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Patricia Von Sonnewald with her dogs beside the family car at Black Rock, 1946

This is a sepia photograph of Patricia Von Sonnewald, beside the family car, with her English setter dogs at Black Rock beach, Melbourne, in 1946.


Ship at Number 8 Berth, Docklands, Melbourne, 1935

This is a sepia photograph showing a large ship moored at Number 8 Berth, Docklands, Melbourne in 1935. Industrial buildings can be seen in the background. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.


Eddie Whiting 'dinking' two other boys on bike, Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1935

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Eddie Whiting dinking two boys on a bike. Ron Robertson is sitting on the frame in front of him, while a small boy called Alfie Wood is clinging to Eddie's back. The photograph was taken on the wooden boardwalk at Station Pier. Behind the boys are other people walking and a wooden ...


Family arriving in Melbourne on Achille Lauro, Station Pier, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a man, woman and young boy standing on Station Pier, Port Melbourne, having arrived on the ocean liner Achille Lauro. They have three suitcases and the boy has a toy helicopter set. The negative is 103 mm wide x 100 mm high.


Fashionista - Alex Perry, 2003: The fittings

This clip shows fashion designer Alex Perry being interviewed while he adjusts a wedding dress worn by a bride-to-be during a fitting in his Sydney salon. Interviewer Lee Lin Chin asks him about how he negotiates with his clients and about the fitting process. As the camera moves around Perry and the bride-to-be, the bride's ...


Fashionista - Donna-May Bolinger, 2004: Passionate about shoes

This clip shows shoe and accessory designer Donna-May Bolinger in her Sydney showroom talking about her design process with interviewer Lee Lin Chin. She tells Chin that each of her collections is inspired by a different imaginary muse. She shows Chin a slipper from about 1930 and the new shoes that the slipper inspired. ...


Fashionista - John Macarthur, 2003: 'A leftover hippy'

This clip shows knitwear specialist John Macarthur in his Sydney shop and workroom as he describes taking knitting into new, more creative directions to interviewer Lee Lin Chin. He is filmed standing in front of stacks of knitwear and then seated at his knitting machine where he talks about discovering how to use graph ...


Fashionista - Mambo, 2003: Surfie chic

This clip shows artist Robert Moore in his studio explaining to interviewer Lee Lin Chin how he began working for the surfwear company Mambo. As he talks, there is footage of him sketching cars and footage of Mambo designs, the Mambo work team and surfing. Surf music and a rhythmical music soundtrack accompany the visuals. ...


Fashionista - Naomi Goodsir, 2003: Like a bower bird

This clip shows milliner Naomi Goodsir talking to interviewer Lee Lin Chin about how she started working as a milliner and about her distinctive approach to hat construction. In her showroom she works on a hat and describes her design process. The camera ranges around the showroom, focusing on a range of Goodsir's hats. ...


Farewelling the troops

This is unedited silent footage of a crowd of well-wishers, many of them in family groups, farewelling troops from Geelong wharf in Victoria during the First World War. The crowd appear to be dressed in their 'Sunday best', signifying the importance of the occasion, but also giving it a festive air. In the first and last ...


People on the foreshore at Portland

This is black-and-white silent footage from a 1927 documentary entitled 'Portland Victoria'. The footage features a slow pan that first shows a number of people on the foreshore of a beach, including children playing, and then slowly reveals the shoreline, wharves and harbour.


Boats and supplies at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 1915

This is a sepia-toned photograph of Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey taken in early June 1915. Boats and barges are moored at several temporary pontoon piers. On the shore are many soldiers, a row of guns and several barrels. The photograph measures 17.1 cm x 27.7 cm.


The 'Oronsay' sails for Europe in 1924

This is an excerpt from an item in a silent British newsreel, 'Topical Budget', made in 1924. It shows footage of the departure of the RMS 'Oronsay' from Melbourne as part of its maiden voyage. An intertitle, not included in this footage, reads: 'Huge 20,000 ton boat sails for Europe. Ocean going ship "Oronsay" leaves Melbourne ...


Onboard the 'Oronsay' in 1924

This is an excerpt from an item in a silent British newsreel, 'Topical Budget', made in 1924. It shows a scene on what appears to be the main deck of the ocean liner RMS 'Oronsay' as it leaves Melbourne. The camera pans right to survey the large number of people standing and waiting on the deck, apparently posing for the ...


'Departure of the last of the British troops from Victoria', 1870

This is a wood engraving by Samuel Calvert (1828-1913), measuring 21.5 cm x 35.5 cm and showing the last British troops to depart from Victoria in 1870. In the foreground a crowd of men and women watch soldiers lined up on a Melbourne wharf. There are ships on either side of the wharf, a sailing ship to the left and a steam-powered ...


'Hobson's Bay Railway Pier, Melbourne', 1878

This is a 37.2 cm x 52.5 cm sepia-toned photograph of Station Pier at Sandridge (now Port Melbourne), Victoria. About 60 people stand in the foreground looking up at what must be the photographer, Charles Nettleton, exposing his photographic plate. Various ships, some of which are steam powered, can be seen lining both ...


Lane Cove River, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney, and titled 'Lane Cove River'. It depicts a ferry on Sydney's Lane Cove River, framed in the centre of the image, with suburbs visible in the background, and trees and parkland in the ...


'Double Bay from Point Piper', 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph, from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, titled 'Double Bay from Point Piper', produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. The image depicts Double Bay from the Sydney suburb of Point Piper. Several fenced homes can be seen, including a large one overlooking Double ...


Circular Quay, Sydney, c1905

This is a black-and-white photograph of Circular Quay in Sydney in about 1905, looking west along Alfred Street. In the centre of the photograph are the terminals for ferries that go to the northern shore of Sydney Harbour. In the background, on the left-hand side, is the Sydney Harbour Trust building, at the end of Pitt ...


Arriving during the gold rush in Melbourne, c1860s

This is a sepia-toned wood engraving made by Frederick Grosse (1828-94) from a sketch by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), and titled 'Emigrants landing at Queen's Wharf Melbourne'. It measures 16.4 cm x 25.3 cm and was first published in an illustrated newspaper in the 1860s, during the final years of the gold rush.