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Eight Artefacts That Give You A Taste of the History and Culture DownUnder
Thursday, March 5, 2015
More than 2,000 new Aussie historic and cultural treasures from 25 local cultural partners
just came online
at the Google Cultural Institute. That’s a lot to look through, so here are eight of our favorites to get you started:
1. This plane made out of wood, metal and Irish linen: Australia’s oldest surviving military aircraft
Deperdussin taxi-type single seat training monoplane,
Deperdussin Aeroplane Company, Australian War Memorial
You can virtually sit inside a tank, a bomber and explore extraordinary military hardware, documents and art work from “
Mobility at War
,” an exhibit curated by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
2. This decked-out 1930’s handyman wagon
Harold Wright’s Saw Doctor’s Wagon
, Mr Harold J. Wright, National Museum of Australia
This is the vehicle Mr. Harold Wright used to drive around rural Victoria and fix household items on request.
and you’ll find his claim to fame: “The Sharpening King is Here.”
3. These ice-caked Adelie penguins caught after a blizzard
Ice-caked Adelie penguins after a blizzard; Cape Denison
, Frank Hurley, State Library of New South Wales
Check out this photo of penguins after a blizzard and other artefacts from historic expeditions through "
,” an online exhibit from the State Library of New South Wales.
4. This felted-wool convict jacket from Australia’s colonial years
, Unknown, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
From 1855-80 male convicts sent DownUnder were forced to wear these jackets made in Great Britain — the
were given to those convicted of larger crimes.
5. This Australian Aboriginal painting of stingray hunting created on tree bark
Hunting Stingray at Biranybirany
by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Zoom into the details of this piece by aboriginal artist
Hunting Stingray at Biranybirany
6. This example of recycling made beautiful on the coast off Bondi Bay
by Kerrie Argent, Sculpture by the Sea
View Kerrie Argent’s
and the other stunning artwork created as part of last year’s
Sculpture by the Sea
exhibit in Bondi, Australia’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.
7. These sculptures made out of air
, Mikala Dwyer, Biennale of Sydney
Mikala Dwyer sculpted air to create
as part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire. For more, take a
through the festival’s largest venue on Cockatoo Island.
8. This boomerang created by the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia
Boomerang belonging to Neville Bonner
, Neville Bonner, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
Learn more about Neville Bonner and his
Museum of Australian Democracy’s online exhibit
These are only a few of the diverse Australian artefacts just added to the Google Cultural Institute. We hope you enjoy looking through them and learning more about some of this continent’s incredible stories and heritage.
Posted by Amit Sood, Director, Google Cultural Institute
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