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Child's corduroy pinafore worn in mental health hospital, c1980

This is a red pinafore of the type worn by young female patients in a Victorian mental health hospital in about 1980. It has been mended by hand sewing.

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Homes for Crippled Children, c1940: Rehabilitation

This clip is taken from a silent colour home movie and shows children afflicted with polio undergoing rehabilitative hydrotherapy at a place named as Franston Home in an intertitle (not seen in the clip), but believed to be Frankston House, in Frankston, Victoria. Two boys are levered in and out of the pool while braced ...

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Children playing cricket at Manly Beach, 1964

This is a colour photograph showing children playing cricket on Manly Beach in 1964. Nine children are gathered around the batter, who is wearing calipers and is waiting for the ball to be bowled. Other beachgoers, the Manly Surf Pavilion, other buildings and some trees are in the background.

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 3

This is the third and final excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts on a shot of a young boy's leg brace and reveals he is standing in a three-sided ...

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The Digger Carries On: Repatriation Illustrated, 1919: The Anzac Hostel for returned soldiers

This black-and-white silent clip shows an intertitle introducing 'Scenes in an Anzac Hostel', followed by a slow pan across the grounds of a large Anzac hostel to a balcony where invalid returned soldiers in wheeled beds are attended by nurses. The men are shown undertaking leisure pursuits, including carving wood, playing ...

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Carcrash, 1995: Surviving an accident

This clip shows interviews with people talking about how car accidents have affected their lives. A young man, who caused an accident, reveals his anger at a doctor's suggestion that he was a 'bloody idiot', but also expresses gratitude towards the same doctor for making him determined to walk again. A young woman who was ...