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Box of press studs, c1930s

This is a box containing 20 compartments filled with various types of press studs. A label on the lid of the box (not shown) reads 'approximately 10 gross of varied coloured buttons all complete'. The press studs were made in various places, including France and England, for use at Simpson's Gloves. The box is part of the ...


Card of handbag clasps

This is a piece of card holding 24 sample locks, clasps and decorations for handbags, which was used at Simpson's Gloves factory. Clasp materials include leather, metal and plastic. The card also lists prices and quantities available. The card is 37 cm high and 27.5 cm wide. It is part of the Simpson's Gloves Collection ...

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Font cubes [Chinese]

Solve word matching puzzles. Notice how a Chinese character looks slightly different in a range of font styles. Identify the same character in different fonts on a set of spinning cubes. Match a whole line of three characters. Discover a hidden message. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Stroke dig: level 1 [Chinese]

Restore stone tablets and character strokes from a dig site. Separate the tablets; notice that each has the faded outline of a Chinese character. Sort the strokes into stroke types according to their shape. Rebuild the characters by using the sorted strokes in the right order. Discover the meaning and sound of the characters. ...

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Matching kanji

Explore sets of kanji that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as 日, 貝, 月 and 目. Pair up kanji that match exactly. Notice that when kanji look alike they sometimes have related meanings. Spot the subtle differences in strokes that form the different kanji. Build your knowledge of kanji by ...

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Using 'Geological change and evolution' - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, two digital curriculum resources are used to assist students' understanding of the geological processes that helped to shape the Earth. Using Antarctica as a case study, students examine how a study of fossil evidence, plate tectonics and geological timescale supports the theory of evolution. It includes ...


Extinct Australian animals over time

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources is organised into five categories - fossils and geological time, early mammals and megafauna, recent extinctions, dinosaurs and invertebrates. The diverse groups of extinct Australian animals in the collection are represented in images of fossils, scientific reconstructions ...


Australian Cement in the Making, c1926: Quarrying limestone

This silent black-and-white clip from an industrial documentary made in the 1920s shows work in a limestone quarry at Portland, New South Wales. The clip focuses on a mobile steam shovel lifting large limestone blocks and rubble from the quarry face to carts on rail lines. A long-distance shot of the quarry face conveys ...


Immune system

This collection contains digital curriculum resources. It is organised into three categories - structure and function of the immune system; disorders of the immune system; and vaccination and the immune system. It includes learning objects, videos, images and sound recordings. The roles played by blood and stem cells are ...


National parks: Flinders Ranges

This is a colour clip showing the landscapes, history, flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia. The clip opens with a description of pastoral expansion from the 1850s, followed by scenes of wildlife and river red gums. It then describes how Wilpena Pound was occupied by graziers during a ...


Section showing the lung structure of the lungfish

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1948 of a printed page from an article published in a German scientific journal, 'Jen. Denkschriften', by Professor Walter Baldwin Spencer. The photograph focuses on the first of Spencer's scientific drawings, which shows a section of the lung of 'Neoceratodus forsteri', the ...


The 'West Australian' polling board for the Federation referendum, 1900

This is a black-and-white photograph that shows a huge polling board with the results of the Federation referendum in Western Australia, which was held on 31 July 1900. The board shows that Western Australia voted to join the Commonwealth of Australia by 44,652 votes to 19,636. It also shows the results for each of the ...


Australian Labor Party pamphlet for the 1940 federal elections

This is a four-page Australian Labor Party pamphlet for the federal elections of September 1940, with 'how to vote' information for Western Australia on the outer covers and an outline of Labor's defence policy on the inside pages.


Flea fossil

This is a colour photograph of an ancient flea ('Tarwinia australis') fossilised in mudstone. This specimen is from the Koonwarra fossil bed in South Gippsland, Victoria. The rounded body, long legs that are wider at the top, and the relatively long antennae of this flea specimen are clearly visible.


Gastropod fossil

This is a colour photograph of a fossil of a gastropod 'Tenagodus occlusus', showing the spiralled shell.


Graptolite fossils - item 5

This is a colour photograph of a graptolite fossilised in rock. This species is 'Clonograptus persistens'.


Zygomaturus fossil skeleton

This is a colour photograph of a 'Zygomaturus tasmanicus' fossil skeleton. The skeleton is a museum specimen and has been braced with metal rods. It is displayed in a standing posture.


Trilobite fossil

This is a colour photograph of a fossil trilobite of the genus 'Kolihapeltis'.


Graptolite fossils - item 1

This is a colour photograph of graptolites fossilised in rock. These are specimens of 'Pendeograptus fruticosus'. The figures visible on the rock are cataloguing numbers.


Feather fossil

This is a colour photograph of a feather fossilised in mudstone. This specimen is from the Koonwarra fossil bed in the South Gippsland region of Victoria. This fossil shows detail of the feather structure, including the central shaft and attached barbs.