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Living in the outback, coping with boarding school

For Timmy Watson, living in a remote community in the Northern Territory is as good as it gets. But there's one drawback: the need to go to boarding school during the final years of secondary school. Find out more in Timmy's Heywire audio story. Could you write or record a story about yourself and/or your community? The ...

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Evenings at Northcote School - asset 2

This is an excerpt from 'Northcote School', a silent colour film made in 1950 about the Northcote Farm School at Glenmore in Victoria, which was established in 1937 to house child migrants from Great Britain. The Northcote Farm School consisted of small group homes headed by 'cottage mothers', and this excerpt shows how ...

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A Personal History of the Australian Surf, 1981: Boys' boarding school

This clip shows an aspect of theatre director Michael Blakemore's experience at the private school he attended in Sydney in the 1940s, where the emphasis on sport made him a target for bullying and exclusion. It opens with a direct address to the camera by Blakemore outside his old school, and includes archival black-and-white ...