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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 ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme in overview

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the 'big picture' of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into three categories: overviews of the Scheme; maps and diagrams of the Scheme; and celebrating stages in the Scheme. The collection contains historic photographs, film footage and ...

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Horse power in urban Australia

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources focuses on how horses were used in Australian cities and towns in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is organised into three categories - horses working in city streets; hauling and carting; and levelling and landscaping. The sketch, historical photographs and archival film ...

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Bombing of Darwin

Between February 1942 and November 1943, the Darwin area was bombed 64 times. This collection of resources focuses on these attacks and is divided into seven categories - the likelihood of an attack on Darwin; the first attack, on 19 February 1942; the exodus and its aftermath; after the first air raid; Japanese air crew ...

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Establishing Australia's national capital, 1899-1926

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on the early establishment of Canberra. The collection is divided into five categories - deciding to build a new capital city; deciding on a site; deciding on a design; naming the national capital; and starting to build the national capital. It includes a textual ...

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The Australian navy in action

This collection of resources about the Australian navy is organised in six categories - destroying the Emden in 1914; training with torpedoes in the 1930s; the Second World War; the loss of HMAS Sydney in 1941; HMAS Canberra in harbour in 1941; and under fire in Darwin Harbour in 1942. The collection contains photographs, ...

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Gold rushes in New South Wales

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources is organised in four categories - the first discovery of gold; Australia's first goldfield at Ophir; bringing the gold to Sydney; and goldfields in NSW, 1860-81. The collection includes paintings, sketches, artefacts and photographs. Its highlight is a set of lithographic ...

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Enlistment and recruitment in the First World War

This is a collection of nine resources focusing on the means used to increase enlistments during the First World War. In some views the collection is presented in six categories - enlistment posters, recruitment films, tours, parades, pressure to enlist, and enlistment and recruitment overall. It includes photographs, telemovie ...