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Anthem - An Act of Sedition, 2004: MV Tampa and September 11

This clip presents an interpretation of the Howard government's response to the arrival of refugees in Australian waters on the MV Tampa in August 2001. The narration states that John Howard had often used scare tactics for his political advantage and that the refugees were now to be used in a 'race election'. Views defending ...

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'The blowing up of the Boyd', 1889

This is an oil painting on canvas by the artists John Louis Steele and Kennett Watkins, painted in 1889. It depicts the destruction of the sailing vessel 'Boyd' by Mäori in Whangaroa harbour (far north of the North Island of New Zealand) in 1809. There are four Mäori waka (canoes) present. A waka in the foreground shows ...

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Billal, 1996: Circumstances lead to a car accident

This clip shows Linc Beswick explaining what happened when the car he was driving ran over a Lebanese-Australian teenager. Images of the housing estate in south-western Sydney where both live, a damaged house and the accident scene are interspersed with Beswick's account of how the 'Lebs' damaged the house, frightened him ...