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After Mabo, 1997: Law stick

The clip shows the Howard government's response to the Wik decision of 23 December 1996 and Indigenous responses to the government's signals that there would be further amendments to the Native Title Act 1993. It shows part of the Aboriginal Land Councils' Wik Summit in 1997. Wik Elder Jean George calls for justice and ...

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The Tracker, 2002: Blackfella's law

This clip shows the complexity of the role of an Indigenous tracker as he interacts with non-Indigenous and Indigenous people in conflict over whose law applies in a particular situation. The clip opens with the Tracker (David Gulpilil) and the Follower, a white policeman (Damon Gameau), after they have been captured by ...

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Empowering women in Malawi

When Nolia Jere's husband died, she was forced to leave her children, home and farm to her husband's family. After refusing to marry her husband's brother, Nolia had no status, and was forced into poverty and being a servant for her brother's family. See how she was able to address injustice after participating in Action ...

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What makes your story?

Ngiyaampaa Elder Aunty Beryl Carmichael speaks in this clip about how important it is that Aboriginal people care for, or nurture, their spiritual self. She discusses the way things are connected and the importance of Dreaming stories. She also explains why she passes on knowledge and cultural heritage to younger members ...

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The New Inventors - Series 1 Episode 8, 2004: Modern alchemy

This clip shows a segment from the television series 'The New Inventors' featuring an inventor, John Walker, who describes two of his inventions - the TumbleTainer and the VermiTainer, which together turn landfill into compost. The clip shows the TumbleTainer (a very large container that is rotated mechanically), a bio-filter ...

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Ron Merkel discusses the native title claim process, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Federal Court of Australia judge Ron Merkel talking about the process required for lndigenous communities to mount native title claims. Merkel outlines the criteria for native title to be recognised by the Court. He also talks about how the native title process has involved oral ...

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Ron Merkel discusses the importance of native title, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Federal Court of Australia judge Ron Merkel talking about the importance of native title claims. Merkel presents his views about the connection between land and identity for Indigenous people and about successful and unsuccessful native title claims. The recording was made in ...

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Benny and the Dreamers, 1992: Creation

The clip shows Pintupi Elders Benny Tjapaljarri and Mick Ngamurarri explaining the importance of Dreaming. The two men are shown in their country painting and talking. The narrator introduces them as men who left the mission to return to country and traditions. Tjapaljarri and Ngamurarri tell of the Dreaming when the country ...

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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes, 2006: For the future

This clip from the documentary 'The Balanda and the Bark Canoes' (2006) shows the process of making the film 'Ten Canoes' (2006). Director Rolf de Heer explains in voice-over the effect of kinship laws on casting and the subsequent delays in filming. The clip shows the landscape near Ramingining in Arnhem Land and the camp ...

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Embedding Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum

This website presents a range of professional learning and digital resources to support teachers in incorporating Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum. It provides resources that enable Australian teachers and students to value, understand and explore Indigenous cultures, languages, histories and stories.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

This is a collection of 20 digital curriculum resources about environmental sustainability. The collection is organised into three sections - household actions; industry actions; and community actions. The resources explore strategies that reduce consumption of resources and energy. The primary focus is on the reduction ...

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Indigenous Australian man warding off spears, c1817

This is a 17.7 cm x 27.7 cm watercolour showing an Indigenous Australian man holding a shield in front of himself, with fallen spears at his feet, as he faces a group of 14 men. Some are holding spears, apparently watching and waiting, while one is about to throw his spear at the man with the shield. Another group of 11 ...

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'Portrait of an Aboriginal man', c1873-74

This a black and white albumen-silver photograph measuring 18.0 cm x 15.0 cm by John Lindt (1845-1926). Taken around 1873-74, the photograph shows an Indigenous Australian man seated on a bench draped in material. He is wearing a short cloth around his waist held with a cord and holds the curved end of a boomerang in his ...

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ISYS search software

This is a coloured diagram that illustrates the ISYS Desktop Spider software, originally developed in 1988 by Ian Davies. A purple icon in the centre is labelled 'Your Information Base'. At left are three icons representing, respectively, the 'Corporate Partner's Web Site', the 'Major Supplier's Site' and the 'Important ...

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Massey Ferguson beach cleaner, 1974 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel demonstrating an Australian-developed Massey Ferguson beach-cleaning machine. It was made by British Movietone News, originally in colour, and distributed to Australia via Movietone International. Commentary is backed by jaunty orchestral music featuring strings and brass. ...

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Massey Ferguson beach cleaner, 1974 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel demonstrating an Australian-developed Massey Ferguson beach-cleaning machine. It was made by British Movietone News, originally in colour, and distributed to Australia via Movietone International. Commentary is backed by jaunty orchestral music featuring strings and brass. ...

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Arrernte dawn ceremony, 2001

This colour photograph shows eight Arrernte men taking part in a dawn ceremony at the former Alice Springs Telegraph Station. One man is standing while the others sit in a semicircle around a smoking fire.

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Sunset to Sunrise (Ingwartentyele - Arrerlkeme), 2006: This is the Dreaming

This clip shows Rupert Max Stuart, an Arrernte Mat-utjarra Elder, speaking beside a campfire in English and his own language, passing on his stories about the Dreaming and traditional law to some young Indigenous men. He explains how the Lurritja and Arrernte peoples have the same Dreaming, but that it is told in different ...

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Shifting Sands - Promise, 1997: Visits from a promise

This clip relates a grandmother's story of her betrothal, known as her 'promise' marriage. It opens with a shot of the grandmother, in flashback as a young woman meeting the man who has been chosen to be her husband and trying to get to know him after their first meeting. In the present time Granny is shown seated in her ...

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Message Stick - Koori Court, 2005: Overrepresentation

This clip gives the background to the establishment in 2002 of the Koori court in Victoria. A narrator describes the origins of the court over footage of a Koori community viewed from a car. This is followed by scenes of Indigenous prison inmates, the cover of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement and the interior ...