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Lead-glass viewing window for radioactive 'hot cell', 1958-2007

This is a lead-glass window used by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, New South Wales. The thick glass has a yellow tinge from the presence of a small amount of cerium. Cerium is added to prevent the glass gradually turning brown from radiation damage. The glass is fitted within a grey lead frame.

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The Circle: field training

Explore how people get around in Antarctica using transport such as helicopters, quad bikes and rubber-tracked vehicles. Look at rescue procedures and safety hazards such as crevasses. Choose equipment to pack for a field trip. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.

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Black box flight recorder, c1961

This is a colour photograph of a sectioned 'red egg' black box flight recorder that was designed in 1961 as a voice and instrument recorder for aircraft. It shows an egg-shaped red metal casing section of the box with its top hatch open, through which some dark-coloured instruments can just be seen. The red metal casing ...

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Tanker breaks in two, 1962 - asset 1

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel showing the rescue of 32 crew of a Liberian-registered oil tanker, the 'Bridgewater', which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. With dramatic background music and the beeping sounds ...

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Tanker breaks in two, 1962 - asset 2

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel showing the rescue of 32 crew of a Liberian-registered oil tanker, the 'Bridgewater', which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. With dramatic background music and a commentary, the ...

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Tanker breaks in two, 1962 - asset 3

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel showing the rescue of 32 crew of a Liberian-registered oil tanker, the 'Bridgewater', which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. With dramatic background music, the segment comprises ...

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Snowy Hydro - Sound and Safe, 1963: Safe drilling

This clip shows the safe drilling practices of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in 1963. Workers known as scalers, with the help of a mechanical mucker, loosen rock spoil from a tunnel roof and sides after blasting. The clip shows the drilling jumbo, a three-tiered platform used in tunnelling work on the Scheme. ...