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Heat pump hot water system, 2001

This is a 'Turbo Compact Eyre, 270 litre' heat pump hot water system manufactured in 2001 by Quantum Energy, Australia. The tank has a cross-section cut out of it by the manufacturer to show its internal workings while on display at an exhibition. The unit is made from steel, glass, aluminium, copper, plastic and polyurethane ...

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Clay pipe, c1880

This is a clay pipe in the shape of a man's head. It was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003, part of a district known as 'Little Lon'. This object is part of the Little Lonsdale Street archaeological collection at Museum Victoria.

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Guthega power station water pipes, 1954

This is a photograph of the water pipes leading in to Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Melbourne street scene in 1921

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent documentary filmed in Collins Street, in Melbourne, in 1921. The first scene shows two men driving an open car. They are following a cameraman in an unseen vehicle and large clouds of exhaust emissions are visible. The next six scenes focus upon crowds moving along a Melbourne ...

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Excavation site, Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of two men and a woman taken at an unidentified sewerage works site in Canberra, in November 1926. The man on the right-hand side is the works foreman, Jeremiah ('Jerry') Dillon. The other man and the woman are unidentified visitors. Behind the three, a section of light rail leads into ...

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Sewerage pipes to be laid in Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a storage yard at Kingston, a suburb in Canberra, where thousands of concrete pipes, each standing on end, sit in blocks. Three men are loading some of the pipes onto a truck.

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Canberra’s main sewerage tunnel, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph of men constructing Canberra's main outfall sewerage tunnel at Weston Creek in the Australian Capital Territory. Three workmen and their tools are in a tunnel that is shored up with timber beams. A well-dressed man, who may be an official, is also present in the damp tunnel.

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Humespun concrete pipes, c1911 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph taken soon after 1910, depicting a line of horse-and-cart teams, along with their drivers, lined up on an unpaved Queensland street. Each cart carries a large concrete pipe on which the words 'HUME PIPE' have been handpainted.

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Humespun concrete pipes, c1911 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white photograph taken soon after 1910, depicting the centrifugal casting or spinning mould that was used to form the concrete pipes manufactured by Hume Bros Cement and Iron Company. The mould sits on two rollers that allow it to spin. A man standing at the end of the mould furthest away from the viewer ...

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Plugging leaks, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph from the 1930s showing two men in a trench repairing a leak in the pipeline that supplies water to Western Australia's arid gold fields. The escaping water is shooting metres into the air, drenching the workers and turning the bottom of the trench in which they are working into mud. ...

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Locking bar steel pipe, 1905

This is a diagram of the type of pipe used to deliver water to Western Australia's arid eastern gold fields. It consists of sketches that illustrate the design of the joint connecting two half-cylinders of steel to make a cylindrical pipe and the joint ring, or thimble, used to join pipe lengths. The text reads 'Mephan-Ferguson's ...

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Making steel pipes, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in the Mephan Ferguson pipeworks, of a machine that joined two half cylinders of steel plate to make a length of cylindrical pipe, 8.5 m long and 76 cm in diameter, for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme in Western Australia. Mephan Ferguson (second from left with hat and beard), ...

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Steel pipes awaiting delivery, 1899

This is a black-and-white photograph, measuring 21 cm x 16 cm, of 8 km of 76-cm diameter pipes ready for use in the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme. The pipes are arranged in rows covering a huge area outside Mephan Ferguson's pipe factory in the Perth suburb of Falkirk (later known as Maylands), Western Australia. The main ...

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Manufacturing joint rings, c1902

This black-and-white photograph shows two men at Mephan Ferguson's pipeworks in Falkirk, a suburb of Perth now known as Maylands. The men are in the process of welding joint rings for joining pipes to be used in the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline. One man is heating a collar of steel over an open-hearth fire while the ...

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Pipes at Parkerville, c1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of a trainload of pipes en route to a Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme pipe-laying team somewhere to the east of Perth, Western Australia, around 1901. The train has paused alongside the Parkerville railway siding in the Darling Ranges. The load consists of some 12-15 flat-top wagons. ...

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Transporting pipes by wagon, 1902

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1902 outside the Mephan Ferguson pipeworks at Falkirk, Western Australia, showing two lengths of 8.5-m-long pipe, joined end-to-end, on a horse-drawn dray. The pipes are joined with a collar manufactured for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme. A sign on the dray identifies it ...

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Camels pulling pipes, c1900

This is a black-and-white photograph showing ten camels in harness pulling a wagonload of pipes destined for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme along a well-travelled route in the eastern gold fields. Two lengths of 8.5-m pipe are joined with a collar and in total the camels are pulling 12 pipes on the load. The photograph ...

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Electric caulking machine, c1902

This is a posed black-and-white photograph showing three men, watched by two others, moving an electric caulking machine into place above a pipe joint for the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline in Western Australia around 1902. The machine is mounted on a trolley that rolled on four wheels along the top of the pipe, from ...

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Pouring lead for a waterproof joint, 1901

This black-and-white photograph shows six men posed around the joint linking two lengths of pipe in the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline. Two are operating a machine that melts lead for caulking (sealing) a waterproof joint. A collar of short bars interlinked by wires and chains can be seen around the joint. The photograph ...

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Laying pipes across the Darling Ranges, c1902

This is a posed black-and-white photograph showing the laying and jointing of a section of the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline to Western Australia's eastern gold fields. It shows a number of people working in terrain typical of the forest country in the Darling Ranges and indicates the extensive timber clearing that was ...