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Opening of a new bar at Hotel London, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, c1950

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting the opening of a new bar at the Hotel London on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, in around 1950. It shows a crowd of men dressed in suits, many wearing hats, drinking glasses of beer and talking or posing for the photograph. Behind the bar are three women bartenders, ...


Glass bottle, c1880

This is a green glass bottle that was excavated at Casselden Place, Melbourne, in 2003. It measures 29.8 cm x 9.5 cm and was in use in about 1880.


'Kadimah' Jewish community annual picnic, Warrandyte, 1937-38

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Jewish community group 'Kadimah' enjoying their annual picnic in Warrandyte in 1937-38. Elias Baitz's Packard automobile is in the background. Rachel Baitz is standing on the left and her daughter Rosa is on the right, leaning on the car. Rosa Baitz's boyfriend, Eddie Perlman ...


Token penny, W D Wood, c1854

Token pennies (trade tokens)like this one often advertised the business of the token issuer. The coin is 34 mm in diameter.

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Wasted by alcohol abuse

Consuming alcohol affects our bodies. Find out what alcohol actually does inside the human body and the organ that 'fights' to reduce its harmful effects. Discover why alcohol is literally a 'waste' product.


Wine industry at Griffith

This is an excerpt from 'Australia's wine industry', a 4-minute silent documentary made in 1924 about the Penfolds wine company. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'GRIFFITH, N.S.W. Winery and Distillery, erected for Soldier Settlers' grapes, covering 6 acres of ground and crushing 6000 tons of grapes annually'. The ...


Italian-Australian winemaker, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph of prize-winning Perth winemaker Antonio Paolo (Paul) Conti, an Italian-Australian, at work in the family winery at Woodvale in Western Australia in 1984. Paul is standing at the top of a ladder against one of a row of wine barrels. He is holding a wine glass and observing the contents ...


Department of Commerce poster, 1942

This is a black-and-white poster from the Second World War encouraging readers to serve Australian lamb, bacon, apples and pears, dairy produce and wine at their dinner tables to support the war effort. The poster was issued by the Department of Commerce, and produced by the Commonwealth Advertising Division in 1942. The ...


'A matter of taste', 1954 - part 1

This is a clip from a colour film produced in 1954 as an advertisement for Schweppes soft drinks, titled 'A matter of taste'. The clip shows waiters serving Schweppes drinks on a luxury ocean liner, on an aeroplane, in a bar and in a garden setting. The final shot is a close-up showing a glass with a drink in it, two bottles ...


'A matter of taste', 1954 - part 2

This is a clip from a colour film produced in 1954 as an advertisement for Schweppes soft drinks, titled 'A matter of taste'. Two men and one woman are depicted working in a Schweppes laboratory as a commentator explains that each of the company's drinks has been developed from a secret formula. The scene fades and the ...


'A matter of taste', 1954 - part 3

This is a clip from a colour film produced in 1954 as an advertisement for Schweppes soft drinks, titled 'A matter of taste'. The opening scenes show a number of men and women at a party, as a commentator says that Schweppes can be used to add a 'sophisticated touch' to entertaining, either served on its own or as a 'mixer'. ...


Bushells Tea - The Charmed Cup, 1929: The honeymooners return

This silent black-and-white clip shows the second of a three-part serial cinema advertisement for Bushells tea in which a honeymooning couple is returning to Sydney Harbour aboard a cruise ship. Intertitles assist in telling the story. The smartly dressed couple stand on the deck, both in overcoats and wearing hats as if ...


Real Chinese - Ordering drinks

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to order different types of tea in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and a ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 1 - Who are you?

This is episode 1 of a 12-episode video series for Italian language students. Based in Bologna and surroundings, the story follows Renata and her nephew Marco while they try to solve the mystery of a map that leads to a secret 'recipe'. The video sets the scene in the historical centre of Bologna. The episode starts off ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 1 - vocabulary and grammar

This is a collection of interactive tutorials and activities that focus on the Italian vocabulary and grammar at the centre of episode 1 of 'La mappa misteriosa'. They cover words for greetings and ordering drinks, the numbers one to five, grammatical gender, conjugation, and the verbs 'parlare' and 'essere'. The interactive ...


Choice: drinks

This is a web page providing reviews of beverages, the results of a taste test of different coffee products, a comparison between supermarket brand milks and branded products and an investigation of drink bottle recycling. It covers bottled water, milk, coffee capsules, smoothies and frappes, coconut water, milk alternatives ...


Crops, horticulture and viticulture

This is a resource about Australia's plant-based farming industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. The resource focuses on the wheat, fruit and wine industries but also includes details about other crops such as barley and maize. The resource includes text, images, photos, and extracts and transcripts from historical documents. ...