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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

Papers - Medical Interpreting

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 binder with Papers

Historical information

Vicdeaf papers relating to the funding of Medical Interpreters 1975-1985

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Report to Horace Bedggood Hostel Committee 23/8/73

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

24.5cmHx21cmW, 8 pages

Historical information

A report to the Hostel Committee on the future of the Horace Bedggood Hostel. Prepared by J.W.Flynn 23/8/73

Book - Technical Signs for Mathematics, A Sign Reference Book for People in the Mathematics Field

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, 24cmHx16.5cmW, 93 pages

Historical information

Written by Pam Spicer and Ian Rogers, a publication of the NSW Department of Technical and Further Education 1989

Annual Report - 58th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1942

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 20 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 - Across the Board - ASLIA Victoria Vol 3 Issue 1 2008; Volume 3 Issue 4 2008; Volume 4 Issue 1 2009 ; Volume 4 Issue 2 2009; ASLIA National - Volume 4 Issue 4 2009

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing 5 newsletters; 29.5cmHx20.5cmW; 40 pages (each)

Historical information

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association (ASLIA) is a non-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf (Relay) Interpreters in Australia. The Association is comprised of a national Executive Committee, a Representative Council and branches in most states/territories.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - Nov 1929

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 25 No. 2 November 1929; Size 27cmHx21cmW; 15 pages

Historical information

Bi-Monthly News Letter - Under the auspices of the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

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.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 11 1914

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green bound book of newsletters; 30cmHx21.5cmW

Historical information

Newsletter of the Adult Deaf & Dumb Society of Victoria

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.

Video Cassette - Understanding Classifiers in Auslan (National Auslan Curriculum)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cassette box with Teachers Notes (Video cassette missing).

Historical information

Produced by the Curriculum Team of the National Institute for Deaf Studies La Trobe University 1995

Report - Report to The Steering Committee on The Pilot Project on Secondary Education for Hearing-Impaired Students

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover, 29.5cmHx20cmW, 37 pages, 2 copies

Historical information

Written by Jimmie Joan Wilson 23rd June 1983, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, New York, U.S.A.

Photograph c. 1980s - Introduction of TTY Technology

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 20.5cmHx25.5cmW; 5 photographs

Historical information

TTY means a Text Telephone, or is sometimes referred to as a Telephone typewriter or telecommunication device for the Deaf. TTY is the more widely accepted term, however, many people use TTYs, not just people who are deaf. A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hearing impaired, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth. With early TTY models (such as in the photos) you set a telephone handset onto special acoustic cups built into the TTY. As you type, the message is sent over the telephone line, just as your voice would be sent over the telephone line if you talked. You can read the other person's response on the TTY's text display.

Significance

These photos are significant as they record the introduction of TTY technology at Vicdeaf. TTY technology is a text-based system for communicating over phone lines and its introduction made the deaf and hearing impaired less isolated.

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

Letter c. 1931 - Adult Deaf and Dumb Society Letter in Response to Hostility Towards the Superintendent

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

26cmHx21cmW, not dated

Historical information

This letter was in response to a letter written by J. P. Bourke.

Significance

The Letter is significant to the Deaf community in Victoria as a reminder of the conflict that existed within the Adult Deaf of the State and the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria.

Report - The Language Barrier, A Report to the Committee on Overseas Professional Qualifications by its Working Party on Interpreting

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cove, 24.5cmHx17cmW, 32 pages

Historical information

Published by the Australian Government Printing Service, Canberra 1977.

Annual Report - 65th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1949 - We Work in Silence

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue/Grey Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 24 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.

Papaers - Information (Relating to the Deaf)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing papers

Historical information

This binders contains a collection of papers with information on a range of Deaf related subjects: Hearing Loss In Paget's Disease of Bone, Hearing Aids, Access Issues (for the Deaf), Hearing Aids and Mobile Phones, Audio-Psycho-Phonology, Medications used in treatment of Meniere's Disease, Perfect Pitch, Musicians earplugs and Monitors, etc

Annual Report - We Work to Break the Silence - 66th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1950

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Grey Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 28 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 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.

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.

Annual Report - 34th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1918

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 93 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 - Newsletter June 2010

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 6 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Ballarat Deaf Social Club

Significance

The significance of the newsletter is in the detail of information it contains about and for the Deaf community in Victoria.

Book - Auslan Volume Two: Certificate II in Auslan, Certificate III in Auslan, Certificate IV in Auslan, Diploma of Auslan

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 30cmHx21cmW, pages 315-697

Historical information

Produced by Chisholm Institute 2001

Annual Report - Association for The Blind Twelfth Annual Report 1987

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Orange cover, 24cmHx18cmW, 28 pages

Historical information

The Association for The Blind is a Victorian voluntary agency which offers specialised services to members of the community with visual impairment. The Association is also committed to community development education, in order to provide more opportunities in the community for people with visual impairment.

Significance

Significant as a record of the year's activity of the Association for The Blind 1987

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Future Policy

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

26cmHx21.5cmW, 6 pages

Historical information

Paper No.3 Floor Plan and Description of the Community Centre of the Adult Deaf Society of New South Wales produced 26th April 1977.

Report - Special Education Discussion on Deaf Education Conference September 1979

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

20.5cmHx33.5cmW, 50 pages

Historical information

Produced by the Victorian Education Department

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - November-December 1930

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 No. 6, November-December 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 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.

Annual Report - 38th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1922

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W,20 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.

Photographs - The Fingerspelt Alphabet (Pic-a-Pak)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Photographs of AUSLAN alphabet 18cmHx12.5cmW (26) with notes.

Historical information

Photographs etc produced by the Education Technology Centre, Adelaide

Booklet - Conversation with the Deaf

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, 21cmHx14cmW, 42 pages, 7 copies

Historical information

Published in Australia by the Australian Federation of Adult Deaf Societies 3rd Edition 1977

Significance

Significant as an example of a practical contribution towards helping communication with the totally deaf.

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 - In Print - Issue 61 December 2008

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 13 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

The newsletter is significant as a newsletter for the Deaf and hard of hearing Community in Gippsland.