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Great Depression in Australia

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - economic policies during the Great Depression; the unemployed; and the effects of the Great Depression on Australian families. The effects of the Great Depression were felt in Australia from 1929 until the outbreak of the Second World ...


Heritage sites in Australia

This is a collection of digital curriculum resources focusing on 26 places on the National Heritage List in Australia. Some have been listed for natural values, others for historical values and still others for cultural values. Ten of the sites shown have also been inscribed on the World Heritage List for both natural and ...



This collection of 18 resources is organised in three categories - cell types; cell growth and division; and cell structure and function. It includes a three-dimensional view of a cell and a diagram of a cell's internal structure. Video clips show living cells under a microscope and animations of cell division and cell ...


Use of the atomic bomb in World War II

This is a collection of seven digital curriculum resources about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and its horrific aftermath. The collection is organised into three categories - images of the bombing; survivors' testimonies; and witnesses to the devastation. The collection includes archival footage, video footage of ...


Living conditions in Australia, 1890-1910

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on living conditions in Australia around 1900. The resources are grouped into four categories - housing; water and sanitation; transport; and leisure activities. The collection includes rare archival film footage, clips from documentaries, photographs and drawings.


Working conditions in Australia, c1900

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on Australians at work around 1900. The resources are grouped into ten categories - major projects; primary industry; small business; the clothing industry; the post office; newspaper production; working with haulage animals; mining; logging; and working at ...


'Marvellous Melbourne' and beyond

This is a collection of 18 digital curriculum resources focusing on 'Marvellous Melbourne' in the boom era and beyond. The resources are grouped into six sections - overview; the golden years; the 1890s 'bust'; recreation in Melbourne; water and sewerage; and disease. The collection includes artworks, a website, archival ...


The 'opening' of Japan

This is a collection of 15 digital curriculum resources, all of them collections in their own right, that focus on Japan and the West from 1853. The mega-collection is grouped into four sections - Commodore Perry's expeditions; the Treaty ports; internal Westernisation; and the arrival of Western tourists. The resource ...


Lives and stories of colonial women

These are the stories of five different Colonial women, Trukanini, Theresa Sutcliffe Mort, Mary Windeyer, Caroline Chisholm and Lola Montez. Hear their stories and look at their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.


Mapping the Australian Coast

This collection focuses on the European mapping and naming of the Australian continent during the 17th and 18th centuries. It highlights the motivations and achievements of Dutch and British explorers, including Abel Tasman and James Cook. It incorporates maps, texts and a painting.


Archives ACT: find of the month

This topic-based collection of primary source material provides a rich and varied source of official documents, guides and background information on the civic history of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. Produced monthly, this eclectic collection covers topics including the history of monuments, architecture, ...