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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Transport  >  Vehicles  >  Land transport  >  Trucks
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Austral Laboratory building at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, late 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph with sepia toning of the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, taken around the late 1920s. It features the Austral Laboratory building, built in 1886, which curves around Southampton Crescent on the Kodak factory site. A car and two trucks, with their drivers standing beside them, ...

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Family setting out for picnic, c1948

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Treloar family setting out from their home in Cockatoo, east of Melbourne, for a picnic in about 1948. They are sitting on the back of an International tray truck. The family would typically travel to picnics on the back of this truck. The image is a digital scan of the original ...

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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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Truck presented to Salvation Army, outside Brunswick Town Hall, c1942

This is a sepia photograph showing a Salvation Army Chevrolet truck with loudspeaker, presented by the City of Brunswick Patriotic Fund to the Salvation Army in about 1942. A man in Salvation Army uniform and a man in a suit stand in front of the truck. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Men transporting homemade boat, Brighton, 1945

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the boat that Carl Harvey built in his backyard in Brighton being moved from his house onto a large truck in the street on 28 April 1945. Three men are working in the background and four men and a woman are watching in the foreground. The image is a digital scan of the original ...

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Arthur Brown with grocery delivery truck, Glenroy, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Arthur Brown, aged 21, wearing a suit and leather moneybag, standing at the driver's door of a Morris grocery delivery truck in October 1958. The words 'Carter Bros' (or possibly 'Brothers') are written above the windscreen. At the time the road in Prospect Street, Glenroy, where ...

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Super-Sentinel steam wagon, c1924

This is the Super-Sentinel Steam Wagon, also known as a steam truck or steam waggon, manufactured by the Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd of Shrewsbury in the UK, between 1923 and 1953. The wagon has a green body with an open cab in which three men are seated. At the rear is an open tray. The metal on the undercarriage is painted ...

Interactive resource

Chev truck interactive game

In this Flash interactive students explore a 'Chev' truck from the 1930s and 1940s and play a game about how it was used in everyday life. The Chev was a common farm vehicle used in Australia during that time.

Interactive resource

Green machine: ute

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a ute that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions above ...

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Test your knowledge: birthday party

Watch and listen to a conversation about a birthday party. Answer questions about clothes, accessories and dressing. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Calendars: birthdays

Explore how to ask a person if it is their birthday today. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Measure words

Listen to two friends talking about birthday presents they are thinking of buying for friends.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Sports: tickets to a soccer match

Watch two friends arranging to see a soccer match, buying tickets and reviewing the game scores. Answer a series of questions. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Calendars: year of birth

Listen to conversations and explore how to ask someone about their date of birth. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Conversation challenge 3

Test your Chinese conversation skills across a range of activities and situations. Identify phrases in conversations about calendars, birthdays, food, weather, shopping, clothing and location. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Give me a brake

Investigate braking efficiency of cars and trucks by testing stopping distances under controlled conditions. Test effects of vehicle type, tyres, road surface and weather conditions. Choose driving speed, then apply brakes and compare stopping distances. Estimate distances from target markers. Answer questions about antilock ...

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ABC-TV outside broadcast van, 1956

This is a Morris FE-series light truck that was used as an outside broadcast van by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) from 1956 to 1974. The van is predominantly metallic blue, with a white flash along both sides and a white roof. 'ABC-TV' is painted in red across the front and above the sun visor over the four-panel ...

Collection

Federation celebrations - inauguration of a new nation

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources depicts the events in early January 1901 that celebrated the inauguration of Federation in Australia. Using photographs, archival film footage and a learning object, the collection is organised into six categories: the program of Federation celebrations in Sydney; Federation ...

Collection

Early cars and trucks in Australia

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on cars and trucks in Australia during the first three decades of the 20th century. The collection contains images of actual vehicles in museum collections as well as photographs and archival footage of cars and various types of trucks in action. The collection ...

Interactive resource

Canada Day

This is a student resource about Canada’s national day. The slideshow resource includes images of Canada Day activities. One shows Queen Elizabeth II speaking in Ottawa on Canada Day in 2010. An image of celebrations on the feast day of St John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Canadian province of Quebec, is also included. ...