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Shadee Khan, 1916

This is a collection of resources about Shadee Khan, a camel driver who arrived in Australia in the late 19th century. The collection is introduced by the photograph seen here, which links to documents and photographs of Khan in an online showcase called 'Uncommon lives - Muslim journeys'. The showcase is reached via the ...

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Makiz Ansari and Islam

This clip is about Afghan-Australian Makiz Ansari's commitment to the Muslim faith. The first part of the clip describes how her family migrated to Australia in the 1990s when she was a child, after the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union (now Russia). The second part focuses on the profound effect of her study ...

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Ramadan

What's your big event for the year? For over one billion people worldwide it is Ramadan, a month of prayer and fasting for Muslims. Find out the origin of Ramadan and how Muslims celebrate this month-long religious festival.

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The slow sizzle of SFX

Without the benefit of visual images, audio texts often rely on sound effects to create a mood or to position the audience, sometimes without their realising it. Analyse how Rafiqua Fattah's sound effects affect you as you listen to her Heywire audio story, which presents her perspectives on life as an Australian who is ...

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Son of a Lion, 2007: The words of the prophet

This clip shows Niaz, an 11-year-old Pashtun boy, asking Agha Jaan, a kite-flying artist, to read a letter from Niaz's cousin in Peshawar. The cousin describes a recent visit to the cinema. Agha Jaan encourages Niaz to learn to read, explaining that the attainment of knowledge is central to the teachings of Islam. He advises ...

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Ramadan

This is a student resource about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Four photographs in slideshow format reflect elements of Ramadan: the first Friday in Ramadan, food eaten during Ramadan in Dubai, Laylat al-Qadr - the holiest night of the year - being celebrated in Mecca, and Palestinians breaking their fast at Eid ul-Fitr ...

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Grave of Tagh Mahomed, Coolgardie Cemetery, 2002

This is a digital colour photograph of a grave in the Coolgardie cemetery in Western Australia taken in 2002. The inscription in English on the gravestone reads 'Sacred to the memory of Tagh Mahomed who died by the hand of an assassin at Coolgardie January 10th 1896. Aged 37 years. His end was peace'. Mahomed was a Muslim ...

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Ceremonial Afghan jacket, c1890

This is the front and back of a ceremonial Afghan jacket, made of burgundy velvet and trimmed elaborately with gold braid. It was brought to South Australia in the 1890s by an Afghan camel trader returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, as a gift to the owner of the general store at Farina, a small town near the Flinders Ranges ...

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Compass - Tomorrow's Islam, 2003: Growing up Muslim in America

This clip shows two US Muslim leaders, Dr Faiz Khan and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaking about Islam and engaging in the practice of their faith. The clip begins with scenes of Dr Khan conducting a Friday service at the Islamic Centre of Long Island, New York, and explaining how his grasp of functional, academic and cultural ...

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Compass - Islam on Parade, 2005: On being young and Muslim in Australia

This clip shows Waleed Aly and Susan Carland, a Muslim husband and wife in Australia who are trying to break down barriers by speaking to non-Muslims about Islam and Muslims in Australia. They are shown speaking at separate community meetings. When a man tells Aly that he finds it hard not to see Muslim women in traditional ...

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Compass - Islam on Parade, 2005: A fashion parade with a difference

This clip shows a fashion parade organised by a group of Muslim women in Melbourne, Australia, to foster greater understanding of their culture and practices, particularly their dress codes. Some of the women introduce and give details about themselves. Slow-motion footage of the women parading their outfits is followed ...

Teacher resource

Activities: History, Episode 4 - Religion

This resource for History teachers is focused on the place of religion and spirituality in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 4 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through the ...

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Activities: English, Episode 4 - Religion

This resource for English teachers is focused on the place of religion and spirituality in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 4 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival ...

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Ottoman Empire (1301-1922)

This resource is about the rise and fall of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. It includes text and some images. The resource is organised under eight topic headings: Introduction; Why was the Empire successful?; Constantinople; Other religions; Sultan and court; Suleiman – a golden age; Decline; and Find out more. The images ...

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Difference Differently: media madness

This is a resource with four related sets of student activities that explore how and why the Australian news media represents different cultural, social and religious groups. It explores media texts to see how language and literary devices, such as inference and emotive language, can be used to influence readers’ perceptions ...

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Muslim journeys

This is a rich resource about the lives of Muslim people who came to Australia from Asia and Europe in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Developed by the National Archives of Australia, it consists of a historical essay by Hanifa Deen illustrated by a collection of archival documents and images. The resource has five tabs: ...