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Election leaflet for Kath Walker, 1969

This is a campaign leaflet promoting the well-known Aboriginal poet and activist, Kath Walker (later known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal), when she stood in the 17 May 1969 Queensland election as the Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate for the electorate of Greenslopes in the south-eastern suburbs of Brisbane. It lists Walker's ...

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Ben Chifley: the aftermath of the miners' strike, 2008

This clip is an excerpt from the documentary 'Infamous victory: Ben Chifley's battle for coal', produced in 2008. This documentary about coal, communism and the Australian Labor prime minister who went to war against his own during the national miners' strike is a Screen Australia Making History production, made in association ...

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Talkback Classroom, 2007: Yirrkala bark petition

In this clip Franchesca Cubillo (senior curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) talks to secondary students about the significance of Aboriginal artwork and the Yirrkala bark petition of 1963. She says that when a bauxite mine was proposed on the Gove Pensinsula, the Yolngu people at Yirrkala had ...

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Anthem - An Act of Sedition, 2004: MV Tampa and September 11

This clip presents an interpretation of the Howard government's response to the arrival of refugees in Australian waters on the MV Tampa in August 2001. The narration states that John Howard had often used scare tactics for his political advantage and that the refugees were now to be used in a 'race election'. Views defending ...

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The 1967 Referendum - unit of work

In this unit of work students investigate the causes and effects of the 1967 Referendum. They identify what constitutes citizenship and citizen rights, and look at some of the differences between the civil rights of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians prior to the 1967 Referendum. They also investigate the process ...

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Hughes and the Yes case, 1916

This is a silent black-and-white political advertisement that aimed to convince the Australian people to vote 'yes' at the first referendum on the issue of conscription for active military service held on 28 October 1916. Images of Prime Minister W M (Billy) Hughes speaking in front of a trellis fence are interspersed with ...

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Vote 'yes' for conscription, 1916

This is the concluding footage of a 1916 silent movie political advertisement, which aimed to convince the Australian people to vote yes for the introduction of conscription for military service at the first referendum on this issue held on 28th October 1916. The advertisement is entitled 'Referendum Bullets by W.M. Hughes', ...

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Referendum bullets: cooee

This is a silent black-and-white film clip with the words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. You would answer a Coo-ee for help in the bush. The Anzacs are Coo-eeing.', superimposed over footage of First World War Australian soldiers filing along a trench. It is one of the political advertisements in favour of conscription ...

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Referendum bullets: the Kaiser

This is a piece of black-and-white silent film footage. It opens with a photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in military uniform on horseback. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. If you vote ''No.'' spell it ''Nein.'' That is how the Kaiser would spell it. Vote ''Yes'' -- Fame, Success; Vote No -- Dishonour, ...

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Referendum bullets: 96-hour shift

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers moving through trenches, apparently under shellfire in the First World War. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Do you want to save men in the trenches from a 96-hour shift under shell fire? Then vote ''YES'' for Reinforcements.' are superimposed ...

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Referendum bullets: a fair share

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of a slow pan across shell-damaged buildings in the war zone of the First World War, probably in Belgium. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. The Antis say Australia has done her share. Belgium, France, Poland, and Servia have suffered more than their share.' are superimposed ...

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Referendum bullets: shirkers

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of the final straight of a racecourse, with the camera slowly closing in on the racehorses and their jockeys as they pass the finishing post, with racegoers massed in the background. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Preserve the lives of the Anzacs, which are as ...

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Referendum bullets: empty camps

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of bell tents pitched in rows on a field. The camera pans slowly across the field with almost no people in evidence. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Without reinforcements our training camps will be empty by the end of January.' are superimposed on the film. It ...

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Referendum bullets: AWU members

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers moving into a trench and taking up positions with rifles cocked. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. ''There are 27,000 members of the A.W.U. in the trenches, and if I did not vote to send them aid I would be ashamed to look one of them in the ...

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Referendum bullets: AIF divisions

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers marching along a road. The shot is framed on the right by a large gum tree. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Australia has 100,000 men, five divisions, in the battle line. Our task is to maintain these five divisions at their full strength.' ...

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Referendum bullets: take the count

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers marching down a city street, led by a band and soldiers on horseback. It shows crowds standing in the road lining the route and some women, children and men walking quickly behind the crowds to keep up with the marchers. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By ...

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Referendum bullets: scabs

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers marching down a city street facing the camera. It shows their faces, rifles and uniforms. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. The Antis ask you to throw in the towel on the 28th. Are you going to scab on the Anzacs?' are superimposed on the film. ...

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Referendum bullets: the Lusitania and other atrocities

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of the SS 'Lusitania' steaming along, with the camera view moving from astern to the bow and then to a close-up of the four funnels. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Are you going to remain passive, remembering the ''Lusitania,'' the Belgian horrors, Nurse Cavell, ...

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Referendum bullets: a blackleg

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Prime Minister William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes speaking with notes in hand, in a garden setting with a trellis and large pine tree behind him. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Those who vote ''No'' will make the Australian Commonwealth the first blackleg among the ...

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Referendum bullets: invasion threat

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of a First World War warship steaming into a harbour. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. If Australia were ever threatened with invasion, we would shudder to think that Britain might vote ''NO.''' are superimposed on the film. It is one of the political advertisements ...