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A & B Class Radio Stations

Liz Jacka describes how the radio industries of the US, UK and Europe were established as either public or commercial broadcasting.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Australian media organisations
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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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Andrew Fisher’s Lunch Box

Andrew Fisher’s tin lunch box reminds us that humble beginnings informed his political career: he went from union organiser to three-time Prime Minister, inventing the Australian ideal of a ‘fair go’ along the way.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
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Aussie-made content

Australian film and television production is competing in a globalised world with big international production companies who market their product effectively to the world market.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian television
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Australian television drama

Australian content on television reflects our culture and our society. Mac Gudgeon celebrates the importance of Homicide in the history of Australian television production. Stuart Cunningham and Scott Goodings remember some of the popular dramas which showed Australians that they could love Australian programming.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian television
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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 / History / Topic 8 Australia's social and cultural history
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 3 Personalities in the Twentieth Century
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Broadcaster control

Liz Jacka details the history of broadcaster control and the introduction of the Australian Broadcasting Control Board.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Australian media organisations
QLD / Year 8 & 9 / SOSE / Government and Law
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CAAMA & Indigenous Broadcasting

A broadcast studio at Radio Redfern in the late 80s. Christina Spurgeon talks about the importance of providing media services to remote Indigenous communities to the culture, identity and language of Aboriginal Australians.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Australian Indigenous Media
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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 - 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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Creating an Australian Image

Stuart Cunningham explains how innovations in technology have transformed television content.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
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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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Developing Cartoon Themes

Cartoonist David Pope explains how an idea is developed into the day's cartoon.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 9 & 10 / Society and Environment / Social Systems
National / Year 11 & 12 / Political Studies / Contemporary political and social issues
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Digitalisation

Stuart Cunningham on the technologies of the future.

VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Media / Technologies of Representation
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Edmund Barton and the Velvet Soap Advertisement

The Velvet Soap advertising campaign is a tongue-in-cheek reminder of Edmund Barton’s hand in formulating the White Australia policy.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 1 Australia to 1914
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Effects of TV on radio

Tim Bowden describes how radio continued to prosper after the launch of television. John Safran reveals what attracts him to television production rather than radio. Corinne Grant talks about the link between the soap box and talkback radio.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 8 Australia's social and cultural history
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Media / Technologies of Representation
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Family radio

A young boy plays along with a musical game during one of the many ABC broadcasts for children. Children from around Australia tune into a kindergarten broadcast over the ABC. Tim Bowden remembers the ABC children's program The Argonauts.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Radio in Australia
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Australian media organisations
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Radio in Australia
National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Audiences
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Harold Holt’s Briefcase

The disappearance of our seventeenth Prime Minister, Harold Holt, during a beach holiday sparked countless conspiracy theories. The items left in his briefcase are a significant time capsule of his last days as Prime Minister.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Reporting
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Television news
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
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Intellectual Property & Digital Rights

Intellectual property and digital rights in the post-broadcast era.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Media industry production
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J.W. Lindt -- The Mechanical Eye of the Camera

It's often said that the camera doesn't lie but the photograph can be manipulated like any other art form.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / The Arts / Exploring and responding
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Media / Technologies of Representation
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Media industry production
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Art criticism and aesthetics
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Past and present contexts
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Studio Arts / Artistic inspiration and techniques
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Studio Arts / Design exploration and concepts
VIC / VCE Unit 3 / Studio Arts / Studio production and professional art practices
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Art / Art and Society - Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Art / Art and the individual Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 4 / Art / Discussing and debating art - Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 3 / Art / Interpreting Art - Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 3 / Media / Narrative and media production design
VIC / VCE Unit 4 / Media / Media process, social values and media influence
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James Scullin And The GCMG

James Scullin inspired the people when he offered to rent out The Lodge during the Depression, but his fierce nationalism is best revealed in his campaign to install an Australian-born Governor General.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Identity
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John Curtin’s Australian Journalists’ Association Badge

John Curtin’s journalistic instincts came in handy during World War Two when he kept the media onside with secret press briefings. He wore his AJA badge every day he was in office.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 5 / English / Storytelling
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 4 Australia and World War 2
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australians at war
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / World War 2 - Homefront
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Joseph Lyons’ Love Letters

