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Cromwell, Chandris Line office building, Melbourne, 1971

This is a 1971 photograph depicting the newly erected Cromwell, Chandris Line office building on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth streets. Other buildings are visible, including the State Savings Bank of Victoria head office (at left) and Coles and Garrard. Trams, cars, billboards, street signage and pedestrians are all ...


ANZ Tower at Collins Place under construction, 1974

This is a black-and-white image depicting an elevated view of the building site of ANZ Bank headquarters. ANZ Tower was built as part of the Collins Place development on the corner of Collins and Exhibition streets in Melbourne city. Also visible in the background are Nauru House (under construction) and the Southern Cross ...


State Savings Bank of Victoria on Swanston Street in Melbourne, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph from the original negative depicting an exterior view of the State Savings Bank of Victoria building at 55 Swanston Street (on the corner of Flinders Lane), Melbourne, in 1953. To the right is the Nicholas Building. The bank building, now demolished, is six storeys high with a tower ...


Menzies RG - Our Coronation Tour, 1953: Coronation and procession

This silent clip, from one of prime minister Robert Menzies's home movies, shows scenes leading up to and during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation ceremony on 2 June 1953. An intertitle introduces footage of the coach leaving Buckingham Palace. Princess Elizabeth enters Westminster Abbey followed by her ladies in waiting ...


Queen Elizabeth II

This collection of seven digital curriculum resources is organised in four categories - the coronation; the 1953-54 tour of Australia; the Queen opening the Sydney Opera House in 1973; and the Queen's Silver Jubilee tour in 1977. The collection includes photographs, newsreel clips and rare colour footage of the coronation ...


Connie Gibson remembers the Great Depression

This is a sound recording, made in 2000-01, in which Mrs Connie Gibson recalls hearing the news that she and her husband had lost everything when the Bank of New South Wales collapsed. She describes sitting at breakfast with friends just after her honeymoon, when one of the friends informed her husband Bill that the bank ...


'Te Whiti's bank, Parihaka', c1887

This is a black-and-white photograph from Parihaka, Taranaki taken around 1887. Traditional Mäori whare or houses surround a bank built in European-style architecture, using painted, sawn timber and with foundations, a cross gable tiled roof with finials, and a covered balcony with a balustrade at the front. A man is leaning ...


The Queen Goes West, 1988: Band rejected

This clip shows two members of the Longreach Town Band playing their instruments in the butcher's shop of the small town of Longreach, Queensland, where they work. The popular community band has been well established in Longreach for many years and plays at many local events. The band members explain that, although they ...


The Queen Goes West, 1988: Debutante ball

This clip shows young women and young men as they make their appearance at a traditional-style debutante ball that was part of the opening celebrations for the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, Queensland. Their entrance is accompanied by a Scottish band performing on bagpipes and drums. Members of the local ...


Banking on Shaky Ground

This is a teaching and learning resource about the role of, and risks for, the 'Big Four' Australian banks in investing in overseas companies making land grabs to support their production supply chains in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The resource consists of an eBooklet presenting ...