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My Place - Episode 16: 1858: Benjamin, Eggs for tuppence

After foraging in the forest for plover eggs, Ben competes with Leck to sell them to the local populace. He then gets in trouble with his father after he repeats an ugly stereotype about Chinese people that he learned from Mr Wilson.

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Start a business: location and type

Start up a retail business such as a sports, electronics or clothes shop. Investigate the spending habits of local people, the location of competitors and shop sites available for rent. Choose the business type and location most likely to succeed. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Start a business: location

Choose the best location to start up a retail business in electronics. Investigate the spending habits of local people, the location of competitors and shop sites available for rent. Choose the rental location where the business is most likely to succeed.This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Start a business: type

Start up a retail business at a given location. Choose a shop type such as sports, electronics or clothes. Investigate the spending habits of local people and the location of competitors. Choose the type of business most likely to succeed. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Café consultant: attract customers

Test market demand for a café business. Survey customers and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, open a bright and funky café at dinner time serving omelettes, muffins and stir-fry dishes. Look closely at sales figures ...

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Café consultant: attract customer groups

Test market demand for a café business. Survey customers representing market groups and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, open a bright and funky café at dinner time serving omelettes, muffins and stir-fry dishes. Look ...

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Café consultant: spending habits

Test market demand and local competition for a café business. Survey customers representing market groups and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel, and the amount they have to spend. Investigate similar cafés already operating. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, ...

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Make it alive: brush-tailed rock wallabies

Investigate the steep, rocky habitat of the endangered Victorian brush-tailed rock wallaby. Discover what these wallabies eat and how feral animals such as goats, which eat the same plants, are affecting their chances of survival. Help the rock-wallaby escape from dangerous wild dogs and find enough food before the sun ...

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Make it alive: superb parrots

Investigate the woodland habitat of the endangered superb parrot. Discover what these parrots eat and where they nest. Find out how feral birds and insects such as Indian mynahs, starlings and honeybees are affecting their chances of survival. Help the parrot escape from dangerous feral cats and find enough food before ...

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Beauty contest, 1970

This is a colour photograph of contestants in the Coral Queen Contest, a beauty contest held during the Great Barrier Reef Islands Festival of 1970. It shows the contestants lined up on a podium on the sand in swimsuits and sandals and holding up travel posters advertising Ansett ANA.

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Australia Post - Meeting the Challenge, 1988: Motivation to compete

This clip shows images of large modern fast delivery vehicles, including spacecraft, as presenter Michael Talbot, then acting deputy state manager of Australia Post in New South Wales, explains that the commercial challenges and competition faced by the recently corporatised Australia Post amount to a 'battle'. Dramatic ...

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Spotswood, 1992: 'Instituting some changes'

This clip shows an efficiency expert, Mr Wallace (Anthony Hopkins), instructing Carey (Ben Mendelsohn) in staff efficiency assessments at an ailing moccasin factory in Melbourne, Victoria, and explaining the reasons behind his proposed workplace changes to a sceptical Mr Ball (Alwyn Kurts), the owner of the factory. Wallace ...

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Spotswood, 1992: 'It's about dignity'

This clip shows efficiency expert Mr Wallace (Anthony Hopkins) insisting that Mr Ball (Alwyn Kurts) sack 60 per cent of the staff at his moccasin factory in Spotswood in Melbourne, Victoria. Ball argues that his staff members deserve dignity and respect but Wallace retorts that only swift action will prevent the collapse ...

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Sealing success in a Thai village

This is a video about the preservation and marketing of a unique form of pickled fish produced by the women of Baan Tha-boe village in Thailand. The sought-after delicacy could not be sold very widely because the fish was perishable and its packaging rudimentary. A member of the women's cooperative, Kachana Wanawong, explains ...

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Weston Farm - organic farm (Tasmania)

This is a video about horticulturalist and farmer Richard Weston and his success in growing high quality organic food and flowers. It shows scenes of Weston Farm as he speaks of his commitment to quality niche products, the importance of diversification in small-scale farming, and the value of overseas research. He goes ...

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Exploring farms that produce our meat and wool:producer video

This is a video about Mayura Station in South Australia and the full-blood Wagyu beef it produces. It is introduced by owner Scott deBruin who explains the origin of Wagyu cattle in Japan; points to the characteristic marbling of its meat preferred by Asian customers; and outlines the importance of high energy grain feed ...

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Finding farms: producer video

This is a video about how lobsters are harvested and processed in South Australia for live export to China. In the first part of the video, Mark Denton, a professional rock lobster fisherman describes how the sustainability of the lobster fishery is ensured; compares and contrasts his work with farming any other form of ...

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Exploring the production and marketing of seafood: producer video

This is a video about how wild-caught lobsters are processed for export and barramundi are farmed in two South Australian businesses. The first part is presented by Andrew Laurie, the owner of Sky Seafoods, who shows the work of the lobster fishermen who supply him and how the lobsters are processed. He describes how sustainability ...

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Bruny Island Providore

This is a short clip in which the business owner of a Tasmanian fudge company describes the establishment and development of his confectionery business. Business owner, Michael, explains the production model behind his successful enterprise including the business location, the local sourcing of raw materials, and a world’s-first ...

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Banking on Shaky Ground

This is a teaching and learning resource about the role of, and risks for, the 'Big Four' Australian banks in investing in overseas companies making land grabs to support their production supply chains in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The resource consists of an eBooklet presenting ...