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Families and chronic illness: the benefits of sport

This clip shows young Indigenous people discussing the positive effects of their involvement in a team sport over the time they have acted as the carer of a family member with a chronic illness. They describe how playing sport is an outlet from responsibilities, and how team members and coaches can provide additional emotional ...

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TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 3, Year 4 Health & Physical Education

This unit of work focuses students on becoming aware of unsafe situations and using self-talk to keep themselves safe. Students identify strategies to avoid unsafe situations and communicate their understandings by creating comic strips, role plays and games. Finally students are challenged to identify an idea that could ...

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Matches from Scott's hut in Antarctica, pre-1911

These are five matches believed to have been collected from Scott's hut by Andrew Keith Jack, a member of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 led by Ernest Shackleton. A scale gives an indication of their size. They are part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'heroic' era of exploration of Antarctica.

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Khaki green hood with flange for use in Antarctica, 1954-1966

This is a khaki green hood with a round opening for the face. It consists of a flange, a projecting collar of five panels extending from a round crown piece. The panels extend to and flare out around the shoulders. The face opening features a wire-stiffened panel strengthened by machine stitching. This panel extends outwards ...

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Young people and asthma: my future

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing its potential effect on their future. Each one shares their goals and hopes, and some explain how asthma has influenced their decision to work in the health field. They discuss the significance of medication in managing asthma and in achieving their future goals and ...

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Young people and asthma: words of wisdom

This clip shows five young people discussing what they have learnt from their experience of living with asthma. Resilience emerges as a strong theme and the young people highlight the value of knowing their bodies and their limits, and of not allowing asthma to get in the way of achieving their goals. They emphasise the ...

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Young people and epilepsy: who do you tell?

This clip shows young people with epilepsy talking about deciding who in their life to tell about their condition and when. They discuss how important it is for people to be sensitive when they inquire about epilepsy, and they affirm the value of friends and the support they provide. Some mention their determination to ...

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Young people and epilepsy: looking ahead

This clip shows young people discussing how epilepsy might affect their future. They talk about career goals and how their diagnosis has affected career dreams. Epilepsy has played a role in shaping their life choices and aspirations, but they articulate their determination to get on with their life, and not let epilepsy ...

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Young people and epilepsy: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people talking about the main things they have learned from living with epilepsy. Finding out more about their epilepsy, setting goals and managing stress levels are important to them. They also speak about resilience, having a strong support network and of the two-way benefit of being able to communicate ...

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Families and chronic illness: school and friends

This clip shows a number of young Indigenous people discussing how being a carer has affected their schooling and general life. They talk about such things as levels of support at school, school attendance, attention levels, achievement, privacy or disclosure and social isolation. The young people also mention some of the ...

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Families and chronic illness: looking to the future

This clip shows young Indigenous people who either are or have been carers for family members with a chronic illness, discussing their plans for the future. Their resilience is evident as they speak of their goals, hopes and aspirations and about their experiences of, and recovery from, grief. This clip is one of a series ...

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Families and chronic illness: words of wisdom

This clip shows a group of young Indigenous people reflecting on what they have learned from caring for a family member with a chronic illness. They stress how important it is for carers to keep discussing the stresses of their role with those they trust and to ask for support when they need it. They also talk about what ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: support

This clip shows young people with hearing impairment talking about the people in their lives who provide support, such as parents, relatives, teachers and teaching assistants. They explain the ways in which this support is offered, and the way it makes them feel. They offer advice on creating a supportive environment for ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people summarising their philosophy on living with hearing impairments and giving some advice. One person mentions things that people, particularly teachers, can do to minimise the impact of the hearing impairment. They speak positively, demonstrating their resilience and delivering a strong message ...

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Young people and mental health: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people sharing what they have learned from their experiences of being ill and managing a mental health issue. They talk about the need for young people to listen when their family and friends show concern or notice behavioural changes. They also encourage seeking professional help early, at the first ...

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Young people and mental health: looking ahead

This clip shows young people talking optimistically about their future, describing their personal, educational and professional ambitions. They demonstrate resilience when they describe their mental health issues as temporary setbacks. This clip is one of a series in which young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people talk ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: healthy eating and exercise

This clip shows young people with diabetes talking about how important it is for them to exercise and eat healthily. They also describe the symptoms that may indicate that they have high or low blood sugar levels, and of how they monitor and manage changes in their blood sugar levels. This clip is one in a series showing ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: self-management and insulin

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing the self-management strategies that allow them to be independent and lead active lives. They talk about how they recognise changes in their blood sugar level and what they do when changes occur. This clip is one in a series showing young Indigenous and non-Indigenous ...

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Vietnamese refugees and their children's future

This clip explores how the children of Vietnamese refugees can feel a strong sense of obligation and responsibility because the refugee generation 'laid out its body as a bridge' for them 'to walk over'. Helen Huynh describes how her parents' sacrifices made it essential that she succeed in her studies. She tells of the ...

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Menzies' 'Forgotten people' speech, 2008

'Menzies' forgotten people speech' is an excerpt from the film 'Menzies and Churchill at war' (55 min) produced in 2008. Using Robert Menzies's Second World War diaries and remarkable 16-mm film, 'Menzies and Churchill at war' lifts the lid on a bitter behind-the-scenes battle between Winston Churchill and the Australian ...