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Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, 2001: Ballet outdoors

This clip shows part of a re-enactment of 'L'Après-midi d'un Faune' ('The Afternoon of a Faun'), a dance performance originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky. The young faun meets six nymphs in the forest, who are at once attracted to and frightened by him. One drops a scarf, which the Faun finds and makes love to in ...

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Moshi moshi: sayonara, Yoko! [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for a farewell party. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Moshi moshi: join the band [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for your band's practice sessions and concert performance. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends and agents. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. ...

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Wei: festival [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements for meeting at a festival. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Wei: movie [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voicemail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements for meeting at a cinema. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Wei: band [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voicemail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements to see the school band's performance. This learning object is one ...

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Making a difference: Barak

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Barak, a Wurundjeri leader. Trace his story, including protests he led and his efforts to prevent the forced removal of his people from Coranderrk Station, a farm near Healesville in Victoria. Investigate how the government of the time ...

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Making a difference: Yagan

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Yagan, a Noongar leader who lived in the Swan River region of Western Australia (c.1795–1833). Trace his story, including his conflicts with settlers and efforts to protect his people. Investigate how the government of the time handled ...

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Moshi moshi: meeting up with your mates [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for a social outing. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. This learning object is one in a series of three ...

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Discovering democracy: law

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the struggles of Indigenous Australians for land rights. Look in particular at the early land rights petition of 1963 and the roles played by Vincent Lingiari and Eddie Mabo. Complete a related task.

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Ron Merkel discusses the native title claim process, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Federal Court of Australia judge Ron Merkel talking about the process required for lndigenous communities to mount native title claims. Merkel outlines the criteria for native title to be recognised by the Court. He also talks about how the native title process has involved oral ...

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Ron Merkel discusses the importance of native title, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Federal Court of Australia judge Ron Merkel talking about the importance of native title claims. Merkel presents his views about the connection between land and identity for Indigenous people and about successful and unsuccessful native title claims. The recording was made in ...

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Ron Merkel discusses the difficulty of handling refugee cases, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Federal Court of Australia judge Ron Merkel discussing the difficulty of handling refugee cases. Merkel outlines how criteria from the UN refugee convention are used to make a judgement about whether a person is a genuine refugee. He explains that 'it's a very imperfect process' ...

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Ron Merkel discusses the phrase 'washed away by the tide of history', 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Federal Court of Australia judge Ron Merkel discussing a High Court of Australia judge's statement that a person's right to native title may have been 'washed away by the tide of history'. Merkel describes the expression, used by one of the judges in the Mabo native title case, ...

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Mparntwe Sacred Sites, 2004: 'A big book'

This clip presents an Indigenous view of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). It includes Indigenous music and aerial views accompanied by a voice-over explaining how the landscape of Mparntwe was created by ancestral beings as they travelled through the country. Arrernte Elder Max Stuart explains that the traditions are alive despite ...

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Searchlight on Japan, c1948: Rehabilitation and re-education

This clip shows Allied attempts to 're-educate' the Japanese population and transform Japan into a peaceful democratic state after the Second World War. Street scenes show occupation forces mingling with civilians. In a library there are new textbooks about democracy, and the narrator says that 'existing textbooks have ...

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Strictly Ballroom, 1992: 'I want to dance with you'

This clip shows Scott alone in a studio performing his individual style of dancing in front of the mirror, unaware that Fran, a shy dance student, is secretly watching him. Scott uses every part of this private space to practise, accompanied by an upbeat rhythmic soundtrack. His free-form choreography contrasts markedly ...

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Just Peanuts, 1954: Processing peanuts

This clip from an industrial documentary made in 1954 shows the processing of peanuts from roasting to the production of peanut butter. Peanuts emerge from roasting ovens for cooling, blanching and husking. Uniformed female operators remove imperfect nuts from a conveyor belt. The nuts are crushed into peanut butter, extruded ...

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After Mabo, 1997: Fiction of terra nullius

The clip shows Indigenous leaders Peter Yu and Noel Pearson discussing Indigenous rights to land and the native title legislation that was introduced by the Labor government under prime minister Paul Keating after the Mabo decision in 1992. It includes the government's rationale and a discussion of the effect on pastoral ...

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After Mabo, 1997: A country's shame

The clip shows developments over the three-year period from the passage in December 1993 of the Native Title Act 1993 in the Australian Senate to the response to tabled amendments to the Act after John Howard became prime minister in 1996. It includes footage of the parliamentary debate and the main points in the legislation, ...