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My Place - Episode 3: 1988: Lily, Food and chores

Lily and her cousin are working in the family restaurant, creating rice-paper rolls. The rolls are tricky and delicate to make and need an experienced hand. Phoung is congratulated for her skilful making of the rolls and Lily is embarrassed by her efforts.


Mark Taylor discusses leadership, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor outlining his views on leadership in general and specifically on leadership in cricket. Taylor indicates the personal value he places on communication in leadership. He states that while he was the Australian national cricket captain, he recognised ...


Shane Gould talks on a sports champion's qualities, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the former champion Australian swimmer Shane Gould talking about what is required to be a champion sportsperson. Gould suggests a high degree of all-round activity is needed at a young age to produce good physical development prior to specialisation in a particular sport. She says that ...


General Motors Holden - 'Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars', c1976

This clip shows a television advertisement from about 1976 for General Motors-Holden's cars. It includes a montage of Australian icons such as the beach, the Australian flag, meat pies, koalas, kangaroos and Australian Rules football. These images are intercut with footage of people driving 1970s Holden cars including the ...


'A view of the artist's house and garden, in Mills Plains, Van Diemen's Land'

This is an oil painting on canvas (76.4 cm x 114.4 cm) created by the artist, John Glover (1767-1849). Glover immigrated to Tasmania from Britain in 1830 at the age of 63, and the painting shows his Tasmanian home and garden. Glover's new shingle-roofed stone farmhouse and wooden studio-gallery with its 'ski jump' skillion ...


'Sunbaker', 1937

This is a black-and-white photographic image made in 1937 by Max Dupain (1911-92), which measures 38.0 cm x 34.2 cm. It shows the head and shoulders of a deeply tanned man, who is lying flat on his stomach on the sand, in bright sunlight. His head is laid to one side and resting on one arm and his other arm is lying out ...


'What a day', 1939 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent fictional film entitled 'What a day', about a woman called June and two men who love her, Paul and Tony. The excerpt begins with June and Tony arriving to join a group of friends on Curl Curl beach in Sydney. June is shown talking to a friend and the gist of their conversation ...


Hills clothes hoists, 1988

This is a colour photograph of suburban backyards in Australia taken in 1988. It shows a row of small yards divided by wooden fences and, on the right, the backs of three identical joined houses. There is a Hills clothes hoist in the centre of each yard. Outside toilets can be seen at the ends of the yards on the left. ...


'Persecuted lovers', 1957-58

This is an oil and tempera painting by Arthur Boyd (1920-99), dating from 1957-58. Measuring 137.2 cm x 182.9 cm, the work shows a kneeling man (who wears a business suit, tie and hat and has a white beetle on his left cheek) pointing a rifle at a man and woman who are lying together on the ground. The man on the ground ...


Victa colour logo campaign, 2002

This is the colour logo used by Victa in its 2002 campaign. It features large, gleaming gold capitals that state, 'Victa 50 years' while below, in smaller white capital letters, is the sentence, 'Leaders in lawncare since 1952'. The background features what looks like green lawn at the top, gradually fading through grey-blue ...


Crystal Voyager, 1973: One wave, one surfer

This clip shows tracking shots of George Greenough, designer, innovator, photographer, filmmaker and surfer, and friends racing ahead of white water, first on a surfboard and then on a kneeboard. They are shown disappearing inside a curling wave then emerging, still riding. The lyrics on the audio track describe the joys ...


Boys and Balls, 1994: Winning and losing

Taken from a light-hearted, ironic documentary that probes men's fascination with sport and balls, this clip shows interviews with well-known sportsmen who at the time of filming played or were involved in soccer, Australian Rules football, rugby or basketball. The men, who include soccer player Francis Awaritefe, 'Mr Football' ...


Australian Story - A Man for All Seasons, 1999: Coming from behind

This clip shows part of a documentary about Wayne Bennett, long-time coach of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team. It includes images from his childhood, an interview with him and his brother Bob, comments from sports journalist Roy Masters and footage of the Brisbane Broncos training and playing competition matches. ...


Winners - Room to Move, 1985: Fulfilling her father’s dream

This clip shows Carol (Nicole Kidman) arguing with her father (Terence Donovan) over the family dinner table because she does not want to attend an athletics training program. Carol says that she wants to complete homework instead but her father is disappointed and wants to make sure that her athletic talents are not wasted. ...


Australian Olympic gymnast performing a floor routine, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Australian gymnast, Inge Fraser, competing in the floor routine at Melbourne North Stadium (now Festival Hall). The photograph was taken on 5 December 1956, Day 12 of competition in the Melbourne Olympic Games. The negative measures 9.5 cm x 12.0 cm.


Olympic fencing match in progress, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a fencing match that took place at the St Kilda Town Hall on 24 November during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Two unidentified fencers are fighting with foils wearing fencing masks, a glove on their armed hand and vests equipped with the recently introduced electric scoring device. ...


The 8th Wonder of the World, 1973: The Sydney Opera House sails

This clip shows multiple views of the newly constructed Sydney Opera House that draw attention to its setting, the uniqueness and beauty of its architecture and the technical achievement of its construction. There is a voice-over narration and the constantly changing images are accompanied by an orchestral music soundtrack ...