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Horsedrawn fire-engine, c1895

This is a red horsedrawn steam fire-engine made in the UK in 1895 and used in Broken Hill, Australia. It consists of a boiler, steam pumping engine and various accessories (including a coal bunker) necessary for generating and maintaining steam pressure in order to pump water. All the machinery is mounted on a sprung carriage ...

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'Toastrack' O-class tram used in Sydney, 1909-57

This is an O-class 'toastrack' timber-and-metal electric tram manufactured in 1909. It has a combination of enclosed and open sections. In the centre are the four closed sections accessible to the street via sliding doors and fitted with cross-bench timber seats. On either side of these are the two open compartments, each ...

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Austral Laboratory building at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, late 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph with sepia toning of the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, taken around the late 1920s. It features the Austral Laboratory building, built in 1886, which curves around Southampton Crescent on the Kodak factory site. A car and two trucks, with their drivers standing beside them, ...

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Horsedrawn 'Manly' tram, 1894-1907

This is a 14-seater horsedrawn tram made in 1894 at the Randwick Tramway Workshops of the New South Wales Government Railways, Sydney. The tram is metal-framed, painted brown and rests on an axle box and pedestal with helical steel springs. A metal raised roof, painted light pink, has air vents and a rotating air ventilator ...

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Green machine: four-wheel drive [ESL]

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Green machine: four-wheel drive

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Green machine: ute

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a ute that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions above ...

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Zou ba! Transport

Explore the words for a range of transport types such as train, bus, ferry, car, bike, walking. Find out how to ask someone what mode of transport they will be using to travel.

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Give me a brake

Investigate braking efficiency of cars and trucks by testing stopping distances under controlled conditions. Test effects of vehicle type, tyres, road surface and weather conditions. Choose driving speed, then apply brakes and compare stopping distances. Estimate distances from target markers. Answer questions about antilock ...

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Steam transportation in Australia

Steam generated the principal form of mechanical power for Australia's transport systems from the second half of the 19th century until the widespread adoption of the internal combustion engine in the 20th century. This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into six categories - steam trains; river steamers; ...

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Repairing a truck on the Nullarbor in 1915

This is a 1915 black-and-white photograph showing a man and a woman working to repair a truck while another man looks on. The whole rear axle and wheels have been removed from the vehicle and spare tyres lie on the ground. The photograph was taken somewhere on the Nullarbor, along the route of the Trans-Australian Railway ...

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A Geelong street in 1929

This is a silent black-and-white film clip introduced by the intertitle 'Activity characterises its everyday life.' showing a distance shot looking up a main street in Geelong in 1929 with cars, trams, bicycles and pedestrians, followed by a medium-distance shot across the road from shopfronts, with police directing traffic ...

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Vehicles used on Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of a man beside an FX Holden car and a Mighty Antar truck inside a transport maintenance depot for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The truck has a sign attached to its bumper bar stating 'DANGER WIDE LOAD FOLLOWING'. Part of the depot’s wall can be seen, including an automated ...

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Katoomba Railway Station, c1892-1917

This black-and-white photograph shows Katoomba Railway Station in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It has been taken from the eastern end of the station, looking west. Both of the buildings pictured are constructed of wood and feature a gabled roof. The larger building has four chimneys and gaslights hanging from ...

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UV Index: simulator

Use a simulator to test the level of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Test the effects of cloud, shade and ground surface: grass, sand, water and snow. Notice that the amount of UV light that reaches a person varies according to the reflectivity of their surroundings. Use simulation results to answer a series of questions. For example, ...

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UV Index: the highs and lows

Use a simulator to test the average level of ultraviolet (UV) rays at different times of the day. Test the effects of seasonal variation. Graph the amount of UV light that reaches the Earth. Use simulation results to answer a series of questions. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Points of origin: budget mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices include ...

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Points of origin: quality mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the best quality parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices ...

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Points of origin: my mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check features and wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify parts that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike seat manufactured in Italy is made from foam (Poland), vinyl (Mexico) and steel (USA). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice ...

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Green machine: sedan

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a passenger car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...