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Frozen Charlotte doll excavated in Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

This video features curator Charlotte Smith talking about a tiny Frozen Charlotte doll in Museum Victoria's collection, as well as about the area in which it was found, the 'Little Lon' area in the city of Melbourne. We are shown the exteriors and interiors of two recreated Little Lon cottages, the ceramic doll and an historical ...

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Landmarks: people and places across Australia

This resource features the Landmarks gallery, which traces a broad history of Australia since British colonisation in the late 18th century. The exhibition explores ten big themes in the country's past through the stories of Australian places and the people who have lived there. It examines how people have engaged with ...

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Archaeology unearths a mass-murder site

Discover a historic site that could reveal new evidence of the first recorded mass murder on Australian soil. The site is Beacon Island, a small island off the coast of Western Australia near present-day Geraldton. In this clip, reporter Mark Bennett visits the island with two members of a 1963 expedition that first investigated ...

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Archaeology reveals a doomed city's last moments

The ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii stand near modern Naples in Italy, providing unique evidence of ancient Roman lifestyles. Pompeii and its people were buried beneath ash and lava from the massive eruption of volcanic Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE. The buried city was lost until the mid-18th century, when archaeologists ...

Teacher resource

Gold and civilisation

In this education pack students explore our timeless fascination with gold and how its discovery has contributed to the development of modern Australia. Students also examine gold in an international context and see how other cultures and times have regarded the qualities of gold. The education packs are based on the 'Gold ...

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Protecting the Titanic

This is a video resource about the 100-year-old wreck of the ship Titanic, which lies on the Atlantic sea floor about 4 kilometres below the surface. The video describes the wreck as a site of great archaeological, historical and cultural importance as well as a memorial to those who died when the ship hit an iceberg and ...

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A significant local site

This unit of work focuses on the study of a significant local site, supporting the year 2 History curriculum. The Albuera Street Infant School in Tasmania is used as a case study to help students to examine a site and distinguish between past, present and future. This unit of work provides a set of learning sequences with ...

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New threat to world's largest rock art collection

This is a resource about threats from industry, including a proposed explosives plant, to the Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula and 40 islands in the Dampier Archipelago in north-west Western Australia. The resource consists of an online article from ‘Australian Geographic’ by Victoria Laurie accompanied by an ...

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Laptop wrap: Conservation of Pompeii and Herculaneum

This resource is a page with a focus on the issues of conservation as relating to Pompeii and Herculaneum with supporting activities and links to resources.

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Sites2See: Celebrating the Mitchell Library Centenary

This resource is a page with an overview of the history and resources of one of Australia's most prestigious collections, bequeathed by David Scott Mitchell to the State Library of NSW. Key links are to 'ONE hundred', which features 100 objects in an interactive site, and a virtual tour of the library.

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Macquarie 2010

This resource is a collection of resources commemorating the anniversary of Governor Macquarie’s appointment.