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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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Student reports

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Various Forests Commission of Victoria Publications and History of Forestry Acts

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

Book

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Piano

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Upright Piano

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

Book

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Mounted insect collection

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

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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

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Meteorological Observations

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A register of Creswick meteorological observations

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Mounted insect collection

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

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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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Fire Protection plan Dams

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Card and message holder for office use

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Glass display panels

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A set of 11 display panels used by the Forest Commission of Victoria for publicity

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Film reels

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

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Manuscript

Book

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Selection. Propagation and planting of trees in the country districts of victoria/ K.V.M Ferguson.

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Photographs

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Photographs from the 1980s

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Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Coffs Harbour 1956 . Subject: Grampians no. 11-15. Subject: Kinglake area 1948 -1950 Run 7 no.14 - 16, Run 8 no.69 -70 . Subject: Princetown Run 7 . Subject: South Gippsland Run 7 no.102 - 105. Subject: Otway area. Stored in 5 brown envelopes in a brown cardboard file box marked "INTERPRETATIONS. South Gippsland .......Otway area prints"

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Photograph (Mounted)

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Creswick Forestry Football Club

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Creswick Forestry Football Club

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Catalogue

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2 drawer wooden card catalogue of forestry references

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Photograph album

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This album contains photographs of the National Afforestation Programme at Creswick

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Artwork - Dr. John Tremearne

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Metal framed copy and enlarged photo of John Tremearne

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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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Rainfall records

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

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Manuscript

Document

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Plant list VSF Grounds 1963

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Eddy

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Document

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Report on a tour of exotic forests in New Zealand from 19th September to 24th October 1964.

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Pamphlets

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IFA marketing documents for Forestry as a profession.

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Aerial Photographs

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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.

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Teaching resources

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

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Artwork - Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

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Framed photograph of the Creswick Forestry Football club . Season 1949

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Equipment

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

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