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Ivan Kucan and friend building friend's home, 1951

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, right, and an unknown friend working to build the friend's house in Newport, Victoria.

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Boys in front of Nissen huts at Nunawading Migrant Hostel, 1958-59

This is a black-and-white photograph showing teenager Michael Clarke and a friend leaning against a tree in front of Nissen huts at the Nunawading Migrant Hostel.

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Ivan Kucan and friends eating ice-cream at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, third from left, and five other men at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre. Three of the group are eating ice-cream. The men are probably resting during a work project.

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Diaz family at Midway Migrant Hostel, 1974

This is a colour photograph showing Alicia, Pablo and Eduardo Diaz in a living room at the Midway Migrant Hostel in Maribyrnong, Victoria.

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Doris Atkinson and children sitting on a bench in Middle Park, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Doris Atkinson with her children Joan and Geoffrey, newly arrived British immigrants, on a public bench situated near a street corner in Middle Park, Victoria. In the background is a row of brick town houses with a dairy truck parked in front.

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Mess hall, Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a group of about 40 men seated at long tables in the mess hall at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.

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Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters outside their home in Newport, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Anna and Ivan Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in front of their weatherboard house in Newport, Victoria.

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Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters on Ukrainian Christmas Day, Newport, c1957

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in the backyard of their family home in Newport, Victoria. This photograph was taken on Ukrainian Christmas Day, which is in January.

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Todorce Spasevski preparing to emigrate from Macedonia to Australia, 1964

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Todorce Spasevski walking off a ship's gangplank to a pier in Macedonia. According to his family, Spasevski was getting ready to board the ship that would take him from Macedonia to Melbourne, Australia.

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Michele Dominiewski and neighbour Wally Gilinski playing with toy car, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Michele Dominiewski, aged 2 years and 9 months, playing outside with her friend and neighbour Wally Gilinski in Glenroy, a suburb of Melbourne. Michele is seated on the bonnet of a peddle car and Wally is in the driver's seat.

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Homecoming for Les Bonney after the First World War, Brunswick, 1919

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a serviceman, Les Bonney, with a group of men and women and one young girl outside a house in Brunswick, an inner suburb of Melbourne. Hanging off the verandah of the house are the flags of Australia and Great Britain and other smaller flags. Two signs say 'WELCOME HOME'.

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Crowd at Returned Services League picnic, c1948

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a Returned and Services League (RSL) sports day and picnic at Silvan Reservoir, in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne, in 1948 or 1949. A group of men, women and children sit, stand or crouch in long grass in front of a wire mesh fence. Most are chatting and eating. ...

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Girl putting firewood in a toy pram, 1946

This is a black-and-white photograph of a young girl, Faye Irvine, helping out in the backyard of her home in the Melbourne suburb of East Preston in 1946. She is smiling and holding a log of firewood that she is about to place into a pram. She wears overalls and her hair is wrapped up in a scarf.

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My Place - Episode 10: 1918: Bertie, On 'tick'

Bertie is trying to pay off the last shilling owing on his present for his brother Eddie who is returning home after serving in the First World War. Mr Watson, the store owner, will not advance him a loan. Bertie goes to the repatriation hospital to bring his mother (a nurse) fresh goat's milk, and shares jokes with his ...

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Response of a Belgian town to the deaths of a Lancaster bomber crew, 1942-48

This is a telegraph form used to advise of the death of Sergeant Cyril John Stallard, one of three Australians killed in a bomber crash in Belgium in July 1942. It links to an online showcase called 'Find of the Month' via an educational resource page in the National Archives of Australia Virtual Reading Room (VRROOM). ...

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Talkback Classroom, 2007: repatriation of Aboriginal remains

In this clip Franchesca Cubillo (senior curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) and George Taylor (National Museum of Australia, Repatriation Centre) talk to secondary students about the repatriation of Aboriginal ancestral remains from museums to their people. Cubillo says that the Australian Government ...

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Coming home: an investigation of the Armistice and repatriation

This online text (with downloadable PDF option) provides a series of investigations examining the impact of the war on those who served and those who welcomed them home. The online resource includes teaching activities that encourage students to investigate the roles the Repatriation Commission and the Soldier Settlement ...