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Pythagoras's theorem: proof

This learning object includes animations of transformational geometry and algebraic proofs of Pythagoras's theorem. Interactive Illustrations of the theorem, worked examples, a quiz and practice questions are included.

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Mathematical relations

This learning object introduces students to the mathematical concept of a relation and presents different ways of representing such mappings between two sets of objects.

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Using exponents in real-life contexts

This animated presentation provides four examples of the use of exponential functions to model real-life practical situations. The examples highlight the manipulation of indices (exponents) and the index laws.

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Volume of a cone

In this learning object the relationship between the volume of a cylinder and cone is illustrated. Problems with animated worked solutions are included as are practice questions and answers for students.

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Transportation: 10. Excuse me! How can I get to...

This is a short instructional program that has an emphasis on learning one focus sentence at a time in Chinese. The focus sentence taught in this resource is, Excuse me! How can I get to... The program is delivered by an English-speaking presenter to teach the audience how to say the focus sentence. The words in the focus ...

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Jewel of the Pacific, 1932: The rat's tale

This black-and-white clip from a travelogue on Lord Howe Island features scenes of a rat hunt for a 'sixpence a tail' bounty. Filmmaker Frank Hurley's animated narration and his plays on words add humour to footage that provides detailed observations of a rat hunt by two women and their dogs as well as close-ups of two ...

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FW Thring Introduces the Stars, 1931

This black-and-white clip shows Frank Thring senior, film director and studio head, giving a speech on stage in Melbourne in November 1931. He introduces his all-Australian talking picture program and the stars who feature in the films, expressing his pride in his achievement and his hopes for the Australian film industry. ...

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Tatler Social Newsreel - Social Party in South Yarra, c1934: Sherry, olives and cocker spaniels

This black-and-white clip from a newsreel shows people at a party in about 1934 in the South Yarra garden of the Connollys, a wealthy couple who were part of Melbourne's high society set. In the opening shot, party host Lou Connolly shoots an arrow from a bow before handing the bow to another guest. The narrator identifies ...

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Eventide and Westbrook Farm Home - Brisbane City Mission, 1950: Westbrook Farm Home

This black-and-white clip from 1950 is part of a promotional film made for the Westbrook Farm Home, a juvenile detention home for boys in Queensland. It opens with a long panning shot of the exterior of the sleeping quarters and cuts to shots of the superintendent and his wife, boys working on their vegetable plots, farm ...

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Fashionista - Alex Perry, 2003: The fittings

This clip shows fashion designer Alex Perry being interviewed while he adjusts a wedding dress worn by a bride-to-be during a fitting in his Sydney salon. Interviewer Lee Lin Chin asks him about how he negotiates with his clients and about the fitting process. As the camera moves around Perry and the bride-to-be, the bride's ...

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Fashionista - Donna-May Bolinger, 2004: Passionate about shoes

This clip shows shoe and accessory designer Donna-May Bolinger in her Sydney showroom talking about her design process with interviewer Lee Lin Chin. She tells Chin that each of her collections is inspired by a different imaginary muse. She shows Chin a slipper from about 1930 and the new shoes that the slipper inspired. ...

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Fashionista - John Macarthur, 2003: 'A leftover hippy'

This clip shows knitwear specialist John Macarthur in his Sydney shop and workroom as he describes taking knitting into new, more creative directions to interviewer Lee Lin Chin. He is filmed standing in front of stacks of knitwear and then seated at his knitting machine where he talks about discovering how to use graph ...

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Fashionista - Mambo, 2003: Surfie chic

This clip shows artist Robert Moore in his studio explaining to interviewer Lee Lin Chin how he began working for the surfwear company Mambo. As he talks, there is footage of him sketching cars and footage of Mambo designs, the Mambo work team and surfing. Surf music and a rhythmical music soundtrack accompany the visuals. ...

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Fashionista - Naomi Goodsir, 2003: Like a bower bird

This clip shows milliner Naomi Goodsir talking to interviewer Lee Lin Chin about how she started working as a milliner and about her distinctive approach to hat construction. In her showroom she works on a hat and describes her design process. The camera ranges around the showroom, focusing on a range of Goodsir's hats. ...

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Letters to Ali, 2004: The first long march

This clip shows the Kirby family recalling their first visit to see 'Ali', a young refugee in detention in Port Hedland, Western Australia. It opens with images of printed text from 'Walking in their shoes', Trish Kirby's published account of the family's first visit to see Ali. Kirby reads from the article in voice-over. ...

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Overland Whippet Motor Car: Advertisement, c1926

This silent black-and-white clip shows an advertisement designed for Australian audiences for the US Overland Whippet car, with animation illustrating its economy, speed, ease of parking and comfort. White captions on a black background describe each feature, and drawn and cut-out animations with some live-action shots ...

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Commonwealth Bank - The School Bank, 1951: Withdrawing funds

This black-and-white clip taken from a sponsored film 'Commonwealth Bank - The School Bank' shows children being instructed in the Commonwealth Savings Bank in Martin Place, Sydney, on how to withdraw money from bank accounts. As a narrator describes the process there is footage of a man filling in the withdrawal form and ...

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The New Inventors - Series 1 Episode 8, 2004: Modern alchemy

This clip shows a segment from the television series 'The New Inventors' featuring an inventor, John Walker, who describes two of his inventions - the TumbleTainer and the VermiTainer, which together turn landfill into compost. The clip shows the TumbleTainer (a very large container that is rotated mechanically), a bio-filter ...

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Cradle of Creation, 1944: An ancient civilisation

This black-and-white clip shows part of a travelogue of the Middle East made by Frank Hurley as he travelled up the Euphrates River on a paddle-steamer and observed at close quarters the life of the Ma'dan people of southern Iraq. It opens with a shot of his colleagues sipping tea in the shade before boarding the paddle-steamer. ...

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Australia Post - Onward Speed, 1970: Secretaries and executives

This clip from a humorous instructional film made in 1970 by Fred Schepisi teaches secretaries and executives how to improve internal efficiencies in handling business mail. In the clip two actors (siblings Jon and Rhonda Finlayson) play multiple roles that caricature female secretaries and male executives. The actors demonstrate ...