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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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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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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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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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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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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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Family life in Darwin in 1926

This is an excerpt from actuality footage filmed in 1926, showing family life in Darwin in the Northern Territory. The footage begins with three children sitting at a table, with adults sipping tea in the background. This scene appears to be set in a wide, enclosed veranda. In the second scene, a mother and three children ...

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Tropical Queensland house, 1955

This is a colour photograph taken in 1955 of a Townsville house, typical of a style of Queensland house built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and commonly referred to as a 'Queenslander'. It shows the timber and iron house from the street, and includes partial views of neighbouring houses.

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An exhibition home made of fibrolite, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of the exterior of an exhibition home made of fibrolite (fibro-cement) that was constructed by James Hardie and Co Ltd (now known as James Hardie Industries). The street outside the home is crowded with people, some of whom have come to view the fibrolite home. The photograph measures ...

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Fitzroy terrace backyards, 1967

This is a black-and-white photograph of a row of two-storey terrace houses, seen from the rear. There are three identical stone houses, joined by common walls. Each house is small and has a compact back yard, one of which has a shed or outhouse at the rear. Another house has an extension made from more modern materials. ...

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Brick veneer house construction, 2001 - asset 1

This is a 2001 colour photograph of a typical brick veneer 'project home' in a then new Australian suburb on the south coast of New South Wales. The featured house is two-storeyed and has a double roller-door garage and a tiled roof. The house is set well back on the block to allow for a large front lawn.

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Brick veneer house construction, 2001 - asset 2

This is a colour photograph showing the incomplete construction of the corner of a brick veneer house being built on the south coast of New South Wales in 2001. A wall of bricks has been partially laid against a heavy timber frame. A blue-grey strip of damp-proof membrane has been tacked onto the timber so that it sits ...

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Houses on stilts, 1974 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1974 black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel with soundtrack, showing some of the elevated houses of Brisbane. The footage first shows a row of these houses and then zooms out to show the surrounding area, which has a mixture of houses built on stilts and at ground level. ...

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Houses on stilts, 1974 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1974 black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel with soundtrack, showing some of the elevated houses of Brisbane. This footage begins with a view of a house on very tall stilts and two children walking between the poles underneath. A woman is then seen hanging out her laundry ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 7

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne in 1954, Victoria titled 'Your House and Mine'. A number of large mansions from the Victorian era are featured, showing details of carved stonework and cast iron lacework. There is no dialogue and the vision is accompanied by George Frederik Handel's 'Water ...

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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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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 10

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your House and Mine'. The clip shows over 30 different architectural styles during its 41 seconds as a voice-over lists the many architectural influences that emerged following the Victorian era.