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Archaeology and Macassan visitors to Australia

Experience the excitement of a team of archeologists conducting research about whether people from Indonesia could have visited Arnhem Land in northern Australia centuries earlier than such visits are generally believed to have begun. In this Stateline program from 2008, ABC reporters interview the archaeologists and record ...

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Flow of energy: seagrass

Use this tool to create a diagram that shows the flow of energy within a seagrass ecosystem. Select and position appropriate items of a food chain, symbols, lines and text boxes to build an energy diagram. You can use the images from the tool or import your own images.


Trepang (sea cucumber, beche-de-mer), 1974

This is a colour photograph of four trepang (also known as sea cucumbers or beche-de-mer) taken at low tide in 1974.


The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: An ancient trade

This clip shows SBS reporter Joanna Savill on a small boat talking with a diver who harvests trepang (also called sea cucumber) off Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. The catch is transferred to the mother boat and another trepang fisherman states that from the 1700s, before white settlement, traders from the Celebes ...