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Opening of a new bar at Hotel London, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, c1950

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting the opening of a new bar at the Hotel London on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, in around 1950. It shows a crowd of men dressed in suits, many wearing hats, drinking glasses of beer and talking or posing for the photograph. Behind the bar are three women bartenders, ...


Token penny, W D Wood, c1854

Token pennies (trade tokens)like this one often advertised the business of the token issuer. The coin is 34 mm in diameter.

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Wasted by alcohol abuse

Consuming alcohol affects our bodies. Find out what alcohol actually does inside the human body and the organ that 'fights' to reduce its harmful effects. Discover why alcohol is literally a 'waste' product.


Wine industry at Griffith

This is an excerpt from 'Australia's wine industry', a 4-minute silent documentary made in 1924 about the Penfolds wine company. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'GRIFFITH, N.S.W. Winery and Distillery, erected for Soldier Settlers' grapes, covering 6 acres of ground and crushing 6000 tons of grapes annually'. The ...


Italian-Australian winemaker, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph of prize-winning Perth winemaker Antonio Paolo (Paul) Conti, an Italian-Australian, at work in the family winery at Woodvale in Western Australia in 1984. Paul is standing at the top of a ladder against one of a row of wine barrels. He is holding a wine glass and observing the contents ...


Department of Commerce poster, 1942

This is a black-and-white poster from the Second World War encouraging readers to serve Australian lamb, bacon, apples and pears, dairy produce and wine at their dinner tables to support the war effort. The poster was issued by the Department of Commerce, and produced by the Commonwealth Advertising Division in 1942. The ...


Crops, horticulture and viticulture

This is a resource about Australia's plant-based farming industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. The resource focuses on the wheat, fruit and wine industries but also includes details about other crops such as barley and maize. The resource includes text, images, photos, and extracts and transcripts from historical documents. ...