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Pipe dreams, 2007: O'Connor's dream for water

This clip is an excerpt from the 2007 film 'Pipe dreams' (55 min), the second episode of a three-part series entitled 'Constructing Australia'. Over black-and-white photographs and dramatised video of the key players, a narrator describes the significant challenges of supplying water to the WA goldfields in the late 19th ...

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Humans: will science and technology change us?

Human evolution has produced the most powerful and resourceful species on Earth. What makes us human and what might we be like in the future? Through different types of representation this video traces how scientific and technological developments in the past have influenced what it means to be human now. Will emerging ...

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Creativity: Fifi Colston

Explore Fifi’s studio and discover how she creates wearable art. Look at aspects such as inspiration, motivation, planning and techniques. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and colour. Review and revise your work. Use ...

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Found art: beach

Explore a beach and create a design using objects found in rock pools, sand dunes, the tidal zone and a rubbish bin. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look at aspects ...

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Found art: city

Explore a city and create a design using objects found in a café, kiosk, gutter and dumpster bin. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look at aspects such as composition, ...

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Found art: park

Explore an adventure park and create a design using objects found in a play area, bush track, miners' track and picnic table. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look ...

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Found art: outback

Explore a remote location and create a design using objects found in a woolshed, camp fire, bush and scrap heap. Plan a design to create a functional object. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look at aspects ...

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Buds: level 2

Help a farmer to win an award for business innovation. Start out by farming fresh flowers and selling them. Think creatively to find new market opportunities and meet demand. Decide when to use equipment to make different products such as compost and pressed flowers. This activity is a medium level of complexity in a series ...

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Buds: level 3

Help a farmer to win an award for business innovation. Start out by farming fresh flowers and selling them. Think creatively to find new market opportunities and meet demand. Earn enough money to invest in new equipment and make different products such as perfume and compost. This activity is the most complex in a series ...

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Apple Macintosh 128K computer, 1984

This is an Apple Macintosh 128K computer - the first Apple Macintosh model. The all-in-one system includes the processor, a monitor and a floppy disk drive. The computer is pictured here with a keyboard, a mouse, four floppy disks, a cassette tape, a price list and a receipt. The receipt is dated October 1985.

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Apple II software program - VisiCalc, 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, 1981

This is the cover of a folder containing VisiCalc, the world's first electronic spreadsheet program for personal computers. Text on the cover reads: 'VISICALC / INSTANTLY CALCULATING "ELECTRONIC" WORKSHEET' at the top and 'VISICORP / PERSONAL SOFTWARE' at the bottom. There are also examples of calculations the program could ...

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Apple PowerBook 100 computer, 1991

This is an Apple PowerBook 100 laptop computer, pictured with an external floppy disk drive, battery, high-speed data cable, a boxed accessory kit and the computer's original cardboard box packaging.

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Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 computer, 1991

This is an Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 computer tower and monitor, pictured with a second monitor, a keyboard and a mouse.

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Apple iMac G3 computer in 'Bondi blue', 1998

This is an Apple iMac G3 computer in 'Bondi blue'. It consists of an all-in-one computer, monitor, modem and tray-loading CD-ROM drive, a separate keyboard, a round mouse and a power cord.

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Apple OneScanner, 1991

This is an Apple OneScanner, a digital imaging device dating from 1991. It is made from beige plastic. A rainbow-coloured Apple logo and the label 'OneScanner' are visible in this image.

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Apple iPod classic - first generation, 2001

This is the original model Apple iPod, a digital music player and storage device. It is pictured here with its cardboard box packaging. The iPod has a mechanical scroll wheel, white ear plugs and FireWire and headset connection ports. This iPod was one of the first procured in Australia - in 2001.

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Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera, 1994

This is an Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera pictured with a vinyl carry bag. The camera is made of moulded grey plastic.

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Apple AirPort Base Station (Graphite), 1999

This is the original Apple AirPort Base Station model, also known as Graphite. It is used to wirelessly network computers and peripherals, and has telephone, ethernet and power connection ports. It was in production between 1999 and 2001.

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CSIRAC computer and CSIRO team, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of the team from the CSIRO Division of Building Research with the CSIRAC computer. Pictured (from left to right) are Bill Davern, John Russell, Roy Muncey, Don Beresford, and Terry Holden. The three men in the centre are working at the console. The two on the right are working at the ...

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CSIRAC computer and Trevor Pearcey, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph of Trevor Pearcey in front of the CSIR Mk1 computer (later called CSIRAC), taken in Sydney on 5 November 1952.