After two terms of hard work, our Basin Champions program has drawn to a close, and it was a huge success!
This was an interactive education program designed to help students understand the importance of water and show how Basin communities are all connected. This was done through a combination of video conferencing and in-class investigations.
In one of our first blog posts, we showed you a picture of a mystery diver, who we dubbed our own Jacques Cousteau. Since then, we’ve come across a few more photos of divers, including this one from the 1920s:
Diver in suit
So, who is this mysterious diver?
Keep reading to find out…
For one of the first posts of 2012, we’re looking back at another example of the Basin’s history captured on film.
Ready for their close-up?
It looks like there are at least three generations posing for this photo during a no doubt well-deserved tea break (after some hard yakka?). Decades later, I’m not sure which visual is more arresting for a 2012 audience: the number of axes or the number of casually dangling cigarettes.
Perhaps the most intriguing thing of all is the little girl who looks like she’s having a great day. Have you spotted her? She’s sitting behind the man lounging at the end of the front row. I wonder who she is and if she had a go at wielding one of those axes – under the watchful eye of her father, an uncle or brother?
Do you know who she is? Can you tell us anything about where and when this picture was taken? Let us know by leaving a comment or send us an email.
Today we’re starting a new series of posts that we will definitely need your help with. We have all manner of historical treasures hidden away in our archives. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of information on them. If you have a look at some of the photos in our image gallery, you’ll see all kinds of information or metadata related to each image. Some images have more than others. And some of them, like the one below, are sparse at best.
Monsieur Cousteau, is that you?
Okay, so it’s probably not undersea exploration to rival that of Jacques Cousteau’s. All we know is that this was probably taken during the construction of Yarrawonga Weir.
Do you know anything about it? Perhaps you recognised one of the people in the photo. Or do you have an interesting anecdote about the construction? Please leave a comment telling us whatever you know about it.
If you don’t have any information, you can still help us. Get the word out! Retweet our tweet! Maybe someone you know knows someone who knows (try saying that five times fast)!
Thanks in advance for your help.