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Energy - senior years

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - forms of energy; energy conversions; and energy management. Learning objects enable students to build energy-efficient cars; consider environmental and economic implications of a range of energy sources including solar and wind; operate ...

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Jabiluka, 1997: Safe uranium mining

This clip shows the site of the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine in the Northern Territory and the debate surrounding it. The clip opens with aerial views of the proposed location with a voice-over commentary explaining the sacred significance of the mine site to the Indigenous Mirrar people and the danger it poses to Kakadu's ...

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Radium Hill, 1962 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from the beginning of an item about an abandoned uranium-mining town in South Australia that featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 21 June 1962. The clip opens with the title screen, 'Radium Hill. / AUSTRALIA'S FIRST ATOM AGE GHOST TOWN ...

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Radium Hill, 1962 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from the middle of an item about an abandoned uranium mining town that featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 21 June 1962. The clip opens with a scene of deserted railway lines, followed by scenes of deserted mine buildings, equipment ...

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Radium Hill, 1962 - asset 3

This is a clip taken from near the end of an item about an abandoned uranium mining town that featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 21 June 1962. The clip opens with a scene of closed houses and empty streets as the commentator declares that this was a modern ...

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'Australia's land of tomorrow', 1962 - asset 6

This is an excerpt from a 48-minute colour documentary produced for the Australian Inland Mission and released in 1962. The excerpt begins with scenes of worshippers going to church on Sunday in the uranium mining town of Mary Kathleen. This is followed by a camera pan of the township taken from above. The final scenes ...

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Walking through a Minefield, 1999: Uranium blockade

This clip shows antimining protesters planning to block the road to the Jabiluka Uranium Mine in the Northern Territory, Australia. The police arrive and hold discussions with the protesters. The sun rises, the protesters chant, trespass notices are issued and a worker tries to open a gate to get through the blockade. The ...

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Walking through a Minefield, 1999: The right to protest

This clip shows Australians, in a variety of settings, being interviewed about activism. A woman speaks of becoming blasé about being arrested for her involvement in protests. Another woman talks about her concerns that being arrested as a protester could affect her future employment and travel plans. A woman and a man ...

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Dirty War, 2005: 'The Americans are coming'

This clip shows the arrival of US military personnel in central Queensland prior to the joint military training exercises held by the USA and Australia known as Operation Talisman Sabre 2005. A narrator describes the public relations exercise that took place to encourage goodwill, and members of the public view military ...

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Blowin' in the Wind, 2005: Inhaling depleted uranium

This clip shows Dr Doug 'Rocky' Rokke alleging that his exposure to depleted uranium (DU) used in weapons in the first Gulf War is killing him. Rokke led a team sent to the Gulf to confirm the destructive power of DU weapons and collect contaminated tanks. Rokke concludes that there is no safe way to handle these weapons ...

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Blowin' in the Wind, 2005: Talisman Sabre

This clip shows the strong military ties between Australia and the USA and outlines Talisman Sabre, a series of joint military exercises involving Australian and US military forces in Australia. It shows the then Australian Defence Minister, Senator Robert Hill, and the then US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, exchanging ...

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Backs to the Blast, an Australian Nuclear Story, 1981: Uranium supply a moral obligation

This clip shows uranium mining in the 1980s, and at the first Australian uranium mine at Radium Hill in South Australia in the 1950s. It opens in the early 1980s with the then South Australian Minister for Mines and Energy, Roger Goldsworthy, stating that Australia has a 'moral obligation' to supply uranium for world energy ...

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Australian Walkabout, 1958: The mine in the jungle

This black-and-white clip shows filmmakers Charles and Elsa Chauvel touring the Northern Territory's Rum Jungle uranium mine in 1957. It includes shots of the treatment works, a huge canopy for storing high-grade uranium in the wet season and the floor of the mine from which uranium ore was extracted. A geologist shows ...

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Case study: uranium mining in Kakadu

This resource is about uranium mining in Kakadu. The resource includes an introduction to uranium mining in Kakadu and information about Kakadu National Park, the mining industry in Australia, the process of uranium mining, environmental implications of uranium mining, cultural implications, the history of mining in Kakadu ...

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The price of peak fuel

This ABC In Depth feature article discusses the projections of how long will our energy resources will last given that our need for fossil fuels is insatiable, but coal, oil, gas and uranium reserves are finite and some may even be in decline. This article is comprehensive, but it is dated at 2008.