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My Place - Episode 9: 1928: Bridie, The funeral

It is the day of Lorna's funeral and the procession to the cemetery is commencing. It is a tradition to celebrate the life of the deceased person by holding a 'wake'. During this sombre celebration, Bridie tries to console her sister with the help of Miss Miller.


'A blazing light: For his Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche' by Georgia Walters

'A blazing light' by Georgia Walters is a poem commemorating the death of Buddhist Lama Chogye Trichen Rinpoche in which the narrator remembers him fondly and ponders questions about existence and the afterlife. The poem has the subtitle 'For his Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche' and is laid out in a simple single column, ...


'On nights like this' by Josephine Rowe

'On nights like this' by Josephine Rowe is a poem in which the narrator summons memories of her absent mother captured in unhappy domestic situations. Thoughts of her mother feeding the rabbits on a cold winter's night is the one memory the narrator finds the 'nicest'. The poem is presented in a white box on a black background ...


'Untitled' ('Poem for a journey') by Anna Dunnill

'Untitled' ('Poem for a journey') by Anna Dunnill evokes the speaker's state of grief and indecision and then imagines the slow and painful movement towards healing and renewal. The poem is laid out as a single column, surrounded by clean white swirling lines growing up against a black background.


Cactus, 1986: 'It has to be removed'

This clip shows the inner turmoil felt by Colo (Isabelle Huppert) after learning that she may lose her sight unless she has an urgent operation. Instantly rebuffing the ultimatum from her eye specialist (Sean Scully) to have her left eye removed or to lose her sight completely, Colo returns to a house in the countryside ...


Rabbit-proof fence, 2002: The stealing of children

This clip shows the removal of three Aboriginal girls from their mothers, the desperate attempts by the mothers to prevent them being taken and the subsequent mourning of the women for their loss. The arrival of a car interrupts peaceful play and Maude (Ningali Lawford) calls out to the children to run. Despite their struggles, ...


Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002: The wrong fence

This clip depicts the children trying to return home. It opens with Mr Neville (Kenneth Branagh) in his office pointing to a map and telling a policeman the plan to capture the escaped children by sending one man from the north and another from the south along the rabbit-proof fence. Images of an Indigenous tracker on horseback ...


Green Tea and Cherry Ripe, 1989: The horrors of Hiroshima

This clip from 1989 shows Masako Clarke recounting her experience of seeing the atomic bomb exploding over Hiroshima as she was leaving the city on a train, and returning to the city a week later. As she talks about seeing survivors, the camera switches from her face to show close-up images of flowers, including dahlias ...


Green Tea and Cherry Ripe, 1989: Between Japan and Australia

This clip features Chiaki Foster, a Japanese 'war bride', reflecting on aspects of her life, intercut with interviews with her husband and daughter and scenes of her playing bingo. She and her husband speak with regret about the decision not to teach their children Japanese. Her daughter says that in the past her mother ...


Breakout, 1984: Ghost

This clip shows historic footage of Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) returning to a destroyed Japan accompanied by a commentary and an interview with former Japanese POWs that explain their feelings of apprehension. Japanese POWs are shown leaving a train to embark on the Japanese ship that will transport them home. Marekuni ...

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HOTmaths: exploring measures of spread: solution sheet

This resource provides the solutions for the tasks in the learning object 'HOTmaths: exploring measures of spread'.

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Building informal inference with TinkerPlots in a measurement context

This professional article describes how to develop informal inference through a series of four mathematical activities about body measurements. Students develop an understanding of the significance of accuracy in measurement, the suitability of different measures of centre, the effects of outliers and arriving at sensible ...


Anticonscription demonstration, Melbourne, c1916

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 15.5 cm x 10.9 cm, of a street demonstration against conscription, taken during the First World War. It shows a long line of marchers, including two men carrying a banner inscribed 'IF BLOOD BE THE PRICE OF YOUR CURSED WEALTH, GOOD GOD WE HAVE BOUGHT IT FAIR'. The line of marchers ...


Armed Constabulary camp near Parihaka, 1881

This is a black-and-white photograph of a New Zealand Armed Constabulary camp near the settlement of Parihaka, Taranaki (halfway down the west coast of the North Island) in 1881. Several dozen uniformed men are lined up on either side of a track. Some are leaning on a railing that runs alongside the track on each side, ...


'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 7

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...


The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: A new life in Australia

This clip shows Sri Lankan chef and restaurateur Channa Dassanayaka working in a kitchen and talking about his passion for food and the memories that aromas trigger for him. Channa discusses his mother and ancestors in Sri Lanka as major influences in his life and explains that his mother, a Sri Lankan politician, sent ...


The Dirtwater Dynasty, 1988: 'Let's try to put it all behind us'

This clip shows a scene in a large house at night as Christine Eastwick (Leverne McDonnell) and her father-in-law, Richard Eastwick (Hugo Weaving), are woken by screams from a bedroom and go to investigate. Christine goes in to find her husband Richie (Robert Menzies), recently returned from the Second World War, having ...


Radiance, 1998: Turtle

This clip shows sisters Nona (Deborah Mailman) and Cressy (Rachel Maza) carrying a large turtle into a house and placing it on the kitchen table, watched by another sister, Mae (Trisha Moreton-Thomas). Nona wants to cook a meal from their childhood but is unable to kill the turtle. When stones begin to rain on the roof, ...


Mademoiselle and the Doctor, 2004: 'My final statement'

This clip shows Lisette Nigot, a healthy 79-year-old, writing her final statement that details why she is choosing to end her life by what she terms voluntary euthanasia. The clip opens with a view from the windscreen of a car being driven along an inner-city road by Dr Philip Nitschke. While driving through a long tunnel, ...


Losing Layla, 2001: Grief is uncharted territory

This clip shows Vanessa Gorman and her partner, Michael, walking along a street and inside a bank before cutting to Vanessa describing her grief after the death of their newborn baby, Layla. Vanessa describes the grief as a roller-coaster in a piece to camera that is followed by footage of a roller-coaster. Vanessa is then ...