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Expression Australia East Melbourne, VIC

Expression Australia is a not for profit organisation established in 1884 and is the primary source of reference, referral, advice and support for deaf and hard of hearing adults in Victoria. Expression Australia works collaboratively with a variety of mental health, legal and employment providers, support agencies, education and government departments with the aim to achieve access and equity for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria.

Part of our work at Expression Australia includes providing information, resources and workshops to the wider community about Deaf and hard of hearing people and the day-to-day challenges they face. Expression Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that receives approximately 45% of its operating costs from state and federal governments. The remaining 55% of operational funding is derived from the Society's fundraising initiatives and service fees where applicable.

*Used with a lower case “d”, the term “deaf” includes all who are hard of hearing, hearing impaired or signing deaf.

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Level 4 340 Albert Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002 (map)
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+61 (03) 9473 1111

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9 am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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No entry fee.

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Level 4 340 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC

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247 items

247 items

Brochure - Victorian Council of Deaf People: A Statewide Advoacy and Information Service for Deaf People

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

A4 Trifold Brochure

Historical information

VCOD is an advocacy / information community organisation, led and managed by Deaf People through provision of advocacy and information services to strengthen community participation and quality of life for Deaf Victorians

Annual Report - 31st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1915

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 98 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, now known as Vicdeaf, (the Victorian Deaf Society), was founded in 1884 as the Victorian Society for Promoting the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the Adult Deaf and Dumb. The provisional committee being Mr W Bates, Mr J M Bruce, Mr J D Gowan, Mr Edwin Newbiggin, Mr C M Officer, M. L, A., and the Rev. W. Moss. The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission's objects were: 1. To provide the means for religious worship and instruction for the adult deaf and dumb of Victoria 2. To visit the deaf and dumb in their homes, especially when sick or in distress 3. To assist the deaf and dumb of good character in obtaining suitable employment 4. To provide technical and other education for the adult and dumb 5. To give pecuniary assistance to adult deaf and dumb who are in need

Significance

The Annual Reports of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society are historically significant providing insight into the history of the evolving Deaf Community in Victoria. They are a annual 'snapshot' of the year with references not only to the progress of the Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News June 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5 (New Series) June 1937; Size 24.5cmHx19cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf News' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Book - Post Secondary Education A Guide for the Hearing Impaired Student

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink cover, 25cmHx17.5cmW, 31 pages

Historical information

Compiled by Andrew Donald,Tess Hodgens,Jenny Rolleston for Deafness Foundation (Victoria)

Book - Financial Ledger Deaf Committee of Victoria 1973-1978

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, 33cmHx20cmW

Historical information

Financial ledger of the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria for the years 1973-1978.

Report - Final Report, Overseas Study Tour, To Examine Curricula and Teaching Strategies Used in the Vocational Training of Deaf Students in the U.S.A

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Yellow cover, Size 28cmHx22cmW, 71 pages

Historical information

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust; Written by Barry Clyne, Churchill Fellow 1983, Richmond College of Technical and Further Education

Significance

This report is significant as it led to the setting up of the Auslan Program at Kangan Batman TAFE.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News January 1936

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 (New Series) January 1936; Size 24.5cmHx18.5cmW; 24 pages

Historical information

Published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf News' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Newsletter - Voice for Deaf People - December 2009

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx20.5cmW, 19 pages, 3 copies in protective pocket

Historical information

Victorian Council of Deaf People (VCOD) is a non profit organisation led and managed by Deaf people through provision of advocacy and information services to strengthen community participation and quality of life for Deaf Victorians.

Newsletter - Ballarat Deaf Social Club Inc. - June 2014 Newsletter

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 4 pages

Historical information

Ballarat Deaf Social Club Inc. established 1974

Book - Working Party on Extended Care of Aged or Disabled Persons Final Report

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 126 pages (2 Copies)

Historical information

Health Commission of Victoria, the working party appointed by the Health Commission of Victoria to recommend a policy for the 1980's appropriate for the Extended Care of Aged or Disabled Persons, July 1982

Annual Report - Jolimont Square Social Club Annual Report 1987

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green soft cover, Size 29cmHx21cmW, 16pages

Workbook - Group Members Workbook Training Course in Visual and Listening Skills

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Yellow cover, 30cmHx21cmW, 9 pages, 2 copies

Historical information

A community project compiled by students and printed at the Lincoln Institute 1975

Photographs - c. 1950s - Horace Bedggood Hostel

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

18cmHx24.5cmW and 15cmHx24.5cmW

Historical information

The Adult deaf and Dumb Society had long seen the need for a hostel to provide accommodation for Deaf Adults and the appeal launched in 1951 was brought to furuition in 1959 with the Horace Bedggood House (Men’s Hostel) opened at Jolimont Square.

Significance

These photographs are significant as they show a major undertaking of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria - Horrace Bedggood House a Hostel for Deaf Adults.

