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'Easy ways to be a water saver' brochure, 2003

This is a brochure promoting water conservation, published by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment in October 2003. The blue-and-white cover includes the title - 'Easy ways to be a water saver', a background design showing water rippling, and the Victorian Government's 'Our water our future' logo. ...

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'Watersmart: garden and homes rebate scheme' brochure, 2003

This is a colour brochure promoting domestic water conservation in gardens and homes. It was published by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment in October 2003. The cover shows a man selecting a water-efficient showerhead, and a woman in the background also looking at showerheads. Text on the cover ...

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'Be a water saver' magnetic promotional card, 2003

This is a magnetic card promoting domestic water conservation. It was published by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. The card is circular with a smaller arrow in the centre, which moves to point at six different ways to save water within the home and the litres of water that can be saved. The card ...

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Changing technology for washing and cleaning

This is a collection of 15 digital curriculum resources focusing on changes in technology for washing and cleaning in the home since the 1890s. The collection is organised into two categories - doing the washing; and vacuuming. It includes photographs, an advertising brochure and a multimedia resource suitable for lower ...

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Migrant hostel laundry, 1975

This is a colour photograph taken on 2 July 1975 of an unidentified woman from the former Yugoslavia washing clothes by hand in a stainless steel sink in the communal laundry room of the Midway migrant hostel in the western Melbourne suburb of Maidstone. In the foreground is a large gas-fired 'copper' used for boiling washing.

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Washing clothes in an iron tub, c1890s

This is a black-and-white photograph made from a glass negative. It shows a woman washing clothes by hand in a galvanised iron tub outdoors, beside a high fence made from sheets of galvanised iron. A cane laundry basket and washed clothes hanging on a clothes line can be seen.

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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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On the staff, c1944-45

This is a small (8.2 cm x 5.8 cm) black-and-white photograph showing Betty Campbell (1924-), a Deputy Matron in the Australian Women's Land Army, filling the wood-burning copper at the Land Army accommodation at Saltwater Creek, near Bathurst in New South Wales, in the summer of 1944-45. The photograph was taken with Campbell's ...

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Hills clothes hoists, 1988

This is a colour photograph of suburban backyards in Australia taken in 1988. It shows a row of small yards divided by wooden fences and, on the right, the backs of three identical joined houses. There is a Hills clothes hoist in the centre of each yard. Outside toilets can be seen at the ends of the yards on the left. ...

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Dandy starch advertisement, c1910

This is a segment from a film compilation, made by the National Film and Sound Archive, of a series of silent black-and-white advertisements, most of them from about 1910. It is a promotion for Dandy starch, which opens with a picture of a woman wearing a crinoline and holding a packet of the starch, shown against a black ...

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Rinso: 'Then came happiness', 1931 - asset 1

This is the opening sequence of a black-and-white 'talkies' advertisement featuring Rinso soap powder. It was made in 1931 and follows the form of a domestic drama in which the life of a worn-out housewife is transformed by a new washing powder. The segment begins with a title screen: 'Then Came Happiness. Hawkins Film ...

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Rinso: 'Then came happiness', 1931 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white advertisement featuring Rinso soap powder. It was made in 1931 and follows the form of a domestic drama in which a worn-out housewife has her life transformed by a new washing powder. The segment begins with the housewife complaining about the damage washing does to the clothes. ...

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Scenes from the Great Depression, c1930s - asset 7

This is a clip from black-and-white silent documentary footage of unknown origin. It shows a mother washing her child using water from a metal basin. A small girl is then shown encouraging her puppy to follow her down a lane towards the camera. The next scene depicts six children in the confined yard of a slum terrace. ...

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Scenes from the Great Depression, c1930s - asset 13

This is a clip taken from black-and-white silent documentary footage of unknown origin. The opening scene shows two children sitting on the front step of a slum. Water is then shown dribbling from a pipe. The following scenes depict one child standing in the yard with a laden clothes line behind her and another child displaying ...

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Rinso Soap Powder: Then Came Happiness, 1931

This clip shows a 1931 black-and-white 'talkies' cinema advertisement in which the life of a worn-out housewife is transformed by a new washing powder. The story begins with an invitation to the woman and her husband to play bridge the following Monday (washing day).The husband is then seen telling a friend about his concern ...

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Rinso washing powder - Easy Does It, 1946: 'That's the Rinso way'

This clip shows a black-and-white cinema advertisement for Rinso washing powder. When a shopkeeper (Dan Agar) recommends Rinso to a female customer (Joy Nichols), she tells him that this is not an effective way to sell the washing powder. She is joined by a young man (Bill Kerr) and the two break into song about the wonders ...

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Rinso washing powder - A Bachelor Gray, c1943: The wonders of Rinso

This narrated clip shows a humorous, animated cinema advertisement for Rinso washing powder in which a series of cartoons is used to describe a bachelor, Henry, who is 'a bit of a fusspot' and a 'natty dresser' but is unable to do his washing. When his 'lady help' criticises his efforts, he 'sees red' and tells her to do ...

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Women prisoners in the laundry at Boggo Road Gaol, 1903

This black-and-white photograph from the 28 November 1903 edition of the 'Queenslander' shows eight women prisoners and one supervising female warder in the internal laundry of the new State Prison for Women on Boggo Road, Brisbane. The prisoners, dressed in their summer uniform of long dress, apron and mob-cap, all face ...