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May O'Brien reflects on becoming an activist, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of an interview with Western Australian Aboriginal educator and author May O'Brien. She recalls beginning secondary school in Perth in 1949 when she was aged 17, and how she went on to become a teacher. She also relates how she campaigned to improve education for all Indigenous children ...

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Homelands - View from the edge, 1993: A family dilemma

This clip shows the dilemmas of the Robles, an El Salvadorian refugee family in Australia, as they confront the decision of Carlos Robles to return home alone. A subdued Carlos speaks on camera and in voice-over about how he believes migrant women succeed better than their husbands and how this can affect marriages. Maria ...

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'Hera, wife of Zeus', 1894

This is a watercolour painting on paper, measuring 53.3 cm x 65.2 cm, by H P Gill (1855-1916), dated 1894. A young woman with short golden hair is posing naked as Hera, one of the gods from ancient Greece. She is seated side-on on a bench that is draped with a soft grey-coloured cloth. A pair of golden sandals lie near ...

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'The pastoral pursuits of Australia', 1927 - asset 1

This is a large oil painting on canvas, measuring 160.0 cm x 216.0 cm, by Napier Waller (1894-1972), painted in 1927 as one in a suite of paintings that make up a large mural. It shows an outdoor, sunlit scene with three figures in the foreground - a woman holding a wicker basket on her hip filled with grapes, a man balancing ...

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'The pastoral pursuits of Australia', 1927 - asset 2

This is a large oil painting on canvas, measuring 160.0 cm x 439.0 cm, by Napier Waller (1894-1972), painted in 1927 as one in a suite of paintings that make up a large mural. The painting shows an outdoor, sunlit scene in which a small group consisting of two men and a woman, is gathered close to a large, centrally positioned ...

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'The pastoral pursuits of Australia', 1927 - asset 3

This is a large oil painting on canvas, measuring 160.0 cm x 216.0 cm, by Napier Waller (1894-1972), painted in 1927 as one in a suite of paintings that make up a large mural. The painting shows an outdoor, sunlit scene, in the centre left of which is a man kneeling before a woman who is holding a baby. Both adults are ...

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'The pastoral pursuits of Australia', 1927 - asset 4

This is a large oil painting on canvas, measuring 160.0 cm x 155.5 cm, by Napier Waller (1894-1972), painted in 1927 as one in a suite of paintings that make up a large mural. It shows an outdoor, sunlit scene in which a group of men at the left and centre of the composition can be seen constructing a building using large ...

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'The pastoral pursuits of Australia', 1927 - asset 5

This is a large oil painting on canvas, measuring 160.0 cm x 440.0 cm, by Napier Waller (1894-1972) and painted in 1927 as one in a suite of paintings that make up a large mural. It shows an outdoor, sunlit scene in which a small group, two men and a woman holding a baby with two feathers in its hand, are gathered close ...

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Indigenous Australian men with weapons, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.8 cm watercolour of ten men carrying spears, spear throwers and shields as they walk along a dirt path. Some have clubs tucked into loincloths. Another group of five men can be seen further down the grassed hill.

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Indigenous Australians hunting kangaroos, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.7 cm watercolour of a hunter poised to throw a spear at one of a number of kangaroos; he is lying on his front behind a fallen tree, his head and chest raised and his right arm stretching back ready to throw the spear from a spear thrower. Four other hunters wait behind trees in the distance with ...

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Indigenous Australians spearing eels, c1817

This is a 17.6 cm x 27.7 cm watercolour of two men spearing fish in a river. One has caught an eel on his four-pronged spear. The landscape is heavily vegetated with mountains in the distance and there are rocky outcrops on either side of the river. Large trees frame the image.

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Indigenous Australians hunting black swans, c1817

This is a 17.5 cm x 27.7 cm watercolour of Indigenous Australian people hunting black swans among reeds near the water's edge of a large river. One man is holding a bird that is trying to escape and three people are spearing birds. At least four other people are almost fully obscured by the reeds. The river is surrounded ...

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Indigenous Australians defending their land, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.9 cm watercolour showing about 40 Indigenous Australian people attacking a rowboat carrying five colonists. Most of the warriors are on a steep, rocky headland and those close to the water have spears raised. Two appear to be picking up stones while those further up the cliff watch on. About ten Indigenous ...

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Two Indigenous Australians hunting emus, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.8 cm watercolour of two Indigenous Australian men hunting emus, with one man about to throw a spear using a woomera, or spear thrower. The birds are grazing on a grassy plain in the middle distance to the right of the picture, and the men are screened from them by large rocks and scrub. In the distance ...

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Indigenous Australians gathering seafood, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 28 cm watercolour of Indigenous Australian people and their canoes on the New South Wales north coast. In the foreground three people are spearing fish, while one sits on the rocks watching an underwater swimmer and a person diving off the rocks. Another person walks from the water carrying two crayfish, ...

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Indigenous Australians hunting in trees, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 27.8 cm x 17.6 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It features an Indigenous Australian man about 5 metres up the trunk of a eucalypt tree, with his feet and one hand in notches on the trunk. He is holding a small axe in the other hand, ready to cut another notch. Below, a man holding ...

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Indigenous Australians feasting on a beached whale, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 17.7 cm x 27.9 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It depicts Indigenous Australian people on the New South Wales coast near the mouth of the Hunter River at Nobby's Head. There is a sailing ship on the horizon and nine people are on the beach, some looking on while two kneel beside ...

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Indigenous Australians using fire to hunt kangaroos, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 17.5 cm x 27.8 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It depicts Indigenous Australians using fire to flush out kangaroos in order to hunt them. One man is ready to throw a spear using a woomera (spear thrower) and another has his arm raised to throw a boomerang. In the background, ...

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Indigenous Australian family sheltering in a cave, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 17.7 cm x 27.7 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It depicts an Indigenous Australian family sheltering from a storm in the entrance of a cave in New South Wales. A man holds a fish and a firebrand and a woman sits on a rock nursing a baby. A third adult squats before a fire, apparently ...

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Indigenous Australians fishing by torchlight, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 17.7 cm x 27.9 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It depicts Indigenous Australians spear fishing from three bark canoes at night. In each canoe are a man with a spear and a person holding a firebrand. On the river bank, 15 adults and a child are gathered around two fires, roasting ...