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Kodak factory Powerhouse, 1940s-50s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the interior of the Powerhouse at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, possibly around the 1940s-50s. The Powerhouse was a power station that provided all the power and refrigeration for the factory. Three large turbines are in the foreground of the photograph, bearing ...

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Electrical control panel, c1923

This is an electrical control panel unit, protected by a grille, at the Spotswood Pumping Station.

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Burning coal on a grand scale

Scotland's Longannet power station can burn up to 1000 tonnes of coal an hour! One of the largest coal-fired power stations in Europe, it produces much of Scotland's electricity. It also produces huge volumes of greenhouse gases. Take a tour through this huge facility as it was in 2012, and find out about a gas emissions ...

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Reacting to emergencies

Operate controls for a simulated nuclear reactor. Regulate coolant flow and position of control rods. Respond to mechanical failures and other emergencies. Ensure safe operation and avoid a meltdown. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

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Energy and forces - early years

This collection of 20 interactive learning objects introduces students to the concepts of forces and energy. It is organised into four categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; energy management; and forces. The learning objects enable students to build energy and food chains, design energy-efficient houses, and ...

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Energy - senior years

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - forms of energy; energy conversions; and energy management. Learning objects enable students to build energy-efficient cars; consider environmental and economic implications of a range of energy sources including solar and wind; operate ...

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Constructing the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into seven categories: preparing the sites; bringing up supplies; drilling the tunnels; constructing the dams; building the power stations; constructing pressure shafts; and creating ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme in overview

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the 'big picture' of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into three categories: overviews of the Scheme; maps and diagrams of the Scheme; and celebrating stages in the Scheme. The collection contains historic photographs, film footage and ...

Teacher resource

Eternity - unit of work

In this unit of work students identify and examine the way the National Museum of Australia uses a number of key emotions to explore Australian history. They closely interrogate objects and photographs and explore the way these items can resonate emotionally and tell stories. Students explore museum displays and create ...

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Power stations

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is divided into four sections: fossil fuel power stations; nuclear power stations; power stations using renewable energy; and comparing power stations. It contains maps, information sheets, learning objects and videos exploring the locations of power stations of all types, ...

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Guthega power station junction box, 1954

This is a photograph of three Snowy Mountains Scheme workers connecting electric cables at the Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Snow-bound Guthega power station, 1953

This is a photograph of the nearly completed Guthega power station, New South Wales, after a heavy snowfall. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1953.

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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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Menzies signing agreement

This is a photograph taken in 1957 at Parliament House (now Old Parliament House), Canberra, when Prime Minister Robert Menzies signed an agreement covering the production and distribution of electricity and water from the Snowy Mountains Scheme. It shows: H G Raggatt, Secretary, Department of National Development; Senator ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme relief map

This is a photograph of a hand-drawn relief map for the proposed Snowy Mountains Scheme from around 1945, showing the dams, tunnels, power stations and canals that would make up the Scheme. A typewritten note attached to the back of the photograph reads 'This photograph is of a relief map of the Snowy Mountains area showing ...

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US experts assist Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952 that shows three men in work clothes consulting a bound set of papers. In her book 'Voices from the Snowy', Margaret Unger identifies the three men as US diamond drillers D Hallam, L Sincus and G Hallam, shown here at work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

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Norwegian drillers at Munyang, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952, which shows Norwegian drillers, who were brought to Australia because of a shortage of skilled labour after the Second World War, working on the initial stages of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The men are preparing the rock face for blasting at Munyang, the site of the Guthega ...

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Snowy mountains power opens for business, 1955

This is a 1955 photograph of the then Prime Minister Robert Menzies (1894-1978) opening Guthega Power Station, part of the first completed section of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The Prime Minister is giving a speech from a podium on the balcony of the Power Station, overlooking the spillway. Other dignitaries ...

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First 'Snowy' dam opened by PM, 1955

This is a 1955 photograph of the then Prime Minister Robert Menzies (1894-1978) opening the Guthega Pond Dam, part of the first completed section of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The Prime Minister is pressing the switch at the control centre as dignitaries and photographers crowd around.

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Digging drainage trenches in Canberra, 1929

This is a black-and-white photograph of men digging drainage trenches along a power line in Forrest, a Canberra suburb, in 1929. In the foreground three men are digging in a trench. In the distant background, partly hidden by trees, is the Kingston Power House.