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A Big Country - On the Hook, 1976: The hungry mile

This clip shows scenes of the working conditions of the waterside workers in the 1970s, comparing them with scenes from a film illustrating the working conditions of the waterside workers in the 1930s. It opens with scenes of workers on the wharves in the 1970s followed by dramatised black-and-white footage from the Waterside ...

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A Big Country - On the Hook, 1976: ‘They look after you down here’

This clip shows the effect of mechanisation on the working conditions of wharf labourers in the 1970s with footage of overhead cranes, containers being lifted on and off ships and interviews with men who are seen attaching crane hooks to offload cargo. Some close-ups show a man's hand operating controls on a large machine ...

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A view of Geraldton

This is an excerpt from a 6-minute silent documentary entitled 'The new nor' west', which was filmed in 1929. The footage shows the port and town of Geraldton, in Western Australia, and is introduced by the intertitle 'The blessing of fertility has brought a flourishing prosperity to Geraldton, W.A. - centre of a rich district' ...

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The port of Geraldton

This is an excerpt from a 6-minute silent documentary entitled 'The new nor' west', showing the port of Geraldton, Western Australia. It was filmed in 1929. The excerpt opens with an intertitle, which reads 'The Port is young but the district's rich yield of wool and wheat attracts the maritime envoys of overseas trade'. ...

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Scenes in and around Hobart - asset 2

This is an excerpt from 'Tasmania the Wonderland', a 9-minute documentary with a commentary, that was filmed in and around Hobart, Tasmania, in 1934. Scenes include ships in the harbour, inspection of apples packed into cases, waterside workers leaving a ship, a number of horses and loaded carts driving past the IXL jam ...

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Italian prisoners of war in Australia, 1943

This is a 1943 photograph of approximately 30 Italian prisoners of war with their belongings, after disembarking ship at an Australian port. They wait in line on a wooden wharf or railway platform to board a train bound for one of the prisoner-of-war camps operating in Australia during the Second World War. A small wooden ...

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Cairns, north Queensland, c1910

This is an image of the port area of Cairns, Queensland, about 1910. In the foreground, four men, two with hand trolleys, work on a wharf near stacked sacks of goods, empty sacks and barrels. The town waterfront area, an esplanade, one- and two-storey buildings, palm trees, mangroves, a pier and a beached rowboat are shown ...

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'Making a Start in Australia', 1973 - part 2 of 3

This is a colour photograph of the Greek passenger and immigrant ship 'Patris' docking in Sydney's Darling Harbour in 1973. This photograph was taken shortly after dawn, the traditional time of arrival in port of large ships.

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'The hungry miles', 1955 - part 1 of 12

This is a clip from a black-and-white Australian dramatised documentary titled 'The hungry miles' that outlines the history of unionism among waterside workers and their attempts to maintain and improve their working conditions in the early 1950s. The film opens with a shot of the Australian coat of arms on old Parliament ...

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'The hungry miles', 1955 - part 2 of 12

This is a clip from a black-and-white dramatised Australian documentary titled 'The hungry miles' that outlines the history of unionism among waterside workers and their attempts to maintain and improve their working conditions in the early 1950s. Set to music, with a brief voice-over by Australian actor Leonard Teale, ...

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'The hungry miles', 1955 - part 12 of 12

This is a clip from a black-and-white Australian dramatised documentary titled 'The hungry miles' that outlines the history of unionism among waterside workers and their attempts to maintain and improve working conditions in the early 1950s. The opening scene shows horse-driven drays moving goods on a Sydney wharf. The ...

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Ghost shrimp

This is a colour photograph of a ghost shrimp ('Biffarius limosus') showing its single enlarged pincer. It is a living specimen illuminated against a black background.

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Pearling luggers in Cooktown Harbour, c1908

This sepia postcard shows pearling luggers moored at Cooktown Harbour in northern Queensland in around 1908. Six twin-masted luggers can be seen in the background and a single-masted yacht is in the foreground. The hill rising prominently from the water's edge is Grassy Hill, and much of the vegetation on the lower hillside ...

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Palmerston (Darwin) street scene, 1901-04

This sepia photograph shows a man and four boys facing the camera and standing in the middle of a wide unsurfaced street in Palmerston (now Darwin). Residential buildings and trees can be seen in the background, but the area appears relatively undeveloped. The photograph is titled 'Street' and it measures 11.0 cm x 15.3 ...

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The Neptuna on fire, 1942

This black-and-white photograph shows the scene in Darwin Harbour on 19 February 1942 shortly after the Neptuna blew up at approximately 11.15 am following a Japanese bombing attack. The corvettes HMAS Deloraine and HMAS Katoomba are silhouetted against the skyline. In the foreground a small boat is rescuing people from ...

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The bombing of Neptuna and Barossa, 1942

This black-and-white photograph shows clouds of smoke billowing from the damaged merchant vessels MV Neptuna, berthed on the left, and MV Barossa on the right. The photograph was taken on 19 February 1942 from a vantage point above Stokes Hill Wharf following the attack on Darwin Harbour by Japanese fighters and bombers ...