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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Transport  >  Vehicles  >  Water transport  >  Boats  >  Fishing boats
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Saibai Island canoe

Take a traditional Torres Strait Island ocean-going canoe on a fishing trip and discover the importance of the sea to the local people. Explore a map of the Torres Strait Islands showing the main island groups. Examine a traditional outrigger canoe from Saibai Island. Look at the origins and construction of the hull, sails, ...

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Earth Alert

Tune in to a television program exploring environmental issues. Solve four ecological problems involving pest animals and humans: domestic cats, European wasps, sea stars and rural drivers. Get tips for solving environmental problems in your local area.

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The journey of the Hong Hai: design a museum exhibition

Retrace the journey of 38 refugees who escaped from Vietnam on a fishing boat in 1978. They were the first in a wave of 'boat people' to reach Australia's shores. Find out about the hardships and key events of the 51-day voyage. Collect historic objects from the trip such as a watch, guitar and binoculars. Use these objects ...

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The journey of the Hong Hai

Retrace the journey of 38 refugees who escaped from Vietnam on a fishing boat in 1978. They were the first in a wave of 'boat people' to reach Australia's shores. Find out about the hardships and key events of the 51-day voyage. Explore historic objects from the trip such as a watch, guitar and binoculars. Learn about the ...

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A motor launch works at Hobart in 1913

This is a short excerpt from a silent 1913 black-and-white newsreel, entitled 'Hobart Regatta 1913', comprising a slow pan by a hand-held camera of a section of Hobart's River Derwent, where various boats appear to be under construction or repair. The scene includes Abel's Motor Launch Works with a motor launch and a couta ...

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Boats at the 1913 Hobart regatta

This is a short excerpt from a 1913 silent black-and-white newsreel, entitled 'Hobart Regatta 1913'. It begins with a brief shot of a man smoking a pipe as he doffs his cap to the camera, followed by a scene of a motor launch with many children and several adults on board. Different boats are then shown, including a large ...

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'A ship's boat attacking a whale', c1813

This is a hand-coloured aquatint (a print made from an engraving on copper) showing a boat's crew from a British whaling ship about to harpoon a whale. Measuring 18 cm x 22.8 cm, the print appeared in a book entitled 'Foreign field sports, fisheries, sporting anecdotes ...'

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Twofold Bay whaling, early 20th century

This is a photograph made from a glass plate negative measuring 12.0 cm x 16.5 cm dating from between 1900 and 1922. It shows a whale hunt taking place in Twofold Bay on the south-eastern coast of New South Wales. There is a five-oared whaling boat visible, with the captain, George Davidson, standing aft (at the rear), ...

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Captain's chair from the 'Hong Hai', 1978

This is the captain's chair from the 'Hong Hai', a fishing boat which carried Vietnamese 'boat people' (refugees) to Australia in 1978. Its legs have been extended and its battered condition shows the damage suffered on the 51-day voyage.

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Marine compass used on the 'Hong Hai', 1978

This is the marine compass used on the 'Hong Hai', a fishing boat which carried Vietnamese 'boat people' (refugees) to Australia in 1978. The rugged black plastic exterior both encloses and protects the floating compass face.

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Guitar played on the 'Hong Hai', 1978

This is a wooden acoustic guitar, with white script on the instrument below the strings, which was played on the 'Hong Hai', a fishing boat which carried Vietnamese 'boat people' (refugees) to Australia in 1978.

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'Hong Hai' fishing boat

This is a colour photograph of the Vietnamese fishing boat, 'Hong Hai', shown in harbour some time after its 51-day voyage to Australia in 1978.

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Binoculars used on the 'Hong Hai', 1978

This is a pair of Russian issue military binoculars with a piece of red cord attached near the focus wheel.

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'Hong Hai' aground in Australia

This is a colour photograph of the Vietnamese fishing boat the 'Hong Hai' some time after its 51-day voyage to Australia in 1978. The 'Hong Hai' is shown here sitting on its keel out of the water.

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Activities on the Great Barrier Reef, c1930

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white documentary with introductory music, a spoken soundtrack and an opening intertitle that reads, 'Glimpses of the Great Barrier Reef'. The soundtrack begins with the narrator explaining that people are gathering specimens at low tide. The scene then changes to show several types of ...