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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

Report - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Study Tour Report Number 1

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover, 26cmHx21cmW, 212 pages

Historical information

The study was largely, but not solely, linked with a feasibility study of the Society's resources and likely trends in deaf person's Social Welfare Counselling, Interpreting and related needs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written by John W. Flynn, Executive Director, Victorian Deaf Society, March 1979

Annual Report - 56th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1940

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink 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.

Annual Report - 23rd Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1907

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 56 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission 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 Mission 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 Mission but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Newsletter - V C O S S Noticeboard - Vol. 3 No. 1 February 1990

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.4cmHx21cmW, 12 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)

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)

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 - 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.

Book - Connecting the dots; A successful transition for Deaf students from vocational education and training to employment

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 43 pages

Historical information

Catherine Clark, Centre of Excellence for Students who are Deaf and hard of hearing, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE; A National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program Report 2007

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - February 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 1, February 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by 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 - 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 - 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.

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Submission to the Victorian Committee on Mental Retardation 13/5/75

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

26cmHx20.5cmW, 8 pages

Historical information

A submission to bring about the establishment of services to the Deaf who are additionally handicapped because of mental illness. Prepared by M J Chadwick 13/5/75

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.

Annual Report - 51st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1935

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream 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.

Book - Aural Rehabilitation Services

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover, Size 26cmHx20cmW, 8 pages, 4 copies

Historical information

The document sets out in summary form the Aural Rehabilitation Services available from the Australian Association for Better Hearing and Adult Deaf Society of Victoria. The services are for adults with acquired hearing impairment problems and for their relatives and friends.

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

Video Cassette - Contextualization in Auslan: Time,Topicalization and Role Shift (National Auslan Curriculum)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cassette box with 1 video and Teachers Notes.

Historical information

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

Annual Report - 41st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1925

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 40 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 Mission but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Leaflet - Hearing Services provided by the National Acoustic Laboratories

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

25.5cmHx20.5cmW, 3 pages

Historical information

Produced by the National Acoustic Laboratories (N.A.L.) formerly Commonwealth Acoustic Laboratories

Newsletter - Have you Heard - Issue 1 2006

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

30cmHx21cmW, 4 pages

Historical information

Word om Mouth's first quarterly newsletter. Word of Mouth Technology started in 1993 and is a supplier of assistive devices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Australia

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.

Papers - Centre for Excellence for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White binder ,32cmHx26.5cmW

Historical information

Papers relating to Cert IV in Training and Assessment Steering Group and include the course information guide 2008

Notice - Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club Inc. Team Meeting Season 2012-2013

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, single sheet

Advertising Card - Cut Flowers - Deaf Mutes' Flower Farm, Blackburn

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 15.5cmHx21cmW

Historical information

The Australian Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria purchased and developed land at Blackburn Lake as a flower farm, the idea being to provide light occupation for the deaf and dumb unable to follow other regular employment, A home for aged and infirm deaf was also erected on the property.

Significance

A rare example of advertising produced by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria for its Flower Farm at Blackburn

Book - Elementary Communication Games, A collection of games and activities for elementary students of English

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21.5cmW, 96 pages

Historical information

By Jill Hadfield

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - November-December 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5, November-December 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by 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 - The Victorian Deaf - September-October 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5, September-October 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by 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 - 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.

Annual Report - 26th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1910

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 80 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.

Bulletin - Vicrod Forum - Update on Disability Services in Victoria

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

30cmHx20.5cmW, 40 pages

Historical information

Forum Update on Disability Services in Victoria. Vicrod is the Victorian division of ACROD (Australian Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled - now NDS ) March 26th 1991

Significance

Significant as it contains the "Foreward to CSV's (Community Services Victoria) 1989/90 Annual Report and their review of "Programs for People with Disabilities". This report gives an outline of where CSV was heading at that time and consequently the external climate in which the Australia Council on Disability was operating.