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Staff of Bush's confectionery factory in Richmond, c1935

This black-and-white photograph features the staff of Bush's confectionery factory at 127 Murphy Street in Richmond, in about 1935. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Staff walk across roofs during floods at the Kodak factory, 1923 or 1934

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Yarra River in flood at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, in about 1923 or 1934. It shows an aerial view of factory staff walking across the roofs of Kodak factory buildings to observe the damage and avoid the flood water. A pile of debris such as tree branches and timber ...

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Female textile employees operating industrial looms, 1950-60

This a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting female workers at a textiles factory. The women are working in pairs at a number of industrial cloth-weaving looms. In the foreground are rolls of yarn stacked in several piles.

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'Sergeants Freehold Quartz Gold Mining Company's claim, Redan, Ballarat', 1881

This is a pen, ink and watercolour drawing, measuring 43.5 cm x 55 cm, of Sergeants Freehold Quartz Gold Mining Company's claim at Redan, Ballarat. It was drawn in 1881 by T G Moyle, a gold fields artist working in the 1880s and 1890s. Extensive mine buildings are spread over a wide area, but dwarfed by a huge pile of quartz. ...

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Staff of Crockford and Robertson Air Conditioning shop in Fairfield, 1968

This black-and-white photograph features the service staff and vehicles of Crockford and Robertson Air Conditioning, Abbot Street, Fairfield, in June 1968. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Staff of J Danson Wicker and Bamboo Furniture factory, c1900

This sepia photograph features the staff of J Danson Wicker and Bamboo Furniture factory and showroom in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, around the turn of the 20th century. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Men outside Bush's confectionery factory in Richmond, c1935

This is a black-and-white photograph of Mr Perlman and Mr Ribush with two unknown gentlemen standing outside Bush's confectionery factory in Richmond, an inner-Melbourne suburb. Perlman, on the left, and Ribush, on the right, owned the confectionery factory.

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Female process employees in hosiery factory, Brunswick, 1970

This is a black-and-white photograph of female factory workers sewing garments, possibly stockings, on industrial sewing machines at a hosiery factory in Brunswick, an inner suburb of Melbourne. A male supervisor looks on. There appears to be a small air-conditioning unit placed above the workers in the foreground. The ...

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Female employee in electrical appliance factory, 1970

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting a female factory worker standing in front of a large machine. The woman is the sole figure in the factory, which is otherwise dominated by large machinery. Hanging from the ceiling are cables that connect to the machines. The room is brightly lit and spacious. The ...

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Supervising industrial spinning machines at a textiles factory, 1954

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a manufacturing worker supervising the operation of a number of industrial spinning machines at a textiles factory. He is wearing a white coat and is bending over a machine.The machines are arranged in long rows and cover the whole floor of the factory. ...

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Australian Paper Mills workmen operating paper-making machine, c1950

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting three men operating a Walmsleys (Bury) Limited paper-manufacturing machine at the Australian Paper Mills at Fairfield in Victoria. The men are standing beside machines that appear to be making long sheets of white paper, which are collected into rolls. ...

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Workman operating paper press machine at Australian Paper Mills, c1950

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a workman operating a paper press machine at the Australian Paper Mills. The workman, wearing stained white overalls, stands in front of a long stand of large rollers. Above the machinery is what appears to be a system to extract fumes. In the foreground ...

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'Women electroplating army canteen bottles', 1940s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a group of three women working in a New Zealand factory during the Second World War, electroplating army canteen bottles. The women wear factory smocks to protect their clothing. In the background are shelves with bottles waiting to be plated. Wellington photographer Gordon Burt ...

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Aerial drawing of the Sunshine Harvester Works, c1910-14

This is a black-and-white drawing, created some time between 1910 and 1914, showing an elevated view of the Sunshine Harvester Works in Melbourne. It depicts three railway branch lines running into the factory. On the railway line extending to the lower far right is a machine-loaded train exiting the factory at Russell ...

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John Delaney attending coal-fired boiler at Alfred Lawrence and Co, Kensington, c1950

This is a black-and-white photograph featuring a view of John Delaney attending a boiler at the Alfred Lawrence and Co factory in Bruce Street, Kensington, in about 1950.

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Pipe band welcoming the governor-general and his wife to the Sunshine Harvester Works, 1914

This is a black-and-white photograph depicting a visit by the then governor-general, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, and his wife, Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, to the Sunshine Harvester Works in Melbourne's west on 7 July 1914. Sir Ronald is seated on a steel-framed harvester at centre left, next to the owner of the factory, Hugh ...

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Aerial view of woodchip mill beside a river, 1970-80

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of a small woodchip mill in operation. Visible are roads, various buildings and an area with chimneys emitting smoke. The mill is in an area with a considerable number of trees. In the foreground is a hill which has very few trees. The mill is located ...

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Female factory employee removing biscuits from a conveyor belt, 1960-70

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a female factory worker removing a biscuit from a conveyor belt in a biscuit factory. Other workers are operating equipment on conveyors nearby. The negative is 103 mm wide x 100 mm high.

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Olympic tyre manufacturing process, Flemington, 1961

This is a 1961 black-and-white image depicting a process worker operating a tyre building machine at Olympic Tyre and Rubber Company, 100 Racecourse Road, Flemington. The man is applying tread rubber to the tyre. This is one of the final processes in tyre manufacture before the 'green' tyre is vulcanised or shaped. The ...

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Male manufacturing employees wiring up television picture tubes, 1974

This is a black-and-white image of two male manufacturing workers wiring up television picture tubes at an electrical appliance factory. They are working on either side of a low table, which has a raised and tilted set of shelves sitting on it. A portable television sits in the backgound behind the men. A box of unwired ...