Digital resources tagged with ‘representations’

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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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An Australian Wedding, 1968

Powerhouse Museum Curator Dr Kimberley Webber looks at how collections bring to life Australian stories in museums.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Post-World War 2 Society
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / 1960s
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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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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
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
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Bruce Dawe - Anti War Poet

This encounter with highly regarded Australian poet Bruce Dawe allows us an insight into the motivation and methods of a very fine writer. His ability to express the drama and beauty of everyday life has made his work readily accessible to the general public.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Vietnam War
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australians at War
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Poetry
National / Year 11 & 12 / English and Media Literacy / Poetry
National / Year 11 & 12 / English and Media Literacy / Poetry
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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 - 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
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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 - 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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Cartooning Techniques

Bruce Petty demonstrates his representation of key Australian political figures.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Creating, making and presenting
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Charles Darwin and the Paint Box

Museums have curators to manage and explain the exhibits. Here a museum curator comments on interpreting the meaning and significance of an exhibition object on display as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s special exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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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 11 & 12 / Political Studies / Contemporary political and social issues
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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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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.

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 / Australian Biography
NSW / Stage 5 / English / Reporting
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Television news
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / 1960s
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Ideology and the Curriculum

Who decides what is taught in Australian History in schools?

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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Indigenous Rights - Representation

Deputy Chief Minister Marion Scrymgour and Aboriginal Tent Embassy representative Robert Craigie discuss the representation of Aboriginal people in Australian political institutions.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Political & civil rights
National / Year 7 & 8 / Indigenous Studies / Political & civil rights
National / Year 11 & 12 / Indigenous Studies / Aboriginal Culture post 20th Century
National / Year 11 & 12 / Indigenous Studies / Reconciliation
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Jack Hazlitt - World War 1 Digger

A World War 1 digger reflects on his work as a runner in the trenches at Gallipoli. Hopping across the trenches in full view of the Turkish snipers, the average life of a runner was 24 hours.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
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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 / History / Topic 4 Australia and World War 2
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
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 / History / Topic 3 Australia between the Wars
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Great Depression
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
QLD / Year 11 & 12 / English / Representation
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Newsreels before sound

Newsreels included events of both political and social importance and were screened all day long in specially designed cinemas.

National / Upper Primary / Media Arts / Past and Present Contexts
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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
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 4 Australia and World War 2
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 5 Australia in the Vietnam War Era
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / 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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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
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 3 Australia between the Wars
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australians at war
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
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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
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 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 Global Machine

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

National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Language
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The logistics behind the Charles Darwin - voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition

A museum administrator comments on the hidden features that were part of mounting the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English / Site Study - Analysing a museum's representation of history
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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.

National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Language
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The Sex Machine

Hit the morality brakes - the Great Love Boiler is overheating on daytime soaps and underwear ads.

National / Year 11 & 12 / Media Studies / Media Language
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TV Soap Opera

TV soap operas have the ability to reflect Australian society and culture and connect people through the shared memory of watching a television show.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Health & Physical Education / Relationships & Community
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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 / 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 / English / Gender issues
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / Leaders
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Writing Historical Fiction, Nadia Wheatley

Author and Historian Nadia Wheatley writes about historical events in her fiction because history is a great story.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / National Identity - post 20th Century