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African American teacher and pupils at a segregated rural school in Oklahoma, 1940

This is a black-and-white photograph showing an African American female teacher with two students in a school in Creek County in the US state of Oklahoma. The photograph was taken by Russell Lee in February 1940. Part of the caption he wrote for the image reads, 'This year, despite the fact the white school received free ...

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May O'Brien reflects on becoming an activist, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of an interview with Western Australian Aboriginal educator and author May O'Brien. She recalls beginning secondary school in Perth in 1949 when she was aged 17, and how she went on to become a teacher. She also relates how she campaigned to improve education for all Indigenous children ...

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A flight of fantasy - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the fantasy genre by examining a series of titles by Anna and Barbara Fienberg. They dramatise the thoughts and feelings of the characters through simple drama activities and develop their narrative writing skills through a focus on descriptive and figurative language. The unit is ...

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Using a portable pedal wireless in 1946

This is a 1946 black-and-white photograph showing a man operating a Traeger Pedal Radio. He is seated under large gum trees on a riverbank with a truck close by.

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Italian pioneer of computing, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1984 of Amedeo Sala, an Italian migrant living in Western Australia, considered the 'father of Western Australia's electronics and computer industry'. He is holding the 'heart' of his invention the 'Encryptor', an electronic security scrambling device. The part of the device ...

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CSIRAC, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Trevor Pearcey, one of the people associated with developing the CSIRAC computer. CSIRAC (pronounced 'sigh-rack') was one of the earliest modern stored-program computers. It was developed for the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and operated in Sydney and ...

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Charles Perkins travelling home from Sydney University, 1963

This is a black-and-white photograph of Charles Perkins travelling home from Sydney University by bus or train in his first year of enrolment.

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Jurij Semkiw remembers Australia's first computer, 2006

This is an edited sound recording of 77-year-old Jurij Semkiw talking about Australia's first computer, known as CSIRAC (pronounced 'sigh-rack'), which ran its first simple program in 1949. Semkiw, who was a maintenance engineer on CSIRAC, describes the excitement of being involved in a completely new technology. He also ...

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Science reporter: electronics engineer

Explore the biographical profile of an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also ...

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Science reporter: electronics engineer [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also ...

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Science reporter: virologist and electronics engineer

Explore the biographical profile of two scientists: a virologist and an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series ...

Interactive resource

Science reporter: virologist and electronics engineer [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of two scientists: a virologist and an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series ...