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Nhu Minh: multiculturalism in Australia

Meet Nhu Minh, a Vietnamese-Australian studying in Melbourne in 1987. Explore Nhu's cultural background, showing how multiculturalism has enriched life in Australia. Examine photos, personal notes and historic materials. Use these materials to build a storyboard, including captions and voiceovers.

Moving Image

Feeding the 24-hour television news cycle

Come behind the scenes of ABC News 24. Find out how the team gathers, prepares and presents the latest news and information to viewers throughout Australia.


A Big Country - On the Hook, 1976: ‘They look after you down here’

This clip shows the effect of mechanisation on the working conditions of wharf labourers in the 1970s with footage of overhead cranes, containers being lifted on and off ships and interviews with men who are seen attaching crane hooks to offload cargo. Some close-ups show a man's hand operating controls on a large machine ...


Trade unions in Australia

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources traces union activity since the second half of the 19th century. It is organised into eight categories - the eight-hour day campaign; significant union leaders; women and unions; the shearers' strikes of the 1890s; the great General Strike of 1917; unions on the waterfront; ...


Building a Motor Body, c1925

This black-and-white silent clip shows processes involved in the construction of the body of a motor vehicle at Holden's Motor Body Builders at Woodville, South Australia, in about 1925. Footage includes shots of workers pressing steel panels, welding panels together and fitting them to the car frame. Fade-outs define each ...


Pensions For Veterans, 1953: Veterans of the waterfront

This is a black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit. It portrays the physically demanding work of waterside workers and asks what fate awaits veterans who cease work. A montage of close-up scenes and orchestral music depicts younger wharfies working ...


November Victory, 1955: 'A fair go for the working people'

This clip from a black-and-white narrated and dramatised 1955 documentary by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit, shows the WWF 1954 campaign to unite workers and the public behind their fight against the 1954 amendments to the 1949 Stevedoring Act. Waterside workers' wives support the cause by packing food ...


November Victory, 1955

This black-and-white narrated and dramatised clip from a 1955 documentary made by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit recounts the story of the waterside workers' victory in rendering the 1954 amendment to the Stevedoring Act of 1949 unworkable. Scenes show the Bill's signing, the WWF leader Jim Healy speaking, ...


Pensions For Veterans, 1953: 'The price of profit'

This black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit highlights excerpts from a 1945 medical report on the health of waterside workers. It also shows scenes that reveal past and present dangers of working on the waterfront. Footage depicts men straining ...


People of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the approximately 20,000 people who, between 1949 and 1974, worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The collection is organised into eight categories: visionaries and planners; joining the Snowy workforce; cultural diversity on the Snowy; 'Little Norway'; ...


Constructing the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into seven categories: preparing the sites; bringing up supplies; drilling the tunnels; constructing the dams; building the power stations; constructing pressure shafts; and creating ...


Monsoon vine forest

The image shows a view from the ground looking up through the forest canopy of monsoon vines at Berry Springs Nature Park, Northern Territory, Australia.


Antarctic beech forest

This is a colour photograph of an Antarctic beech ('Nothofagus moorei') forest in Queensland's Lamington National Park, shrouded in fog. The large tree in the foreground has a hole at its base and is covered in epiphytes. The path through the forest is carpeted with dead leaves and lined with ferns and saplings. The light ...


Sustaining an ecosystem: collection 1

This is a collection of 19 digital curriculum resources that explore the flow of energy and matter in an ecosystem. The collection comprises 17 images and 2 video clips that highlight the role of decomposers and nutrients in an ecosystem. Students can investigate topics such as the factors that affect the rate of decomposition, ...

Teacher resource

Sustaining an ecosystem: teacher resource

This teacher resource provides a range of possible activities that cover aspects of the science continuum for the flow of energy and flow of matter in an ecosystem. This teaching resource provides a range of classroom activities that explore the concept of the flow of energy and flow of matter in an ecosystem, specifically ...

Teacher resource

Flow of energy: concept map

This developmental concept map demonstrates the relationships between concepts as they relate to the flow of energy in ecosystems. The concepts include those that reflect simple understandings to more complex concepts that build on them. Each concept is contained within a box, with arrows connecting boxes to represent relationships ...


National parks: Daintree

This is a colour clip showing the landscapes, flora and fauna of the Daintree National Park, part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage area. The clip opens with a description of the area's connection with the ancient rainforests of Gondwana. This is followed by scenes of reptiles, birds including the southern ...


National parks: Lamington

This is a colour clip showing some of the landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna of Lamington National Park, in the border ranges between New South Wales and Queensland. The clip reveals the diversity of plant, bird and frog life in the subtropical rainforest, which dates back to the supercontinent Gondwana, before concentrating ...


US experts assist Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952 that shows three men in work clothes consulting a bound set of papers. In her book 'Voices from the Snowy', Margaret Unger identifies the three men as US diamond drillers D Hallam, L Sincus and G Hallam, shown here at work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.


Felling giant karri in Western Australia in 1929

This is an excerpt from the silent black-and-white documentary 'The golden west' filmed in Western Australia in 1929. A highly decorated intertitle, 'Down among the big timbers the giants of the forest are fashioned into many things for many lands. "Come to the West - 1929"' is followed by scenes showing the felling of ...