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Indigenous people at Lake Tyers mission, c1900

This black-and-white posed photograph shows Indigenous men, women and children at Lake Tyers mission in Gippsland, Victoria, in about 1900. It has been taken out of doors with the group placed in front of a large tree and some shrubs. There are ten men, four women and several infants and children. All are wearing Western-style ...

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Truck presented to Salvation Army, outside Brunswick Town Hall, c1942

This is a sepia photograph showing a Salvation Army Chevrolet truck with loudspeaker, presented by the City of Brunswick Patriotic Fund to the Salvation Army in about 1942. A man in Salvation Army uniform and a man in a suit stand in front of the truck. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Timor-Leste: feeding the hungry

It is often hard for a developing country to grow enough food to feed its population. In this clip you'll see the challenges encountered by the growing nation of Timor-Leste (East Timor). Listen to an AusAID organiser and the East Timorese president describe the importance of food, and the heartbreak of a hungry nation.

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The different faces of Indonesia

Journey through Indonesia, our most populous neighbour - a nation of contradictions. Through the images in this clip, discover more about the people and the land, including population size, living conditions, education, internal migration, natural disasters, land management and international aid. How does Indonesia differ ...

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Poor man's crop, rich man's food

Cashews are expensive to buy, but Indonesian cashew farmers don't get paid a high price for them. So who gets the profits? Trace the journey of cashews from farm to market with some farmers from Flores who grow them. Find out about a program aimed at addressing the profit issue, and see its impact on the wellbeing of farmers ...

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The impossible made possible: ahh, clean water!

In Flores, Indonesia, eleven local villages and two international organisations work together to achieve an 'impossible' engineering feat. See in how many ways piping clean springwater from high up on a mountainside can help a community in need.

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Bali and Sumba - paradise versus poverty

We all know the idyllic paradise called Bali, but have you ever heard of its poorer neighbour, the Indonesian island of Sumba, where the people struggle to grow food to eat? Watch this clip to learn about environmental conditions and agricultural challenges there. Find out also what people in Sumba are doing to prepare ...

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Optics and refraction: different substances [ESL]

Look at light rays travelling through air, glass and water. Notice how light bends as it passes from one substance to another. Explore how the angle of refraction is affected by the nature of the substances. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Optics and refraction: light angle [ESL]

Look at light rays travelling through air and glass. Notice how light bends as it passes from one substance to another. Try to predict whether the ratio of the angles of light will change if the direction of the light ray changes. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Optics and refraction: focal point [ESL]

Look at how light rays behave when they pass through a lens. Notice how light converges after it leaves the lens. Examine how curvature and thickness of a lens affect focal length. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Optics and refraction: focal point

Look at light rays magnified by a lens. Notice how light converges after it leaves the lens. Examine how curvature and thickness of a lens affect focal length. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Optics and prisms

Position a prism to split white light into its component colours. Predict the seven colours that will be produced. Test whether the colours seen are affected by the prism material: glass, flint glass or diamond. Explore whether filters add or remove colours from the spectrum. This learning object is a combination of three ...

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Optics and prisms: split light

Position a prism to split white light into its component colours. Predict the seven colours that will be produced. Explain why dispersion occurs. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Optics and prisms: materials

Position a prism to split white light into its component colours. Test whether the colours seen are affected by the prism material: glass, flint glass or diamond. Explain why dispersion occurs in all of the prism materials. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined ...

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Optics and prisms: coloured light

Position a prism to split white light into its component colours. Explore whether filters add or remove colours from the spectrum. This learning object is one in a series of three learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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'Between traditional and white culture' cartoon by John Tiedemann, 2007

This is a black-and-white sketched illustration by John Tiedemann commenting on the Northern Territory Emergency Response or 'intervention'. It shows an Indigenous man being pulled apart by the arms, held by the thumbs and forefingers of a black hand on one side and a white hand on the other. This cartoon first appeared ...

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'Welcome to democracy' cartoon by Dean Alston, 2006

This is a monochrome cartoon by Dean Alston commenting on the Australian Government's intervention in the 2006 Dili riots. Australian military forces and Timorese villagers appear in the background with a burning village behind them. It shows a local East Timorese man in the foreground saying, '... POLITICIANS BECAME ARROGANT, ...

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'The details'll be along later' cartoon by Geoff Pryor, 2007

This black-and-white cartoon by Geoff Pryor comments on the Northern Territory Emergency Response or 'intervention'. In the foreground are the legs of a soldier who is wearing army fatigues and carrying a baton. Between the soldier's legs are two Indigenous men, a woman, small children and a dog. The soldier is saying '... ...

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'UnAustralia' cartoon by Fiona Katauskas, 2001

This colour cartoon by Fiona Katauskas is a reaction to an incident in August 2001 in which Afghan asylum seekers rescued at sea by the MV Tampa were denied entry to Australia. The cartoon shows a dilapidated ship crowded with asylum seekers approaching a pier where an elderly woman stands with outstretched arms, saying: ...

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'Dream time - nightmare time' cartoon by Michael Atchison, the Adelaide Advertiser, 2007

This black-and-white cartoon by Michael Atchison comments on the Northern Territory Emergency Response or 'intervention'. On the left, it depicts Aboriginal rock art above the caption 'DREAM TIME'. On the right, under the caption 'NIGHTMARE TIME', it depicts images with labels such as 'ABUSE', 'PORN', 'GROG', 'DRUGS' and ...