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Vision Australia Kooyong, Victoria

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation with client numbers of 50,000 and we are also a major participant and partner in the international blindness community. We provide services and support for clients through 28 Vision Australia centres in NSW, ACT, Queensland and Victoria. Clinics are also held in 29 other locations and there are outreach services to the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Contact Information

location
454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria 3144
phone
+61 1300 847 466

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Opening Hours

By appointment only.

Location

454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

The Vision Australia Heritage collection consists of materials created, produced by or awarded to Vision Australia or its historical organisations that document that history of blindness organisations from the 1860's and their impact upon individuals. It has over 10,000 items including photographs, annual reports, tactile art, building plans and programs.

Significance

This unique collection contains materials that provide a significant interpretation of changing social attitudes, items created or used by blind or vision impaired individuals, as well as rare pieces that are the only known examples of this type within Australia.

David Glauser 1 August 2017 10:53 AM

https://victoriancollections.net.au/?q=glauser&view=58d0907cd0d0103314f35dd3 Dear Sirs, We would be most grateful if due credit for this typewriter was also given in this description to my father, Jean Maurice Glauser who in collaboration with Edward Pyke developed this writer. My father's company J M Glauser and Sons Scientific Instruments Ltd worked closely with the Royal Institute for the Blind for many years on this and other aids for the blind and designed this and other equipment. It would be a great shame if my father's contribution to facilitate the quality of life for the blind was not adequately mentioned? The typewriter was acknowledge as a major advance and is even mentioned in the Courier Mail of October 24th 1935 as the first typewriter imported into Queensland for a young blind student named Miss Mercy Griffin who was studying for University and was an accomplished musician. We have further details should you wish of this and other Braille equipment my father designed and manufactured. Your kind consideration of my family's request will be much appreciated. Yours sincerely, David Glauser Perth Western Australia

Vision Australia 8 August 2017 1:50 PM

Thanks David. We have updated records on both the JMG Stenotype and Pyke-Glauser Braille writer to reflect their wonderful heritage. We would love further details on these items. Can you please send us a message at [email protected] .

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1052 items with images

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john wicking
janet wicking
john wilson
eunice wilson
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John and Janet Wicking speaking to Eunice and John Wilson.

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President John Wicking with his wife Janet is speaking to CEO John Wilson and his wife Eunice.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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association for the blind
john wicking

B/W photograph of John Wicking wearing a dark jacket, white shirt and striped tie, sitting at his desk with his hands resting on a blotter.

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Portrait photo of President John Wicking sitting at his desk at the Association for the Blind, taken for the annual report.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
arthur wilkins
association for the blind

B/W photograph of President John Wicking and Arthur Wilkins with their medals.

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John Wicking and Arthur Wilkins smile for the camera outside Government House (Victoria), after receiving their awards. Mr Wicking was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the welfare of handicapped persons, whilst Mr Wilkins was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the welfare of visually handicapped persons.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
arthur wilkins
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Wicking and Arthur Wilkins smiling after receiving their Australia Day medals.

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John Wicking and Arthur Wilkins smile at each other in the grounds of Government House (Victoria) after receiving their medals. This image looks to be taken from either information material produced by AFB or media reporting of the event.

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Mr John Wicking and Mr Arthur Wilkins at Government House after receiving their Australia Day Awards. Mr Wicking was made a Member of the Order of Australia and Mr Wilkins was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
arthur wilkins
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Wicking and Arthur Wilkins after their investiture on Australia Day.

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John Wicking and Arthur Wilkins smile happily after their investiture at Government House.

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Sharing a joke. John Wickham [sic] (left) President of the Association (1973-1984) and Arthur Wilkins, Manager, Kooyong Centre (1968-1976).

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
margaret lawrence
peter ross edwards
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Wicking, Margaret Lawrence and Peter Ross Edwards.

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President John Wicking, Margaret Lawrence and Peter Ross Edwards smile for the camera whilst sitting in a meeting room at Kooyong.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
sir henry winneke
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Wicking receiving his award at Government House (Victoria)

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Association for the Blind President John Wicking receives his Member of the Order of Australia medal from the Governor General of Victoria, Sir Henry Winneke.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
john wilson
katherine (kitty) rose
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Wilson, Katherine (Kitty) Rose and John Wicking.

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John Wilson, Kitty Rose and John Wicking at a Kitty Rose's farewell in Bendigo.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wicking
association for the blind

Col. photograph of John Wicking speaking at a function.

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John Wicking speaks from a podium at an unknown function.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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dorina nowill
john wilson
association for the blind
world blind union (formerly world council for the welfare of the blind)

B/W photograph of Dorina Nowill and John Wilson in a meeting.

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Dorina Nowill, the President of the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind (later known as the World Blind Union) and Vice-President John Wilson discuss items at a meeting in the Brighton offices of the Association for the Blind.

