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Listed under:  Economics and business  >  Industries  >  Primary industry  >  Agriculture  >  Gardening  >  Gardens  >  Lawns
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Victa Razor lawnmower, 2004

These is a 2004 Victa Razor lawnmower with a Victa VSX160 two-stroke petrol engine. The lawnmower has an alloy chassis and a blue plastic catcher with grey-and-black trim. 'VICTA' is printed in black on each side of the catcher and printed in grey between the front wheels.

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Cox Stockman lawn tractor, 2005

This is a red and grey Cox Stockman 2005 ride-on lawn mower, manufactured from mixed materials by Cox Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd, Queensland. It features four black rubber tyres, an internal steel chassis, front-mounted engine, mid-mounted seat and driver control area and rear-drive axle. The external body is made mostly ...

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Victa Mustang lawnmower with Eco Torque engine, 2007

This is a 2007 Victa Mustang lawnmower. It has a grey alloy chassis and a black-and-grey plastic catcher. 'VICTA' is embossed in black on each side of the catcher and in between the front wheels. The mower is operated by a Victa VEX60 two-stroke Eco Torque petrol engine. The engine cover is black-and-red plastic. The mower ...

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Hay mower, c1930-55

This is a hay mower, manufactured from timber and metal by H V McKay-Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine. The mower comprises an iron frame and cast-iron wheels with raised lugs on the outer surface. A long piece of hardwood with an iron ring on one end is used to attach the mower to the horses; the wood is bolted to the other ...

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James and Peter Clough playing with water, Brighton East, 1976

This colour photograph features James and Peter Clough playing with water in their backyard at Brighton East, 1976. One brother is sitting in a tub of water while the other is carrying a hose.

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'Helpful hints for waterwise gardeners' booklet, South East Water, 2004

This is a 20-page booklet called 'Helpful hints for waterwise gardeners', published in 2004 by South East Water and the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of Victoria. The cover shown here features a photograph of a newly purchased native plant being held by a smiling young girl. The booklet is part of the Water Smart ...

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Bob-a-Job Week in 1966

This is a coloured photograph from 1966, showing three Scouts in a suburban street performing garden tasks - mowing grass, sweeping a path and making a neat edge.

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Rabbit fumigator, Orange, 1966

This is a black-and-white photograph taken at the Australian National Field Days show in Orange, New South Wales, in October 1966. A demonstration is being given of a 'Deckson' rabbit fumigator. Exhaust fumes from the machine are being fed into a simulated rabbit warren at one entrance and emerging as smoke at another. ...

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Lawnmower prop, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a painted foam rubber lawnmower designed by Dan Potra for use as a theatrical prop in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The base of the mower consists of a circular piece of green painted foam with a red top. A large purple-black foam cylinder and a small black foam square, with a red cylinder ...

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Victa rotary lawnmower, c1953

This is a colour photograph of an early model Victa rotary lawnmower. The mower's wheels can be seen at either side of its circular base, which covers the rotating cutting blades. The cylindrical motor, starting spindle and petrol tank are attached to the top of the mower's base. The name 'Victa' is clearly visible on a ...

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Victa advertising leaflet, 1955

This is a black-and-white with green advertisement for the Victa lawnmower from 1955. The top half of the advertisement is taken up by text. The Victa logo, in an early form, features prominently, as does a black text box with the price in large white type. The left of the picture, taking up the length of the page, shows ...

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Victa advertising leaflet, 1957 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white with green advertising leaflet for Victa lawnmowers from 1957. It contains several paragraphs of text describing the features and advantages of the product. To the left of the text is a photograph of a smiling woman, wearing shorts, sandals and lipstick, using the mower. The text above her says, ...

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Victa logo, 1966-2002

This is a logo for Victa lawnmowers designed in 1966. It has a white background with the company name brand, 'Victa', in large navy-blue text. The sentence, 'Turns grass into lawn', runs across the bottom of the word 'Victa' in smaller black capital letters.

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Sales promotion leaflet for Victa dealers, 1970 - asset 1

This is a page from the Victa dealers’ leaflet of 1970. The page contains a large graph in the top left corner. There are three columns of text with large headings such as 'Advertise Now', describing the sales process. The fictional Victa representative, 'Lawna Green', is shown in a variety of poses around the text.

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Victa colour logo campaign, 2002

This is the colour logo used by Victa in its 2002 campaign. It features large, gleaming gold capitals that state, 'Victa 50 years' while below, in smaller white capital letters, is the sentence, 'Leaders in lawncare since 1952'. The background features what looks like green lawn at the top, gradually fading through grey-blue ...

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First Victa lawnmower newspaper advertisement, 1952

This is a black-and-white newspaper advertisement for the early model Victa Rotomo lawnmower. The advertisement consists mainly of text in various fonts. The price is highlighted in large white type against a black-and-white crosshatched box. It encourages potential consumers to phone for a demonstration of the mower at ...

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Victa newspaper advertisement, 1960 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white newspaper advertisement for Victa mowers from 1960. The advertisement has a caption at the top which reads, 'Golf? Sure! Just give me ten minutes to turn grass into lawn with a Victa'. The brand name and the word 'golf' feature most prominently. The main picture shows two men, one at the centre ...

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Victa newspaper advertisement, 1960 - asset 2

This a newspaper advertisement for a Victa lawnmower published in June 1960. The top of the advertisement is taken up by the caption, 'Turn grass into lawn with a Victa motor mower … 100,000 Queenslanders can’t be wrong!' The main picture is of a man pushing a mower, and an outline of this main picture is repeated in an ...

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Sales promotion leaflet for Victa dealers, 1970 - asset 2

This is an advertising leaflet for Victa lawnmowers from 1970. The page shows three panels featuring 'Lawna Green', the fictional Victa representative. In the first panel, she is shown in a dancing pose, with a triangle in the background depicting the anticipated rise in sales expected for February. In the second and third ...

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Early production of Victa lawnmowers, c1953

This is a black-and-white hand-drawn sketch of the shed where Victa lawnmowers were made in the early 1950s. The shed has a wide entrance, giving a view of the operations inside, where there are two men working. The workshop is small and crowded with various machine parts surrounding the men and leaning against the shed ...