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AIDS memorial candlelight vigil and AIDS quilt display poster, 2001

This is a three-colour printed advertising poster to promote the 2001 AIDS Memorial Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony on 7 October 2001 at the Melbourne Museum plaza and the AIDS Memorial Quilt Display on the same day at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens. The text is printed in yellow over a blurred ...


World AIDS Day lapel pin, c1990s

This is an enamelled metal pin featuring a black outer circle inscribed with the words 'WORLD AIDS DAY' and an inner section in the shape of a red folded ribbon with a safety pin at the top. On the reverse there is a small safety stud for fastening the pin to one's lapel. The diameter of the pin is 2.9 cm.


The 'Grim Reaper', safe sex and homophobia

This clip is about some of the safe sex campaigns of the late 1980s and their unintended effect on the gay community. The clip opens with two safe sex community advertisements, including the famous 1987 Grim Reaper advertisement. Yianni Zinonos explains the value of the safe sex message but highlights the resultant increase ...

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Diabetes not so sweet

Diabetes is on the increase, but do you know what it is, how it happens, and most importantly, how to avoid developing one type of it? View this clip to discover the answers to these questions, as well as the differences between the two types of diabetes.

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Allergies: a big overreaction

An allergic reaction occurs when the human immune system makes a mistake and responds to harmless things such as pollen. Watch this clip to learn about the role that antibodies, immune cells, receptors and chemicals such as histamine play in triggering an allergic reaction. See an animated diagram showing the immune system's ...

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Found art: park

Explore an adventure park and create a design using objects found in a play area, bush track, miners' track and picnic table. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look ...

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Aches and pains: diabetes

Look at how the human body uses insulin to control blood sugar level. Find out how people are affected by high or low blood sugar levels. Learn how different types of diabetes can be prevented or treated. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

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Improve our town: arguments: assessment

Test your understanding of the arguments concerning a community issue. Help a local council decide on a development proposal. Determine whether the best use of a demolition site in the centre of town will be for a park or for a mall. Talk to people in the local community to find out their opinions. Restate the reasons given ...


Terrestrial data

This is a collection of 7 digital curriculum resources that allows students to consider and interrogate terrestrial ecosystem data related to the flow of matter and energy. The resources are datasets that provide students with an opportunity to pose their own investigative questions, for example relating to data on land ...


An Adelaide park in 1928

This is an excerpt from 'Adelaide', a 1928 silent documentary made by the Australian Development and Migration Commission. It shows a tranquil, shady park along the Torrens River in Adelaide. People, mainly women and children, are strolling and sitting in the park.


Scenes in and around Hobart - asset 1

This is an excerpt from 'Tasmania the Wonderland', a 9-minute documentary with a commentary, which was filmed in and around Hobart, Tasmania, in 1934. Scenes include a team of men picking apples, men and women hop-picking, St David's Park, pedestrians walking in the park and leaving at the Davey Street gate almost opposite ...


Family scenes, c1937

This is silent, colour home movie footage of a family visit to south-eastern Australia in around 1937. It shows family members next to a car, waving goodbye, and collecting their suitcases. A park scene shows a mother helping a small child on a long slide, and a large group of children, with adults, playing what looks like ...


Protest funeral for a tree, 1994

This is a 1994 black-and-white photograph measuring 16 cm x 21 cm, taken by Nina Landis, showing Melbourne protesters conducting a funeral for trees cut down in Albert Park to make way for the Grand Prix racing circuit. Pallbearers follow two black-clad women who carry ceremonial gum leaves.


Hyde Park, Sydney, c1890

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, of Hyde Park, Sydney, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co. It shows groups of men, women and children walking in the park, sitting on park benches or relaxing on the grass. A band is playing in the bandstand, or rotunda. In the ...


Whale oil as a cure for rheumatism, Twofold Bay, early 1900s

This is a black-and-white photograph (12.0 cm x 16.4 cm) taken at Eden, New South Wales, showing the master whaler Charlie Davidson sitting in one of two 'try pots' in the foreground as another whaler, Roy Davidson, pours whale oil over him. Two other whalers, Jack Davidson and Alex ('Allie') Greig, are standing nearby, ...


Centennial Park Federation Pavilion plaque, 1901-03

This is a whitewashed fibrous plaster plaque designed by Frederick Winchester Grant and made by Grant and Cocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1901-03. Measuring 120 cm (height) x 72 cm (width) x 12 cm (depth), the plaque consists of a pictorial central panel surrounded by a highly decorative border or frame. Both ...


'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 6

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your House and Mine'. It begins with an early map showing the layout of streets in central Melbourne in 1837. Robin Boyd, as narrator, mentions the roles played by Robert Russell, Robert Hoddle and William Guilfoyle, and states ...


No More Needles Please, 1997: Insulin

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, at a pharmaceutical trade fair where he interviews Dr Richard Di Marchi, asking him why an alternative to injecting insulin is not available to diabetics. Dr Di Marchi explains that insulin cannot be administered orally because it is a peptide hormone, ...


No More Needles Please, 1997: Diabetes low

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from diabetes, having a hypoglycaemic or low-blood-sugar attack. It shows James in a disoriented state, resisting as his mother struggles to inject him with glucagon, a substance that raises blood-sugar levels. He calms down after she administers the glucagon. In the ...


A Kid Called Troy, 1993: AIDS awareness

This clip shows an interview with 8-year-old Troy about his illness, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a form of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). He is shown in close-up, answering questions from an unseen female interviewer. Troy is first asked what he knows about AIDS and then if he knows why he has AIDS. ...