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Cold War games,1999

'Cold War games' is an excerpt from the documentary 'Lies, Spies and Olympics', produced in 1999. 'Lies, Spies and Olympics' studies the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, which have become etched in Australian mythology as a watershed in the nation's sporting, cultural and civic history. But behind the myth is a far more revealing ...


Michael Atchison describes work as a political cartoonist, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Michael Atchison (1933-), talking about his work before his recent retirement as chief political cartoonist for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide. He describes the process of getting a 'feel' for the main political news of the day, then choosing the topic of each cartoon. He also ...


Media Watch, 1999: Cash for comment

This clip shows Richard Ackland, presenter of 'Media Watch', alleging that radio personality John Laws sought payment from the Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) to change his on-air opinions. Voice recordings and transcripts of Laws saying he was approached by the banks are juxtaposed with a confidential ABA document ...

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Cooee: a call to war: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses footage and photographs of the First World War to help students understand the causes of the War, the experiences of those who fought, the reactions of those on the home front and the Anzac legacy that continues today. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Nation, race and citizenship - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes an inquiry-based unit about Federation designed to be interesting and comprehensive – the teacher wanted to avoid the 'drier' approach that she had taken in the past. It includes interactive learning objects, film clips, photographs, posters, cartoons, maps and documents.

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The development of Australian nationhood - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea is designed to be interesting and comprehensive – the teacher wanted to avoid the 'drier' approach that she had taken in the past. It includes interactive learning objects, film clips, photographs, posters, cartoons, maps and documents examining Australia’s road to nationhood. It includes a unit of work ...


Petition for equal voting rights, 1897

This is a one-page handwritten petition from the executive of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Australasia to the president of the first session of the Australasian Federal Convention of 1897-98. It incorporates a resolution passed by the executive on 26 February, calling for equal voting rights for both ...


General Motors Holden - 'Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars', c1976

This clip shows a television advertisement from about 1976 for General Motors-Holden's cars. It includes a montage of Australian icons such as the beach, the Australian flag, meat pies, koalas, kangaroos and Australian Rules football. These images are intercut with footage of people driving 1970s Holden cars including the ...


Attestation form for Trooper Frank Fisher, 1917

This attestation paper records that Queenslander Frank Fisher volunteered for service abroad with the 11th Light Horse Regiment of the 1st Australian Imperial Force (1AIF), on 16 August 1917. It shows his date and place of birth, occupation, marital status and permanent address. The document does not indicate that he was ...


Australian recruitment statistics for the First World War, 1919

This is one side of a two-sided printed document titled 'The Great War 1914-1919'. It shows the number of men in Australia who enlisted for military service during the First World War. Under a cameo image of King George V flanked by the crossed flags of Australia and the UK, the three major dates for the start and end of ...


Last Plane Out of Berlin, 1999: Kesselring and Goering

This clip shows, by means of a dramatised scene, archival footage, stills and a voice-over narration, the espionage activities of Australian aviator Sidney Cotton in Germany prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. In the re-enactment Cotton flies over the Rhine with senior Luftwaffe officer Albert Kesselring while ...


Adela Pankhurst's arrest, 1917

This is an extract from a typed letter sent by the crown solicitor to the secretary of the Attorney-General's Department relating to the conviction of Adela Pankhurst in Melbourne in 1917. It outlines the details of the prosecution, including the names of the witnesses who appeared. The date of the letter has been corrected ...


Press release on use of militia forces, 1942

This is a press statement issued by prime minister John Curtin (1885-1945) on 6 December 1942. It relates to Australia's current position in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War, the country's relationships with and responsibilities to its allies, particularly the USA, and conscription for overseas service. It is ...


Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, late 1950s or early 1960s

This is the Indian nationalist, pro-independence leader, statesman and first prime minister of independent India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. The black-and-white half-portrait photograph is taken to one side, with Nehru looking away from the camera. Wearing a cap and short-collared jacket, he smiles slightly. The photo is undated, ...


Australian colonial involvement in the Sudan conflict of 1885

This collection of eight digital curriculum resources focuses on the decision by the colony of New South Wales to send troops to support Britain in the 1885 Sudan War. It is organised into three categories - the NSW troops; the Sudan War as a catalyst for nationalism and imperialism; and ridicule of the British Empire and ...

Teacher resource

Anzac influence on Australian identity - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes video footage showing the way a teacher integrates digital curriculum resources into a year 9–10 study of how the First World War helped shape Australia's identity. It describes and provides access to the digital resources used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.


Australia to England flight attempt, 1929

This is a broadcast of the farewell messages of Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm and Tom McWilliams. It was made on 30 March 1929 at Richmond Airfield in Sydney as Kingsford Smith and Ulm (the pilots), McWilliams (the wireless operator) and Harold Litchfield (the navigator) were about to take off in their aircraft, ...


Vote 'yes' for conscription, 1916

This is the concluding footage of a 1916 silent movie political advertisement, which aimed to convince the Australian people to vote yes for the introduction of conscription for military service at the first referendum on this issue held on 28th October 1916. The advertisement is entitled 'Referendum Bullets by W.M. Hughes', ...


'Advance Australia fair', 1927

This is a 1927 recording of four verses of the famous song, 'Advance Australia fair', which later became Australia's national anthem. It was composed by Peter McCormick, who arrived in Australia from Scotland in 1855. This recording was made in London and features a massed choir and grand organ accompaniment.


'A hero of Dardanelles', 1915 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white negative of a newspaper advertisement for the film 'A hero of the Dardanelles' released in July 1915. The advertisement reads 'The boys have made a glorious page in Australia's history. And that page has been preserved for posterity in the official recruiting film ''A hero of the Dardanelles'' ...