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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

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.

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42 items with images

42 items with images

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

Historical information

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

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Tie

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Indian Forest Service Tie

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

Map

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

Glass display cases

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

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

Photograph (Mounted)

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Creswick Forestry Football Club

Inscriptions & Markings

Creswick Forestry Football Club

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Keys

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Assorted old keys from the various buildings at the Creswick campus

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Gladstone Bag

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This bag belonged to J.H. Willis.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Catalogue

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2 drawer wooden card catalogue of forestry references

Notebook - New Herbarium Specimens: Genus Eucalyptus, 1954-1955

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Note book, handwritten entries listing new additions to the herbarium

Historical information

The notebook includes information about the specimens being added to the VSF Herbarium, including elevation and notes on specimen quality.

Map - Creswick

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

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Photographs of forests and plantations in England, Wales, France and Scotland with notes about each photograph

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.

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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Letter from FCV Chairman to W.H.Trainor re resignation

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Student Results. dark blue with red trim, marbled end papers. hand written ledger of student subject results from 1961 to 1982

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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VSF Graduate students in Final Year groups

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.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph (Mounted)

Historical information

Formal student photograph with staff and student signatures on front. Taken Nov 1933. Students: Bond,Gibson, Moulds, Ryan, Head, Fletcher, Thompson, Caplehorn, Beale, Jones, Newey, Davidson. Staff: Semmens, Lister.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph album

Historical information

This album contains photographs of students from 1938 to the early 1940's.

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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

Periodical - The Sylvanite

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Periodical

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The Magazine of the Victorian School of Forestry. Three copies.

Notebook - New Herbarium Specimens. Genus Eucalyptus, 1953-1954

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Note book, handwritten entries listing new additions to the herbarium

Historical information

The notebook includes information about the specimens being added to the VSF Herbarium, including elevation and notes on specimen quality.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Piano

Historical information

Upright Piano

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Economy (brand) sign Marker

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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Insect attacked post specimen from VSF grounds. From VSF reference collection

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

Historical information

These items are notes and maps by K.J Simpfendorfer

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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Heart rot in a gum log. Donated by Trickey Bros Sawmill Carisbrook

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.