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SunFX spray-tanning gun, 2004

This is a SunFX professional spray-tanning gun manufactured by SunFX International in New South Wales in 2004. It is made from white plastic and metal. A silver logo with the text 'SunFX' in raised lettering is on the side of the applicator near the nozzle. A silver trigger button is located inside the handle.

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Flyer about the New South Wales smoking bans in hotels and clubs, 2005

This is a single A5 page information flyer 'NSW Govt Smoking Bans: Frequently Asked Questions' published in 2005 by the Golden Barley Hotel, in Enmore, NSW. It is printed in black on one side of a white paper sheet. The 'No Smoking' logo and the Golden Barley Hotel logo are printed either side of the heading. Questions ...

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Families and chronic illness: introductions

This clip shows young Indigenous people speaking about their experiences of caring for family members living with a chronic illness. They talk about the family member they care for and about the nature of the illness. They describe some of the effects of the illness on that person and the effect on their own lives. This ...

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Japanese tsunami's nuclear threat, 2011

Remember the earthquake and following tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 and damaged a nuclear power plant? Find out about the damage caused, what exploded and why, and the aftermath of the disaster. What debates about nuclear power plants were reignited by the events in Japan?

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Cancer - when the baddies take over

Cancer is a major disease in Australia and there are many different types, including leukaemia, and breast and skin cancers. View this clip to discover more about how cancer forms, why it occurs, and what cancer research is being done.

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Aches and pains: cancer

Learn how the human body sometimes makes abnormal cells that grow into tumours. Find out how some cancers spread, and how others cause less harm. Learn how the immune system responds to abnormal cells, and how cancer can be prevented or treated. Learn about different types of cancer such as leukaemia and lung cancer. Test ...

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A Hard Rain, 2007: Internal radiation

This clip shows English scientist Dr Chris Busby describing the health effects of internal radiation as compared to those of external radiation in terms of nuclear energy dose, interspersed with archival footage, graphic animation and voice-over commentary. Footage of the Japanese atomic bombings shows the effects of external ...

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A Hard Rain, 2007: Scientific complexities and contradictions

This clip shows film director David Bradbury travelling by train to Dundee to interview Professor Eric Wright of the University of Dundee, who is an expert on internal radiation of humans. Wright argues against the findings of scientist Dr Chris Busby on clusters of cancers around nuclear power plants. Footage shows a nuclear ...

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A girl on a beach

This is a photograph of a young girl at a beach, possibly in or near Darwin, in the 1950s.

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Woman laying pavers, 1975

This is a colour photograph of a woman laying pavers in front of a building's access ramp in 1975.

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Catalyst - Genius of Junk, 2003: Triumph and tragedy

This clip shows immunologist Dr Malcolm Simons, who at the time of filming was a patient in a cancer ward, describing his prognosis as being terminal unless better therapies or a cure for his condition are discovered. A narrator explains that such therapies and even a cure may lie in the research into DNA that Simons himself ...

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Girl in a Mirror: A Portrait of Carol Jerrems, 2005: Polycythemia

This clip shows black-and-white photographs by Carol Jerrems that record her 1979 stay in hospital when she was receiving treatment for a terminal blood disease. The photographs are accompanied by diary entries read by actor Justine Clarke, and a soundtrack that combines the noises of a hospital - monitoring equipment, ...

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Ian Frazer discusses the cervical cancer vaccine, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the Australian medical scientist Ian Frazer discussing how he and his colleague Jian Zhou developed the first vaccine to prevent and treat cervical cancer. He describes their breakthrough laboratory discovery in 1990, and how they realised a vaccine was possible. He also tells of the ...

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Four Corners - Blue Death, 1988: It could have been avoided

This clip shows, through black-and-white archival film and photographs and colour interviews, the dangers of asbestos exposure and that asbestos-related illness and death could have been avoided in Australia. The early scenes show the covers of medical reports from 1898, 1930 and 1955, superimposed on images of workers ...

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Four Corners - Blue Death, 1988: A family tragedy

This clip shows Valerie Doyle pointing out the photographs of members of her family who lived in Wittenoom, Western Australia, and who have since died from asbestos-related diseases. The toll begins with her mother and stepfather, who died in 1975 and 1970 respectively, and continues with her husband in 1978 and her brother-in-law ...

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Look Both Ways, 2005: 'What are my chances?'

This clip shows Meryl (Justine Clarke) travelling home, beset by images of her death, while elsewhere Nick (William McInnes) is given a diagnosis of cancer. The opening sequence reveals Meryl's feelings as she returns from her father's funeral through the use of amplified sound effects, no dialogue, numerous close-ups and ...

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Brain: cerebellum, metastatic cancer

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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Breast: adenocarcinoma

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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Cervix, cancer of

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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Colon: carcinoma

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. ...