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Program for opening of Hills Water Scheme for Perth and Fremantle, 1925

This is a program commemorating the official opening of the first section of the Hills Water Scheme for Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia, in December 1925. The four-page black-and-white brochure is 12.5 cm x 20 cm.

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Murray-Darling Basin: competing needs

The health of Australia's massive Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) has long been a concern. Competing needs and politics have created fierce debate about how the problems of this river system should be tackled. Find out some of the points of view about the federal government's plan for the Basin (the Basin Plan), in November 2012.

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MoneySmart: How can we reduce our spending?

This is a year 7 mathematics unit of work about using comparative shopping strategies to spend less. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit explores grocery and mobile phone spending and other areas of potential reduction chosen by the student. It consists of five sets of student tasks supported by teacher notes. Tasks ...

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Shining the light on a more sustainable globe

Artificial lighting methods have changed with the invention of new lighting technologies designed to be more energy efficient and to reduce the use of resources. Since electricity has been used as an energy source, incandescent and fluorescent globes and, more recently, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been used in our ...

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Telerobots, we need you

Telerobots are semi-autonomous robots that are controlled from a distance. See telerobotic vehicles used in mining, agriculture and other workplaces where machines are used to take people out of the danger zone. Find out how the robots are controlled using communications technology.

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Super Cyril's circus supplies

Do you know how to draw up a budget? Find out how it's done. In our example our host is throwing a circus party and has $100 to spend. See how he plans to spend the money. Throw in a few discounts of 10% and 50% and look what he can afford. Does he mange to stick to his budget?

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From poor soils to a flourishing farm

Discover how Taranaki Farm at Woodend in Victoria has become a flourishing agricultural farm where beef, chickens and pigs are raised. See how this regenerated, nurturing and progressive property has been transformed from its previous, much less productive life. Explore the processes and systems used to promote ecological ...

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Department store: food counter

Go shopping for food in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the food counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as mooncakes, green tea and apple juice. Use measure words such as 'ping' when purchasing a bottle. ...

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Department store: electrical goods counter

Go shopping for electrical goods in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the electrical goods counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a portable CD player, a DVD player and a washing machine. Use measure ...

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Department store: medicine counter

Go shopping for medicine in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the medicine counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as tiger balm, aspirin and eyedrops. Use measure words such as 'ping' when purchasing a bottle ...

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Department store: clothes and shoes counter

Go shopping for clothes and shoes in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the shoes counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as kung fu shoes and a pair of jeans. Use measure words such as 'shuang' when purchasing ...

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Department store: arts and crafts counter

Go shopping for arts and crafts in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the arts and crafts counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a 'good luck' jade carving, cloisonné vases and a traditional horse-shaped ...

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Points of origin: budget mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices include ...

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Points of origin: budget outfit

Buy items of clothing to assemble an outfit. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest items of clothing. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a T-shirt manufactured in Indonesia is made from polyester and cotton (India) and rubber (China). Work out the total cost of the ...

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Points of origin: budget hamper

Buy food to assemble a hamper. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest food items. Trace the origins of a range of foods. For example, tomatoes canned in Spain originally came from Peru. Work out the total cost of the food items. Notice that retail prices include a profit margin. This learning ...

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Points of origin: quality mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the best quality parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices ...

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Points of origin: my mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check features and wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify parts that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike seat manufactured in Italy is made from foam (Poland), vinyl (Mexico) and steel (USA). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice ...

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Points of origin: my outfit

Buy items of clothing to assemble an outfit. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify items of clothing that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a T-shirt manufactured in Indonesia is made from polyester and cotton (India) and rubber (China). Work out the total cost of the ...

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Points of origin: my hamper

Buy food to assemble a hamper. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify food items that you like. Trace the origins of a range of foods. For example, tomatoes canned in Spain originally came from Peru. Work out the total cost of the food items. Notice that retail prices include a profit margin. This learning ...

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Fish shop: natural or artificial

Serve two customers in a pet fish shop. Notice that one customer prefers a natural environment. Look closely at items to check their costs and suitability for each order. Select items to suit the customer's budget and needs, while also making a profit for the shopkeeper. Choose items such as fish, food, plants, aquarium, ...