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Interior of milk bar, Middle Brighton, 1968

This is a black-and-white image depicting a male company representative in a milk bar in Middle Brighton, presenting a man and two children with the keys to a Honda 50 motor cycle. They have just won it as part of a competition called the Sun 'n Fun Game associated with Sun Valley and Twisties products. This is made clear ...

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Rock band launching opening of Amoco service station, 1970

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting a small crowd of teenagers and children watching a rock band perform at the opening of an Amoco service station. The band has five members and is performing on a temporary stage on which the name of radio station 3AK is clearly emblazoned. A sign 'AMOCO' is visible ...

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Garage beat: media release

Find out the background of a garage band. Build a media release to promote the band. Use a model structure and sample text to build publicity material. Include opinion adjectives such as 'fantastic' and 'valuable'. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Teacher resource

Life in the Great Depression - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses film and firsthand accounts of the Great Depression to help students empathise with people who lived through this difficult period. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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1918 film of Burke and Wills - asset 1

This is a photograph taken in 1917 during the filming of the Australian silent film 'A romance of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860', which was released in 1918. The photograph shows two women in costume on a lowered camel, flanked by two men.

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1918 film of Burke and Wills - asset 2

This is an image from the 1918 Australian silent film 'A romance of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860'. It shows three male characters walking through the scrubby desert.

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Splendid fellows

This is a photograph taken during the filming of the 1934 Australian movie 'Splendid fellows'. The photograph shows four members of the cast: from left, Frank Bradley (playing Jim McBride); Eric Coleman (playing the Reverend Arthur Stanhope); Frank Leighton (playing the Honourable Hubert Montmorency Ralston) and Leo Franklin ...

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A beach rescue in 'Sunshine Sally'

This is a frame blow-up from the 1922 silent era film 'Sunshine Sally'. It shows a beach scene with surf lifesavers rescuing Sally from the surf at Coogee Beach in Sydney, New South Wales, using the reel and line method.

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Vietnamese tram workers, 1979

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on 17 July 1979 at the Kew depot of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB), showing five MMTB employees who are posing for a photograph to accompany a magazine article. The man holding the rope leading to a trolley pole on the roof of the tram is Mr Vin Hurley, a ...

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A sustenance project camp in the forest, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken by C R Gotts most probably in the 1930s, showing a makeshift tent camp in a cleared forest near Melbourne. The camp was built to accommodate men employed by the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works in sustenance work during the Great Depression. The photograph measures 13.4 cm ...

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Sustenance workers at bridge construction site, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph taken by C R Gotts most probably in the 1930s, showing a group of workers standing on the bridge they are building as part of a sustenance project for the unemployed during the Great Depression in Australia. The photograph measures 13.4 cm x 20.6 cm.

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Lottie Lyell and Albert Tauchet in 'The sentimental bloke', 1919

This is a black-and-white photograph taken from a frame of the Australian silent film, 'The sentimental bloke', made in 1919 and directed by Raymond Longford (1878-1959). Bill, the Bloke (Arthur Tauchet), leans over Doreen (Lottie Lyell) who is lying on a double bed in the foreground. Bill is in his shirtsleeves and looks ...

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Lottie Lyell in 'The sentimental bloke', 1919

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in 1919, depicting Lottie Lyell (1890-1925), the female star of the silent film, 'The sentimental bloke'. The head-and-shoulders photograph is framed by a romantic border of flowers. A heart, pierced by an arrow, adorns each top corner. Across the bottom, on either side of a map ...

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'Migration in action' pamphlet, 1950s

This is a 12-page pamphlet, measuring 22.8 cm x 17.6 cm, produced by the Australian Government's Department of Information for the Department of Immigration in the early 1950s. In addition to the title, the cover features four horizontal rows of photographs. The first row depicts a family waving goodbye, the second immigrants ...

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New swimsuit styles, 1939 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from the beginning of a newsreel item advertising swimwear fashions for the 1939-40 summer season available at Sydney retail store, David Jones. The item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel released for exhibition on 30 June 1939. It begins with a title screen: ...

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New swimsuit styles, 1939 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from the middle of a newsreel item advertising swimwear fashions for the 1939-40 summer season available at the Sydney retail store, David Jones. The item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel released for exhibition on 30 June 1939. This clip shows a sequence ...

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Giant termite mounds in Kakadu National Park, 1989

This is a colour photograph of giant termite mounds or towers in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. It was taken during the filming of the documentary 'Kakadu Man’ in 1989.

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Waterlilies in Kakadu National Park, 1989

This is a colour photograph of a lake filled with waterlilies with paperbark trees in the background. It was taken in 1989 in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, during the shoot of the documentary 'Kakadu Man’.

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'Beyond the Pack Ice', 1968 - item 1

This is a colour photograph of sea ice floating in the Southern Ocean with the Antarctic continent in the background. It was taken during the shoot of the short documentary, 'Beyond the Pack Ice' in 1968.

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Sunset photograph from 'The Edge of the World', 1997

This is a colour photograph of a sunset in the remote northern coastal region of Western Australia.