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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.

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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. ...

Interactive resource

Moon Festival

This is a student resource showcasing the Moon Festival. Images in slideshow format feature mooncakes eaten during the celebrations and the lighting of candles and lanterns at night. Text on screen explains the significance of the Moon Festival as a celebration of the autumn harvest and a time to appreciate the beauty of ...

Interactive resource

Greek Independence Day

This is a student resource about Greek Independence Day. Its slideshow format includes images of an Independence Day parade, showing people dancing and carrying Greek flags. Text on screen gives historical background, explaining that this national day commemorates the start of the war for Greek independence from the Ottoman ...

Interactive resource

US Independence Day

This is a student resource about Independence Day in the USA, using a slideshow format. The slideshow includes images of children celebrating Independence Day now and 100 years ago, Independence Day parades, and Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Text on screen gives the ...

Interactive resource

Bastille Day

This is a student resource about Bastille Day in France. Using slideshow format, it includes a painting of a revolutionary entering a dungeon in the Bastille prison in July 1789 and photographs of fireworks and parades on Bastille Day and of the square in Paris where the Bastille stood. Text on screen provides historical ...

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Canberra in 1950

This is an image taken from a 1950 documentary, 'Canberra the capital', produced by Esso Australia. It shows men loading hay on a truck in a paddock in front of what was then Parliament House (now known as Old Parliament House), Canberra. It was probably shot from the steps of the Australian War Memorial.

Video

Wine industry at Griffith

This is an excerpt from 'Australia's wine industry', a 4-minute silent documentary made in 1924 about the Penfolds wine company. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'GRIFFITH, N.S.W. Winery and Distillery, erected for Soldier Settlers' grapes, covering 6 acres of ground and crushing 6000 tons of grapes annually'. The ...

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Snowy Mountains heavy vehicle road train

This is a photograph of heavy vehicle road transporters carrying plant and equipment for the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia. Several ANTAR trucks in a road train cross a wooden road bridge, viewed by spectators. The photograph was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Construction of the Eucumbene diversion tunnel, c1954

This is a black-and-white photograph that shows the initial construction of the tunnel built to divert the Eucumbene River as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The photograph shows men at work in the tunnel and at its entrance, a stationary truck and an excavator clearing rock spoil. On the right of the photograph, observing ...