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Measures: similar solids

Compare the sizes and angles of a range of cubes and rectangular prisms. Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape and possibly different sizes. Corresponding sides are in proportion, and corresponding angles are equal. Identify solids that are similar, and create solids similar to given ...

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Measures: scaling up solids

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled up (enlarged). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling up solids. This learning object is the fifth in a series ...

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Measures: scaling down solids

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling down solids. This learning object is the sixth in a series ...

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Measures: scaling surface area

Compare the surface area of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled up (enlarged) or scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar shapes' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different surface areas. Explore the relationship between side length and surface area when scaling solids. This learning ...

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Dig a Million, Make a Million, 1968: The discovery

This clip shows Lang Hancock describing how he discovered iron ore in the Hamersley Range of Western Australia as he retraces his route by air. The film begins with a shot of Hancock in his four-wheel drive watching a freight train carrying iron ore rattle past. Hancock's audio interview is then played over a re-enactment ...

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Gold prospecting party and camels at the 'Bendigo Camp', c1895

This is a posed black-and-white photograph showing a gold-prospecting party of nine miners with two kneeling camels at their camp in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Two of the prospectors are seated in the centre with their picks and shovels. Three are standing and the other four are seated on the camels. The men are posed ...

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Gold rushes in Western Australia, 1890s

Gold was discovered at Coolgardie in 1892 and Kalgoorlie in 1893, and the finds sparked huge rushes to Western Australia. This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focuses on these rushes and is organised into five categories: the rush to Coolgardie; Paddy Hannan and Kalgoorlie; prospecting for gold; life on the ...

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Gold rushes in Queensland

The first significant gold rush in Queensland occurred in 1858, and rushes continued throughout the 19th and into the 20th centuries. This collection of eight digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - early gold rushes in Queensland; gold rushes at Charters Towers and Palmer River; and the Mulgrave ...

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Gold washing (cradling and puddling), 1854

This is a watercolour and pencil sketch by Charles Alphonse Doudiet that depicts three gold prospectors working as a team and using simple mining equipment - a rocker cradle and puddling tub - to search for alluvial gold in the Victorian goldfields during the 1850s. A fourth prospector is shown carrying a sack over his back.

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'Gravelpits Ballarat', 1854

This is a watercolour, pen and ink sketch by Charles Alphonse Doudiet that shows government officials conducting licence inspections among miners in the Gravel Pits diggings on Gravel Pits Lead at Ballarat, Victoria, on 30 November 1854.

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'The old tent', Specimen Hill tents in Ballarat, 1854

This is a watercolour, pen-and-ink sketch that depicts a scene at the Ballarat goldfields at Specimen Hill during the gold rush in 1854. It shows Barker and Hunt's store in the background and a flagpole once briefly used to fly the Eureka flag. A row of tents and temporary shelters is in the foreground.

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Chinese miners on the Australian goldfields

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources focuses on Chinese prospectors and miners on the Australian goldfields. It is organised into four categories - travelling to the goldfields; living on the goldfields; at work on the goldfields; and opposition to Chinese miners. The collection includes photographs; artworks ...

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Using 'Cities taking shape' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes comments following the teaching of R11361 'Cities taking shape - unit of work' to a years 4-5 class. The unit promotes students' knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes, and the relationship between them. It offers interactive and hands-on tasks to develop, consolidate and extend students' understandings ...

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Diphtheria ward of the Melbourne Hospital, Christmas 1900

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in the grounds of the Melbourne Hospital on Christmas Day, 1900. It shows children from the hospital's diphtheria ward seated in a large wicker pushcart. Two nurses, one of whom holds an infant, stand behind the children. On the right of the photograph is a doctor. The photograph ...

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A field hospital in the Second World War, 1940s

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 12.0 cm x 16.5 cm, taken in the 1940s during the Second World War, showing a tent field hospital. There are convalescing soldiers in iron beds, an orderly and two female nurses. One of the soldiers has a bandage around his head. The photograph was taken by the famous Australian ...

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'The new rush', 1865

This is a coloured print, measuring 19.4 cm x 25.2 cm, by the famous colonial artist Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-80), published in 'The Australian Sketchbook' in 1865. It shows a gold rush scene, probably in Victoria, with a stream of prospectors travelling along a dirt road. Several are walking beside their horses and heavily ...

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National Trachoma and Eye Health Program, 1976

This is a black-and-white photograph showing an orthoptist testing the distance vision of an Indigenous Australian at Warburton Range Mission in Western Australia in 1976.

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National Trachoma and Eye Health Program, 1977

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Professor Fred Hollows, in the foreground, examining the eyes of an elderly Indigenous Australian woman at Noonkanbah in the Kimberley in Western Australia, assisted by one man and observed by another. One of these men is Professor Barrie Jones from the University of London.

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Prospectors with camel team, c1895

This is a black-and-white photograph of a gold-prospecting party of three men, three working camels and a baby camel. The camels are saddled and one carries large drums, presumably containing water. The men are dressed in typical working clothes of the period. In the background is the camp set up by the men. The photograph ...

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Government Hospital exterior, Coolgardie, c1895

This is a black-and-white photograph of a group of 24 people outside a group of tents that constituted the wards of Government Hospital in Coolgardie in about February or March 1895. The group includes seven nurses in uniform, a number of men in suits and two men in aprons. The tents are large, with wooden walls and frames, ...