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Angus Young's Gibson guitar, 1992

This is a Gibson SG custom-model electric guitar used by and autographed by Angus Young of the Australian rock band AC/DC. The guitar has a solid timber body with black enamel finish and a timber neck with an ebony fretboard. Young has autographed the guitar in silver ink on the pick guard: 'A Young. AC/DC'. The manufacturer's ...

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'Iceman' electric guitar , 1996-98

This is an Ibanez Iceman electric guitar made in Japan between 1996 and 1998. It features an irregularly shaped mahogany body with a 'galactic green' finish and a white star pattern. The case (not shown) is made of black fabric over ply and has sustained extensive damage. The lining of the case is dark velour fabric. The ...

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Violin made by Arthur Hodgson, 1936

This is a timber violin made by Arthur Hodgson in Paramatta, New South Wales, in 1936. The belly is highly arched with two long irregular f-holes cut into it, and it appears to have been made from a single piece of timber, possibly pine or spruce. Ribs and back are constructed from a single solid piece of timber, which ...

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Getting Started with the Ukulele

This is an online teaching and learning resource on how to play the ukulele, featuring 14 scaffolded activities presented in three parts, ranging from learning parts of the ukulele and basic chords to developing skills, reading sheet music and performing for an audience. Each lesson is accompanied by up to three short instructional ...

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The banjo-pickin', yodelling cowgirl

Taylor Pfeiffer has been playing the banjo since she was seven. Now in her teens, Taylor is making a name for herself in the music world. In this clip from Behind the News, find out what inspired Taylor to take up the banjo and then learn a few banjo-playing techniques. And if you're really daring, try yodelling along with ...

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The voice of the violin

Internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell once said, 'When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you're telling a story.' In this ABC Open clip, listen as Australian Robert Zielinski and Frenchman Jeremie Legrand share their stories about the violin in traditional Irish music.

Teacher resource

What does your garden grow? - unit of work

Students investigate their school garden. They look at the needs of the garden, what creatures live there and the importance of how these creatures interact with the garden.

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What is an insect? - unit of work

This unit focuses on learning about the insects usually found under our feet.

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Types of coral reproduction

Coral reef expert Professor Peter Harrison discusses sexual and asexual types of reproduction in coral reefs. Footage of living reefs together with animations are used to illustrate the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction.

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Staying at the Hydro Majestic Hotel

This is a still taken from the 1927 black-and-white silent film, 'Blue Mountains', about the attractions of the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. The still shows part of the gardens at the Hydro Majestic Hotel with guests on the grass in the foreground and part of the hotel facade ...

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John Curtin's family home in Cottesloe, 1943 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1943 of Prime Minister John Curtin's family home at 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia. The house is brick with a tiled roof and the front veranda has been enclosed with weatherboards and windows.

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Third hut at Challicum, 1845

This is a watercolour by Duncan Cooper that depicts the third hut built at Challicum, a sheep run west of Ballarat in western Victoria. It shows a weatherboard hut or cottage with an established garden surrounded by a palisade (paling fence). A wooden bridge, which spans a creek, joins a pathway that leads to the front ...

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'A view of the artist's house and garden, in Mills Plains, Van Diemen's Land'

This is an oil painting on canvas (76.4 cm x 114.4 cm) created by the artist, John Glover (1767-1849). Glover immigrated to Tasmania from Britain in 1830 at the age of 63, and the painting shows his Tasmanian home and garden. Glover's new shingle-roofed stone farmhouse and wooden studio-gallery with its 'ski jump' skillion ...

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Sydney Harbour from Government House, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co. The view was taken looking east towards Sydney Harbour from the grounds of Government House on Bennelong Point. Features visible on the Harbour are Farm Cove, Mrs Macquarie's Point, Garden ...

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Playing with a hose, 1940

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in 1940, of two girls and a younger boy playing on a lawn in a well-established garden. The children and the location are unidentified. One of the girls is spraying the other girl with water from the hose, while the boy has probably just been sprayed. There is a tricycle on the ...

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Mating Australian sheep blowflies

This is a colour photograph of two Australian sheep blowflies ('Lucilia cuprina') mating on a blade of grass. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Calliphoridae.)

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Rua kai (food storage pit)

This is a black and white photograph of a rua kai (food storage pit). The pit is dug into sloping ground, and the front is constructed from planks of wood, with a doorway in the centre. An unknown Mäori woman, well rugged up, sits on the earth roof of the pit, alongside a couple of small, dark pigs. Two whare (houses), ...

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Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group Australian animals

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Garden detective: New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...