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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 ...

Interactive resource

Direct a taxi: Jakarta 2

Join a taxi service as a controller. Get to know landmarks in Central Jakarta. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays caused by typical traffic problems and cultural events. This learning object is the last in a series of two ...

Interactive resource

Direct a taxi: Kyoto traffic mayhem

Join a taxi service as a controller. Get to know landmarks in central Kyoto. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays caused by typical traffic problems and cultural events. This learning object is the first in a series of two ...

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Direct a taxi: Kyoto traffic jam

Join a taxi service as a controller. Get to know landmarks in central Kyoto. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays caused by typical traffic problems and cultural events. This learning object is the last in a series of two ...

Interactive resource

Direct a taxi: Beijing traffic mayhem

Join a taxi service as a controller. Get to know landmarks in central Beijing. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays caused by typical traffic problems and cultural events. This learning object is the first in a series of two ...

Interactive resource

Direct a taxi: Beijing traffic jam

Join a taxi service as a controller. Get to know landmarks in central Beijing. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays caused by typical traffic problems and cultural events. This learning object is the last in a series of two ...

Interactive resource

New developments [includes spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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New developments [no spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Give me a brake

Investigate braking efficiency of cars and trucks by testing stopping distances under controlled conditions. Test effects of vehicle type, tyres, road surface and weather conditions. Choose driving speed, then apply brakes and compare stopping distances. Estimate distances from target markers. Answer questions about antilock ...

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Direct a taxi: Jakarta, Indonesia

Join a taxi service as a controller. Explore a map to get to know landmarks in Central Jakarta. Check the traffic conditions. Give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays due to heavy traffic and a traffic accident. Find the most direct route to the destination using ...

Interactive resource

Direct a taxi: Jakarta 1

Play the role of controller for a taxi service. Get to know landmarks in central Jakarta. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays due to heavy traffic and cultural events. This learning object is the first in a series of two ...

Interactive resource

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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Eketahuna

This is a photograph of the township of Eketahuna, New Zealand. In the foreground, a new road curves off into the distance and two men stand midway along it. In the background, the tiny township can be seen among the remains of cleared forest. The photograph was taken in about 1877 by James Bragge (c1833-1908) on one of ...

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Motoring in the Blue Mountains, 1930

This is a black-and-white clip from a silent home movie of a car journey in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, west of Sydney in 1930. The car, with a male driver, mature female and two child passengers, is motoring along gravel roads as well as bitumen main roads. Features such as the Grand Canyon, Govett's Leap and ...

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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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A settlement near Coolangatta, 1952

This is a photograph of a beachside settlement, said to be in Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, taken in 1952. A road runs along the edge of the beach and there is a cluster of low-lying houses around the main beach area. There is a prominent building on the beach front, and hills and mountains can be seen in ...

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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.