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Scrapbook compiled by Mary Truby King, 1928-2002

This is a personal scrapbook compiled by Mary Truby King, mostly in the 1930s. It is a thick bound foolscap book with heavy marbled cardboard covers and a maroon leather spine. Its blank pages are numbered and the first pages have alphabetical tabs. The scrapbook contains pasted clippings of Truby King's own articles from ...

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Scrapbooks, c1880-1890

These two scrapbooks are thought to have been made between 1880 and 1890. They have elaborately embossed bindings, and inside are commercially produced, embossed and die-cut colour pictures that have been glued onto the heavy pages. The pictures or 'scraps' are in most cases carefully arranged by themes including flowers, ...

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Fortune teller (chatterbox/chimper-chomper) made from paper, 1992

This is a paper fortune teller, also known as a chatterbox or chimper-chomper. It is a children's game made of a paper square folded into the three-dimensional shape like that seen here, usually with colours marked on the outside and numbers on the visible innner surface. This item clearly bears the colours and words blue ...

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Paper aeroplane, 1992

This is a paper aeroplane folded by Scott Kenner, aged eight, in Melbourne in 1992. It is an example of a simple papercraft toy made by a child in the 1990s. This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection held at Museum Victoria. Its overall dimensions are length 15.00 cm x width 2.00 cm x height 15.00 cm.

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Video of curator Moya McFadzean talking about Caroline Chisholm's scrapbook

This is a video of Museum Victoria curator Moya McFadzean speaking about Caroline Chisholm's scrapbook. She also talks about scrapbooks in general and Caroline Chisholm's work with young British women immigrating to Australia. The video is about 8 minutes long.

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Scrapbook, 1950s

This is a scrapbook made in the 1950s from a wallpaper samples book.

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My Place - Episode 14: 1878: Henry, The Chinese dragon

The local population brings in the Chinese New Year with traditional celebrations. Henry and Franklin contribute to the proceedings by launching their lanterns.

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Caroline Chisholm's scrapbook, c1843-61

This is a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, public notices and flyers compiled by Caroline Chisholm or, more likely, someone close to her from about 1843 until 1861. Several pages can scrolled through, including advertisements for meetings and family reunion and articles on Chisholm's work and on the Family Colonization ...

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Making a mask - item 1 of 3

This is an online resource that focuses on how to make a mask. It contains a video featuring mask-maker and performer Fleur Hockey demonstrating how to make a papier-mache mask, three activity sheets, a template for designing the mask, and teacher notes that include extension activities and activities for other learning ...

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Decorating a mask - item 2 of 3

This is an online resource that focuses on how to decorate a mask. It contains a video featuring mask-maker and performer Fleur Hockey demonstrating how to decorate a papier-mache mask, an activity sheet, a template for designing or decorating the mask, and teacher notes that include extension activities and activities ...

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Angkor Wat bas relief carvings

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore images of life during the ancient Khmer Empire, including its dancers, using bas reliefs found on the walls of the temples of Angkor. The teacher notes provide background information about the ancient Khmer ...

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Chinese New Year

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Chinese New Year. The teacher notes provide background information about Chinese New Year activities in the People's Republic of China and around the world, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. ...

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Prisms and pyramids - years 5 and 6

This is a website providing four activities to develop students' familiarity with three-dimensional shapes, in particular prisms and pyramids. The resource focuses on assisting students to use geometrical language to describe prisms and pyramids, understand their properties and construct geometrical models. The activities ...

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What makes these paper planes fly?

Have you ever wondered what makes a paper plane fly? Think about the design of the paper plane as well as external factors like the various forces that are at play, then make a list of the design considerations and a list of the different forces.