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Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters on Ukrainian Christmas Day, Newport, c1957

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in the backyard of their family home in Newport, Victoria. This photograph was taken on Ukrainian Christmas Day, which is in January.

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Travels in Indonesia: warung

Find a small restaurant in an Indonesian town in South Sulawesi. Choose items from a menu. Talk with a waiter and other diners. Use cultural knowledge to answer questions politely. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Travels in Indonesia: bus tour

Find a travel agency in an Indonesian town. Choose tours from a list including hanging caves and ancient graveyards. Talk with a travel agent. Use cultural knowledge to explore tour information politely. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Travels in Indonesia: souvenir shop

Find a souvenir shop in an Indonesian town. Choose craft items such as a traditional rug, porcelain bowl and pottery jug. Talk with a sales person and a local customer. Use cultural knowledge to ask and answer questions politely. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Travels in Indonesia: pharmacy

Find a chemist shop in an Indonesian town. Choose items including regional and traditional Indonesian remedies. Talk with a pharmacist and a local customer. Use cultural knowledge to answer questions politely. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Travels in Indonesia: museum

Find a museum in an Indonesian town. Look closely at exhibits such as a tapestry, porcelain bowl and coffin. Talk with a museum guide and a local visitor. Use cultural knowledge to explore information politely. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Zou ba! Chinese New Year

Explore the activities and customs of Chinese New Year and learn how to wish others a Happy New Year.

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Carilah oleh-oleh

Find out about the custom of gift-giving in Indonesia. Explore an Indonesian market. See what’s for sale on three different stalls. Try three different quizzes. Answer questions to find clues to a gift that would be suitable for oleh-oleh.

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General Motors-Holden's - Monaro, Three New Models, 1968

This colour clip shows the introductory part of a 1968 television advertisement for the Holden HK Monaro two-door sports coupé. The clip begins with scenes of formula and production car races, pit action, drivers and female fans. Over an instrumental soundtrack, a male narrator describes 'today's world' and 'today's people'. ...

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Bicycles as a form of transport in Australia

The golden age of bicycles began in the 1890s when innovations such as pneumatic tyres and cable-pull brakes made bicycles more comfortable and safe. This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources is organised into five categories - velocipedes; penny-farthing bicycles; travelling from Perth to Kalgoorlie by bicycle; ...

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Women at the soup kitchen in Melbourne, 1930

This is an except from a 1930 silent film about the soup kitchens, which were set up in Melbourne to help the victims of the Great Depression (1929-39). The excerpt shows women, some with children, coming to a soup kitchen to get a cup of tea and some food.

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Crowds at a football match

This footage is from a black-and-white silent newsreel or documentary about Australian football. It shows crowd scenes from a game probably in 1928 at what appears to be half time.

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Debutantes, Queensland, c1905

This is a black-and-white photograph of a group of young women dressed as debutantes. It is undated but is part of a collection relating to postal and telecommunications services in Queensland from 1890, and was probably taken around 1905. There is a strong chance the women were employees of the Postmaster-General's Department.

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The first Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane, 1916

This is a black-and-white photograph of the first Anzac Day march held in Brisbane on 25 April 1916 to mark the first anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand troops on Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. The photograph was taken outside Brisbane's General Post Office in Queen Street. It shows soldiers on horseback ...

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Carr-Hordern wedding party, Sydney, 1911

This is a formal, sepia-toned photograph of the Carr-Hordern wedding party on 29 April 1911 in Chatswood, Sydney, taken by Exchange Studios of Pitt Street. The wedding party is posed on the steps in front of the ivy-covered Carr-Hordern home, 'Chislehurst'. The bride, Olive Carr-Hordern, and the hatless groom, the Reverend ...

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Tabua (ceremonial whale tooth), c1800s

This tabua, a kapkap (a forehead or shoulder ornament), is a large, cream-coloured whale tooth, originating from Fiji in the 19th century. It is perforated at the tip and the base for suspension. Its suspension cord is a tight, complex plait of sennit (coconut fibre) with ornamental knots at 2-3 cm intervals. Nine ornamental ...

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'Akau-tä (club), 18th century

This is a long fighting club created in Tonga in the 18th century. It flares from a round grip to a wider, thicker tip and is completely covered with intricate incised designs, including several miniature figures on the shaft and flattened end (figures are not visible in this image). Most of the carving is extremely fine, ...

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Cloak, c1870

This is a semi-circular cloak created in the Cook Islands around 1870. It is made of fine blue woollen cloth with four concentric bands of gold-coloured hibiscus bast fibres (kiri'au). Each band consists of a double fringe of fibre - a longer band of fine fibres and a shorter overlying band of thicker fibres. The upper ...

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Eharo (dance mask), 20th century

This is an inverted conical mask created in Papua New Guinea in the early 20th century. It consists of a cane framework, covered with barkcloth, and painted in red, black and white pigment. On the front is a face with a wide open, beak-like mouth, bordered with a red rim. The nose and forehead create a red T-shape. Two ...

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Tamtam (slit drum), c1900

This is a large, vertical slit drum with a single stylised face carved above the slit. It was probably created on the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu, around 1900. The face has a high forehead, slightly raised disk eyes and arched eyebrows. The face is bordered with a decorative motif of four notched parallel ridges. These lines ...