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Australian animals

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - communities of Australian animals, animals in art and stories, vertebrates and invertebrates. Images, including photographs, scientific illustrations and Indigenous art, depict some well-known and some lesser known Australian animals. ...

StillImage

Family with pony, dog, car and horse float at the Royal Melbourne Show, 1975

This is a colour photograph showing the Sheldon family on a day trip at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, with their pony Misty and dog Beau in 1975. The family's horse float and car are behind them. Misty had been awarded second prize in her competition. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

Moving Image

Outback House - many ways of working on a station

Imagine leaving your home to take part in a reality TV show about life on Oxley Downs, a sheep station built to look and work as a real station would have in the 1860s. Join the Allcourt children who did this, as they spend their first day of learning with the new governess. Discover how well the sheep wash, built by the ...

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Tassie tiger: does it still exist?

The Tasmanian wilderness is a rugged and remote environment where many extraordinary and prehistoric species are found. Watch this clip to see the spectacular landscapes, ancient trees and wildlife, including the Tasmanian Devil. You will also see incredible footage of the last known Tasmanian Tiger. Could it still survive ...

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Monotreme mum smuggles snuggly puggle

Female marsupials such as wallabies, kangaroos and koalas have live young and carry their joeys (babies) in a pouch. Find out how egg-laying marsupials called monotremes grow. Watch a newly hatched echidna as it grows from 'puggle' (baby) to adult.

Moving Image

Elephant evolution

The elephant, the largest land mammal, is believed to have evolved from an aquatic pig-like animal. Many of its ancestors, such as the woolly mammoth, have become extinct, but three species of elephants remain. Find out to which marine animals elephants are thought to be closely related.

Interactive resource

Who lives here?

Search a rainforest habitat in north-east Australian for clues about animals that live there. Track down hidden animals. Find clues such as animal sounds, tracks and shadows. Check species descriptions to identify which animals might live in the area. Write a survey report including observations and conclusions.

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The night of the bilby: get home alive [ESL]

Look at a desert environment where bilbies and other animals live. Help bilbies to gather food such as seeds, bulbs and spiders. Avoid being eaten by predators such as cats and foxes. Find enough food before the night ends. Then find a burrow to shelter in. Notice that rabbits compete for the same resources as bilbies. ...

Image

Lumholtz's tree kangaroo in a zoo, 1987

This is a colour photograph of a Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo looking at the camera from the branches of a tree.

Video

The post-war wool boom, 1947

'The post-war wool boom' is an excerpt from the film 'Men and Mobs' (20 min), produced in 1947. Sheep and the Australian economy cannot be separated. 'Men and Mobs' relates the growth of Australia's flocks, starting with the few Spanish merinos that John Macarthur mated to the progeny of Indian sheep brought out by founder ...

Interactive resource

Saibai Island canoe

Take a traditional Torres Strait Island ocean-going canoe on a fishing trip and discover the importance of the sea to the local people. Explore a map of the Torres Strait Islands showing the main island groups. Examine a traditional outrigger canoe from Saibai Island. Look at the origins and construction of the hull, sails, ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Earth Alert

Tune in to a television program exploring environmental issues. Solve four ecological problems involving pest animals and humans: domestic cats, European wasps, sea stars and rural drivers. Get tips for solving environmental problems in your local area.

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Eyeball challenge: stone wheel puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes with good close-up vision to solve a puzzle and unlock ...

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Eyeball challenge: mission 2

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Find your way through an ancient temple by choosing eyes suited ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 2

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 3

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 4

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 5

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...

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Colossal fossils: jaw analysis: fossil 6

Analyse a fossil jaw and work out which large extinct animal it came from. Measure the jaw's length and height, and estimate the body size of the animal. Examine the type of teeth and their arrangement. Decide whether the animal was adapted to eat plants, insects, other animals or a combination. Identify an extinct animal ...