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Tabua or sperm whale tooth necklace from Fiji, c1900

This is a neck ornament made from a sperm whale tooth and coconut fibre in Fiji in about 1900. The tooth is dense and heavy and partially hollowed out at the wide end. It is well polished and neatly drilled across the pointed end to provide an anchor point through which to pass the coconut fibre for the square-plaited rope ...


Family at Christmas, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of a man with two infants near a Christmas tree, inside an unidentified house in Canberra in December 1958. The kneeling man, presumably the father, and a girl, seated, are watching as a boy on the floor unwraps a gift. On the Christmas tree are electric-powered lights, and a few other ...


Räwiri Püaha's gun

This is a 'superimposed-load' or 'four-hammer' double-barrelled shotgun. Known as 'Koatariini', it belonged to Räwiri Kïngi Püaha, a chief of the Mäori tribe Ngäti Toa Rangatira. The butt of the shotgun is made from walnut. The barrel and trigger are made from steel and brass, and are attached to the rest of the gun with ...

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Carilah oleh-oleh: teacher resource

This resource has teacher notes and assessment ideas to support the classroom use of the Indonesian LOTE learning object Carilah oleh-oleh. The resource includes a profile of the expected student user, a description of the learning object, printable worksheets, extension activities, and lists of further resources related ...

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Dressing up: traditional wedding [Chinese]

Explore clothes worn in China. Identify clothing items suitable for wearing to a traditional wedding. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Dressing up [Chinese]

Explore clothes worn in China to school, kung fu training or a traditional wedding. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Zou ba! Measure words

Listen to two friends talking about birthday presents they are thinking of buying for friends.

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Carilah oleh-oleh

Find out about the custom of gift-giving in Indonesia. Explore an Indonesian market. See what’s for sale on three different stalls. Try three different quizzes. Answer questions to find clues to a gift that would be suitable for oleh-oleh.