Search results

Refine results by

Year level
Resource type
Learning area

Refine by topic

Main topic Specific topic Related topic
Listed under:  Economics and business  >  Economy  >  Markets  >  International trade  >  Protectionism
StillImage

White Australia Policy badge, c1920

This is a circular copper-nickel and aluminium fob badge made around 1920. The words 'WHITE / AUSTRALIA' run across a central cut-out map of Australia, which is made of silvered (white) wash on aluminium. The circular brass border bears the words 'AUSTRALIA FOR THE AUSTRALIANS'. There is suspension loop at top. The badge ...

StillImage

White Australia medal, c1910

This medal promotes the idea that it is desirable for Australia to have a white-only population. It comprises an aluminium map of Australia inside a brass circle. One side is inscribed: 'AUSTRALIA FOR THE AUSTRALIANS' around the rim and 'WHITE AUSTRALIA' inside the map. The other side, which is cracked, is inscribed 'POPULATION ...

StillImage

People's Liberal Party 'White Australia' badge, 1911-20

This badge promotes the idea that it is desirable for Australia to have a white-only population. It is circular, 27 mm in diameter, and has 'PEOPLE'S LIBERAL PARTY' inscribed around the rim. In the centre there is a white map of Australia, inscribed 'FOR AUSTRALIA'. The badge is constructed of blue and white enamel on metal, ...

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Richard O'Connor

Investigate Richard O'Connor's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of O'Connor: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: David Syme

Investigate newspaper editor and proprietor David Syme's role in Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Syme: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: George Turner

Investigate the Victorian premier and Commonwealth treasurer George Turner's role in Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Turner: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: ...

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: John Watson

Investigate the role of the first Labor prime minister, John (Chris) Watson, in the events leading up to, and following, Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Watson: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a ...

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Bernhard Wise

Investigate the role played by Bernhard Wise in the events leading up to, and following, Federation in Australia. Examine two different types of biographies of Wise: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in ...

Interactive resource

Discovering democracy: views from the colonies

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the controversies that the colonies needed to deal with before they could agree on a federated Australia. Investigate the library to find out more about the different views about trade, immigration, transport, defence and rivers. Examine the rivalries among the colonies ...

Image

'Banish the budget blues' sheet music cover, 1930

This is the front cover of the song sheet for 'Banish the budget blues' by Jack Lumsdaine, printed in blue, red and pink and priced at 2 two shillings. An article from The Daily Guardian is used as an image. The headlines are partly obscured, but relate to taxation issues. They are: 'Tariff is more than ...', 'Huge increases ...

Video

'A shining example', 1920 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from a 1920 black-and-white silent 'documentary' made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example'. The excerpt opens with scenes of a man and his sister examining a silver teapot in a shop. The man is shown turning the teapot over and looking underneath while talking to the salesman. ...

Video

'A shining example', 1920 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example.' The opening scene shows a man and his sister standing in front of a glass-topped counter in a shop examining a silver teapot and in conversation with the salesman. An intertitle of the man's ...

Video

'A shining example', 1920 - asset 3

This is a clip from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example.' The excerpt opens with a salesman and a female customer in conversation, probably about an article on a glass-topped counter. This scene is followed by a shot of the woman's brother speaking into ...

Video

'A shining example', 1920 - asset 4

This is an excerpt from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example.' The excerpt begins with a silverware salesman and two customers visiting a factory that produces electroplated silverware. They are greeted at the front door of a brick building, with all three ...

Video

'A shining example', 1920 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films Pty Ltd titled 'A shining example.' It begins with an intertitle that reads 'Remarkable mechanical advances in the manufacture of Electro-Plated Silverware enable the body of the teapot to be accurately shaped by a 10 ...

Video

'A shining example', 1920 - asset 6

This is a clip from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example.' It begins with an intertitle that reads 'Now thoroughly cleaned, the teapot receives its first coat of pure silver by being dipped in a "Striking Bath" containing liquid silver.' A worker wearing ...

Image

Charles Kingston introducing the first Australian Government tariff, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of Charles Kingston (standing centre left), the first federal minister for trade and customs in the first Australian Parliament, introducing the first Australian Government Customs Tariff Bill in October 1901. Seated opposite him is the leader of the opposition, George Reid. This posed ...

Image

Anti-Chinese immigration cartoon, 1888 - item 3

This sepia cartoon with a caption shows a young man labelled 'YOUNG AUSTRALIA' barring a gate through which Chinese immigrants are attempting to enter. A sign reading 'PLAGUE SHIP' can be seen behind the Chinese people. An old man, 'Old Australia', stands with his hand on the young man's shoulder. In the foreground is a ...

Image

Henry Parkes restricting Chinese immigration, 1888

This sepia cartoon depicts New South Wales colonial premier Henry Parkes adding a plank labelled 'CHINESE RESTRICTIONS' to a barricade that is holding back a crowd of Chinese men. There are ships docked in the distance. Next to Parkes stands the figure of Justice, who has raised her blindfold of impartiality; her scales ...