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Aerial view of Melbourne, facing south-west towards Port Phillip Bay from East Melbourne, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of Melbourne, looking south-west from the Fitzroy/East Melbourne area towards the bay. Visible landmarks include the Yarra River, Flinders Street railyards, St Patrick's Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens and St Vincent's Hospital, along with various office ...

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Pablo Diaz waiting for tram, corner Queen and Bourke streets, Melbourne, c1980

This is a colour photograph showing Pablo Diaz waiting at a tram stop at the corner of Queen and Bourke streets, Melbourne. Pablo is wearing brown overalls with a blue T-shirt. A sign on a building to the left says 'NEAT & TRIM' and another to the right reads 'Hotham'. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Magic lantern glass slide, Brussels, late 19th century

This is a glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector. It is a colour image of Brussels, Belgium, and it was made in the late 19th century.

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Aerial view of Melbourne, facing north from Southgate, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of Melbourne, looking north up Swanston Street from Southgate. The Yarra River runs across the image with Flinders Street Railway Station on the left and various office buildings, shops and landmarks also visible. The negative is 103 mm wide x 100 mm high.

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'George Street, Haymarket, Sydney', 1880-1900

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'George Street, Haymarket, Sydney' taken by Henry King, Sydney, Australia, at some stage between 1880 and 1900. It depicts an urban scene from the late 19th century. A series of horse-drawn carts - some bearing loads, others taking passengers - move away from the camera. The ...

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Stereoview of a bullock team in George St, Sydney, 1863

This item consists of two paper, albumen, silver and ink photographic prints, which have been mounted next to one another on a card to form a stereo image. The prints show a bullock team and cart holding two large sandstone blocks standing by the curb in front of three-storey buildings in George Street, Sydney. Canvas awnings ...

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'Carrington Street', 1884-1917

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Carrington Street' taken by the Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in portrait format depicts an urban street scene, with a street light and electric power pole prominent. There are stone buildings ...

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Map of New South Wales marked with proposed federal capital sites, 1902

This is a map of New South Wales entitled 'Map of New South Wales Shewing Proposed Federal Capital Sites'. Just visible in the lower right corner is a line saying that the map was lithographed and printed in 1902 by the Department of Lands, NSW. The map is made from silk and timber, and is 6.6 cm high and 78.5 cm wide.

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Stand and deliver: public speaking and democracy

Have you ever heard the words 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears'? They come from the great orator Mark Antony talking about the death of Caesar in Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar'. Listen to this audio interview with classics scholar Dr Kathryn Welch to find out what we can learn from the first public speakers, ...

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St Kilda Road and The Domain, Melbourne, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of The Domain, looking south-east across St Kilda Road towards Richmond and South Yarra. Landmarks visible include (from top left clockwise): the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park complex, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Government House and the ...

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Mysteries of Angkor

Did you know that around 800 years ago the world's biggest city was in Cambodia? From the 10th century, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire, which ruled a huge part of South-East Asia for around three centuries. But Angkor was abandoned in the 15th century. Discover how modern archaeological techniques are now helping ...

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Tulum, an ancient Mayan city

Discover the remains of Tulum, a city that was once a busy port for a civilisation that thrived in Mexico for centuries. In this clip from an ABC Foreign Correspondent program, reporter Jane Cowan scales the heights of the Coba pyramid and recounts some of the history of the Mayan people who built it.

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New developments [includes spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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Explore water pipes [includes spoken instructions]

Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

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Where does tap water come from? [includes spoken instructions]

Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

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New developments [no spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

Interactive resource

Explore water pipes [no spoken instructions]

Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

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Where does tap water come from? [no spoken instructions]

Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

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This house: settling in Port Adelaide

Explore the life stories of a range of people who lived in a house in Port Adelaide between 1860 and 1956. Find out where they came from, how they got to South Australia and what they brought with them. Find clues to match objects with their original owners from England, Denmark, Ireland and Poland. Answer questions about ...

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This house: settling in Ballarat

Explore the life stories of a range of people who lived in a house in Ballarat between 1857 and 2000. Find out where they came from, how they got to Victoria and what they brought with them. Find clues to match objects with their original owners from Scotland, Germany, Greece and India. Answer questions about each of the ...