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Wagon loaded with wheat, 1880-1900

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, attributed to George Bell and produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows a horsedrawn wagon at Narromine railway station, fully loaded with bags of wheat. The cart is harnessed to ten horses. Two men face each other ...


Katoomba Railway Station, c1892-1917

This black-and-white photograph shows Katoomba Railway Station in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It has been taken from the eastern end of the station, looking west. Both of the buildings pictured are constructed of wood and feature a gabled roof. The larger building has four chimneys and gaslights hanging from ...


Redfern Railway Station, 1884-1906

This photographic negative shows the activities of the Redfern Railway Station in about 1884-1906. There are horsedrawn vehicles, a tram, pedestrians, the power and light sources of the time, and the urban environment around the station. The image was taken by Sydney company Kerry and Co, and the caption, studio mark and ...


Meccano toy signal cabin, 1949-55

This is a 'Hornby No 2 signal cabin' toy manufactured from metal by Meccano in England at some stage between 1949 and 1955. The toy is a two-storey tin-plate building. It has been tin-printed with curved windows and a door set in brickwork on the ground floor. A fitted set of stairs leads to an upstairs floor, which has ...


A Thriving And Prosperous Suburb - Bird's Eye View of Footscray, c1911: The railway station

This black-and-white silent clip from a documentary filmed around 1911 shows crowds of travellers leaving and entering Footscray Railway Station in Melbourne. The footage is shot by a stationery camera positioned alongside a confectionery store and facing the station footbridge. Long unbroken panning shots show children ...


Progress of Sydney in 1930

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white documentary of 1930 entitled 'The progress of Sydney'. The excerpt is introduced by the intertitle 'From Bush and Scrubland to the Fourth City in the British Empire within a period of 140 years … Is not this a record of progress?' This is followed by a scene showing commuters ...


City railway terminus, Melbourne, 1854

This is a black-and-white lithograph measuring 12.5 cm x 20 cm, depicting the city terminus of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company in Melbourne in 1854. An early type of steam locomotive is shown approaching a platform where passengers and freight are waiting. The drawing was made by Samuel Thomas Gill and his ...


Leura Railway Station, Blue Mountains, 1902-17

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows Leura Railway Station in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, from the eastern end, looking west along the platform. The brick station building has a hipped roof that extends ...


First train to Coolgardie, 1896

This is a black-and-white photograph, measuring 13 cm x 20 cm, taken at Hines Hill Railway Station, about 20 km west of Merredin in Western Australia. It shows a steam-driven train from Perth, on its way to the eastern gold fields in 1896, and the driver, guard and several passengers. The engine has a fender on the front ...


Adelaide Railway Station, c1912

This is a black-and-white photograph of a scene at the Adelaide Railway Station in about 1912. A steam train is approaching a platform on which several people are standing, apparently waiting for the train. They are in silhouette, as is a tall gas lamp behind them. On the other side of two lines of 'broad gauge' track is ...