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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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245 items with images

245 items with images

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.

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol 8 1911

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 Deaf Citizen 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 1, First Quarter 1931; Size 24.5cmHx18.5cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

The Deaf Citizen Newsletter (Organ of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria) is significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

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

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.

Book - Learning Australian Sign Language, Introductory Auslan Level 1, Student Workbook

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Black A4 Binder with Student Workbook, 30.5cmHx20cmW, 18 pages

Historical information

Produced by La Trobe University Language Centre

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.

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

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

Annual Report - 45th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1929

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 38 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 - Interpreting for Deaf People

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Orange cover, 29.5cmX20.5cm, 6 pages

Historical information

A submission by the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria for additional interpreting facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria 3/3/76

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.

Annual Report - 42nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1926

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Gold Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 42 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 - Leading From The Front? Reasearch on Disability Employment in the Victorian Disability Sector, Summary April 2008

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 11 pages, 3 copies

Historical information

Prepared by Equity Research Centre on behalf of Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) and Action for Community Living (ACL)

Booklet - Directory of Services for Young Persons in Victoria with Multiple Disabilities Including A Sensory Disability

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, 20.5cmHx14.5cmW, 52 pages

Historical information

Prepared for The Steering Committee for the Placement of Multiply Disabled Sensorily Disabled Young People by Alyson Moore of Nicholas Clark and Associates funded by the Commonwealth Department of Community Services

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.

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

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

Book - Deaf/Hearing Impaired - Associate Diploma of Applied Social Science - Syllabus - Interpreting Deaf/Hearing Impaired

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 377 pages

Historical information

Prepared by Special Projects unit Richmond College of TAFE 1985

Video Cassette - "Don Lane Show" Extract (G.T.V. 9 Melbourne) Thursday 4th November 1982 and Victorian School for Deaf Children "Sign Choir" singing the "Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet Show

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Black video cassette cover containing one video cassette; Size 20.5cmHx14cmW

Newsletter - Earforce 15th December 1990

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 6 pages

Historical information

Newsletter 15th December 1990 of Earforce Companion Group Inc. founded 1972 with brochure from Deaf in America to Voices from a Culture by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 11 1914

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 July-August-September 1936

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 1 No. 3 (New Series) July-August-September 1936; Size 4cmHx18.5cmW; 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.

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.

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

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, single sheet

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.

Annual Report - Vision '92 Association for the Blind Annual Report 1991/92

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 28 pages

Historical information

The Association for The Blind is a Victorian voluntary agency which offers specialised services to members of the community with visual impairment. The Association is also committed to community development education, in order to provide more opportunities in the community for people with visual impairment.

Significance

Significant as a record of the year's activity of the Association for The Blind 1992

Annual Report - 40th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1924

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 36 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.

Video Cassette - Understanding Classifiers in Auslan (National Auslan Curriculum)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cassette box with Teachers Notes (Video cassette missing).

Historical information

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