Photograph album containing 83 images, compiled by Lorrainne Crawford. It includes various photographs from her childhood and young adult life, growing up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It also includes a complete run of school class photos, from her days at Springvale State School and Springvale High School.
It is part of a larger collection, which records one young Melbourne woman's progression from childhood to teenager to young adulthood. It succinctly documents her life, as well as some of the important aspects of 1960s Melbourne youth culture, including the challenges and advantages of life in the new outer suburbs, the domination of American and British popular culture, and the emerging political and social movements such as contraception and sexual freedom, conscription and the Vietnam War, and female equality and feminism. It consists of approximately 250 documents, publications and photographs, with a small number of objects, mainly covering the years 1960 - 1972.
Until recently, youth culture has been an under-represented subject in the history collections of Museum Victoria, so there is now a deliberate focus to collect in this area. Acquiring a collection such as this, documenting such socially and politically turbulent period in Australia from a teenager's point of view, seems to be unprecedented in Australian cultural institutions.
Pink cloth covered photograph album with colourful paisley pattern. Metal spiral binding. Green label with white text affixed at top left corner. Contains colour and black and white photographs.
Label reads: '67 / 68' / 'SCHOOL PHOTOS'.
Type of item
250 mm (Width), 22 mm (Depth), 295 mm (Height)