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Map tool: South-East Asia and the Mekong River

Trace the path of the Mekong River through China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Explore how these countries use resources from the river. For example, look at which countries have built dams to generate hydro-electric power. Explore issues such as river pollution.

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World religions

Look at graphs and statistics showing the distribution of religious groups. Explore the origins and key beliefs of religions in Asia and Australia. Notice there are many different faiths and they may be classified in many different ways.

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Map tool: Asia-Pacific

Zoom in on a map of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Explore key features of each country: location, population, climate, economics and tourism.


Historical map of the world, 1646

This is a highly decorative hand-coloured map of the world set in two circular hemispheres and showing America, 'TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA', Europe and Africa. The map measures 49.2 cm x 59.1 cm, was printed in Amsterdam and dates from 1646. It is the work of Hendrik Hondius (1573-1650) and his brother-in-law Jan Jansson ...


Mercator world map, 1695

This is a hand-coloured map that was probably printed in 1695 from a plate by Geradus Mercator (1512-94). It shows what was then the known world, with allegorical figures at each corner depicting the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. The map is based on a classical Greek theory about the geography of the world ...


Snowy Hydro - Snowy 69, 1969: Overview of the Scheme

This clip shows a detailed overview of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It uses a map and a model of the Snowy Mountains region, with footage of the Scheme, to show how the Scheme was designed to divert water from rivers in the Snowy Mountains to seven power stations and then into the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers ...