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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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The Sven Callaway Show: health

Watch a talk show host interviewing people about health issues: students, health experts and a studio audience. Look at issues such as health education, health services, asthma, mental health and obesity. Explore a range of opinions including 'way out' ideas. Notice how people interpret facts differently. Research a topic, ...

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New developments [includes spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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New developments [no spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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Take a deep breath

Watch what happens inside the human body during physical activity. Look at diagrams of the human circulatory and respiratory systems. Explore the functions of major organs and tissues. Examine animations showing how a person breathes and how the heart pumps blood around the body. Predict the effects of walking or running ...

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Aches and pains: asthma

Look closely at the structure of human airways connected to the lungs. Find out how breathing difficulties are caused through narrowing of the airways and swelling of the linings. Learn how the body responds to asthma attacks, and how they can be prevented or treated. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. ...

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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 ...

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Watercolour painting of 'Blenheim Farm', 1856

This is a watercolour painting measuring 53 cm x 45 cm and painted in a 'naive' style by an unidentified artist in 1856. It shows 'Blenheim Farm', established by John and Jemima Ward who arrived in South Australia as assisted immigrants in 1852. There is a two-room stone cottage, newly cleared land and some of the first ...

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The Digger Carries On: Repatriation Illustrated, 1919: Farming classes at Dookie Agricultural College

This black-and-white silent clip shows an intertitle that says, 'Farming classes at Dookie Agricultural College', followed by shots of returned soldiers herding pigs and feeding them at a trough. Men release chickens from a pen and pour food onto the ground for them. The next intertitle reads, 'Returned Soldiers commencing ...

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My Brilliant Career, 1979: 'I want to be a writer'

The clip shows Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) and Harry Beecham (Sam Neill) in a paddock at the Melvyn farm discussing the topic of Harry's marriage. Sybylla, who believes Harry wants to marry her sister Gertie, is hurrying away as Harry blurts out a proposal to her. A medium close-up of Sybylla shows her looking back at Harry, ...

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Life on a Sheep Farm, 1965: The rabbit plague

This clip shows a jackeroo riding around a sheep farm at Ruffy in central Victoria and repairing a rabbit-proof fence to keep rabbits out of the grazing paddocks. A long shot shows the property overrun by rabbits. The clip ends with a farmer fumigating a rabbit warren and a shot of a huge mound of dead rabbits, while the ...