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Rural communities: community events

This is a website about rural life in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries; there is a particular focus on community activities that brought people together to socialise and as a boost for morale. It includes information about community events, social and recreational activities and key organisations and societies for ...

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Old Bernie's Pond

Clean up Old Bernie's Pond. See how it has become polluted and invaded by introduced species. Restore the pond by choosing actions such as planting native species and removing sources of pollution. Look at the effects of each change. Earn points to get a certificate.

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Year 3 resources: Community and remembrance

This collection of resources support students to explore the concepts of rules and laws in the community and provides a basic introduction to the legal system. The resources are designed to provide pre- and post-visit activities following an excursion to the West Australian Court but would also be of value as part of classroom ...

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Preston Market in Melbourne, 1970

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting a section of the Preston Market in Melbourne. A number of people are shown in a courtyard, sitting on benches, walking with children or pushing infants in strollers. The courtyard is surrounded by the glass fronts of various shops, including takeaway and food shops. ...

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Hot food menu, Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North, c1955-66

This is a retail sign for a hot-food menu, painted in black and red on celluloid. The word 'HOT' is written above a list of the foods and their prices. 'Ready Now' is written at the bottom. The sign is part of the Old Lolly Shop Collection at Museum Victoria. It measures 30 cm long x 16.30 cm wide.

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Elizabeth Cohen in the Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North, c1950

This is a black-and-white photograph of Elizabeth Cohen in her milk bar in North Carlton. She wears a dark coat with a star-shaped brooch on the lapel. In the background there are shelves filled with jars and packets of lollies and other items.

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'Fresh Homemade Scones' sign, Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North, c1955-66

This is a sign advertising homemade scones, once used at the Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North. The sign is a rectangular shape with a curved upper side. It has red, black and green lettering painted on celluloid. The sign says: 'FRESH / Home / Made / Scones / 6D / DOZ'. It measures 16.40 cm long x 19.30 cm wide.

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A growing community

In the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, a community garden has sprung up. Just a short walk from a bustling retail precinct, it's a green oasis in an unexpected location. And apart from some amazing produce, this garden is also growing something else: a stronger and more connected community.

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Putting down roots

Adjacent to a block of high-rise flats in Richmond, a new community is flowering. Local people, many of whom have recently arrived in Australia, are meeting in the shared space of their community gardens. In this place, language and cultural barriers disappear as friendships grow. See how in this clip from 2005.

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Family and friends gardening in backyard, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Ellerbock family and friends in the backyard of the Ellerbock home in Ringwood East, in 1956. John Ellerbock is holding a rake in the garden that he has recently edged. The rainwater tank that provided the Ellerbocks' water is visible at left. The house in the background ...

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O'Connor family and friends pulling cart loaded with tea tree, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on St Margaret Island in Gippsland. Here the O'Connor family and friends (names unknown) work hard to pull and push a cart loaded with tea tree branches back to their shack to use for shelter. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Aim to sustain: A world of difference

Students explore what is happening at an individual, community and global level and plan actions they will take. These may range from taking a quiz to sharing knowledge about being 'green' at home, through to planning a conference session to deliver to other students. The resource includes videos, SMART notebooks, worksheets ...

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Metal spring - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Beechworth, 2001

This long, coiled, rusted metal spring was displayed at the 2001 Women on Farms Gathering at Beechworth in north-eastern Victoria. It measures 68 cm in length and 12 cm in diameter.

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Mallee bottle - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen, 1998

This mallee bottle artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen in 1998. The bottle contains sand and seeds, it has a cluster of gumnuts around the neck and is stoppered with a cork. It is symbolic of the way individuals, represented by the different grains of sand and ...

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Now you're cooking with biogas!

Biogas is a renewable form of energy. In India, it's being made from cow dung and is contributing to the improved wellbeing of the nation's poorest communities. See how the use of appropriate technology can help to break the cycle of poverty.

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Extended Papadimitropoulos family picnic in park, c1964

This is a black-and-white photograph of an extended family picnic in an unknown park, in about 1964. The men, women and children are members of the large Melbourne Greek community. They lie happily on rugs on a sunny day, surrounded by trees. This image was collected as part of the museum's 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album' ...

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Growing up in the Ord River Valley

Katie Innes takes us on a trip back in time to where she grew up. She shows us a series of photographs from the Ord River Valley near Kununurra, in Western Australia. Over the years people have made major changes to the environment in this place. Katie wonders whether all of their efforts will prove worthwhile in the long run. 

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Turtle rehabilitation in Cairns, 2013

Discover how a community is working together to give sick and injured turtles in North Queensland a second chance at life. Storms and cyclones in North Queensland have had a serious impact on local habitats and wildlife, and turtles have suffered greatly. Watch this clip to see how turtles are being cared for, as well as ...

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Children dressed as elves at Merrigum, c1910

This image depicts a group of five children dresses as 'brownies' (little elves or sprites). They are sitting cross-legged on a wooden bench in a bushy garden, wearing cone hats and carrying large 'leaves'. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria, which is a lively record of life in a small fruit-growing ...

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Black Magic Chocolates advertising sign, c1950

This is a Black Magic Chocolates advertising sign on a painted wooden board, once displayed at the Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North. The heads of a smiling man and woman, linked by pink roses, are featured in the centre. Above and below them are written the words: 'We know that / BLACK MAGIC Chocoates / ARE THE BEST!' The ...