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Italian migration to Australia in the 20th century

This is a collection of digital curriculum resources focusing on Italian immigration to Australia from the 1920s to the 1980s. It is organised into five categories - Italian migration before the Second World War; arriving in Australia in the post-War years; marriage and family life in Australia; Italian Australians in the ...

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Chinese miners on the Australian goldfields

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources focuses on Chinese prospectors and miners on the Australian goldfields. It is organised into four categories - travelling to the goldfields; living on the goldfields; at work on the goldfields; and opposition to Chinese miners. The collection includes photographs; artworks ...

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Japanese, Indonesian and Malay pearl divers in Broome

This collection of seven digital curriculum resources focuses on Japanese, Indonesian and Malay pearl divers and workers in northern Western Australia during the first half of the 20th century. It is organised into three categories - diving for pearl shells; working the pearl shells; and the lives of Japanese and Indonesian ...

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Vietnamese refugees and immigrants

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources is organised into five categories - fleeing Vietnam by boat; the voyage of the Hong Hai; arriving as migrants; living in Australia in the 1970s and 80s; and Vietnamese refugees and the arts. The collection contains interactive learning objects, photographs, artefacts, artworks ...

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People of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the approximately 20,000 people who, between 1949 and 1974, worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The collection is organised into eight categories: visionaries and planners; joining the Snowy workforce; cultural diversity on the Snowy; 'Little Norway'; ...

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Constructing the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into seven categories: preparing the sites; bringing up supplies; drilling the tunnels; constructing the dams; building the power stations; constructing pressure shafts; and creating ...

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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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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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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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Bushrangers

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources about Australian bushrangers is organised into six categories - the threat of bushrangers; Ben Hall; Martin Cash; Dan Morgan; Ned Kelly in contemporary sources; and bushranger films. It contains contemporary sketches, portrait photographs, a letter and objects as well as ...

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Squatters on their 'run'

This collection of 24 images focuses on the experiences of three squatters, Duncan Cooper and George and Harry Thomson, who occupied land in western Victoria from 1842 to 1853. The collection is organised into five sections - squatters occupying a 'run' at Challicum; establishing the home station; lambing stations and outstations; ...

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Free selectors

This collection of ten digital curriculum resources about free selectors in Australia is organised into two categories - free selectors on their selections and free selectors portrayed in film. Photographs and a painting show selector families working to clear their selections and posing in front of the houses they have ...

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Charles Kingsford Smith

Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) is Australia's most renowned aviator, the holder of more 'firsts' than any other. This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources about his life and achievements is organised into nine categories beginning with his war service and concluding with the amazing trans-Tasman attempt of ...

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Flying in Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the history of flying in Australia as a means of travel, exploration, recreation, adventure and as a cause of death. It is organised into six categories - first flights in Australia; female pilots; importance of the Moth planes; seaplanes; Qantas; and the Flying ...

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Early years of the Flying Doctor Service

This collection of seven digital curriculum resources focuses on the Flying Doctor Service from its first year in 1928 to the Service's first 40 years of operation. The collection is organised into three categories - the first year of operations; contacting the Flying Doctor Service; and the Flying Doctor Service at work ...

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Epidemic diseases in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into eight disease categories - influenza; tuberculosis; diphtheria; poliomyelitis; smallpox; whooping cough; measles; and bubonic plague. Some of these occurred in huge epidemics such as the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19. Some, such as bubonic plague, ...

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Conscription referendums of 1916 and 1917

This collection of 25 resources focuses on the bitterly divisive conscription referendums of 1916 and 1917. It is organised in five categories - examining the issues and arguments; the pro-conscription case in film; 'Referendum bullets' - film shorts in favour of the Yes case; the No case; and anticonscription activists. ...

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Repatriation of First World War veterans

This collection of 15 digital curriculum resources focuses on Australia's First World War veterans returning home to civilian life. It is organised in six categories - soldiers filling in time before repatriation; welcome home; initial support for veterans; ongoing care of the war wounded; jobs for veterans; and soldier ...

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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 ...