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Bondi Rescue, 2006: A major medical emergency

This clip shows reality television footage of lifeguards conducting an emergency resuscitation on Bondi Beach in Sydney. In the first scene lifeguards are posing for a promotional shoot when a Japanese student, Takahiro Ono, is noticed floating unconscious in the surf. The lifeguards spring into action. Placing Ono on the ...


European wasps as pests in Australia

This is an information sheet that describes why European wasps are pests in Australia, the health effects their stings can have, and the recommended first aid for stings.


Royal Flying Doctor Service dentist, NSW, 1962

This is a black-and-white photograph of a dentist from the Royal Flying Doctor Service performing dentistry beside his plane in a remote part of New South Wales in 1962.


Box jellyfish (sea wasp, indringa), 1975

This is a colour photograph taken in 1975 of a box jellyfish, also known as a sea wasp, fire medusa, indringa or jellyblubber. Its body and tentacles are clearly visible against a black background.


Australia Today - Lucky Strike … and Other Segments, 1938: Fangs of death

This clip from a black-and-white newsreel shows professional 'snake man' George Cann at his home in Sydney, New South Wales. Cann picks up a number of snakes as the narrator explains that he has been bitten 400 times in 20 years. Towards the end of the clip, Cann receives a bite from one of the snakes and is shown calmly ...


Flying Doctor treating a patient, 1969

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in outback Queensland for the Brisbane Courier Mail, showing Dr Tim O'Leary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service attending an injured stockman. The unidentified stockman is lying down with his head resting on a saddle and one of his legs in an inflatable plastic splint. Another stockman, ...


Bondi Rescue, 2007: The aftermath

This clip shows lifeguards at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach discussing their reactions after a man drowns at the beach. Scenes of the lifeguards coming off duty after the drowning are interspersed with interviews with three lifeguards. Blake McKeown, a young trainee, speaks of the personal impact of the tragedy; Andrew Reid ...


Couch - Our Women of the VAD, 1943: Women volunteers

This silent clip illustrates the activities of Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs), first through a narrative of three young women joining a VAD and then by showing the activities of the VAD, based in the Sydney suburb of Drummoyne. Intertitles assist in telling the story, which begins with three young women looking at a magazine ...

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Be on the Safe Side Year 9-10 HPE

This is a unit of work about how to be a safe, active and responsible citizen on and around the rail network. The resource focuses on identifying: hazards, pedestrian and crowd behaviour, emotions, bullying and peer pressure that impact on the decisions young people make. It includes: teacher notes, three learning experiences, ...