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Families and chronic illness: introductions

This clip shows young Indigenous people speaking about their experiences of caring for family members living with a chronic illness. They talk about the family member they care for and about the nature of the illness. They describe some of the effects of the illness on that person and the effect on their own lives. This ...

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Young people and asthma: symptoms and diagnosis

This clip shows six young people discussing their experiences of asthma symptoms and diagnosis. Each person describes the symptoms they experience during an asthma attack. They also discuss who diagnosed their asthma, their age at the time of diagnosis and other family members' experiences of asthma. This clip is one of ...

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Young people and asthma: triggers

This clip shows six young people describing triggers that can set off an asthma attack. Triggers, which are objects or events, are varied and seasonal. Some of them, such as various foods, are avoidable. Others, such as temperature changes or contact with pet hair, can be more difficult to avoid and often affect a person's ...

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Young people and asthma: management and medication

This clip shows six young people discussing their experience of living with asthma and the types of medication they use for it. Each person describes the side effects of their medication and how they manage asthma triggers. The clip explores the issues of knowing when to seek medical attention and the importance of being ...

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Young people and asthma: school and social life

This clip shows four young people sharing their experience of living with asthma and discussing its effects on their schooling and social life. Missing school for long periods of time, or missing the first few minutes of a class because of the additional time it takes to walk between lessons, can make it difficult for these ...

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Young people and asthma: education and awareness

This clip shows four young people discussing the importance of the Asthma Friendly Schools Program and the value of their Asthma Action Plan. They describe the support that friends and teachers provide when managing an asthma attack and the security of knowing that the people around them, particularly teachers, are knowledgeable ...

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Young people and asthma: support

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing the importance of those closest to them. They explain how friends and family help observe their asthma symptoms, remind them to take medication and help them when they are unwell. The students also discuss the value of the broader support network that includes teachers, ...

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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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Do you suffer from asthma?

Asthma is one of the most common chronic health problems in Australia. Fortunately, a lot is known about the causes of asthma attacks, and how to treat them. View this clip to find out what happens to the airways of an asthma sufferer and how this disease can be managed.

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Biography: Federation people: David Syme

Investigate newspaper editor and proprietor David Syme's role in Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Syme: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

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Pensions For Veterans, 1953: 'The price of profit'

This black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit highlights excerpts from a 1945 medical report on the health of waterside workers. It also shows scenes that reveal past and present dangers of working on the waterfront. Footage depicts men straining ...

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On the farm - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the characteristics of farm animals so they can begin to write descriptive text. This unit is particularly aimed at ESL (NESB) students and those who have limited experience of the world beyond their immediate lives. Students have regular opportunities to listen to and use correct ...

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Protest outside Australia House, London, 1935

This is a 11.9 cm x 8.6 cm black-and-white photograph of four people standing outside Australia House in London in 1935. They are holding signs protesting Australia’s treatment of British exservicemen. Some signs read 'AUSTRALIA Celebrate the Jubilee by giving Ruined British Exservice Settlers FULL JUSTICE', and 'DON’T ...

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Preparing dinner at a cattle station, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph of three women preparing a meal inside a 1950s rural kitchen. The image is titled, 'Preparing dinner in the kitchen of 'Mayfield', 160,000 acre sheep and cattle property in western Queensland'. The women are serving food and hot drinks on a central kitchen table.

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'Residence of John Macarthur near Parramatta, NSW'

This is a watercolour study by the painter Joseph Lycett (1774-1828), measuring 20.8 cm x 28.6 cm and painted around 1824. It depicts Elizabeth Farm, which had been established some 30 years earlier (1793) by the founders of Australia's merino wool industry, Elizabeth and John Macarthur. It shows an open park-like setting ...

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'A ti-tree glade'

This is a large oil painting, measuring 170.1 cm x 138.4 cm, by Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917) - a member of the Heidelberg School of landscape artists who were active in Melbourne in the late 19th century. It shows a woman herding home a group of cows at a leisurely pace across a sunlit paddock. The action is framed by ...

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Disc ploughs, 1903-17

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows 9 five-horse teams, each pulling a four-disc plough and operated by a single driver. A man on horseback is observing the teams. One team is seen in profile in the foreground, ...

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Ploughing match, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows a ploughing competition in New South Wales between teams of two-horse single-furrow mouldboard ploughs at what is probably an agricultural show. A man on the left is observing ...

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Storing the harvester, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows a 'Sunshine' stripper-harvester, with the name 'Hugh V. McKay' inscribed on it, being moved by two men and three young boys into storage in a hay shed. A young girl is sitting ...