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Bronze figure of Aja the ram, 18th-century

This is a bronze statuette of Aja, the ram, a Hindu figure manufactured from bronze some time in the 18th century. Standing squarely on four legs, the ram has curled horns, and wears a cloth over his back and garlands around the neck. Beneath him are two dogs. In front of each of the ram's forelegs is a human figure and ...

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Ceramic hands - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Macedon Ranges, 2002

This sculpture of ceramic hands was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges in 2002. The sculpture was created by Kyneton potter Peggy Thallong-Smith with assistance from Pat Beasley. It measures 26.5 cm (length) x 26.8 cm (width) x 13.5 cm (height). ...

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Mallee root - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Swan Hill, 1995

This mallee root artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Swan Hill in 1995. The root has a sawn edge showing the red-brown colour inside. A metal plaque reads: 'WOMEN ON FARMS / GATHERING / SWAN HILL / 1995'. The artwork measures 21.0 cm (length) x 18.0 cm (width) x 15.5 ...

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Mallee bottle - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen, 1998

This mallee bottle artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen in 1998. The bottle contains sand and seeds, it has a cluster of gumnuts around the neck and is stoppered with a cork. It is symbolic of the way individuals, represented by the different grains of sand and ...

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Cogs from harvester - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Horsham, 2004

These interwoven cogs from a well-used Shearer grain harvester were selected as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Horsham in 2004. The cogs symbolise how women are the cogs that keep the community turning.

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Cheque facsimile - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Glenormiston, 1994

This facsimile of a cheque to 'Swan Hill WOFG [Women on Farms Gathering]' is a symbolic icon of the Women on Farms Gathering at Glenormiston in 1994. The success of the Glenormiston Gathering made it possible for a cheque of $1,000 to be handed to succeeding organising committees as seeding money. This icon of the 1994 ...

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'Rustic rose' - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Benalla, 2005

This 'rustic rose' sculpture was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Benalla in 2005. It was made by Bonnie Leatham, the daughter of one of the Gathering organisers, from barbed wire and an old tobacco tin found on her property. The sculpture measures 59.5 cm (length) x 4.7 cm ...

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Horseshoe - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Yarra Valley, 2000

This horseshoe, decorated with yellow, pink and green ribbons, was selected as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Yarra Valley in 2000. The horseshoe and ribbons measure 47 cm (height) x 15 cm (width).

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Irrigation shovel - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Numurkah, 1992

This is an irrigation shovel that was displayed at the 1992 Women on Farms Gathering, held at Numurkah in northern Victoria. The shovel has a wooden handle. The blade of the shovel is rounded at one end and is quite rusty. The shovel's dimensions are 158.5 cm x (length) x 23.0 cm (width) x 4.0 cm (height).

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Metal spring - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Beechworth, 2001

This long, coiled, rusted metal spring was displayed at the 2001 Women on Farms Gathering at Beechworth in north-eastern Victoria. It measures 68 cm in length and 12 cm in diameter.

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'Washington, DC Government charwoman', 1942

This is a famous black-and-white anti-discrimination photograph, also widely known as 'American Gothic, Washington, DC'. It shows Mrs Ella Watson, an African American cleaner at the Treasury in Washington, USA. She is standing stiffly in front of the US flag, with a broom on one side and a mop on the other. The photograph ...

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Sidney Nolan: 'Kiata', c1943

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Kiata' by Sidney Nolan and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting, and information about the artist's views. The painting represents ...

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Sidney Nolan: 'Ned Kelly', 1946

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Ned Kelly' by Sidney Nolan and catalogue information about the painting. This is one painting in a series of 27 abstract paintings, each capturing a selected incident in the story of the iconic Kelly gang. There is also a video with audio commentary about the ...

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Shane Cotton: 'Three-quarter view', 2005

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the painting, 'Three-quarter view', by Shane Cotton (b1965, New Zealand). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's ideas and symbolism for his artwork. The commentary is also provided as text on the web page. The painting highlights ...

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We remember - unit of work

This is an extended unit of work for the middle primary years about the symbols of Australia, the significant events and lives Australians commemorate, and how these symbols and events have changed over time. The unit contains five focus questions that are explored through sequences of learning with student activities and ...

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Ian Fairweather: 'Monastery', 1961

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Monastery' by Ian Fairweather and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The abstract painting ...

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Imants Tillers: 'Terra incognita', 2005

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the large-format painting 'Terra incognita' by Imants Tillers (1950-). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's career and his artwork. The commentary is also provided as text on the web page. The painting's title means 'unknown ...

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Hans Heysen: 'The saplings', 1904

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'The saplings' by Hans Heysen and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting pays homage ...

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Real Chinese - For starters

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow introducing the tonal system of Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio, with options to show the Pinyin with a written English translation, the English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English, which reinforces ...

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Arts dialogue - Kosuke Ikeda and Alicia King

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore collaborative arts programmes between Australian and the countries of Asia using the examples of the Asialink residents, visual artists, Kosuke Ikeda and Alicia King. The teacher notes provide additional online ...