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The night of the bilby: get home alive [ESL]

Look at a desert environment where bilbies and other animals live. Help bilbies to gather food such as seeds, bulbs and spiders. Avoid being eaten by predators such as cats and foxes. Find enough food before the night ends. Then find a burrow to shelter in. Notice that rabbits compete for the same resources as bilbies. ...

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The night of the bilby: safe habitat [ESL]

Survey a desert environment to see if it is a suitable area to release bilbies. Estimate the amount of food available by trapping insects and small animals. Inspect the habitat for animal tracks made by predators or competitors. Fence the area to keep out unwanted animals and then remove any remaining threats. This learning ...


'Two Women Mythology at Putja Rockhole' by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, 1977

This acrylic painting depicts the legendary Kungka Kutjarra (Two Women) ancestors who made camp, hunted goannas, fetched water and gathered bush foods around Putja rock hole. They also used a form of manimani (illustrating in the sand) to lure a group of travelling Tingarri Men by arranging leaves on the ground in a yilpinytji ...


'Yumari' by Uta Uta (Wuta Wuta) Tjangala, 1981

This acrylic painting of Yumari combines several Dreamings that pass through the artist's country, including Ngurrapalangu, Tjangala's conception site. The central figure represents Tjuntamurtu (Short Legs). Also depicted are the Dreaming tracks of the Old Man (Yina), the wavy path of Lirru (the King Brown Snake), and the ...


'Travels of the Mala (Hare Wallaby)' by Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi, 1976

This acrylic painting shows the tracks of the Mala, a fast-moving wallaby, indicating where it browsed (represented by a dragging tail mark) and where it made speedy progress. On its travels in the Dreaming, the Mala passed through a wide area of central Australia, including the Indajirri swamp, 400 km west of Alice Springs, ...


'Ngunarrmanya' by Freddy West Tjakamarra, 1974

This acrylic painting depicts Ngunarrmanya, a permanent waterhole in sandhill country south of Jupiter Well, a yartayarta (important sacred place). Tingarri Men, their male initiates and two powerful female initiates called Tjarratjarra gathered at the waterhole during the Dreaming. A fire lit by men from Ngitjirrinya to ...


Benny and the Dreamers, 1992: Creation

The clip shows Pintupi Elders Benny Tjapaljarri and Mick Ngamurarri explaining the importance of Dreaming. The two men are shown in their country painting and talking. The narrator introduces them as men who left the mission to return to country and traditions. Tjapaljarri and Ngamurarri tell of the Dreaming when the country ...


Threatened Australian animals

This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources contains a diverse selection of Australia’s threatened animals. It is organised according to their conservation status - endangered, vulnerable or extinct - and includes many images of animals in their natural environment or in museums as preserved specimens. Videos show ...


Shaping the Earth's surface

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories: processes and changes over geological time; tectonic events in recent history; natural environmental processes; and consequences of altering the Earth's surface. Learning objects, images and videos demonstrate changes throughout the Earth's ...

Teacher resource

Biodiversity - sustaining living things - unit of work

This unit of work is designed to help students investigate the biodiversity of a chosen site in their local area (eg school grounds, wetlands, woodlands). Then, with the knowledge that human actions affect wildlife, they develop an action plan to increase the biodiversity in their local community.

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A sense of place - unit of work

This unit of work focuses on the location and geography of the Murray-Darling Basin and its effects on the lives of those who live there. Students investigate the location of the Murray-Darling Basin, its main geographic features and boundaries, the history of its settlement and development, the importance of the river ...


Energy flow in a grassland ecosystem: collection

This is a collection of 35 digital curriculum resources that explores the flow of energy in an ecosystem. The collection comprises 22 images, 9 video clips and 4 interactive simulations that investigate the interrelationships between organisms in a variety of ecosystems, including a grassland ecosystem. The video clips ...


Walking in the Blue Mountains, 1927

This is a black-and-white silent film clip of men and women walking on a path down an escarpment past the Bridal Veil waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the 1920s. This excerpt comes from the 1927 documentary, 'Blue Mountains', made by the Cinema and Photographic Branch of the Commonwealth Public Service.


Inside Jenolan Caves, 1925

This is a black-and-white silent film clip of two tourists led by a guide through one of the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, west of Sydney. The three people file past the camera, head and shoulders in the foreground, with limestone formations in the background. Stalactites and columns formed by ...


Giant Gippsland earthworm, 1945

This is a 1945 black-and-white photograph showing a man holding a giant earthworm.


Views of the male Richmond birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of a dorsal (top) and a ventral view of a male Richmond birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera richmondius'). A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)


Leadbeater's possum

This is a colour photograph of a preserved Leadbeater's possum ('Gymnobelideus leadbeateri'). It is a museum specimen. The long bushy tail, large eyes and ears are displayed in the image.


Baw Baw frog

This is a colour photograph of a preserved Baw Baw frog ('Philoria frosti'). It is a museum specimen preserved in a transparent container. Museum cataloguing labels are visible.


Peach's Australia, Flinders Ranges, 1976: An ancient land

This clip shows the landscape of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Bill Peach's voice-over talks of the artist Hans Heysen's appreciation of the Flinders Ranges while scenes of the landscape that Heysen enjoyed are shown. Music then accompanies film shots of some of Heysen's paintings. The sound of ...

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Perjalanan berbahaya: teacher resource

This resource has teacher notes and assessment ideas to support the classroom use of the Indonesian LOTE learning object Perjalanan berbahaya. The resource includes a profile of the expected student user, a description of the learning object, printable worksheets, extension activities, and lists of further resources related ...