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Edmund Barton, prime minister 1901-03

This is a black-and-white photograph of Edmund Barton which introduces a range of online materials about his life and various roles as a politician, advocate for federation and High Court justice. The photograph was taken during his term as Australia's first prime minister. He is wearing a waistcoat and suit and is facing ...

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Empowering women in Malawi

When Nolia Jere's husband died, she was forced to leave her children, home and farm to her husband's family. After refusing to marry her husband's brother, Nolia had no status, and was forced into poverty and being a servant for her brother's family. See how she was able to address injustice after participating in Action ...

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The 1967 Referendum - unit of work

In this unit of work students investigate the causes and effects of the 1967 Referendum. They identify what constitutes citizenship and citizen rights, and look at some of the differences between the civil rights of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians prior to the 1967 Referendum. They also investigate the process ...

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Election leaflet for Kath Walker, 1969

This is a campaign leaflet promoting the well-known Aboriginal poet and activist, Kath Walker (later known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal), when she stood in the 17 May 1969 Queensland election as the Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate for the electorate of Greenslopes in the south-eastern suburbs of Brisbane. It lists Walker's ...

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Ben Chifley: the aftermath of the miners' strike, 2008

This clip is an excerpt from the documentary 'Infamous victory: Ben Chifley's battle for coal', produced in 2008. This documentary about coal, communism and the Australian Labor prime minister who went to war against his own during the national miners' strike is a Screen Australia Making History production, made in association ...

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Talkback Classroom, 2007: Yirrkala bark petition

In this clip Franchesca Cubillo (senior curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) talks to secondary students about the significance of Aboriginal artwork and the Yirrkala bark petition of 1963. She says that when a bauxite mine was proposed on the Gove Pensinsula, the Yolngu people at Yirrkala had ...

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Take a vote: make it fair

Look at voting patterns when students elect a school captain. Notice that the election result may be influenced by unfair behaviour. Think about the effects of bribes, multiple votes, biased counting, non-secret ballots and optional voting. Choose rules needed to ensure a fair election. This learning object is the first ...

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Take a vote: democracy

Look at voting patterns when students elect a school captain. Notice that the election result may be influenced by unfair behaviour. Comment on the effects of bribes, multiple votes, biased counting, non-secret ballots and optional voting. Choose rules necessary to ensure a fair election. Compare the principles of fair ...

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Case for 'Yes' in the 1967 Indigenous referendum

These two pages set out the official case for voting 'yes' in the 1967 referendum on changing the wording in two sections, 51 and 127, of the Australian Constitution in relation to Indigenous Australians. The pages, part of a statement sent out to all eligible voters, summarise arguments in favour of altering the constitution ...

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Anthem - An Act of Sedition, 2004: MV Tampa and September 11

This clip presents an interpretation of the Howard government's response to the arrival of refugees in Australian waters on the MV Tampa in August 2001. The narration states that John Howard had often used scare tactics for his political advantage and that the refugees were now to be used in a 'race election'. Views defending ...

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Letters Patent constituting the office of governor-general of Australia, 1900

This document, signed by Queen Victoria on 29 October 1900, established the office of the governor-general of Australia. Known as the 'Letters Patent', it comprises two large pages of parchment measuring 60 cm x 58 cm with an elaborately decorated border that includes the royal coat of arms and figures representing justice, ...

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After Mabo, 1997: Law stick

The clip shows the Howard government's response to the Wik decision of 23 December 1996 and Indigenous responses to the government's signals that there would be further amendments to the Native Title Act 1993. It shows part of the Aboriginal Land Councils' Wik Summit in 1997. Wik Elder Jean George calls for justice and ...

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Women voting in Auckland, 1899

This is a black-and-white photograph showing men and women voters lined up at a polling booth at the Drill Hall in Rutland Street, Auckland, to vote in the 1899 New Zealand parliamentary elections. The photograph is taken from an elevated position facing the entrance of the Drill Hall where the crowd converges in two lines ...

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Hughes and the Yes case, 1916

This is a silent black-and-white political advertisement that aimed to convince the Australian people to vote 'yes' at the first referendum on the issue of conscription for active military service held on 28 October 1916. Images of Prime Minister W M (Billy) Hughes speaking in front of a trellis fence are interspersed with ...

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Vote 'yes' for conscription, 1916

This is the concluding footage of a 1916 silent movie political advertisement, which aimed to convince the Australian people to vote yes for the introduction of conscription for military service at the first referendum on this issue held on 28th October 1916. The advertisement is entitled 'Referendum Bullets by W.M. Hughes', ...

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Referendum bullets: cooee

This is a silent black-and-white film clip with the words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. You would answer a Coo-ee for help in the bush. The Anzacs are Coo-eeing.', superimposed over footage of First World War Australian soldiers filing along a trench. It is one of the political advertisements in favour of conscription ...

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Referendum bullets: the Kaiser

This is a piece of black-and-white silent film footage. It opens with a photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in military uniform on horseback. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. If you vote ''No.'' spell it ''Nein.'' That is how the Kaiser would spell it. Vote ''Yes'' -- Fame, Success; Vote No -- Dishonour, ...

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Referendum bullets: 96-hour shift

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of Australian soldiers moving through trenches, apparently under shellfire in the First World War. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Do you want to save men in the trenches from a 96-hour shift under shell fire? Then vote ''YES'' for Reinforcements.' are superimposed ...

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Referendum bullets: a fair share

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of a slow pan across shell-damaged buildings in the war zone of the First World War, probably in Belgium. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. The Antis say Australia has done her share. Belgium, France, Poland, and Servia have suffered more than their share.' are superimposed ...

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Referendum bullets: shirkers

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of the final straight of a racecourse, with the camera slowly closing in on the racehorses and their jockeys as they pass the finishing post, with racegoers massed in the background. The words 'REFERENDUM BULLETS. By W. M. HUGHES. Preserve the lives of the Anzacs, which are as ...