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Liberal Party Cinema Advertisement: 'The golden age', 1946

This is a cinema advertisement for the Liberal Party made for the election campaign of 1946. The advertisement uses footage of flocks of sheep and horses ploughing the land and of working factories to present a view of a young, fertile and vigorous Australia exporting its surplus to other countries. The advertisement contrasts ...

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East Timor's first presidential election, 2002

This is a colour photograph of East Timor's independence leader, Xanana Gusmao, voting in the new country's first presidential election on 14 April 2002 in the capital, Dili. Gusmao, who was one of the candidates, is placing his voting paper into a plastic ballot box. His only rival candidate, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, ...

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ALP cinema advertisement: 'In the Wake of the Storm', 1946

This is a cinema advertisement for the Australian Labor Party, made for the election campaign of 1946. The advertisement presents Prime Minister Ben Chifley as the man who can steer Australia through the dangers of inflation to prosperity. Reminding viewers of Labor's leadership in the Second World War, the clip shows dramatic ...

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Whitlam: visit to Bendigo and Eaglehawk, 1973

These two clips are from a BCV-TV news report showing Edward Gough Whitlam (1916-), the first Labor prime minister in 23 years, visiting Bendigo and Eaglehawk in Victoria to lend support to the Victorian Labor Party's campaign for the May 1973 state elections. The first clip shows the prime minister and his wife being welcomed ...

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Australian federal election, 1984: Outside a polling booth

This is a colour photograph of a polling booth at a local school in a remote Australian town on federal election day, 1 December 1984. Volunteers from political parties stand outside the polling booth distributing how-to-vote cards to voters. The volunteers have also displayed posters of the leaders of their parties, including ...

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Election leaflet for Kath Walker, 1969

This is a campaign leaflet promoting the well-known Aboriginal poet and activist, Kath Walker (later known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal), when she stood in the 17 May 1969 Queensland election as the Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate for the electorate of Greenslopes in the south-eastern suburbs of Brisbane. It lists Walker's ...

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Ben Chifley: the aftermath of the miners' strike, 2008

This clip is an excerpt from the documentary 'Infamous victory: Ben Chifley's battle for coal', produced in 2008. This documentary about coal, communism and the Australian Labor prime minister who went to war against his own during the national miners' strike is a Screen Australia Making History production, made in association ...

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Talkback Classroom, 2007: Yirrkala bark petition

In this clip Franchesca Cubillo (senior curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) talks to secondary students about the significance of Aboriginal artwork and the Yirrkala bark petition of 1963. She says that when a bauxite mine was proposed on the Gove Pensinsula, the Yolngu people at Yirrkala had ...

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Anthem - An Act of Sedition, 2004: The trauma of Bali

This clip shows scenes of a memorial service for victims of the Bali bombings, held in October 2002 in Canberra. The then prime minister, John Howard, opposition leader Simon Crean and General Peter Cosgrove all appear. Brian Deegan, whose son Josh was killed in the bombings, argues against the Howard government's response ...

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Anthem - An Act of Sedition, 2004: MV Tampa and September 11

This clip presents an interpretation of the Howard government's response to the arrival of refugees in Australian waters on the MV Tampa in August 2001. The narration states that John Howard had often used scare tactics for his political advantage and that the refugees were now to be used in a 'race election'. Views defending ...

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The 1967 Referendum - unit of work

In this unit of work students investigate the causes and effects of the 1967 Referendum. They identify what constitutes citizenship and citizen rights, and look at some of the differences between the civil rights of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians prior to the 1967 Referendum. They also investigate the process ...

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Hughes and the Yes case, 1916

This is a silent black-and-white political advertisement that aimed to convince the Australian people to vote 'yes' at the first referendum on the issue of conscription for active military service held on 28 October 1916. Images of Prime Minister W M (Billy) Hughes speaking in front of a trellis fence are interspersed with ...

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Vote 'yes' for conscription, 1916

This is the concluding footage of a 1916 silent movie political advertisement, which aimed to convince the Australian people to vote yes for the introduction of conscription for military service at the first referendum on this issue held on 28th October 1916. The advertisement is entitled 'Referendum Bullets by W.M. Hughes', ...

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Referendum bullets: cooee

This is a silent black-and-white film clip with the words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. You would answer a Coo-ee for help in the bush. The Anzacs are Coo-eeing.', superimposed over footage of First World War Australian soldiers filing along a trench. It is one of the political advertisements in favour of conscription ...

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Referendum bullets: the Kaiser

This is a piece of black-and-white silent film footage. It opens with a photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in military uniform on horseback. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. If you vote ''No.'' spell it ''Nein.'' That is how the Kaiser would spell it. Vote ''Yes'' -- Fame, Success; Vote No -- Dishonour, ...

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Referendum bullets: 96-hour shift

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers moving through trenches, apparently under shellfire in the First World War. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Do you want to save men in the trenches from a 96-hour shift under shell fire? Then vote ''YES'' for Reinforcements.' are superimposed ...

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Referendum bullets: a fair share

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of a slow pan across shell-damaged buildings in the war zone of the First World War, probably in Belgium. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. The Antis say Australia has done her share. Belgium, France, Poland, and Servia have suffered more than their share.' are superimposed ...

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Referendum bullets: shirkers

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of the final straight of a racecourse, with the camera slowly closing in on the racehorses and their jockeys as they pass the finishing post, with racegoers massed in the background. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Preserve the lives of the Anzacs, which are as ...

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Referendum bullets: empty camps

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of bell tents pitched in rows on a field. The camera pans slowly across the field with almost no people in evidence. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Without reinforcements our training camps will be empty by the end of January.' are superimposed on the film. It ...

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Referendum bullets: AWU members

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers moving into a trench and taking up positions with rifles cocked. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. ''There are 27,000 members of the A.W.U. in the trenches, and if I did not vote to send them aid I would be ashamed to look one of them in the ...