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Termites: destroyers or recyclers?

Be amazed by what these young scientists find out about termites. Discover where termites live and what they eat. You may be surprised to find out that they are not actually ants, and that they are blind! This video was a finalist in the 2013 Sleek Geeks Eureka Science School Prize competition.

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Life without chemistry

Rebuild everyday products in a city. Test the properties of industrial materials. Choose materials suited to making items such as cars, buildings and clothing.

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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Changing technology and televisions

This is a collection of digital curriculum resources focusing on the development of television and its effects on people's lives. The collection is organised into three categories - early television; television arrives in Australia; and colour television. Among the highlights of the collection are images of televisions ...

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Changing technology and radios

This is a collection of 20 digital curriculum resources focusing on the development of radio and its effects on people's lives. The collection is organised into three categories - radio in the early years; transistor radios; and changes in radio transmission in the outback. The resources in the collection not only show ...

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Changing technology for washing and cleaning

This is a collection of 15 digital curriculum resources focusing on changes in technology for washing and cleaning in the home since the 1890s. The collection is organised into two categories - doing the washing; and vacuuming. It includes photographs, an advertising brochure and a multimedia resource suitable for lower ...

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Changing technology in the kitchen

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on changes in technology in the kitchen since the 1880s. The collection is organised into three categories - preparing food and drink; washing up; and keeping food cool. It includes a painting, photographs, brochures, two clips from advertisements shown at ...

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Animal weapons: echidna

This is a colour clip showing an Australian short-beaked echidna ('Tachyglossus aculeatu') using its snout to detect its prey, social insects. The echidna attempts to eat ants from the mound of a large ant nest but leaves because the ants are stinging and biting it. It then seeks out its preferred prey, termites, using ...

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National parks: Lake Eyre

This is a colour clip showing Australia's largest salt lake, located in Lake Eyre National Park, and the Australian pelicans ('Pelecanus conspicillatus') and other birds that go there to breed. Using footage and commentary from wildlife cinematographer Lindsay Cupper, the clip shows the arrival of pelicans once the lake ...

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Charity bazaar for Gallipoli heroes - asset 3

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of a Red Cross bazaar held in 1915 in Martin Place, Sydney, for troops in Gallipoli. It shows a woman standing next to a piano and singing to the crowd.

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Unloading milk cans on the river dock in 1933

This is silent footage from a 1933 documentary entitled 'The castle, Clarence River and Mount Ogilvie'. The footage shows a group of men unloading milk cans onto a dock on the Clarence River in New South Wales and placing them on a conveyor belt that is carrying the milk cans further up the river bank to a butter factory.

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Opening of Parliament House, Canberra, 1927 - asset 5

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of the 1927 opening of the first national Australian Parliament House, now Old Parliament House. It begins with a shot from the front of the House of a military escort leading Prime Minister S M Bruce and Mrs Bruce, Governor-General Lord Stonehaven and Lady Stonehaven, and the ...

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Nellie Melba at home, c1927

This is a silent black-and-white film clip, probably from a home movie, of Dame Nellie Melba outside her house in Lilydale, Victoria, in about 1927. She walks along a colonnaded veranda, then with a parasol across a driveway to a sulfur crested cockatoo on a wooden perch beneath a shady tree, where she and the parrot dance ...

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Magnetic structures built by termites, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1950 of a man standing on a plain in the Northern Territory of Australia. There are nine magnetic termite (white ant) towers around him, some of which appear to be twice his height.

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The Seekers, Melbourne, 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on 26 January 1968, of the pop group, The Seekers, performing in the Melbourne Town Hall after receiving their awards as Australians of the Year for 1967. From left to right, they are Keith Potger (vocals, guitar), Bruce Woodley (vocals, guitar), Judith Durham (vocals) and Athol ...

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Winged reproductive, worker and soldier termite castes

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of termites ('Coptotermes acinaciformis'), showing three castes: winged reproductive (left), worker (upper right) and a soldier. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Isoptera, Family: Rhinotermitidae.)

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Two species of soldier termites

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of the soldiers of two species of termites. A scale is included. On the left, with distinct jaws, is 'Heterotermes ferox'. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Isoptera, Family: Rhinotermitidae.) On the right is 'Nasutitermes exitiosus', which has ...

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Autographs of participants in the first Empire broadcast, 1927

This is an autograph card on which is recorded the signatures of those who played a role in, and attended, the first Empire broadcast by radio station 2FC, Sydney, New South Wales on 5 September 1927. A handwritten caption at the bottom of the card indicates that the program was broadcast from Sydney to the BBC in London ...

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'Image no. 153' from the series 'Untitled 1985/86', 1985-86

This is a type C colour photograph by Bill Henson (1955-), dating from 1985-86. The photograph, which measures 108 cm x 87 cm, is a head and shoulders portrait of a young woman. She is set against a flat blue background, with her head turned slightly away from the viewer. Her long dark hair is matted and tangled as if wet, ...

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Giant northern termite soldiers and workers

This is a colour photograph of worker and soldier giant northern termites ('Mastotermes darwiniensis') in their wood nest. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Isoptera, Family: Mastotermitidae.)