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Doll's house and contents, 1942-47

This doll's house is a fully-furnished two-storey five-room miniature timber building made in Australia. It has a cream-painted asymmetrical exterior with three gables decorated in imitation half timbering. The windows are painted to resemble leadlight glazing and the surrounding timber work, front door and double garage ...

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'Home Sweet Home' panel from the Federation Tapestry, 2001

This is a tapestry panel designed by artist Murray Walker. In the centre on a sky-blue background is a Federation house. The sky can be seen through the windows and it appears to be hollow. Underneath it are the words 'Home [illegible] Home'. Above the house is the sun in a blue sky. The left and right top sections have ...

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Agnes Starkey with baby sitting on front porch steps, South Melbourne, c1930

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Agnes Starkey with a baby (possibly her child Frank) sitting on the steps of the front porch of their family home in South Melbourne. She is wearing a summer dress and squinting into the sun. In the right foreground is a shadow cast by the photographer, Agnes' husband, Joseph Starkey.

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Energy-efficient house: information

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined ...

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Energy-efficient house: explore design

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Examine how the house design can be changed to suit a local climate. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Energy-efficient house: build for performance

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house with maximum energy efficiency by adjusting key design variables. Change the house design ...

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Energy-efficient house: build for value

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house to maximise the financial return of design features. Investigate initial costs and cost savings ...

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Energy-efficient house

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house with maximum energy efficiency by adjusting key design variables. Change the house design ...

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Family life in Darwin in 1926

This is an excerpt from actuality footage filmed in 1926, showing family life in Darwin in the Northern Territory. The footage begins with three children sitting at a table, with adults sipping tea in the background. This scene appears to be set in a wide, enclosed veranda. In the second scene, a mother and three children ...

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'Young Mäori in European clothes', 1865

This is a watercolour painting created by British soldier Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) in 1865. It shows a Mäori man dressed in European clothing, standing in front of a whare (house). A young child stands in a corner under eaves and a cat lies nearer the door. The painting measures 18.2 cm x 27.8 cm.

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Tropical Queensland house, 1955

This is a colour photograph taken in 1955 of a Townsville house, typical of a style of Queensland house built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and commonly referred to as a 'Queenslander'. It shows the timber and iron house from the street, and includes partial views of neighbouring houses.

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New cyclone-proof houses in Darwin, 1977

This is a colour photograph of the new cyclone-proof houses built by the Darwin Reconstruction Commission in Wulagi, a northern suburb of Darwin, after Cyclone Tracy had destroyed most of the city on Christmas Eve 1974. The photograph shows box-style houses with small windows, low elevation roofs with solar-powered hot-water ...

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John Curtin's family home in Cottesloe, 1943 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1943 of Prime Minister John Curtin's family home at 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia. The house is brick with a tiled roof and the front veranda has been enclosed with weatherboards and windows.

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Housing commission flats in Sydney, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1953 that shows the approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge from North Sydney and New South Wales Housing Commission flats. On the left of the photograph are a petrol station and a car yard, while several cars are shown in the foreground. Attached to the petrol station is a 'FORD' ...

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An exhibition home made of fibrolite, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of the exterior of an exhibition home made of fibrolite (fibro-cement) that was constructed by James Hardie and Co Ltd (now known as James Hardie Industries). The street outside the home is crowded with people, some of whom have come to view the fibrolite home. The photograph measures ...

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Fitzroy terrace backyards, 1967

This is a black-and-white photograph of a row of two-storey terrace houses, seen from the rear. There are three identical stone houses, joined by common walls. Each house is small and has a compact back yard, one of which has a shed or outhouse at the rear. Another house has an extension made from more modern materials. ...

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Brick veneer house construction, 2001 - asset 1

This is a 2001 colour photograph of a typical brick veneer 'project home' in a then new Australian suburb on the south coast of New South Wales. The featured house is two-storeyed and has a double roller-door garage and a tiled roof. The house is set well back on the block to allow for a large front lawn.

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Houses on stilts, 1974 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1974 black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel with soundtrack, showing some of the elevated houses of Brisbane. The footage first shows a row of these houses and then zooms out to show the surrounding area, which has a mixture of houses built on stilts and at ground level. ...

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Houses on stilts, 1974 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1974 black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel with soundtrack, showing some of the elevated houses of Brisbane. This footage begins with a view of a house on very tall stilts and two children walking between the poles underneath. A woman is then seen hanging out her laundry ...

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'Aircraft factory now makes steel houses', 1946 - asset 1

This is an excerpt taken from the beginning of an item in the weekly black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review, released in cinemas on 31 May 1946. It starts with the title screen 'AIRCRAFT FACTORY NOW MAKES STEEL HOUSES / CINESOUND REVIEW', and features construction workers assembling a prefabricated steel home in the ...