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ANZAC remembrance medal by Dora Ohlfsen, 1919

This is a copper medal featuring on the obverse a fallen soldier surrounded with a laurel wreath being comforted by a female figure who symbolises Australia. It is inscribed: 'DORA OHLFSEN 1918' struck half off the flan (not visible here). The reverse depicts an outline of an armed soldier in profile and is inscribed: 'ANZAC. ...

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Anzac Day promotional film, c1916

This film clip is an early cinema advertisement promoting Anzac Day. Silent black-and-white footage shows men in Australian Army uniforms moving through trenches surrounded by smoke. They carry guns and some of them are wearing gas masks. A title at the end says, 'A nation's manhood straining at its task - of carving ANZAC ...

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Adolf Hitler at the Nuremberg Rally, 1935

This is a black-and-white photograph of Adolf Hitler, German Führer and chancellor, taking the salute at a march-past of SA stormtroopers through the streets of Nuremberg as part of the week-long Nazi Party national congress in September 1935. Hitler is wearing an SA uniform and standing in a touring car. Behind him, a ...

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Movietone Special, 1945: Peace - Australia Celebrates

This black-and-white clip from the newsreel 'Peace: Australia Celebrates' shows spontaneous scenes of jubilation in the centre of Sydney soon after the Japanese surrender was announced on 15 August 1945. It opens with scenes of crowds celebrating in the streets. This is followed by the famous footage of 'the dancing man'. ...

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Federation celebrations - inauguration of a new nation

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources depicts the events in early January 1901 that celebrated the inauguration of Federation in Australia. Using photographs, archival film footage and a learning object, the collection is organised into six categories: the program of Federation celebrations in Sydney; Federation ...

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General Sir John Monash leading the Anzac parade, 1931

This is a black-and-white photograph of General Sir John Monash leading the parade for the 1931 Anzac Day march in Melbourne. He is mounted on a horse and is wearing his army uniform, to which numerous medals are attached. To Monash's right is another mounted soldier wearing the distinctive slouch hat of the Australian ...

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Federation celebrations - opening of the first Parliament of Australia

The opening of the first Australian Parliament and the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in May 1901 were accompanied by widespread celebrations in Melbourne. This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources about the events of that time includes interactive learning objects, contemporary photographs, ...

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Kingsford Smith lands in Brisbane - asset 2

This is a silent black-and-white film clip from a newsreel of Charles Kingsford Smith's arrival at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, after his record-breaking 12-day flight from England in 1930 in the 'Southern Cross Junior' biplane. It shows Kingsford Smith climbing out of the cockpit, surrounded by journalists, smoking a ...

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Procession through Beechworth - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a 1928 silent documentary made by Australasian Films that is probably entitled 'Beechworth, Vic.: town and country scenes'. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'Beechworth extends a welcome, in the main square, to some of the 3,000 visitors'. This is followed by footage of a section of the crowd. ...

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Procession through Beechworth - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a 1928 silent documentary made by Australasian Films that is probably entitled 'Beechworth, Vic.: town and country scenes'. The excerpt shows a street procession that includes decorated cars, a man riding a unicycle, and a man depicting an aviator and aeroplane - he is riding a bicycle that has a ...

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A street procession in Sydney, late 1930s - asset 1

This is an excerpt from home movie footage compiled in the late 1930s by filmmaker, David Waddington, showing a dignitary, probably the Duke of Gloucester, parading in an open carriage. The carriage is followed by a car with an open back in which two men in military uniform are travelling. The vehicles are accompanied by ...

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A street procession in Sydney, late 1930s - asset 2

This is an excerpt from home movie footage taken by David Waddington and compiled in the late 1930s showing a street parade with elaborate floats, probably part of the New South Wales sesquicentenary celebrations of the settlement by Arthur Phillip at Sydney Cove. The excerpt begins by showing a large brass band. This is ...

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Queen Elizabeth II at Mildura, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in Mildura, north-western Victoria, on 25 March 1954. The photo shows some of the estimated 80,000 people who gathered in Mildura and nearby Red Cliffs to greet the Royal couple during their brief visit, part of a hectic two-month ...

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Gundagai welcomes its soldiers home in 1920

This is an excerpt from documentary footage shot in 1920 and introduced by the intertitle: 'Gundagai's Great Welcome Home to Returned Soldiers of Gundagai and Surrounding District.' It shows a welcome home parade passing through Gundagai in New South Wales, led by soldiers on horseback. There are men carrying a large Union ...

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Anzac Day in Gundagai in 1920 - asset 2

This is a short excerpt from a documentary about Gundagai's welcome home for the soldiers of Gundagai and surrounding districts returning from the First World War, filmed on Anzac Day in 1920. The excerpt shows a small crowd who have gathered, possibly at Gundagai's local hospital, to watch or take part in a two-up game.

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Fun at the race course at Gundagai in 1920

This is a short excerpt from a documentary about Gundagai's welcome home for the soldiers of Gundagai and surrounding districts returning from the First World War, filmed on Anzac Day in 1920. It begins with the intertitle 'Fun at the Race Course' followed by a wide panning shot of a crowd of children and adults. The next ...

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Opening of New South Wales State Parliament

This is a black-and-white silent film clip from a newsreel segment screened in 1918 showing the pomp and pageantry associated with the opening of the New South Wales Parliament. The newsreel segment, from a Pathe weekly newsreel, is entitled 'Opening of State Parliament by his Excellency the Governor Sir Gerald Strickland' ...

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The first Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane, 1916

This is a black-and-white photograph of the first Anzac Day march held in Brisbane on 25 April 1916 to mark the first anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand troops on Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. The photograph was taken outside Brisbane's General Post Office in Queen Street. It shows soldiers on horseback ...

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Federation celebrations - asset 4

This is an excerpt from silent black-and-white film footage of the Great Inaugural Procession through the streets of Sydney on 1 January 1901 to mark the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia. The excerpt shows the advance guard of the Procession that is led by a contingent of New South Wales mounted police. They ...

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Children wait for Queen Mother, Canberra, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on 14 February 1958, showing a group of women and children waiting for the arrival of the Queen Mother in Canberra. The children in the front row are in national costumes and are carrying bunches of flowers to present to the Queen Mother. A boy and two of the girls in the front ...