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Photographic portrait of Hugh Victor McKay, 1912

This is a black-and-white close-up photographic portrait of industrialist and inventor Hugh Victor McKay, taken in 1912. McKay faces the camera and is dressed formally in a three-piece suit, shirt and tie. He also wears a watch chain.

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Plan of the Sunshine Harvester Works factory site, 1904

This is a plan, dated 1904, showing an overview of the site for the Sunshine Harvester Works factory at Sunshine in Melbourne, Victoria. The plan depicts a creek running through the property, all surrounding roads, and a railway line running into the site. Factory departments are highlighted in blue. The plan has been drawn ...

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How does the number of batteries affect the strength of an electromagnet?

Find out how the strength of an electromagnet depends on the number of batteries connected to it. Choose a particular number of batteries and then test the strength of the electromagnet by inserting it into a container of paper clips. Observe the number of paper clips the electromagnet collects and record this in the data ...

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Plan for the party: superannuation

Choose and listen to audiovisual segments about specialised superannuation topics. Play a quiz game to test your understanding of super. Explore superannuation terminology, for example look up the meaning of 'preservation age'.

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Magnetic structures built by termites, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1950 of a man standing on a plain in the Northern Territory of Australia. There are nine magnetic termite (white ant) towers around him, some of which appear to be twice his height.

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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 ...

Interactive resource

Balancing the options: aged care

Help a local council to investigate community attitudes to a proposed retirement village. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, retirees' families and the developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. ...

Teacher resource

Real-life business

In a year 11 Business Organisation Management class, a teacher uses a range of strategies to suit the learning styles and needs of her students. Within a unit on Operations Management, the teacher has previously taken students to a local supermarket to connect their theoretical knowledge with a real-life business example ...