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Painted gum leaf postcards, 1900-20

These cream-coloured postcards, each with a painted gum leaf attached to one side and writing on the reverse, were printed by AG Jones of Melbourne in the early decades of the 20th century. One postcard is decorated with a man seated on a log beside a bark hut and a tree with two kookaburras and a red-breasted bird sitting ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 01: greetings

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces students to the culturally appropriate greetings and farewells for different times of day and situations. Activities include pronunciation drills, matching the appropriate greeting with the correct speaker, listening to greetings expressed ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 02: 'My name is ...'

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces the culturally appropriate ways to ask about and give one's name as a means of greeting. Appropriate phrases for greetings and farewell, personal names and informal levels of politeness are also showcased in the activities. Student activities ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 06: 'How are you?'

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces culturally appropriate greetings and responses for different circumstances. The activities encompass three alternative responses to the standard greeting 'How are you?' including 'Baik-baik saja', 'Biasa saja' and 'Kurang baik'. Student activities ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 07: 'How old are you?'; family members

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces how to ask about and say one's age as a way of greeting. In addition, it introduces basic vocabulary for talking about family by highlighting the culturally specific and differentiating terms used to address family members on the basis of age ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 11: 'What grade are you in?'

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces how to ask and say where people go to school and their year level. The activities are designed to support students to use the appropriate Indonesian phrases using model dialogues. Student activities include constructing phrases by listening ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 14: best friends

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces the language for talking about best friends and some key time phrases (soon, later, tonight and tomorrow). Guided conversations are used to model Indonesian language structures and their pronunciation to support students' learning. Student ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 01: greetings

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to distinguish different aspects of greetings in Chinese. The activities cover different levels of politeness, using singular and plural forms, greeting at different times of the day and common responses to a greeting. Student skills ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 04: talking about your family

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to engage in social interactions by talking about their family. The activities cover introducing and asking about family members, learning culturally specific forms and reinforcing past learning experiences such as asking ages as a ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 05: listen and answer

This interactive activity from the Languages online resource provides an extended listening comprehension exercise that encourages students to listen for information related to family members and friends. The activity covers reading and understanding questions about one's family or friends, listening to short paragraphs ...

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Languages online: Chinese module one: meet my family - video

This is a short video in Chinese showing a teenage boy visiting a friend's house and interacting with his sisters and his mother. The conversation uses several different forms of greeting, introduction, and questions about family members' ages and occupations. The video is accompanied by a script that can be toggled to ...

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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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Crowds at an anticonscription rally in Melbourne, 1916

This is a black-and-white postcard showing a huge crowd at an anticonscription rally on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne in 1916. The image shows a sea of men and a sprinkling of women standing in an open area. A handwritten note under the photograph (penned by John Curtin) reads 'Have Ye Answered O my People' ...

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Postcard sent from France by Duncan McCallum, 1917

This is a postcard sent from France to Alex and Bess McCallum on 1 February 1917 by Alex's brother Duncan who was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces. The card is embroidered in coloured silk with a floral design and the words 'Souvenir from France'. It measures 14 cm x 9 cm.

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First World War Christmas and new year postcard, 1917

This postcard, printed for Christmas 1917, shows a fictionalised map of Britain surrounded by some of its dominions: Canada, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Five arms extend from Britain, shaking hands with different coloured arms that extend from each of the labelled countries. On top of the image the Union ...

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Moshi moshi: sayonara, Yoko! [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for a farewell party. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Moshi moshi: join the band [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for your band's practice sessions and concert performance. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends and agents. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. ...

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Wei: festival [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements for meeting at a festival. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Wei: movie [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voicemail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements for meeting at a cinema. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Wei: band [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voicemail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements to see the school band's performance. This learning object is one ...