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Reducing motoring emissions

Many businesses need to transport goods or people on a daily basis. Vehicles cause pollution and too many vehicles can result in road congestion. This audio clip describes environmentally friendly modes of transport. Explore the options with Catapult reporter Dominic Jarvis, then decide which might be best for different ...

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Types of matter: particles

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that what they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water contains particles. This learning object is the first in a series of six objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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Types of matter: particles [ESL]

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water, aluminium, argon, diamond and other substances contain particles. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases [ESL]

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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Australian flag from World Trade Center in New York, 11 September 2001

This is an Australian flag with stains, rips and burns, recovered from the site of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001. It measures 120 cm high x 178 cm wide.

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Australian symbols - unit of work

This unit focuses on symbols and some of the key images that are intended to represent or typify Australia. Students deconstruct and read a number of formal national symbols, research formal and informal symbols of Australia, and construct and represent symbols of Australia using writing, speaking, reading and art-related ...

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Mawson in the Australian Antarctic Territory

This is a photograph of Sir Douglas Mawson, the distinguished Antarctic explorer and scientist, and other members of the 1929-31 British, Australian, New Zealand Antarctic Expedition (BANZARE), on the heights overlooking Proclamation Harbour in Enderby Land, Antarctica (latitude 65°51'S, longitude 53°41'E). They are cheering ...

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Vietnamese migrants, 1982

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Vietnamese migrant family after arriving at an unidentified airport in Australia on 6 December 1982. Mrs Tran Dai De is with her husband, Huynh Tran Duong. Their six-year-old daughter, Huynh Ngoc Lien, is holding an Australian flag as she sits on an airport baggage trolley.

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Protesters outside the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, 1974

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1974 that shows Aboriginal activists outside the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns of (Old) Parliament House in Canberra.

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Molonglo Camp Baby Health Centre, 1928

This is a black-and-white photograph of a crowd of women and children attending the opening of the Canberra Mothercraft Society's Baby Health Centre at Molonglo Camp in Canberra in 1928.

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Sled dogs at the South Pole, 1911

This is a 1911 black-and-white sepia-toned photograph, taken by Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) at the South Pole, of a dog team hitched to a loaded sled on the snow. A figure dressed in Arctic-style cold weather gear stands beside the sled and a Norwegian flag is stuck in the snow. Apart from three other dogs tethered behind ...

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Girls' Life Brigade, Canberra, 1957

This is a black-and-white photograph of members of the Second Canberra Company of the Girls' Life Brigade attached to the Church of Christ in Ainslie, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, on an unidentified date in 1957. The Company members are parading in front of parents and other family in the church hall. The woman ...

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Successful explorers at the South Pole, 1911

This is a mounted sepia photograph, measuring 7.6 cm x 12.6 cm, taken by Olar Bjaaland (1873-1961) at the South Pole on 14 December 1911. It shows his four companions paying tribute to the Norwegian flag flying from their tent. Written across the mount below the photograph is the caption, 'The successful explorers at the ...

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John Curtin and Eleanor Roosevelt at an official dinner, Canberra, 1943

This is a black-and-white photograph of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin presenting Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of US President Franklin D Roosevelt, with a photographic copy of Captain Cook's journal. They are watched by a number of people in formal dress, most of whom are seated at the elaborately set tables. The photograph ...

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'Armistice celebrations, Martin Place', Sydney, 1918

This is a black-and-white photograph, 8.7 cm x 14.2 cm, of the celebrations in Martin Place, Sydney, following the Armistice, which was signed on 11 November 1918 in France to end hostilities in the First World War. Looking east up from the junction with Pitt Street, the Place is packed with men, women and schoolchildren ...

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Tea towel made from Federation banner, 1901

This is a red, white and blue cloth tea towel made from a banner commemorating Australian Federation in 1901. A blue cross bearing five stars (one where the arms intersect and one midway along each arm) divides the banner into four sections. The Union Jack flag appears in the top-left section, a cameo showing Queen Victoria ...

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'Founding of Australia', 1937

This is a 1937 oil painting called 'The Founding of Australia. By Capt. Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove, Jan. 26th 1788'. A group of men, most in British military uniforms, are watching as the British Union Flag is raised up a pole. Some are holding their arms in the air, as though saying a toast. A tree-lined section of ...

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Backchat Episode 215, 1988: This is treason

This clip shows a section of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) television series 'Backchat'. Host Tim Bowden talks about a previously broadcast humorous song that promoted the idea of an Australian republic, 'Sack The Jack', and a clip from the song is then played. Viewers' comments are read out, and these are ...

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Gas-fired power

Find out how gas-fired power stations work. This fact sheet describes the generation of electricity in gas-fired power stations, which typically produce 50 per cent less carbon dioxide than conventional coal-fired power plants. Information is provided about the Daandine Power Station located west of Brisbane, which uses ...