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12 ladybugs on a picnic

Can you count to twelve? Count along from one to twelve as the twelve ladybugs play games while on a picnic. Count how many times you see the number twelve. Also look at the different ways the ladybugs are grouped to make twelve.

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16 acorns

Have a go at counting to sixteen. Count along as acorns grow on an oak tree. See how to write the number sixteen.

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16th century ship becomes a time capsule

What was it like to serve in a 16th century navy? The English warship Mary Rose was built in Portsmouth, England, between 1509 and 1511 and was sunk during a naval battle with the French in 1545. Discover some of the thousands of artefacts that were raised from the seabed in the wreck of the Mary Rose and the story they ...

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1860s Colonial life

No TV. No electricity. No running water. No car. Imagine living on sheep stations in New South Wales in the 1860s.

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1910 Melbourne Cup - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary entitled 'Melbourne Cup, 1910' that was filmed at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The excerpt shows the arrival on the racetrack of the Governor of Victoria, Sir Thomas Carmichael, in a horse-drawn carriage and escorted by mounted police, as well as other dignitaries, ...

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1910 Melbourne Cup - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary entitled 'Melbourne Cup, 1910' that was filmed at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The excerpt shows sections of the crowd in one of the enclosures before the start of the Melbourne Cup horserace. It features well-dressed ladies and gentlemen chatting in groups and ...

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1910 Melbourne Cup - asset 3

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary entitled 'Melbourne Cup, 1910' that was filmed at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The excerpt provides a back view of some of the crowd watching the Melbourne Cup horserace, showing details of women's hats and a parasol. The horses and jockeys gradually come into ...

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1915, 1982: It's war!

This clip, from the television miniseries '1915', shows scenes that dramatise the responses of a rural community to the news that the First World War has been declared. Billy rides to a homestead to break the news to his friend Wally. The school teacher voices his anti-war position to Wally's father. In the town people ...

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1915, 1982: Shaking hands with the enemy

This clip is from the television miniseries '1915' and shows an officer announcing the beginning of a temporary truce to allow Australian and Turkish soldiers to gather up the bodies of those who have been killed or injured in 'no man's land'. The orders that prescribe the behaviour of participants during the truce are ...

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1950s nuclear tests: Monte Bello Islands

Discover what happened when British nuclear tests were carried out on Australian territory at the Monte Bello Islands, just 70 kilometres off the Western Australian coast. In 1947, Britain began to develop its own nuclear weapons and in the early 1950s the Australian Liberal-Country Party government led by Robert Menzies ...

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'1st Battalion: PM farewells Vietnam troops', 1968 - asset 1

This is a silent clip from the beginning of an item about Australian troops leaving for Vietnam that featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel, Movietone News, released to cinemas on 28 March 1968. The clip begins with the opening screen: '1st BATTALION: / P.M. FAREWELLS VIETNAM TROOPS / Commentary ...

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'1st Battalion: PM farewells Vietnam troops', 1968 - asset 2

This is a clip from an item about Australian troops leaving for Vietnam that featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel, Movietone News, released to cinemas on 28 March 1968. The clip shows the Australian Prime Minister John Gorton addressing the troops. The difficult-to-interpret soundtrack reveals ...

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'1st Battalion: PM farewells Vietnam troops', 1968 - asset 3

This is a clip from an item about Australian troops leaving for Vietnam that featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel, Movietone News, released to cinemas on 28 March 1968. The clip shows the Australian Prime Minister John Gorton addressing the troops. A somewhat difficult soundtrack reveals Gorton ...

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2000 Weeks, 1969: 'A nation without a mind'

This black-and-white clip shows fictional expatriate Noel (David Turnbull) in Melbourne with his friend Will (Mark McManus). Will has collected Noel, who now lives in London, from the airport and as they travel through the streets of Melbourne, stopping to take a look at Noel's childhood home, which is being demolished, ...

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2D and 3D shapes

Watch this video to learn about the features of 2D shapes. How is it different from the features of 3D shapes (solids)? Some examples of solids that incorporate 2D shapes are mentioned in this video by Sanchit - for example, a cube has six square faces. What other 3D shapes could you make that has at least one square face?

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3D is back!

Andrew Woods from Curtin University answers the question 'How are 3D movies made?' Discover how how 3D glasses work. You might be surprised to find out how long ago people started making 3D movies.

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3D jungle artworks with Kevin Burgemeestre

How can you make a 3D artwork with pastels, torn paper and clay? Illustrator Kevin Burgemeestre shows you how to make a picture with different textures.

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40,000 Years of Dreaming: A Century of Australian Cinema, 1996: Collective unconscious

This clip shows Mad Max (Mel Gibson), hero of the 'Mad Max' films, standing alone, with a voice-over by film director George Miller describing how the character was received by international audiences. Further footage from the 'Mad Max' films follows, shown behind Miller, who continues to talk about his theories on cinema ...

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5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Rocket Frog lift-off!

The Rocket Frog is a champion jumper. If it were human-sized, its long-jumps would measure 170 metres! Find out what makes the Rocket Frog's tiny body so well suited to leaping long distances.

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5 Seasons, 2004: Everything has a cycle

This clip shows dramatic footage illustrating aspects of the annual five-season cycle identified by the Nunggubuyu people who live on the south-west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Footage includes the Rose River in spate, a tropical storm, a dry riverbed, firestick farming, circling magpie geese ...