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Video of discussion about the Women on Farms Gathering Collection, 2006-07

This video begins with curator Liza Dale-Hallett and historian Marian Quartly talking about the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. They also discuss the implications of curating an object that is still in use and whose meaning is still being created by a community. Following that is an interview with two women, ...

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Deb Tout Smith talks about the Melbourne Story exhibition, 2008

This is a video of Melbourne Museum curator Deb Tout Smith talking about the Melbourne Story exhibition at Melbourne Museum. The video was made in 2008.

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Hidden Histories (website)

This is a website designed to assist in the documentation of oral histories of members of Indigenous communities and to increase the wider community's understanding of their cultures.

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Leaflet for the Queer Melbourne History Walk, February 2003

This is a yellow four-page leaflet produced by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) for the Queer Melbourne History Walk in February 2003. The leaflet consists of double-sided foldable pages containing photocopied text, a historical print and a photograph, all in black. Some of the print has smudged or rubbed ...

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Toy teacup, c1880-1900

This is a glazed ceramic toy teacup. It measures 30 mm (length) x 30 mm (width) x 28 mm (height). It was excavated in 1988 in part of a district known as 'Little Lon', Melbourne. It would have been in use in about 1880-1900.

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Ivan Kucan and friend building friend's home, 1951

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, right, and an unknown friend working to build the friend's house in Newport, Victoria.

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Boys in front of Nissen huts at Nunawading Migrant Hostel, 1958-59

This is a black-and-white photograph showing teenager Michael Clarke and a friend leaning against a tree in front of Nissen huts at the Nunawading Migrant Hostel.

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Ivan Kucan and friends eating ice-cream at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, third from left, and five other men at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre. Three of the group are eating ice-cream. The men are probably resting during a work project.

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Doris Atkinson and children sitting on a bench in Middle Park, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Doris Atkinson with her children Joan and Geoffrey, newly arrived British immigrants, on a public bench situated near a street corner in Middle Park, Victoria. In the background is a row of brick town houses with a dairy truck parked in front.

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Mess hall, Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a group of about 40 men seated at long tables in the mess hall at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.

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Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters outside their home in Newport, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in front of their weatherboard house in Newport, Victoria.

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Michele Dominiewski and neighbour Wally Gilinski playing with toy car, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Michele Dominiewski, aged 2 years and 9 months, playing outside with her friend and neighbour Wally Gilinski in Glenroy, a suburb of Melbourne. Michele is seated on the bonnet of a peddle car and Wally is in the driver's seat.

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Video of Anita Apinis speaking about her parents, who emigrated from Latvia as refugees, 2006

This is a video of Anita Apinis speaking about her parents' experience of emigrating from Latvia to Australia as refugees. She demonstrates traditional Latvian weaving on the loom that her parents brought to Australia, made from salvaged wood in a displaced person's camp in Memmingen, Germany. She also discusses traditional ...

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Video of Nyabana Riek speaking about her experience as a refugee from Sudan, 2006

This is a video of Nyabana Riek speaking about her experience as a refugee from Sudan. She talks about escaping war in Sudan, living in refugee camps, losing most of her family, immigrating to Australia with her sister, being bullied at school in Australia and receiving support from the local Sudanese community. The video ...

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Video of Cuc Lam describing her experience as a refugee from Vietnam, 2006

This is a video of Cuc Lam speaking about her experience as a refugee from Vietnam. She talks about her unsuccessful attempts to escape from Vietnam, and about finally escaping with her husband by boat in 1978 and being rescued by the Malaysian navy. She also talks about the deaths of her niece and nephew during their attempt ...

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Fiona Kinsey talks about the model of Atherton Gardens estate, 2008

This is a video of Museum Victoria curator Fiona Kinsey talking about the model of Atherton Gardens estate on display as part of the Melbourne Story exhibition at Melbourne Museum. The video was made in 2008.

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A history of Museum Victoria

This is a website containing a pictorial introduction to the history of Museum Victoria from 1854 to 2001. The website also contains a selection of essays on collections, research and exhibitions at the Museum over the past century and a half.

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Marvellous Melbourne (website)

This is a website that traces the history of the city of Melbourne from its establishment in 1835 until after the Second World War and into the 1950s.

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Phar Lap - Australia's Wonder Horse (website)

This is a website that tells the story of Phar Lap, the great Australian racehorse who triumphed during the Great Depression of the early 1930s, when a hero was needed by the people of Australia. The website contains stories, images and film footage.

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What impacts has immigration had on Australia?

In this unit of work students investigate stories of immigration and the impact migrants have had on Australian society over time. This unit of work uses the objects and displays from the National Museum of Australia's previous Horizons gallery (now replaced by the Australian Journeys gallery) and other Museum exhibitions ...