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Women stapling ration books, 1943

This is a sepia-toned photograph, taken in April 1943, of young women at the South Australian Government Printing Office using large machines to staple ration books.


Fawkner printing press, c1700s

This is the Fawkner printing press, dating from the 18th century, on which the first print edition of the Melbourne Advertiser, Melbourne's first newspaper, was printed in 1838. The wooden press is not complete, as only its central structure and carriage have survived.