Digital resources tagged with ‘DIY Doco’

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Ben Chifley’s Pipe

Possibly our best loved Prime Minister, and a former train driver, Ben Chifley was rarely seen without his pipe, as he guided the country through the austere post-war years.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
NSW / Stage 5 / English / Storytelling
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 8 Australia's social and cultural history
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 2 National Studies - Australia 1945-1983
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 3 Personalities in the Twentieth Century
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Post-World War 2 Society
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
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Bitter Memories

Bikinians are asked to leave their island to make way for US atomic testing.

VIC / VELS Level 5 / Geography / The Pacific Region
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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Cane Toads

This humorous program takes a close look at Australia’s Cane Toad pest problem.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - Cook Claims New South Wales

After spending some time observing an Aboriginal tribe, Cook commits the most controversial act of the voyage: he claims the entire east coast of New Holland for Britain, without permission from the local inhabitants.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Indigenous Studies / Culture
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Captain Cook - Cook's Chronometer

On James Cook’s second voyage of discovery he takes part in a grand scientific experiment to test a chronometer that the Admiralty hopes will allow navigators to measure lines of longitude.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - Great Southern Continent

In his first great voyage of discovery, James Cook is chosen to find and explore the 'Great Southern Land'.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Media Arts / Criticism and Aesthetics
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Captain Cook - In Search of the North West Passage

Cook’s obsession with discovery continues as he searches for the mythic North West Passage, but is it a journey too far? Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is bored. He jumps at the chance to take on a third great voyage: to find a fast route to China to secure Britain’s place in the lucrative tea trade.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - James Cook Joins the Navy

Influential patrons help the bright boy James Cook to an apprenticeship in the merchant navy that would make him a ships’ master. But with an eye for the main chance Cook switches to the Royal Navy.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Exploration and British Settlement of Australia
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - The Death of Cook

James Cook’s temperament has become unstable during the long and unsuccessful hunt for the North West passage. He picks a fight with the Hawaiians after a series of thefts by them from the ships and dies on the beach after a fierce battle.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage thumbnail

Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage

Cook takes on board an additional passenger, Polynesian priest and fellow navigator Tupaia. Tupaia shares his remarkable navigational skills, convinced that the notion of a great land mass is a European fantasy.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
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Captain Cook’s Tragic Death

Captain James Cook’s untimely return to Hawaii ended with his violent death, the details of which are portrayed in numerous conflicting illustrations.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Distant Voices -- Dennis O'Rourke interview

Producer and director Dennis O'Rourke believes Bikinians did not fully understand why they left their home in the 1940s.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Pacific Region
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Lifetime in Limbo

The people of Bikini Atoll are still waiting to return home more than 50 years after the United States Navy removed them.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
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Mabo - Life of An Island Man

This is a film about Eddie Mabo - the man whose name lives on in a High Court ruling that has forever altered Australian life.

National / Year 11 & 12 / English / Native Title
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Menace

A post World War Two propaganda film warning of the threat to Australian democracy posed by the communist menace.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Operation Babylift

The stories of three Vietnamese-Australians who were among more than 3000 babies airlifted from Saigon orphanages at the end of the Vietnam War.

National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Studies / Society and Culture
National / Year 11 & 12 / English / Adoption
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Rare Chicken Rescue

After a long battle with depression, Queensland rare chicken breeder Mark Tully is now on a mission to protect the endangered chickens to which he owes his life.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Rats in the Ranks

Ambition, courage, envy, betrayal, disaster, triumph ... in other words a classic study of politics.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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The Global Machine

Humans have always argued over territory; it’s just that the weapons get deadlier and the rules keep changing.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 9 & 10 / Civics and Citizenship / Government and Law
National / Year 9 & 10 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Language
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The Last Great Amateurs

We follow the Melbourne Phoenix Netball Club - the players, coach and administrators - through the pain and passion of a year in elite-level amateur sport.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Under One Roof - The Chakos Family

Come and have dinner with the Chakos family – four generations of Greek Australians with a love of life, celebration, ritual and food.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
Who Killed Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler? thumbnail

Who Killed Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler?

One of crime history's great unsolved cases - the mysterious deaths of Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries