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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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247 items

247 items

Annual Report - ASLIA Victoria 22nd Annual Report 2008

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Booklet, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 20 pages

Historical information

Produced by ASLIA (Victoria) (Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association 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 - 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.

Report - What's Happening in the World of Deafness - Recent Trends and Developments

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, Size 27.5cmHx21cmW, 21 pages

Historical information

Written by Barry R. Knights

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

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

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

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 - 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.

Papers - Victorian Deaf Society Papers

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing education resources and other papers.

Historical information

Papers include: Basic Signed English Vocabulary, correspondence regarding various Social Groups for the Deaf Community, papers from the National Council for the Handicapped

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.

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.

Annual Report - 58th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1942

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.

Newsletter - Victorian Deaf Society Newsletter Volume 2 Number 1 February 1990

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 6 pages

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.

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.

Book - Rigister of Baptisms

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green cover 20.5cmHx33.5cmW

Historical information

Register of Baptism in the Deaf Society Church Jolimont in the Diocese of Melbourne 1968-1980

Significance

Significant as a record of Marriages in the Deaf Church Jolimont.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News October-November-December 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 7 (New Series), October November December 1937; 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.

Book - Aural Rehabilitation Course - Submission to TAFE Accreditation Board for Accreditation

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 29.5cmHx21cmW, 53 pages

Historical information

The Aural Rehabilitation Certificate course was instituted at Burwood in 1976, this submission September 1985 Amended July 1986

Significance

This course is significant as at the time government services for hearing impaired people was provided through the National Acoustics Laboratories, however only those people under 21, over pensionable age meeting the asset test, war veterans, or those bearing full health benefit cards were eligible to receive services and all others needed to find their own way to assistance. The Victorian Government recognised this deficiency and provided funding through the Health Commission for all those not previously eligible. It was recognised that to get maximum value from the funds it was essential that personnel administering its use be properly trained.

Booklet - Course Leaders Handbook and Hearing Problems in a Group Situation

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder with Booklets: Course Leaders Handbook with assessments, 3 copies; Hearing Problems in a Group Situation, 2 copies

Historical information

Hearing Problems in a Group Situation a Hearing Education and Rehabilitation Programme compiled by students and printed at The Lincoln Institute 1976

Book - Auslan Volume Two: Certificate II in Auslan, Certificate III in Auslan, Certificate IV in Auslan, Diploma of Auslan

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 30cmHx21cmW, pages 315-697

Historical information

Produced by Chisholm Institute 2001

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.

Photograph c. 1980s - Introduction of TTY Technology

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 20.5cmHx25.5cmW; 5 photographs

Historical information

TTY means a Text Telephone, or is sometimes referred to as a Telephone typewriter or telecommunication device for the Deaf. TTY is the more widely accepted term, however, many people use TTYs, not just people who are deaf. A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hearing impaired, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth. With early TTY models (such as in the photos) you set a telephone handset onto special acoustic cups built into the TTY. As you type, the message is sent over the telephone line, just as your voice would be sent over the telephone line if you talked. You can read the other person's response on the TTY's text display.

Significance

These photos are significant as they record the introduction of TTY technology at Vicdeaf. TTY technology is a text-based system for communicating over phone lines and its introduction made the deaf and hearing impaired less isolated.

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

Untitled

Newsletter - Our Monthly Letter - Vol. 20-21 1924-1925

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.

Report - The Language Barrier, A Report to the Committee on Overseas Professional Qualifications by its Working Party on Interpreting

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cove, 24.5cmHx17cmW, 32 pages

Historical information

Published by the Australian Government Printing Service, Canberra 1977.

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.

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 - 48th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1932

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream/Pink 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.

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.

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