A signed publicity still of Annette Kellerman.
Annette Kellerman was 70 years old when this silent home movie footage was filmed.
After wowing Australia, England and Europe with her marathon swimming prowess, Annette Kellerman became famous for her vaudeville performances.
This studio portrait of Annette Kellerman, taken around 1907, shows her wearing a revolutionary one-piece swimming costume.
‘After making examinations of ten thousand girls, Annette Kellerman is the closest to physical perfection of any’ declared Dr Dudley Sargent, director of the Harvard University Gymnasium in 1912.
Models show the latest swimming costume fashions at the first annual beach inspectors' dinner in 1955.
By 1955, although Europe was still highly influential, the focus had shifted to Australian designers and Australian-made fashion.
'A quaint distinction of manner and a seductive voice … ' is how the Richmond River Herald described Charlotte Francis in 1936.
Billy has saved a fellow recruit from drowning, so his commander gives him a reward, a history book Australia and the World War, written by SH Perry.
Billy Austin (played as a boy by Leo Meagher) and his pals march out of school after a reluctant day inside.