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Panel, glass

Glass panel with “Natural Philosophy School” etched on surface. Taken from east door of Old Physics Building (1973)

History of object: From east door of “Old Physics”


Photograph, Hercus & Osborne

Black and white photo of Hercus and Osborne in laboratory.


Photograph, TH Laby

Black and white portrait of young man (?possibly T.H. Laby).


Photograph, TH Laby

Black and white portrait of T.H. Laby (at approximately 50 years?)


First day cover, TH Laby &c

First day cover showing stamps of famous Australians including Thomas Laby, Scientist.


Photograph, Opening PS Building

Black and white photo of Weickhardt, Caro and Spicer watching L.H. Martin unveiling a plaque which reads: “This Building was opened on the 23rd February 1974 by Sir Leslie Martin Kt CBE FRS FAA”


Leaflet, NatPhil Lab 1939

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Stapled thin leaflet cover entitled “Natural Philosophy Laboratory University of Melbourne. Inspection of New Wing and Exhibition of Physical Apparatus and Experiments. Friday, August 25th, 1939 8pm to 10pm”. 15 pages in leaflet.


Photograph, Optical Munitions, JJ McNeill

Black and white photograph portrait of J.J. McNeill.


Photograph, Optical Munitions: G.F. Dainty

Black and white photograph portrait of G.F. Dainty”

History of object: “No. 5 G.F. Dainty Author of The Prism Aust. J. of Optometry (30 April 1941) PP 151-173. Newton’s Rings Pt II Aust. J. of Optometry (May 1939). See H.C. Bolton, JJ. McNeill and the development of Optical Research in Australkia Historical Records of Australian Science 5 No. 4 (1983) pp. 55-70 Ref. 56”


Photograph, Optical Munitions: H.D. Rathgeber

Black and white photograph of Henri Rathgeber looking through equipment.


Photograph, Optical Munitions: A.C. Goodwin & Peter Law

Black and white photograph of two scientists at work (A.C. Goodwin and Peter Law).


Photograph, Optical Munitions: A.C. Goodwin & Peter Law

Black and white photograph of two scientists at work (A.C. Goodwin and Peter Law).


Photograph, Optical Munitions: J.B. Wllis & P.G. Law

Black and white photograph of two scientists (J.B. Willis and P.G. Law) at work on microscope


Photograph, Optical Munitions: ? Kahanine

Black and white photograph of male scientist (Kahanine) working on graphic design.


Photograph, Optical Munitions: Notman

Black and white photograph showing young man (Notman) working on graphic designs at a draft board.


Photograph, Optical Munitions: G. Crickmore

Black and white photograph showing Gordon Crickmore using compass. Same photo as 136.


Posters, Display

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A set of nine display posters, approx. 51cm x 64cm, of photographs, pages of pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, all stuck on cardboard with scotch tape. The set is mostly in good state of preservation, as at time of typing (1 March 2000) and no attempt has been made to remount or restore.


MILLIONAIRE (Ticket no 13) 10 keys

Sheet of operating instructions which mentions that O. Steiger is the Patentee. On separate stand about 600mms high Plaque: ‘Sole Agents for Australia / Peacock Bros. PtyLtd / Business Systems / Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth’

Country of manufacture: Switzerland


Silver cube

Silver Cube in wooden box Unknown usage

History of object: Used by DSTO Maribyrnong


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