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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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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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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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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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Transporting pipes by wagon, 1902

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1902 outside the Mephan Ferguson pipeworks at Falkirk, Western Australia, showing two lengths of 8.5-m-long pipe, joined end-to-end, on a horse-drawn dray. The pipes are joined with a collar manufactured for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme. A sign on the dray identifies it ...

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Camels pulling pipes, c1900

This is a black-and-white photograph showing ten camels in harness pulling a wagonload of pipes destined for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme along a well-travelled route in the eastern gold fields. Two lengths of 8.5-m pipe are joined with a collar and in total the camels are pulling 12 pipes on the load. The photograph ...

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Laying pipes across the Darling Ranges, c1902

This is a posed black-and-white photograph showing the laying and jointing of a section of the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline to Western Australia's eastern gold fields. It shows a number of people working in terrain typical of the forest country in the Darling Ranges and indicates the extensive timber clearing that was ...

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'Faces of Australia', 1968 - part 14 of 34

This is a clip showing part of the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in New South Wales. It is taken from 'Faces of Australia', a 1968 colour film with commentary. The camera pans as two workmen walk past a row of large sections of concrete piping. A long shot then shows the site of the Jindabyne ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 18

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your house and mine'. Set to jaunty music with a voice-over, the clip shows owner-builders in comical situations with, for example, a man sitting on a piece of timber suspended from a window frame and falling off after sawing ...

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Steam road-roller made by Aveling and Porter, 1922-23

This is a Type D steam road-roller, manufactured from metal by Aveling and Porter in 1922-23. It is similar in appearance to a traction engine, but instead of two front wheels it has two wide rollers set closely together. The two rear wheels have broad flat tyres and act as rear rollers. It features a side-by-side compound ...

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Neoz V4 cordless lamps, 2006

These are six Neoz V4 cordless lamps with accessories. The accessories include base stations and extenders, chargers, power cords with plugs and a battery pack containing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The lamps were manufactured from glass, plastic and metal by NEOZ Pty Ltd, Sydney, in 2006. The 'Owl 1' lamp has a ...

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Bullock team moving a road roller, 1880-1900

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin full-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Henry King, Sydney. It shows a bushland scene. In the centre a man is tending to a team of bullocks pulling a road roller. The image is titled 'Bullock team'. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed ...