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'Modern miniature photography at lowest cost', 1930s

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras that was printed in the 1930s. Its text reads, 'LET US DEMONSTRATE THE MINIATURE KODAKS DE-LUXE' and 'Modern Miniature Photography AT LOWEST COST'. The miniature camera models, listed along the bottom of the poster, are Retina, Bantam, Duo and Suprema. The poster features ...


GTV9, shooting a commercial on set, 1969

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a group of actors rehearsing for a Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercial in a studio at GTV-9 Television. Three men, wearing white shirts and ties, are seated at a table on which are laid breakfast items. Behind them stand a woman and man who are looking at ...


Cole's Little Men from Cole's Book Arcade, 1883

This video features curator Deborah Tout-Smith talking about the Cole's Little Men on display in Museum Victoria. These models of two little men in sailor suits were made in 1883. They are shown at the top of a large wooden cabinet, operating a crank that turns a roller containing a variety of signs attached to it. The ...


General Motors Holden - Holden's Number One, c1966

This black-and-white clip shows a television advertisement for General Motors-Holden's 1964 range of HD sedans and wagons. The advertisement uses a three-verse jingle with the refrain 'Holden's number one' while showing three scenarios to feature the Holden's attributes and versatility: a suburban family on a boating trip, ...


Sheet music cover for the 'Aeroplane Jelly song'

This is an image of the front cover of the sheet music for the 'Aeroplane Jelly song' with a photograph of the composer, Albert Lenertz (1891-1943), wearing evening dress. The sheet music was produced by the Aeroplane Jelly Company in 1930.


Happy Little Vegemites

This is the famous advertising jingle for the yeast-based spread Vegemite, probably composed in 1949 and sung by The Happy Little Vegemites Trio. It concludes with a spoken message about Vegemite's nutritional value. According to the records of Kraft Foods Ltd, the makers of Vegemite, the jingle was first broadcast on Australian ...

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Cooee: a call to war: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses footage and photographs of the First World War to help students understand the causes of the War, the experiences of those who fought, the reactions of those on the home front and the Anzac legacy that continues today. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.


General Motors Holden - The Time Is Now, 1966

This clip shows a black-and-white television advertisement for the General Motors-Holden's 1966 HR sedan. An aerial shot closes in on a bikini-clad young woman on a beach. In a dream-like scenario she sits up to see a Holden car on the shore. She runs to it, and as she gets closer the car is shown from various angles. Inside, ...


General Motors Holden - Make it Yours, 1968

This clip shows a black-and-white television advertisement for the 'new-generation' 1968 Holden HK Premier sedan. The advertisement features young people driving the Premier sedan along city roads during the day and in the evening. There are interior and exterior shots of the car, close-ups of glamorous people and shots ...


General Motors Holden - 'Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars', c1976

This clip shows a television advertisement from about 1976 for General Motors-Holden's cars. It includes a montage of Australian icons such as the beach, the Australian flag, meat pies, koalas, kangaroos and Australian Rules football. These images are intercut with footage of people driving 1970s Holden cars including the ...


General Motors Holden - Holden's Got More Horses, 1966

This clip shows a 1966 black-and-white television advertisement for the General Motors-Holden's HR sedan. In the clip a man leaves a suburban home and drives an HR sedan in mountainous terrain. The car and road are shown from various angles, intercut with shots of galloping wild horses. The upbeat soundtrack is punctuated ...


General Motors Holden - FE Holden: The Average Man, 1956

This black-and-white clip shows a television advertisement for the 1956 Holden FE sedan. A male General Motors-Holden's (GMH) representative describes the three-year design and manufacture process involved in developing the new Holden. His voice-over accompanies scenes of a life-sized plastic model of a male driver used ...


General Motors Holden - Range of Products, c1958

This black-and-white clip shows an advertisement for the wide range of products, vehicles and equipment manufactured by General Motors-Holden's (GMH) and its subsidiaries. A narration accompanies scenes of GMH cars in a suburban street, GMH domestic appliances, its Dandenong factory producing parts for its subsidiary NASCO ...


General Motors Holden - Export Holden, c1962

This black-and-white clip shows a television advertisement that details the export of General Motors-Holden's (GMH) cars across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. A male narrator explains in voice-over the history of Holden exports between 1954 and 1962. The advertisement features what is mostly actuality footage of the ...


General Motors Holden - Saturday Kind of Car, 1967

This black-and-white clip shows a 1967 television advertisement for the Holden HR station sedan. The clip opens with a paper boy delivering The Age newspaper to a suburban family home on a Saturday morning, followed by scenes of family errands and activities carried out using the family Holden car - grocery shopping, taking ...


Sydney Flour song

This is a 1955 radio advertisement for the Sydney Flour Company. It incorporates the jingle 'Sydney Flour is our flour', composed by Jack Lumsdaine 10 years before, and two spoken messages, one from children and the other from an adult male.


Health stamps poster

This is a full-colour poster (57 cm x 44.5 cm) featuring an illustration of children playing at the beach. In the foreground, a boy with a spade at his side stands by a heap of sand he has dug, flexing his arm muscles. Two girls and another boy, all dressed in swimwear, are looking at the central figure. Across the bottom ...


'War work! Urgent! Priority!'

This is a black-and-white poster with an illustration of an attractive woman at work in a milk factory, and cans of condensed milk on a production line. The poster is titled 'War Work! Urgent! Priority!'. The text urges Australians to increase milk production to service the war effort. There is also a secondary message ...


'Shooting breakers?'

This is a black-and-white recruitment poster for the Australian Imperial Force captioned, 'Are you shooting breakers when YOU SHOULD BE BEHIND A GUN?'. The poster shows a photograph of a soldier lying on the ground shooting a Bren light machine gun. Behind him is a sketch of a man shooting a wave on a surfboard in a similar ...


'Fight! Fight! Fight!'

This is a black-and-white poster showing a map of Australia and text urging Australians to 'Fight! Fight! Fight!'. The text calls for men and women to join in the fight against the enemy on the front line or the home front to defend freedom. The poster was produced by the Commonwealth Advertising Division during the Second ...