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Australia's mineral wealth, 1934 - asset 8

This is a segment of a black-and-white film produced by Australian Government Film Products in 1934 titled 'Mineral wealth'. The commentary, which dwells on the irony of so much money being available at the mint, is backed by light organ music. Men in the Perth Royal Mint pour gold dust into a crucible. The film cuts to ...

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Australia's mineral wealth, 1934 - asset 9

This is a segment of a black-and-white film produced by Australian Government Film Products in 1934 titled 'Mineral wealth'. The commentary is backed by light organ music. At the Royal Mint in Perth men guide rods of gold through machines to reduce them to the desired thickness. The flattened rods are carefully weighed ...

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King George Sound, 1834 - asset 4

This is one of eight sections of a hand-coloured print showing part of the area around King George Sound (originally known as King George's Sound), on Australia's south-west coast. The print, measuring 19.0 cm x 274.2 cm, is entitled 'Panoramic view of King George's Sound, part of the colony of Swan River'. It was produced ...

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'The Bridge', 1930

This is an oil painting, measuring 60.0 cm x 81.0 cm, by Dorrit Black (1891-1951). It was painted in 1930 and shows Sydney Harbour when the Harbour Bridge was still under construction. The Bridge - which is shown front-on, making it possible to see the extent of the construction - occupies the top of the image. There is ...