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Heat pump hot water system, 2001

This is a 'Turbo Compact Eyre, 270 litre' heat pump hot water system manufactured in 2001 by Quantum Energy, Australia. The tank has a cross-section cut out of it by the manufacturer to show its internal workings while on display at an exhibition. The unit is made from steel, glass, aluminium, copper, plastic and polyurethane ...

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ANZ Tower at Collins Place under construction, 1974

This is a black-and-white image depicting an elevated view of the building site of ANZ Bank headquarters. ANZ Tower was built as part of the Collins Place development on the corner of Collins and Exhibition streets in Melbourne city. Also visible in the background are Nauru House (under construction) and the Southern Cross ...

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Clay pipe, c1880

This is a clay pipe in the shape of a man's head. It was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003, part of a district known as 'Little Lon'. This object is part of the Little Lonsdale Street archaeological collection at Museum Victoria.

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T Warburton token penny, 1862

This is a round copper token featuring the name, business and address of the issuer: T Warburton / Iron and Zinc Spouting Works / 11 Little Bourke St West / Melbourne. The reverse shows a wheat sheaf bound with cord standing in a field. Above this scene is 'Advance Australia' and below it the year. The token has a diameter ...

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Early scenes of Canberra, c1926 - asset 3

This is an excerpt from a reel of original, unedited black-and-white silent footage of early Canberra, shot in about 1926, compiled at the National Library of Australia. It is part of an extensive film and photographic record of the building of Canberra that was commissioned by the Australian Government of the time. Most ...

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Guthega power station water pipes, 1954

This is a photograph of the water pipes leading in to Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Guthega Dam wall - asset 2

This is a 1954 photograph of the construction of the concrete dam wall at Guthega, 15 kilometres north-east of Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains, built to allow water to drop down a 4.6-kilometre tunnel to the penstocks and power station. The wall is being constructed in sections and there is steel scaffolding holding ...

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Melbourne street scene in 1921

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent documentary filmed in Collins Street, in Melbourne, in 1921. The first scene shows two men driving an open car. They are following a cameraman in an unseen vehicle and large clouds of exhaust emissions are visible. The next six scenes focus upon crowds moving along a Melbourne ...

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Sydney Opera House under construction, 1965

This is a colour photograph taken in 1965 that shows the Sydney Opera House during the second stage of construction. The photograph shows three of the building's distinctive roof shells (vaults), crisscrossed by scaffolding, with their spines exposed. The second shell from the left reveals the concrete 'ribs’ that form ...

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Sydney Opera House under construction, 1966

This is a colour photograph taken in 1966 that shows the Sydney Opera House during the second stage of construction. The photograph shows five of the building's distinctive roof shells (vaults) in various stages of completion. Scaffolding crisscrosses the two largest shells, and three large cranes tower over the site. The ...

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Parliament House, Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of the north-west corner of the provisional Parliament House in Canberra (the front Senate side), under construction in 1926. Workmen at the top of the scaffolding are rendering the brickwork with a lime mortar. In the foreground, on the right-hand side, workmen are standing next to ...

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Excavation site, Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of two men and a woman taken at an unidentified sewerage works site in Canberra, in November 1926. The man on the right-hand side is the works foreman, Jeremiah ('Jerry') Dillon. The other man and the woman are unidentified visitors. Behind the three, a section of light rail leads into ...

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Sewerage pipes to be laid in Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a storage yard at Kingston, a suburb in Canberra, where thousands of concrete pipes, each standing on end, sit in blocks. Three men are loading some of the pipes onto a truck.

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Canberra’s main sewerage tunnel, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph of men constructing Canberra's main outfall sewerage tunnel at Weston Creek in the Australian Capital Territory. Three workmen and their tools are in a tunnel that is shored up with timber beams. A well-dressed man, who may be an official, is also present in the damp tunnel.

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Humespun concrete pipes, c1911 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph taken soon after 1910, depicting a line of horse-and-cart teams, along with their drivers, lined up on an unpaved Queensland street. Each cart carries a large concrete pipe on which the words 'HUME PIPE' have been handpainted.

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Humespun concrete pipes, c1911 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white photograph taken soon after 1910, depicting the centrifugal casting or spinning mould that was used to form the concrete pipes manufactured by Hume Bros Cement and Iron Company. The mould sits on two rollers that allow it to spin. A man standing at the end of the mould furthest away from the viewer ...

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Solahart water heater - asset 1

These are four photographs of solar hot water heaters. The top photograph shows seven solar water heaters on top of the roof of what is probably a factory, with buildings of the city of Perth in the background. The name 'Solahart' can be seen on six of the heaters. At bottom left is a composite of two pictures, the top ...

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Solahart water heater - asset 2

This is a colour illustration showing how a Solahart water heater works. It features a smiling-faced sun overlooking a heater that consists of large, flat black plates traversed by pipes, and a storage cylinder with a tap at one end that is releasing water. The movement of water is indicated by arrows, and all the parts ...

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Plugging leaks, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph from the 1930s showing two men in a trench repairing a leak in the pipeline that supplies water to Western Australia's arid gold fields. The escaping water is shooting metres into the air, drenching the workers and turning the bottom of the trench in which they are working into mud. ...

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Locking bar steel pipe, 1905

This is a diagram of the type of pipe used to deliver water to Western Australia's arid eastern gold fields. It consists of sketches that illustrate the design of the joint connecting two half-cylinders of steel to make a cylindrical pipe and the joint ring, or thimble, used to join pipe lengths. The text reads 'Mephan-Ferguson's ...