Digital resources tagged with ‘documentary genre’

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A Land of Milk and Honey and English Lessons

Australia needs new migrants to populate the country and build a more prosperous nation. English lessons are available everywhere, including through correspondence and radio courses.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Representations
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Aboriginal People in the Gibson Desert

Aboriginal People in the Gibson Desert is an excerpt from the film Desert People (51 mins), produced in 1966. In 1966 a few Aboriginal families were living nomadic lives in the heart of Australia's Gibson Desert.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
QLD / Year 8 & 9 / English / Representation
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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 / 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 / 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.

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.

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

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Cuc Lam's Suitcase

It may be just a small red vinyl suitcase but for Vietnamese refugee Cuc Lam it’s a symbol of a new beginning in a new country.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Identity
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Identity
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Even Tennis Stars Need Their Coach

Members of the 2000 Australian Davis Cup team, including Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt, talk about their relationship with their coach, John Newcombe. For Newcombe, the role of the coach is to treat your team as you yourself would want to be treated.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Sport
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Sports work
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Sport
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Sport
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Sport
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Sport
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Sport
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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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Newsreels boost morale

Newsreels of the war boosted the morale of Australians at the home front. The newsreel of Australian troops on the Kokoda Track shared the Oscar for Best Documentary in 1942.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
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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 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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The Sentimental Bloke Film

The classic 1919 silent movie The Sentimental Bloke is regarded as one of the greatest Australian films.

National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Language
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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
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Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet

The original handwritten score for Waltzing Matilda holds the story of a musical collaboration that created Australia’s national song.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian icons
National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Australian icons
QLD / Year 8 & 9 / English / Australian Icons
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Australian Icons