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Public speaking

How do you feel about making a speech in public? If you think it's pretty scary you're not alone. Find out ways to make speaking in public easier. See how some students have gone about it, using the movie 'The King's Speech' as inspiration.

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Making a difference: Barak

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Barak, a Wurundjeri leader. Trace his story, including protests he led and his efforts to prevent the forced removal of his people from Coranderrk Station, a farm near Healesville in Victoria. Investigate how the government of the time ...

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Making a difference: the Day of Mourning protesters

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about activists protesting on Australia Day, 1938. Trace the stories of people such as William Ferguson, William Cooper, Jack Patten, Margaret Tucker and Pearl Gibbs. Examine how they created a framework for later efforts promoting Indigenous ...

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Making a difference: Charles Perkins

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Charles Perkins. Trace his story, including his work in the public service and as a social activist. Examine how he raised awareness of discrimination against Indigenous people. Investigate barriers he faced and how people reacted to his ...

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Making a difference: David Unaipon

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about David Unaipon. Trace his story, including his work as an inventor, writer and public speaker. Examine how he promoted reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and other Australians. Investigate barriers he faced and how people reacted ...

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Hughes and the Yes case, 1916

This is a silent black-and-white political advertisement that aimed to convince the Australian people to vote 'yes' at the first referendum on the issue of conscription for active military service held on 28 October 1916. Images of Prime Minister W M (Billy) Hughes speaking in front of a trellis fence are interspersed with ...

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Hughes and the Yes case, 1916 - asset 1

This is a clip from a silent black-and-white 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 28 October 1916. After the title 'The Prime Minister of Australia will now address you.', ...

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Hughes and the Yes case, 1916 - asset 2

This is a clip from a silent black-and-white 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 28 October 1916. Lengthy intertitles of W M (Billy) Hughes's speech are interspersed with ...

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Crowds at an anticonscription rally in Melbourne, 1916

This is a black-and-white postcard showing a huge crowd at an anticonscription rally on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne in 1916. The image shows a sea of men and a sprinkling of women standing in an open area. A handwritten note under the photograph (penned by John Curtin) reads 'Have Ye Answered O my People' ...

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Whaia McClutchie, female orator, 1989

This is a black and white photograph of Whaia McClutchie (1922-1992), speaking in 1989 at the wharenui (meeting house) called Porourangi, at Waiomatatini on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. She stands in front of a doorway, on the porch, holding a broad-brimmed hat in her left hand and pointing with her ...

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Strictly Speaking

A public speaking resource including videos of student speeches, interviews, adjudicator comments, adults talking about their public speaking experiences, and support activities.