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Listed under:  Arts  >  Regional art  >  British art

The emigrants, 1844

This is a painting purporting to show the wealthy MacKay family gathered on the shores of their Scottish Highland home. English artist William Allsworth (c1825-c1865) was commissioned to commemorate the family's emigration to New Zealand. In the background is the ship they have chartered to take them, the 'Slains Castle'. ...


'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 7

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne in 1954, Victoria titled 'Your House and Mine'. A number of large mansions from the Victorian era are featured, showing details of carved stonework and cast iron lacework. There is no dialogue and the vision is accompanied by George Frederik Handel's 'Water ...


'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 15

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your house and mine'. It begins with three children playing with a skipping rope on a footpath. Behind them are old 'terrace' or 'row' houses dating back to the Victorian era. A corner shop is briefly shown. Children play cricket ...


Roger McKenzie and Burnie Kent, c1960: Ballarat

This clip shows silent home-movie footage of Ballarat taken around 1960. It shows 'Shell House', which features mosaics made from shells depicting Australian icons, the insignia of various Australian defence forces and a celebration of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. A huge mosaic Imperial crown is seen on the front lawn. ...


Roy De Maistre: 'New Atlantis', c1933

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'New Atlantis' by Roy De Maistre and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The abstract painting ...

Interactive Resource

What house is that?

This is an interactive streetscape of nine houses, each from a different era and of different styles. They represent the nine main housing styles in Victoria. Information about each of the houses includes: features and style; the Architect; designers; historical observations; house owners; and general social history of ...


Victorian Heritage Database

This is a rich, interactive resource that lists Victoria’s most significant heritage: places, objects, shipwrecks and archaeological sites. It has four main sections: Introduction; Explore heritage map; Recommended tours; and Timeline browser. The Explore heritage map searches for sites and provides information and images ...

Teacher resource

Heritage Council Victoria: resources for teachers and students

This is a collection of resources exploring Victoria’s history and heritage. There are four main sections. The Victoria's Framework of Historical Themes section includes a downloadable teacher guide and lesson starters, it is organised in historical themes. The Vic-Heritage App section provides search functionality to find ...