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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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Opening Hours

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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245 items with images

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

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cassette box containing 1 video.

Historical information

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

Annual Report - 61st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1945

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream/tan 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 - 31st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1915

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 98 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 - Over the Wall of Silence - 67th Report of the Adult and Dumb Society of Victoria 1951

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 - 28th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1912

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 92 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 - 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.

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.

Papers - Deaf Group/Club

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder with Papers

Historical information

Binder contains Applications for Funding from Deaf Clubs/Groups 2007-2012

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

Booklet - The Finger Alphabet and Book of Signs

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

16cmHx10cmW, 8 pages photocopy

Historical information

The booklet states this is as used by The Deaf and Dumb. Drawn and engraved by a deaf mute. Also accompanying letter from John Hallett of the Royal South Australian Deaf Society Inc.

Significance

This is presumed to be the first dictionary of signs in Australia

Annual Report - Jolimont Square Social Club Annual Report 1987

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green soft cover, Size 29cmHx21cmW, 16pages

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 - Our Monthly Letter - Vol. 23-25 1927-29

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green bound book of Newsletters, 30cmHx21.5cmW, 2 copies

Historical information

Newsletterof 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.

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

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 6 1909

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 - Voice for Deaf People: E-news Friday 31st October 2008

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.cmHx21cmW, 6 pages

Historical information

Victorian Council of Deaf People now Deaf Victoria advocates on behalf of deaf people to increase access to service, to represent and provide leadership to the state government and disability groups pertaining to deaf and hard of hearing people.

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 - Register of Burials

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, 15cmHx29cmW

Historical information

A register of Burials (funerals) held in the Deaf Society Church Jolimont during the period 1969-1999. Includes place of burial.

Significance

Significant as a record of the funerals held at the Deaf Society Church.

Newspaper Clipping - Radio Magic

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

A5 sized newspaper clipping from 1927 Melbourne newspaper.

Historical information

Early invention and testing of equipment for the Deaf in a hospital setting.

Significance

This newspaper article is significant and it relates to the emerging use of equiptment/technology for the Deaf in a hospital setting.

Inscriptions & Markings

RADIO MAGIC: Although deaf and dumb since birth, Frances Owen, a girl patient at the Eye and Ear Hospital has amazed hospital officers by her ability to listen to the wireless.

Report - H.E.A.R. 'At The Crossroads'

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Red, 30cmHx21cmW, 22 pages

Historical information

A report by the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria into the current development and modelling for possible future development of H.E.A,R. (now Hearservice) , 2nd December 1980

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia August-November 1906

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 7; 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.

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.

Newsletter - Vicdeaf News February 2002

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White cover, printed in Braille; 30cmHx21cmW, 52 pages

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.

Video Cassette - Nationwide: "The Lovetts"

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Black video cassette cover containing one video cassette; Size 20.5cmHx14cmW, Duration: 7 minutes 45 seconds

Book - Let the Accent be on Ability

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Yellow cover, spiral bound, 27.5cmx22cm, 47 pages

Historical information

Shirley Dawson was the H J Heinz Company Australia Ltd. Travelling Scholar for 1972. Rep0rt written 1973.

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia October November December 1911

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 13 New Series; Size 29Hx14W; 24 pages (2 copies)

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 - The Victorian Deaf News June 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5 (New Series) June 1937; Size 24.5cmHx19cmW; 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.

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.

Annual Report - 62nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1946

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Brown/Grey Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 16 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.