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Defence Mechanisms of the Body

This resource consists of 3 sets of automated illustrated slides with voice over presenting detailed information about the bodies defence against pathogens and examples of diseases and their pathogens.

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 9

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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Urinal from time of Melbourne's first sewerage system, c1900

This video features curator David Crotty talking about a urinal in Museum Victoria's collection. He also explores the history surrounding the introduction of Melbourne's first sewerage stystem. The urinal was installed in about 1900. This video includes photographs and artwork from that time, and its duration is 1 min 30 sec.

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EnviroNorth: grazing in the tropical savannas

This is a multilayered website about cattle grazing in Australia's tropical savannas. It has a particular focus on the economic and sustainability aspects of the cattle industry. The five different sections of the resource provide detailed information about grazing in the tropical savannas; the industry outlook; the slaughter, ...

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Secondary history: historical inquiry - research

These seven learning activities focus on research using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide appropriate guidance and scaffolds ...

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Aches and pains: sore ears

Look at common causes of sore ears: bacterial infections in the middle ear or outer ear. Learn how ear infections can be prevented or treated. Name parts of the human ear. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the ear. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

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Aches and pains: tonsillitis

Look into the back of a human throat to see the tonsils. Learn how bacteria can infect the tonsils, causing tonsillitis. Find out how antibiotics can be used to treat tonsillitis. In severe cases, the tonsils must be removed by a doctor. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is ...

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Cartoon depicting the Melbourne Plague, 1900

This black-and-white cartoon, published on 19 May 1900, depicts the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Melbourne by using imagery and a stanza from Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet'. A seven-line quotation from Act I Scene IV is printed below the image. The drawing shows two contemporary Melbourne figures, Dr John Elkington and ...

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Death of 14-year-old Private James Martin, 1915

This is a typewritten letter sent to Mrs Amelia Martin giving details of the death of her only son, Private James Charles 'Jim' Martin at Gallipoli. Standard form details are printed in the purple of a carbon copy, while the details of the death of Private Martin are typed in black. The letter, sent by Captain J M Lean, ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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Epidemic diseases in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into eight disease categories - influenza; tuberculosis; diphtheria; poliomyelitis; smallpox; whooping cough; measles; and bubonic plague. Some of these occurred in huge epidemics such as the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19. Some, such as bubonic plague, ...

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Diphtheria ward of the Melbourne Hospital, Christmas 1900

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in the grounds of the Melbourne Hospital on Christmas Day, 1900. It shows children from the hospital's diphtheria ward seated in a large wicker pushcart. Two nurses, one of whom holds an infant, stand behind the children. On the right of the photograph is a doctor. The photograph ...

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Boer War hospital ward, 1899-1902

This is a black-and-white photograph taken during the Boer War in South Africa in a hospital ward showing 14 wounded men in bed or sitting beside their beds; and probably a male orderly and a female nurse are standing in the far corner. The room is decorated with flags, paper lanterns and decorations. The photograph measures ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 3

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 8

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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The 7.30 Report - Pneumococcal Vaccine, 2003: Measuring the cost

This clip shows a current affairs report that explores the issue of free pneumococcal vaccines for all infants to help prevent pneumococcal meningitis. It includes interviews with Dr Jenny Royle from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital and Tina McCarthy from the Meningitis Centre. Senator Kay Patterson, the federal coalition ...

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Schoolboy being vaccinated against diphtheria in Brisbane, 1940

This 1940 black-and-white photograph shows a young boy, not entirely at ease, being vaccinated against diphtheria at East Brisbane State School by the City Medical Officer of Health, Dr R Weaver. A woman dressed in white stands behind the boy and steadies his outstretched left arm for the injection. Medical implements and ...

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Liver: tuberculosis (TB)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Black Death

This resource is about the plague that broke out in England from 1348-49. It provides an overview of the plague in the British Isles beginning with the initial outbreak in Dorset, which then spread to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The resource includes many contemporary descriptions of the plague, the death toll ...

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Black Death: the disease

The resource is about the plague, the disease known as Black Death in 14th-century England. It describes the three variations of the disease: bubonic, pneumonic and septicaemic, and the causes and symptoms of the disease. It also considers the origins of the bacteria, the conditions needed for an epidemic to occur and the ...