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A robot future

Have you ever met a robot? Visit the National Museum of Australia and you could meet Kasparov and Chesster, the robotic tour guides. They work using patented WiFi technology developed right here in Australia by the CSIRO. Let's explore the impact of robots and other WiFi innovations in science and in our lives today.

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Aboriginal children's play, oral history project in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection, 1991-97

This item consists of an open photograph album and some audio cassette tapes containing interviews. These were collected between as part of a 1991-97 Aboriginal Children's Play oral history project. The project investigated games, rhymes, recollections and descriptions of childhood play by Koori adults and children living ...

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Aboriginal stockmen and the pastoral industry

This is a collection of ten digital curriculum resources focusing on the contribution of Aboriginal stockmen to the Australian cattle industry, particularly in northern Australia. It is grouped into three categories: working on cattle stations; occasional work as guides; and striking for better pay and conditions. The collection ...

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Adolescence in Australian film

This collection of 18 digital curriculum resources explores aspects of adolescence as represented in Australian film, and comprises clips from feature films and television series. The collection is arranged according to six themes: discrimination, identity, sexuality and relationships, the future, bullying, and the desire ...

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Advent of rail in the Australian colonies

This is a collection of 11 digital curriculum resources focusing on railways in the Australian colonies. The collection is organised into five categories - colonial railways; rail in New South Wales; in Victoria; in Western Australia; and the meeting of the railway gauges. Resources in the collection include photographs ...

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Alfred Deakin

This is a collection of 14 digital curriculum resources focusing on the career of influential Australian politician Alfred Deakin (1856-1919). The collection is organised into three categories: Deakin in Victorian politics; Deakin as a passionate advocate of Federation; and Deakin as Australian prime minister. The collection ...

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Analysing data using scatter plots

This is a collection of 18 digital curriculum resources that focus on how scatter plots are drawn and used to analyse the relationship between two continuous variables. The collection is organised into five sections: what this type of graph is used for; looking more closely at scatter plots; using scatter plots to describe ...

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Animal behaviours

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources allows students to investigate a range of animal behaviours - defensive behaviours; reproductive behaviours; locomotion; communication; feeding behaviours; adaptive behaviours; and nesting behaviours. Images enable students to build a picture of behaviours such as the strategies ...

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Animal research

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources looks at different aspects of animal research. It is arranged under three headings: collecting and identifying animals, field research and laboratory research. Video clips show researchers employing different scientific methods to conduct studies, including analysing samples ...

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Antarctica

The first recorded expedition to Antarctica was in 1821. It was a place where no human lived. Thanks to the work of explorers and scientists we know a lot about the frozen continent.

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Anzac Portal

The Anzac Portal website provides historical and educational resources on Australia's wartime history including wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War through to the present. The site has collected together a vast collection of primary source materials including still and moving images, digital exhibitions ...

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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, ...

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Asylum seekers in the 1990s and 2000s

This collection of 13 digital curriculum resources focuses on the arrival of asylum seekers in Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s. It is organised into six categories - reasons for seeking asylum; reaching Australia; Australian reactions; detention centres; assessing refugee status; and living and working in the community. ...

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Australia's first federal parliament

This is a collection of 19 digital curriculum resources focusing on Australia's first federal parliament, which sat in Melbourne from May 1901 until October 1902. The collection is organised into four categories - opening the first federal parliament; the first prime minister; the first Barton ministry; and the parliament's ...

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Australian animals

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - communities of Australian animals, animals in art and stories, vertebrates and invertebrates. Images, including photographs, scientific illustrations and Indigenous art, depict some well-known and some lesser known Australian animals. ...

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Australian colonial involvement in the Sudan conflict of 1885

This collection of eight digital curriculum resources focuses on the decision by the colony of New South Wales to send troops to support Britain in the 1885 Sudan War. It is organised into three categories - the NSW troops; the Sudan War as a catalyst for nationalism and imperialism; and ridicule of the British Empire and ...

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Australian Constitution writers

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on the men who wrote and debated the draft Australian Constitution. The collection is organised into seven categories - the development of the Constitution; the Australasian Federation Conference of 1890; the National Australasian Convention of 1891; the Australasian ...

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Australian family homes

After World War 2 the 'Australian Dream' was to own a home on a quarter-acre block, with a Hills Hoist in the backyard. What sort of home is the 'dream' now?

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Australian women and the First World War

This collection of 22 digital curriculum resources focuses on Australian women's roles in the First World War (1914-18) and in the War's aftermath. It is organised into five categories - nurses at home and at the front; voluntary work supporting the troops; farewelling and waiting for loved ones; women's role in propaganda; ...

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Australians and the Korean War

This collection of resources about Australian involvement in the Korean War is organised in three categories - the Australian air force in action; an Australian newsreel report of the situation in Korea; and ceasefire and the release of Australian prisoners. The collection features interviews and newsreel footage and gives ...