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Primary Connections: Light Shows

This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of light through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Reflection, absorption and refraction of light, and consideration of how humans use light, are investigated using hands-on activities. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive ...

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'Jazz', c1930

This is a black-and-white photograph taken around 1930 by John Kauffmann (1864-1942), measuring 22.0 cm x 31.2 cm. It captures the reflection of a timber rowboat in water - a section of the boat can be seen in the upper right corner of the image. The slight rippling of the water's surface has broken up the reflection of ...

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Australia's mineral wealth, 1934 - asset 8

This is a segment of a black-and-white film produced by Australian Government Film Products in 1934 titled 'Mineral wealth'. The commentary, which dwells on the irony of so much money being available at the mint, is backed by light organ music. Men in the Perth Royal Mint pour gold dust into a crucible. The film cuts to ...

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Australia's mineral wealth, 1934 - asset 9

This is a segment of a black-and-white film produced by Australian Government Film Products in 1934 titled 'Mineral wealth'. The commentary is backed by light organ music. At the Royal Mint in Perth men guide rods of gold through machines to reduce them to the desired thickness. The flattened rods are carefully weighed ...

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King George Sound, 1834 - asset 4

This is one of eight sections of a hand-coloured print showing part of the area around King George Sound (originally known as King George's Sound), on Australia's south-west coast. The print, measuring 19.0 cm x 274.2 cm, is entitled 'Panoramic view of King George's Sound, part of the colony of Swan River'. It was produced ...

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'The Bridge', 1930

This is an oil painting, measuring 60.0 cm x 81.0 cm, by Dorrit Black (1891-1951). It was painted in 1930 and shows Sydney Harbour when the Harbour Bridge was still under construction. The Bridge - which is shown front-on, making it possible to see the extent of the construction - occupies the top of the image. There is ...