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Apple II software game - 'Explore Australia', 1988

This is the cover of an Apple II computer program called 'Explore Australia'. The title is framed with the outline of a map of Australia and includes animals drawn in an Indigenous style. Below the title are three colour screenshots: an illustration of the Great Barrier Reef; UIuru with lush grass and two kangaroos in the ...

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Official directory of guests for the opening of the first Parliament, 1901

This is a hard-covered book titled 'Our invited guests: an official directory of the guests invited to Melbourne May 9th 1901 for the opening of the first parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia'. The book cover, shown here, is blue with gold lettering and detail. At top left is the Advance Australia coat of arms and ...

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Addresses to HRH the Duke of Cornwall and York and the governor general, 1901

This is a hard-covered book covered with red cloth and impressed with gold lettering. On the cover is the title: ADDRESSES / HRH The Duke of Cornwall and York / AND/HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL / THE EARL OF HOPETOUN / FROM THE MUNICIPALITIES OF VICTORIA'. Inside the book (not seen here) are 118 pages of illustrated ...

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Crustaceans of southern Australia

This websiteprovides information about some of the major groups of crustaceans found in southern Australia. 

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Forest secrets

This website presents information about Victoria's tall timber forests, home of the mighty mountain ash, 'Eucalyptus regnans'.

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European wasps in Australia

This website explores the problematic history of the European wasp in Australia.

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Bioinformatics

This website is devoted to Victoria's indigenous butterflies, snakes, frogs, mammals and lizards.

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John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge, 2007

Prime Minister John Curtin's journalistic instincts came in handy during World War II when he kept the media onside with secret press briefings. He wore his AJA badge every day he was in office. 'John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge' is an episode from the series 'The prime ministers' national treasures', ...

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Snapshots of top Australian scientists

Australia has produced many of the world's top scientists. Watch this clip to discover who some of them are. Explore the scientific discoveries that made them famous, and how they changed our understanding of the world.

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Dorothea Mackellar's 'My country' as a song

Do you know a poem with the line 'I love a sunburnt country'? The poem is 'My country' by Dorothea Mackellar. Find out what inspired Mackellar to write this famous poem and how she felt about teenager Christine Roberts basing a song on it. This is a black-and-white clip from a 1967 current affairs program This Day Tonight.

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Rescuing the past in Farina

The Australian outback is dotted with ghost towns and forgotten settlements. But Farina in South Australia is different to most. Here, volunteers return on a regular basis to help keep Farina on the map. Watch this clip to find out more about the special connections that people have to this place and reasons for the town's demise.

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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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Changing bad energy habits

Australian's carbon emissions per person are among the highest in the world. Watch the McSweeney-Glenright family as they make changes to reduce the amount of energy they use and the greenhouse gas emissions they generate. What do they do, and what are the benefits?

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Voluntary exchange

See Indonesia through the eyes of Australian exchange student Sam Howard. Learn how the youth exchange program she is a part of is helping to strengthen cultural ties between near neighbours Australia and Indonesia. Think what you could learn about a country if you stayed in a small community there for a month.

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Pass the quinoa

Quinoa is being touted as a new 'superfood'. If you've only recently heard of it, this clip may explain why. Although a relatively new product on supermarket shelves in Australia, quinoa has been used for centuries in other parts of the world. What is it and what's behind its rising popularity in Australia?

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Getting your facts straight about water use

We hear a lot about water use in Australia. What are the real statistics about water use? What is the breakdown of water use for different groups across Australia? Watch this clip to find out who uses water and how much, and consider the value of water and the 'return' on this use for the Australian economy. The figures ...

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Yarning with the Russians

A Russian trade delegation is visiting Australia in search of high quality wool. This is to meet an increasing demand for fine wool products that is being driven by rising affluence in Russia. We once had a strong wool trade with the Soviet Union. Can we build trade with Russia?

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Festive feasts: foods for Christmas in 1983

Australians serve many different foods at Christmas time, and this often depends on where their families have come from. This clip from 1983 shows an English Christmas roast dinner and food for a traditional Italian Christmas feast. Do you eat any special foods at this time of year?

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Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group Australian animals

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series ...