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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

Contact

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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1414 items

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B/W photographs, and b/w and col. transparencies of John Cook and two clients using assistive devices.

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Photograph of John Cook with two clients, one holding a large button telephone and the other writing on a notepad using an overhead light. One black and white photograph has been altered to create a portrait of John Cook.

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B/W photograph of John Cook and unidentified female

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John Cook and his companion pose for a photograph. Secondary copy is a slightly cropped and enlarged version.

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Col. photographs and negatives of John Cook

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Portrait photographs of John Cook in his office

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B/W photographs of John Cook

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Portrait photos of John Cook

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Col. photograph of John Moule and John Cook

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John Moule and John Cook sit in the CEO's office, looking at a report

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B/W photograph of John Cook presenting boots to a staff member

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John Cook holds one extreme platformed boot and looks on as as female staff member views the other one.

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Col. photographs of John Cook

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Portrait images of John Cook

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

Col. photographs of John Cook

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John Cook sits as his desk

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B/W photographs and negative print of John Cook

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John Cook sitting at his desk.

Inscriptions & Markings

J. Cook 28/6/91 on back of triple print.

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Col. photograph of Michael Lynch

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Portrait photo of Michael Lynch, President.

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B/W photograph of entertainers at Carols by Candlelight 1978

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Carols by Candlelight performers stand hand in hand, signing the final songs of the evening with the band and choir behind them.

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David Johnston 266% pp11, 58% pp 31

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B/W photograph of Blair Edgar

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Portrait image of one of the Carols by Candlelight performers. Image used in program.

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23% Blair Edgar p11

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Col. negatives of female singing at Carols By Candlelight

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Negative of female dressed in white singing onstage at Carols by Candlelight, with the band and choir behind her.

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Col. negatives of Rhonda Burchmore performing at Carols by Candlelight

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Rhonda Burchmore sings on the Carols by Candlelight stage.

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Col. transparencies of the Carols by Candlelight stage and crowds

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Carols by Candlelight crowds watch the stage, ablaze with light, with the Melbourne skyline in the background.

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Photograph of negatives taken at Carols by Candlelight 1985 performers

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Images taken of performers at Carols by Candlelight

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Col. photograph of transparencies of Carols by Candlelight audience

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Photographs of crowds enjoying Carols by Candlelight

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Uncorrected proofs not to be reproduced

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

Col. photograph of transparencies

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Carols by Candlelight performers on stage and the crowds assembling

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

Col. photographs of transparencies

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Performers and crowds at Carols by Candlelight

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Uncorrected proofs not to be reproduced

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

Col. photographs of transparencies taken at Carols by Candlelight

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Various crowd pictures enjoying the 1980 Carols by Candlelight performance

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

Col. photographs of negatives taken at Carols by Candlelight

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The crowds and performers at the 1982 Carols by Candlelight performance

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

Col. photographs of transparencies taken at Carols by Candlelight

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Performers and crowd shots of the 1981 Carols by Candlelight performance

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Vision Australia, Kooyong

B/W photograph of transparencies taken at Carols by Candlelight

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Crowd shots of people holding candles at the 1978 Carols by Candlelight concert

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B/W photograph of transparencies and 1 col. photograph

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B/W crowd images from the 1977 Carols by Candlelight performance, and a colour photograph of the stage

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Col. negatives of Carols by Candlelight rehearsal

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Rehearsal night at Ormond Hall for the 1981 RVIB Carols by Candlelight performance

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11 x Col. transparencies of AFB Board members

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Group photos of the Association for the Blind 1994-95 Board members, taken for the annual report. The board comprised of: Norma Crook, Don Draffin, Henry Malycon, Terry Cocks, Marjorie West, Robin Pleydell (Vice President), John Moule (President), Malcolm Daubney, Eve Lustig (Vice President), Graham Upton (Treasurer), Jeremy Wurm, Michael Gorton, Elizabeth Judd, Claire Proctor, John Cook (CEO) and Elaine Leahy (who was absent from the shoot)

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B/W negative of John Wilson with three other men

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John Wilson with three unidentified men, drinking tea.

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Col. transparencies of Don Draffin

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Portraits of Don Draffin, President for the Association for the Blind

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Col. transparencies of various people riding a tandem bicycle

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Arthur Wilkins, Hubert Opperman, Murray Mountain (in brown suit), an unknown tennis player, Association for the Blind staff and two schoolgirls try out tandem cycling, near the AFB offices in Brighton.

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Col. transparencies of Robin Pleydell in a pottery class and at a workdesk.

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Robin Pleydell looks on as an AFB worker reads from a Braille volume whilst sitting in front of a computer, and also with a vision impaired older woman working on a piece of pottery.