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West Gate Bridge under construction, 1969 - item 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of the construction of the West Gate Bridge across the lower Yarra River in Melbourne. In the foreground is what appears to be a span waiting to be lifted onto two piers, or pillars. Another pier is visible on the far side of the river. Some scaffolding, machinery and construction huts ...

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Ivan Kucan and friends at Princes Bridge in Melbourne, 1951

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, who had immigrated to Australia from the Ukraine, with friends on Princes Bridge in Melbourne. Flinders Street Station is in the background.

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West Gate Bridge under construction, 1969 - item 2

This is a black-and-white photograph of the construction of the West Gate Bridge, seen from the base of the bridge piers and looking east towards Port Melbourne. The photograph was taken from the river embankment at the intersection of Douglas Parade and Hyde Street, Spotswood, and shows the main bridge span being raised ...

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Albula mountain railway tin toy, 1920-35

This is an Albula mountain railway tin toy manufactured between 1920 and 1935. It comprises a two-level railway system on which a clockwork rail motor progresses from one level to the other by means of a pivoting 'rack' rail. The track is finished in green enamel and the stanchions in red, and the rail motor is tin-printed ...

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St Kilda Road and The Domain, Melbourne, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of The Domain, looking south-east across St Kilda Road towards Richmond and South Yarra. Landmarks visible include (from top left clockwise): the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park complex, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Government House and the ...

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New developments [includes spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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New developments [no spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

Teacher resource

A bridge across a century - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how students investigated the iconic nature of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the story behind its construction and the events surrounding its dramatic opening. The story of the bridge is a central focus for an exploration of life in Australia during the 1930s. It includes a unit of work developed ...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into six categories - crossing the Harbour before the Bridge was built; building the Bridge; construction of the Bridge as a stimulus for artistic creativity; opening the Bridge; the Bridge in use in the 1930s; and the Bridge in popular culture. It contains ...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction, c1930

This is a frame blow-up showing the two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction. The frame comes from an eight-minute black-and-white movie, 'Sydney Harbour Bridge: construction' showing the building of the Bridge from start to finish.

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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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Progress of Sydney in 1930

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white documentary of 1930 entitled 'The progress of Sydney'. The excerpt is introduced by the intertitle 'From Bush and Scrubland to the Fourth City in the British Empire within a period of 140 years … Is not this a record of progress?' This is followed by a scene showing commuters ...

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Sustenance workers at bridge construction site, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph taken by C R Gotts most probably in the 1930s, showing a group of workers standing on the bridge they are building as part of a sustenance project for the unemployed during the Great Depression in Australia. The photograph measures 13.4 cm x 20.6 cm.

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'Southern Cross' above Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1931

This is a 1931 gelatin silver-toned composite photograph measuring 32 cm x 25.5 cm, produced by Hall and Co. It shows Charles Kingsford Smith's monoplane, the 'Southern Cross', flying over the partially constructed Sydney Harbour Bridge, escorted by a biplane. The view is from the north-west, probably McMahons Point, and ...

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Closing the arch, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1930

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in 1930, measuring 18.3 cm x 25.2 cm, of workers closing the arch in the centre of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales. Below, ferries are going to and from McMahons Point Wharf, where others are docked. Jetties, terraced houses and some other buildings can be seen among ...

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Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney, 1902-17

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. The picture looks back towards the city of Sydney, over the Pyrmont Bridge, which is crammed with horse-drawn private and commercial vehicles, including hansom cabs, omnibuses, carriages ...

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'Melbourne from across the Yarra'

This is a watercolour painted in 1854 by Ludwig Becker (1808-61), that takes in a view of the city of Melbourne from across the Yarra River at sunset. All the action is compressed into the bottom half of this small, but highly detailed painting (the work measures 13.7 cm x 21.8 cm). The city, a bustling jumble of civic ...

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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 ...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932 - asset 1

This is a clip from footage prepared as part of the production process of a segment to be included in a 1932 episode of Movietone News, a black-and-white newsreel. It contains footage of Sydney Harbour Bridge shortly after its official opening in 1932, showing cars driving across the Bridge. Four trams travel along a lane ...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932 - asset 2

This is a clip from footage prepared as part of the production process of an item to be included in a 1932 episode of Movietone News, a black-and-white newsreel. It contains footage of Sydney Harbour Bridge shortly after its official opening in 1932, showing cars driving across the Bridge. Many people are walking across ...