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Mrs Dorina Nowill, President of the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind, and Mr John Wilson, Vice President, in discussion during meetings at the Association for the Blind, Brighton.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wilson

B/W photograph of John Wilson viewing a computer

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John Wilson looks at a computer monitor and keyboard, with a Shuttle 300 Data Modem attached, on display.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wilson
association for the blind

B/W image of John Wilson showing to his medal to an elderly woman

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John Wilson shows his Member of the Order of Australia medal to R.J. Stacey (name on the cane that the woman is holding).

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wilson
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Wilson

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Portrait of John Wilson

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john blanch
association for the blind

Col. photograph of John Blanch

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John Blanch was on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Blind

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john blanch
association for the blind

Col. photograph of John Blanch with article attached to photograph

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John Blanch was a Board member of the Association for the Blind. Attached to the back of the photograph is an article "Profile: a Man of Character" undated and with no identifying publication.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john blanch
association for the blind

Col. photograph of John Blanch and wife(?)

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John Blanch rests in a hospital bed, whilst his wife(?) looks towards the camera.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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ian bult

Col. photograph of Ian Bult

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Portrait photograph of Ian Bult, lawyer at Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy and board member.

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Ian Bult, board member (Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy)

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j.h. cockayne

B/W photograph of J.H. Cockayne

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Portrait of the Chairman of the Board of Directors J.H. Cockayne

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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hubert opperman
association for the blind

B/W photographs of Sir Hubert Opperman with Malvern Star Moulton bicycle

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Four photographs of Sir Hubert Opperman and a Malvern Star Moulton bicycle. Bruce Small took over Malvern Star bicycles in 1920 and hired a young Hubert Opperman, meeting him after 'Oppy' won a race and the prize of a Malvern Star bike. The pair became life long friends and After Bruce joined the Association for the Blind as a board member and President, he encouraged his friend to join as well. These photographs were most likely taken for Sir Hubert joining the board. Possible location for photos is near the Princess Bridge.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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hubert opperman
arthur wilkins
association for the blind

B/W photograph of Arthur Wilkins and Sir Hubert Opperman on a tandem bike

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Sir Hubert Opperman and Arthur Wilkins riding a tandem bicycle.

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Testing the first tandem bicycle for blind people with Sir Hubert Opperman in the driver's seat.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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bruce small
hubert opperman
association for the blind

B/W photograph of Sir Bruce Small and Sir Hubert Opperman

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Sir Bruce Small and Sir Hubert Opperman pedal along in a two man tricycle as part of the 1974 Sun-HSV7-3DB “Cycle for Sight” 24-hour Relay Ride. It consists of two bicycles, sharing the same front wheel, and a bench seat for two people.

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1974 Cycle for Sight

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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hubert opperman
matron rosewall
katherine (kitty) rose
association for the blind
mirridong home (bendigo)

B/W photograph of Hubert Opperman, Matron Rosewall and Kitty Rose

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Board member Hubert Opperman speaks with Matron Rosewall and Katherine 'Kitty' Rose at Mirridong, the Association for the Blind's home for the elderly blind in Bendigo.

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Mr Hubert Opperman visits Bendigo Home. Also pictured Matron Rosewall and Mrs G.R.Rose

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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hubert opperman
association for the blind

B/W photograph of Hubert Opperman looking at a wicker basket made by a blind man.

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Association for the Blind board member Hubert Opperman in his role as the Australian Minister for Immigration, visited the new Day Centre of the Jewish Blind Society at Stamford Hill, London. He discusses handwork with Mr Lew Dobrin and an instructress Mrs K. Amaral.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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robin pleydell
association for the blind

Col. photographs and negatives of Robin Pleydell

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Association for the Blind treasurer Mr Robin Pleydell at an Annual General Meeting

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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robin pleydell
association for the blind

Col. photograph and negative of Robin Pleydell

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Association for the Blind treasurer Robin Pleydell at Kooyong

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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graeme upton
association for the blind

B/W photograph of Graeme Upton

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Portrait of Association for the Blind treasurer Graeme Upton

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john wall
association for the blind

Col. photograph of John Wall, treasurer at the Association for the Blind

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Portrait of John Wall, who was treasurer for the Association for the Blind between 1970-1989. This photograph was taken for an annual report based upon the ruled lines on the back of the photograph.

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John Wall, treasurer 1970/1989

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john cook
association for the blind

B/W photograph of John Cook

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Faded photograph of John Cook, who later became the Chief Executive Officer for the Association

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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john cook
association for the blind

B/W photographs of John Cook

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Portrait of John Cook, probably taken for the Association's annual report

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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vision australia foundation
john cook

Col. photograph of John Cook with Vision Australia Foundation banner and an elderly woman with a white cane in the background

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Vision Australia Foundation Chief Executive Officer John Cook in front of the Foundation's banner, whilst an elderly blind woman looks on.

Inscriptions & Markings

990203MR10

Vision Australia, Kooyong