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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Engineering  >  Nonbuilding structures
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Ship at Number 8 Berth, Docklands, Melbourne, 1935

This is a sepia photograph showing a large ship moored at Number 8 Berth, Docklands, Melbourne in 1935. Industrial buildings can be seen in the background. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Albula mountain railway tin toy, 1920-35

This is an Albula mountain railway tin toy manufactured between 1920 and 1935. It comprises a two-level railway system on which a clockwork rail motor progresses from one level to the other by means of a pivoting 'rack' rail. The track is finished in green enamel and the stanchions in red, and the rail motor is tin-printed ...

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'Cattle coming in to water', 1884-1917

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Cattle Coming in to Water' taken bythe Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts a collection of dark, white and speckled cattle coming to drink from a dam. Trees can be ...

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Shipping wool at Circular Quay in Sydney, c1900

This is a silver gelatin full plate glass negative with the title 'Shipping wool, Circular Quay', taken by the Australian photographic studio Kerry and Co, Sydney, at some time between 1884 and 1917. It shows bales of wool being lifted by a shipboard crane onto the deck of a ship. The caption, studio number and studio mark ...

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'Darling Harbour', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative entitled 'Darling Harbour' was taken by Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts boats moored in Darling Harbour and rail infrastructure. The caption, studio number and studio mark are ...

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St Kilda Road and The Domain, Melbourne, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of The Domain, looking south-east across St Kilda Road towards Richmond and South Yarra. Landmarks visible include (from top left clockwise): the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park complex, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Government House and the ...

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West Gate Bridge under construction, 1969 - item 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of the construction of the West Gate Bridge across the lower Yarra River in Melbourne. In the foreground is what appears to be a span waiting to be lifted onto two piers, or pillars. Another pier is visible on the far side of the river. Some scaffolding, machinery and construction huts ...

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West Gate Bridge under construction, 1969 - item 2

This is a black-and-white photograph of the construction of the West Gate Bridge, seen from the base of the bridge piers and looking east towards Port Melbourne. The photograph was taken from the river embankment at the intersection of Douglas Parade and Hyde Street, Spotswood, and shows the main bridge span being raised ...

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Family arriving in Melbourne on Achille Lauro, Station Pier, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a man, woman and young boy standing on Station Pier, Port Melbourne, having arrived on the ocean liner Achille Lauro. They have three suitcases and the boy has a toy helicopter set. The negative is 103 mm wide x 100 mm high.

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Family picnic with spit roast, 1978

This is a colour photograph showing a Papadimitropoulos family picnic with a spit roast at Greenvale Reservoir, near Tullamarine, in 1978. The spit was hooked up to a modified car battery and is visible at the front right-hand side of the photograph. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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White Star liner MV Georgic and passengers at Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a view of MV Georgic, the ship the Atkinson family arrived on as British immigrants to Australia at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, on 12 February 1949. This photograph was collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006 and is a digital copy of the original.

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Ivan Kucan and friends at Princes Bridge in Melbourne, 1951

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, who had immigrated to Australia from the Ukraine, with friends on Princes Bridge in Melbourne. Flinders Street Station is in the background.

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Patricia Von Sonnewald with her dogs beside the family car at Black Rock, 1946

This is a sepia photograph of Patricia Von Sonnewald, beside the family car, with her English setter dogs at Black Rock beach, Melbourne, in 1946.

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Eddie Whiting 'dinking' two other boys on bike, Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1935

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Eddie Whiting dinking two boys on a bike. Ron Robertson is sitting on the frame in front of him, while a small boy called Alfie Wood is clinging to Eddie's back. The photograph was taken on the wooden boardwalk at Station Pier. Behind the boys are other people walking and a wooden ...

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Magic lantern glass slide, Kew, London, late 19th century

This is a glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector. It is a tinted colour photograph of Kew, England, and it was made in the late 19th century.

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Cattle swimming to St Margaret Island, c1910

This black-and-white photograph shows cattle swimming in a line towards St Margaret Island. It was taken in about 1910. What appears to be a fenced wooden walkway runs through the water from the mainland to the island, onto which a few of the cattle are climbing. Post-and-rail fencing runs across the island from its edge. ...

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Tassie be dammed: raising environmental concerns

In response to prolonged periods of drought, the Tasmanian Government embarked on a plan to 'drought-proof' Tasmania. With the state's government planning to build more dams and increase the area of irrigated farmland, environmental groups have raised concerns about the wider impacts of such action.

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Franklin River campaign

How important is the environment in an election campaign? In this clip, explore the issue that changed Australia's conservation landscape forever: the fight to save the Franklin River. Watch how the Tasmanian Wilderness Society used political and media strategies to influence the outcome of the 1983 federal election in ...

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Map tool: South-East Asia and the Mekong River

Trace the path of the Mekong River through China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Explore how these countries use resources from the river. For example, look at which countries have built dams to generate hydro-electric power. Explore issues such as river pollution.

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New developments [includes spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.