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10th anniversary of death of Matthew Boulton medal

Medal, 10th anniversary of death of Matthew Boulton, bronze, engraved by F Pidgeon, made at Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, 1819 Round bronze medal commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Matthew Boulton. The obverse has a central effigy of the head and shoulders of Matthew Boulton in 18th century dress with ...

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'15 frog poems: double drummer (creek song), for Bob Brosnan', 1986-90

In this sculpture by Robert MacPherson a rusted corrugated-iron canoe rests below the scientific names of 15 Australian frogs, the 'frog poems' of the title. The names are spelled out in black-on-gold lettering from a hardware store, each name stuck letter by letter onto a 2-m-long polished wood strip, and the 15 pieces ...

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1904 Ohlmeyer 'Jigger'

This is a colour photograph of the model of car known as the 'Jigger'. Built in 1904 by Albert Ohlmeyer in Tanunda, South Australia, the car measures 2.90 m x 1.18 m x 1.24 m. It has an open two-person seat similar to that used in horse-drawn buggies, a white body that is mounted on a chassis, a white steering wheel and ...

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1918 film of Burke and Wills - asset 1

This is a photograph taken in 1917 during the filming of the Australian silent film 'A romance of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860', which was released in 1918. The photograph shows two women in costume on a lowered camel, flanked by two men.

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1918 film of Burke and Wills - asset 2

This is an image from the 1918 Australian silent film 'A romance of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860'. It shows three male characters walking through the scrubby desert.

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1921 Model T Ford

This is a colour photograph of a Model T Ford Tourer. Measuring 3.30 m x 1.62 m x 2.00 m, the four-seater vehicle consists of a wide, blue-coloured body with two doors, a black canvas top stretched over the top and back, sloping windscreen, silver-coloured radiator and headlights, and strongly curved mudguards over the ...

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1922 Milburn electric car

This is a colour photograph that depicts an electric car manufactured in 1922 by the US Milburn Company. The four-seater (two fixed and two pull-down seats) car is black and measures 3.50 m x 1.60 m x 1.98 m. It has two doors, large side windows, strongly curved mudguards (joined by a running board) over each pair of spoked ...

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1924 Summit Tourer

This is a four-door touring car that was built by Sydney's Summit company in 1924. Measuring 3.95 m x 1.70 m x 1.95 m, the vehicle has white spoked wheels, black mudguards and running boards, an olive body and a black fold-down hood. It has a chromed radiator, two headlights, parking lights mounted on the front mudguards, ...

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1933 Ford 40 cutaway showing engine

This is a cutaway Ford 40 motor car that measures 4.25 m x 2.56 m x 1.35 m. The cutaway is designed to show the way in which the different parts of the engine work together. The photograph shows the vehicle's maroon, rail-type chassis, gearbox, gear lever, tail shaft, dashboard, steering column (left-hand drive), axles ...

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1943 notice to youths and girls

This is a notice, published in Western Australian newspapers in early 1943, announcing that all youths and girls who were 14 or more in 1943, but were under 16 in March the previous year, had to apply for an identity card and civil registration not later than 22 April 1943.

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1952 'FX' Holden utility

This is a cream-coloured 'FX' 50-2106 series Holden utility. Measuring 4.30 m x 1.55 m x 1.61 m, the vehicle has a front cabin that can accommodate a driver and two passengers and an open rear compartment. The front cabin has a white steering wheel and an interior rear-vision mirror. The open rear compartment can be covered ...

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1963 Zeta Runabout

This is a colour photograph of a Zeta Runabout car, made by the Lightburn Company in Australia in 1963. The car is a silvery-blue two-door, four-seater station wagon measuring 3.35 m x 1.45 m x 1.40 m. This Zeta has red seats, white interior lining, a single windscreen-wiper blade, hooded front lights, a mesh grille and ...

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1974 Leyland P76

This is a 1974 white Leyland P76 motor car. The Leyland P76, measuring 4.60 m x 1.90 m x 1.42 m, is a large four-door family sedan with a spacious boot. Inside it has brown upholstery and a rear-view mirror. It has an exterior mirror on the driver's side and its grill, front and rear bumper bars and hub caps are chrome ...

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1978 Ford hearse

This is a black Ford hearse that measures 6.28 m x 2.56 m x 1.35 m. It has chrome trim and a chrome rear bumper bar, exhaust pipe, roof rack, hub caps and interior fittings. It has red tail and brake lights and amber indicator lights. There is a wooden coffin inside the rear of the vehicle. The hearse bears the South Australian ...

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40-inch standard-measure line bar, early 19th century

This is a triangular solid-metal 40-inch (1.02-m) standard-measure line bar, made from metal and wood and stored in a polished timber case with a hinged lid. It has an associated stand (not shown). The line bar was used by Captain Henry Kater between 1820 and 1835 and by the Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, between ...

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A 'Chinese magician' backstage, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of a 'Chinese magician' backstage at the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney. Wearing make-up and a high-collared tunic, baggy trousers and slippers, he is posed leaning backwards with a white pigeon in one hand and a scarf in the other. Two Chinese 'yin yang' symbols are on a background screen.

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A 'Mini' car in Antarctica in 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph of a modified Mini Minor car at Wilkes station in Antarctica in 1965. The modified Mini is sitting on snow tyre-tracks against a backdrop of ice and rocks.

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A 1928 electric stove

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Hotpoint electric stove in a Canberra kitchen. The hotplates are beside the oven, with a storage cupboard and drawers below. Cooking utensils are on the hotplates. A clock is on top of the oven and some built-in cupboards can be seen beside the stove.

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A beach rescue in 'Sunshine Sally'

This is a frame blow-up from the 1922 silent era film 'Sunshine Sally'. It shows a beach scene with surf lifesavers rescuing Sally from the surf at Coogee Beach in Sydney, New South Wales, using the reel and line method.

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A boxing match in Bendigo, 1853

This is a hand-coloured lithograph, measuring 15.8 cm x 19.5 cm, entitled 'A BENDIGO MILL'. It was made by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-80) from a sketch he did on the spot as he watched a boxing match in Bendigo, Victoria, and it featured in his publication 'Sketches of the Victoria gold diggings and diggers as they are'. ...