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Pipe dreams, 2007: O'Connor's dream for water

This clip is an excerpt from the 2007 film 'Pipe dreams' (55 min), the second episode of a three-part series entitled 'Constructing Australia'. Over black-and-white photographs and dramatised video of the key players, a narrator describes the significant challenges of supplying water to the WA goldfields in the late 19th ...

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Humans: will science and technology change us?

Human evolution has produced the most powerful and resourceful species on Earth. What makes us human and what might we be like in the future? Through different types of representation this video traces how scientific and technological developments in the past have influenced what it means to be human now. Will emerging ...

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Apple Macintosh 128K computer, 1984

This is an Apple Macintosh 128K computer - the first Apple Macintosh model. The all-in-one system includes the processor, a monitor and a floppy disk drive. The computer is pictured here with a keyboard, a mouse, four floppy disks, a cassette tape, a price list and a receipt. The receipt is dated October 1985.

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Apple II software program - VisiCalc, 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, 1981

This is the cover of a folder containing VisiCalc, the world's first electronic spreadsheet program for personal computers. Text on the cover reads: 'VISICALC / INSTANTLY CALCULATING "ELECTRONIC" WORKSHEET' at the top and 'VISICORP / PERSONAL SOFTWARE' at the bottom. There are also examples of calculations the program could ...

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Apple PowerBook 100 computer, 1991

This is an Apple PowerBook 100 laptop computer, pictured with an external floppy disk drive, battery, high-speed data cable, a boxed accessory kit and the computer's original cardboard box packaging.

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Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 computer, 1991

This is an Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 computer tower and monitor, pictured with a second monitor, a keyboard and a mouse.

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Apple iMac G3 computer in 'Bondi blue', 1998

This is an Apple iMac G3 computer in 'Bondi blue'. It consists of an all-in-one computer, monitor, modem and tray-loading CD-ROM drive, a separate keyboard, a round mouse and a power cord.

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Apple OneScanner, 1991

This is an Apple OneScanner, a digital imaging device dating from 1991. It is made from beige plastic. A rainbow-coloured Apple logo and the label 'OneScanner' are visible in this image.

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Apple iPod classic - first generation, 2001

This is the original model Apple iPod, a digital music player and storage device. It is pictured here with its cardboard box packaging. The iPod has a mechanical scroll wheel, white ear plugs and FireWire and headset connection ports. This iPod was one of the first procured in Australia - in 2001.

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Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera, 1994

This is an Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera pictured with a vinyl carry bag. The camera is made of moulded grey plastic.

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Apple AirPort Base Station (Graphite), 1999

This is the original Apple AirPort Base Station model, also known as Graphite. It is used to wirelessly network computers and peripherals, and has telephone, ethernet and power connection ports. It was in production between 1999 and 2001.

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CSIRAC computer and CSIRO team, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of the team from the CSIRO Division of Building Research with the CSIRAC computer. Pictured (from left to right) are Bill Davern, John Russell, Roy Muncey, Don Beresford, and Terry Holden. The three men in the centre are working at the console. The two on the right are working at the ...

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CSIRAC computer and Trevor Pearcey, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph of Trevor Pearcey in front of the CSIR Mk1 computer (later called CSIRAC), taken in Sydney on 5 November 1952.

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CSIRAC's final switch off, 1964

This is a black-and-white photograph that shows Frank Hirst switching CSIRAC off for the last time in November 1964.

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Plan of the Sunshine Harvester Works, 1920

This is a plan of the Sunshine Harvestor Works at Sunshine in Melbourne, Victoria. Dated 1920, the plan depicts a creek running through the property, surrounding roads, and five railway lines running into the site. Factory departments, including a tool shop, foundry, engine works and carpenter's department, are highlighted ...

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Plan of the Sunshine Harvester Works, 1906

This is a plan showing the Sunshine Harvester Works at Sunshine in Melbourne, Victoria. Dated 1906, the plan depicts a creek running through the property, all surrounding roads, and two railway lines running into the site. Factory departments are highlighted in blue or pink. The plan has been drawn by hand in black ink ...

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Timber hut at Hugh McKay's family farm, 1928

This is a black-and-white photograph of the blacksmith's hut in which Hugh McKay, owner of the Sunshine Harvester Works, created his first stripper harvester. The timber hut is seen in 1928 in its original location in Drummartin in rural Victoria, prior to its relocation to the Sunshine Harvester factory in Melbourne's ...

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Aerial view of the Sunshine Harvester Works, 1928

This is a black-and-white aerial photograph of the Sunshine Harvester Works, located at Sunshine in Melbourne's west, in 1928. At centre right is Hampshire Road, with the factory area visible to the left of it, and offices to the right. Hampshire Road is bisected by Devonshire Road, which runs diagonally from the top left ...

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Hugh McKay with representatives of the Russian Agricultural Society, 1912

This is a black-and-white photograph of industrialist and inventor Hugh McKay with representatives of the Russian Agricultural Society, taken during McKay’s marketing tour of Russia in 1912. The photograph appears to be part of a newspaper cutting and shows about 22 men dressed formally in suits, shirts and ties. They are ...

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Photographic portrait of Hugh Victor McKay, 1912

This is a black-and-white close-up photographic portrait of industrialist and inventor Hugh Victor McKay, taken in 1912. McKay faces the camera and is dressed formally in a three-piece suit, shirt and tie. He also wears a watch chain.