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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)
phone
+61 (03) 9473 1111

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Opening Hours

9 am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Entry Fee

No entry fee.

Location

Level 4 340 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC

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247 items

247 items

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia March 1903

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Printed Cover, Size 28Hx22W, 16 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australian Deaf.

Book - The Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Needs Determination Study

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 92 pages

Historical information

A study into whether the property of The Adult Deaf Society of Victoria at Jolimont meets the needs of the Deaf community. Prepared by Civil and Civic Pty.Ltd. May 1979

Booklet - Statistics From Regional Integration Resource Allocation 1987 And Other Statistics Relevant To Integration

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Yellow Cover, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 19 pages

Historical information

Report produced by the Integration Unit, Ministry of Education Schools Division.

Report - What's Happening in the World of Deafness - Recent Trends and Developments

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, Size 27.5cmHx21cmW, 21 pages

Historical information

Written by Barry R. Knights

Advertising Booklet - Lake Park Blackburn - The Idael Place for Pic-Nics

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 12cmHx15cmW; 12 pages

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 booklet advertising Lake Park Blackburn as an ideal public picnic spot.

Book - Financial Ledger Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1912-1923

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green and Red Cover; 34cmHx 22cmW

Historical information

The financial ledger of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria contains financial details of the land and building at Flinders Street and Blackburn including furnishing and fittings, bank accounts, expenditure etc

Significance

Significant as a record of the financial position of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria.

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.

Newsletter - Vicdeaf News December 2001

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, printed in braille, 28cmHx28.5cmW, 44 pages

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - April 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 2, April 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.

Annual Report - 57th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1941

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.

Annual Report - 37th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1921

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 66 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 - Our Deaf and Dumb Fellow Citizens - 51st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1935

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 12 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.

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

Newsletter - In Print - Issue 52 December 08

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 24 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 Hume.

Book - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Bristol 1981

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 52 pages

Historical information

A report on Sign Language and Interpreting Symposia Bristol 1981 by J W Flynn

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

Booklet - Directory Of Services For People With Hearing Impairments in Victoria 5th Edition

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover, 21cmHx13.5cmW, 59 pages

Historical information

Compiled and distributed by The Deafness Foundation (Victoria) as a commuity service. Reprinted 1987

Chronological Journal - Adult Deaf & Dumb Society of Victoria 1925-1942

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size A3; 1430 pages

Historical information

Collection of newsletters (Our Monthly Letter) newspaper clipping and stories of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria and the Victorian Deaf Community from 1925 to 1942.

Significance

Collection of newsletters (Our Monthly Letter) newspaper clipping and stories of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria and the Victorian Deaf Community from 1908 to 1925.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Annual Report - 19th Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1903

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 40 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.

Chronological Journal - Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1908-1925

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size A3; 1459 pages

Historical information

Collection of newsletters (Our Monthly Letter) newspaper clipping and stories of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria and the Victorian Deaf Community from 1908 to 1925.

Significance

Significant as the journal is a collection of material collected at the time and includes material that may not be available elsewhere.

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 - March-April 1930

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 No. 2 March-April 1930; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

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

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 - Voice for Deaf People - July 2010

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx20.5cmW, 17 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 - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia July-August-September 1912

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 16; Pink Cover; Size 29Hx14W; 24 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australian Deaf.

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

Video Cassette - Australian Caption Centre Opening 13.9.82 (Open Captions)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Black video cassette cover containing one video cassette; 20.5cmHx14cmW

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 - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia January-February 1909

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 1 New Series; Pink Cover; Size 29cmHx14cmW; 24 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australian Deaf.

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)