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Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight, Melbourne, 1975

This is a 1975 photograph of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the King's Domain. A female singer and three male electric guitarists are performing into microphones on stage, backed by an orchestra. The image comes from the original black-and-white photographic negative and is part ...

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Pop singer Jeff Phillips performing at Melbourne Town Hall, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting singer Jeff Phillips performing on a streamer-covered stage in front of a crowd at the Melbourne Town Hall. Teenage fans are crowding the stage and throwing more streamers at him. Other audience members are seated in a balcony area to the side. Hanging ...

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Normie Rowe performing at Melbourne Town Hall, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting pop star Normie Rowe performing on stage in front of a crowd at the Melbourne Town Hall. A teenage girl has rushed onto the stage in an attempt to approach the singer and has been caught by security guards. The stage is covered with streamers that have ...

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Concert group in Middle-Eastern costume, Merrigum, c1910

This image comes from a photographic negative titled 'Merrigum - concert group'. It depicts four young women dressed in Middle Eastern-style clothes. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in the small fruit-growing and dairying community of Merrigum ...

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Improvising music from recycled materials

Discover the story behind the dan tre, a unique musical instrument made from bamboo and recycled materials. It was created by Vietnamese refugee Minh Tam Nguyen. He later generously donated the instrument to the Australian people, which has enabled us to hear his story. Find out why the dan tre carries special significance ...

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Commitment and creativity: a career in music

Discover the challenges and pleasures of being first violinist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In this clip, violinist Jennifer Hoy discusses her journey from learning violin at a very early age to becoming a professional orchestral musician. Find out what this prestigious but demanding role involves.

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Lively live music

Have you ever wanted to play like a virtuoso, a master of musical technique or skill? See an amazing live performance of 'Ket Gitar' by Hungarian master violinist Roby Lakatos and pianist Frantisek Janoska. Roby Lakatos is a Romani musician who mixes Hungarian Romani music with classical and jazz. This is the first in a ...

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Zou ba! Events: can you come?

Watch two friends getting ready to go to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions checking people's availability to attend events such as a school music concert, birthday party, Christmas party, disco or sports carnival. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Events: did you like it?

Watch two friends going to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about whether you enjoyed an event. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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General Post Office, Brisbane, c1886

This is a black-and-white illustration of the General Post Office in Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, c1886. It shows some people outside the building, and others travelling past in a double-decker horse-drawn tram.

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Program for a tea meeting and concert, Melbourne, 1905

This is a black-and-white copy of the printed program for a concert held in 1905 by the Victorian Neglected Children's Aid Society. The program has the subheading '(MISS SUTHERLAND'S WORK.)'. The program shows that the concert was to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall, with Australian Prime Minister 'the Hon. Alfred Deakin, ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. The opening scenes and commentary establish that it is early morning in an unidentified military camp. Soldiers are seen loading boxes into the back of a vehicle. The commentator states that 'the Waratahs ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows the Waratahs, the army's 'theatre on wheels', an army unit able to provide entertainment to troops in out-of-the-way places. The Waratahs are seen erecting a temporary stage, complete with curtains, ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 3

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows a stage where a curtain parts amid the sounds of cheering to reveal a ten-member jazz band at an unidentified location.

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 4

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows a ten-member jazz band on a stage at an unidentified location. One of the musicians walks up to the microphone to sing a version of 'You're driving me crazy'. He sings questions and other members ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 5

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows a clown on a trick bicycle that separates, forming a unicycle. What follows next is a scene of a female impersonator who starts singing 'Olga Pulloffski, the beautiful spy' as a band member takes ...

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Production still from 'The Lord Mayor', 1975

This is a colour photograph of former Sydney Lord Mayor Nicholas Shehadie being dressed in full mayoral regalia in his private chamber before entering the Council Chamber. On top of the cabinet to the left of the Lord Mayor is the 1908 warrant from the Royal College of Heralds for the City of Sydney's former coat of arms. ...

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Larry Hand from 'Rats in the Ranks', 1996

This is a colour photograph of a casually dressed Larry Hand, then Mayor of Leichhardt Council in Sydney, taken in the Council chamber. His hands rest on what appears to be the book of Council regulations and behind him hang two flags - the Australian flag and the Aboriginal flag. The photograph was taken during the making ...

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Kylie Minogue's 'Showgirl Homecoming Tour', 2006

This is a colour photograph of Kylie Minogue performing on stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for the 'Showgirl Homecoming Tour' in Sydney, New South Wales in November 2006. She is shown wearing an elaborate pink-feathered costume and headdress designed by John Galliano.

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MSO Learn

This is an iPad app about the design and roles of a symphony orchestra. It introduces students to the various sections of an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion and allows them to explore and listen to the individual instruments as well as the collective sound of the orchestra. The app provides profiles of ...