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'Cattle coming in to water', 1884-1917

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Cattle Coming in to Water' taken bythe Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts a collection of dark, white and speckled cattle coming to drink from a dam. Trees can be ...

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Family picnic with spit roast, 1978

This is a colour photograph showing a Papadimitropoulos family picnic with a spit roast at Greenvale Reservoir, near Tullamarine, in 1978. The spit was hooked up to a modified car battery and is visible at the front right-hand side of the photograph. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Tassie be dammed: raising environmental concerns

In response to prolonged periods of drought, the Tasmanian Government embarked on a plan to 'drought-proof' Tasmania. With the state's government planning to build more dams and increase the area of irrigated farmland, environmental groups have raised concerns about the wider impacts of such action.

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Franklin River campaign

How important is the environment in an election campaign? In this clip, explore the issue that changed Australia's conservation landscape forever: the fight to save the Franklin River. Watch how the Tasmanian Wilderness Society used political and media strategies to influence the outcome of the 1983 federal election in ...

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Map tool: South-East Asia and the Mekong River

Trace the path of the Mekong River through China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Explore how these countries use resources from the river. For example, look at which countries have built dams to generate hydro-electric power. Explore issues such as river pollution.

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Where do frogs lay their eggs? [includes spoken instructions]

Explore freshwater environments to find out where native frogs live and breed. Follow a frog's life cycle. Identify habitats suitable for frogs to lay eggs. Compare the ecology of native frogs with introduced toads.

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Explore water pipes [includes spoken instructions]

Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

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Where does tap water come from? [includes spoken instructions]

Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

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Water types [no spoken instructions]

Test water samples for salinity levels and sediment content. The samples have been collected from five different places: dam, stream, river, river mouth and ocean. Compare the water properties, then match the samples with their original locations.

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Explore water pipes [no spoken instructions]

Trace a city's water supply and wastewater. Collect and test water samples from a dam, treatment plant, pumping station, house, sewage treatment plant and creek outfall. Compare the water clarity and purity at each location.

Interactive resource

Where does tap water come from? [no spoken instructions]

Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

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Online news: Green Valley Voice

Build a news story opposing a plan to dam a local river. Look at a model news story telling readers how a dam would affect farmers. Build a web page describing the impact a dam would have on tourism and the environment. Choose titles, words and images to support your position. For example, use words such as 'destroy' and ...

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Water types [includes spoken instructions]

Test water samples for salinity levels and sediment content. The samples have been collected from five different places: dam, stream, river, river mouth and ocean. Compare the water properties, then match the samples with their original locations.

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Lake Pedder Christmas card, 1973

This card, produced by the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission (HEC) in 1973, offers 'Season's greetings' and states that the views depict Lake Pedder before and after it was flooded in 1972 for the Upper Gordon River Hydro-electricity Scheme. One view is of two women on an elevated rocky area overlooking a grass-covered ...

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Constructing the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into seven categories: preparing the sites; bringing up supplies; drilling the tunnels; constructing the dams; building the power stations; constructing pressure shafts; and creating ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme in overview

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the 'big picture' of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into three categories: overviews of the Scheme; maps and diagrams of the Scheme; and celebrating stages in the Scheme. The collection contains historic photographs, film footage and ...

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Officials at the Tumut Pond Dam wall site

This is a photograph showing the first Snowy Mountains Authority Commissioner, Sir William Hudson (1896-1978, centre), discussing site plans with two other officials at the site of the Tumut Pond Dam wall in the Snowy Mountains. The three men are standing on a grass ledge in a steep and rugged gorge with the Tumut River ...

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Guthega Dam wall - asset 1

This is a 1954 photograph of the construction of the concrete dam wall at Guthega, 15 kilometres north-east of Mount Kosciuszko, in the Snowy Mountains. The wall is being constructed in sections. Power cables are suspended across the valley, and two figures stand on top of a building to the left. Water sits in small ponds ...

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Guthega Dam wall - asset 2

This is a 1954 photograph of the construction of the concrete dam wall at Guthega, 15 kilometres north-east of Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains, built to allow water to drop down a 4.6-kilometre tunnel to the penstocks and power station. The wall is being constructed in sections and there is steel scaffolding holding ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme relief map

This is a photograph of a hand-drawn relief map for the proposed Snowy Mountains Scheme from around 1945, showing the dams, tunnels, power stations and canals that would make up the Scheme. A typewritten note attached to the back of the photograph reads 'This photograph is of a relief map of the Snowy Mountains area showing ...