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Apple LaserWriter printer, 1987

This Apple LaserWriter printer was manufactured in 1987. It is pictured here with a cord and a manual titled 'LaserWriter and / LaserWriter Plus'.

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Apple OneScanner, 1991

This is an Apple OneScanner, a digital imaging device dating from 1991. It is made from beige plastic. A rainbow-coloured Apple logo and the label 'OneScanner' are visible in this image.

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The modern office workplace, 1960s style

How different was the Australia workplace half a century ago? This Weekend Magazine program from the mid-1960s looks at work in what was then the new Commonwealth Centre in Sydney, where 2,000 Commonwealth public servants were employed. It provides a glimpse of a world that has changed beyond recognition. As you watch the ...

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Adding a new dimension to printing

Discover how a 3D printer works and why people are using 3D printers more and more in homes, schools and businesses. But do some manufacturers who have been using this technology have a reason to be nervous about it? Find out.

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Air cargo scanner

Did you know that air cargo is not subjected to the same kind of scrutiny that we face? In order to redress this security problem, CSIRO scientists have developed an air cargo scanner that is capable of detecting different materials in cargo. What are some of the benefits of a scanner that can detect not just shapes and ...

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Appeal to the High Court about chickens and roosters, 1930

This is a three-page typewritten deposition made by Edith Sophie Doris Ruthning, one of three sisters, outlining the legal circumstances leading to a judgement being given against them in the Supreme Court of Queensland in relation to the noisy fowls and roosters kept by their neighbour Thomas Tarran Ferguson. She also ...

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'For the term of his natural life', 1927 - asset 2

This is a still image of a scene from the 1927 silent era film 'For the term of his natural life' based on the epic story by Marcus Clarke of Rufus Dawes, an English aristocrat wrongfully convicted of murder and transported to the Port Arthur penal settlement in Tasmania. The image depicts the flogging of Dawes by a fellow ...

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A typing pool in 1950

This is a 1950 black-and-white photograph, showing 12 women working in a typing pool for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority in Alexandria, Sydney. Most of the women are seated in rows at individual desks in front of manual typewriters; one woman is standing at what appears to be a duplicating machine.

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Yorketown Post Office technology

This is a black-and-white photograph probably taken early in the 20th century inside the Yorketown Post Office in South Australia. It shows three men: one is using a typewriter, one identified as Tom Spender is using a morse key, and the third man is using a telephone at a small exchange.

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'Relics of convict discipline', c1911-15

This is a sepia-toned black-and-white photograph (3.7 cm x 8.8 cm) showing items used to discipline or control convicts at Port Arthur. The collection, most of which is hanging on a wood-panelled wall, includes leg-irons, a ball and chain, handcuffs, whips (one of them a cat-o'-nine-tails), rifles and a sword. Text at the ...

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Indigenous Australians defending their land, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.9 cm watercolour showing about 40 Indigenous Australian people attacking a rowboat carrying five colonists. Most of the warriors are on a steep, rocky headland and those close to the water have spears raised. Two appear to be picking up stones while those further up the cliff watch on. About ten Indigenous ...

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Indigenous Australian man warding off spears, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.7 cm watercolour showing an Indigenous Australian man holding a shield in front of himself, with fallen spears at his feet, as he faces a group of 14 men. Some are holding spears, apparently watching and waiting, while one is about to throw his spear at the man with the shield. Another group of 11 ...

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Convict chain gang at Hobart, 1833

This is a 22 cm x 34 cm black-and-white print from a steel engraving made by Edward Backhouse. It shows a convict chain gang going to work at Sullivans Cove in Hobart in 1833. About 21 convicts carrying picks or spades, of different racial groups, walk with chains attached to their ankles and at least one wrist. On each ...

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Yolngu Boy, 2000: Three friends reunited

This clip shows three teenage Yolngu boys, Lorrpu (John Sebastian Pilakui), Milika (Nathan Daniels) and Botj (Sean Mununggurr), all of whom live in north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The clip opens with Lorrpu dreaming about the first initiation ceremony the three friends were involved in as young boys. ...

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The Breaker, c1973: 'Shoot straight'

This clip is an excerpt from a documentary about Harry 'Breaker' Morant. A narrator details aspects of the courts martial of Lieutenants Morant, Handcock, Picton and Witton during the Boer War. Black-and-white archival photographs, sketches and a letter written by Morant from prison are combined with an interview with a ...

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Four Corners - Inside the Circle, 2005: No soft option

This clip shows a circle sentencing court, an alternative form of sentencing for Indigenous offenders. The offender (Robert Alder), magistrate, prosecutor, defence lawyer, Elders and victim sit in a circle to discuss an appropriate sentence. The commentator says that this is a 'radical experiment' to tackle the disproportionate ...

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Four Corners - Inside the Circle, 2005: The Elders will decide

This clip shows a circle sentencing court in Nowra in New South Wales, including an offender (Robert Alder) who is being sentenced, a magistrate, defence lawyer, prosecutor, victim and four Elders. The group discusses options such as home detention, a good behaviour bond and community service. The court takes place in an ...

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Scratch Jr - iTunes app

Learn programming skills by snapping together programming blocks. Make characters walk, jump, dance and sing. Add your own voice or modify your own characters and make your own interactive story. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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The Foos: Free Code Hour - Google Play app

Learn programming skills by animating characters in the puzzle levels. Use your new programming skills to create interactions between characters in the 'toy box' area. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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The Foos: Free Code Hour - iTunes app

Learn programming skills by animating characters in the puzzle levels. Use your new programming skills to create interactions between characters in the 'toy box' area. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.