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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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Lithograph

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Acacia Longifolia (Willdenow) (Labillardiere). The Maritime long-leaved Wattle C1880. Artist- Rosa Fiveash (1854 � 1938). Drawn on stone by H.B. (H. Barratt) Lithographed by E. Spillar. Lithograph printed in colour, from multiple stones on paper. Mounted in wooden frame with Acorn engraved motif.

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Early museum photographs. Documents from Parks Victoria.. In 1882 Rosa was invited to illustrate The Forest Flora of South Australia by John Ednie Brown. Nine parts of this work, which was never completed, were published in 1882-90. Each one contained five attractive lithographs of native plants and Rosa drew 32 of the 45 published; they were drawn as specimens came to hand, in no particular botanical order(second. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/fiveash-rosa-catherine-6184

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Lithograph

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Eucalyptus Leucoxylon. Eucalyptus Leucoxylon var. pauperita (Mueller). The Scrubby Blue Gum C1880. Artist- Rosa Fiveash (1854 � 1938). Drawn on stone by H.B. (H. Barratt) Lithographed by E. Spillar. Lithograph printed in colour, from multiple stones on paper. Mounted in wooden frame with Acorn engraved motif.

Significance

Early museum photographs. Documents from Parks Victoria.. In 1882 Rosa was invited to illustrate The Forest Flora of South Australia by John Ednie Brown. Nine parts of this work, which was never completed, were published in 1882-90. Each one contained five attractive lithographs of native plants and Rosa drew 32 of the 45 published; they were drawn as specimens came to hand, in no particular botanical order. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/fiveash-rosa-catherine-6184

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Artwork - Pinus insignis logs ready for milling, Creswick Nursery and Plantations

Photograph

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Metal framed photograph. Copied and enlarged sepia image.

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Artwork - Dr. John Tremearne

Photograph

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Metal framed copy and enlarged photo of John Tremearne

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Artwork - Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

Photograph

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Framed photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

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Print

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Framed print - 'Hospital and Spring Hill from Church Street, Creswick' by T.G. Moyle, 1881. Limited edition print number 84 of 200. Published by Trustees of Creswick Historical Museum 1981.

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Artwork

Photographs

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Timber framed photos of Tremearne House and the old Hospital building

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Book

Ledger

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This is a Handwritten ledger of the VSF glass lantern slides, produced when Alan Eddy was principal

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Book

Document

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Fire Protection plan Dams

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Book

Document

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VFC Plantation histories. 1900 -1951

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Book

Catalogue of shells

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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.

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Book

Books

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Forestry books - Reginald Torbert - 7 books - 3 with FCV stamp

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Book

Books

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2 Text books used by Reginal Torbert during hius time at the Australian Forestry School in Canberra.

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Book

Books

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5 VSF text books used by Reginald Torbert during his time as a student.

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Book

Book

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Collection of printed reference material. Creswick Herbarium

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Book

Book

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The Book has an inscription - to a library from the author 1891

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Book

Book

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Biometry practical exercises

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Book - Working Plan for the Victorian School of Forestry Hardwood Forest

Document

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This is a typed working plan for the VSF hardwood forest

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Book - Woohlpooer Management Plan

Document

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This is a typed document of a Woohlpooer Working Plan for management of reserved forests 1936

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Book - Western Division. Outlines of management for all reserved forests in the Stawell Forest District

Document

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This is a typed document of a Stawell Working Plan for management of reserved forests 1938

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Book - The Tasmanian Flora by Leonard Rodway, Government Botanist of Tasmania.

Book

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Hard cover copy of The Tasmanian Flora including drawings. Given to John Chinner by Willis.

Inscriptions & Markings

John.H.Chinner from JhWillis 30/8/1931

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Book - The Foresters

Book

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

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Book - Soil Erosion in Victoria. A symposium arranged by the Victorian Institute of Surveyors.

Documents

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Series of papers from a symposium arranged by the Victorian Institute of Surveyors. 1940. 2 x copies.

Inscriptions & Markings

E.R. Torbett

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Book - Schlich's Manual of Forestry

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.

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book - Minutes Board of Forestry Education - 1951 - 1977

Minutes book

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

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book - Land and Food. Agriculture and Related Education in The Victorian Colleges and the University of Melbourne

Book

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Book - Gateway to a man's career

Book

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Self published book with handwritten note in cover

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book - Fungus Diseases of citrus trees in Australia

Book

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Department of Agriculture publication from 1899

Inscriptions & Markings

Forest School Creswick

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Book - Forest Products Their Manufacture and Use

Book

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Bound second edition

Inscriptions & Markings

R.E.Torbet

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

Book

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Vols ix, vii, vi

Inscriptions & Markings

E.J.Semmens 1st March 20

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick