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Homes for Crippled Children, c1940: Rehabilitation

This clip is taken from a silent colour home movie and shows children afflicted with polio undergoing rehabilitative hydrotherapy at a place named as Franston Home in an intertitle (not seen in the clip), but believed to be Frankston House, in Frankston, Victoria. Two boys are levered in and out of the pool while braced ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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Epidemic diseases in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into eight disease categories - influenza; tuberculosis; diphtheria; poliomyelitis; smallpox; whooping cough; measles; and bubonic plague. Some of these occurred in huge epidemics such as the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19. Some, such as bubonic plague, ...

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Children playing cricket at Manly Beach, 1964

This is a colour photograph showing children playing cricket on Manly Beach in 1964. Nine children are gathered around the batter, who is wearing calipers and is waiting for the ball to be bowled. Other beachgoers, the Manly Surf Pavilion, other buildings and some trees are in the background.

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Both respirators

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in a ward at the Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children in Sydney, New South Wales. It shows a row of respirators, with a child lying in one of them. A nurse in uniform is standing close to the child's head and resting one arm on the respirator.

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 1

This is the first of three excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound, in 1959 titled, 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured'. The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. After the opening title, the film shows an exterior shot of a young boy entering a three-storey ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 2

This is the second of three excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts with a shot of a baby girl in her bed, then reveals her bandaged legs and feet ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 3

This is the third and final excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts on a shot of a young boy's leg brace and reveals he is standing in a three-sided ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 1

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 6

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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I Can Jump Puddles, 1981: 'She's got a heart like a bullock!'

This clip shows Alan's loyal friend Maggie (Sally Anne Bourne) taking great delight in disproving an experiment by the teacher, Mr Tucker. Previously Mr Tucker had ridiculed Alan for theorising that 'air doesn't weigh anything'. The clip then shows Alan's friends happily pushing him home in his 'pram'. When a wheel falls ...

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I Can Jump Puddles, 1981: 'Try the lot, no matter what the risk'

This clip shows Alan (Adam Garnett) and his father (Tony Barry) discussing the tactics Alan could use to fight school bully Steven Macintyre (Darren McDonald). In the next scene Alan, who wears a leg brace and uses crutches, challenges Macintyre to a stick fight and Macintyre agrees to a contest after school the following ...

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Spinal cord in poliomyelitis

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...