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Polar bear survival

Do you know what is threatening the survival of the world's largest land carnivore? Watch this clip of a polar bear as it moves across the Arctic ice, and find out about what is happening in its icy world. The World Wildlife Fund's Margaret Williams explains the feeding habits and adaptations of the polar bear, and identifies ...

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Community enterprise: people, economy and the environment

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parkland. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at five places: job centre, library, council meeting, talkback radio station and shopping centre. Rate the economic, ...

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Community enterprise: making a choice

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parklands. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at four locations: library, shopping mall, talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social ...

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Community enterprise: pools, parks and toys

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parklands. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at three locations: shopping mall, talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social and environmental ...

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Community enterprise: pools, parks and toys [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at three locations: a shopping mall, a talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social and environmental ...

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Adela Pankhurst's arrest, 1917

This is an extract from a typed letter sent by the crown solicitor to the secretary of the Attorney-General's Department relating to the conviction of Adela Pankhurst in Melbourne in 1917. It outlines the details of the prosecution, including the names of the witnesses who appeared. The date of the letter has been corrected ...

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Letter by William Paterson, 1807

This is a copy of a letter written on 16 March 1807 by William Paterson, commander of the New South Wales Corps, to William Bligh, Governor of the British colony of New South Wales, repeating an 'urgent' call for a big boost in the Corps' numbers, and asking for it to be equipped with iron guncarriages. This copy was sent ...

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Cablegram from Ernest Shackleton, 1909

This is a cablegram from the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton to the Australian federal politician Alfred Deakin. It was sent on 26 March 1909 from Christchurch, New Zealand, to Melbourne, Australia. It reads: 'I beg to inform you that usefel [sic] scientific work has been done during the expedition's stay in the Antarctic. ...

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C Y O'Connor's suicide note, 1902

This is a note written by Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Engineer-in-Chief of Western Australia with overall responsibility for the Coolgardie Water Scheme. It was presented as evidence at the inquest into his death in 1902. The note is handwritten and contains some deletions and a postscript.

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Petition from the people of Coranderrk Reserve, 1875, extract

This is the first page of a handwritten two-page petition sent to the chief secretary in the Victorian colonial government in 1875. The petition, written by well-known Wurundjeri man William Barak, indicates that the Indigenous people on Coranderrk Station had held a meeting on 20 October 1875 and that 24 people, whose ...

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USGS stories

This resource is a web page with links to three fictional stories about a declining bee population, helping wildlife and climate change. Each story has an animal as a main character; the stories include: Beatrice the bee; Emily’s bluebird; and The perils of Polina - a polar bear. Each story can be read sequentially by using ...

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Animal and plant adaptations

What makes an organism suited to a particular environment? View a range of animals and plants to investigate adaptations that improve their chance of survival. Link the adaptation which might be an external structure, an internal structure or an exhibited behaviour to its function (purpose). Explore strategies of migration ...