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Rescuing the past, 1983

This video clip outlines how the French colonists discouraged and suppressed Tahiti's traditional culture and shows that in spite of this it is now re-emerging. 'Rescuing the Past' is an excerpt from the documentary 'A place of power in French Polynesia', an episode of the six-part series 'The human face of the Pacific', ...

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Mervyn Bishop: Merv's parents

Explore a personal perspective on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through the photos of Indigenous photographer Mervyn Bishop. Examine his photos and personal notes. Trace the background of his parents and the barriers they faced. Find out how Indigenous people were restricted by authorities such as the New South Wales ...

Audio

Marion Scrymgour talks about her mixed sense of identity, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of a Northern Territory politician, Marion Scrymgour, talking about her Tiwi and central Australian backgrounds. She says that all her life she has considered herself to be a Tiwi Islander, like her mother. However, she has also recently 'come to accept that I've got this other different ...

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Blood Brothers - Freedom Ride, 1993: Creating a revolution

This clip shows an interview with Dr Kumantjayi (Charles) Perkins as he drives through the countryside. The interviews are intercut with scenes illustrating his recollections of his boyhood and his early adulthood, which he describes in voice-over. The scenes of Perkins's past, some of which are archival and one a re-creation, ...

Collection

Aboriginal children's play, oral history project in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection, 1991-97

This item consists of an open photograph album and some audio cassette tapes containing interviews. These were collected between as part of a 1991-97 Aboriginal Children's Play oral history project. The project investigated games, rhymes, recollections and descriptions of childhood play by Koori adults and children living ...

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'Rainbow over Melbourne', c1955

This is an enamelled picture in three parts, depicting a rainbow above houses with a garden at the bottom, made by Martha Ash around 1955. It measures 72.5 cm wide x 67.2 cm high.

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'Kurdish refugees of the Gulf War', 1992

This is a work of art by Hasan Bagdas that uses paper collage and oil paint to depict Kurdish refugees fleeing chemical warfare during the Gulf War. Paper has been folded and manipulated to create four figures carrying bundles against an arid background. One figure with stick in hand dominates the foreground and there are ...

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'Metamorphosis of a saz', c1990-95

This is a mixed media sculpture by Hasan Bagdas, constructed in wood, paper and found objects. The piece represents a kangaroo made from a saz (a Turkish musical instrument), a vacuum cleaner head and leather. Various international images and images from the artist's paintings have been stuck to the body of the sculpture. Found ...

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Hmong banner

This is a banner made by Hmong women from Laos consisting of an embroidered design on blue background, inside a border of blue, grey and white fabric. The embroidery depicts scenes of a farming community and shows men and women, sometimes with children, performing the tasks of sowing, reaping and processing various crops ...

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Banner depicting a Hmong migration story, c1985-92

This is a banner consisting of an embroidered design on a blue background, inside a border. The embroidery depicts the migration of the Hmong people from their homeland. It shows a village scene with one soldier about to set fire to the huts and others pointing guns at the Hmong. There are scenes depicting work and the ...

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Weaving shuttle with rollers

This is a wooden 'boat' shuttle used for weaving. It has a simple wooden roller at each end of the shuttle that enables it to pass more smoothly through the 'shed', the space between the warp threads. The dimensions of the shuttle are: length 4.0 cm, width 2.5 cm, height 30.5 cm.

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'My life', 1996

This is a wooden panel carved in bas-relief by Eva Schubert in 1996, depicting her life. The bottom left-hand corner shows children playing and singing, woods and fish in a river. There is a scene of refugees dated 1945, a town scene, and a ship on the ocean, dated 1955. The top part of the carving shows Melbourne, eucalypts, ...

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Kurdish kilim, 1993-94

This is a traditional Kurdish kilim, handwoven in scarlet wool with multicoloured geometric patterns picked out in green, yellow, black and blue. The kilim is fringed with the white cotton warp threads and has been worked in bands; alternating between red, black and multicoloured sections.

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Latvian fabric, 1995

This is a length of red-coloured fabric, woven in the traditional colours and patterns of the Nica region on the west coast of Latvia. Dimensions: 27.06 cm x 72.5 cm.

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Countermarch floor loom, 1945-50

This is a loom made from recycled timber. The loom is fitted together with wooden pegs and steel bolts, and is made up of many pieces, which allow it to be dismantled and reconstructed. Its dimensions are: 1.43 m (length) x 1.70 m (width) x 1.88 m (height).

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Hindeloopen clogs, 1994

This is a pair of wooden clogs painted in green and terracotta with cream edging and various floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style. The clogs are painted in 'Sunday colours'; that is, on a dark-green background. Their dimensions are: 28 cm (length) x 10 cm (width) x 9.5 cm (height).

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Latvian belt, c1970

This is a woven belt, using traditional Latvian patterns symbolising the morning star. The ornate design indicates it is part of a woman's costume. The dimensions of the belt are 268 cm x 5 cm.

Video

My Place - Episode 4: 1978: Mike, Performance cars

Mike discusses the validity of a Datsun as a 'muscle car' with his friend Ben. He visits the 'Tippy' to acquire some spare parts that Ben has requested and is introduced to the 1971 Ford GT-HO that the Tippy is remodelling.

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My Place - Episode 6: 1958: Michaelis, Greek school

Attendance at Greek school is a common expectation for young Greek children in Australia. Michaelis is attending Greek school to learn about the history, language and culture of his ancestry, but his mind is still on the escapades of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood', a TV serial he is fixated on.

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First Australians, episode 1: They have come to stay, 2008

This resource includes three clips from the television series First Australians. The clips describe the millennia before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 and the time immediately after. The first clip focuses on how ancestral beings shaped the land and how the people came afterwards; the second describes the initial ...