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Pipe band welcoming the governor-general and his wife to the Sunshine Harvester Works, 1914

This is a black-and-white photograph depicting a visit by the then governor-general, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, and his wife, Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, to the Sunshine Harvester Works in Melbourne's west on 7 July 1914. Sir Ronald is seated on a steel-framed harvester at centre left, next to the owner of the factory, Hugh ...

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Group portrait of the Anzac Military Band, c1920

This is a sepia photograph showing the Anzac Military Band in about 1920. The band members sit formally in rows, holding their instruments. They wear uniforms and peaked caps. Stanley Fletcher, a stretcher bearer during the First World War, is second from the right in the third row from the front, holding a clarinet. The ...

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The Raah Project: Melbourne's musical melting pot

Imagine a mix of classical music, jazz and hip-hop. The Raah Project combines these styles to create exciting new compositions and live performances. This clip features interviews with composers and musicians from The Raah Project as well behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and live performances. This groundbreaking ...

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A musical journey to Italy

Enjoy an interview and live performance from Southern Italy's dynamic band Kalascima, who have revived and modernised their traditional music. The band talks about the origins of their particular language, which has little in common with Italian, and performs a stunning a cappella version of a traditional worker's song, ...

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Listen to music inspired by paintings

This piece of music is called ""Pictures at an Exhibition"". It was written by a Russian composer called Mussorgsky. He was inspired to write this piece of music when he went to see his friend's paintings in an exhibition. As you listen to the orchestra playing the music, perhaps you can imagine you are walking through ...

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Come and meet the instruments

Come and meet the orchestra! The musicians are wearing 4 different colours to show which section they belong to. Can you name the 4 sections of the orchestra? What are the names of some of the instruments in each section?

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Can you hear the famous rhythm?

Beethoven was a composer who lived about 200 years ago. Have a listen as the orchestra plays one of his most well known pieces of music. Do you recognise it? Can you hear Beethoven's famous rhythm being repeated in the music?

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Lights out!

Host Paul Rissmann describes a scene where Mussorgsky finds himself all of a sudden in the dark. How does the music add to the scariness of this story?

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What a colourful exhibition!

As the orchestra plays a piece of music called "The Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells", lots of artworks are flashed up on the screen.These pictures were sent in for the concert from schools around Australia. If the music inspries you, perhaps you could make your own artwork.

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Who's that cheeky gnome?

Listen as host Paul Rissmann tells a story about Mussorgsky and a gnome called Harry. How does the orchestra's music help to tell the story?

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Cassowary ecology quiz

Explore facts about the life of cassowaries: physical characteristics; diet; habitat; life cycles; and locations. Interact with graphs to see how much people can help cassowaries. Work through ecology notes and resources. Answer questions as you go; express your answers as fractions. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Photo album: celebrations 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing celebrations and ceremonies in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as a warrior dance, a wedding ceremony and men playing traditional musical instruments such as drums and gongs. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete ...

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Photo album: daily life 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as making batik by hand, winnowing rice and selling dried fish. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning ...

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Photo album: school life 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life of Indonesian schoolchildren. See photos of children doing activities such as travelling to school in a canoe, learning traditional dance and sweeping the schoolyard. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete ...

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What on Earth?

Help an alien to understand how flowering plants are adapted to living on Earth. Watch a demonstration about plant functions such as photosynthesis. Then examine plant parts to see how they work. This learning object is the first in a series of two objects titled 'Plant life'.

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Slime emergency

Restart the engine of a spaceship. Identify four materials that can be used as a liquid fuel. Test the state of materials at different temperatures.

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Skateboard race [Windows version]

Help a teenager to fit new wheels for his skateboard. Test the strength and hardness of materials such as glass, aluminium and polyurethane. Choose the most suitable material.

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Reacting to emergencies

Operate controls for a simulated nuclear reactor. Regulate coolant flow and position of control rods. Respond to mechanical failures and other emergencies. Ensure safe operation and avoid a meltdown. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

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Metal munchers: assessment

Assess your ability to make predictions and explain your observations. Protect a spaceship from metal-munching aliens by identifying metals to feed to them. Perform tests on a range of everyday materials to discover which are metals. For example, test whether wool will conduct electricity. Explain which tests are most useful ...

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Photo album: celebrations 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing celebrations and ceremonies in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as a warrior dance, a wedding ceremony and a woman making decorative offerings for the temple. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes ...