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The influence of context on our reading choices

Explore the concept of the cult novel. In this clip, listen to a Jennifer Byrne Presents panel discussion about the factors that influence our appreciation of books and about how our appreciation of books changes over time.

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Where do frogs lay their eggs? [includes spoken instructions]

Explore freshwater environments to find out where native frogs live and breed. Follow a frog's life cycle. Identify habitats suitable for frogs to lay eggs. Compare the ecology of native frogs with introduced toads.

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Explore water pipes [includes spoken instructions]

Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

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River journey [no spoken instructions]

Sample water along a river. Check water temperature, salinity, clarity and current speed. Link aquatic animals with their habitats according to water types.

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Water types [no spoken instructions]

Test water samples for salinity levels and sediment content. The samples have been collected from five different places: dam, stream, river, river mouth and ocean. Compare the water properties, then match the samples with their original locations.

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Explore water pipes [no spoken instructions]

Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

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River journey [includes spoken instructions]

Sample water along a river. Check water temperature, salinity, clarity and current speed. Link aquatic animals with their habitats according to water types.

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Water types [includes spoken instructions]

Test water samples for salinity levels and sediment content. The samples have been collected from five different places: dam, stream, river, river mouth and ocean. Compare the water properties, then match the samples with their original locations.

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General Motors-Holden's - A Great New Feeling, 1968

This clip shows a black-and-white 1968 television advertisement for the Holden HK Kingswood sedan. The advertisement uses a catchy jingle with the refrain 'a great new feeling' and opens with young people splashing in the surf. This is followed by a young man driving along tree-lined unsealed roads to a river where he picks ...

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Pensions For Veterans, 1953: Veterans of the waterfront

This is a black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit. It portrays the physically demanding work of waterside workers and asks what fate awaits veterans who cease work. A montage of close-up scenes and orchestral music depicts younger wharfies working ...

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Pensions For Veterans, 1953: 'The price of profit'

This black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit highlights excerpts from a 1945 medical report on the health of waterside workers. It also shows scenes that reveal past and present dangers of working on the waterfront. Footage depicts men straining ...

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Skating at Pine Lake, Tasmania

This is an excerpt from a silent newsreel item showing champion ice-skater K Lindsay Field skating on a frozen Pine Lake near Deloraine in Tasmania. The footage was shot in 1913.

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Guthega Dam wall - asset 1

This is a 1954 photograph of the construction of the concrete dam wall at Guthega, 15 kilometres north-east of Mount Kosciuszko, in the Snowy Mountains. The wall is being constructed in sections. Power cables are suspended across the valley, and two figures stand on top of a building to the left. Water sits in small ponds ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme worker, 1957 - asset 3

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a worker rolling a 44-gallon drum at the Guthega Dam on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in 1957.

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Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme worker, 1957 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of a worker beside a small machine at the Guthega Dam on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in 1957.

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Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme worker, 1957 - asset 2

This is a posed black-and-white photograph of a Norwegian worker moving snow from the entrance to a shed at the Guthega Dam on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme in 1957.

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Man making a snowman in Canberra, 1929

This is a black-and-white photograph of a man with a handful of snow kneeling beside a snowman, complete with a brimmed hat made of snow. The photograph was taken on the Billabong Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue after a record fall of snow in 1929. Snow to a depth of 1-2 cm can be seen on the road.

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Age Before Beauty, 1980: Fear of ageing

This clip shows three women of different ages commenting on how they feel about ageing and whether society values older men more than older women. The interviews were conducted during the International Women's Day march in Sydney in 1980. The responses of the women to ageing range from a concern about being 'a nuisance ...

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Mother and Son - The Funeral, 1984: Another death in the family

This clip shows a scene from the television series 'Mother and Son' in which Uncle Tom (Peter Gwynne) dies shortly after the funeral of another family member. Maggie (Ruth Cracknell) and Uncle Tom are having a conversation on the couch when he suddenly collapses, dies and falls across her lap. In the kitchen a conversation ...