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Saibai Island canoe

Take a traditional Torres Strait Island ocean-going canoe on a fishing trip and discover the importance of the sea to the local people. Explore a map of the Torres Strait Islands showing the main island groups. Examine a traditional outrigger canoe from Saibai Island. Look at the origins and construction of the hull, sails, ...

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The journey of the Hong Hai: design a museum exhibition

Retrace the journey of 38 refugees who escaped from Vietnam on a fishing boat in 1978. They were the first in a wave of 'boat people' to reach Australia's shores. Find out about the hardships and key events of the 51-day voyage. Collect historic objects from the trip such as a watch, guitar and binoculars. Use these objects ...

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The journey of the Hong Hai

Retrace the journey of 38 refugees who escaped from Vietnam on a fishing boat in 1978. They were the first in a wave of 'boat people' to reach Australia's shores. Find out about the hardships and key events of the 51-day voyage. Explore historic objects from the trip such as a watch, guitar and binoculars. Learn about the ...

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Travelling to the Australian goldfields

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - gold rushes in the mid-19th century; Victorian and New South Wales goldfields; Queensland goldfields; and Western Australian goldfields. Learning objects, film clips, contemporary illustrations and photographs provide evidence of gold ...

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Lake Mungo (year 7)

This is a student resource, suitable for upper primary and lower secondary, about the archaeological discoveries at Lake Mungo and what they reveal about the Aboriginal peoples of ancient Australia. Six photographs in slideshow format depict Lake Mungo as it appears now and show archaeologists at work and visitors to the ...

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Lake Mungo (year 4)

This is a student resource suitable for the mid-primary years about the archaeological findings at Lake Mungo. Seven photographs in a slideshow depict Lake Mungo as it appears now and show archaeologists at work and visitors to the area. Text on screen describes the discoveries of Mungo Lady and Mungo Man and 460 fossilised ...

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Unloading paper from a ship

This is a short excerpt from 'The Sydney Morning Herald', an 11-minute silent documentary film made in 1910. The excerpt shows a cargo of huge cylinders of newsprint being unloaded from a ship at a wharf in Sydney, New South Wales. A mechanical hoist lowers the cylinders over the side of the ship where seven men help to ...

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Unloading milk cans on the river dock in 1933

This is silent footage from a 1933 documentary entitled 'The castle, Clarence River and Mount Ogilvie'. The footage shows a group of men unloading milk cans onto a dock on the Clarence River in New South Wales and placing them on a conveyor belt that is carrying the milk cans further up the river bank to a butter factory.

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Tom Ugly's Point, Sydney, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney, showing a steam-driven cable punt crossing from the northern side of the Georges River to Tom Ugly's Point, Sydney. The cable upon which the punt runs is attached to the bank on the ...

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Incat Tasmania catamaran vehicle deck, c2000

This is a section of an empty vehicle deck on a ferry that was constructed by Incat Tasmania in Hobart. The deck is reinforced by fixed yellow supports placed at an angle. The supports in the foreground have orange warning lights fixed to them. Two mezzanine platforms designed to hold cars (one only partially visible) are ...

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Peach's Australia - Darling River, 1976: Riding on the sheep's back

This clip shows journalist Bill Peach interviewing Barney Murray, the owner of a historical shearing shed on Dunlop Station in New South Wales. Murray describes the heyday of the sheep-grazing district and estimates that in the 1880s some 360,000 sheep were shorn in the shed each year. The clip includes footage of the shearing ...

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Chinese workers on banana punts near Innisfail, early 1900s

This black-and-white photograph shows three Chinese workers transporting bananas on a punt near Innisfail in northern Queensland. The Chinese workers are wearing traditional dress and conical hats and the punt is laden with boxes and stalks of bananas. At the bow of the small flat-bottomed punt two of the men push long ...

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John Lewis tells of salvaging the Bridgewater, 2006

This is an edited audio recording of former tugboat captain John Lewis describing the operation to salvage the stern of an oil tanker, the Bridgewater, which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. Lewis says that when his tug eventually got the stern close to Fremantle there ...