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John Kelly, family and staff outside J Kelly Saddlers and Harness Makers shop, c1877

This sepia photograph features John Kelly, three of his staff and three of his children outside his St Kilda store, J Kelly Saddlers and Harness Makers, in the late 1870s. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Goods delivered by horse-drawn wagons to grocery shop, c1925

This black-and-white photograph shows goods being delivered via horse-drawn wagons in front of W W Allen Cash Grocers, a licensed grocery store in Hawksburn, in about the 1920s. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Slaves exposed for sale

This is a black-and-white engraving showing a group of near-naked African men, women and children next to a smaller group of European men who appear to be discussing them, perhaps negotiating their sale. One African man is depicted with a chain around his neck, which bears a name or number on a metal plate. The scene appears ...

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'The parting - "Buy us too"', 1863

This is a colour lithographic card showing a shackled slave being taken away by his new owner as his wife and child beg to be bought as well so the family would not be separated. The owner gestures them away with his whip. The card was the fourth in a collectable series of 12 album cards entitled 'The slave in 1863. A thrilling ...

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'Cabins where slaves were raised for market', c1903

This is a photographic image produced from one half of a stereographic card showing five former slave cabins on the Hermitage plantation on the Savannah River in Georgia, USA. Nine African Americans are shown outside the brick cabins. They are believed to be former slaves or the descendants of slaves on the plantation. ...

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Consumer guide to greenhouse impacts

How does your lifestyle contribute to adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere? Watch this clip to find out which of your everyday activities creates the most carbon dioxide pollution. Is it watching television, travelling to school or eating breakfast? Find out what you can do to reduce your personal carbon footprint ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Fish market

Buy and sell fish in trading markets in a range of Australian and New Zealand cities. Compare market prices, supply and demand. Get to know other traders to find the best deals and discover new markets. Find a rare fish. Maximise your profit and reputation as a smart trader. This learning object is the last in a series ...

Interactive resource

Fish shop: quality or quantity

Serve two customers in a pet fish shop. Notice that one customer prefers a small number of high quality items, and the other customer wants to breed a large number of fish. Look closely at items to check their costs and suitability for each order. Select items to suit the customer's budget and needs, while also making a ...

Interactive resource

The futurist: music distribution

Use a selection of futures strategies to determine how a record company should distribute music content. Consider issues such as illegal file sharing, file encryption, hacking and copyright. This learning object is the last in a series of two learning objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Interactive resource

Buds: level 2

Help a farmer to win an award for business innovation. Start out by farming fresh flowers and selling them. Think creatively to find new market opportunities and meet demand. Decide when to use equipment to make different products such as compost and pressed flowers. This activity is a medium level of complexity in a series ...

Interactive resource

Buds: level 3

Help a farmer to win an award for business innovation. Start out by farming fresh flowers and selling them. Think creatively to find new market opportunities and meet demand. Earn enough money to invest in new equipment and make different products such as perfume and compost. This activity is the most complex in a series ...

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John Roberts - ANZAC Day march Adelaide, c1941: War bonds march

This clip shows silent black-and-white home-movie footage of a war bonds street parade held in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1941 during the Second World War. A succession of vehicles and floats are shown, including several personnel carriers, trucks with displays on the back, two fire engines and four decorated floats, ...

Teacher resource

Pameran: teacher resource

This resource has teacher notes and assessment ideas to support the classroom use of the Indonesian LOTE learning object Pameran. The resource includes a profile of the expected student user, a description of the learning object, printable worksheets, extension activities, and lists of further resources related to the learning ...

Teacher resource

Pintu Indonesia: teacher resource

This resource has teacher notes and assessment ideas to support the classroom use of the Indonesian LOTE learning object Pintu Indonesia. The resource includes a profile of the expected student user, a description of the learning object, printable worksheets, extension activities, and lists of further resources related ...

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Murray River paddle-steamers, late 19th century

This is a watercolour painting of paddle-steamers on the Murray River. The paddle-steamer Elizabeth is visible in the left foreground, pulling a barge loaded with cargo. In the background are other paddle-steamers, docks and what may be storage sheds. The painting measures 55 cm x 76 cm.

Interactive resource

Community enterprise: people, economy and the environment

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parkland. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at five places: job centre, library, council meeting, talkback radio station and shopping centre. Rate the economic, ...

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Balancing the options: tourist resort

Help a local council to investigate community attitudes to a proposed tourist resort. Gather facts and opinions from residents, environmentalists and park management. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. This learning ...

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Biz whiz unleashed: compete

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost your business and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently; make sure you have enough time and resources ...

Interactive resource

Biz whiz unleashed: compete for customers

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost customer numbers for your business and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently; make sure you have ...

Interactive resource

Biz whiz unleashed: compete for money

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost your business income and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently. This learning object is one in a ...