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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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Doris Atkinson and children sitting on a bench in Middle Park, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Doris Atkinson with her children Joan and Geoffrey, newly arrived British immigrants, on a public bench situated near a street corner in Middle Park, Victoria. In the background is a row of brick town houses with a dairy truck parked in front.

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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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Drayton Hall plantation house, 2006

This is Drayton Hall in the river delta area near Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most significant historic houses in the USA and one of the few pre-Revolutionary houses in near original condition. The photograph shows the northern-side elevation and the western entry facade with its double portico. In the foreground ...

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Thornhill plantation house, 2010

This is the two-storey Thornhill plantation house in Greene County, Alabama, showing the southern facade with its two-story portico of six Ionic columns across the front, and the eastern-side elevation. The photograph was taken by Carol Highsmith.

Teacher resource

Activities: History, Episode 2 - Housing

This resource for History teachers is focused on housing and home ownership in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 2 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival materials ...

Teacher resource

Activities: English, Episode 2 - Housing

This resource for English teachers is focused on housing and home ownership in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 2 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival materials ...

Interactive resource

Energy-efficient house: explore design

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Examine how the house design can be changed to suit a local climate. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Energy-efficient house: build for performance

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house with maximum energy efficiency by adjusting key design variables. Change the house design ...

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Energy-efficient house: build for value

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house to maximise the financial return of design features. Investigate initial costs and cost savings ...

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Energy-efficient house

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house with maximum energy efficiency by adjusting key design variables. Change the house design ...

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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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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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Miners outside a hut in the bush at Gympie, c1870

This is a photograph, taken about 1870, which has been over-painted in oils by Richard Daintree (1832-78). It measures 38.8 cm x 60.5 cm. Seven men sit or stand in front of a bark-and-log hut in the bush at Gympie, Queensland. They are relaxed and appear to be dressed in their best clothes. One man wears what seems to be ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 9

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your House and Mine'. With a voice-over and faint background music, the footage deals with the 'bust' that followed Melbourne's 1880s 'boom', beginning with vision of a wobbling Victorian urn and falling piles of coins, while ...

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Farrell family and dog on front porch, 1918

This is a 1918 photograph of Charles and Maude Farrell, their three children and their pet dog. It was taken on the front verandah of their family home in the Melbourne suburb of Heidelberg. Charles is standing, while Maude and the children are clustered around their pet, which appears to be doing a trick.

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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.

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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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Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters on Ukrainian Christmas Day, Newport, c1957

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in the backyard of their family home in Newport, Victoria. This photograph was taken on Ukrainian Christmas Day, which is in January.

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Michele Dominiewski and neighbour Wally Gilinski playing with toy car, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Michele Dominiewski, aged 2 years and 9 months, playing outside with her friend and neighbour Wally Gilinski in Glenroy, a suburb of Melbourne. Michele is seated on the bonnet of a peddle car and Wally is in the driver's seat.