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Yucatán Peninsula: sustainable tourism

The Yucatán Peninsula in south-eastern Mexico is a popular tourist destination. This clip focuses on examples of sustainable tourism - tourism that aims to have a low environmental impact. View Tulum, a town under threat of being developed similarly to Cancún, a major tourist resort destination.

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Zou ba! Visiting China: holiday plans

Watch two friends planning a holiday. Look at countries to visit such as China, New Zealand, Vietnam, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about holiday plans. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Visiting the Three Sisters, 1930

This is black-and-white amateur movie footage showing a group of women visiting the Three Sisters at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in 1930. It includes the Three Sisters rock formations and the entrance to the 'Westella' guesthouse as well as close-ups of women's fashions and a professional photographer ...

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Evening out in Surfers Paradise, 1956

This black-and-white photograph shows four couples crossing a road with linked arms at night in Surfers Paradise in 1956. Behind them are cars, a Chinese restaurant, and other shops with illuminated signs.

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A street in Surfers Paradise, 1959

This is a black-and-white photograph of a crowded street in Surfers Paradise in 1959. A couple in casual clothes, with the man carrying a toddler on his shoulders, is in the centre of the photograph. Other people, shops, signs and cars can be seen.

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Cannibal Tours, 1987: 'Is it all right to take pictures?'

This clip shows Western tourists taking photographs of people in the Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea. The tourists are filmed from behind as they advance toward their 'subjects' to get a better shot. This is accompanied by their exclamations of delight and the constant click of their camera shutters. The clip includes ...

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Humpback whale carcass, Tangalooma Whaling Station, c1957 - item 1 of 2

This is a colour photograph showing the carcass of a southern humpback whale ('Megaptera novaengliae') on the wooden slipway of the Tangalooma Whaling Station on Moreton Island in Queensland. The whale is intact with its underside uppermost, showing distinctive colourings and markings, including the ventral grooves. Onlookers, ...

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French souvenir doll with fishing net and basket of mussels, 1890-1900

This is a female doll with a fishing net and a basket of mussels. It was probably made to be a souvenir of a French coastal town, and would have been intended for display rather than play. It was made in France from bisque (unglazed pottery), wood, cotton, human hair and wool between 1880 and 1900. The body and legs are ...

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Lhuede family eating ice-creams at 'Puffing Billy' steam train station, c1977

This is a photograph of the Lhuede family eating ice-creams at the 'Puffing Billy' train station in Belgrave, taken in about 1977. A Holden car, a macrame handbag and the clothing of the time are all visible. The image was collected as part of the museum's 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album' project in 2006. It is a digital ...

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Brian Austin catching bus to Adelaide on the Esplanade, St Kilda, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Brian Austin walking towards the camera, going back to his hotel in St Kilda while his tour bus is being loaded for a return trip to Adelaide in December 1954. The bus is behind him and there are several people and many pieces of luggage next to it. The Catani clock tower is ...

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Globetrotters' Japan: places - foreigners on the tourist circuit in Meiji Japan, 1890s

This is a collection of online materials focusing on late 19th century photographs of tourist destinations in Japan, including places of natural beauty, cities and temple complexes. The photographs were intended for international tourists (globetrotters) in the 1890s. The materials in the collection consist of an illustrated ...

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Sustainable tourism

This is an online article about sustainable tourism: where the requirements of tourists and needs of local communities are balanced to protect the environment. The resource has four main sections: Working towards sustainable tourism; a case study about sustainability in the Lake District National Park; Ecotourism; and another ...

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Angkor: exploring vocabulary

Watch this clip about Angkor, an area in Cambodia that contains a famous and ancient temple complex, to help develop your vocabulary. The clip focuses on the effects of tourism and provides a useful context for the study of English. The report includes content-specific language.

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Sikhs become part of the Woolgoolga community

How does a large increase in the number of migrants to a town affect the local people? In this clip from 1984, the head priest of the Sikh temple talks about the contributions that the Sikh migrants have made to the town of Woolgoolga since their arrival.

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Bali: tourism and development

Bali, a world-renowned slice of paradise in Indonesia, is undergoing rapid development to accommodate the increase in foreign tourism. Tourism brings money but it also drives up prices and affects the environment. View this clip to explore the issues experienced by those living in paradise.

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Dengue fever: an unwanted souvenir

Australian tourists visit South-East Asia in large numbers every year. But some Australians have been bringing home an unexpected and potentially deadly souvenir - dengue fever. In this clip you will hear how the interconnection between people and places is behind the spread of this virus.

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Cocoon: silk connections

Have you ever seen a silk cocoon? This clip shows how some creative thinking and an international partnership have helped a silk farm in Western Australia transform its cocoons into silk on the market.

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Fast trains

A proposed fast train route between Sydney and Canberra could cut down rail travel times from nearly five hours to one. The project is costly and won't be available for about 20 years. Will the economic, social and environmental benefits of such a project be worth the costs?

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Plan to increase tourism for Cairns

Remarkably, 25 per cent of Australia's World Heritage areas, including the iconic Great Barrier Reef, lie within North Queensland. However, World Heritage listing inevitably brings tourists. This clip explores issues related to the planned dredging of the channel to allow larger cruise ships access to Cairns via Trinity Inlet.

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Tackling the crown-of-thorns starfish

Did you know the crown-of-thorns starfish is a natural predator that is having a huge impact on the Great Barrier Reef? Watch this clip to find out about the damage it's causing and what scientists are doing to try to protect the reef. Find out the role that people play both in causing and in managing this environmental issue.