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Surrounded by colour

How we experience an artwork can be influenced by how it's displayed. Michael Brown is the Senior Display Technician at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He works with the curator in preparing the gallery space for hanging and displaying artworks. In this audio clip, learn how different wall colours can affect the viewing ...

Teacher resource

Through my own eyes: a self-portrait - teacher resource

This resource for teachers is a visual arts unit that leads to a resolved two-dimensional self-portrait on paper. The unit combines the techniques of drawing and painting and explores the concept of a personal environment. It is in four parts: exploring examples of portraits by artists across history; developing line-drawn ...

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Beth Murray: the people behind the Snowy Mountains Scheme

Help a young historian to make an exhibit celebrating 50 years since work started on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Explore a timeline describing how people conceived, planned and built the ambitious project. Sort photos into three categories: visionaries, planners and workers. Write headings and scene descriptions ...

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Zou ba! Conversation challenge 2

Test your Chinese conversation skills across a range of activities and situations. Identify phrases for subjects such as sport, music, clothing, occupations and personal information. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Lost bike [French]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a French friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is a combination of two objects in ...

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Lost bike: build to order [French]

Build a bike to match a description given by a French friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Lost bike: build your own bike [French]

Design a bike using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where your bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Lost bike: build to order [Italian]

Build a bike to match a description given by an Italian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Lost bike: build your own bike [Italian]

Design a bike using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where your bike is hidden in a town. This learning object is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Lost bike [Greek]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a Greek friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is a combination of two objects in the ...

Interactive resource

Lost bike: build your own bike [Greek]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Biography: Federation people: John Dunmore Lang

Investigate the prominent Presbyterian minister John Dunmore Lang's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Lang: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: ...

Video

Breakout, 1984: Ghost

This clip shows historic footage of Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) returning to a destroyed Japan accompanied by a commentary and an interview with former Japanese POWs that explain their feelings of apprehension. Japanese POWs are shown leaving a train to embark on the Japanese ship that will transport them home. Marekuni ...

Video

Richmond Carnival in Aid of Blind Soldiers, May 1918

This black-and-white clip from a silent newsreel of May 1918 shows crowds, performers and recreation facilities at an outdoor community carnival in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond, held to raise money for blind soldiers during the First World War. Still and panning shots show people in the crowd staring self-consciously ...

Video

Super 8 Soldiers, 1991: 'I just didn't seem to fit in'

This clip features interviews with two Vietnam veterans, Rowan Marsh and Peter Stainthorpe, recalling what it was like to return to Melbourne after two years of active service in Vietnam. They describe the expectation that they would be welcomed home and the incongruity of finding nothing had changed. Both veterans describe ...

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General Sir John Monash leading the Anzac parade, 1931

This is a black-and-white photograph of General Sir John Monash leading the parade for the 1931 Anzac Day march in Melbourne. He is mounted on a horse and is wearing his army uniform, to which numerous medals are attached. To Monash's right is another mounted soldier wearing the distinctive slouch hat of the Australian ...

Collection

People of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the approximately 20,000 people who, between 1949 and 1974, worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The collection is organised into eight categories: visionaries and planners; joining the Snowy workforce; cultural diversity on the Snowy; 'Little Norway'; ...

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Repatriation of First World War veterans

This collection of 15 digital curriculum resources focuses on Australia's First World War veterans returning home to civilian life. It is organised in six categories - soldiers filling in time before repatriation; welcome home; initial support for veterans; ongoing care of the war wounded; jobs for veterans; and soldier ...

Teacher resource

Migration to Australia - unit of work

One of the significant stories in Australia's colonial and post-colonial history is that of the migration of people, and the influences these newcomers have had and continue to have on existing Australian society. By examining different eras in Australia's history through a variety of sources, students can begin to understand ...

Teacher resource

Making Australia home - unit of work

Examining a variety of sources and individual stories, students develop understandings of why people have journeyed to Australia, the experiences of these journeys and the challenges and opportunities that life in Australia has presented to the people who have immigrated to Australia. Class discussions, small group ICT ...