Jun
19
2010
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What were Australians debating during the late 1940s?

new-look-christian-dior-1948World War II was over, but there was still fear and uncertainty, and international topics featured strongly on the agenda of the Mosman Debating Society during the second half of the 1940s: That Mr Churchill is the right man to govern the Empire in peace (carried) That it were better for the world if the [more...]

Jun
17
2010
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What were Australians debating during the early 1940s?

world-war-ii-marchThe Mosman Debating Society debates of the early 1940s started with topics related to World War II: That the centre of the British Empire should be transferred to Australia That Britain should bomb Germany That women like war That Australia is capable of defending itself unaided All of those took place in 1940. After that, [more...]

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May
10
2009
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What were Polaroid cameras and Polaroid photos?

Polaroid photos (photo by allyaubry - CC-BY)Polaroid cameras produce self-developing photos, so that you can see the photo within a minute or so. The technology was developed by Edwin Land in the 1940s. The cameras and film were sold by his Polaroid Corporation, and later by others. The earliest of these cameras, the Polaroid Land Camera, used rolls of film and [more...]

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