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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 ...


Cromwell, Chandris Line office building, Melbourne, 1971

This is a 1971 photograph depicting the newly erected Cromwell, Chandris Line office building on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth streets. Other buildings are visible, including the State Savings Bank of Victoria head office (at left) and Coles and Garrard. Trams, cars, billboards, street signage and pedestrians are all ...


State Savings Bank of Victoria on Swanston Street in Melbourne, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph from the original negative depicting an exterior view of the State Savings Bank of Victoria building at 55 Swanston Street (on the corner of Flinders Lane), Melbourne, in 1953. To the right is the Nicholas Building. The bank building, now demolished, is six storeys high with a tower ...

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Biography: Federation people: James Munro

Investigate James Munro's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Munro: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.


Menzies RG - Our Coronation Tour, 1953: Coronation and procession

This silent clip, from one of prime minister Robert Menzies's home movies, shows scenes leading up to and during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation ceremony on 2 June 1953. An intertitle introduces footage of the coach leaving Buckingham Palace. Princess Elizabeth enters Westminster Abbey followed by her ladies in waiting ...


Queen Elizabeth II

This collection of seven digital curriculum resources is organised in four categories - the coronation; the 1953-54 tour of Australia; the Queen opening the Sydney Opera House in 1973; and the Queen's Silver Jubilee tour in 1977. The collection includes photographs, newsreel clips and rare colour footage of the coronation ...


Tram and cars in Melbourne, c1947

This is a black-and-white photograph taken at the corner of Collins and Queen Streets, Melbourne, around 1947. The W-class electric tram number 529 is travelling west along Collins Street, probably to Port Melbourne. It has stopped while passengers get on and off. At the rear of the tram can be seen the words 'Kew Depot', ...


Farmers' rally in 1985

This is a coloured photograph taken of the 1985 farmers’ rally in Canberra. It shows five men on horseback carrying flags and a banner.


Duchess of York receiving a bouquet, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph of four-year-old Gwen Pinner presenting a bouquet to the Duchess of York on the steps of Parliament House (now Old Parliament House), Canberra, during the opening celebrations on 9 May 1927. The photograph was taken by Jack Mildenhall.


Crowds await the royal procession, Canberra, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph of crowds lining a street in Kingston, Canberra, as they wait for the Duke and Duchess of York to drive past. The photograph was taken by Jack Mildenhall.


Connie Gibson remembers the Great Depression

This is a sound recording, made in 2000-01, in which Mrs Connie Gibson recalls hearing the news that she and her husband had lost everything when the Bank of New South Wales collapsed. She describes sitting at breakfast with friends just after her honeymoon, when one of the friends informed her husband Bill that the bank ...


'Te Whiti's bank, Parihaka', c1887

This is a black-and-white photograph from Parihaka, Taranaki taken around 1887. Traditional Mäori whare or houses surround a bank built in European-style architecture, using painted, sawn timber and with foundations, a cross gable tiled roof with finials, and a covered balcony with a balustrade at the front. A man is leaning ...


New Zealand's first postage stamp, 1855

This is a 1 penny stamp issued in 1855. It has straight edges and measures 2.6 cm x 2.0 cm. It is a dull carmine colour with an image of Queen Victoria in the centre that was adapted from a painting by the artist A E Chalon. Printed by Perkins, Bacon and Co in London, the words ‘New Zealand’ appear above the Queen’s image ...


The Queen Goes West, 1988: Band rejected

This clip shows two members of the Longreach Town Band playing their instruments in the butcher's shop of the small town of Longreach, Queensland, where they work. The popular community band has been well established in Longreach for many years and plays at many local events. The band members explain that, although they ...


The Queen Goes West, 1988: Debutante ball

This clip shows young women and young men as they make their appearance at a traditional-style debutante ball that was part of the opening celebrations for the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, Queensland. Their entrance is accompanied by a Scottish band performing on bagpipes and drums. Members of the local ...

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MoneySmart teaching

This is a website from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for Australian educators. The website provides access to professional and personal learning programs, as well as resources for teaching and learning including units ...

Teacher resource

Consumer and financial literacy professional learning module for teachers

This professional learning module provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for educators working within Australian primary and secondary schools. Part 1 presents information about consumer and financial literacy in the education landscape. Part 2 provides examples of how schools are incorporating ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: money management kit

This is a kit about financial and consumer literacy for use by those who work with people with English as an additional language of dialect (EALD) recently arrived in Australia. It contains detailed programs of adult instruction, factsheets, audio stories, and videos for 10 topics: household budgets, saving money, paying ...

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MoneySmart: MilbaDjunga - primary unit

This is a 5-6 unit of work about prioritising needs and wants, managing finances, and operating a classroom economy. Intended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the unit is organised around the stories of John (a boy at Yarrabah), Tom (an Elder) and Alice (a professional working in Perth). They provide ...


Banking on Shaky Ground

This is a teaching and learning resource about the role of, and risks for, the 'Big Four' Australian banks in investing in overseas companies making land grabs to support their production supply chains in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The resource consists of an eBooklet presenting ...