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Steam transportation in Australia

Steam generated the principal form of mechanical power for Australia's transport systems from the second half of the 19th century until the widespread adoption of the internal combustion engine in the 20th century. This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into six categories - steam trains; river steamers; ...

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Early cars and trucks in Australia

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on cars and trucks in Australia during the first three decades of the 20th century. The collection contains images of actual vehicles in museum collections as well as photographs and archival footage of cars and various types of trucks in action. The collection ...

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Travelling to the Australian goldfields

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - gold rushes in the mid-19th century; Victorian and New South Wales goldfields; Queensland goldfields; and Western Australian goldfields. Learning objects, film clips, contemporary illustrations and photographs provide evidence of gold ...

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Energy - middle years

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; and energy management. It includes learning objects enabling students to build energy-efficient houses and cars, construct energy chains, harness solar energy for heating, operate nuclear reactors, ...

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Federation celebrations - inauguration of a new nation

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources depicts the events in early January 1901 that celebrated the inauguration of Federation in Australia. Using photographs, archival film footage and a learning object, the collection is organised into six categories: the program of Federation celebrations in Sydney; Federation ...

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Equal pay for equal work

This collection of 22 resources focuses on the struggle to achieve equal pay in Australia. The collection is organised in eight categories - less pay for women; less pay for Indigenous Australians; leaders in the struggle; the Victorian tailoresses' strike of 1882-83; the Torres Strait pearl divers' strike of 1936; the ...

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Graphing functions

This collection contains five digital curriculum resources (all interactive learning objects) that introduce students to graphing linear, parabolic, cubic and trigonometric functions. Through exercises, students investigate how the constants in each function equation influence relevant aspects of graphing, such as dilations ...

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Bicycles as a form of transport in Australia

The golden age of bicycles began in the 1890s when innovations such as pneumatic tyres and cable-pull brakes made bicycles more comfortable and safe. This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources is organised into five categories - velocipedes; penny-farthing bicycles; travelling from Perth to Kalgoorlie by bicycle; ...

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Camel and donkey transport in outback Australia

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources focuses on the role of camels and donkeys in transporting goods and people throughout outback Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, until about 1940. The collection is organised into three categories - camel transport; donkey transport; and camel and donkey ...

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Transportation by bullock team

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the use of bullocks for transporting heavy loads in 19th- and 20th-century Australia. It is organised into six categories: in action on film; hauling timber; 'bringing down' the wool; on the farm and on the road; idealised in art; and an early mechanised alternative. ...