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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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location
4 Water Street Creswick Victoria 3363 (map)
phone
+61 +61 5321 4116

Contact

Opening Hours

Open on request or during normal Library Hours: https://library.unimelb.edu.au/library-opening-hours/creswick-campus-library

Entry Fee

n/a

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.

410 items

410 items

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

Historical information

These are photographs of Students from the 1980s -

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Mounted photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football Club

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Specimen trays

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8 ceramic specimen trays of picea cones

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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59 items from mixed sources including Museum of Economic Forestry, Forests Commission Victoria

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.

Moving Image - The Forest by night

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Film reel

equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

Historical information

Card sorting key for Eucalypts. Series of punched cards with needle and instruction manual in white painted timber hinged box. Cards with a print of the species fruit pasted to rear. Plant characteristics on face.

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

Equipment - Card Sorting Key to the identification, properties and uses of the principal commercial Australian timbers

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Timber box with sliding lid containing punched cards with photograph on rear

Inscriptions & Markings

CSIRO

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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

Equipment - Surveying Aneroid

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Surveying Aneroid compensated

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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.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Pyranometer

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Ledger

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This is a Handwritten ledger of the VSF glass lantern slides, produced when Alan Eddy was principal

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Same as #1460. Pictured in photo l to r: R.G Lindsay, W.H Horn, J. Sampson, A Warren, H. Felstead (nursey superintendant), N.L Boston, A. Ken

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

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.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Table

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Furniture from VSF Museum. Original table or desk from library, possibly made in 1910 from Victorian hardwood seasoned at Newport. Contains names of students and grafitti dating back to the 1920s. Articles from 1910 mention furniture being built, inlcuding Creswick Adverstiser article about furtiture for library.

Artwork

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Timber framed photos of Tremearne House and the old Hospital building

Campus map, framed

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Map

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VSF Fire protection Plan. Framed. Prepared in interval between construction of Science Block and commencement of Certificate Courses (1969-1974) (Bob Orr)

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Vintage marine barometer MK. 1542

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Combienbar River Project. 1964. 2 brown envelopes marked Run 16, 17 of c.18 prints total. Subject: Errinundra Project. 1966. 2 brown envelopes marked Run 12, 13 of c.14 prints total. Stored in an unmarked brown cardboard file box . Related to item 1507. Marked Errinundra Project..Combien Project...Ballarat Plantation.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Catalogue

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H.V. Wardle Wood Collection catalogue.

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

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Books

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Forestry books - Reginald Torbert - 7 books - 3 with FCV stamp

Document - Census of Plants Bear Park Creswick

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Tasmanian forestry and forest landscape photographs taken by Dan Kitchener, New Norfolk Tasmania

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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30 items from VSF Reference Collection

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Fire fighting equipment

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Firefighting pump No.2. Wisconsin pump, made in Australia under licence by Ronadlson Bros and Tippett Ltd. Petrol motor.