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Zou ba! Events: can you come?

Watch two friends getting ready to go to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions checking people's availability to attend events such as a school music concert, birthday party, Christmas party, disco or sports carnival. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.


May O'Brien reflects on becoming an activist, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of an interview with Western Australian Aboriginal educator and author May O'Brien. She recalls beginning secondary school in Perth in 1949 when she was aged 17, and how she went on to become a teacher. She also relates how she campaigned to improve education for all Indigenous children ...


Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, late 1950s or early 1960s

This is the Indian nationalist, pro-independence leader, statesman and first prime minister of independent India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. The black-and-white half-portrait photograph is taken to one side, with Nehru looking away from the camera. Wearing a cap and short-collared jacket, he smiles slightly. The photo is undated, ...


Compass - Gallipoli Pilgrimage, 2006: The Johnnies and the Mehmets

This clip shows the links that were forged between Australia and Turkey during the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. A scene showing a busload of Australians on their way to Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 2005 and a scene of the tour guide reading them the words of Kemal Ataturk are intercut ...


China, the Long March, 1986: Mao takes charge

This clip shows a house and meeting room at Zunyi, the location of the 1935 Chinese Communist Party meeting. Black-and-white photographs of Mao Zedong and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members at the time of Mao's rise to power are shown. The narrator points out that after 14 years of direction by the USSR politburo, the ...


Joan Kirner discusses affirmative action for ALP women, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Victorian premier Joan Kirner (1938-) talking about efforts to ensure the election of a higher proportion of female Labor Party politicians in Australia. Kirner explains how, despite the party's adoption of an affirmative action policy for women, a group of Labor women thought ...


Joan Kirner recalls her time as Victorian premier, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Joan Kirner (1938-) reflecting on being the first female premier of Victoria. She tells how she believed she could be an effective leader despite taking on the position at a time when Victoria was undergoing severe economic difficulties, and without any real role model to follow. Kirner ...


Clare Martin talks about becoming NT opposition leader, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Clare Martin talking about some of the political strategies she adopted after becoming Australian Labor Party (ALP) opposition leader in Australia's Northern Territory (NT) in 1999. Martin says she was very conscious that the NT had an unusually high proportion of male voters, and this ...


Clare Martin speaks on being a female politician, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Clare Martin, former chief minister of Australia's Northern Territory (NT), talking about being a female politician. Martin discusses some of the difficulties faced by women politicians, particularly those with children. She says that balancing their professional role with their role ...