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May

A celestial delicacy
1855

A celestial delicacy

1855

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May

Albert Namatjira with Keith Namatjira, having a taste of roast turkey
ca.1948

Albert Namatjira with Keith Namatjira, having a taste of roast turkey

ca.1948

Kitz’s cider ca.1890

Kitz’s cider ca.1890

A poster with a cartoon of a syringe which has a bent needle, sealed inside a bottle. Accompanying text describes how to dispose of used fits. Has the logo and contact details of Queensland Intravenous AIDS Association at the bottom.

A poster with a cartoon of a syringe which has a bent needle, sealed inside a bottle. Accompanying text describes how to dispose of used fits. Has the logo and contact details of Queensland Intravenous AIDS Association at the bottom.

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May

Dickson poppy fields at CSIR Dickson Experimental Station in the Australian Capital Territory. Two Land Army girls (Marge Craig and Lea (Jea?) Stevenson illustrating the height of the poppie
From Shaping Science and Industry - C.B. Schedvin 1987. “By 1943 Australia was more or less self-sufficient in morphine. The ancient method of obtaining opium from the poppy heads could not be used because the procedure was so labour intensive. Instead, morphine was produced from dried poppy heads and poppy hay.” From 75 Years of Australian Science Booklet: “CSIR was involved in the development of a method to estimate the morphine content of the opium poppy. Experimental trials were held in the ACT, Victoria and WA to compare the performance of different variants. The Australian Women’s Land Army grew opium poppies for the war effort

Dickson poppy fields at CSIR Dickson Experimental Station in the Australian Capital Territory. Two Land Army girls (Marge Craig and Lea (Jea?) Stevenson illustrating the height of the poppie

From Shaping Science and Industry - C.B. Schedvin 1987. “By 1943 Australia was more or less self-sufficient in morphine. The ancient method of obtaining opium from the poppy heads could not be used because the procedure was so labour intensive. Instead, morphine was produced from dried poppy heads and poppy hay.” From 75 Years of Australian Science Booklet: “CSIR was involved in the development of a method to estimate the morphine content of the opium poppy. Experimental trials were held in the ACT, Victoria and WA to compare the performance of different variants. The Australian Women’s Land Army grew opium poppies for the war effort

Anzac Beach, Bougainville, ca. 1945
Soldiers enjoying time off on Anzac Beach, where they have set up a surf reel, bench seats and their own sign to claim the stretch of sand for relaxation

Anzac Beach, Bougainville, ca. 1945

Soldiers enjoying time off on Anzac Beach, where they have set up a surf reel, bench seats and their own sign to claim the stretch of sand for relaxation

Fireman A. Abery exercising Reel horses, 1917

Fireman A. Abery exercising Reel horses, 1917

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May

A boy painting zebra lines on a horse.
Part of the Lillian Louisa Pitts collection. Lillian Pitts photographed, processed and printed her photographs from about 1910. The collection is based on her life in the fruit growing and dairying community of Merrigum, a town west of Shepparton, in the Goulburn Valley. Lillian Pitts was born in 1872, she arrived in Merrigum with her family in 1893 and died in 1947.This is an image was used in a narrative sequence in an album Pitts created. This photographic narrative sequence was published as ‘Tommy Trick’s Adventure’ in the ‘Melbourne Herald’ on 1st January 1924, and constituted Lillian’s entry in the newspaper’s ‘Ideal Holiday Competition’. Lillian did not win a prize with her entry. The photographic narrative was later published as ‘Merrigum Frank’ by Museum Victoria in 1990.

A boy painting zebra lines on a horse.

Part of the Lillian Louisa Pitts collection. Lillian Pitts photographed, processed and printed her photographs from about 1910. The collection is based on her life in the fruit growing and dairying community of Merrigum, a town west of Shepparton, in the Goulburn Valley. Lillian Pitts was born in 1872, she arrived in Merrigum with her family in 1893 and died in 1947.

This is an image was used in a narrative sequence in an album Pitts created. This photographic narrative sequence was published as ‘Tommy Trick’s Adventure’ in the ‘Melbourne Herald’ on 1st January 1924, and constituted Lillian’s entry in the newspaper’s ‘Ideal Holiday Competition’. Lillian did not win a prize with her entry. The photographic narrative was later published as ‘Merrigum Frank’ by Museum Victoria in 1990.

London Court, St Georges Terrace, Perth ca.1955
Street scene showing pedestrians waiting at zebra crossing, shoppers, motor vehicles, City Mutual Life Assurance Society, Wattle Restaurant, (no. 62); faux-Tudor façade of London Court; National Bank, (no. 48)

London Court, St Georges Terrace, Perth ca.1955

Street scene showing pedestrians waiting at zebra crossing, shoppers, motor vehicles, City Mutual Life Assurance Society, Wattle Restaurant, (no. 62); faux-Tudor façade of London Court; National Bank, (no. 48)

Archives department
Val Siebert and Brian Baldwyn (Deputy Archivist) inspect paintings of Captain D.M. Hahn and his ship the Zebra on their arrival at the Archives 1982

Archives department

Val Siebert and Brian Baldwyn (Deputy Archivist) inspect paintings of Captain D.M. Hahn and his ship the Zebra on their arrival at the Archives 1982