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National parks: wheels in the bush

Look at bush scenes from the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Examine an unusual item from the 1930s. It is a pram customised by Myles Dunphy to take his toddler on long bushwalks. Myles Dunphy was one of the Australia's early conservationists of the 1930s. Explore the contribution of the Dunphy family to bush ...

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Bush safety: video campaign: assessment

Assess your ability to create an appropriate video for a public awareness campaign about safety in the bush. Hear some safety tips from four experienced bushwalkers and identify key aspects of bush safety. Then use this information to help create your video. Choose appropriate animated clips and edit the video sequence ...


Walking in the Blue Mountains, 1927

This is a black-and-white silent film clip of men and women walking on a path down an escarpment past the Bridal Veil waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the 1920s. This excerpt comes from the 1927 documentary, 'Blue Mountains', made by the Cinema and Photographic Branch of the Commonwealth Public Service.


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 ...


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 ...


Car stuck in a river, c1930s

This is a sepia-toned photograph measuring 10.1 cm x 8 cm. It shows an unidentified woman standing beside a car with its rear stuck in a river, apparently after attempting a river crossing. No road is visible, but the river has a gravelled edge and there is thick vegetation in the background.


Myles Dunphy’s bush pram, 1930s

This is a pram modified by Myles Dunphy, one of Australia’s first conservationists, in the 1930s for use in walks in the New South Wales bush. The pram features a cane bassinet and a sunshade that has cloth sides. A mechanism to collapse the pram (partially visible) is attached to the base of the long-armed handle.

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Explore Indonesia: get packed

Pack your bags for a trip to an Indonesian island such as Kalimantan or Sumatra. Think about the climate, culture and possible activities. Choose items suited to your destination. For example, choose beach items and sunscreen for a trip to Bali.

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National parks: boots in the bush

Meet the Dunphy family in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Myles Dunphy was one of Australia's early conservationists of the 1930s. Look closely at some unusual boots and work out their purpose. They are a set of special dog-boots, which Dunphy made for his dog to protect his paws on long bushwalks with the ...