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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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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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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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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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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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'On nights like this' by Josephine Rowe

'On nights like this' by Josephine Rowe is a poem in which the narrator summons memories of her absent mother captured in unhappy domestic situations. Thoughts of her mother feeding the rabbits on a cold winter's night is the one memory the narrator finds the 'nicest'. The poem is presented in a white box on a black background ...

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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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Angst, 1993: Recollection of childhood

This clip shows three Jewish comedians, Sandy Gutman, Deb Filler and Moshe Waldoks, talking about their lives and work via on-camera interviews and through examples of their comedy. They refer to their childhood experiences, and elements of their Jewish heritage and recent history, particularly the Holocaust, are described. ...

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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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Agnes Starkey with baby sitting on front porch steps, South Melbourne, c1930

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Agnes Starkey with a baby (possibly her child Frank) sitting on the steps of the front porch of their family home in South Melbourne. She is wearing a summer dress and squinting into the sun. In the right foreground is a shadow cast by the photographer, Agnes' husband, Joseph Starkey.

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Free family children and friends playing in an above-ground pool, Gladstone Park, 1976

This is a colour photograph of the Free family children and friends in the family 'Clarke above-ground' pool, in the backyard of their family home in Gladstone Park, on 23 November 1976. A castor oil tree is situated behind the pool and also visible is a fence and a neighbour's house. One of the children is wearing a snorkelling ...

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Nigel and Andrew Bondfield in backyard wading pool, Blackburn, 1981

This is a colour photograph of two boys, Nigel and Andrew Bondfield, sitting in a solid plastic wading pool in the backyard of their family home in Blackburn, Melbourne, in 1981. The boys are both wearing tops. Their family garden, featuring tomato plants in pots, a compost bin and a vegetable patch, is visible in the background. ...

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'Migrant mother', 1936

This is one of the most famous photographs of the Great Depression in the USA. It shows Florence Owens Thompson aged 32 huddled together with three of her seven children (the baby is obscured). The family as a whole are described in the Library of Congress catalogue as 'migrant' (ie itinerant) pea pickers in California ...

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Darren Free, and Paul and Elizabeth McClusky in wading pool in bare backyard, Gladstone Park, 1972

This is a colour photograph of three children - Darren Free, and Paul and Elizabeth McClusky - playing in a blue plastic wading pool in the Free family backyard in Gladstone Park, Melbourne, in 1972. One boy is holding a brightly coloured ball and another holds a plastic toy penguin. In front of a pool a couple of towels ...

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Ellerbock family children and friend in backyard wading pool, Ringwood East, 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Ellerbock family children and a family friend posing in a circular wading pool in the Ellerbock family backyard at Ringwood East, Melbourne, in 1965. Some of the children are wearing shorts and short-sleeved tops and two are wearing bathers. Behind them stands a ramshackle shed ...

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Personal letter from W C Wentworth to his father, 1805

This personal letter was written by William Charles Wentworth from London on 14 July 1805 to his father, D'Arcy Wentworth, who was then a surgeon on Norfolk Island. It comprises cream-coloured textured paper with faded ink handwriting on both sides. It is addressed to 'Mr Wentworth, Norfolk Island, New South Wales' and ...

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My Place - Episode 10: 1918: Bertie, On 'tick'

Bertie is trying to pay off the last shilling owing on his present for his brother Eddie who is returning home after serving in the First World War. Mr Watson, the store owner, will not advance him a loan. Bertie goes to the repatriation hospital to bring his mother (a nurse) fresh goat's milk, and shares jokes with his ...

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from Auntie Lil, 13 Jan 1942

This is a single-page letter, handwritten in black ink on lined paper. The paper has yellowed and there is some staining. It is 24.6 cm long x 19.8 cm wide.

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Letter to Leading Aircraftman Howard Kellehear from Nell, 18 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper with four emblems printed along top edge in red and blue: ACF, RSL, THE SALVATION ARMY and YMCA. The paper is creased, stained and has minor losses. It is somewhat browned. It measures 24.6 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 17 Feb 1942

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