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EXHIBITIONS

Australia's Arsenal
- Munitions Industries
in Melbourne's west

Stone Upon A Stone
-Stone wall construction
in Melbourne's west

Hear Our Voices
-Stories by women
in Melbourne's west

STILL HERE
- Aboriginal history
of Melbourne's west


PIPEMAKERS PARK

A Brief History of the Park
- and bluestone buildings

History of the Land Gardens

The Pipestacks
+ Memorial to Bruce Duff

Pioneer Women's Shelter

Park + Environment Projects


OTHER PROJECTS
Charles Grimes Re-enactment
- projects + events
(February 2003)
The Maribyrnong River Walk
- Pol McMahon (April 1999)
Picnic
- contemporary art exhibition
(April 2003)
Student Projects
-Our River
-Black Powder Mill
-Park Characterisation
-Commonwealth Games Design
-Maribyrnong Munitions and Explosives
Factories, World War 2
-Living Museum Quiz



ANNUAL REPORTS
 
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STUDENT PROJECTS

Melbourne's Living Museum of the West Inc. takes work experience student placements from a variety of secondary and tertiary institutions. Some projects are developed by work experience student specifially for this website a list of these projects and links can be found on this page below.

The Museum also works in conjunction with local primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to develop projects that include student participation.

 

THE WEBSITE PROJECTS
BY WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS


The following sections of our website have been created by local work experience students while on work placements at the Living Museum with guidance from Museum staff.

2006 Projects...

Maribyrnong Munitions and Explosives Factories,
World War 2
- by Igor Bera
This site was made by Igor Bera a Yr. 10 student at Footscray City College who did two weeks of work experience at the museum. "I decided to do a web page about the munitions factories in the Western Suburbs because I am interested in history, especially modern history. In two weeks I went from not knowing anything about the munitions industry in Maribyrnong, to establishing a basic knowledge of many aspects of munitions work. I would like to thank everyone at the museum for making this a very enjoyable and interesting experience."

Igor also made the animation (below) for his project.
To see Igors wesite project click here

Igor also helped produce the Museum's invitation to the 'Pobblebonk' exhibition in Parliament House, Melbourne. Igor was sent to Parliament to take photos for the background image for the invitation. He was given the design brief ..' imagine a cockatoo flying around Parliament House'. He came back with an excellent variety of photographs one of which was used for the final invitation, which Igor helped develop. The invitation can be seen by clicking here.

Living Museum Quiz - by Darren and Nathan Conti
This Quiz was made by Darren and Nathan Conti, year 10 students from Kealba College who did two weeks work experience at the Living Museum.

"WE DECIDED TO DO A QUIZ ABOUT THE MUSEUM & PIPEMAKERS PARK AND PUT IT ON THE MUSEUM'S WEBSITE. WE DID A QUIZ BECAUSE WE ARE INTERESTED IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND DESIGN.WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MUSEUM STAFF FOR ACCEPTING US FOR WORK EXPERIENCE. - A SPECIAL THANKS TO PETER & KERRIE FOR HELPING US COMPLETE THIS PROJECT."

 

2005 Projects...

Commonwealth Games Design Project

Graphic design students at Deer Park Secondary College designed invitations for the 2006 Commonwealth Games delegates to visit the Living Museum. The results of their efforts can be seen here.

The Black Powder Mill
- by Melanie Castleman and Stephanie Cvetko
The Black Powder Mill website was made by Melanie Castleman and Stephanie Cvetko, both Year 10 students from Copperfield College in Sydenham, in 2005 during a two-week work placement. Melanie and Stephanie both live and go to school near the Black Powder Mill. They didn't know that the Black Powder Mill, or the Albion Explosives Factory of which it is the only remaining building, ever existed. Melanie discovered that her great grandfather worked at the factory, she interviewed him for this project and some of his stories are included in this site.


Park Characterisation
- by Francis Taylor

This website by Francis Taylor, a Year 10 student from Niddrie College, was produced in 2005 during a two-week work placement. Francis, who would like to be a script writer, takes us on a special tour of Pipemakers Park. After Francis explores life from the 'Park's perspective' he develops a script, 'Nature's Voice', in which we get to know the philosophical thoughts of one of its trees.




2004 Projects...

Our River
- by Melissa Manlapid

By Melissa Manlapid from Copperfield College produced in 2004. Melissa worked at Melbourne Museum of the West for work experiencefor two weeks in September 2004. During this time she helped set up and make signs for the "OUR RIVER" exhibition. Melissa also constructed this detailed web site about the exhibition.

 

 

Annual Reports on the web...

These website versions of the annual reports of 1999 and 2001 were produced by secondary school students who translated the information in museum annual reports to the website.

ANNUAL REPORT 2001
The 2001 Annual Report was designed and built by Jehad Batal and Chris Busuttil from Kealba College in 2002.

ANNUAL REPORT 1999
The 1999 Annual Report was designed and edited by Luke Muscat and Julieanne Sanjek from Kealba College, who completed two weeks work experience at the Living Museum from July 10-21, 2000.

 

 

 



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