Politics & Society
Focusing on the areas of Politics and Public Protest (which includes Federation and Trade Unions), Public Events, Military History, Institutional Histories, and Religions and Societies; the Politics and Society Collection illustrates significant political, social, cultural and community events that have shaped the public experiences of all peoples of Victoria since 1835. Defining events included in the collection are: Victoria's two nineteenth-century international exhibitions, Federation, World Wars I and II, Victoria's Centenary Celebrations and the 1956 Olympics. As of 2013 there were approximately 14,765 items in the collection. It includes banners, badges, documents, regalia, souvenirs, images, realia, furniture and a wide range of other material relating to key events and places in Victoria's political, cultural and economic history.