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Austral Laboratory building at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, late 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph with sepia toning of the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, taken around the late 1920s. It features the Austral Laboratory building, built in 1886, which curves around Southampton Crescent on the Kodak factory site. A car and two trucks, with their drivers standing beside them, ...

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Intersection of Bridge Rd and Burnley St, Richmond, c1955

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a view of Bridge Road, Richmond, looking west from its intersection with Burnley Street in about 1955. A street fire alarm sits in the foreground near a street-sign pole. Further back is a cast-iron postbox next to an electricity cabinet for the control ...

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Arthur Brown with grocery delivery truck, Glenroy, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Arthur Brown, aged 21, wearing a suit and leather moneybag, standing at the driver's door of a Morris grocery delivery truck in October 1958. The words 'Carter Bros' (or possibly 'Brothers') are written above the windscreen. At the time the road in Prospect Street, Glenroy, where ...

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Discovering democracy: rules and laws

Find out why societies need laws by interacting with a slideshow of images and text presenting the development of road rules. Complete a related task.

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Warrnambool fire brigade

This is an excerpt from an Australian silent documentary made in 1927 entitled 'Warrnambool, the ideal city'. This excerpt shows people walking and motoring along Liebig Street and a fire brigade demonstrating its firefighting equipment and team in Warrnambool, Victoria.

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Broome's main street

This is an excerpt from a 1926 silent documentary about Broome in Western Australia that was made by the Australian Government's Cinema and Photographic Branch. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'The main street of Broome' and goes on to show a car driving down Broome's main street - a dirt road flanked by trees and ...

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Adelaide streets - asset 1

This is an excerpt from 'Adelaide', a 1928 silent documentary made by the Australian Development and Migration Commission. The excerpt opens with the intertitle 'A city that has been built true to the brave plans of its wise founders' and shows people, vehicles and buildings in three streets in Adelaide's city centre.

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Adelaide streets - asset 2

This is an excerpt from 'Adelaide', a 1928 silent documentary made by the Australian Development and Migration Commission. It shows public buildings, pedestrians and cars on a tree-lined avenue in Adelaide.

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Repairing a truck on the Nullarbor in 1915

This is a 1915 black-and-white photograph showing a man and a woman working to repair a truck while another man looks on. The whole rear axle and wheels have been removed from the vehicle and spare tyres lie on the ground. The photograph was taken somewhere on the Nullarbor, along the route of the Trans-Australian Railway ...

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Melbourne street scene in 1921

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent documentary filmed in Collins Street, in Melbourne, in 1921. The first scene shows two men driving an open car. They are following a cameraman in an unseen vehicle and large clouds of exhaust emissions are visible. The next six scenes focus upon crowds moving along a Melbourne ...

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Children on a horse-drawn coach in the 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph of children travelling from Cotter to Narrabundah School in Canberra on a horse-drawn, canvas-covered coach in the early to mid-1920s. Five children and the driver, William Blewitt, are sitting on the coach's bench seat and Constable Phillip Cook is standing on the unsealed road beside ...

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A Geelong street in 1929

This is a silent black-and-white film clip introduced by the intertitle 'Activity characterises its everyday life.' showing a distance shot looking up a main street in Geelong in 1929 with cars, trams, bicycles and pedestrians, followed by a medium-distance shot across the road from shopfronts, with police directing traffic ...

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Road building, Canberra, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph taken looking south along Mort Street, Braddon, a suburb of Canberra, in 1927. The surface of the road is being 'macadamised'. In the centre of the photo, steam can be seen rising from a steam roller, and in the background behind it can be seen the Civic Centre. On the left-hand side ...

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The Warringah Expressway in 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Warringah Expressway, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay in 1968. The photograph is taken from the Expressway on Sydney Harbour's north shore.

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Aluminium ingots, 1970

This is a colour photograph, taken in 1970, of a worker using a front-end loader to stack aluminium ingots.

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Melbourne street decorations, 1901

This is a black-and-white print from a 16.6 cm x 12.1 cm half-plate glass negative showing an arch across Bourke Street, Melbourne, erected to welcome the future King George V and Queen Mary to Australia in May 1901, and to celebrate Federation and the opening of the first Australian Parliament. Flags fly from the turreted ...

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Wool Arch during the Federation celebrations in Sydney, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Wool Arch, one of many temporary arches erected in Sydney in 1901 as part of the Federation celebrations. A statue of a ram and a ewe stands directly over the opening, above the sign 'WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE'. At the top of the structure is a large model of a ...

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Federation decorations in Sydney, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph looking down a stretch of Pitt Street in Sydney at the time of the celebrations to mark Australian Federation in 1901. There are many horsedrawn vehicles, mostly four-wheeled buggies with roofs. Multistorey buildings on both sides of the street are decorated with bunting and many US ...

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Melbourne Arch, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Melbourne Arch across Park Street in Sydney, erected for the Federation celebrations in January 1901. It bears the words: 'MELBOURNE REJOICES IN THE COMMONWEALTH' and is decorated with leaves and floral bunting. On top are the flags of Victoria, New South Wales, Ireland and Scotland. ...

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Searching for the Kookaburra

This sepia photograph, taken in June 1929 somewhere on the Overland Telegraph Track north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, shows an early model Thornycroft four-wheel-drive (4WD) six-wheeled vehicle returning from a search and recovery mission from the crash site of the plane Kookaburra. This vehicle has an enclosed ...