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Biography: Federation people: Charles Todd

Investigate the role played in Federation by astronomer and engineer Charles Todd and his Overland Telegraph. Examine two different types of biographies of Todd: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the ...

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Building a Railway Engine, c1925: Building the 'iron horse'

This 1926 silent black-and-white clip shows steps in the assembly of a steam engine at the Islington railway engine construction and repair plant in Adelaide. The cylindrical steam boiler is shown being lowered as workers below guide it onto its frame. The clip then shows men attaching and tightening bolts by hand. An intertitle ...

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General Motors-Holden's - Australia's Ideal Family Car, c1957

This clip shows a 1957 black-and-white television advertisement with music and narration promoting the Holden FE. In the opening scene, a woman drives her children to the chemist. In the next scene recirculating ball bearings in the steering box are depicted in isolation from the car. Profile and front-on shots of a parked ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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Bedtime stories - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea students create picture storybooks integrating digital and non-digital resources. Engaging student-centred classroom activities supports students as they apply their learning to developing and publishing their ‘bedtime stories’.

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Pacific Islander indentured labourers

This is a collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focusing on the thousands of Pacific Islanders brought to Queensland and northern New South Wales to work on plantations in the late 19th century. The collection is organised into three categories - recruitment of labourers; working and living conditions; and the end ...

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Indentured labour 1

This is a slideshow resource about the thousands of indentured Pacific Islander labourers who were brought in to work on sugar plantations in colonial Queensland and northern New South Wales from the 1860s until the post-Federation period of the early 1900s. Slides deal with the commercial impact on the colony, while revealing ...

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Indentured labour 2

This is a slideshow resource focusing on the work and lives of male and female indentured Pacific Islander labourers who were brought to the cane fields of colonial Queensland and northern New South Wales from the 1860s until the post-Federation period of the early 1900s. The resource focuses on the working and living conditions ...

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The slave trade

This is a collection of 14 digital curriculum resources focusing on the slave trade in Africa and America, in particular the transatlantic slave trade. The collection is organised into five categories: the African trade and Europeans; slave ships; sale of slaves; the campaign against the slave trade; and the trade in America. ...

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Slaves in America

This is a collection of 22 digital curriculum resources focusing on the experiences of slaves in America. The collection is organised into seven categories: slaves in the American colonies; sale and separation; the plantation system; slave accommodation; punishment and escape; comparing slaves and British workers in the ...

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US and Australian engineers on the 'Snowy', 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952 that shows US and Australian engineers at work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. In the photograph a group of nine engineers is examining cores (rock samples) from Happy Valley in the upper Tumut area in New South Wales.

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US experts assist Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952 that shows three men in work clothes consulting a bound set of papers. In her book 'Voices from the Snowy', Margaret Unger identifies the three men as US diamond drillers D Hallam, L Sincus and G Hallam, shown here at work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

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Pressing wool, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows three men preparing wool for pressing with a hydraulic wool press inside a woolshed in New South Wales, probably in 1895. One of the men is standing on top of a pile of wool ...

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The Forerunner, 1957 - Snowy Mountains Scheme explained, item 1

This is an excerpt from a 1957 black-and-white documentary titled 'The Forerunner' that tells the story of the building of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. A man points out features on a large three-dimensional model as he explains to a small group of people who may be new Scheme employees that the Snowy River ...

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The Forerunner, 1957 - Snowy Mountains Scheme explained, item 2

This is an excerpt from a 1957 black-and-white documentary titled 'The Forerunner' that tells the story of the building of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. A man points out features on a large three-dimensional model as he explains to a small group of people who may be new Scheme employees that the dammed water ...

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C Y O'Connor's suicide note, 1902

This is a note written by Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Engineer-in-Chief of Western Australia with overall responsibility for the Coolgardie Water Scheme. It was presented as evidence at the inquest into his death in 1902. The note is handwritten and contains some deletions and a postscript.

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Flume at Karalee Rocks, 2002

This is the entrance to a steel flume built to take rainwater, running off a granite outcrop, to a dam. A low perimeter wall has trapped run-off from the rock. A sluice gate in the centre of the photograph is lowered, blocking the channel. The colour slide was taken in 2002 at Karalee, approximately 50 km east of Southern Cross.

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Granite outcrop at Kellerberrin, 2002

This is a low wall made from slabs of granite at the base of a huge granite outcrop at Kellerberrin Hill, approximately 150 km along the route of the Golden Pipeline, 200 km east of Perth in Western Australia. It is designed to catch rain running off the rock. A second wall parallel to the first has created a channel or ...

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'A shining example', 1920 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films Pty Ltd titled 'A shining example.' It begins with an intertitle that reads 'Remarkable mechanical advances in the manufacture of Electro-Plated Silverware enable the body of the teapot to be accurately shaped by a 10 ...

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'A shining example', 1920 - asset 6

This is a clip from a 1920 black-and-white silent documentary made in Melbourne by Herschells Films titled 'A shining example.' It begins with an intertitle that reads 'Now thoroughly cleaned, the teapot receives its first coat of pure silver by being dipped in a "Striking Bath" containing liquid silver.' A worker wearing ...