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Listed under:  History  >  World history  >  Australian history
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Tony Albert, 'ASH on me', 2008

This is an installation by Girramay artist Tony Albert (b1981) using black text that reads ‘ASH on me’ and found objects: ceramic and metal ashtrays. These objects present Aboriginal people in different ways, some as caricatures. The work of art is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about Albert’s ...

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Mickey of Ulladulla, untitled (Corroboree), c1888

This is a drawing by Yuin/Dhurga artist Mickey of Ulladulla (1825-91) depicting the scene of a ceremony. The drawing is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about the mystery that surrounds Mickey of Ulladulla and his contemporaries and the history of the documentation of his work. It describes ...

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Unknown artist, 'Shell necklace', c1920

This is a shell necklace (c1920) made by an unknown Aboriginal artist from the Tasmanian region of Cape Barren Island. The necklace is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information about the history and importance of shell necklaces, representative of much more than simple decorative art. ...

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Convict jacket, 1855-80

This is a convict jacket of black and yellow felted wool, manufactured in England and worn in Australia sometime between 1855 and 1880. The jacket is short with front buttoning, a high stand-up collar, and a long, shaped sleeve with buttoned cuff. Of the original six metal painted black buttons, three are missing. The torso, ...

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'Race to the gold diggings of Australia' board game, 1850-69

This is a 'Race to the gold diggings of Australia' board game made in England between 1850 and 1869. The game board is a hand-coloured lithograph mounted on linen. There is a printed rule card, six painted ship pieces with stands and a cardboard teetotum, all of which would have been stored in a wooden case with an illustrated ...

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'Federation' dress and sash, 1901

This is a woman's 'Federation' dress and sash, made of painted silk and cotton, worn by Margaret Chisholm to a Federation Ball in 1901. It consists of a a bodice, skirt and sash. The bodice features a Union Jack pattern in silk and the cotton skirt is painted with an early version of the Australian coat of arms and the ...

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Margaret Chisholm wearing a Federation dress, 1890-1901

This is a hand-tinted photograph mounted on heavy card showing Margaret Chisholm wearing her Federation dress. The photo was taken at some stage between 1890 and 1901. Her hair is ornamented with a small flag and she carries a riding whip in her right hand. She leans with her left hand against what appears to be a table ...

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Model of HMS Lady Nelson, 1980

This is a 1:40 scale model of HMS Lady Nelson, made of wood, copper, flax and canvas. It was manufactured by Roland Michel Laroche, Australia, in 1980. The ship is fully rigged with sliding keels, six cannons and a copper-sheathed hull. The superstructure and body of the hull are made from poplar, boxwood, spruce and white ash.

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Map of New South Wales marked with proposed federal capital sites, 1902

This is a map of New South Wales entitled 'Map of New South Wales Shewing Proposed Federal Capital Sites'. Just visible in the lower right corner is a line saying that the map was lithographed and printed in 1902 by the Department of Lands, NSW. The map is made from silk and timber, and is 6.6 cm high and 78.5 cm wide.

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Invitation to a reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, 1901

This a highly coloured invitation to a reception to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The invitiation states: 'His Majesty's / MINISTERS OF STATE FOR AUSTRALIA / have the honor to invite / Mr and Mrs Anthony Clota / to an Evening Reception at the / Exhibition Building MELBOURNE, / on the 9th of May 1901, at ...

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Certificate presented by the Borough of Wangaratta, 1901

This is a coloured certificate that was produced by the Borough of Wangaratta. It features two female figures: Australia on the left facing Britannia on the right. There are black-and-white images of Queen Victoria and Wangaratta State School. Printed on the certificate is the following: 'AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH / ADVANCE ...

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Memento booklet for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901

This is an 80-page book with a soft cover coloured grey-green with gold details. The words 'THE / DUKE / AND / DUCHESS', are printed in white on green inside a border of gold Celtic scrolls. On the right is printed: 'A MEMENTO / OF THEIR VISIT / TO MELBOURNE / AND OPENING / OF THE FIRST / COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENT / OF AUSTRALIA ...

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Official directory of guests for the opening of the first Parliament, 1901

This is a hard-covered book titled 'Our invited guests: an official directory of the guests invited to Melbourne May 9th 1901 for the opening of the first parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia'. The book cover, shown here, is blue with gold lettering and detail. At top left is the Advance Australia coat of arms and ...

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Addresses to HRH the Duke of Cornwall and York and the governor general, 1901

This is a hard-covered book covered with red cloth and impressed with gold lettering. On the cover is the title: ADDRESSES / HRH The Duke of Cornwall and York / AND/HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL / THE EARL OF HOPETOUN / FROM THE MUNICIPALITIES OF VICTORIA'. Inside the book (not seen here) are 118 pages of illustrated ...

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'Celebrations 2001' panel from the Federation Tapestry, 2001

This is a tapestry panel designed by Sydney artist Martin Sharp. The background colour is blue, with gold borders on the top and bottom, and small gold panels enclosing red text. In the centre is a large red map of Australia with the word 'Eternity' in handwriting inside. Written across the panel is the complete quotation: ...

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'Federation celebrations Melbourne 1901' panel from Federation Tapestry, 2001

This is a tapestry panel titled 'Federation celebrations Melbourne 1901', designed by cartoonist Bruce Petty and woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop for Australia's Centenary of Federation in 2001. In a largely black-and-white panel, Petty depicts the 1901 Federation celebrations in Melbourne, portraying the Chinese ...

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'Alone in the bush' panel from Federation Tapestry, 2001

This is a tapestry panel titled 'Alone in the bush', which was designed by Sydney artist and musician Reg Mombassa and woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop for Australia's Centenary of Federation in 2001. It depicts a lonely, prophet-like shepherd seated in front of a contemporary suburban bungalow, reading the Bible ...

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Female workers checking soldiers' letters, Kodak factory, c1939-45

This is a sepia photograph of female employees working at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, during the Second World War. The staff members are sitting in rows at long desks and checking letters in the company's Recordak department. The letters had come from soldiers serving overseas. The photograph's dimensions ...

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Women cutting up letters at the Kodak factory, 1939-45

This is a sepia photograph of women cutting up microfilmed letters with guillotines in the processing laboratories at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, during the Second World War. The letters had come from soldiers serving overseas. The women are sitting at long wooden desks and the letters are wound onto large ...

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Goat or sheep knucklebones used as children's toys, c1880

This is a set of eight astragali, or anklebones, from the hindquarters of goats or sheep. They date from about 1880 and may have been used by children to play knucklebones or 'jacks'. They were excavated at Casselden Place, Melbourne, in 2003.