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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Biz whiz unleashed: compete for satisfaction

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost customer satisfaction with 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 ...

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Start a business: location and type

Start up a retail business such as a sports, electronics or clothes shop. Investigate the spending habits of local people, the location of competitors and shop sites available for rent. Choose the business type and location most likely to succeed. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Start a business: location

Choose the best location to start up a retail business in electronics. Investigate the spending habits of local people, the location of competitors and shop sites available for rent. Choose the rental location where the business is most likely to succeed.This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Start a business: type

Start up a retail business at a given location. Choose a shop type such as sports, electronics or clothes. Investigate the spending habits of local people and the location of competitors. Choose the type of business most likely to succeed. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Café consultant: attract customers

Test market demand for a café business. Survey customers and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, open a bright and funky café at dinner time serving omelettes, muffins and stir-fry dishes. Look closely at sales figures ...

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Café consultant: attract customer groups

Test market demand for a café business. Survey customers representing market groups and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, open a bright and funky café at dinner time serving omelettes, muffins and stir-fry dishes. Look ...

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Café consultant: spending habits

Test market demand and local competition for a café business. Survey customers representing market groups and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel, and the amount they have to spend. Investigate similar cafés already operating. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, ...

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Muffin bakery: price and volume

Run a shop which bakes muffins. Investigate the fixed costs and variable costs involved in production. Look at how gross profit and net profit are calculated. Examine the effects of unsold stock on profit. Maximise profit by working out the best combination of production volume and price. Look closely at sales figures and ...

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Fish shop: natural or artificial

Serve two customers in a pet fish shop. Notice that one customer prefers a natural environment. 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 profit for the shopkeeper. Choose items such as fish, food, plants, aquarium, ...