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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 3

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your House and Mine'. In the voice-over, a man describes the various architectural styles of Melbourne houses. A man smokes a cigarette on a ground floor balcony of a multistorey block of flats. Another block of flats is shown ...

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High-rise housing: Atherton Gardens Estate

This is an information sheet providing a history of Melbourne's slum reclamation and housing estate development in the post-Second World War era, highlighting Museum Victoria's model of the Atherton Gardens Estate in Fitzroy. It is downloadable as a two-page pdf file.

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Construction of Gas and Fuel Corporation towers, Flinders Street, Melbourne, 1967

This is a black-and-white image from the original 1967 negative depicting the Gas and Fuel Corporation towers under construction in Flinders Street, Melbourne. The towers (also known as the Princes Gate Towers) were constructed of brown brick and aluminium windows, and were built over the Flinders Street railway yards. ...

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Housing commission flats in Sydney, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1953 that shows the approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge from North Sydney and New South Wales Housing Commission flats. On the left of the photograph are a petrol station and a car yard, while several cars are shown in the foreground. Attached to the petrol station is a 'FORD' ...

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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 ...

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Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters outside their home in Newport, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in front of their weatherboard house in Newport, Victoria.

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Fiona Kinsey talks about the model of Atherton Gardens estate, 2008

This is a video of Museum Victoria curator Fiona Kinsey talking about the model of Atherton Gardens estate on display as part of the Melbourne Story exhibition at Melbourne Museum. The video was made in 2008.

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War correspondence - letter to Harry from Joyce, 17 February 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten in pencil on lined paper. The paper is creased and browned. It measures 23.6 cm long x 19.0 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from Auntie Lil, 13 Jan 1942

This is a single-page letter, handwritten in black ink on lined paper. The paper has yellowed and there is some staining. It is 24.6 cm long x 19.8 cm wide.

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Letter to Leading Aircraftman Howard Kellehear from Nell, 18 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper with four emblems printed along top edge in red and blue: ACF, RSL, THE SALVATION ARMY and YMCA. The paper is creased, stained and has minor losses. It is somewhat browned. It measures 24.6 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Leading Aircraftman Howard Kellehear from Nell, 22 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined off-white paper, with considerable losses from insect activity. The paper has browned and significant staining is also evident. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 17 Feb 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are minor losses from insect activity. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 1942 - item 2

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are minor losses from insect activity. Water damage is also significant. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 27 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are losses from insect activity. Water staining is also evident. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Moving into Northcott Flats

This clip describes how pleased Dolly Wilson felt about moving into the new Northcott Flats in 1960. Explaining that she and her husband could never afford to buy their own home, Wilson tells how they decided to accept a flat at Northcott after where they had been living was demolished. To shots of her flat's interior in ...

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The Bones of Building, 1956: Planning for the future

This black-and-white narrated and dramatised clip from a 1956 documentary commissioned by the Building Workers Industrial Union details the post-Second World War home building boom and the market force changes in the building industry, through the lives and dreams of a young married couple. Dramatised footage with narration, ...

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Slum clearance, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 1967

This is a black-and-white photograph of a suburban block of houses which has been demolished. The image is titled, 'Slum clearance, Fitzroy, Melbourne to make way for new Victorian Housing Commission Development, 1967'. The photograph shows the rubble that is all that remains of the cleared housing. Some remaining buildings ...

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Flinders Street, Melbourne, c1929

This is an excerpt from an item in the black-and-white silent newsreel 'Australasian Gazette', dating from about 1929. It shows a large crowd of people thronging Flinders Street, Melbourne, gathering in front of the State Theatre and attending a temporary 'fire sale' outlet for Payne's Bon Marché department store. There ...

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900 Neighbours, 2006: Safety in Northcott estate

This clip shows Charmaine and her teenage daughter Sasha talking about the positive aspects of living on the Northcott public housing estate in Surry Hills in Sydney, New South Wales. It opens with a view of John Northcott Place, a high-rise tower on the estate. Sasha then describes the games she and her friends played ...

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Ivan Kucan and friend building friend's home, 1951

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, right, and an unknown friend working to build the friend's house in Newport, Victoria.