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Funeral of Burke and Wills, Melbourne, 1863

This is a 17.3 cm x 24.3 cm black-and-white wood engraving of the 1863 state funeral of Burke and Wills in Melbourne, Victoria. Crowds line the street, and watch from balconies and rooftops, to see the procession that includes an ornate horse-drawn open carriage bearing the caskets of the two famous explorers, preceded ...

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Memento booklet for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901

This is an 80-page book with a soft cover coloured grey-green with gold details. The words 'THE / DUKE / AND / DUCHESS', are printed in white on green inside a border of gold Celtic scrolls. On the right is printed: 'A MEMENTO / OF THEIR VISIT / TO MELBOURNE / AND OPENING / OF THE FIRST / COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENT / OF AUSTRALIA ...

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Menu for Commonwealth Celebrations, 1901

This is a small folder containing a menu. It is printed on four sides (two visible here). The front is in brown, gold and green, with images of kangaroos, tree ferns and wattle in a frame. Printed on the front are the words: 'COMMONWEALTH / CELEBRATIONS / CONVERSAZIONE / Given by / THE STATE OF / VICTORIA / AT THE EXHIBITION ...

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Official directory of guests for the opening of the first Parliament, 1901

This is a hard-covered book titled 'Our invited guests: an official directory of the guests invited to Melbourne May 9th 1901 for the opening of the first parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia'. The book cover, shown here, is blue with gold lettering and detail. At top left is the Advance Australia coat of arms and ...

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Tet: let's get ready to celebrate

This is a teaching activity that explores the celebration of New Year in Vietnam (Tet Nguyen Dan). Included in the resource is an enlargable image, inquiry questions, suggested lesson materials, student activities and information about the importance of the full moon at New Year. There is a poster design extension activity ...

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Endangered Mala returned to natural habitat

Have you ever heard of the Australian marsupial called a Mala? Perhaps not, because this creature (also known as the Rufous Hare-wallaby), has been extinct in the wild for decades. Find out about a project to re-introduce the Mala into Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Learn also about the significance of this marsupial ...

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Aboriginal astronomy

This resource is designed to support the teaching of Australian Aboriginal astronomy in Stage 3. It includes many examples of how Aboriginal people used their knowledge of astronomy to manage daily activities, such as food gathering and ceremonial activities. It also highlights how they explained the origins of many features ...

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Lest we forget

This resource will lead students in commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Students will develop historical research skills through the investigation of the use of symbols, memorials and the Anzac spirit and their significance in Australia and across the world. The resource will support the introduction of ...

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Ronald Reagan: commemorating heroism

Few things reveal both the best and worst of humanity more than war. The D-Day landings of World War II were full of horror and heroism and are commemorated in this speech by former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. Explore the construction of this speech and how it is shaped to suit audience and purpose.