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How seeds become plants

Did you know that a coconut and a walnut are actually seeds? Tiny or huge, prickly or smooth, seeds contain everything a plant needs to start a new life. Watch this clip and find out how seeds get around, and what they need to start growing. Presenter Nick Hardcastle will even show you how to grow your own plants from seed.

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Wattleseed: a promising new cooking ingredient

If you were a farmer, what native plants could you grow to provide a new food crop? Find out how Mark Lucas, a South Australian farmer, makes use of scientific research and innovative chefs to create a market for a new native plant food product.

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Developing bush tucker into a seed crop

Which native plant might provide a ready-made crop that could be used as a very nutritious food source? Meet two South Australian growers who are investigating just such a native crop. Find out more about the seed crop that does not require significant amounts of water or fertiliser and has a long history of use by Indigenous ...

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Australian Labor Party pamphlet for the 1940 federal elections

This is a four-page Australian Labor Party pamphlet for the federal elections of September 1940, with 'how to vote' information for Western Australia on the outer covers and an outline of Labor's defence policy on the inside pages.

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Campaign speech by John Curtin, 1937

This is a 1937 federal election campaign speech by John Curtin, then Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. Curtin sets out his vision for Australia under a Labor government, promising a government that will tackle the 'twin evils' of poverty and war. The speech lasts about ten minutes.

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ALP federal election television advertisement, 1966 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from the beginning of an Australian Labor Party (ALP) black-and-white television advertisement for the 1966 federal election. It opens with Vietnam War footage accompanied by dramatic music. This is followed by a quotation from US President L B Johnson - 'Stability and peace do not come easily in such ...

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ALP federal election television advertisement, 1966 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from the first half of an Australian Labor Party (ALP) black-and-white television advertisement for the 1966 federal election. It includes scenes of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment as they leave Australia heading to the conflict in Vietnam, interspersed with scenes of Vietnamese civilians. ...

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ALP federal election television advertisement, 1966 - asset 4

This is a clip taken from the second half of an Australian Labor Party (ALP) black-and-white television advertisement for the 1966 federal election. It shows the deputy leader of the ALP, Gough Whitlam, casually sitting on the corner of a lounge in his office with several large shelves lined with books behind him. In a ...

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'Women's choice', 1975 - part 1 of 5

This clip is from a colour television advertisement for the Australian Labor Party (ALP), called 'Women's choice'. It was made for screening prior to the federal election in December 1975, following the dismissal of the ALP government led by Gough Whitlam. The clip comprises a close-up shot of an unidentified woman talking ...

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'Women's choice', 1975 - part 2 of 5

This is a clip from a colour television advertisement for the Australian Labor Party (ALP), called 'Women's choice'. It was made for screening prior to the federal election in December 1975, which followed the dismissal of the ALP government led by Gough Whitlam. The clip comprises a close-up shot of an unidentified woman ...

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'Women's choice', 1975 - part 3 of 5

This is a clip from a colour television advertisement for the Australian Labor Party (ALP), called 'Women's choice'. It was made for screening prior to the federal election in December 1975, which followed the dismissal of the ALP government led by Gough Whitlam. The clip comprises close-up shots of an unidentified woman ...

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'Women's choice', 1975 - part 4 of 5

This clip is from a 1975 colour television advertisement for the Australian Labor Party (ALP), called 'Women's choice'. It was made for screening prior to the federal election in December that year, which followed the dismissal of the ALP government led by Gough Whitlam. The clip comprises close-up shots of an unidentified ...

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'Women's choice', 1975 - part 5 of 5

This clip is from a 1975 colour television advertisement for the Australian Labor Party (ALP), called 'Women's choice'. It was made for screening prior to the federal election in December that year, which followed the dismissal of the ALP government led by Gough Whitlam. The clip comprises close-up shots of an unidentified ...

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Australian federal election, 1984: Enrolling to vote

This is a close-up colour photograph of the hand of an Indigenous Australian filling in a Claim for Electoral Enrolment form in order to be eligible to vote. The photograph was taken in 1984 during the making of a program entitled 'Voting In Federal Election', made for the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to explain ...

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Dynasties - The Murdochs, 2001: Taking on New York

This clip shows Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York, claiming that he was elected mayor in 1977 because media baron Rupert Murdoch supported his candidature through the 'New York Post'. Koch, a rank outsider, tells how Murdoch held a conference during which he interviewed all the candidates running for mayor and asked ...

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Allies, 1983: Labor wins in 1972

This clip shows interviews with Marshall Green, the US ambassador to Australia (1973-75), and Clyde Cameron, a senior Cabinet minister in the Labor government (1972-75). The interviews are intercut with archival footage that includes a key Labor Party figure, Bob Hawke, delivering a victory speech after the Whitlam Labor ...

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Cartoon lampooning George Reid’s attempt to become PM, c1904

This ink-and-wash cartoon presents an interpretation of the attempts of (Sir) George Reid to gain office as the fourth prime minister of Australia. Reid is depicted climbing two ladders, one labelled ‘YES’, the other ‘NO’. A label on the solid stone wall reads ‘OFFICE’. He is represented as obese and the ladders as decrepit, ...

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Alien life form

Help an alien to understand how plants are adapted to life on Earth. Choose different combinations of leaves, seeds and roots. Design a plant that is best adapted to surviving in a particular environment. Adapt the plant for survival in specific environments: mangroves, cool rainforest, mountain slopes and arid land. Find ...

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Pests and threats

This website is designed to support science and geography inquiry activities on protecting the marine environment from introduced pests. It contains information, images and learning objects about different aspects of marine pests, including the way in which these pests have been transported around the world by ships and ...