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Your rubbish pile: reduce your waste

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Look at background information on the main options for dealing with waste. Consider ...

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Your rubbish pile: managing waste

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Consider the consequences of large volumes of rubbish sent to landfill sites. ...

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Your rubbish pile: reduce your pile

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Consider the consequences of large volumes of rubbish sent to landfill sites. ...

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Experience the weather [no spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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Alien life form

Help an alien to understand how plants are adapted to life on Earth. Choose different combinations of leaves, seeds and roots. Design a plant that is best adapted to surviving in a particular environment. Adapt the plant for survival in specific environments: mangroves, cool rainforest, mountain slopes and arid land. Find ...

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The Land That Waited, 1963: Opening up the west

This black-and-white clip from the documentary 'The Land That Waited' shows supposed differences between the British and the colonial-born in how they went about finding a route across the Blue Mountains. Supported by paintings, cartoons and drawings, the narration describes the British playing 'the game of exploring' and ...

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Snow-bound Guthega power station, 1953

This is a photograph of the nearly completed Guthega power station, New South Wales, after a heavy snowfall. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1953.

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First blast of Snowy Mountains Scheme

This is a photograph of the first blast at Adaminaby, New South Wales, which marked the official beginning of construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme in Australia. The photograph was taken by the Department of Information, Central Office in 1949.

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Snowy Mountains Scheme relief map

This is a photograph of a hand-drawn relief map for the proposed Snowy Mountains Scheme from around 1945, showing the dams, tunnels, power stations and canals that would make up the Scheme. A typewritten note attached to the back of the photograph reads 'This photograph is of a relief map of the Snowy Mountains area showing ...

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Cliff edge in the Grampians in 1926

This is a short excerpt from a 1926 silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The glorious Grampians: The Blue Mountains of Victoria'. It begins with the intertitle 'On the top of Mount Victory.' followed by a scene of a well-dressed group of people standing on an overhanging rock on a cliff edge. The next scene shows ...

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New children coming to school in 1925

This is an excerpt from a 1925 silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The rising generation'. It opens with the intertitles 'In South Australia the Government provides a liberal education for every child' and 'Each year ten thousand fresh young scholars enter the Public Schools of South Australia'. The intertitles ...

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Marching at a school assembly in 1925

This is an excerpt from a 1925 silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The rising generation'. It opens with a scene showing boys playing in a schoolyard. The boys then carry out various marching manoeuvres as their teachers watch, before making way for a schoolboys' marching band.

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A brumby muster in 1949 - asset 1

This is a photograph from 1949 showing a brumby muster in a valley with several mountains of the Australian Alps in the background. In the fore and middle ground of the photograph there are two mounted men pursuing a small mob of brumbies. The photograph was taken from a position on a rocky outcrop looking downward.

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A brumby muster in 1949 - asset 2

This is black-and-white photograph taken in 1949, showing a mounted stockman lassoing a wild brumby. A ridge of hills is visible in the background and cloud formations cover the sky.

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Walking in the snow in the 1930s

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white home movie made in the 1930s. It shows a large party of men and women walking on a snow-covered path through the Australian bush. Most are wearing woollen scarves, hats and jumpers, and none carries a backpack. They are smiling and waving at the camera. Some are carrying ...

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Ice-skating at Mt Buffalo in the 1930s - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white home movie made around 1930. It shows a woman ice-skating on a frozen lake in the Victorian Alps. She wears a knee-length skirt that twirls with her figure-skating movements. She performs turns and spins, and moves with considerable skill.

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Ice-skating at Mt Buffalo in the 1930s - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white home movie made in the 1930s. It shows ice-skaters on a frozen lake in the Victorian Alps, with people watching from the lake shore or waiting to go on the ice.

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A snow fight in the 1930s

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white home movie made in the 1930s of a holiday in the Victorian snowfields. It shows a dog in the snow, barking at the camera, and frozen washing on a line. A scene follows of a large group of people standing in the falling snow. They are holding snowballs, clearly ready to have ...

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Summit of Mt Gingera, bogong moth habitat

This is a colour photograph of the summit of Mt Gingera, one habitat of the migratory bogong moth ('Agrotis infusa'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Noctuidae.)

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'Ballarat Street, Queenstown', 1878

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the partially flooded Ballarat Street in Queenstown (Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand) in 1878. Buildings line both sides of the street and in the background a boat can be seen on Lake Wakatipu, with the snow-capped Remarkables Range behind. Groups of men are gathered ...