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Global workplace: civil engineer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a civil engineer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for civil engineers are longer in some countries than others. Explore which ...

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Meet a scientist: virologist and electronics engineer [no spoken instructions]

Explore information about two scientists: a virologist and an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose statements that match their biographical profile. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series of nine objects.

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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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Snowy Mountains construction engineers

This is a photograph of two male engineers referring to a map on a construction site of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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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, 1897

This is a black-and-white photograph of Charles Yelverton O'Connor, originally taken in 1897 as a glass lantern slide by J A Clarke. It measures 17 cm x 22 cm. The photograph was taken in a studio and shows O'Connor in a posed position wearing his everyday working clothes and one of the hats that he commonly wore. He wears ...

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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.