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Gus Nossal speaks on being a research scientist, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of one of Australia's best known research scientists and immunologists, Sir Gustav Nossal, outlining his views on medical research. He discusses the qualities necessary for a person to be a successful scientific researcher and talks about the nature and future of science research, suggesting ...

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Shane Gould talks on a sports champion's qualities, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the former champion Australian swimmer Shane Gould talking about what is required to be a champion sportsperson. Gould suggests a high degree of all-round activity is needed at a young age to produce good physical development prior to specialisation in a particular sport. She says that ...

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Murray Rose commemorative pins, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a collection of five limited-edition pins that commemorate the Australian swimming champion Murray Rose. The pins are set on black satin in a hinged, grey metal case. On the inside of the lid are the words 'MURRAY ROSE - Australian Olympic Legend', a black-and-white photograph of Rose holding an Olympic medal, Rose's ...

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Coin and pin sets, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

These are four souvenir coin and pin sets, each comprising a bronze coin and an enamel pin fixed to a coloured display card. Each coin depicts a polished image of one of the Olympic sports of cycling, basketball, softball and athletics set against a frosted background. Both the coin and pin in each set feature the same ...

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Lapel badge for NSW Federation referendum, 1899

This is a colour image showing two sides of a badge to wear on a coat or jacket lapel, produced prior to a referendum in New South Wales in 1899. It urges NSW voters to approve a bill (proposed legislation) that would allow their colony to join with other colonies in founding the Commonwealth of Australia. One side of the ...

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The Hayseeds, 1933: 'What makes Australians tough'

This clip shows a film dialogue between Dad Hayseed (Cecil Kellaway) and Sydney lawyer Mr Townleigh (Kenneth Brampton) about 'trouble' and its effect on the Australian character. The clip opens with Mary Townleigh being cared for by the Hayseed family, then cuts to the porch where Dad Hayseed takes Mr Townleigh's wish not ...