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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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245 items with images

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 - Our Monthly Letter Vol. 16-17 1919-1920

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 - 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 - Whirligig - Volume 5 No. 3 September 2005

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 30cmHx21cmW, 16pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Meniere's Support Group of Victoria Inc.

Advertising Card - Unique Entertainment - Alfred Hall, Ballarat December 1902

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

12.5cmHx17.5cmW; 4 pages

Historical information

Ernest J. D. Abraham spoke and gave practical illustrations of the language of gesture. The meeting and entertainment washeld for the purpose of drawing public attention to the work being done by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission among the Deaf in Victoria.

Significance

An example of the work done in the early part of the 20th century by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria; particularly the work of Ernest J. D. Abraham on his lecture tours to promote and raise funds for the Society.

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 - 53rd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink 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.

Book - Financial Ledger Deaf Committee of Victoria 1973-1978

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, 33cmHx20cmW

Historical information

Financial ledger of the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria for the years 1973-1978.

Newspaper Cutting - Newspapers

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder with Newspaper Cuttings

Historical information

Binder contains newspaper cuttings from Melbourne Newspapers in 2003; subjects include welfare groups and charities, drugs

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News July-August-September 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 6 1937; Size24.5cmHx19cmW; 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.

Newsletter - In Print - Issue 51 November 08

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 17 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.

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

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.

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 - Association for The Blind Twelfth Annual Report 1987

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Orange cover, 24cmHx18cmW, 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 1987

Photographs - The Fingerspelt Alphabet (Pic-a-Pak)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Photographs of AUSLAN alphabet 18cmHx12.5cmW (26) with notes.

Historical information

Photographs etc produced by the Education Technology Centre, Adelaide

Annual Report - 55th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1939

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream 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.

Booklet - The After-School Problems of the Deaf and Dumb

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Grey Cover; Size 20.5cmHx13cmW, 24 pages

Historical information

This booklet published by John Patrick Bourke (1882-1960) challenged the leadership of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria and its treatment of the Victorian Deaf. Bourke had lost his hearing as a young man. Before he became deaf he was educated and trained as a teacher and so had quite a different perspective of the Deaf community coming into it as a well educated adult. This book was controversial at its time of publication in 1933.

Significance

This booklet is significant as it provides an insight into the Victorian Deaf community in the 1930's and its struggle to forge an identity within a parochial environment.

Annual Report - 52nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1936

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.

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 - 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

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.

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria A Model Service for the Barwon Region of Victoria to Meet the Needs of People Handicapped by Deafness 23/11/74

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

26cmHx20.5cmW, 10 pages

Historical information

A report considering a model for delivery of services to the Deaf in the Barwon Heads Region

Bulletin - Taralye Bulletin - Volume 12, Number 1, 1994

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

21cmHx14.5cmW, 24pages

Historical information

Produced by The Advisory Council for Children with Impaired Hearing (Vic)

Brochure - Victorian Council of Deaf People: A Statewide Advoacy and Information Service for Deaf People

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

A4 Trifold Brochure

Historical information

VCOD is an advocacy / information community 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

Booklet - Guidelines for Working Effectively with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

21cmHx15cmW, 42 pages

Historical information

Guidelines produced by the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (VTPU) for working with Interpreters July 2006

Significance

Significent as a guideline for interpreters working in Mental Health

Papers - Medical Interpreting

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 binder with Papers

Historical information

Vicdeaf papers relating to the funding of Medical Interpreters 1975-1985

Annual Report - 20th Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1904

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 36 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 - 25th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1909

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Orange Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 76 pages (Poor Condition)

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 - 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.