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Making water drinkable: water treatment

Explore a water treatment plant. Look at how water can be treated to remove unwanted substances. Examine processes such as filtration, evaporation, distillation and flocculation. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Grumpy in the desert

Help a friend who has crashed his car in the desert and jumbled up food and equipment. Recover ingredients needed to make tea from the mixed-up supplies. Separate mixtures by using scientific techniques such as distillation, filtration, centrifuging and magnetism.


Harvesting eucalyptus in 1929

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The Eucalyptus Industry', which dates from 1929. The excerpt begins with an intertitle that reads 'The harvesting of the Eucalypt scrub provides material for an exclusive Australian industry'. Men are shown collecting eucalyptus scrub by hand and loading ...


Distilling eucalyptus oil in 1929

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The Eucalyptus Industry', which dates from 1929. It shows two men stamping eucalyptus leaves into a distillery vat. A wooden lid is then lowered onto the top by a pulley system and the vat is sealed securely. This scene is followed by an intertitle that ...


Western Australia Condenser Company, c1895

This is a black-and-white photograph, measuring 15 cm x 20 cm, of a water condenser, which was manufactured by the Western Australian Condenser Company. The manufacturer's name is inscribed at the bottom of the photo. The condenser was installed and working near Coolgardie around 1895. The words 'Tuckfield Patent' are visible ...


Mammoth government condenser at Coolgardie, 1902

This is a sepia photograph, measuring 8 cm x 27 cm, showing a huge condenser that was built by the Western Australian Government to supply fresh water to Coolgardie and to the railways, before the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme designed by C Y O'Connor was opened. It shows ranks of boilers, chimneys and condensing units. ...


Black Flag condenser, c1895

This is a sepia photograph, measuring 15 cm x 20 cm, showing nine men at a condenser near Black Flag gold mine and townsite about 30 km north-west of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, around 1895. At least some of the men are members of a prospecting team and they have three camels to carry their gear and themselves. One of ...


Innes and Mills condenser, Coolgardie, late 1890s

This is a sepia photograph, measuring 16 cm x 21 cm, showing a small privately built and operated condenser owned by Innes and Mills at Coolgardie, Western Australia in the late 1890s. The furnace and boiler are in the centre of the picture. Firewood is stacked loosely in the foreground. A man in the centre is holding a ...


Condenser, c1900

This is a photographic print, measuring 17 cm x 12 cm, showing seven men and a woman (wearing a bonnet and carrying a waterbag) at a condensing plant set up alongside a well. The pipes, boiler and storage tank of the condenser are all clearly visible. One of the men is engaged in extracting water from the well and a second ...


The Night the Prowler, 1978: 'Felicity is a girl of delicate sensibility'

This clip shows Doris Bannister (Ruth Cracknell) on the phone, discussing the prospect of the marriage of her daughter Felicity (Kerry Walker) to John (John Derum), a rising young diplomat. When Felicity arrives home, Doris tries to discover when John is coming to visit. Later that night, Doris again tries to get a response ...