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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

Mounted insect collection

Historical information

A mounted Insect Collection, collected and produced by a student from the VSF

book - Minutes Board of Forestry Education - 1951 - 1977

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Minutes book

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.

Book - The Foresters

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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A book about foresters Published by the Institute of Foresters of Australia

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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11 samples Papua New Guinea timbers in card covers with genus species information. Set in cardboard box with faux wood grain print.

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

Artwork - Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Framed photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Calder Ridge Project . 3 brown envelopes marked Run 2 c.26 prints total. 1967. Subject: Mt Cole Mt Lonach 1958. 1 brown envelopes marked Run 4. c.15 prints total. Subject: Colac 1966 . 1 brown envelopes marked Run 6 c.8 prints total. Subject: Mt Tamoritha, Mt Arbuckle. 1966. 1 brown envelopes marked Civil AS-FRI-FCV-APMF CO-OP project no. 13.23 - 13.38 c.18 prints total. Stored in a brown cardboard file box marked as per contents.

book - Descriptive Notes on Papuan Plants by Baron Ferd, Von Mueller,

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Vols ix, vii, vi

Inscriptions & Markings

E.J.Semmens 1st March 20

Sample - Last of Canadian Maple

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Shoe Last

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This is a Shoe Last of Canadian Maple (Acer saccharinum) from the Victorian School of Forestry Reference Collection

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.

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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photograph of J.La Gerche. from the E.J.Semmens collection, University of Melbourne Archives, Semmens photograph collection no.102/90. accompanying letter from Angela Taylor to Ron Hately 1995

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Specimen trays

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8 ceramic specimen trays of picea cones

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Documents

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Examination results - unsorted

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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

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.

Sample

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Wood Specimens

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South East Asian Wood samples. A set of 78 samples in timber box with sliding lid

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photograph

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Students in the Library extension. The extension was built in the 1940s and the photograph was taken in the 1950s

Still Image

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Photographs

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15 photographs -Forestry photos - Reginald Torbert

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Equipment

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4 drawer Filing Cabinet with spare wood ID keys

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

Book - Schlich's Manual of Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Books

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Set of 5 volumes numbered 1 - 5 with additional original copy of vol.3. labelled .1 - .5 . 1567.3 with parts A and B.

Manuscript

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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Plant list VSF Grounds 1963

Inscriptions & Markings

Eddy

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Posters

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various educational posters

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

Equipment

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Table

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Furniture from VSF Museum

Document

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Fire Equipment record for VSF, Officer in charge. 1946-1953