Politics rarely produces impassioned romantics, which makes the hundreds of letters Joseph Lyons wrote to his adored wife and confidante, Enid, as fascinating as they are unexpected

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 3 Australia between the Wars
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
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Journalist's Diary of a Conflict

Veteran ABC journalist, Sean Dorney, looks back on his time in Papua New Guinea covering the Bougainville crisis.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Twentieth Century History / Issues for the Millennium
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Launch of TV

Liz Jacka provides a brief history of the debate on how to establish television broadcasting in Australia. Tim Bowden recalls the enthusiasm with which Australians embraced television.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
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Lighthouse Keepers and Their Families

Three lighthouse keepers and their families are the only residents on remote and windswept Maatsuyke Island, off the south-west coast of Tasmania.

NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Belonging
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Mining Bougainville

Gregory Kopa, a Bougainville villager describes how he felt when geologists started to look for copper on Bougainville in the 1960s.

NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Belonging
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News as Entertainment

John Safran talks about the use of 'doorstopping' in current affairs programs. Scott Goodings traces the celebrity and entertainment value of today's news broadcasts to the 'news wars' of the late 1980s.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
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Overview of Australian broadcast media

Stuart Cunningham gives an overview of core broadcast media.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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Public broadcasting

Families tune in to a broadcast of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra over the ABC. Liz Jacka describes how the BBC's preference for 'high culture' programming influenced the nature of early broadcasts in Australia.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Australian media organisations
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Remembering Mark Worth - Janet Bell interview

Producer Janet Bell looks back on the life and work of the director of Land of the Morning Star, Mark Worth.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Twentieth Century History / Ideas and Political Power
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Robert Menzies’ Camera

Robert Menzies’ lifelong passion for home movies resulted in a surprisingly personal record of the war years, including footage of a young Princess Elizabeth.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
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Satire and Democracy, Joe Hockey

Joe Hockey talks about political cartoons in the media and their personal effect on the subject.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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SBS Charter

John Safran, Megan Spencer and Scott Goodings discuss the nature of programming at SBS.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
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Sport - a spectacular television event

Behind the scenes of a transmission from Wembley Stadium, seen on Australian television.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
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Stanley Melbourne Bruce's Cigarette Case

Stanley Melbourne Bruce treasured Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s gift of a gold cigarette case throughout his life.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at war
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australians at War
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The Digital Realm

Christina Spurgeon talks about crossing the digital divide.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Media industry production
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The Education Machine

When it comes to the education system, have accounting and information replaced wonder and imagination?

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / multi-modal texts
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The Effect of Cartoons

Bruce Petty investigates the effects of political satire and cartooning.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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The Environmental Bandwagon

David Pope takes us through the evolution of his political cartoon "The Environmental Bandwagon"

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 11 & 12 / Political Studies / Contemporary political and social issues
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The Magic Pudding Illustrations

Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding is one of our best-loved children’s books and the central character, one of our great Australian anti-heroes.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Storytelling
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
NSW / Stage 5 / Visual Arts / Critical and historical studies - Frames
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Storytelling
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / World War 1
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Storytelling
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Representations
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The Media Machine

Electrified, digitalised then globalised, the media machine has created fantasy so spectacular that it makes the truth look badly acted.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Institutions
QLD / Year 10 / English / Representation
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The Role of Cartoons

Cartoonist David Pope talks about the creation and influence of political cartooning.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 9 & 10 / Society and Environment / Social Systems
National / Year 11 & 12 / Political Studies / Contemporary political and social issues
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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.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian icons
NSW / Stage 5 / Visual Arts / Critical and historical studies
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian icons
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian icons
National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Language
QLD / Year 10 / English / Australian Icons
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Australian Icons
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TV Pop & Rock

The opening sequence from Six O'Clock Rock - Australia's first national teenage programme on the ABC. Scott Goodings gives a history of music shows on Australian television.

National / Upper Primary / Media Arts / Past and Present Contexts
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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
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William Hughes and the 1916 Conscription Badge

William Hughes, “The Little Digger”, campaigned twice for national conscription to boost an Australian army decimated by World War One.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
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Working on television

Megan Spencer shares her first experience of being filmed for a television broadcast. Mac Gudgeon talks about the constraints in writing for Australian soaps.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms