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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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42 items with images

42 items with images

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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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 Reports - Board of Forestry Education 1957 - 1982

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

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

School Certificate

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Forest School Creswick, School Certificate number one to William H Trainor

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Gladstone Bag

Historical information

This bag belonged to J.H. Willis.

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

Blazer and Tie

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VSF Uniform - Blazer and tie (non- uniform) Photocopy of photo with uniform being worn. Gift Deed.

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

Equipment - Steam distillation unit

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Steam distillation box for extraction of essential oils from wood or sawdust and leaves. Copper box and stand, bakelite fittings, cork and glass tubing. The box has a vent for releasing steam pressure and bottom drain hole to collect oils. It is raised to allow a burner to fit underneath it.

Historical information

[E.J. Semmens experimented with Eucalyptus distilling during his time as principal of the VSF, this piece of equipment would have been used for teaching and research at the School and maybe linked to Semmens' research.] Detailed description of item supplied by from the International Wood Collectors Society.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Economy (brand) sign Marker

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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Vintage marine barometer MK. 1542

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.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Fire fighting equipment

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Metal firefighting knapsack.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Furniture

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Ornate Snooker Cue stand

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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

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

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Piano

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Upright Piano

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Catalogue

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2 drawer wooden card catalogue of forestry references

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

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plant press

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Plant Press made and used by Ron Hateley. There are Newpaper used as in-sheets which are dated 1994 - 98.

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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These items are notes and maps by K.J Simpfendorfer

Manuscript - Synopsis of the indigenous plants occurring within a 10-miles radius of Creswick, Victoria, Australia.

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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This is a Hand written document produced by J.H. Willis in the 1930s.

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

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)

Moving Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Film reels

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10 Film reels (Nepal and China) in box together with a number of slides.

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.

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.

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.