Lind

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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Board of examiners, FCV. Correspondence. Unsorted

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographic slides

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About 500 slides of various landscapes espec. tree species with hand written index in wooden box with 2 metal catches

Inscriptions & Markings

K.J.Simpendorfer Forestry

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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15 photographs -Forestry photos - Reginald Torbert

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

Maps

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Maps

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Maps of various subjects: Gunbower Island 1972. Barmah Forest 1967. Survey maps from aerial photography 1971 _Narnargoon.Tonimbuk. Gilwell & Beenak.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Creswick 1984 Football Team

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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Veneer production radiata pine specimen

Artwork - Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Framed photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

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

Still image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Various photographs in a binder of student and staff id photos.

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

Report

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Report of the State Development Committee on National Parks

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photomicroscopy prints

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20 prints of Identified tree species.

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newspaper cuttings

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Forestry items, newspaper cuttings 1951-1963. Collected by Forestry School

Document - Fire Protection Notes

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newsletters

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Newsletter copies of Fire Equipment Notes Forester loosely bound in brown cardboard sleeve

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Snooker table

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

Artwork

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Lithograph

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Eucalyptus Leucoxylon. Eucalyptus Leucoxylon var. pauperita (Mueller). The Scrubby Blue Gum C1880. Artist- Rosa Fiveash (1854 � 1938). Drawn on stone by H.B. (H. Barratt) Lithographed by E. Spillar. Lithograph printed in colour, from multiple stones on paper. Mounted in wooden frame with Acorn engraved motif.

Significance

Early museum photographs. Documents from Parks Victoria.. In 1882 Rosa was invited to illustrate The Forest Flora of South Australia by John Ednie Brown. Nine parts of this work, which was never completed, were published in 1882-90. Each one contained five attractive lithographs of native plants and Rosa drew 32 of the 45 published; they were drawn as specimens came to hand, in no particular botanical order. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/fiveash-rosa-catherine-6184

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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These are a Photocopy of John La Gerche's letter books. The originals are held in the PROV

Ephemera - The Gum Tree. A journal devoted to the conservation, propogation and utilisation of Australian Trees.

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Various copies of the Journal of the Australian Forest League, Victorian Branch. Incomplete set. V.1 -18 1917 - 1940. NS V1 -V.14 mp 3 1941 - July 1956. stored in ex Herbarium box.

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Collection of printed reference material. Creswick Herbarium

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Reference Tables

Sample - Lillies Monocots

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 1944 - 1978

sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Posters

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various educational posters

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Register (handwritten) Assoc. Dip. & B. For. Sci students

Document

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.

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

Exam papers

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VSF 1961 -1970. in 2 ring foolscap patterned red binder

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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Medal

Historical information

This medal belonged to Matthew H Rowe who was a member of the VSF staff from late 1920's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front reads : serit arbores quae alteri seculo Prosint. Cicero / Tree and leather belt emblem /Back reads The Royal English Arboricultural Society and inscribed 'Awarded to M. H. Rowe for an essay on the Estate Nursery 1918.

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.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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Correspondence between Rita Slade & the School, sent to the librarian by Kim Slade on behalf of Rita.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographic slides

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Various slides on Forest excursions, exercises, used for study and teaching. Most of the slides have content information on them.

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