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Listed under:  Health  >  Safety  >  Accidents  >  Injuries

Alicia, 1996: God is love

This clip shows a neurosurgeon speaking about Alicia Liley, and the part that modern medicine played in her recovery. In separate sequences Alicia, her father and her mother describe how they believe the family's collective faith helped Alicia pull through, even after the doctors warned that her chances of survival were ...


Hairy flower wasps

This is an information sheet which describes hairy flower wasps, Family Scoliidae, and gives information about their appearance, distribution, behaviour and life cycle.


Life stages of the European wasp

This is an information sheet about the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages of the European wasp, 'Vespula germanica'. It also describes what happens to the wasp population over the course of the year.


European wasps as pests in Australia

This is an information sheet that describes why European wasps are pests in Australia, the health effects their stings can have, and the recommended first aid for stings.


Victoria's huntsman spiders

This is an information sheet on the three types of huntsman spiders found in Victoria. It contains descriptions, information on habitat and biology, and images.


Victorian funnel-web spider

This is an information sheet on the Victorian funnel-web spider ('Hadronyche modesta').


Red-back spider

This is an information sheet on the red-back spider ('Latrodectus hasseltii').


White-tailed spider

This is an information sheet on the white-tailed spider ('Lampona cylindrata').


Melbourne trapdoor spider

This is an information sheet on the Melbourne trapdoor spider ('Stanwellia').


Poisonous animals

This collection of 17 digital curriculum resources contains a diverse array of poisonous animals that have been organised into four categories – arachnids, marine invertebrates, vertebrates and insects. Some animals in the collection are highly toxic to humans and others are poisonous only to their potential predators. ...


Musculo-skeletal and nervous systems

This collection contains 15 digital curriculum resources. It is organised into four categories - structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system; structure and function of the nervous system; disorders or injuries of the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems; and treatments for disorders of the nervous system. The ...

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Fiona Wood

This is a student resource in slideshow format about Western Australian plastic and reconstructive surgeon Fiona Wood and her groundbreaking work with burns victims. Text on screen describes her background, the research that led to a spray-on skin repair technique and the work of her team at Royal Perth Hospital in treating ...


German prisoners of war

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary made in 1916, entitled 'World War I: Australian troops in the Middle East and France'. It shows wounded German soldiers in France, walking through bare, war-ravaged countryside, and taking a meal break, possibly near a wheat field.


Simpson with his donkey at Gallipoli, 1915 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1915, which shows Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick (John Simpson) of the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, leading a donkey carrying a wounded soldier through Shrapnel Gully at Gallipoli, Turkey, during the First World War. On the right of the photograph two soldiers are shown ...


A field hospital in the Second World War, 1940s

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 12.0 cm x 16.5 cm, taken in the 1940s during the Second World War, showing a tent field hospital. There are convalescing soldiers in iron beds, an orderly and two female nurses. One of the soldiers has a bandage around his head. The photograph was taken by the famous Australian ...


Business behind Bars, 2000: Prison listener scheme

This clip shows Harry Papadopoulos, a prisoner in Port Phillip Prison, discussing the prison listener scheme and the reasons for its success. He explains that it allows prisoners to befriend and listen to other prisoners who feel vulnerable or suicidal or are worrying about personal problems such as upcoming court cases, ...


Singles Club, 2007: Dating in Melbourne

This clip shows singles Mark and Ange in Melbourne as they make contact with prospective partners. The clip opens with Mark talking to a woman on the telephone about arrangements for a meeting the following evening. The next scene has Ange communicating with Annie on a live Internet chat room. The final sequences show Mark ...


Billal, 1996: 'Life upside down'

This clip shows the effects of an acquired brain injury (ABI) on Billal Etter and his family. To the sound of haunting background music, a surgeon in a Sydney hospital describes Billal's symptoms and his next operation. Billal then talks about what the operation will involve and says he wants to be able to go home. The ...


Lynley Huguenin describes being a Bali bombing victim, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Melbourne woman Lynley Huguenin, who received serious burns in one of the two terrorist bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali on 12 October 2002, describing the explosion that set her clothes on fire and the confusion that followed. She also tells of a long series of medical treatments, ...


If Only, 2003: The cry for help

This clip shows, through an interview and re-creation of events, Roxy's story of her crime and arrest and some incidents that occurred during her imprisonment. During much of the clip she is shown telling her story to camera. Parts of the narration are re-created, sometimes using a split screen. Footage of a prison cell, ...