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'Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, Sydney', 1890-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...


Sugar production, c1962 - asset 4

This is a clip taken from silent colour film footage, shot in about 1962, illustrating aspects of sugar production in the Maryborough district of south-east Queensland. The clip shows part of the inside of the Maryborough Sugar Factory. The first scene shows a mixture of mud and fine cane fibre (bagasse) dropping from filters ...


Caddie, 1976: Six o'clock swill

This clip shows men jostling for beer in a Sydney pub in the lead-up to 6 pm, after which no more drinks are served. A fight breaks out when one man suggests that Caddie (Helen Morse) would be 'quicker on the bloody pick-up' than at serving him beer, quipping that she is 'only a bloody barmaid'. The publican announces closing ...

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Making water drinkable: water treatment

Explore a water treatment plant. Look at how water can be treated to remove unwanted substances. Examine processes such as filtration, evaporation, distillation and flocculation. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.