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Video of Cuc Lam describing her experience as a refugee from Vietnam, 2006

This is a video of Cuc Lam speaking about her experience as a refugee from Vietnam. She talks about her unsuccessful attempts to escape from Vietnam, and about finally escaping with her husband by boat in 1978 and being rescued by the Malaysian navy. She also talks about the deaths of her niece and nephew during their attempt ...

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Video of curator Moya McFadzean talking about Caroline Chisholm's scrapbook

This is a video of Museum Victoria curator Moya McFadzean speaking about Caroline Chisholm's scrapbook. She also talks about scrapbooks in general and Caroline Chisholm's work with young British women immigrating to Australia. The video is about 8 minutes long.

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Plaque awarded to Nancy Bird Walton, 1995-96

This is a wood and metal commemorative plaque in the form of a shield. The plaque displays the Casino Council crest in the centre with the representation of a boar's head and a horse and bull standing on their hind legs with an aeroplane, car and train in the middle. Beneath the crest is a banner featuring the council motto ...

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Persuade me to make a difference

Can Matt Dombrovski encourage you to be a donor or a volunteer? Test his powers of persuasion in this Heywire audio story, and hear about his own experience of donating something. Could you write or record a similar story about yourself and/or your community? The ABC's Heywire competition calls for stories from 16-22 year ...

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Volunteers needed! Motivate your audience

We've all been bored by speakers who don't seem to know what their audience might be interested in. As you listen to her Heywire audio clip, explore inspirational 16-year-old Tameika Schultz's skill in appealing to her listeners. Could you write or record a story about yourself and/or your community? The ABC's Heywire competition ...

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South Melbourne Methodist Mission News, c1924: Warmth and happiness

This silent black-and-white clip taken from a sponsored film shows the Reverend Robert Williams from the South Melbourne Methodist Mission distributing weekly rations of firewood to needy families as part of the Mission's work. The Reverend fills wheelbarrows, prams and firewood carts with firewood for women and children ...

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Australian women and the First World War

This collection of 22 digital curriculum resources focuses on Australian women's roles in the First World War (1914-18) and in the War's aftermath. It is organised into five categories - nurses at home and at the front; voluntary work supporting the troops; farewelling and waiting for loved ones; women's role in propaganda; ...

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Animal Olympians: cheetah

This is a colour clip showing a cheetah ('Acinonyx jubatus') in its natural habitat, the African savanna. It includes slow-motion footage. There are also images of other well-known African animals including zebras, lions and wildebeest. The narrator compares the cheetah to a sprinter, and the clip concludes with footage ...

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Charity bazaar for Gallipoli heroes - asset 4

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of people at a Red Cross bazaar in Martin Place, Sydney, to raise money for the troops at Gallipoli. It shows young women shaking wooden collection boxes, recently recruited soldiers, soldiers donating money, and a stall emblazoned 'Anzac April 25, 1915, the Farmer and Settler ...

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'Shooting breakers?'

This is a black-and-white recruitment poster for the Australian Imperial Force captioned, 'Are you shooting breakers when YOU SHOULD BE BEHIND A GUN?'. The poster shows a photograph of a soldier lying on the ground shooting a Bren light machine gun. Behind him is a sketch of a man shooting a wave on a surfboard in a similar ...

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Second World War AAMWS recruitment brochure

This is a government recruitment brochure designed to encourage women to join the Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS), probably published in 1943. The brochure describes the types of jobs that were available and includes details of conditions of service and rates of pay. One side of the brochure folds out to ...

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Melbourne fire wagon and crew in 1945

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1945, probably outside the Eastern Hill Fire Station in Melbourne. It shows a fire wagon with extendible ladder on top and firefighters in uniform with brass helmets standing on the vehicle's running board. Two small boys are watching from outside the building and a second wagon ...

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Women sorting clothes during the First World War

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of volunteer women sorting clothes during the First World War. It shows a group of women inspecting clothes and a newcomer being introduced and joining in the inspection.

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Red Cross women spinning during the First World War

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of women in Red Cross aprons spinning wool on treadle spinning wheels during the First World War. The camera pans slowly across the group then moves to a close-up of one woman at her spinning wheel.

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Red Cross women bottling during the First World War

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Red Cross volunteers bottling fruit during the First World War. A medium-distance shot shows women in caps and aprons selecting, peeling and cooking fruit in vats or coppers and pouring it into bottles, followed by a close-up of women stirring the vat, filling bottles and applying ...

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Women packing food parcels during the Depression

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of women, probably Red Cross volunteers, packing food parcels for the destitute in Melbourne during the Great Depression (1929-32). It shows one woman wrapping items into a brown paper package while another stacks the finished packages onto a pile.

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Feeding the unemployed during the Depression

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of unemployed men receiving cups of tea and food parcels from volunteer women charity workers in Melbourne during the Great Depression. A close-up of tea being poured is followed by a pan across men seated in rows and drinking the tea.

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Two football teams run onto the field, 1924

This is an excerpt from a 1924 silent documentary entitled 'Yallourn wins the Central Gippsland Football Final in aid of the West Gippsland Hospital: Warragul'. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'Warragul.', followed by footage of the Warragul team running onto the field. Another intertitle, 'Yallourn.', is followed ...

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A football game in progress, 1924

This is an excerpt from a 1924 silent documentary entitled 'Yallourn wins the Central Gippsland Football Final in aid of the West Gippsland Hospital: Warragul'. This excerpt features the Warragul captain tossing a coin to start the game and various shots of players taken during the game, with spectators standing at the ...

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Activities at the football, 1924

This is an excerpt from a 1924 silent documentary entitled 'Yallourn wins the Central Gippsland Football Final in aid of the West Gippsland Hospital: Warragul'. The excerpt commences with the intertitle, 'It is rumoured that the weird noises made by the Yallourn Band put Warragul off their game', followed by a panned shot ...