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Hip hop against waste dump

Many hip hop artists have expressed concerns about the world through their music. The Northern Territory's Kylie Sambo is no exception. Listen to her protest against the construction of a nuclear waste dump on her people's lands in Muckaty, near Tennant Creek. Could you write or record a story about yourself and/or your ...

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Wrong Side of the Road, 1981: The police arrive

This clip shows the members of the band No Fixed Address leaving a house and driving to a performance. They perform to a dancing, largely Indigenous audience, singing lyrics about being black and the need to 'fight for your rights'. Police cars pull up outside the venue, a few people outside the hall disperse or re-enter ...

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'Banish the budget blues' sheet music cover, 1930

This is the front cover of the song sheet for 'Banish the budget blues' by Jack Lumsdaine, printed in blue, red and pink and priced at 2 two shillings. An article from The Daily Guardian is used as an image. The headlines are partly obscured, but relate to taxation issues. They are: 'Tariff is more than ...', 'Huge increases ...

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Peace in Vietnam, 1973 - asset 1

This is an excerpt taken from an item in the episode of the black-and-white newsreel Australian Movie Magazine released to cinemas on 1 February 1973. The item announces the success of negotiations to end the Vietnam War. This excerpt opens with a series of shots showing a field artillery gun being loaded and fired; a series ...

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Peace in Vietnam, 1973 - asset 2

This is an excerpt taken from an item announcing the success of negotiations to end the Vietnam War. The item featured in the episode of the black-and-white newsreel, Australian Movie Magazine, released to cinemas on 1 February 1973. This excerpt features Donovan Leitch's 'The war drags on', sung against a series of War ...

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Peace in Vietnam, 1973 - asset 3

This is an excerpt taken from an item announcing the success of negotiations to end the Vietnam War that featured in the episode of the black-and-white newsreel, Australian Movie Magazine, released to cinemas on 1 February 1973. The soundtrack for this excerpt is Donovan Leitch's song 'The war drags on'. The excerpt opens ...

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South of the Border, 1987: 'Stop filming'

This clip shows a group of three children busking in a railway station in El Salvador. While filming the children, filmmaker David Bradbury is approached by a police officer who asks if he has a permit to film. After checking Bradbury's documentation the police officer orders him to discontinue filming and then tries to ...

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Green Bush, 2005: 'I'm a Black Australian'

This clip shows scenes of an Indigenous radio station. It includes some Aboriginal people gathered around a table in the station's lounge area, and an Indigenous DJ introducing tracks that provide the background soundtrack for the visuals. The DJ moves through the station to the sound of Aboriginal activist Gary Foley making ...

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Hirini Melbourne playing guitar

This is the Māori writer, composer and academic Dr Hirini Melbourne (1949–2003). It is a horizontal, half-length portrait, showing Dr Melbourne with eyes lowered, playing a guitar. He wears a black T-shirt and a greenstone pendant. He stands at the front of the wharenui (meeting house) on the marae (communal meeting place) ...

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And the band played 'Waltzing Matilda'

This is a song about the experiences of an itinerant Australian who volunteered as a soldier in the First World War, took part in the Suvla Bay landing and lost both legs in the Gallipoli campaign. It was composed and performed by Australian singer Eric Bogle, and was probably recorded in 1980.