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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Transport  >  Vehicles  >  Land transport  >  All terrain vehicles
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Sledge used by Bertram Armytage in Antarctica, 1907-09

This is an ice sledge made to be towed by ponies or dogs. It was used by Australian Bertram Armytage on the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09 led by Ernest Shackleton. The sledge is made of ash on a hickory frame and the base is made of three ply from a packing case. One piece is marked 'Antarctic Ship Nimrod, Shed ...

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Green machine: four-wheel drive [ESL]

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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The Circle: field training

Explore how people get around in Antarctica using transport such as helicopters, quad bikes and rubber-tracked vehicles. Look at rescue procedures and safety hazards such as crevasses. Choose equipment to pack for a field trip. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.

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Green machine: four-wheel drive

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Buff catcher, 1981

This is a modified and battered open-style green Toyota Land Cruiser 40 series short-wheelbase four-wheel-drive vehicle used for catching wild buffalo in the Northern Territory from the mid-1970s to 1980s. Known as a 'buff catcher', it has a steel frame surrounding the body and a heavy steel bionic catching arm attached ...

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Black and Dusty, 2005: Finish

This clip is from a documentary about the Indigenous participants in the 2005 Tattersall's Finke Desert Race. It starts with aerial footage of cars and buggies (quads) racing on a dirt road to a soundtrack of heavy metal music. The next scene shows competitor Warwick Thornton speaking to camera about his strategy for racing, ...

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Black and Dusty, 2005: Better than watching

This clip shows three Indigenous participants in the 2005 Tattersall's Finke Desert Race describing their involvement. It begins with a map of the route - between Alice Springs and Finke - as filmmaker Warwick Thornton describes the route in voice-over. It then shows Bernard Singer, who says racing desert buggies has become ...

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Searching for the Kookaburra

This sepia photograph, taken in June 1929 somewhere on the Overland Telegraph Track north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, shows an early model Thornycroft four-wheel-drive (4WD) six-wheeled vehicle returning from a search and recovery mission from the crash site of the plane Kookaburra. This vehicle has an enclosed ...