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Lampascope magic lantern, from 1861

This is a lampascope magic lantern, a slide projector for home use, made after 1861. The lampascope has decorative edges, and the body is striped in various colours, including green, red, yellow and blue. A red cylindrical lens projects from one side, and there is a space behind the lens to insert slides. The lampascope ...

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Magic lantern, c1908

This is a toy magic lantern - a type of slide projector - manufactured for domestic use. It comprises a box with a section projecting from one side where a lens can be attached. Behind the lens section is a space to insert slides. The lantern is raised slightly, sitting on small decorated legs. One side has a door and a ...

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Mirroscope magic lantern, 1910

This is a mirroscope magic lantern, a type of image projector, made by Buckeye Stereopticon Company in Cleveland, USA, in 1910.

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Triunial magic lantern, 1891

This is a triunial magic lantern - a slide projector with three individual projection systems integrated into one unit. Each system has an illuminant, a slide holder and a telescopic barrel containing glass lenses. Originally, the magic lantern was illuminated by oxyhydrogen (limelight), but at some stage all three projection ...

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Magic lantern glass slide, person with wobbling chin, late 19th century

This is a glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector. It is a colour image of a person with a wobbling chin. The chin was wobbled with mechanical lever.

Assessment resource

Lights, camera, action: camera: assessment

Test your understanding of how camera shots are used to tell a story in films. For instance, you have been enrolled at the Spellberg School of Film, where you are assessed on your camera work skills. First, immerse yourself in basic film terms, then do a quiz on them. Next, choose five shots for a horror film. You select ...

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Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment

Test your ability to create a movie from a still picture by choosing shots and camera moves. As a practice task, use software tools to recreate a movie about horseriding. See how combinations of camera shots hide things from, or reveal things to, the audience and create mood. Apply these skills to an assessment by telling ...

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Lights, camera, action: romantic comedy: assessment

Test your understanding of how camera shots are used to tell a story in films. For instance, you have been enrolled at the Spellberg School of Film, where you are assessed on your camera work skills. First, immerse yourself in basic film terms, then do a quiz on them. Next, choose five shots for a romantic comedy. Select ...

Teacher resource

Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment' (L9673). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated ...

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Picture story: situations: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Picture story: situations: assessment' (L9674). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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Picture story: In the crowd: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Picture story: in the crowd: assessment' (L9675). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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Picture story: history: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Picture story: history: assessment' (L9676). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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The 1930s Golden Era of Australian Movies - A Tribute to Ken Hall, 1988

This clip shows pioneer Australian filmmaker Ken G Hall speaking directly to camera about the making of the 1932 film 'On Our Selection' and about the effect of the film on his career. Hall says that he was initially reluctant to make the film, but was won over by the commercial sensibilities of writer-performer Bert Bailey ...

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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes, 2006: For the future

This clip from the documentary 'The Balanda and the Bark Canoes' (2006) shows the process of making the film 'Ten Canoes' (2006). Director Rolf de Heer explains in voice-over the effect of kinship laws on casting and the subsequent delays in filming. The clip shows the landscape near Ramingining in Arnhem Land and the camp ...

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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes, 2006: Swamp canoes

This clip shows Indigenous people from the Ramingining region in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory rediscovering the old ways of making bark canoes. The immense significance of this rediscovery to the people is explained by Rolf de Heer in voice-over. To make the canoe, which is to be used in de Heer's film 'Ten Canoes', ...

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The Sharkcallers of Kontu, 1982: 'Special power'

This clip depicts shark calling on New Ireland in Papua New Guinea. A Kontu villager sits in front of his house and expresses his fear that the skill of calling the sharks for men to kill has been lost with the death of the last shark caller. A young man is then shown at sea in a narrow outrigger canoe, thumping the water ...

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Using 'Investigating us' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains the experiences of teaching R11461 'Investigating us - unit of work' with a year 8 class. The focus of the unit was on students collecting, organising, analysing and representing categorical and numerical data of personal relevance.

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From data to graph - unit of work

This unit of work explores why we need data and how students begin to collate, present and analyse it to extract the information it offers.

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Who is in your class?

Students complete a task in which they create questionnaires or surveys to collect data. They use email to form a pen pal relationship with students in another school, then use the data to formulate a class profile. Students will present the data in a table, tally or graph. They should work independently, with the teacher ...

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Splendid fellows

This is a photograph taken during the filming of the 1934 Australian movie 'Splendid fellows'. The photograph shows four members of the cast: from left, Frank Bradley (playing Jim McBride); Eric Coleman (playing the Reverend Arthur Stanhope); Frank Leighton (playing the Honourable Hubert Montmorency Ralston) and Leo Franklin ...