TAGGED: 1900s
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Crystal sets are the simplest type of radio receiver.

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This is the earliest audio recording of an Australian Governor-General, a farewell message to Australia by Hallam Lord Tennyson.

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This glass slide illustrates the difference in corset waistlines from 1900 to 1931 in five steps. It was used as part of the Berlei training for prospective fitters.

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After wowing Australia, England and Europe with her marathon swimming prowess, Annette Kellerman became famous for her vaudeville performances.

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Born Annette Marie Sarah Kellermann on 6 July 1886 in Sydney, Kellerman (her stage name) was diagnosed with rickets as a young child. Rickets is caused by vitamin D deficiency, resulting in the sof

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This studio portrait of Annette Kellerman, taken around 1907, shows her wearing a revolutionary one-piece swimming costume.

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La Fée Aux Fleurs (The Flower Fairy) features a woman dressed as Jeanne Antoinne Poisson, the Marquise de Pompadour, member of the French court and mistress of Louis XV.

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Short film from the French production company Pathé Frères. The title translates to The Penalty of Retaliation.

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Leonard Corrick pictured holding a clarinet, c1902

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La Fee Aux Pigeons. France, 1906. From The Corrick Collection; courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. NFSA title: 719841.