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'Sycamore Civil and Military Helicopter' booklet, 1956

This is an illustrated 20-page booklet produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1956 to promote the Sycamore helicopter, one of the earliest commercially successful British helicopter designs. Instructional diagrams and mostly black-and-white photographs are included, and some colour is used in both text and illustrations.

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Discovering democracy: the wealth of a nation

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to examine the stages in Australia’s economic growth in the last half of the 19th century. Explore the kinds of industries from which Australia gained its wealth and the role of these industries in developing an independent nation. Review the effects that natural disasters (such ...

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Discovering democracy: separate colonies, one destiny

View a slideshow of images and text to explore the foundation and development of the six colonies. Identify the main stages of growth and the distinctive nature of each colony. Examine how each colony was fiercely protective of its rights and the consequences of inter-colonial rivalry. Investigate the economic and social ...

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Explore soil [no spoken instructions]

Explore a soil scene. Select living things and weather features and see their impact on the soil. Look at the interactions between animals, plants and soil. Follow instructions on how to build a soil environment at home.

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Explore soil [includes spoken instructions]

Explore a soil scene. Select living things and weather features and see their impact on the soil. Look at the interactions between animals, plants and soil. Follow instructions on how to build a soil environment at home.

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Golden fleece

Look closely at an unusual historic object. Use clues to identify the mystery object, and work out where it fits in the sheep industry. Understand that sheep are farmed because they grow woolly fleece that can be shorn every year. In farm sheds, wool is pressed into bales so that it can be easily moved around. Identify ...

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A Big Country - The Drover, 1981: The long paddock

This clip shows drover Jack Tawney on horseback as he and another drover move a large mob of sheep along a travelling stock route in the Australian outback. Music accompanies Tawney's voice-over in the opening scene of drovers at work. Tawney is interviewed by ABC reporter Stewart McLennan (not shown on camera) while casually ...

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The Squatter's Daughter, 1933: Shearing and plotting

This clip shows a real shearing operation taking place at a large sheep station in New South Wales as a backdrop for the 1933 feature film 'The Squatter's Daughter'. Dogs help herd a large mob of sheep into a holding yard, then to pens inside a large woolshed. While a team of shearers and helpers attend to the sheep, two ...

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Aboriginal guides in the Thornycroft expedition, 1929

This is a black-and-white photograph showing four Aboriginal stockmen standing in front of a small plane in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory in May 1929. Two have a hand on the single propeller of the plane, which was named Kookaburra. The four, identified as Bob, Tommy, Hughie and Jack, are guides who had joined ...

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Squatters on their 'run'

This collection of 24 images focuses on the experiences of three squatters, Duncan Cooper and George and Harry Thomson, who occupied land in western Victoria from 1842 to 1853. The collection is organised into five sections - squatters occupying a 'run' at Challicum; establishing the home station; lambing stations and outstations; ...

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Washing, sorting and baling wool

This is a collection of resources about work in and around the woolshed, focusing on work other than shearing. In some views the collection is presented in five categories - washing wool; sorting, rolling and classing wool; baling wool; counting out sheep; and the woolshed in full operation. It contains historical photographs; ...

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Shearing

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on shearers and shearing. In some views the collection is organised into four categories - shearers in action, shearers and Australian identity, shearing sheds and shearing shed interiors. The collection includes watercolours, photographs, a colonial song about a shearer, ...

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Drovers

This collection of eight digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of drovers in herding cattle and sheep over long distances in 19th- and 20th-century Australia. It is organised into two categories: at work; and the drover's life. The collection contains paintings, photographs and film footage, including footage ...

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Shepherds

This collection of nine digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of shepherds in 19th-century Australia before the introduction of fenced paddocks made their job redundant. The collection is organised into six categories: watching the flock by day; moving sheep into the fold for the night; huts and watchboxes; caring ...

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On the farm - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the characteristics of farm animals so they can begin to write descriptive text. This unit is particularly aimed at ESL (NESB) students and those who have limited experience of the world beyond their immediate lives. Students have regular opportunities to listen to and use correct ...

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Shearing shed, 1921

This is an image, possibly a publicity still, from the 1921 silent movie 'A girl of the bush'. The still shows shearers at work in the shearing shed and the lead character, Lorna Denver, played by Vera James, standing in the centre, flanked by other principal characters. The captions read 'The Shearing Shed at Kangaroo ...

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Jarrah wool press

This is a wooden wool press, which was used to compress wool into bales to be transported. It was made in the 1860s in Australia and brought to New Zealand in pieces, then reassembled in Wellington around 1880. This press has two bins, each holding about 20 fleeces.

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Landing on an outback airstrip

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary film made in 1929 beginning with an intertitle, 'The ''WOOLLY WEST'''. A second intertitle, 'Photography's envoy into the realm of wool makes use of Queensland's taxi service ... ''Bullocky Bill'' and his charges clear the station 'drome.' introduces footage showing a bullock ...

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Station transport and supplies

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary film made in 1929, probably entitled 'The woolly west'. An intertitle, 'A horse and saddle are the chief tools of the station trade.', introduces footage of a large herd of horses being led by a man on horseback and three men riding horses out of a pen. A second intertitle, 'This ...

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Bucking horses

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary film made in 1929, probably entitled 'The woolly west'. It begins with the intertitle, 'A sensational part of the day's work.' and shows stockmen riding bucking horses, attempting to break them to the saddle.