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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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book - Fungus Diseases of citrus trees in Australia

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Department of Agriculture publication from 1899

Inscriptions & Markings

Forest School Creswick

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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Wood collection blocks. These are blocks made from cut-offs from the CSIRO Dadswell Wood Collection.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

School records

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5 x boxes of unsorted VSF documentation

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Rock and Shell Collection

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Cabinet with Rock and Shell Collection

Document - Management Plan for Mt.Beckworth Forest Reserve

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Hand typed loose covers Management Plan for Mt.Beckworth Forest Reserve

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Tie

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Indian Forest Service Tie

Equipment - Curvimeter

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Steel tool with moving wheel attached to measurement dial. For measuring distance of irregular line on maps. Cased in blue box with clear lid

Still Image

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

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Surveying equipment in fitted timber box. 2 components of solid brass painted dark green. Missing one additional component. Additional lens.

Inscriptions & Markings

T.004

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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12 photographs from the 1960s

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph album

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This album contains photographs of students and buildings.

Equipment - Universal Avometer

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Instrument

Inscriptions & Markings

ass. No. 38

Still Image - Ripping 14-in. planks from Pinus insignis logs, Creswick Nursery and Plantations.

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Mounted copied and enlarged sepia image.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ripping 14-in, Planks from Pinus Insignis logs, Creswick Nursery and Plantations.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Student Reports - Board of Forestry Education 1957 - 1982

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Initiation Summons. Dorm No.5. Victorian College of Forestry. Handwritten notice with skull and crossbones drawing

Document - Elementary Forestry Exam

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This is a copy of the first exam set by the Forests Branch in 1905 for entry to the department as a Forest wroker.

Book - Working Plan for the Victorian School of Forestry Hardwood Forest

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This is a typed working plan for the VSF hardwood forest

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

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Various Notes and correspondence on courses at the VSF in the 1970s

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Creswick 1968 Project . 1 x annotated map in envelope marked Run 3 No's 30 - 38 with runs marked up from aerial phtographs flown 1956 - 1968 on drafted plan of Creswick Plantations. 1 x topographical map marked Creswick with annotation "Mapsheet key diagram". 1 x topographical map marked Ballarat annotated with a grid of numbers. 13 brown envelopes marked Run 1 -3 No. 21 - 38 (missing sequences) of c.44 prints total. Mix of black and white and colour. Range of dates. Stored in a brown cardboard file box marked Creswick 1968 Project.

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

Map

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Maps

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30 topographical maps, etc dating from 1930's. Subjects: Bendigo, Bendock, Castlemaine, Colbinabbin, Corio, Creswick, Dartmoor, Daylesford, Dunolly, Geelong, Gembrook, Glenmaggie, Juliet, Kaye, Maryborough, Murchison, Ringwood, Stratford, Walhalla

Inscriptions & Markings

School of Botany, Univerity of Melbourne

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Honour Board

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Wooden VSF Roll of Honour board 1914-1919 including gum nut & tree root fretwork

Book - Forest Products Their Manufacture and Use

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Bound second edition

Inscriptions & Markings

R.E.Torbet

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Mounted display

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Mounted display board of photographs and captions depicting silvicultural cutting and timber extraction from 1928 to 1931 at Wellsford, Powelltown and Noojee. Includes Timber Tramway locomotives and bridges.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Glass lantern slide collection

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Australian Forestry School. Handed onto the ANU in 1965. Covering: rainforests; botany; erosion; Murray River; USA Forestry services; Pine plantations; Forests Commission Victoria;Tasmania forest scenes. 500 slides in 10 wooden boxes and 16 small cardboard packets.

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