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Lounge smoking car on the Trans-Australian Railway, 1917

This is a 1917 black-and-white photograph showing eight men in a lounge smoking carriage on the Trans-Australian Railway between Port Augusta in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Four men are playing cards, two are reading, one appears to be writing at a desk and an attendant stands by.

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The 'Oronsay' sails for Europe in 1924

This is an excerpt from an item in a silent British newsreel, 'Topical Budget', made in 1924. It shows footage of the departure of the RMS 'Oronsay' from Melbourne as part of its maiden voyage. An intertitle, not included in this footage, reads: 'Huge 20,000 ton boat sails for Europe. Ocean going ship "Oronsay" leaves Melbourne ...

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Onboard the 'Oronsay' in 1924

This is an excerpt from an item in a silent British newsreel, 'Topical Budget', made in 1924. It shows a scene on what appears to be the main deck of the ocean liner RMS 'Oronsay' as it leaves Melbourne. The camera pans right to survey the large number of people standing and waiting on the deck, apparently posing for the ...

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Arrival of the ship 'Chillicothe' in 1927

This is an excerpt from an item in the Australian silent newsreel, 'Australasian Gazette'. An intertitle reads: 'Sydney, N.S.W. A Monotonous Voyage. For three months the ship Chillicothe failed to sight either land or ship on her voyage from America to Australia'. Footage includes the 'Chillicothe' coming into Sydney Harbour. ...

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Lounge car, Sydney-Melbourne express, 1962

This is a black-and-white photograph of the lounge on the 'Southern Aurora', the Sydney-Melbourne express train, in 1962. The photograph shows a waiter serving drinks to two seated passengers, while a third passenger sits nearby; there are three other passengers in the background.

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Adelaide Railway Station, c1912

This is a black-and-white photograph of a scene at the Adelaide Railway Station in about 1912. A steam train is approaching a platform on which several people are standing, apparently waiting for the train. They are in silhouette, as is a tall gas lamp behind them. On the other side of two lines of 'broad gauge' track is ...