Search results

Refine results by

Year level
Resource type
Learning area
Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Decorative arts  >  Art metalwork
StillImage

Australian 'goldfields' brooch commissioned by Edward Austin, c1855

This is a rectangular rusticated wire framework brooch that features miniature copies of mining equipment. In the centre, a miner works a windlass and bucket above a sluice box. On either side is a crossed pick and shovel. The whole brooch is surrounded by a framework of leaves. It was made in about 1855.

Image

Black swan casket, 1914

This is a hexagonal (six-sided) container made in copper and decorated in enamel and gilt by the Australian modernist artist and designer Ethel Barringer (1884-1925). The strong geometric design has been offset by the liveliness of the insets on each side panel and on the lid, and the elegant arches at the base of the object. ...

Image

Mounted Great Exhibition medallion, c1860

This is a piece of commemorative silverware made in Adelaide around 1860 by Julius Schomburgk (1819-93) as an elaborate display stand to hold a presentation medal that was made in London in 1851. The central feature is a bronze medallion with a low-relief portrait of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, which ...

Image

Art nouveau 'Matador' oil lamp, c1900

This is a table lamp of brass, cast bronze and glass, made in about 1900. The lamp was made in France by an unknown maker and its oil burner was made in Berlin by a German company, Ehrich and Graetz, between 1895 and 1905. Measuring 40.5 cm (height) x 27.0 cm (diameter), the lamp has three main components: a fuel container ...

StillImage

The Australian Jockey Club's Sydney Gold Cup, 1950

This is a presentation cup, 'The Sydney Cup of 1950', manufactured from gold, wood, satin and velvet. The trophy consists of a covered gold cup attached to a dark-brown wooden base. The body of the cup is shaped like a tapering vase with fluting toward the bottom. The shining circular cover is slightly domed and finished ...

StillImage

Silver 'Ricketty Dick' figurine, Sydney, Australia, c1855

This small figurine of a young bearded man was inspired by Warrah Warrah, an Aboriginal man also known as Ricketty Dick. It was cast and hand modelled in silver by Julius Hogarth, who also used stone and gold. The figure, completed in Sydney around 1855, is depicted as a hunter holding a gold boomerang. The figure is naked ...

StillImage

Emu egg teapot, c1870

This is an emu egg teapot made by Evan Jones (1846-1917) in Sydney, New South Wales. The body of the teapot is made from a speckled brown emu egg. One end is sectioned and hinged as a lid with a scalloped and pierced silver band around the edge. On the top of the lid is a small silver emu. The spout is in the form of a ...

StillImage

Silver snuff box, 1835

This is a large silver snuff box attributed to Joseph Forrester (1805-?) of Hobart, Tasmania. The hinged cover is embossed with a scene of Sydney Harbour, showing stacked bales of wool, two barrels and a three-masted ship at a wharf on the left and a paddle steamer on the water in the centre. In the foreground are grasses, ...

StillImage

Carved emu egg, c1900

This is an emu egg carved in cameo technique and mounted on a silver tripod stand, made by Jonaski Takuma, Sydney, New South Wales. The carved bush scene depicts two bushmen seated beside a campfire, watching a billy boil. The carved egg measures 12.0 cm high x 16.2 cm wide x 11.4 cm deep.

StillImage

Silver emu inkstand, c1875

This is a large presentation inkstand made by Evan Jones (1846-1917) of Sydney in about 1875. It is a finely detailed silver emu mounted on a hexagonal polished wooden base. The emu forms a hinged lid that opens to reveal a silver-gilt emu egg liner decorated with floral motifs. This opens further to reveal two small Bristol ...

StillImage

Caroline Newcomb's trophy teapot, 1857

This is an ornate silver teapot with a round body that features an eagle head with an open beak as its spout. The body is covered in rose designs, and features a cartouche on both sides (inscribed on one side). The handle has inward curls at the top and bottom joins, an ornate thumb-rest on top and ivory inserts at the ...

StillImage

'Rustic rose' - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Benalla, 2005

This 'rustic rose' sculpture was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Benalla in 2005. It was made by Bonnie Leatham, the daughter of one of the Gathering organisers, from barbed wire and an old tobacco tin found on her property. The sculpture measures 59.5 cm (length) x 4.7 cm ...

Interactive resource

Sunday trading: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

Interactive resource

Sunday trading: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

Interactive resource

Fish shop: natural or artificial

Serve two customers in a pet fish shop. Notice that one customer prefers a natural environment. Look closely at items to check their costs and suitability for each order. Select items to suit the customer's budget and needs, while also making a profit for the shopkeeper. Choose items such as fish, food, plants, aquarium, ...

Interactive resource

Sunday trading: three points of view [ESL]

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

Interactive resource

Sunday trading: two points of view [ESL]

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review opposing points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Fish market

Buy and sell fish in trading markets in a range of Australian and New Zealand cities. Compare market prices, supply and demand. Get to know other traders to find the best deals and discover new markets. Find a rare fish. Maximise your profit and reputation as a smart trader. This learning object is the last in a series ...

Interactive resource

Fish shop: quality or quantity

Serve two customers in a pet fish shop. Notice that one customer prefers a small number of high quality items, and the other customer wants to breed a large number of fish. Look closely at items to check their costs and suitability for each order. Select items to suit the customer's budget and needs, while also making a ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Billycarts' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea outlines the way a teacher used digital curriculum resources about billycarts to engage her students in the study of the history and science of billycart making.