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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

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

Mounted insect collection

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A mounted Insect Collection, collected and produced by a student from the VSF

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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Board of examiners, FCV. Correspondence. Unsorted

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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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Photgraphs and documents relating to the Creswick Family Holidays run at the Campus in the ealry 1990s

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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

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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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4 photographs from the 1930s

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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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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This is a six drawer horizontal map cabinet.

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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

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

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Maps

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Dept of Lands and Survey map of Creswick and county of Talbot. 2 linen backed sheets rolled into white cardboard cylinder

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Microscope Slide sets

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Case of Plant Slides (Teaching Resource).Plant Anatomy glass slide collection. Incomplete - glass slides 25 x 75mm housed in wooden drawer set. 2 cabinets with drawers marked 6 - 18.

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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 - 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

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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Glass display cases

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Two glass display cabinets used at the School in both the Laboratory and the Museum

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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"

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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.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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Chinese project correspondence and notes

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Pyranometer

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Furniture

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Hallstand from the foyer in Tremearne House

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Building Plans

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School of Forestry existing services and condition plans, Building plans. Extension plans

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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.

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.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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sundry veneer samples

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Barometer Correction Tables - Chart

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Chart date of 1972 - refers to Barometer calibrated in 1948. Has been on wall in corridor outside Science lab in University Building. (Leon Bren)

Sample - Lillies Monocots

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 1944 - 1978