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'The White Australia question' by E W Cole, 1903

This is the cover of a book titled 'The White Australia question', written by Edward William Cole and published by his business Cole's Book Arcade in 1903. It comprises approximately 132 thin paper pages, plus several thicker glossy pages with illustrations and photographs. The pages are bound between two thick boards covered ...

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Rescuing the past, 1983

This video clip outlines how the French colonists discouraged and suppressed Tahiti's traditional culture and shows that in spite of this it is now re-emerging. 'Rescuing the Past' is an excerpt from the documentary 'A place of power in French Polynesia', an episode of the six-part series 'The human face of the Pacific', ...

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Customised punk outfit worn by Lewis Nicolson, 2004

This is a photograph of Lewis Nicolson at a DIY (do it yourself) punk festival in New South Wales, wearing a ten-piece punk outfit that he customised to reflect his world view. It consists of a hat with badges, a studded leather and chain necklace, white cotton printed T-shirt, sleeveless denim jacket trimmed with fake ...

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Debney Meadows Primary School ethnographic study in the Australian Children's Folklore archive, 1984

This is a booklet called 'Play and Friendships in a Multi-cultural Playground' lying on top of handwritten observations. The observations have been dated, and are on lined white writing-pad pages. The booklet is the result of a project called Play and Friendships in a Multi-cultural Playground (an ethnographic study of ...

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Hmong banner

This is a banner made by Hmong women from Laos consisting of an embroidered design on blue background, inside a border of blue, grey and white fabric. The embroidery depicts scenes of a farming community and shows men and women, sometimes with children, performing the tasks of sowing, reaping and processing various crops ...

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Banner depicting a Hmong migration story, c1985-92

This is a banner consisting of an embroidered design on a blue background, inside a border. The embroidery depicts the migration of the Hmong people from their homeland. It shows a village scene with one soldier about to set fire to the huts and others pointing guns at the Hmong. There are scenes depicting work and the ...

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Hindeloopen style foot stove, 1994

This is a foot stove painted in 'Hindeloopen' style. It is a small portable wooden box, open on one side, and is painted a warm red shade with green base and top. It has floral motifs and other decorations painted on it.

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Leaflet for the Queer Melbourne History Walk, February 2003

This is a yellow four-page leaflet produced by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) for the Queer Melbourne History Walk in February 2003. The leaflet consists of double-sided foldable pages containing photocopied text, a historical print and a photograph, all in black. Some of the print has smudged or rubbed ...

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Discussion paper - 'Towards a fairer immigration system for Australia', 1992

This is the cover of a 55-page paper titled 'Towards a fairer immigration system for Australia'. It states that the current immigration system is unfair to some groups and discusses how to guarantee fair access to Australia's immigration system. The paper was prepared by Andrew Theophanous and published in 1992. It now ...

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Review of the 1948 Australian Citizenship Act, 1982

This ten-page booklet titled 'The Australian Citizenship Act 1948' is a review of the Act by the Australian Human Rights Commission. It was published in 1982, and its dimensions are 24.80 cm x 17.50 cm.

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Published address - 'Integration - a task for all Australians', 1973

This is the cover of a 12-page booklet titled 'Integration - a task for all Australians', published in 1973. The content was delivered as an address by R E Armstrong, the secretary of the Department of Immigration, to the annual general meeting of the Good Neighbour Council of South Australia on 28 May 1973. The booklet's ...

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'Bridewealth for a Goddess', 1980s and 90s

These three clips from a documentary film shot during the 1980s and early 1990s show preparations for a sacred ceremony performed near Mt Hagen in Papua New Guinea. In the first clip Ru, the organiser of the ritual, explains why he is revising this ancient ritual to Amb Kor, a fertility goddess. The second clip shows the ...

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First Australians, episode 5: Unhealthy government experiment, 2008

In this resource are three clips from the television series First Australians. The clips describe aspects of the treatment of Aboriginal people from the late 1890s onwards, especially in Western Australia. They focus particularly on removals - how men and older boys were removed from their country and taken away to prison ...

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Re-awakening Australian Aboriginal languages

Did you know that before colonisation there were about 250 distinct Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander languages being spoken across Australia? Today, however, the majority of these languages are endangered. Listen to a number of significant Australians discussing the Aboriginal language situation in Australia today. ...

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Generational change for Italian migrants

What would it be like to start life in a new country without much knowledge of the language or culture? The clip shows the strength of the cultural traditions that Onsonato Galluzzo and his wife brought with them from Italy. See how the older family members maintain their Italian heritage and the younger generation adapt ...

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So much beauty in the people of Darwin

Have you ever been to Darwin? What comes to mind when you think of this city at the top of Australia? Darwin is home to more than 130,000 people. Many have come from distant countries, while others trace their local ancestry back thousands of years. Listen to the stories and music of some talented young people who call ...

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Thai Di's wild kitchen

Have you ever tasted Thai food? Ngamjit Anontaphan, or Thai Di to her friends, cooks Thai cuisine with Australian ingredients. She was born in Thailand but now lives in the Kimberley in Western Australia. Based on what she says in this video, what are some of the similarities between Australia and Thailand that may have ...

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Benny and the Dreamers, 1992: Path to progress

The clip shows schooling at the Papunya settlement in the 1960s and Indigenous accounts of experiences at the school. In current-day interviews, Smithy Zimeran Tjampitjinpa and Yuyua Nampitjinpa talk about their memories of the school. The interviews are intercut with black-and-white footage of a teacher showing students ...

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Beyond Sorry, 2003: Back to country

This clip shows Zita Wallace, an Eastern Arrernte woman, in her grandfather's country learning and speaking about culture. The first scene of her feeding a poddy calf has subtitled voice-over by Aggie Abbott, Wallace's aunt, observing that her niece is one of the few 'Stolen Generation' children to return to country. In ...

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Talkback Classroom, 2007: repatriation of Aboriginal remains

In this clip Franchesca Cubillo (senior curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) and George Taylor (National Museum of Australia, Repatriation Centre) talk to secondary students about the repatriation of Aboriginal ancestral remains from museums to their people. Cubillo says that the Australian Government ...