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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

Annual Report - Jolimont Square Social Club Annual Report 1987

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green soft cover, Size 29cmHx21cmW, 16pages

Papers - Internships at the National Technical Institue for the Deaf

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Binder, 29cmHx25cmW

Historical information

Various papers relating to Judy Egelston-Dodd Co-ordinator National Project on Career Education and Career Awareness Summer Program; and Phil Harper from the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria who received a special internship at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Annual Report - 24th Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1908

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 60 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.

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.

Annual Report - 43rd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1927

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink 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 Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

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

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

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, single sheet

Video Cassette - Auslan myths, legends, tales, anecdotes and other stories - Advanced (National Auslan Curriculum)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cassette box containing 1 video with teacher notes.

Historical information

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

Report - Weekend Family Congress October 12-14 1984

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Yellow cover, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 30 pages

Historical information

Report and evaluation of the October 1984 Congress held at Lady Northcote Camp Bacchus Marsh and run by Victorian Federation of School Parent Assocations (Hearing Impaired Children)

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - July-August-September 1928

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 24 No. 7,8,9 July Aug Sep 1928, Size 37cmHx21cmW; 14 pages

Historical information

A 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. 21-25 1925-1929

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.

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

Newsletter - The Australian Deaf Citizen No. 3 Jul-Aug-Sep 1940

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Brown Cover 26.5cmHx21cmW, 18 pages

Historical information

The Australian Deaf Citizen was a quarterly magazine owned and edited by John Patrick Bourke dedicated to the interests of the Deaf in Australia.

Significance

The Australian Deaf Citizen, was a magazine owned and edited by John Patrick Bourke. It is historically significant as it gives an alternative view of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society at that time including the role played by Ernest J. D. Abraham.

Inscriptions & Markings

Owned and Edited by J. P. Bourke, No. 1 Acre Place, Malvern, S.E. 4 Victoria Australia

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News April 1938

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol 2 No. 8 April 1938; Size 24.5cmHx19cmW; 12 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.

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.

Scrapbook - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Scrapbook

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Historical information

This Scrapbook contains, among other things, newspapers clippings and annual reports relating to the Adult Deaf Missions of Victoria and South Australia as well as clippings from various Deaf magazines printed in Great Britian. The compiler of the scrapbook is unknown, however it is possibly the work of E. B. Solomon a deaf man associated with the South Australian Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission as Caretaker (1896) and Collector (1897-1919?). If it is the work of Solomon it is not known how it came to be in the Vicdeaf Collection and research is continuing.

Significance

This Scrapbook is a significant collection of material relating to the Deaf Missions of Victoria and South Australia with the period cover being from about 1895 to 1905. There is also a significant amount of material included that relates to the Deaf in Great Britain, this material covering an earlier period from the 1880's

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.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 18-20 1922-1924

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 - 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 - 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.

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.

Book - Evaluation Of The Bilingual Case Management Program

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, 24.5cmHx17.5cmW, 244 pages

Historical information

Authors Stephen Ziguras, Geoff Stuart, Steven Klimidis, Harry Minas, Jim Lewis, Jo Pennella, Alun Jackson, published by Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit June 2000

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 - Our Monthly Letter Vol 7 1910

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green bound book of newsletters; 30cmHx21.5cmW

Historical information

Newsletter of the Adult Deaf and 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 - Vicdeaf News December 2001

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

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

Manuscript - Survey of Year 1960 Australian Deaf School Leavers

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover,29.5 cmHx21cmW, 51 pages

Historical information

Printed and Published by The Australian Federation of Adult Deaf Societies.

Book - Closed Captioning for Australian Television

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover with black spiral binding, 26cmHx21cmW

Historical information

Closed Captioning for Australian Television a Discussion Paper prepared by the Australian Centre for Visual Television April 1980

Folder - Papers - ADSV Register of Board Members 1902-1980s

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green foolscap folder with typed pages

Historical information

This register list the Board Members of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society from 1902 until the early 1980's. The register also includes the Auditors, Executive Director/Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Director Welfare Services, Senior Welfare Officer, Welfare Officer, Social Worker, Lakeside Lodge Matron, Hostel Housekeeper, Secretary, Welfare Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Welfare officer, Welfare officer, Principal, Blackburn Superintendent, Blackburn Matron and Housekeeper.

Significance

Signifacant as a record of some of the key personnel of the Adult Deaf Society Victoria over a 80 year time span.

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.

Newsletter - Voice for Deaf People - Volume 12 No. 1 December 2007

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx20.5cmW, 10 pages, 2 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.