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Washing, sorting and baling wool

This is a collection of resources about work in and around the woolshed, focusing on work other than shearing. In some views the collection is presented in five categories - washing wool; sorting, rolling and classing wool; baling wool; counting out sheep; and the woolshed in full operation. It contains historical photographs; ...

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Shearing

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on shearers and shearing. In some views the collection is organised into four categories - shearers in action, shearers and Australian identity, shearing sheds and shearing shed interiors. The collection includes watercolours, photographs, a colonial song about a shearer, ...

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Drovers

This collection of eight digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of drovers in herding cattle and sheep over long distances in 19th- and 20th-century Australia. It is organised into two categories: at work; and the drover's life. The collection contains paintings, photographs and film footage, including footage ...

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Shepherds

This collection of nine digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of shepherds in 19th-century Australia before the introduction of fenced paddocks made their job redundant. The collection is organised into six categories: watching the flock by day; moving sheep into the fold for the night; huts and watchboxes; caring ...

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Transportation by bullock team

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the use of bullocks for transporting heavy loads in 19th- and 20th-century Australia. It is organised into six categories: in action on film; hauling timber; 'bringing down' the wool; on the farm and on the road; idealised in art; and an early mechanised alternative. ...

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Overland Telegraph Line

The construction of the Overland Telegraph Line 1871-72 was the first truly national development project in Australia. This collection of nine digital curriculum resources focuses on three aspects: building the Overland Telegraph Line; the people who brought the project to fruition; and how the Overland Telegraph Line connected ...

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Sending a telegram

Sending a telegram was the main form of rapid long-distance communication in Australia until well after the Second World War. This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on three aspects - telegraphists at work; the 'telegram boy'; and telegrams for special occasions. The collection includes historical photographs, ...

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Betty Campbell joins the Women's Land Army

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources chronicles the experiences of Betty Campbell, who joined the Australian Women's Land Army as an 18-year-old from the city during the Second World War. The collection is organised around eight of Campbell's postings - four in the field and four on the staff - from 1942 to ...

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Communicating by telephone in the past

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the telephone in Australia, a means of mass communication dating back to the first call made in Melbourne in the late 1870s. The collection is organised into five categories - telephones in business; role of telephonists in exchanges; telephones in the home; using ...

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Gold rushes in Victoria

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on the rich goldfields of Victoria in the second half of the 19th century. The collection is organised into four categories: rushing to the goldfields; working a claim; success on the goldfields; and failure. It includes paintings and sketches; interactive ...

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Life on the Victorian goldfields

This is a collection of 19 digital curriculum resources focusing on life on the Victorian goldfields. The collection is organised into four categories: conditions on the goldfields; accommodation and food; making a living; and news and entertainment. It includes paintings and sketches; interactive learning objects and a ...

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'Bound for Botany Bay' - transportation of convicts to New South Wales

This is a collection of 11 digital curriculum resources focusing on the transportation of convicts to the colony of New South Wales. The collection is organised into four categories - the hulks; the First Fleet; the colony's penal stations; and items forming part of the uniforms believed to have been worn by convicts in ...

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Convict artists of New South Wales

This is a collection of 22 digital curriculum resources focusing on three convict artists who were transported to New South Wales between 1791 and 1814 - Thomas Watling, Richard Browne and Joseph Lycett. The collection reflects the subjects that interested the artists in the new colony and includes a scene of the Sydney ...

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Voyages of discovery by the peoples of the Pacific

This is a collection of 11 digital curriculum resources focusing on the voyages of discovery made by the peoples of the Pacific. The collection is organised into four categories - Pacific seafarers; Kupe the explorer; ocean-going craft; and evidence of the migration of peoples in the Pacific. It includes interactive learning ...

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European exploration of the Pacific

This is a collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focusing on Dutch, English and French exploration of the Pacific. It is organised into nine categories - European knowledge of the Pacific in the mid 17th century; Abel Tasman's voyages; James Cook; Cook's first voyage; his second voyage; his third voyage; Jean de ...

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Contact between the expeditions of Captain James Cook and the indigenous peoples of the Pacific

This is a collection of 14 digital curriculum resources focusing on relations between members of James Cook's three voyages to the Pacific and the indigenous peoples of the region. It is organised into six categories - James Cook; Tupaia; the Mäori of Queen Charlotte Sound; gifts; ethnographical collecting by expedition ...

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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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'Speaking from Experience': young people living with chronic illness

The RealTime Health 'Speaking from Experience' website is a resource for young people with direct experience of a diagnosed chronic illness, and for their friends, family and teachers. The video clips on the site are firsthand accounts by Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people of living with, or caring for someone with, ...

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Rabbit plagues in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This is a collection of 17 digital curriculum resources focusing on the rabbit problem in Australia between their introduction in the mid-19th century and the end of the 20th century. It is organised into three categories - rabbits in plague proportions; attempts to control rabbits; and the uses made of rabbits. It includes ...

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Australians at the beach, pre-1930

This is a collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focusing on Australians at the beach before 1930. It includes paintings, photographs and swimsuits along with numerous examples of archival film footage showing people enjoying the beach in the early 20th century. The collection is organised into periods - early 1800s, ...