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Depot signpost

This is a wooden 'finger-style' signpost with raised lettering which reads 'PROVISION DEPOT 3 MILES'. The sign was erected in the 1880s by the New Zealand Government to point the way to a food and clothing depot it had set up for shipwrecked sailors at Port Ross on the subantarctic Auckland Islands.

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Castaway suit

This is a machine-sewn three-piece suit made from thick woollen fabric woven in a houndstooth pattern. It was deposited on the subantarctic Antipodes Island in the 1880s by the New Zealand Government as part of a survival kit left for shipwrecked sailors. It was recovered from a shipwreck depot drum in 1947.

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Seaman's trousers

This is a pair of trousers made from sailcloth, with two carved wooden toggles for fasteners. The trousers are soiled and have ripped cuffs. They were probably made around 1900, possibly by a marooned seaman, and were found close to a shipwreck depot tin (survival kit left for shipwrecked sailors by the New Zealand Government) ...

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The 'Vincennes' stranded on Manly Beach, 1906

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney, showing the French ship 'Vincennes' stranded on Manly Beach. A large number of men and women stand and sit on the beach, looking towards the ship, and some people near the ship are ...

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'The 'Admella' wrecked, Cape Banks, 6th August, 1859'

This is an oil painting, measuring 68.5 cm x 97.7 cm, by South Australian colonial artist James Shaw (1815-81), who settled in Adelaide in 1850. It shows a ship, wrecked on a reef and being torn apart by mountainous waves. Morning is breaking and in the gathering light it is possible to see that the vessel has been broken ...

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'Hong Hai' aground in Australia

This is a colour photograph of the Vietnamese fishing boat the 'Hong Hai' some time after its 51-day voyage to Australia in 1978. The 'Hong Hai' is shown here sitting on its keel out of the water.

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Schermuly line-throwing gun, c1920s

This is a Schermuly line-throwing gun, designed to project a line up to 600 m from a ship to the shore. It measures 57 cm (length) x 30 cm (height) x 6.5 cm (width).

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Turtle shell commemorative plaque, 1925

This is a turtle shell commemorative plaque, dating from 1925 and inscribed with the list of survivors from the shipwreck of the SS 'Gothenberg', which sank off the Queensland coast in 1875. The plaque was created 50 years after the event and presented to individuals who assisted in the rescue. The turtle shell measures ...

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Figurehead from 'Star of Greece', 1868

This is a carved wooden figurehead of a Grecian lady painted in white that was originally attached to the bowsprit of the 'Star of Greece', a clipper built in 1868. The figurehead comprises a head and torso and is painted white, apart from a gold band around the neckline of her gown, a gold leaf coronet and a gold bracelet. ...

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Memory Cove memorial plaque, 1802

This is the remains of the copper plaque Matthew Flinders placed at Memory Cove, near Port Lincoln, in South Australia after eight of his crew drowned there in 1802. The plaque is part of South Australia's Historical Relics Collection and is one of Australia's first non-Indigenous memorials. The plaque measures 36 cm x 32 cm.

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Copper sheathing from HMS 'Buffalo', 1813

This is a rough rectangular piece of flat copper sheathing that was attached to the hull of HMS 'Buffalo'. There are four small holes in a row across the centre (possibly caused by the imprinting of government property arrows at the time of manufacture), one torn to the outer edge. The metal is thin plate and has a crumpled ...

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Carved relief from the SS 'Admella', 1857

This is a colourfully painted carved wooden relief from the vessel SS 'Admella'. It shows green and grey-green leaves and yellow flowers attached to a green stalk growing from what appears to be a stylised orange pot surrounded by a green frieze. It has distinct holes through which it was previously mounted. The relief ...

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The Wreck of the Batavia, 1973: Mutiny on the Batavia

This clip shows the final journey of the Batavia, from its last port of call in Cape Town, in what is now South Africa, to its shipwreck on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia. Shots of maps and charts from the 17th century and the sound of waves and creaking timbers are used to depict the progress of ...

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Dirty War, 2005: US military in Philippines

This clip shows the US Clark Air Base on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Military aircraft take off and land as a narrator explains that, over a 45-year period, repair, maintenance and refuelling operations have led to millions of litres of aviation fuel and other toxic chemicals being flushed down drains, causing environmental ...

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Wreck of the 'Waterloo' convict ship, 1842

This is a black-and-white sketch of a convict ship, the 'Waterloo', being wrecked off the coast of South Africa on 28 August 1842. The ship is being pounded on one side by huge waves, and is leaning as if it is about to tip over. Two of the three masts have snapped off. People can be seen floating in the water on pieces ...

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'Penguins on the beach at The Nuggets and the remains of the Gratitude', 1911

This is a black-and-white photograph taken by Frank Hurley of hundreds of Royal penguins at The Nuggets on Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean, halfway to Antarctica from Australia. On the beach behind the penguins are the remains of a shipwreck. The penguins are in sunlight, but a hill rising sharply from the beach ...

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'The wreck of the George the Third', 1850

This oil painting by Knut Bull shows a sailing ship that has run aground. It is leaning to one side as big waves break over and around it onto a rocky beach. The remains of three masts can be seen, a lookout still intact in one of them, but most of the rigging has gone. In the shallows three men work to salvage two crates, ...

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How much is that?

This learning activity consists of a series of online resources supporting students to engage, explore and reflect on the prices of some everyday foods sold in Australia and countries of the Asia region. Students analyse data and information to compare and contrast the pricing of a range of common food items in Australia ...

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Measuring Millennium Development Goals progress

This is a unit of work about progress towards achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Written from a global education perspective, the resource consists of four single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: What do the Millennium Development Goals measure?; Tracking the world's progress; Comparing ...

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The global car industry

This is a unit of work about how the car industry has become increasingly globalised. Intended for years 9 and 10 and written from a global education perspective, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Our cars; Australian automotive industry; How are decisions about globalisation made?; ...