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Phar Lap's blanket, c1932

This video features curator Michael Reason talking about the blanket formerly worn by Phar Lap and now in Museum Victoria's collection. The blanket was in use in about 1932. The camera explores the blanket closely. The video also includes photographs of Phar Lap with his trainer, Tommy Woodcock, and a box of Phar Lap's ...

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Day sky, night sky [no spoken instructions]

Identify objects in the sky such as clouds, planets and stars. Look closely at movements in the sky during the day and at night. Explore facts about celestial objects such as meteors and Moon phases. Build your own sky scene.

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Rearing tiger cubs in captivity: dataset

This chapter of an academic science book provides research data about the birth, growth and rearing of tiger cubs in captivity. Table 1 comprises the required feeding routine for hand-reared tiger cubs. It lists the routine for Day 1 following the birth, then the routine for each of the following 12 weeks.

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The Korumburra Show in 1921

This is an excerpt from a six-minute silent documentary dating from 1921 and entitled 'Korumburra, South Gippsland, Vic'. It begins with two intertitles: 'The Korumburra Show.' and 'A Panorama of the Grounds.' It then depicts the show ring, surrounded by crowds of spectators. Men are leading horses and cattle around the show ring.

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Tyrant ants attending to imperial blue butterfly pupae

This is a colour photograph of many tyrant ants ('Iridomyrmex anceps' group) on a plant stem. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.) The ants are attending to several pupae of the imperial blue or imperial hairstreak butterfly ('Jalmenus evagoras'). An adult butterfly ...

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The Barefoot Bushman: Dancing with Dingoes, 1997: Dingo farm

This clip shows Australia's first legal dingo puppies being taken to the puppy yard at Bruce Jacobs's 'Dingo Farm'. It shows the puppies in the yard playing together and suckling from a female dingo. The narrator presents a positive view of dingoes as a domestic breed of dog and challenges perceptions that the dingo is ...

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The Mongols in world history

This rich online resource is about the Mongol empire viewed in the context of the beginnings of world history. It provides a comprehensive set of materials about the Mongol culture and its history during the period from the birth of Temujin - later Chinggis (Genghis) Khan - in about 1162 to the end of the empire in 1368. ...

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The Mongols' pastoral-nomadic life

This resource, a component of the online resource The Mongols in world history, details the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongols and the rise of Temujin (Genghis Khan). It includes a list of the animals upon which the precarious pastoral-nomadic life of the Mongols depended. It describes the various uses of the animals by the ...

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Envirostories: farm animals

This is an ebook about a range of animals found on Australian farms, what they are used for, what they produce and what damage they can do. It includes animals farmed for food and/or fibre (chickens, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, ducks, pigs, alpacas and goats); animals used as pets or labour (dogs, donkeys and horses) ...

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Envirostories: my life on a sheep farm

This is an ebook about sheep and wool production on an Australian sheep farm near Euchareena in New South Wales. Intended for a mid to upper primary school audience, the book was written by Alan Wykes, a sheep farmer's son who was a year 6 student at a local school in 2012. It includes information on the farm's Merino rams; ...

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Farmers, their animals and the environment

This is a video about the valuable genetic diversity of Asia's indigenous domesticated animals; the contribution the animals' genes make to local people's food security; and the results of the use of genetic technologies. The video identifies ever-present links between farmers, their animals and the environment by describing ...

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Appaloosa: standing off and standing out

Tom talks about Texas, his pet Appaloosa. See Texas up close and find out what makes him special. Learn how Tom cares for his pet.

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Guide dog puppy in training

Meet Ella and the puppy she is helping to train as a guide dog. Find out what it takes to teach Dusty what he needs to know for a very important job.

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Ferreting around

Meet Will and his two pet ferrets, Lemony and Snicket. Learn how Will cares for these two animal acrobats. Find out about some challenges he faces in having ferrets around the house.

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Guinea pig superstar

Meet Larissa and her guinea pig called 'Superstar'. Learn how Larissa cares for her guinea pig pets and what her dream is. Find out what makes Superstar a superstar pet.

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: Children at home on the farm

This interactive lesson introduces students to egg farms in the context of the variety of places that people can live in and belong to. They then learn to identify familiar farm features, and about children living on farms, their important daily contributions to farm life and why egg farms are important to people. The lesson ...

Teacher resource

Producing cattle and sheep...beef and lamb

This is a unit of work comprising five sequences of activities in which students investigate cattle and sheep production systems and present a documentary, song, poster or brochure in response. In the first sequence, students engage with the industries, sources of information and possible forms of response. In the second ...

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Skin and scales, feathers and fur

This collection of media resources focuses on the features of a variety of animals and how these features help the animals meet their needs for food, shelter and safety from predators.

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Producing cattle and sheep...and beef and lamb: producer video

This is a video about the operation of a Southdown sheep stud and olive plantation at Gum Park farm in South Australia. Introduced by farmer Dee Nolan, it shows the sheep in the olive groves, the lambing paddocks and birthing shed as she describes the farm's certified organic approach that starts from the soil up and uses ...

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Farm Diaries: producer video

This is a video about pig production at the Tintinara property of the Mount Boothby Pastoral Company in South Australia. Pigs at various stages are shown, including nursing piglets, weaned piglets weighing between 7 and 10k, and pigs close to a live weight of 100k. Pig producer Alastair Johnson gives statistics about the ...