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Discovering democracy: Australia celebrates Federation

Use a map of Australia to find out what was happening and how people around the nation celebrated Federation on 1 January 1901. View images of the town and read accounts of the celebrations as Australia officially became one nation. Write an account for a newspaper comparing and contrasting the nature of the celebrations.

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Photo album: celebrations 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing celebrations and ceremonies in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as a warrior dance, a wedding ceremony and a woman making decorative offerings for the temple. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes ...

Assessment resource

Wonderful words: pets: assessment

Test your ability to create lively sentences by selecting the most appropriate words. For example, view animations of a cat and a fish. Next, add appropriate adjectives and adverbs to two simple sentences about them to make the sentences more lively. Select a suitable connecting word or phrase to join your two lively sentences. ...

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Wonderful words: beach: assessment

Test your ability to create lively sentences by selecting the most appropriate words. For example, view animations of a boy and a girl on the beach. Next, add appropriate adjectives and adverbs to two simple sentences about them to make the sentences more lively. Select a suitable connecting word or phrase to join your ...

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Wonderful words: space: assessment

Test your ability to create lively sentences by selecting the most appropriate words. For example, view animations of a rocket and an astronaut. Next, add appropriate adjectives and adverbs to two simple sentences about them to make the sentences more lively. Select a suitable connecting word or phrase to join your two ...

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Wonderful words: food: assessment

Test your ability to create lively sentences by selecting the most appropriate words. For example, view animations of a chef and a diner. Next, add appropriate adjectives and adverbs to two simple sentences about them to make the sentences more lively. Select a suitable connecting word or phrase to join your two lively ...

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Point of view: newspaper report 1: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable ...

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Point of view: newspaper report 2: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a surfing accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs ...

Teacher resource

The development of Australian nationhood - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea is designed to be interesting and comprehensive – the teacher wanted to avoid the 'drier' approach that she had taken in the past. It includes interactive learning objects, film clips, photographs, posters, cartoons, maps and documents examining Australia’s road to nationhood. It includes a unit of work ...

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Movietone Special, 1945: Peace - Australia Celebrates

This black-and-white clip from the newsreel 'Peace: Australia Celebrates' shows spontaneous scenes of jubilation in the centre of Sydney soon after the Japanese surrender was announced on 15 August 1945. It opens with scenes of crowds celebrating in the streets. This is followed by the famous footage of 'the dancing man'. ...

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Overland Adventure - The Redex Reliability Trial, 1954: 'A great day for the Murrays'

This black-and-white clip from Cinesound's documentary 'Overland Adventure' shows the reception given to the winners of the 1954 Redex Round Australia Endurance Trial - 'Gelignite Jack' Murray and Bill Murray. The clip opens with their arrival at the finishing line in Sydney. This is followed by scenes at the State Theatre ...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into six categories - crossing the Harbour before the Bridge was built; building the Bridge; construction of the Bridge as a stimulus for artistic creativity; opening the Bridge; the Bridge in use in the 1930s; and the Bridge in popular culture. It contains ...

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Federation celebrations - inauguration of a new nation

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources depicts the events in early January 1901 that celebrated the inauguration of Federation in Australia. Using photographs, archival film footage and a learning object, the collection is organised into six categories: the program of Federation celebrations in Sydney; Federation ...

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Banners Held High, 1956: May Day

This colour narrated clip from a 1956 documentary film produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit focuses on Sydney's May Day celebrations honouring the achievements of workers across the world. It shows men at work, banners being prepared for the May Day march and footage of the march itself, accompanied ...

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Federation celebrations - opening of the first Parliament of Australia

The opening of the first Australian Parliament and the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in May 1901 were accompanied by widespread celebrations in Melbourne. This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources about the events of that time includes interactive learning objects, contemporary photographs, ...

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'The opening of the first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. the Duke of Cornwall and York (later H.M. King George V), 9 May 1901', 1903

This oil painting by Tom Roberts depicts the opening of the first Parliament of Australia at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on 9 May 1901. The bearded man in military uniform who is on the stage in the centre of the image is the Duke of Cornwall and York. Members and officers of the new parliament, and some ...

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Diwali

This is a student resource showcasing the Hindu festival of Diwali. Images in slideshow format show the small clay lamps that give the festival its name, the worship of Lord Ganesha at the start of the festival, and patterns and sweets made to welcome the goddess Lakshmi on the third day of the festival. Text on screen ...

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Federation celebrations - asset 2

This is a photographic print from 'Australia's Federation on film' showing a military review of Boer War servicemen held in Centennial Park in Sydney as part of the celebrations of Federation on 3 January 1901. In the foreground are five photographers, some of whom may be cameramen making a moving film record.

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Federation celebrations - asset 3

This is a photographic print from 'Australia's Federation on film' showing the old gates at Sydney's Government House, covered in floral decorations and flags for the parade to celebrate Federation in January 1901.

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Celebrating the end of the Second World War

This is an unposed photograph showing revellers in Canberra celebrating the end of the Second World War in 1945 by dancing the hokey pokey.