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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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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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410 items

410 items

Sample - Victorian Eucalypts

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Specimen case

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Seed, leaf, bud and distribution. Prepared by Ron Hately at the end of his first student year.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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5 photographs from the early 1900s

Artwork - Dr. John Tremearne

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Metal framed copy and enlarged photo of John Tremearne

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Teaching resources

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2 cards showing - IMPACT. IZOD - Brittleness. Munitions Supply Laboratory Maribyrnong.

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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

Photograph

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Students in the VSF Museum. Freddie Craig and Leo Teller.There is a framed copy and an unframed copy.

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

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Collection of printed reference material. Creswick Herbarium

Sample - Wattles and Peas

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 each from the VSF Creswick Collection. Stored in plastic sleeves in 2 ring brown binder. limited data, specimens dated 1915 - 1978

Document - Gold of Creswick's Creek

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Program

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Souvenir Program for Centenary of Creswick

Inscriptions & Markings

The Centenary Committee presents "Gold of Creswick's Creek" By Amos Bracken. Music by L. Ormond Robinson and Halycon Deppeler. October 7th & 8th, 1952

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

Object

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Platter

Inscriptions & Markings

to Victorian School of Forestry Creswick with thanks and best wishes from Malaysian Foresters 1981

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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

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

Equipment

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

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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Photographs of various subjects, unsorted.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimen

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Action wood specimen

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

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Sketch books

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3 sketch books of flora and fauna by E.J. Semmens. Showing details with notes.

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

Map

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Includes detail of Plantation layout and plantings at the time and later plantings (1930's) in pencil.

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

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood specimens

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Hardwood sawlog grading cards for Indian and Southeast Asian species.

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

Equipment

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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.

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Furniture

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Hallstand from the foyer in Tremearne House

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographic slides

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Various slides on Forest excursions, exercises, used for study and teaching. Most of the slides have content information on them.

Sample - Ferns and Grasses

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 1932 - 1978

Manuscript - Some factors affecting the seedling survival of Eucalyptus Largifllorenes

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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By F. von Mueller and G.K Treloar