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Mount Franklin water bottles, 2007

These are three bottles containing 'Mount Franklin' spring water, designed by D3 Design, Paddington, New South Wales, 2003 and made by Coca-Cola Amatil (Australia). The three bottles contain 600 mL, 1 L and 1.5 L of spring water.

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Kriesler 'Playtime' transistor radio, 1960

This is a 1960 Kriesler Playtime portable transistor radio with accessories and original packaging. The radio has a grey-edged plastic frame and a nylon mesh front. A large clear-plastic tuning dial sits on the front right, has a gold-effect central knob and displays state radio frequencies. The radio is displayed on a ...

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Vegemite jar, 1923-28

This is an amber-coloured glass jar, cylindrical in form but slightly tapering from the base to the neck. The jar is both lipped and footed. It is missing the lid and the label. Marks on the underside show 'FRED WALKER and Co. PTY LTD'. The jar measures 7.2 cm height x 4.7 cm diameter.

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Female shoppers browsing at Coles Department Store, 1950-60

This is a black-and-white image depicting several women looking at merchandise displayed for sale at a Coles Department Store. The merchandise includes cookware, clothing, cosmetics and haberdashery. The photograph is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs at Museum Victoria. Its dimensions are: ...

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Ceramic pot, c1880

This is a ceramic pot, inscribed 'HOLLOWAY'S / FAMILY OINTMENT / FOR THE CURE OF / SCROFULOUS AND INDOLENT TUMOURS / INVETERATE ULCERS / ULCERATED SORE LEGS, BURNS, SCALDS, RINGWORM, SORE HANDS / AND ALL CUTANEOUS DISEASES / GOUT AND RHEUMATISM'. The pot measures 49 mm (length) x 49 mm (width) x 39 mm (height).

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Simpson's Gloves labels, c1930-75

These are four Simpson's Gloves product labels. They are made of circular gold-coloured card, with cotton thread tags for attaching to products. The labels are printed with 'Simpson's' in red followed by 'TRADITIONAL QUALITY' in black. Each label has a diameter of 64 mm.

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Brochure - 'Save water around your home and garden', Yarra Valley Water, 2001

This is a folded brochure published by Yarra Valley Water in 2001 and distributed to householders with their water bill. Its front page bears the title 'Save water around your home and garden', accompanied by a red, catalogue-style 'NEW! Water Efficiency Appraisal' banner. This item is part of the Water Smart Home Collection ...

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Water tank, LUMI brand, c2005

This is a blue 'LUMI' brand water tank, manufactured by Full Tank. Its capacity is 300 litres and its components include casing, lights and taps. It is part of the Water Smart Home Collection at Museum Victoria, and is 6740 mm wide, 11630 mm high and 610 mm in diameter.

Teacher resource

Primary Connections: Package it better

This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of packaging materials and relevant shapes to provide strength of packaging using a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. It links science and technology through a design and test scenario based on developing a package that will safely deliver ...

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Using 'Vending machines' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage showing how a teacher integrates the interactive digital curriculum resource L544 'Vending machines: drinks' during a year 8 Japanese lesson in which students learn vocabulary related to types of drinks and how to ask for them. It describes and provides access to the interactive ...

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Picking oranges

This is an excerpt from a government-produced documentary about the orange industry made in 1937 by the Cinema Branch of the Department of Commerce. It shows a group of Australian orange pickers demonstrating the care needed in picking and packing the fruit - a point that is emphasised in the soundtrack.

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Diagram of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This is a schematic cross-section diagram, drawn in 1953, of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It shows the two main sections of the Scheme: the Tumut and the Snowy-Murray Developments. The diagram outlines the two transmountain tunnel systems that divert water from the Snowy River and its tributary, the Eucumbene ...

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Italian-Australian winemaker, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph of prize-winning Perth winemaker Antonio Paolo (Paul) Conti, an Italian-Australian, at work in the family winery at Woodvale in Western Australia in 1984. Paul is standing at the top of a ladder against one of a row of wine barrels. He is holding a wine glass and observing the contents ...

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A 1928 electric stove

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Hotpoint electric stove in a Canberra kitchen. The hotplates are beside the oven, with a storage cupboard and drawers below. Cooking utensils are on the hotplates. A clock is on top of the oven and some built-in cupboards can be seen beside the stove.

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Processing sultanas for packing, 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph of 17 women working at four conveyor belts in a packing shed during the 1920s. Wearing white uniforms, aprons and caps, the women are picking out damaged or discoloured fruit as it passes by on the belts, while two male supervisors look on. Machinery operating the conveyor belts can ...

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Trades Hall relief for families in poverty, c1917 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a segment in the silent black-and-white newsreel Australasian Gazette. The segment is entitled 'MELBOURNE / Distributing relief to women / and children and / unemployed at the / Trades Hall, Melbourne' and this excerpt contains four sequences. First, a group of people, mainly men, climb stairs to ...

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Thursday Plantation tea-tree oil products

This is a range of Thursday Plantation tea-tree oil products: shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and soap. The packaging of each product is in white, lemon yellow and dark blue, and displays the Thursday Plantation logo, which depicts a tea-tree.

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'A shining example', 1920 - asset 8

This is an excerpt from the end of a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example.' A silverware salesman and two customers visiting a factory look on as a man buffs a silverplated teapot using a rotary wheel. Other silverware produced at the factory can be seen. ...

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Sugar production, c1962 - asset 5

This is a clip taken from silent colour film footage, shot in about 1962, illustrating aspects of sugar production in the Maryborough district of south-east Queensland. A sequence of medium and close-up shots shows three men working in a section of the Maryborough Sugar Factory. Hessian bags are being filled with raw sugar ...

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A Day in a Biscuit Factory, 1932: 'Served by discerning hostesses'

This clip shows a range of manufacturing activities taking place at the Swallow and Ariell biscuit factory in Melbourne in 1932. Almost all the scenes in the clip depict female workers engaged in the production or decoration of biscuits, cakes or other 'dainty confectionary'. The tasks include operating light machinery, ...