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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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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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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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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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Balinese harvesting rice, 1996

This is a colour photograph of a group of people harvesting wet rice on the Indonesian island of Bali, with Mt Batukau in the background. Their heavy clothing protects them from the sun, insects and dust. They are wearing both traditional and modern items of apparel, and all have some form of head covering.

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Snow ... Down Under, 1982: Snow wombat

This clip shows the snowfields of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain, in the alpine region of New South Wales. Actor Jack Thompson narrates the clip and the visuals show a wombat as it tracks through the snow to a stream. As the wombat lumbers along, the narrator observes that the wombat places its back legs in ...

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Blood Brothers - Jardiwarnpa, 1993: The land is sad

This clip explores the origin of the Jardiwarnpa, the Warlpiri fire ceremony, and the role it plays for the Warlpiri people. The Winparrku Mountain in central Australia is shown from above, the footage shot from a light aeroplane that has Warlpiri Elder Darby Jampijinpa Ross on board. This is followed by a scene showing ...

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The Ice Capped Jungle, 1993: Making it to the top

This clip shows a group of climbers, three men and two women, successfully reaching the summit of Puncak Jaya in West Papua. One of the climbers reports their achievement on a radio telephone. The filmmaker explains in voice-over what his thoughts were at the time of the climb, including the recollection that the mountain ...

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Metric Motoring, 1974: What you need to know

This clip shows a television advertisement to explain the numerical conversions required to understand the new road signs being introduced as part of Australia's change from imperial measures to the metric system. The advertisement uses simple black-and-white graphics and a voice-over. The final image reminds the viewer ...

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The Rising Generation, c1925: Work and play

This silent black-and-white clip from a promotional documentary shows school students in South Australia marching in orderly lines from a schoolyard and up a flight of stairs to their classrooms. An intertitle, 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy', introduces footage of a boys' football team gathered for a group ...

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The Rising Generation, c1925: 'Healthy minds in healthy bodies'

This silent black-and-white clip, introduced by the intertitle 'The system provides training to ensure healthy minds in healthy bodies', shows secondary school students, boys in the foreground and girls behind, playing in a large schoolyard. In response to a signal, the students 'freeze' before organising themselves into ...