Book - Deaf/Hearing Impaired - Associate Diploma of Applied Social Science - Syllabus - Interpreting Deaf/Hearing Impaired

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 377 pages

Historical information

Prepared by Special Projects unit Richmond College of TAFE 1985

Poster - 6 Ways To Help A Person With A Hearing Loss

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

33cmHx20.5cmW, single sheet

Historical information

Information produced for the Hear Programme of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria

Newsletter - In Print - Issue 50 October 08

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 16 pages

Historical information

Deafaccess Victoria workers work in the rural and regional areas of Victoria. Deafaccess Victoria works to make rural and regional communities a better place for Deaf and hard of hearing people to live.

Significance

Significant as a newsletter for the Deaf and hard of hearing Community in Hume.

Newsletter - The Deaf Citizen 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 1, First Quarter 1931; Size 24.5cmHx18.5cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

The Deaf Citizen Newsletter (Organ of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria) is significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Annual Report - 32nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1916

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 96 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, now known as Vicdeaf, (the Victorian Deaf Society), was founded in 1884 as the Victorian Society for Promoting the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the Adult Deaf and Dumb. The provisional committee being Mr W Bates, Mr J M Bruce, Mr J D Gowan, Mr Edwin Newbiggin, Mr C M Officer, M. L, A., and the Rev. W. Moss. The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission's objects were: 1. To provide the means for religious worship and instruction for the adult deaf and dumb of Victoria 2. To visit the deaf and dumb in their homes, especially when sick or in distress 3. To assist the deaf and dumb of good character in obtaining suitable employment 4. To provide technical and other education for the adult and dumb 5. To give pecuniary assistance to adult deaf and dumb who are in need

Significance

The Annual Reports of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society are historically significant providing insight into the history of the evolving Deaf Community in Victoria. They are a annual 'snapshot' of the year with references not only to the progress of the Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - July-August 1930

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 No. 4 July-August 1930; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

Under the auspices of the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria - Edited by R. H. Lambert assisted by H. Puddy

Significance

The Victorian Deaf Newsletter is significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Book - Marriage Resister 1969-1984

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Maroon Cover; 33.5cmHx25.5cmW

Historical information

Marriage Register records the marriages at the Deaf Church Jolimont for the period 1969-1984

Photograph - Church for the Deaf and Dumb - Jolimont Square, East Melbourne

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

16cmHx27cmW and 21cmHx19cmW

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria had long wanted its own place of Worship which was realised when this Church built specifically for the Deaf was completed in the Grounds of Jolimont Square, East Melbourne in 1930. This interdenominational chapel was designed by architects Gawler and Drummond for the Society and completed in 1930 in an unusual Romanesque style, although on a much reduced scale from the original design.

Significance

These photographs are significant as this Church was the first in Australia built speciffically to accommodate the requirement of the Deaf community.

Booklet - Interpreting for Deaf People

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Orange cover, 29.5cmX20.5cm, 6 pages

Historical information

A submission by the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria for additional interpreting facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria 3/3/76

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Readings in Sign Language

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Olive green, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 17 pages

Historical information

Two articles regarding sign Language from the book Perspectives on British Sign Language and Deafness edited by B. Noll, J. Kyle and M. Deuchar - 1. The Role of Sign in the Structure of the Deaf Community by Lillian Lawson. 2, The Influence of British Sign Language Structures on Communication Teaching Techniques by Martin Colville

Book - Aural Rehabilitation Course - Submission to TAFE Accreditation Board for Accreditation

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 53 pages

Historical information

The Aural Rehabilitation Certificate course was instituted at Burwood in 1976, this submission September 1985 Amended July 1986

Significance

This course is significant as at the time government services for hearing impaired people was provided through the National Acoustics Laboratories, however only those people under 21, over pensionable age meeting the asset test, war veterans, or those bearing full health benefit cards were eligible to receive services and all others needed to find their own way to assistance. The Victorian Government recognised this deficiency and provided funding through the Health Commission for all those not previously eligible. It was recognised that to get maximum value from the funds it was essential that personnel administering its use be properly trained.

Photograph - c 1900s - The "Power House" on the Lake

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Colour photograph, 25cmHx22cmW

Historical information

An early colour photograph of the pumping station at Blackburn Lake which drew water from the lake for the Lake Park Flower Farm run by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria.

Significance

This is significant as an early photograph of the pumping station at Blackburn Lake.

Book - Visitors Book Adult Deaf and Dumb Society

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Brown Cover, 18cmHx23cmW

Historical information

Visitors Book of the Adult deaf and Dumb Society with no dates for early entries and a long list of names for 11 November 1956, the Olympic Games Opening. The last entry is in January 1959

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News January 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 No. 4 (New Series) January 1937; Size 24.5cmHx18.5cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf News' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Papers - Victorian Deaf Society Papers

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing education resources and other papers.

Historical information

Papers include: Basic Signed English Vocabulary, correspondence regarding various Social Groups for the Deaf Community, papers from the National Council for the Handicapped

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter - Vol. 21-22 1925-26

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green bound book of Newsletters, 30cmHx21.5cmW, 2 copies

Historical information

Newsletter of the Victorian Deaf Society

Significance

The Significance of these newsletters is in the detail of information they contain about the people and activities of the Deaf community in Victoria and interstate.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - May-June 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 3, May and June 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria. E. Johnson, Editor; H. Puddy, Manager

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria