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Sites2See: Sustainable transport

A single web page resource developed with the NRMA containing links to sites and other resources about hybrid vehicles, low emission fuels and sustainable transport.

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Sustainable transport – sustainability action process (Years 7–10)

This sustainable transport learning resource will guide students through an extended school based investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

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Sustainable transport – sustainability action process (Years 3–6)

This sustainable transport learning resource will guide students through an extended school based investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

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Modes of transport

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian curriculum, focusing on how people travel (for example, 'vado a piedi', 'in auto', 'in tram', 'in treno'), means of transport ('prendo il ...') and how to ask when a train leaves, using the 24-hour clock. It introduces the core questions ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 32: modes of transport

This set of ten interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise basic vocabulary for 12 different modes of transport. The key language points are asking how you travel to a place, saying the transport you use and asking when a train departs (using 24-hour time) and, from a cultural perspective, ...

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Low-carb cars

This ABC In Depth feature article explores the electric car as an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles, with a brief reference to hydrogen powered cars. This article is comprehensive, but it is dated at 2008.

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Commuter ferry proposal, Tasmania, 2013

What's the main form of transport in towns or cities you are familiar with? Watch this clip about a proposal for a commuter ferry service between two Tasmanian communities: Hobart and Kingston. Find out about the costs involved and some potential benefits of transporting people by water.

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Fiat 501 motor car, 1925

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Fiat 501 motor car that was purchased by Museum Victoria in 1964. The car has a four-door soft-top tourer body with running boards, a flat windscreen and no side windows. Some refurbishment to the body was later carried out by Martin and King of Malvern, Victoria. According to Fiat ...

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Morris Commercial bullion van, 1936

This is an armour-plated bullion or money van. It has a locally made custom-built body fitted on an imported standard Morris Commercial CS Series 11/30 truck chassis, with a six-cylinder, 3485-cc, 55-brake horsepower (41 kW) petrol engine. The chassis and engine were built by Morris Commercial Cars Ltd, of Adderley Park, ...

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Dinky cars, buses, aircraft and accessories, 1934-40

This is a set of Dinky Toys metal toy cars, buses, aircraft and accessories, manufactured by Meccano, England between 1934 and 1940. They are die-cast miniatures, and painted in a range of bright colours.

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Super-Sentinel steam wagon, c1924

This is the Super-Sentinel Steam Wagon, also known as a steam truck or steam waggon, manufactured by the Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd of Shrewsbury in the UK, between 1923 and 1953. The wagon has a green body with an open cab in which three men are seated. At the rear is an open tray. The metal on the undercarriage is painted ...

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State landau, c1897

This is a state landau, painted black, with yellow and brown lining on the undercarriage, springs and wheels, and the Australian coat of arms on each door. The harness bears the coat of arms or crest of Lord Denham, governor-general of Australia 1911-14. The coach is fitted with four hard rubber tyres, C-spring suspension ...

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Concord stage coach, 1867

This is a horse-drawn Concord or 'thorough-brace' stage coach. It has seating for the driver and up to 20 passengers. A previous owner's name, 'McPhee and Co. Proprietors', is visible on the side boards of the driver's seat. It has a leather-sided 'boot' below the driver's seat for mail and smaller parcels and a suspended ...

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Cable tram model, c1880

This is a scale model of a cable tram, comprising a 'dummy motor' or grip car (containing the mechanism that gripped the moving underground cable) and an enclosed trailer or saloon car, similar in design to the type used in Melbourne from 1885 to 1940. The open grip car has wooden seats, and the drivers' controls are visible. ...

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Fountain Arch constructed for Melbourne's Federation celebrations, May 1901

This is a glass plate negative stereograph depicting the pedestrian crowd in front of the Fountain Arch at the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets in Melbourne.The photograph was taken in May 1901 when Melbourne was celebrating Federation. Beneath the arch is a fairy dell of flowers and ferns and a pond with a fountain ...

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O'Connor family and friends pulling cart loaded with tea tree, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on St Margaret Island in Gippsland. Here the O'Connor family and friends (names unknown) work hard to pull and push a cart loaded with tea tree branches back to their shack to use for shelter. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Crowd scene at Federation celebrations in Melbourne, May 1901

This is a glass plate negative stereograph depicting crowds in Swanston Street during the Federation celebrations in Melbourne, May 1901. A cable tram is travelling under the Chinese arch in the background.

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Blood Plasma

Students use this resource consisting of nine slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify some of the substances transported in the plasma. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Thomson steam car, 1898

This is a four-wheel phaeton-body steam car, designed and built by Herbert Thomson of Armadale, Victoria, between 1896 and 1898. The car has an open carriage with wooden-spoked wheels, and has two opposing upholstered red bench seats and a lamp on each side of the front seat. Across the front is painted in gold 'THOMSON ...

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Royal yacht Ophir, Federation celebrations, 1901

This is a glass plate negative stereograph depicting the royal yacht Ophir anchored in Port Phillp Bay with a longboat in the foreground. The Ophir conveyed the royal visitors, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, to the Federation celebrations in Melbourne in May 1901.