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Slaves using a cotton gin, 1869

This is a black-and-white illustration captioned 'The first cotton gin'. It shows how the US artist William L Sheppard imagined the scene of the first gin in operation, some 80 years after the actual event. Sheppard depicts two male slaves operating the machine with two white men examining the ginned cotton while female ...

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'In the cotton field', 1863

This is a colour lithographic card showing three slaves picking cotton. Two men are using large bags to carry the cotton while a female slave is using a basket. The card was number one in a collectible series of 12 album cards entitled 'The slave in 1863. A thrilling series of the great evil.' produced by US artist Henry ...

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'Picking cotton on a Georgia plantation', 1858

This is a black-and-white engraving showing a group of African American slaves - men, women and children - harvesting cotton in the fields of a plantation in Georgia, USA. The slaves are placing the cotton into bags around their waist or carried over one shoulder, and into large baskets. One slave is carrying a filled basket ...

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'Cabins where slaves were raised for market', c1903

This is a photographic image produced from one half of a stereographic card showing five former slave cabins on the Hermitage plantation on the Savannah River in Georgia, USA. Nine African Americans are shown outside the brick cabins. They are believed to be former slaves or the descendants of slaves on the plantation. ...

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Drayton Hall plantation house, 2006

This is Drayton Hall in the river delta area near Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most significant historic houses in the USA and one of the few pre-Revolutionary houses in near original condition. The photograph shows the northern-side elevation and the western entry facade with its double portico. In the foreground ...

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Thornhill plantation house, 2010

This is the two-storey Thornhill plantation house in Greene County, Alabama, showing the southern facade with its two-story portico of six Ionic columns across the front, and the eastern-side elevation. The photograph was taken by Carol Highsmith.

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Eucalypts in Africa: small-scale farming

With their hard, waxy leaves and iconic 'gum nuts', eucalypts (or gum trees, as they are better known) are widespread and well known to most Australians. But most Australians probably don't realise that the eucalypt is now the most widely cultivated forest tree in the world. See how the humble eucalypt is taking root in ...

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Eucalypts in Africa: timber and tea

Australian eucalypts (gum trees) are a useful plantation timber. In this clip you will see how people and places can be interconnected. Find out how Finlays' tea estate in Kenya uses wood from Australian eucalypts to power its production.

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News story [includes spoken instructions]

Explore where newspapers come from and go to. Follow the production cycle of a newspaper: forest plantation, paper mill, printing press, newsagents, readers, waste paper and recycling. Look at how planting trees and recycling paper help the environment.

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News story [no spoken instructions]

Explore where newspapers come from and go to. Follow the production cycle of a newspaper: forest plantation, paper mill, printing press, newsagents, readers, waste paper and recycling. Look at how planting trees and recycling paper help the environment.

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Pacific Islander indentured labourers

This is a collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focusing on the thousands of Pacific Islanders brought to Queensland and northern New South Wales to work on plantations in the late 19th century. The collection is organised into three categories - recruitment of labourers; working and living conditions; and the end ...

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Indentured labour 1

This is a slideshow resource about the thousands of indentured Pacific Islander labourers who were brought in to work on sugar plantations in colonial Queensland and northern New South Wales from the 1860s until the post-Federation period of the early 1900s. Slides deal with the commercial impact on the colony, while revealing ...

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Indentured labour 2

This is a slideshow resource focusing on the work and lives of male and female indentured Pacific Islander labourers who were brought to the cane fields of colonial Queensland and northern New South Wales from the 1860s until the post-Federation period of the early 1900s. The resource focuses on the working and living conditions ...

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Slaves in America

This is a collection of 22 digital curriculum resources focusing on the experiences of slaves in America. The collection is organised into seven categories: slaves in the American colonies; sale and separation; the plantation system; slave accommodation; punishment and escape; comparing slaves and British workers in the ...

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Banana plantation in the 1920s

This is a segment from a newsreel made in 1929 by the Australian Development and Migration Commission, entitled 'Glimpses of Australia No. 13. Some northern fruits'. It begins with the title followed by a simple intertitle, 'Banana plantations'. It then shows bananas grown on a plantation in Queensland and being inspected ...

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June Hutchinson, forester, 1948

This is a black-and-white photograph of June Hutchinson, a young woman probably in her early 20s, kneeling on one leg to plant a pine seedling in a cleared paddock at Woodlands pine plantation. She is holding what appears to be a piece of dowel, and next to her is an open drum containing other seedlings to be planted.

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Aerial crop dusting in 1970

This is a photograph showing the aerial crop dusting of a banana plantation in 1970. A small single-propeller-blade biplane is spraying a cloud of liquid as it flies low over the crops.

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Fire lookout in karri forest, 1966

This is a colour photograph taken in 1966 of a fire lookout built at the top of a 185-foot (56-metre) karri tree in the south-west of Western Australia.

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Sawing a karri log, Pemberton, 1963

This is a colour photograph of a large karri log being sawn in the mill at Pemberton, Western Australia, in 1963. It shows the log on a mobile carriage, which is guiding it into the teeth of a twin-shafted vertical saw cutting from above and below. An operator is standing nearby, working a lever.

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Sugar production, c1962 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from silent colour film footage, shot in about 1962, illustrating aspects of sugar production in the Maryborough district of south-east Queensland. The clip shows a red Massey Ferguson tractor with a harvesting machine attached being driven along the edge of a plantation field of sugar cane that has ...