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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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'For the term of his natural life', 1927 - asset 1

This is a still image from the 1927 silent era film 'For the term of his natural life' based on the epic novel by Marcus Clarke, which describes the fate of English aristocrat Rufus Dawes who is wrongfully convicted of murder and transported to Van Dieman's Land (now called Tasmania). This image depicts the deathbed scene ...

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Walking in the Blue Mountains, 1927

This is a black-and-white silent film clip of men and women walking on a path down an escarpment past the Bridal Veil waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the 1920s. This excerpt comes from the 1927 documentary, 'Blue Mountains', made by the Cinema and Photographic Branch of the Commonwealth Public Service.

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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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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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Filming Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park, 1989

This is a colour photograph of two members of a film crew filming Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. The photograph was taken in 1989 during the shoot of the documentary 'Kakadu Man'.

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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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Gorge and waterfall in Kakadu National Park, 1989

This is a colour photograph of a large gorge with a waterfall taken in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, in 1989 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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Remote cove in the Kimberley region, 1997

This is a colour photograph of a remote cove on the northern coast of Western Australia, showing a beach bordered by large rocks and low scrubby hills. It was taken during the shoot of 'The Edge of the World', produced in 1997 about the work of Australian novelist Tim Winton, and the things that have influenced him.

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Tim Winton on location, 1997 - item 2

This is a colour photograph of author Tim Winton standing beside a four-wheel drive vehicle beneath a wide expanse of blue sky with cumulus clouds in the remote northern coastal region of Western Australia. The photograph was taken in 1997 during the shoot of the documentary 'The Edge of the World'.

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Sharks off the Kimberley coast, 1997

This is a colour photograph showing, in the foreground, two sharks swimming along the shoreline of a remote cove on the northern coast of Western Australia. In the middle ground are two dinghies. In the background are the sandy beaches and the eroded rocks of the cove.

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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.

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Interviewing Amanda Vanstone, 1994

This is a colour photograph, taken in 1994, of an interview with Liberal Party Senator Amanda Vanstone. The photograph shows the Senator seated in a chair facing the interviewer, director Anna Grieve. The cinematographer Jenni Meaney and sound recordist Paul Finlayson, also seen in the photograph, are filming the interview ...

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Filming 'Where Dead Men Lie', 1972

This is a colour photograph of members of a film crew on location in the outback filming a short drama entitled 'Where Dead Men Lie'. An umbrella and towel shade the camera while the director positions the two actors on horseback in preparation for the next shot. The sound recordist stands on the left while another crew ...

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'Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef', 2002 - item 1

This is a colour underwater photograph of a crown-of-thorns starfish on a coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef off northern Queensland. The photograph was taken in 2002 during the shooting of the documentary film 'Muddy Waters - Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef'.