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Symons boys eating dinner in sunroom, Strathmore, 1985

This is a colour photograph showing John, Gordon, Paul and David Symons eating dinner in the sunroom of their house at Strathmore. The photograph was taken by their mother, Judy Archer. Her plate is visible at the table, which she had left to take the photograph. The photograph was taken in the spring of 1985. The image ...

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My Place - Episode 7: 1948: Jen, Holdens

Wal visits Jen's mother to take her to the pictures in his new FJ Holden. Jen is unaware of the affections between her mother and Wal. When Wal gives Jen's mother a kiss goodnight, Jen becomes suspicious.

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Wirriya: Small Boy, 2004: Ricco

This clip shows 7-year-old Ricco Japaljarri Martin introducing himself at Hidden Valley (also known as Ewyenper-Atwatye), an Indigenous Australian town camp near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Ricco also introduces his extended family and his nine dogs. As children play on playground equipment, Ricco reflects ...

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So Simple, So Hard, 1997: Kate's ambivalence

This clip shows Kate speaking to the interviewer and reflecting on relationships. She and her son Liam are then shown walking on the beach and watching the waves, while her voice-over describes the advantages and disadvantages of single parenthood. She is shown at home, with her son in the background, then chopping wood ...

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My Place - Episode 7: 1948: Jen, Courting

Jen and her friends are fantasising about the attractiveness of movie stars and royalty and rating them between one and ten. The girls only rate Wal as a three or four, which makes Jen feel that her friends would not approve if she told them about her mother's affection for him. She realises the inevitable when she sees ...