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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

Documents

Historical information

Notes on catalogue of wood technology material. Hand typed index crossreferencing slides (pink set in metal frames), photographs, cards and Herbarium material.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

Historical information

Subject: Creswick 1956 . 8 brown envelopes marked Run 4 -3 No. 31 - 42 of c.45 prints total. 2 empty brown envelopes marked run 4 no.38 -39, and run 6 no. 85-87. 5 loose black and white prints. Subject: Lower Glenelg Plantation . 2 brown envelopes marked Run 1. No. 26-27. Stored in a brown cardboard file box marked Creswick 1968 Project.

Book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Catalogue of shells

Historical information

This is a catalogue of the shells contained in the cabinet in the University Building foyer. Also a classification of the Mollusca and notes on various species and the locality from which collected.

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

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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15 photographs -Forestry photos - Reginald Torbert

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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

Ephemera - Sylvanite

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Periodical

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2 sets of the Sylvanite magazine produced by the VSF Students Association

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Forestry technical papers no.14

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Copy of an article from The Argus , Monday 26 April 1909, p.9

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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This is an electric centrifuge, Asset no: 22B

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

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

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photomicroscopy prints

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21 prints of cross sections of timber cell structure

Ephemera

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Pamphlets

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IFA marketing documents for Forestry as a profession.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Same as #1460. Pictured in photo l to r: R.G Lindsay, W.H Horn, J. Sampson, A Warren, H. Felstead (nursey superintendant), N.L Boston, A. Ken

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

Historical information

Saw Milling Leases Register

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

Still Image

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

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

Photograph

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

sepia photograph mounted on cardboard with separate cardboard backing.

Historical information

Forestry Refresher Course, 1913. The photograph shows the Conservator of Forests, H MacKay and the Chief Superintendent of State Plantations, John Johnstone, with the Forest Officers of the department outside the Victorian School of Forestry (Tremearne House) in Creswick.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front: With compliments, Conservator of Forests. R. Morton Photo. Creswick. On the Back: Photo presented to Forester J.S.Ritchie, Glen Park. Passed down to Asst Supt Pltns. W.Ritchie and finally Divl Forester N.E. Division, R.J. Ritchie. On separate card backing: Forest Officers (with list of names) including J.Johnstone Chief Supt of Plantations, H McKay Conservator of Forests

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Axe

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This is one of the axes given to each student entering the School

Still Image

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

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Catalogue

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This is a Catalogue of VSF Museum specimens. Timber Specimens (cont), Coniferous cones, fruit & seed; Fruits of Eucalyptus; Fruits of other genera; Seeds; Soil samples; A.P.M. samples.

Equipment - Spiegel Relaskop

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

Historical information

Instrument. Relascope. The relascope, invented by Walter Bitterlich, is a multi-use instrument for forest inventory. It is primarily used to find height of a tree, basal area of a tree and diameter of a tree anywhere along the bole. This instrument is used mostly for applications involving variable radius sample plots in a forest survey.

Inscriptions & Markings

32485

Manuscript - Creswick: Home of Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

Historical information

This a draft copy of the paper written by Rob Youl.

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Plant press

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Rainfall records

Historical information

Rainfall records for Creswick, taken at School of Forestry 1899-1990. These records are listed on Research Data Australia as a research set

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