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Activities: English, Episode 4 - Religion

This resource for English teachers is focused on the place of religion and spirituality in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 4 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival ...

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My Place - Episode 12: 1898: Rowley, Early photography

Rowley visits Mr Merry, a photographer and boarder in Rowley's house. Mr Merry gives Rowley a photograph of the brickworks where Rowley's father worked. His mother asks Rowley about his 'book of good deeds' and Rowley explains that when he gets to 1,000 his father will come home.

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Graeme Dunstan and Buddhism

This clip is about how and why Graeme Dunstan adopted Buddhism in the 1980s. Seated in the room where he first experienced Buddhist meditation, Dunstan speaks about how difficult it was and the feelings he experienced. He then explains that Buddhism as a philosophy and a code of moral practice appealed to him when he took ...

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Makiz Ansari and Islam

This clip is about Afghan-Australian Makiz Ansari's commitment to the Muslim faith. The first part of the clip describes how her family migrated to Australia in the 1990s when she was a child, after the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union (now Russia). The second part focuses on the profound effect of her study ...

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Activities: History, Episode 4 - Religion

This resource for History teachers is focused on the place of religion and spirituality in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 4 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through the ...

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Divine Service - The House of Freedom Church, Brisbane, 1986: A church community

This clip shows part of an informal Christian service of the House of Freedom Church being held in a suburban home in Brisbane. Worshippers include young children, who are shown seating themselves on the floor in front of a low table on which are a wooden cross and flowers. Other participants are mainly young adults seated ...

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Ned Kelly's Jerilderie letter, 1879

This is the first page of a 40-page transcription by John Hanlon of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie letter, a confession and justification of his crimes, made in February 1879. This transcribed letter is handwritten in black ink on both sides of a cream-coloured page. 'Copy of Kelly's Confession' is written across the top of the ...

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Postcard of Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg

This is a colour postcard depicting the United States president Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) on 19 November 1863. It is entitled 'Lincoln's address at Gettysburg'. In blue uniforms, Union soldiers of the US federal army watch as Lincoln makes his speech with his arms raised, looking towards the sky. US flags are shown among ...

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Australian Light Horse troopers

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary made in 1915, entitled 'World War I: Australian troops in the Middle East and France'. This excerpt shows troopers of the Australian Light Horse, part of the ANZAC Mounted Division, riding over sand dunes, presumably in the Sinai Desert.

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Australian troops in the Middle East

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary made in 1915, entitled 'World War I: Australian troops in the Middle East and France'. This excerpt shows a badly damaged town, a ceremony or service, soldiers boiling their billy, and others walking through a Middle Eastern town, possibly Cairo.

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German prisoners of war

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary made in 1916, entitled 'World War I: Australian troops in the Middle East and France'. It shows wounded German soldiers in France, walking through bare, war-ravaged countryside, and taking a meal break, possibly near a wheat field.

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Billy Hughes with the troops in France

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary made in 1916, entitled 'World War I: Australian troops in the Middle East and France'. It shows the Right Honourable W M Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, visiting AIF (Australian Imperial Force) troops in a war-damaged town in France. He is seen accompanied by an officer, ...

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Betty Campbell in uniform, c1943

This is a hand-tinted colour photograph, 200 mm x 150 mm, taken at a photographic studio in Rockdale, Sydney, probably in early 1943. It shows an 18-year-old Australian woman, Betty Campbell (now Horne), wearing the brown hat and tie and the khaki summer uniform of the Australian Women's Land Army.

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Betty Campbell wearing her new work uniform, 1943

This is a posed 82 mm x 58 mm black-and-white photograph showing 18-year-old Betty Campbell (now Horne), a member of the Australian Women's Land Army, sitting on a fence at The Mount (now Abercrombie House) in Bathurst, New South Wales. The photograph was taken with Campbell's Kodak Brownie camera in early 1943.

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Wearing the new summer uniform

This is a small (58 mm x 82 mm) black-and-white photograph showing three members of the Australian Women's Land Army standing in a doorway at The Mount (now Abercrombie House) in Bathurst, New South Wales. The photograph was taken with a Kodak Brownie camera belonging to Betty Campbell (now Horne) in early 1943 during the ...

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Young women in a Sydney street in 1943

This is a posed black-and-white photograph taken by a street photographer in Sydney, New South Wales, in autumn 1943. It shows Betty Campbell (now Horne) and Joyce Harrison, members of the Australian Women's Land Army, and Campbell's friend, Nancy Wilkinson. On the back of the photograph are two pencil notations: 'Wilkinson ...

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Charity bazaar for Gallipoli heroes - asset 1

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of a Red Cross bazaar held in 1915 in Martin Place, Sydney, for troops in Gallipoli. It shows Martin Place after rain, from outside the General Post Office, with a slow pan across pavilion-style tent stalls selling flowers and other produce. Horse-drawn carriages, cars, top-hatted ...

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Recruiting at a charity bazaar

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of recruiting for voluntary military service during a Red Cross bazaar held in 1915 in Martin Place, Sydney, to raise money for troops in Gallipoli. It shows coins being thrown or placed on a British Union Jack flag painted on the ground, then cuts to a soldier recruiting a civilian ...

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Interior of a Melbourne tram, 1945

This is a black-and-white photo of the interior of an electric W-class tram in Melbourne in 1945. A conductor is selling tickets from his leather bag, carried with a strap around his neck. The seated passenger in the centre of the photo, wearing a cap, is an army officer in summer uniform. On the right-hand side the male ...

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Bomb site in Darwin, 1942

This is a black-and-white photograph of a group of six Australian soldiers at a bomb site in Darwin, Northern Territory, in 1942. The actual location in Darwin is unidentified. A sign in the foreground says 'DANGER LIVE BOMB', and one of the men is crouching or standing in what could be a bomb crater.