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Family with pony, dog, car and horse float at the Royal Melbourne Show, 1975

This is a colour photograph showing the Sheldon family on a day trip at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, with their pony Misty and dog Beau in 1975. The family's horse float and car are behind them. Misty had been awarded second prize in her competition. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Charles Nuttall feeding 'kangaroo' dog, St Margaret Island, 1910-20

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the artist Charles Nuttall feeding a 'kangaroo' dog among trees at St Margaret Island, around 1920. He wears suit pants and a waistcoat with shirt and bowtie. The dog is tied to a tree. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Bebe O'Connor and Geoffrey Pern having afternoon tea with dogs, c1912

This photograph shows Bebe O'Connor and Geoffrey Pern having afternoon tea with two dogs in the yard of the O'Connor farmhouse at Won Wro in Gippsland, in about 1912. This image was collected as part of the Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006. It is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Antarctic huskies Morrie and Ursa

This photograph shows Morrie and Ursa, two of the last of the huskies used in the Australian Antarctic Territory and now on display at the Melbourne Museum.

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Guide dog puppy in training

Meet Ella and the puppy she is helping to train as a guide dog. Find out what it takes to teach Dusty what he needs to know for a very important job.

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Do dogs really care?

We'd like to think our dogs offer us comfort when we get upset or injured. Can the 'classic test' of empathy in humans tell us something about dogs? The reporter investigates the phenomenon of empathy: the ability to be aware and sensitive to the feelings of others from their perspective.

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Dog optimism

Have you ever wondered how your dog views the world? Optimism and pessimism are often thought to be human traits but do animals express them too? In this clip an Australian researcher uses a machine she invented to try and determine whether these dogs are optimists or pessimists. Have a look and see if you can work out ...

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Left paw right paw

Do you think left-handed people have characteristics that are different from right-handed people? It seems that right-pawed dogs have certain characteristics that make them better Guide Dogs, but how do you find out whether your dog is right-pawed or left-pawed to begin with? Watch this experiment to find out!

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'Guardians' of a flock of sheep

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary film made in 1929, probably entitled 'The woolly west'. It is introduced by the intertitle, 'Guardians of the woolly flocks.' and shows a large flock of sheep with men on horseback and dogs.

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A brumby muster in 1949 - asset 2

This is black-and-white photograph taken in 1949, showing a mounted stockman lassoing a wild brumby. A ridge of hills is visible in the background and cloud formations cover the sky.

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King Billy with his dog, 1921

This is a black-and-white photograph of Aboriginal man Jimmy Clements (1847-1927), popularly known as 'King Billy', sitting with his dog under the shade of a tree in 1921.

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'Army dogs sniff out mines', 1971 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1971 black-and-white newsreel, Australian Movie Magazine, produced by Fox Movietone (Australia) and Cinesound Productions. The item is titled 'Army dogs sniff out mines'. The soundtrack includes narration, music and sound effects. The film simulates an explosion of a landmine that causes ...

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'Army dogs sniff out mines', 1971 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from an item in a 1971 black-and-white newsreel Australian Movie Magazine produced by Fox Movietone (Australia) and Cinesound Productions. The item is titled 'Army dogs sniff out mines'. The footage shows a German shepherd walking along a bush track, and sitting down when it has located a hidden device. ...

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The Last Husky, 1993: Mush

This clip shows a graphic of planet Earth revolving and moving as the narrator describes Antarctica. An outline of part of the coastline shows the two bases Kloa and Mawson with the location of the emperor penguin rookeries to indicate the journey to be taken by the scientists and sled teams. The husky team and sled is ...

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Eyeball challenge: stone wheel puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes with good close-up vision to solve a puzzle and unlock ...

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Eyeball challenge: mission 2

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Find your way through an ancient temple by choosing eyes suited ...

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Why are dogs such top smellers?

This engaging article outlines the science behind the sense of smell. It explains what makes dogs' noses and their sense of smell so powerful. It also describes how understanding the science has had implications for the potential development of new technologies.

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 1-2)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson plans (years 1-2)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of five lesson plans, three ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 3-4)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and six student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...