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'Successful pot plants using less water' brochure, City West Water, 1996

This is a three-fold brochure published by City West Water and the Nursery Industry Association of Victoria in 1996. It formed part of a community education program to 'help gardeners reduce their water consumption'. The brochure looks at how to create successful pot-plant gardens. These gardens, it says, are becoming more ...

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'Water efficient shrubs' brochure, City West Water, 1996

This is a three-fold brochure published by City West Water and the Nursery Industry Association of Victoria in 1996. It formed part of a community education program to 'help gardeners reduce their water consumption'. The brochure focuses on information people need to know if they are to grow and maintain garden shrubs in ...

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'How to identify water efficient plants' brochure, City West Water, 1996

This is a three-fold brochure published by City West Water and the Nursery Industry Association of Victoria in 1996. It formed part of a community education program to 'help gardeners reduce their water consumption'. Its main focus is on helping people to identify water-efficient plants. The brochure also states that 'Victorian ...

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Balinese woman winnowing rice grains, 1984

This is a colour photograph of a woman in Ubud Tengah on the Indonesian island of Bali, hand-winnowing rice grains using a flat circular tray. The woman is working during the heat of the day and is wearing a loose blouse, a batik sarong and a towel wrapped around her head.

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Kerry Alcock describes his Cyclone Larry experience, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of a Queensland banana grower, Kerry Alcock, describing the devastation wrought by Cyclone Larry on his family business plantation in March 2006. Alcock tells how his crop was totally destroyed and how a new crop had to be planted from scratch using about 65,000 'suckers'. He also points ...

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Rehabilitation on North Stradbroke Island

Find out how miners plan for and carry out revegetation of sand mining sites. This is a PowerPoint presentation that shows the pre-mine surveys, planning, plant propagation, dune re-profiling and maintenance work carried out by Consolidated Rutile Limited (CRL) in rehabilitating land on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, ...

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Rehabilitation of a mine site

Find out how the landscape is repaired after open-cut mining. This is a PowerPoint presentation showing rehabilitation work carried out at the Ensham open-cut coal mine in central Queensland. The slides are predominantly pictorial and illustrate the processes of planning, removal and stockpiling of overburden, mining, surface ...

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Sweetness: the taste of apples - lesson plan

This is a lesson plan for a class investigation into the sweetness of different apple varieties that requires students to use a rating scale based on the comparison of apples with sugar solutions of different concentrations. It discusses the early use of bitter apples for cider and our perception of sweetness by means of ...

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Waratah Australis Nursery (flowers) – Batlow, New South Wales

This is a video about plant breeder and nursery owner Brian Fitzpatrick and his work of breeding waratahs. It shows scenes of his activities in the Waratah Australis Nursery as he speaks of the magnificence of waratahs; the stages in the breeding process including hand-pollination and the production of 12,000 seedlings ...

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Mystery plant adaptation

This is an interactive resource about how species are adapted to their environments and that variation in a species can help the species adapt to changes in the environment. Students explore a virtual field model with light levels that vary smoothly from top to bottom. A single type of seed grows best in the center of the ...

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The virtual greenhouse

This is an interactive resource about how an organism thrives in specific environments that match its specific needs. Students explore how variation in organisms can enable them to live in different environments. For example, plants with different sizes of leaves are adapted to grow under different amounts of light. Students ...