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Zou ba! Families: members of other families

Explore the Chinese words for grandparents. Notice that different words are used for paternal and maternal grandparents. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Families: family member activities

Explore the weekend activities enjoyed by a family member. This includes activities such as watching TV, listening to music and playing computer games. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Two boys picnicking at Merrigum, 1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Frank Stephenson enjoying afternoon tea with his brother, Merrigum, near Shepparton, 1910'. It shows a picnic with two small boys in the foreground and four girls in the background, all sitting on the ground and wearing hats. The boys are smiling, and one is ...

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Children in fancy dress, Merrigum, c1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Merrigum - Andrews children in fancy dress'. It is a group portrait of four children, three girls and a boy, dressed in Japanese costumes. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in ...

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John Ellerbock smoking cigarette on boat, with family, Mordialloc, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Ellerbock family on a boat at Mordialloc. John Ellerbock is smoking a cigarette while surrounded by his children Ingrid, Herb, Anna and John Jr. The photograph was taken in 1960. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Joseph Starkey sitting with baby son Kenneth on porch steps, South Melbourne, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Joseph Starkey holding his baby son Kenneth on his knee while sitting on the back steps of the family home in South Melbourne. The shadow cast at the right belongs to the photographer, Joseph's wife Agnes, who took the picture in the 1930s. The image is a digital scan of the ...

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 1942 - item 2

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are minor losses from insect activity. Water damage is also significant. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 27 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are losses from insect activity. Water staining is also evident. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Families and chronic illness: family

This clip shows a group of young Indigenous people talking about the importance of the various types of family support they have received while caring for a family member with a chronic illness. They all say how vital it is for carers to use the resources of their families, who are the people closest to them. This can include ...

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My family [English]

Meet a local family. Learn each person's age and family relationship. Identify relationships in a family tree. Meet other families and answer simple questions about family composition. Learn common numbers. Listen to spoken English.

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My family [Indonesian]

Meet an Indonesian family. Learn each person's age and family relationship. Identify relationships in a family tree. Meet other families and answer simple questions about family composition. Learn common numbers. Listen to spoken Indonesian and look at translations.

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My family [German]

Meet a German family. Learn each person's age and family relationship. Identify relationships in a family tree. Meet other families and answer simple questions about family composition. Learn common numbers. Listen to spoken German and look at translations.

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My family [Japanese]

Meet a Japanese family. Learn each person's age and family relationship. Identify relationships in a family tree. Meet other families and answer simple questions about family composition. Learn common numbers. Listen to spoken Japanese and look at translations in Hiragana, Romaji and English.

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Zou ba! Objects: belongings

Find out how to talk about the owner of various items. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Wirriya: Small Boy, 2004: Ricco

This clip shows 7-year-old Ricco Japaljarri Martin introducing himself at Hidden Valley (also known as Ewyenper-Atwatye), an Indigenous Australian town camp near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Ricco also introduces his extended family and his nine dogs. As children play on playground equipment, Ricco reflects ...

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Loved Up - Dream of Love, 2005: What is love?

This clip shows scenes that illustrate Australian filmmaker Lawrence Johnston's early life. His brothers and sisters are also featured discussing the meaning of love and intimacy in their lives. Photographs accompanying the narration by the filmmaker show a 1965 black-and-white school class photograph, the filmmaker in ...

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Losing Layla, 2001: Grief is uncharted territory

This clip shows Vanessa Gorman and her partner, Michael, walking along a street and inside a bank before cutting to Vanessa describing her grief after the death of their newborn baby, Layla. Vanessa describes the grief as a roller-coaster in a piece to camera that is followed by footage of a roller-coaster. Vanessa is then ...

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Touch the Sun - Princess Kate: 'Mothers don't give up their babies easily'

This clip opens with Kate (Justine Clarke) talking to Barry (Nick Enright) in his western Sydney home about her adoption and her desire to find her biological mother. Barry, who works for a volunteer organisation, tells Kate that because she is under 18 he can't help her without her adoptive parents' consent. In the final ...

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Case 442, 2005: Broken heart, unsound mind

This clip shows, through interviews and reconstructions, the consequences for Maudie Yooringun of the removal of her son in the 1940s. A re-enactment of a distraught Maudie Yooringun is shown alone in the bush, and black-and-white footage is used to show Claremont Hospital for the Insane, where she was incarcerated. A medical ...

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Zou ba!: Personal information

Explore personal information phrases about age, nationality, Chinese zodiac sign and family members, and test your conversation skills.