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Office workers in Daniel Harvey Ltd factory, c1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of two office staff at Daniel Harvey Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturers.

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Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, 1969

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative looking south-west across the Melbourne skyline. The long building in the centre is the Southern Cross Hotel. Moving to its left, the tall buildings are the Gas and Fuel building and the CRA Building. In the centre background is Park Towers, a high-rise public housing ...

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First birthday celebration for Emily Mierisch, 1978

This is a photograph showing Emily Mierisch's first birthday party at the family home in Fitzroy. It is taken from the lounge room, looking into the kitchen. Emily is being held by her mother Christine, with her father Robert standing next to them. There is an orchid in full bloom behind them. Family members are in the ...

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Extended Bunting family Christmas dinner, 1983

This is a photograph showing the extended Bunting family sitting down for Christmas dinner in Dandenong North in 1983. This image was collected as part of the 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album' project in 2006. It is a digital scan of the original colour photograph.

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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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Madge Colegrave doing the dishes, Ferntree Gully, 1973

This colour photograph features Madge Colegrave doing the dishes at the kitchen sink in a relative's home at Ferntree Gully in 1973. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Vicki Colegrave cooking in newly renovated kitchen, Ferntree Gully, 1973

This black-and-white photograph features Vicki Colegrave cooking at the stove of her newly renovated kitchen in Ferntree Gully in 1973. The photograph was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Spinifex research

What does spinifex grass contain that might prove useful in modern buildings? Watch this clip and discover how Aboriginal knowledge, combined with Western science, is unlocking the potential of spinifex. Find out about this natural resource and how it could become a new, sustainable material for the building industry.

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Cooking food in the past and present

How might your family cook without electricity or gas? See what some kitchens of people from long ago looked like. Discover ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people cook some food.

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Changing technology in the kitchen

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on changes in technology in the kitchen since the 1880s. The collection is organised into three categories - preparing food and drink; washing up; and keeping food cool. It includes a painting, photographs, brochures, two clips from advertisements shown at ...

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Department of Commerce poster, 1942

This is a black-and-white poster from the Second World War encouraging readers to serve Australian lamb, bacon, apples and pears, dairy produce and wine at their dinner tables to support the war effort. The poster was issued by the Department of Commerce, and produced by the Commonwealth Advertising Division in 1942. The ...

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Computer in a government office, 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph of 1965 showing an early computer used in Australia by the Australian Government Bureau of Census and Statistics. The photo shows three workers, the operator's desk and a bank of reel-to-reel tapes against the wall.

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Computer used for 1966 Australian Census, 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph showing an early computer used in Australia for compiling the results of the 1966 Census. Taken in 1965, the photo shows two workers, the operator's desk and a bank of reel-to-reel tapes against the wall.

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Receptionist at work, 1982

This is a colour photograph of a female receptionist sitting in front of an electric typewriter and talking on a telephone in 1982.

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A 1928 electric stove

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Hotpoint electric stove in a Canberra kitchen. The hotplates are beside the oven, with a storage cupboard and drawers below. Cooking utensils are on the hotplates. A clock is on top of the oven and some built-in cupboards can be seen beside the stove.

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John Curtin's family home in Cottesloe, 1943 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1943 of the front room of Prime Minister John Curtin's family home at 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

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A woman in her all-electric kitchen, Kiewa, 1945

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1945 of a woman in her all-electric kitchen. The woman was the wife of a Victorian State Electricity Commission (SEC) employee who was working on the Kiewa Hydro-electric Scheme in north-eastern Victoria.

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Comptometers at Acton Offices, Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph, by William James Mildenhall, of female employees of the Federal Capital Commission in Acton Offices, Canberra, in September 1926. Five women are pictured in crowded conditions, working on comptometers. Each woman sits at a desk in front of a comptometer. The woman in the foreground ...

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John Curtin meets the Canberra Press Gallery, 1945

This is a black-and-white photograph of Prime Minister John Curtin (seated) in his office at Parliament House, Canberra, meeting with members of the Canberra Press Gallery (which was known as 'The Circus') in 1945.

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Preparing dinner at a cattle station, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph of three women preparing a meal inside a 1950s rural kitchen. The image is titled, 'Preparing dinner in the kitchen of 'Mayfield', 160,000 acre sheep and cattle property in western Queensland'. The women are serving food and hot drinks on a central kitchen table.