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Listed under:  Society  >  Citizenship  >  Law  >  Jurisdiction  >  Civil law  >  Traffic laws
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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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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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Policeman photographing traffic offence, 1948

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on acetate film in 1948. It shows a traffic policeman on a motorbike photographing cars driving three abreast as they approach the top of Oliver's Hill on the Nepean Highway at Frankston, Victoria. A fourth car precedes them up the hill. On the left, the road has a wide gravel ...

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Policeman photographing accident scene, 1948

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken on acetate film, of a traffic accident in Victoria in 1948. Two utilities are involved. One vehicle is stationary in the middle of the left lane, and the other vehicle is in front of it at a right angle. A motorcycle traffic policeman is taking a photograph of the skid marks, ...

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Camera cop, 1949 - asset 1

This is an excerpt taken from the beginning of an item that featured in the 16 June 1949 episode of the weekly black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review. The item as a whole is about a policeman using a camera to take photographs of motorists infringing traffic rules to assist with gaining convictions. This excerpt opens ...

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Camera cop, 1949 - asset 2

This is an excerpt taken from the first half of an item that featured in the 16 June 1949 episode of the weekly black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review. The item as a whole is about a policeman using a camera to take photographs of motorists infringing traffic rules to assist with gaining convictions. This excerpt opens ...

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Camera cop, 1949 - asset 3

This is an excerpt taken from the middle of an item that featured in the 16 June 1949 episode of the black-and-white weekly newsreel Cinesound Review. The item as a whole is about a policeman using a camera to take photographs of motorists infringing traffic rules to assist with gaining convictions. This excerpt opens with ...

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Camera cop, 1949 - asset 4

This is an excerpt taken from the end of an item that featured in the 16 June 1949 episode of the black-and-white weekly newsreel Cinesound Review. The item as a whole is about a policeman using a camera to take photographs of motorists infringing traffic rules to assist with gaining convictions. This excerpt opens with ...