This is the earliest audio recording of an Australian Governor-General, a farewell message to Australia by Hallam Lord Tennyson.
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.
After wowing Australia, England and Europe with her marathon swimming prowess, Annette Kellerman became famous for her vaudeville performances.
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
This studio portrait of Annette Kellerman, taken around 1907, shows her wearing a revolutionary one-piece swimming costume.
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.
Short film from the French production company Pathé Frères. The title translates to The Penalty of Retaliation.
Leonard Corrick pictured holding a clarinet, c1902
La Fee Aux Pigeons. France, 1906. From The Corrick Collection; courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. NFSA title: 719841.
A Winter Strawride. United States, 1906. From The Corrick Collection; courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.