The Dookie Campus of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences commenced operation in 1886 as the Dookie Agricultural College. Founded following the implementation of the Agricultural Education Act 1884, Dookie is Victoria's oldest agricultural college. The College's association with the University of Melbourne began in 1910 when Bachelor of Agricultural Science students spent a year studying at Dookie.
The Dookie Campus Historical Collection, established in 1987, draws together a variety of administrative documents dating back to the commencement of the college; educational material used by past teaching staff and students; photographs detailing the wide variety of activities undertaken at Dookie including women's classes and ex-servicemen's training; farm machinery; and equipment and items relating to the Dookie site, such as geological surveys, soil and erosion maps and reports.
For further information on the collection contact Andrew Gooley, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +(61 3) 5833 9212.