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Observing a sugar glider

Don Spencer shows us a small mammal called a sugar glider. Take a close look at its big eyes and furry tail. See it glide through the air from tree to tree. Watch the sugar glider eat. Learn how it got its name.

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A Song about sugar gliders

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about sugar gliders performed by Don Spencer. Don sings a gentle song about a gentle character. Look at the features of the sugar gliders as they glide from tree-to-tree in the Australian bush.

Interactive resource

Riddle of the black panther: evidence against

Build a TV report for a current affairs program. Tell the story that there is a false rumour of a black panther roaming around a town terrorising the people. Make the viewers feel that people in the town are safe. Examine photos, sounds, witness reports and video clips. Choose footage to fit your storyline. Edit and arrange ...

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Search for the gorilla: assessment

Test how well you can gather and assess information as you track down a gorilla recently sighted near the town of Jetsam. Interview witnesses and read information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the ...

Assessment resource

Point of view: newspaper report 1: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable ...

Assessment resource

Point of view: newspaper report 2: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a surfing accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs ...

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Australian animals

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - communities of Australian animals, animals in art and stories, vertebrates and invertebrates. Images, including photographs, scientific illustrations and Indigenous art, depict some well-known and some lesser known Australian animals. ...

Interactive resource

Investigating the past

This is a student resource about archaeological and artistic sources used in investigating Australia’s ancient human past (approximately 60 000 BCE to c650 CE). The slideshow resource includes images of grinding and fishing tools, a shell midden, a rock engraving and a rock painting gallery. Text on screen explains the ...

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National parks: Australian Alps

This is a colour clip highlighting the Australian Alps: their landscapes in summer and winter; distinctive flora and fauna; and contribution to Australian identity through the poem 'The man from Snowy River' and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The clip contains a long sequence showing stockmen chasing brumbies. ...

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Possum trappers

This is a photograph of two New Zealand possum trappers. It was taken in 1929 in Taranaki, North Island, and shows the trappers with the dried skins of the Australian brush-tailed possum ('Trichosurus vulpecula').

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Tropical Queensland house, 1955

This is a colour photograph taken in 1955 of a Townsville house, typical of a style of Queensland house built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and commonly referred to as a 'Queenslander'. It shows the timber and iron house from the street, and includes partial views of neighbouring houses.

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Australia v England, Test cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1932

This is a segment from the silent black-and-white newsreel 'Australasian Gazette' showing part of a Test cricket match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1932. The segment begins with a pan of the crowd at the ground, followed by scenes of the carpark outside the MCG. A group of former Australian cricket greats ...

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Ashes cricket Test match, Adelaide, 1933

This is an excerpt from a segment in the black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel, made in December 1974 and containing footage of the third cricket Test in Adelaide in 1933, a match in the 'bodyline' Ashes series of 1932-33. It contains footage showing English fast bowler Harold Larwood bowling to Australian ...

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Ashes cricket Test matches in 1933 and 1974

This is an excerpt from a segment in the black-and-white Australian Movie Magazine newsreel produced in December 1974. The segment as a whole contrasts the use of the bouncer in the third cricket Test in Adelaide in 1933, a match in the bodyline Ashes series of 1932-33, with the first Ashes Test in Brisbane in 1974. The ...

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Leadbeater's possum

This is a colour photograph of a preserved Leadbeater's possum ('Gymnobelideus leadbeateri'). It is a museum specimen. The long bushy tail, large eyes and ears are displayed in the image.

Video

Bodyline, 1984: It's not cricket

This clip shows Douglas Jardine (Hugo Weaving), captain of the English cricket team, and Pelham Warner (Rhys McConnochie), team manager, at a press conference during the 1932-33 Ashes Test series in Australia. A journalist (Max Cullen) quizzes Warner about his earlier opposition to bodyline bowling, and when the manager ...

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Yellow-bellied glider skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a yellow-bellied glider ('Petaurus australis'). The museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a heavy black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - Phylum: ...

Teacher resource

The mountain-pygmy possum: On the edge

In this series of tasks, students identify habitats for the endangered mountain pygmy-possum, and use Geographic Information System (GIS) and geographical techniques to identify preferred survey sites and to estimate population numbers. The resource focuses on the biophysical environment of suitable alpine habitats; students ...