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City of Melbourne coat of arms medallion from the Eastern Market, 1879

This is a cast-iron medallion of the coat of arms or emblem of the City of Melbourne. This medallion came from the council's Eastern Market, which was opened at the corner of Bourke and Exhibition streets in December 1879. The coat of arms medallion was repeated in the spandrel panels of the cast-iron columns of the market ...


Queen Victoria diamond jubilee medal issued by the Shire of Traralgon, 1897

This is a gilt medal issued by the Shire of Traralgon to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. The obverse features busts of a young and old Queen Victoria, and is inscribed: 'QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN / 1837 TO 1897'. The reverse has an image of the Traralgon Shire Hall with the inscription: 'SHIRE ...


Certificate presented by the Borough of Wangaratta, 1901

This is a coloured certificate that was produced by the Borough of Wangaratta. It features two female figures: Australia on the left facing Britannia on the right. There are black-and-white images of Queen Victoria and Wangaratta State School. Printed on the certificate is the following: 'AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH / ADVANCE ...


Truck presented to Salvation Army, outside Brunswick Town Hall, c1942

This is a sepia photograph showing a Salvation Army Chevrolet truck with loudspeaker, presented by the City of Brunswick Patriotic Fund to the Salvation Army in about 1942. A man in Salvation Army uniform and a man in a suit stand in front of the truck. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.


Notice of resolution against 'Indian' hawkers at Avon Shire, 1893

This is a printed notice of a resolution dated 9 February 1893 protesting against the issuing of hawkers' licences to 'Syrians, Afghans, Hindoos and other colored races'. The notice is from Avon Shire Council in Stratford, Victoria, and the Council asks for approval and support from the mayor and councillors of Northcote. ...

Teacher resource

Local government: town hall detective - teacher resource

This is an information sheet for teachers about the importance of town halls. It has three main elements: the first identifies what town halls were and are used for; the second gives some historical background for the town halls in five state capitals; and the third suggests that students become heritage detectives. This ...

Interactive Resource

Making a difference

This resource consists of four case studies which explore stories that illustrate issues of civics and citizenship at local, state, federal government and international levels. Students learn about active citizenship and plan their own, while covering content such as the Freedom Rides, Franklin Dam, Mabo, Wik and human rights.

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: Sustainability

This interactive lesson teaches students about the impact of egg farming on the environment and how farmers are working to create sustainable farming practices to lessen the impact, including reusing and recycling where possible and appropriately managing waste and the potential for disease. Students also investigate how ...

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: Customer choices

This interactive lesson introduces students to the three main types of commercial egg farming systems used in Australia. Students will learn about the challenges surrounding supply and demand in the egg industry and the importance of understanding consumer choices. Students will also investigate the farming systems of other ...