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A telegraph line across the continent, 2007

This video clip looks at the story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia. 'A telegraph line across the continent' is an excerpt from the film 'A Wire Through the Heart' (55 min), the third episode of the three-part series ...

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Overalls worn by Charles Laseron, 1911-13

This is a pair of overalls worn in 1911-13 by Charles Francis Laseron during Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition. They are made from heavy cotton twill and have a large waistband with buttons and wooden toggles. The waistband is designed to be buttoned to clothing worn over the top.

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Model of HMS Lady Nelson, 1980

This is a 1:40 scale model of HMS Lady Nelson, made of wood, copper, flax and canvas. It was manufactured by Roland Michel Laroche, Australia, in 1980. The ship is fully rigged with sliding keels, six cannons and a copper-sheathed hull. The superstructure and body of the hull are made from poplar, boxwood, spruce and white ash.

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Norwegian sledge used on Mawson's Antarctic expedition, 1911-14

This is a Norwegian hickory timber sledge used on the 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) led by Sir Douglas Mawson. The sledge has a level carrying frame made with a set of timber rails, which run parallel to and above runners curved at the ends. Two roughly made plywood boxes are positioned at either end ...

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Postcard of SY Aurora sent from Antarctica, 1912

This is a postcard featuring a black-and white photograph of the Steam Yacht Aurora, the ship used on the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson. Both front and back are stamped with a circular mark featuring a line drawing of a penguin, the words 'LOOSE SHIP'S LETTER / S.Y. AURORA' around the circumference ...

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Polar-bear fur mittens worn in Antarctica, 1938-56

This is a pair of polar-bear fur mittens made by Louis Trudel Ltd. They were originally owned by Australian aviator and polar explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins, and subsequently by Australian Antarctic Division Director Dr Phillip Law, and were used by both men in the Antarctic. The overall dimensions of each mitten are 37 cm ...

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Burberry jacket worn by Ernest Ellis in Antarctica, 1907-09

This is a jacket manufactured by the Burberry company of England and worn by Ernest W Ellis on the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, led by Ernest Shackleton. It is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'heroic' era of exploration of Antarctica.

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Sledge used by Bertram Armytage in Antarctica, 1907-09

This is an ice sledge made to be towed by ponies or dogs. It was used by Australian Bertram Armytage on the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09 led by Ernest Shackleton. The sledge is made of ash on a hickory frame and the base is made of three ply from a packing case. One piece is marked 'Antarctic Ship Nimrod, Shed ...

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Matches from Scott's hut in Antarctica, pre-1911

These are five matches believed to have been collected from Scott's hut by Andrew Keith Jack, a member of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 led by Ernest Shackleton. A scale gives an indication of their size. They are part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'heroic' era of exploration of Antarctica.

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Compass used by Andrew Keith Jack in Antarctica, 1914-17

This compass was used by Andrew Keith Jack, an Australian member of the Ross Sea Party, on sledging journeys during the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17.

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Khaki green hood with flange for use in Antarctica, 1954-1966

This is a khaki green hood with a round opening for the face. It consists of a flange, a projecting collar of five panels extending from a round crown piece. The panels extend to and flare out around the shoulders. The face opening features a wire-stiffened panel strengthened by machine stitching. This panel extends outwards ...

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Captain Cook's navigational instruments

This resource includes a small magnifying glass and a plane table frame used on Captain James Cook's voyages for navigation and surveying.

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Brisbane 1874 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Brisbane, published c1874, showing its condition 50 years after its establishment, including early government buildings and other public facilities such as schools, hospitals and gardens. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can ...

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Darwin 1942 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map of Darwin published in Toyko during World War II. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also search for images. Using SpatialGenie, ...

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Perth cadastral chart 1900-39 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Perth, Australia, published c1939, showing the extent of settlement around Perth in the years after Federation in 1901 and before World War II. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map ...

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Plan of the town and suburbs of Sydney 1822 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of the town and suburbs of Sydney, published c1822, showing the grid of streets, houses, military features and public facilities such as schools and gardens. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add ...

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Plan of the town of Hobart 1893 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of the town of Hobart, published c1893, showing features including transport, maritime areas, public facilities, industries and churches. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students ...

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Plan of the town of Melbourne 1850 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Melbourne town, published c1850, showing a street plan and land allotments north of the Yarra River. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure ...

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Plan of the town of Sydney 1811 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of the town of Sydney, published c1811, showing land use including military features, sea access and government land. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools ...

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Adelaide city and parkland 1895-97 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Adelaide, published c1895-97, showing north and south of the Torrens River. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they ...