National Museum of Victoria. (1854-1983)

Also known as
Museum of Natural and Economic Geology. (1854-1983)
National Museum of Victoria.
Victoria. National Museum.
Victoria. National Museum. (1854-1983)
Function
Museum
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Biographies

The National Museum of Victoria first opened in 1854 and in 1983 was amalgamated with the Science Museum of Victoria to become Museum of Victoria (1983 - 1998) later renamed Museum Victoria (1998- ).

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In 1945 the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery was dissolved by act of Parliament to form three separate bodies: the Public Library of Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Museum of Victoria. On July 1, 1983 the National Museum of Victoria changed its name to the Museum of Victoria. Works by these bodies are found under the name used at time of publication.

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The functions of the Museum have been to acquire and maintain collections in the fields of geology, anthropology and to display and carry out research on these collections.

Location of Records

Consult the List of Holdings section 3.3.8.

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Related people and organisations

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Person) Verdon, George Frederic (1834 - 1896)

    <p>George Verdon raised funds for the National Museum of Victoria.</p>

  • (Person) Jackson, Sidney William (1873 - 1946)
  • (Person) Blandowski, Wilhelm (1822 - 1878)

    <p>Wilhelm Blandowski was Zoologist at the National Museum of Victoria from 1854 until 1857.</p>

  • (Person) McCoy, Frederick (1817 - 1899)

    <p>Frederick McCoy was appointed Director of the National Museum of Victoria in 1858.</p>

  • (Person) Spencer, Walter Baldwin (1860 - 1929)

    <p>Walter Spencer was the Honorary Director of the National Museum of Victoria from 1899 until 1928.</p>

  • (Person) Walcott, Richard Henry (1870 - 1936)

    <p>Richard Walcott was Curator of geological, mineral and ethnographic collections, National Museum of Victoria 1900 - 1914.</p>

  • (Person) Hill, Gerald Freer (1880 - 1954)

    <p>Gerald Hill was Entomologist to the National Museum of Victoria from 1922 until 1926.</p>

  • (Person) Clark, John (1885 - 1956)

    <p>John Clark was Entomologist at the National Museum of Victoria from 1926 until 1944.</p>

  • (Person) Mitchell, Stanley Robert (1881 - 1963)

    <p>Stanley Mitchell was an Honorary Mineralogist (1931 - 1963), Honorary Ethnologist (1949 - 1963) and Trustee and Treasurer (1945 - 1954) at the National Museum of Victoria. His mineralogical collection was also passed to the National Museum of Victoria after his death.</p>

  • (Person) Burns, Alexander Noble (1899 - 1994)

    <p>Alexander Burns held two prominent positions at the National Museum of Victoria, first between 1944 and 1959 as Entomologist and then from 1959 - 1964 as Assistant Director.</p>

  • (Person) Rayment, Percy Tarlton (1882 - 1964)

    <p>Percy Rayment became Honorary Entomologist at the National Museum of Victoria in 1952.</p>

  • (Person) Massola, Aldo Giuseppe (1910 - 1975)

    <p>Aldo Massola was Temporary Assistant (1954 - 1956) then Curator of Anthropology (1956 - 1965) at the National Museum of Victoria.</p>

  • (Person) Hills, Edwin Sherbon (1906 - 1986)

    <p>Edwin Hills was Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Museum of Victoria 1962-1968</p>

  • (Person) Vickers-Rich, Patricia (1944 - )

    <p>Patricia Vickers-Rich worked as a Research Association in Ornithology at the National Museum of Victoria from 1977.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Museum of Victoria (1983 - 1998)

    <p>In 1983 the National Museum of Victoria merged was amalgamated with the Science Museum of Victoria and became Museum Victoria.</p>

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. National Museum of Victoria
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. A History of Museum Victoria
    Rasmussen, Carolyn et al
    Published: Museum Victoria, c.2001
  3. Curiosities or Science in the National Museum of Victoria: Procurement Networks and the Purpose of a Museum
    Knapman, Gareth
    Published: Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2012
    Series: Curating Empire: Museums and the British Imperial Experience, 83-103
  4. How Can a Museum Collect Dead Things and Remain Alive? Reflections on the History of Museum Victoria
    Rasmussen, Carolyn
    Published: 2012
    Series: Circa: the Journal of Professional Historians, 2102, 3, 63-73
  5. Growth and Life Stages of Ornithology in Museum Victoria
    Longmore, N.W.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012
    Series: Contributions to Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, volume 2, 89-139
  6. Tons and Tons of Valuable Material: the Donald Thomson Collection
    Allen, Lindy
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008
    Series: The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, 387-412
  7. "Annexing All I Can Lay Hands On": Baldwin Spencer as Ethnographic Collector
    Mulvaney, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008
    Series: The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, 141-59
  8. A People Learning: Colonial Victorians and their Public Museums
    Fennessy, Kathleen M.
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2007
  9. The Kershaw Dynasty
    Black, J. Hope
    Published: 2005
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 122, 351-7
  10. Collections of a century: the history of the first hundred years of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne, 1954
  11. A History of Museum Victoria and its predecessor institutions, 1854-2000
    Rasmussen, Carolyn et al.
    Published: Scribe Publications, Carlton North, Victoria, 2001

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  1. Report of the National Museum of Victoria
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    [ Periodical : 1940-2020 ]
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  2. National Museum of Victoria : Australian Gallery File
    National Museum of Victoria
    [ Published : 2018 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Souvenir : National Museum of Victoria, Australian groups / National Museum of Victoria
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  4. Newseum. The newsletter of the National Museum of Victoria. v. 1-10 (1973-83) Continued by : Newseum. Newsletter the Museum of Victoria. v.11-15 (1984-88)
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    [ Periodical : 1900-2020 ]
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  5. National Museum of Victoria : general tour information
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  6. Nature and man mirrored in our Museum : popular free lectures / National Museum, Melbourne
    National Museum of Victoria
    [ Book, Government publication : 1927 ]
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  7. National Museum of Victoria. Centenary lectures / National Museum of Victoria
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  8. Photograph - Interior, National Museum of Victoria, circa 1871
    National Museum of Victoria
    [ Photograph : 1871 ]
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  9. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
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  10. List of meteorite specimens in the collection of the National Museum of Victoria, September 1972 / compiled by Department of Mineralogy
    National Museum of Victoria
    [ Book : 1972 ]
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Public Service (National : 1977 - 2007) Thursday 17 May 2001 p 2716

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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Public Service (National : 1977 - 2007) Thursday 24 November 1983 p 6935

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  1. Public Library, Museums & National Galleries of Victoria, Natural History Museum, Elevation to Russel Street
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  2. National Museum of Australia : Australian Gallery File
    National Museum of Australia
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  1. A museum for the people : a history of Museum Victoria and its predecessors, 1854-2000 / Carolyn Rasmusen ; with 46 contributors
    Rasmussen, Carolyn
    [ Book : 2001 ]
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  2. The National Gallery of Victoria / by Ursula Hoff ; with an Introduction by Eric Westbrook
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