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

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Board of Examiners in Forestry Victoria. Register of Applications for the Diploma of Forestry

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Book

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Fire Protection equipment records for VSF, Officer in Charge. 1956-19643

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Photographs

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Wedding and family photographs of unidentified people.

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Periodicals

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The Victorian Naturalist. Vols 46-47

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Document - Management Plan for Mt.Beckworth Forest Reserve

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Hand typed loose covers Management Plan for Mt.Beckworth Forest Reserve

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

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Aerial Photographs

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Subject: Ballarat-Creswick Plantations Block A . 4 brown envelopes marked Run 4 No. 135 - 138 of c.30 prints total. Marked up with red pen. Stored in a brown cardboard file box marked Errinundra Project..Combien Project...Ballarat Plantation. commissioned by Forests Commission Victoria 1962.

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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 1933 - 1979

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Documents

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School Change documents including agreement between FCV and Uni Melb. Unsorted

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Results Register (Alphabetical)

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Correspondence

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Chinese project correspondence and notes

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Photographs

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These are photographs of Students from the 1980s -

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Photograph album

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This album contains photographs of students and buildings.

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Glass plate negatives

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These are a collection of approximately 7,000 glass plate negatives of microscopic cross sections of wood and related images taken by H. E. Dadswell from the Wood Collection he curated at the CSIRO.

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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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Photographs

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22 photographs from the 1920s

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Contingency Working Plan - Victorian School of Forestry Hardwood Forest 1975

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Visitors book - 1978-1987

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Newspaper cuttings

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This is a collection of Newspaper cuttings on Bushfire items, 1983-1990. Loose leaf and bound in 2 ring black A3 Binder

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Documents

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Box of various unsorted documents and display materials FCV

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Equipment

Table

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Furniture from VSF Museum. Original table or desk from library, possibly made in 1910 from Victorian hardwood seasoned at Newport. Contains names of students and grafitti dating back to the 1920s. Articles from 1910 mention furniture being built, inlcuding Creswick Adverstiser article about furtiture for library.

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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 (Mounted)

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Captions: Termite damage to Baltic lining boards-Warrandyte. Cubical rot of Baltic pine cuased by Merulius lacrymans after six months.

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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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Map

Map

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Arboretum plant census locality maps

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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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Sample

Mounted insect collection

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

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Documents

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Various Notes and correspondence on courses at the VSF in the 1970s

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

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