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The Holocaust

This is a collection of 11 digital curriculum resources about the Holocaust - Nazi persecution of Jews before the outbreak of World War II, and the subsequent destruction of Jews and other Europeans by the Nazis during the war. The collection is organised into six categories - the 1935 Nuremberg Laws; killing squads; concentration ...

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Belsen for Example, 1985: Belsen remembered

This clip shows Max, a Jewish survivor of the Belsen concentration camp, looking at black-and-white photographs that were taken at the camp at the time of liberation. The photographs include prisoners with typhus isolated in a 'cage', emaciated figures behind a barbed-wire fence, women crammed into a room with no beds, ...

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Dunera Boys, 1985: The appeal

This clip shows Mr Baum (Warren Mitchell), a German Jew interned as an 'enemy alien' in Australia during the Second World War. He approaches two soldiers on duty in a guard tower to explain that a mistake has been made - he and his fellow internees are not Nazi spies but have fled Nazi persecution. The clip cuts between ...

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Laminated glass sculpture, 'The Beginning of the End', c1995

This is a glass collage exploring the theme of birth and the intensity of life through a chaotic and colourful juxtaposition of glass assembled then fired. the panel is: 86.5 cm x 24.0 cm.

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Prime Minister Paul Keating visits Indonesia

If a country is potentially guilty of human rights abuses, is it better to shun it, or welcome it back into the international fold? On his first overseas journey as prime minister, Paul Keating arrives in Indonesia in 1992 to meet with president Suharto, determined to improve relations between the two countries.

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Tragic consequences of Japan's modernisation

Japan went through a remarkable transformation between 1868 and the death of the Emperor Meiji in 1912. But Japan's modernisation was accompanied by its rise as an imperialist power, with tragic results. Watch this clip to learn about the consequences of Japan's dream of empire. This clip is last in a series of six.

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A lasting memory of horror

This bleak and confronting video shows some of the scenes encountered by British politicians and film crews when they visited Nazi concentration camps shortly after their liberation in 1945. The footage provides evidence of the atrocities committed in concentration camps, particularly in Buchenwald and Belsen, and removes ...

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Building the atomic bomb

The use of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hastened the surrender of Japan, bringing World War II to an end. The bombs killed more than 100,000 people immediately, while thousands more died of starvation, disease and radioactive exposure in the ensuing months. This US newsreel footage from 1945 presents ...

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Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002: Mr Neville says no

This clip shows Mr Neville, the Chief Protector of Aborigines in Western Australia (Kenneth Branagh), inspecting the colour of Molly's skin. It opens with Mr Neville calling Molly (Everlyn Sampi) out of the group of children assembled in front of the church at the Moore River Settlement. Another Aboriginal girl and the ...

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Proposal to take Aboriginal children to new NT settlement, 1911

This is a letter from the administrator of the Northern Territory, Samuel Mitchell, to the federal minister for external affairs, Egerton Batchelor, suggesting that police 'gather in' all 'half caste children' who are living with Aboriginal people and take them to a proposed Aboriginal settlement. He notes that 'No doubt ...

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Report on rationing and conditions in Kahlin Compound, 1936

This is a report dated 22 May 1936 for the Chief Protector of Aboriginals, Darwin. It covers food 'RATIONING AND GENERAL CONDITIONS OF HALFCASTE INMATES OF KAHLIN COMPOUND' in Darwin. The acting superintendent, A X Herbert, outlines how food rations were issued to the 210 'inmates' over the previous seven weeks. He also ...

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William Cooper's petition to the King, 1934

This image shows a typed page from a formal petition to the King from the 'Aboriginal Inhabitants of Australia' requesting his intercession 'to prevent the extinction of the Aboriginal Race', to improve their conditions and give them a voice in federal parliament. The petition declares that by expropriating their land and ...

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Lizzie van Zyl, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of a grossly malnourished child, Lizzie van Zyl (1894-1901), taken in the British concentration camp in Bloemfontein in the Boer republic of Orange Free State, in January 1901. Van Zyl lies on a bed wearing only a cloth across her loins. There is virtually no flesh on her body, and the ...

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Couldn't Be Fairer, 1984: 'The Aboriginal problem'

This clip shows footage of three men being interviewed and expressing extreme racist views about Indigenous Australians. The interviewees are mining magnate 'Lang' Hancock, a town mayor and a spokesperson for the Queensland Graziers Association. Aboriginal activist Mick Miller, the writer and narrator of the film from which ...

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The Seekers, Melbourne, 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on 26 January 1968, of the pop group, The Seekers, performing in the Melbourne Town Hall after receiving their awards as Australians of the Year for 1967. From left to right, they are Keith Potger (vocals, guitar), Bruce Woodley (vocals, guitar), Judith Durham (vocals) and Athol ...

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Excerpt from an interview with Gladys Joyce, 1997 - asset 1

This is an excerpt (approximately 2 minutes) from a 1997 oral history interview with Gladys Joyce, in which she relates memories of her time as a secretary to Prime Minister John Curtin from 1941 to 1945.

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Excerpt from an interview with Gladys Joyce, 1997 - asset 2

This is an excerpt (approximately 2 minutes in length) from a 1997 oral history interview with Gladys Joyce, in which she relates memories of her time as a secretary to Prime Minister John Curtin from 1941 to 1945.

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Excerpt from an interview with Hazel Craig, 1997 - asset 1

This is an excerpt (approximately 3 minutes) from a 1997 oral history interview with Hazel Craig, in which she relates memories of Canberra and parliament during her time as a stenographer in the Prime Minister's Department from 1934 into the 1940s.

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Excerpt from an interview with Hazel Craig, 1997 - asset 2

This is an excerpt (approximately 3 minutes) from a 1997 oral history interview with Hazel Craig, a stenographer in the Prime Minister's Department, in which she relates memories of working for the War Cabinet during the Second World War.

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Excerpt from an interview with Hazel Craig, 1997 - asset 3

This is an excerpt (approximately 3 minutes) from a 1997 oral history interview with Hazel Craig, in which she relates her memories of Prime Minister John Curtin and his relationships with Generals Blamey and MacArthur. Craig worked as a stenographer in the Prime Minister's Department during the Second World War.