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'Carrington Street', 1884-1917

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Carrington Street' taken by the Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in portrait format depicts an urban street scene, with a street light and electric power pole prominent. There are stone buildings ...

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'George Street, Haymarket, Sydney', 1880-1900

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'George Street, Haymarket, Sydney' taken by Henry King, Sydney, Australia, at some stage between 1880 and 1900. It depicts an urban scene from the late 19th century. A series of horse-drawn carts - some bearing loads, others taking passengers - move away from the camera. The ...

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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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St Kilda Road and The Domain, Melbourne, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of The Domain, looking south-east across St Kilda Road towards Richmond and South Yarra. Landmarks visible include (from top left clockwise): the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park complex, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Government House and the ...

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Aerial view of Melbourne, facing north from Southgate, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of Melbourne, looking north up Swanston Street from Southgate. The Yarra River runs across the image with Flinders Street Railway Station on the left and various office buildings, shops and landmarks also visible. The negative is 103 mm wide x 100 mm high.

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Aerial view of Melbourne, facing south-west towards Port Phillip Bay from East Melbourne, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of Melbourne, looking south-west from the Fitzroy/East Melbourne area towards the bay. Visible landmarks include the Yarra River, Flinders Street railyards, St Patrick's Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens and St Vincent's Hospital, along with various office ...

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Pablo Diaz waiting for tram, corner Queen and Bourke streets, Melbourne, c1980

This is a colour photograph showing Pablo Diaz waiting at a tram stop at the corner of Queen and Bourke streets, Melbourne. Pablo is wearing brown overalls with a blue T-shirt. A sign on a building to the left says 'NEAT & TRIM' and another to the right reads 'Hotham'. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Magic lantern glass slide, Brussels, late 19th century

This is a glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector. It is a colour image of Brussels, Belgium, and it was made in the late 19th century.

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Stereoview of a bullock team in George St, Sydney, 1863

This item consists of two paper, albumen, silver and ink photographic prints, which have been mounted next to one another on a card to form a stereo image. The prints show a bullock team and cart holding two large sandstone blocks standing by the curb in front of three-storey buildings in George Street, Sydney. Canvas awnings ...

Interactive Resource

Brisbane 1874 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Brisbane, published c1874, showing its condition 50 years after its establishment, including early government buildings and other public facilities such as schools, hospitals and gardens. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can ...

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Darwin 1942 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map of Darwin published in Toyko during World War II. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also search for images. Using SpatialGenie, ...

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Perth cadastral chart 1900-39 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Perth, Australia, published c1939, showing the extent of settlement around Perth in the years after Federation in 1901 and before World War II. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map ...

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Plan of the town and suburbs of Sydney 1822 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of the town and suburbs of Sydney, published c1822, showing the grid of streets, houses, military features and public facilities such as schools and gardens. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add ...

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Plan of the town of Hobart 1893 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of the town of Hobart, published c1893, showing features including transport, maritime areas, public facilities, industries and churches. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students ...

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Plan of the town of Melbourne 1850 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Melbourne town, published c1850, showing a street plan and land allotments north of the Yarra River. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure ...

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Plan of the town of Sydney 1811 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of the town of Sydney, published c1811, showing land use including military features, sea access and government land. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools ...

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Adelaide city and parkland 1895-97 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Adelaide, published c1895-97, showing north and south of the Torrens River. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they ...

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Proposed design of the layout for Canberra 1912 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map showing an alternative design for Canberra prepared by a departmental board from the Department of Home Affairs for consideration by the Parliament in November 1912. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other ...

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Mysteries of Angkor

Did you know that around 800 years ago the world's biggest city was in Cambodia? From the 10th century, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire, which ruled a huge part of South-East Asia for around three centuries. But Angkor was abandoned in the 15th century. Discover how modern archaeological techniques are now helping ...

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Stand and deliver: public speaking and democracy

Have you ever heard the words 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears'? They come from the great orator Mark Antony talking about the death of Caesar in Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar'. Listen to this audio interview with classics scholar Dr Kathryn Welch to find out what we can learn from the first public speakers, ...