Living Museum's Resources includes the collection of documents,
tapes and artefacts which form the RESOURCE CENTRE, as well as
the personnel and facilities
at the Museum itself.
PUBLISHED BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES
photocopied documents and copies of unpublished reports. These
items are of relevance to the Western Region's history and heritage,
as well as dealing with issues relating to the region's environment,
planning, cultural activities and art. Many publications are available
for purchase via the museum bookshop or through the post see our
publications list. It
is also possible to borrow some publications from the museum Resource
MAPS, PLANS AND DRAWINGS
these are both copies of historic maps, including parish plans
and early survyes, as well as contemporary mapping.
A photographic archive of approximately 1000 historical images
and 50,000 contemporary images. These are primarily in the form
of a negative archive with contact prints of all images and a
selection of larger prints. The Archive contains Black and White,
and colour negatives and prints and colour slides.
These include about 400 recorded interviews on cassette tape,
as well as printed transcriptions and in some cases summaries.
Major themes in the oral history collection include, the role
of Women, migration, industry, - Munitions workers, Sunshine Harvester
Works, Chaff mills, Life and times of George Seelaf, Lifeblood
of Footscray - meat industry.
include text and images prepared for past exhibitions and displays.
They include both large mounted panels and individual sections.
In some cases they may be available for loan or hire (see Services).
These exhibitions include...
- Munitions Industries
in Melbourne's west
Upon A Stone
wall construction in Melbourne's west
by women in Melbourne's west
Aboriginal history of Melbourne's west
OUT DOOR RESOURCES
Pipemakers Park, in which the Museum is set, contains other resources
for interpretation and study of the region, including:
The History of the Land Discovery
Trail, a series of landscaped gardens with different historical
themes linket by mosaic artworks,
The Pioneer Women's Shelter,
a memorial to irish women who first settled and farmed the Maribyrnong
The Top Factory, A conserved historic industrial building which
formed part of the Hume Pipe Works and is undergoing restoration
The Pipestacks sculpture.
Wetlands and indigenous
gardens, which recreate the landscape of the Basalt Plains
and Maribyrnong Valley as it was before White Settlement.
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