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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

Poster - 6 Ways To Help A Person With A Hearing Loss

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

33cmHx20.5cmW, single sheet

Historical information

Information produced for the Hear Programme of the Adult Deaf Society of 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.

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

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.

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

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia July-August-September 1912

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 16; 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.

Papers - Centre for Excellence for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White binder ,32cmHx26.5cmW

Historical information

Papers relating to Cert IV in Training and Assessment Steering Group and include the course information guide 2008

Newsletter - Vicdeaf News December 2001

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

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

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 - Notetaking for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Spiral bound, 30cmHx21cmH; 45 pages

Historical information

Prepared by the Special Projects Unit Richmond College of TAFE 1985. The project team instrumental in establishing the syllabus comprised Barry Clyne, Don Dwyer, John Fahey, Lawrence Hayes, Russell Worthy, George Schultz and Sue Daziel.

Significance

This course is significant as it was developed in response to the introduction of the new government policy on intergration of disabled students into mainstream Secondary, Technical and Tertiary education settings which drastically increased the need to establish a quality support service for the deaf/hearing impaired

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Submission to the Victorian Committee on Mental Retardation 13/5/75

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

26cmHx20.5cmW, 8 pages

Historical information

A submission to bring about the establishment of services to the Deaf who are additionally handicapped because of mental illness. Prepared by M J Chadwick 13/5/75

Papaers - Information (Relating to the Deaf)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White A4 Binder containing papers

Historical information

This binders contains a collection of papers with information on a range of Deaf related subjects: Hearing Loss In Paget's Disease of Bone, Hearing Aids, Access Issues (for the Deaf), Hearing Aids and Mobile Phones, Audio-Psycho-Phonology, Medications used in treatment of Meniere's Disease, Perfect Pitch, Musicians earplugs and Monitors, etc

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - January-February 1932

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 6, January-February 1932; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

The Victorian Deaf Newsletter is significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

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 - V C O S S Noticeboard - Vol. 3 No. 1 February 1990

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

29.4cmHx21cmW, 12 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)

Newsletter - Vicdeaf News October 2001

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Blue cover, printed in Braille; Size 29.5cmHx20cmW, 47 pages

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.

Video Cassette - Australian Caption Centre Opening 13.9.82 (Open Captions)

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Black video cassette cover containing one video cassette; 20.5cmHx14cmW

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia July-August-September 1911

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 12 New Series; Pink Cover; Size 29.5Hx14.5W; 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.

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.

Newsletters - Across the Board - ASLIA Victoria Winter 2006, Vol 2 Issue 1 2007, Vol 2 Issue 2 2007, Vol 2 Issue 4 2007

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

White binder with newsletters, 30cmHx21cmW, Volume 2 Issue 1 (3 copies) Volume 2 Issue 2 ( 3 copies) Volume 2 Issue 4 (2 copies)

Historical information

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association (ASLIA) is a non-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf (Relay) Interpreters in Australia. The Association is comprised of a national Executive Committee, a Representative Council and branches in most states/territories.

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.

Annual Report - 50th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1934

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream 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 - 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)