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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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Level 4 340 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC

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247 items

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.

Transcript of Proceedings - Commonwealth of Australia - Hearing Aids and Certain Parts Therefor

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing loose leaf pages in protective pockets

Historical information

The Industrial Assistance Commission - Hearing Aids and Certain Parts Therefor; Mr D. L. McBride, Presiding Commissioner, Mr J. R. Seear, Commissioner; Transcript of Proceedings at Canberra on Tuesday, 8 September 1981 at 10.00 am

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - May-June 1930

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 No. 3, May-June 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.

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria,Hearing-Aid Scheme Report

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Red cover, 30cmHx21cmW, 16 pages

Historical information

Report dated 20th October 1980 on H.E.A.R. (now Hearservices) pilot hearing aid scheme.

Annual Report - 44th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1928

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Grey Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 44 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.

Booklet - Proposed Farm and Home for Aged Infirm and Feeble Minded Deaf Mutes

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 13.5cmHx21.5cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

The Premier of Victoria, the Hon, Thomas Bent, has promised a grant of 2,000 pounds towards providing a Training farm for Feeble-minded, and home for Aged and infirm Deaf Mutes, conditionally that a further sum of 2,000 pounds be raised for the same purpose at once. The Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria having accepted this generous offer of the Government, produced this booklet with the desire to bring the scheme under the notice of the public with a view of appealing to it for the sum named.

Significance

This booklet is significant as it marks the beginning of a major project, Lake Farm, Blackburn that sought to provide employment and residential facilities for aged and infirm Deaf adults in Victoria in the early years of the 20th Century.

Invitation - An Invitation to Hearing Impaired Young People

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green colour, 21.5cmHx9.5cmW, 4 sides

Historical information

An invitation from The Australian Association for Better Hearing and H.E.A.R. Service a program of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria

Photograph - 'Mornington' - Jolimont Square, East Melbourne

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

19cmHx24.5cmW

Historical information

'Mornington' is a two storey residence with basement, built in bi-chromatic brickwork and erected in 1869. Following the purchase by the Society of Jolimont Square this building was tenanted until early 1935, when Mr. and Mrs. Abraham moved in from Blackburn. Following Abraham's death in early 1940 the building was rented out again. In 1947 the then Welfare Superintendent and Missioner (Mr. Ernest A. Reynolds) and Mrs. Reynolds, established a Young Mens Hostel using "Mornington" and the adjoining house "Highgate". This Hostel operated until "Horace Bedggood Hostel" was opened in 1959. Mornington, later known as the 'Red Brick Building' or 'H.E.A.R. Service Building' was used in later years for the Society's H.E.A.R. Service.

Significance

Jolimont Square is significant as part of an early sub-division in Melbourne. The building is an early example of well resolved bi-chromatic brickwork, and has unusual curved bays for the ground floor windows.

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.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol 10 1913

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.

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 - 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 - Our Monthly Letter - Vol. 22-23 1926-27

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green bound book of Newsletters, 30cmHx21.5cmW

Historical information

Newsletter of the Victorian Deaf Society

Significance

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

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

Manuscript - Victorian School for Deaf Children - Report on Overseas Tour by H F Powell 1964

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

33cmHx20.5cmW, 54 pages

Historical information

By H F Powell Superintendent and Secretary of the Victorian School for Deaf Children 1965

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.

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Present and Projected Services of the Society Part 1

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

26cmHx20.5cmW ,12 pages, 2 copies

Historical information

A report by the Society on Social Welfare Services offered to the Deaf

Annual Report - 49th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1933

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green 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.

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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Newsletter - Voice of the People - April 2010

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx20.5cmW, 19 pages, 4 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 - John Pierce Centre

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing various newsletters of the John Pierce Centre Including: Newsletter of Catholic Association of Deaf and Hearing Impaired People (Victoria) Vol 8 Issue 3, 4 1988, Vol 8 Issue 5 1989; Vol 9 Issue 7 1989; Vol 11 Issue 9 1990; Vol 12 Issue 10, 11 1990; Vol 13 Issue 12 1990, 21.5cmHx1 4.5cmW, 24 pages; Newsletter Catholic Deaf Community of Victoria May, August, October, December 1991, April, July, September, December 1992 (2 copies), 29.5cmHx21cmW, 12 pages; June 1994, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 8 pages; Newsletter for and by Deaf Community of Victoria September 2006 (4 copies), July 2007, March 2008, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 12 pages; Newsletter July 2008, December 2008, March 2009, December 2010, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 12 pages

Historical information

In 1935 the Catholic Deaf met as Australian Deaf and Dumb Association Victorian Branch. Bro P J O’Farrell was the president; The John Pierce Centre (Prahran) opened unofficially in March 1980 and in August 1980 it was officially opened and blessed.

Significance

Significant as a newsletter for the Deaf Community.

Report - Australia's Language, The Australian Language and Literacy Policy

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream cover, 25cmHx17.5cmW, 25 pages

Historical information

Released by The Hon. John Dawkins MP , Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Published August 1991

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.

Meeting minutes - Minutes of State Assessment Panel for Translators and Interpreters (SAPTI) meeting 13th May 1983

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Black binder 31cmHx28cmW, 245 pages

Historical information

State Assessment Panel for Translators and Interpreters (SAPTI) , Minutes Meeting 13th May 1983, National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)

Annual Report - 47th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green 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.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 22-23 1926-1927

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green bound book of newsletters; 30cmHx21.5cmW

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.

Booklet - Fine Papers - Number 1

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover, 30cmHx21cmW, 16 pages

Historical information

This collection of papers funded by the International Literacy Year Small Grants Program,Victoria and published by Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council Inc.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol 9. 1912

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.

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 - 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.