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Beach at Surfers Paradise, 1959

This is a black-and-white photograph of a beach at Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Taken in 1959, it shows people relaxing on a beach with some watching a surf lifesaving boat being launched. About two dozen swimmers can be seen swimming in a group in the background.


St Ignatius Regatta, Sydney, 1885-1917

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 at least 18 rowboats on the Lane Cove River. The boats do not appear to be racing and are occupied by a mixture of school students, men and women. There are steamboats in ...


'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 1

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your House and Mine'. Set to jaunty music, and without dialogue, it initially shows people buying battered hotdogs on sticks from a converted bus, on which is a sign 'PLUTOPUPS The HOTDOG ON A STICK 1/- [shilling]'. Other signs ...


Flooding in Brisbane, 1893 - asset 2

This black-and-white photograph of disastrous floods in 1893 shows an inundated section of the Brisbane central business district. The photograph provides a view from Adelaide Street towards the Brisbane River - past a group of men, women and children and a saddled horse at the water's edge, and down Creek Street with its ...