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Inter-galactic cook-off

Compete in a televised cookery show. Test different combinations of cooking ingredients. Find five combinations that result in a chemical change such as acid-base reactions.

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Weight and contact forces

Learn to use your knowledge of vectors to analyse how things move on surfaces under the influence of gravity and friction. Differentiate between weight and mass. Discover the factors that influence frictional forces and why surfaces push back when they are deformed. This resource consists of a video in six sections with ...


Traditional Mäori ways of life

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focuses on traditional ways of life of Mäori people. The resources are grouped into ten categories - ariki (chiefs); warriors; tä moko (skin marking); growing crops; fishing and voyaging; cooking in hangi; building; weaving; musical instruments; and personal ornaments. ...


Activities at the tourists' camp

This is an excerpt from a 10-minute silent promotional film about a camping trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'Scenes in the Main Camp/The providoring staff and dining marquee', followed by footage of people preparing and eating food. A second intertitle, 'The Barber', introduces ...


'Sale of a mokomokai', 1864

This is a watercolour painting created by British soldier Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) in 1864. It shows a Mäori chief in European dress with a moko (skin marking) on his face, holding what appears to be a mere (short flat club). To his left, on the ground, is a mokomokai (severed, dried, marked human head). The chief ...


Traditional Mäori cooking, 1923

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the taikowhatu (oven stones) of a hangi or umu (Mäori earth oven) in an earthen pit about 1.2 metres wide and 50 centimetres deep. The taikowhatu have been spread over burning pieces of wood, large and small. In the background the legs of a man and some fencing can be seen. New ...


War dance in 1851

This is a watercolour painting created by the military artist Captain T J Grant in 1851. The image shows a Mäori woman holding a mere pounamu (greenstone hand weapon) and leading six male Mäori warriors in a war dance. The first male warrior holds a tewhatewha (a close combat weapon around 2 metres long); the second, fourth ...


Girls at the Fairbridge farm school at Molong, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1954 that shows two girls preparing food at the Fairbridge farm school in Molong, New South Wales. The girls wear white aprons over khaki school uniforms and stand at a wooden table. Behind the girls on the left of the photograph is the school dining hall.


Enid Lyons baking in the Prime Minister's Lodge, c1932

This is a black-and-white photograph, 19.3 cm x 24.5 cm, of Enid Lyons (later Dame Enid) (1897-1981) rolling pastry on a marble pastry slab in the kitchen of the Prime Minister's Lodge, Canberra, in the 1930s. She wears a full apron and works at a wide bench top. There are wooden cupboards to the right of the photograph ...


Elderly Mäori man, 1870s-80s

This is black-and-white photograph of an unknown elderly Mäori man taken during the 1870s or 1880s. Shown from the waist up, he is wearing a feather cloak (kahu huruhuru) that has three distinct bands: the bottom layer is made up of white feathers, the middle band is of darker feathers and the band nearer the head consists ...


Hedda Morrison, 'Roasting Peking duck at Quanjude restaurant', 1933-46

This is a black-and-white silver gelatin photograph taken by Hedda Morrison in Peking (now Beijing), China, between 1933 and 1946. The image shows a man roasting a duck at the Quanjude (meaning 'accumulated virtue') Peking Roast Duck restaurant. The man is facing a brick oven and holding a pole that has a duck suspended ...


The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: The taverna in the desert

This clip shows Anastasios and Maria Kiossos, or Tom and Mary as they are known locally, in the kitchen of their Greek restaurant in Coober Pedy, an opal-mining town in outback South Australia. SBS reporter Maeve O'Mara samples Tom's tzatziki and Mary's galaktoboureko, a popular Greek sweet. Maeve talks to their son Paul ...


The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: The Coming of the Light

This clip shows Bill, a Torres Strait Islander who is introduced in the voice-over as the chief cook, overseeing and making preparations for a feast to be cooked in a ground oven. Footage of the preparations, including the cutting of a banana tree palm and men dragging a turtle up the beach, is shown. Bill demonstrates ...


Cinema advertisement - Banish Drudgery, c1940: The electric Early Kooka stove

This clip shows an advertisement for an early model electric stove. The clip, which is in colour, opens with a shot of the words 'BANISH DRUDGERY' superimposed on saucepans and a kettle sitting on a stove. The clip features a young attractive housewife 'Mrs Sydney' (Pat Firman) cooking a traditional Australian dinner in ...


Studio portrait of an unknown Māori woman

This is a black-and-white photographic image of an unknown Māori woman. It is a portrait shot, taken in the Auckland studios of the American Photographic Company, about 1865. The woman is seated and wears a European blouse and gathered skirt. One visible earring and a ring on her right hand are also European in style. She ...


Whai (Māori string game) pattern

This is a black-and-white photographic image of a pair of hands holding string in a pattern that was known to Māori in New Zealand as the moko (skin design for female chin and lips) or frog. The photograph was taken by James McDonald in the early part of the twentieth century, at Gisborne, on the East Coast of the North ...