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Sharing stories: culture

This is a rich resource about the many intertwined aspects of Aboriginal cultures, including law, Country and Dreaming. It consists of an introduction, a teacher guide, three films made by Aboriginal students ('The Ngatji and paddle steamer', 'Bilwal medicine' and 'Thunderman') and two video interviews, one with Jarlmadangah ...

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Mother Aubert's medicines, c1895

These are two glass medicine bottles and three cardboard boxes, dating from about 1895, used to package Mother Mary Joseph Aubert's herbal remedies. The two bottles, each with a cork stopper and a large label on the front and sides, contain 'Paramo', a remedy for liver and kidney complaints, and 'Karana', a general tonic. ...

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Witjuti grub

This is a colour photograph of a witjuti grub ('Endoxyla leucomochla') on wood. The head region of the grub is shown. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Cossidae.)

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Moth of the witjuti grub

This is a colour photograph of a male witjuti moth ('Endoxyla leucomochla') on bare ground. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Cossidae.)

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Thursday Plantation tea-tree oil products

This is a range of Thursday Plantation tea-tree oil products: shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and soap. The packaging of each product is in white, lemon yellow and dark blue, and displays the Thursday Plantation logo, which depicts a tea-tree.

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The Blainey View - Footprints, 1982: Bush medicine

This clip shows the artist and Elder Wandjuk Marika speaking to historian Geoffrey Blainey about some of the plants that can be found in a suburban garden in Melbourne and that are used by Indigenous Australian peoples as bush medicine. Blainey tells the story of a drug made from the corkwood tree, found in New South Wales ...