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'Modern miniature photography at lowest cost', 1930s

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras that was printed in the 1930s. Its text reads, 'LET US DEMONSTRATE THE MINIATURE KODAKS DE-LUXE' and 'Modern Miniature Photography AT LOWEST COST'. The miniature camera models, listed along the bottom of the poster, are Retina, Bantam, Duo and Suprema. The poster features ...


Camera operator filming a woman cooking on a barbeque, 1970

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting a male camera operator filming a woman cooking meat on a small barbeque, next to a swimming pool in a private garden. Another crew member is holding a board in front of the camera. On the board is written in chalk, 'VULCAN / SCENE 30G / TAKE 1'.


GTV9, shooting a commercial on set, 1969

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a group of actors rehearsing for a Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercial in a studio at GTV-9 Television. Three men, wearing white shirts and ties, are seated at a table on which are laid breakfast items. Behind them stand a woman and man who are looking at ...


Black Magic Chocolates advertising sign, c1950

This is a Black Magic Chocolates advertising sign on a painted wooden board, once displayed at the Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North. The heads of a smiling man and woman, linked by pink roses, are featured in the centre. Above and below them are written the words: 'We know that / BLACK MAGIC Chocoates / ARE THE BEST!' The ...


Cole's Little Men from Cole's Book Arcade, 1883

This video features curator Deborah Tout-Smith talking about the Cole's Little Men on display in Museum Victoria. These models of two little men in sailor suits were made in 1883. They are shown at the top of a large wooden cabinet, operating a crank that turns a roller containing a variety of signs attached to it. The ...


Advertising sign for 'Gillespie's Celebrated Buffalo Boots', 1875-1916

This is a point-of-sale advertising sign made for C Gillespie by John Sands Ltd, Sydney, at some time between 1875 and 1916. The sign was displayed at a store run by Sat and Amelia Wong near Crookwell in New South Wales. It is in portrait format on thick card with a light-green background, a colour illustration of a buffalo ...


The 'Grim Reaper', safe sex and homophobia

This clip is about some of the safe sex campaigns of the late 1980s and their unintended effect on the gay community. The clip opens with two safe sex community advertisements, including the famous 1987 Grim Reaper advertisement. Yianni Zinonos explains the value of the safe sex message but highlights the resultant increase ...

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Secondary English: presentation

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'presentation' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers present students with models of ...

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Fashion design: advertising

Help plan an advertising campaign for clothes made by a fashion design company. Review catalogue mock-ups, images and marketing text. Choose the items which best meet the company's needs. Compare and contrast three magazines, and decide which is best suited for your target market. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky ...

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Online news: Perfect Pets

Help a pet shop to sell more of their unusual pets. Examine a web page promoting a giant cockroach. Build pages describing why ferrets and hermit crabs make great pets. Choose titles, words and images to interest an audience and support your message. For example, use words such as 'lovable' and 'cute' to create a positive ...

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Online news: island holiday

Help an island resort to sell more holiday packages. Examine a web page designed to attract families. Build a page describing attractions for thrill-seekers and another for nature lovers. Choose titles, words and images that suit your audience and support your message. For example, use words such as 'glorious' and 'unspoilt' ...


Toora Vale Ice Company Advertisement: The Ice Man Was Never Like This, c1934

This black-and-white clip shows an animated cinema advertisement for the Toora Vale Ice Company that promotes ice refrigerators over electric ones. It opens with a repairman crouching before a broken electric refrigerator as an alarmed housewife looks on and the narrator predicts the family will soon replace the 'costly' ...


Toora Vale Ice Company Advertisement: Welcome Mr Ice Man, c1934

This black-and-white clip from the 1930s shows a cinema advertisement for the Toora Vale Ice Company that promotes ice and ice refrigerators as products that provide 'health and comfort'. An ice delivery man is shown delivering ice to a suburban home before the clip cuts to a kitchen where a housewife displays her ice refrigerator. ...

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Cooee: a call to war: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses footage and photographs of the First World War to help students understand the causes of the War, the experiences of those who fought, the reactions of those on the home front and the Anzac legacy that continues today. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.


Depression era fancy dress garment, 1930-35

This is a Great Depression-era girl's fancy dress garment made in the early 1930s from a recycled house curtain painted with oil-based household paints, and worn by Patricia Chalcraft as a young girl. The dress is handpainted with cartoons and caricatures and accompanying text illustrating the work of the Heidelberg Unemployment ...


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 ...


General Motors-Holden's - Monaro, Three New Models, 1968

This colour clip shows the introductory part of a 1968 television advertisement for the Holden HK Monaro two-door sports coupé. The clip begins with scenes of formula and production car races, pit action, drivers and female fans. Over an instrumental soundtrack, a male narrator describes 'today's world' and 'today's people'. ...


General Motors-Holden's - John Fisher, Another Holden Driver, 1962

This black-and-white clip with sound shows a 1962 television advertisement for Holden cars. It features a vox-pop style interview between television sports presenter Tony Charlton and John Fisher, member of the Hawthorn team in the Victorian Football League (now the Australian Football League). The interview takes place ...


General Motors Holden - FE Holden: The Average Man, 1956

This black-and-white clip shows a television advertisement for the 1956 Holden FE sedan. A male General Motors-Holden's (GMH) representative describes the three-year design and manufacture process involved in developing the new Holden. His voice-over accompanies scenes of a life-sized plastic model of a male driver used ...


General Motors Holden - Range of Products, c1958

This black-and-white clip shows an advertisement for the wide range of products, vehicles and equipment manufactured by General Motors-Holden's (GMH) and its subsidiaries. A narration accompanies scenes of GMH cars in a suburban street, GMH domestic appliances, its Dandenong factory producing parts for its subsidiary NASCO ...