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Gladstone bag used by John King Davis, c1900

This Gladstone bag was used by John King Davis on his nautical journeys, which included several expeditions to Antarctica between 1907 and 1930. The bag was made in about 1900 and measures 64 cm (length) x 36 cm (width) x 36 cm (height).

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Brian Austin catching bus to Adelaide on the Esplanade, St Kilda, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Brian Austin walking towards the camera, going back to his hotel in St Kilda while his tour bus is being loaded for a return trip to Adelaide in December 1954. The bus is behind him and there are several people and many pieces of luggage next to it. The Catani clock tower is ...

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Joan London's 'Gilgamesh': a literary journey

Imagine undertaking a journey to eastern Europe at the start of World War II. This amazing tale of a young single mother from rural Western Australia is the plot of Joan London's novel 'Gilgamesh'. In this clip, explore the motif of the journey in literature. It will help if you are familiar with the novel.

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Rise of the machines: drones

Wireless technology and mobile phones mean that people and places are more connected than at any other stage in our history. Now get ready for the next technological revolution - remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or 'drones'. However, not everyone supports this technology. Hear about some of the concerns.

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Rise of the machines: using drones

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or 'drones' are shaping up as the next technological revolution. In the US, a relaxation of the laws relating to their civilian use means that drones may have a broader application. Find out about their potential uses.

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Bali: tourism and development

Bali, a world-renowned slice of paradise in Indonesia, is undergoing rapid development to accommodate the increase in foreign tourism. Tourism brings money but it also drives up prices and affects the environment. View this clip to explore the issues experienced by those living in paradise.

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Fast trains

A proposed fast train route between Sydney and Canberra could cut down rail travel times from nearly five hours to one. The project is costly and won't be available for about 20 years. Will the economic, social and environmental benefits of such a project be worth the costs?

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Australians as global citizens

How is Australia connected globally? Watch as presenter Jeremy Fernandez uses a range of data sources to describe Australia's position in the world. From the economy to immigration, this clip shows some of the ways Australia currently connects with the world.

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Holiday the eco way!

Want to go on a guilt-free holiday? Then consider taking an eco-holiday. This might be a trip with a difference and it's more than likely to have a low carbon footprint. Judging by recent trends, getting back to nature without contributing to atmospheric pollution seems to be all the rage!

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Post World War ll migrant ships: Australis

This is a collection of online materials developed by Museum Victoria about the migrant ship Australis. The materials consist of an information sheet about the Australis, viewers' comments about their experiences onboard, and links to similar collections about other migrant ships. The information sheet contains: quick facts ...

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Travel the seas

This is a video resource describing the use of nautical charts for navigation at sea. The video explains what nautical charts are and how to use them, using authentic charts to point out important features. The video uses animation to explain the coordinate system based on latitude and longitude. It emphasises that coastlines ...

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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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Story building

This is a resource about how stories can be represented dramatically, using the imagination as a starting point. It features a video of Vikki Doig and a 'postman' who demonstrate the process of dramatising a story using your imagination. The resource includes templates for a pirate hat and a postcard; questions for response ...

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Italian-English free dictionary - app for iPad

The Italian-English free dictionary app is an interactive searchable dictionary tool, which provides translations for over 34,000 words and expressions, and includes usage examples, audio pronuciation, a verb conjugator, a travel phrasebook and a quiz generator to assess progress. The app also features a text-to-speech ...

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Molto bene - app for iPad

The Molto Bene app provides over 60 interactive lessons based on real life situations (eg. meeting new people, dining out, shopping), and includes some of the most common words and phrases, with audio-visual support, and most common verb conjugations. It is divided in three categories, beginner, intermediate and advanced. ...

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Italian Essentials - app for iPad

The Italian Essentials app provides an interactive searchable dictionary for most common Italian words and verbs, with audio-visual support, based on flashcards, and categorised in topics, for example, greetings, colours, children, schools, food. Multiple choice as well as audio quizzes keep track of the users' vocabulary ...

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Italian-English free dictionary - app for Android

The Italian-English free dictionary app is an interactive searchable dictionary tool, which provides translations for over 34,000 words and expressions, and includes usage examples, audio pronuciation, verb conjugator, a travel phrasebook and a quiz generator to assess own progress. The app also features a text-to-speech ...

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Molto bene - app for Android

The Molto Bene app provides over 40 interactive lessons based on real life situations (e.g. meeting new people, dining out, shopping), and includes some of the most common words and phrases, with audio-visual support, and most common verb conjugations. It is divided into three categories: beginner, intermediate and advanced. ...

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What's globalisation got to do with me?

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about globalisation. It includes sections on consumerism, interconnections with countries globally via the music listened to and the clothes purchased, the information obtained, the ideas held, the sharing of cultural experiences, and the foods eaten. It introduces this global ...

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Italian: units 1-12

These lesson plans, introduced by an overview mapping document, are twelve progressive units of work that constitute a beginner course in Italian, covering themes such as salutations, introductions, celebrations, family and friends, simple transactions, weather, clothing, likes and dislikes, hobbies and favourite pets. ...