Digital resources tagged with ‘symbols and symbolism’

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Every digital resource on Screen Australia’s Digital Learning site is tagged with descriptive terms. This list shows the resources which are tagged with ‘symbols and symbolism’.

Captain Cook - Cook Claims New South Wales thumbnail

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
Captain Cook - Great Southern Continent thumbnail

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
Captain Cook - James Cook Joins the Navy thumbnail

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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European Observers

On January 26, 1788 the British arrived at what is now known as Sydney, New South Wales. From that day on, the lives of Australia’s indigenous peoples, their culture, history and traditions, were forever changed.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
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HMAS Sydney's Carley Float

A tiny, war-ravaged liferaft from the HMAS Sydney is our only physical link to Australia’s worst-ever naval disaster.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 4 Australia and World War 2
NSW / Stage 5 / Visual Arts / Critical and historical studies - Frames
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / World War 2
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 2
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Matisse & Islam

Islamic art, the Tahitian islands and the circus all provided inspiration for French artist Henri Matisse.

NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Belonging
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Riding on the Sheep's Back

By the 1950s Australia ‘rode on the sheep’s back’; those who grew the wool had come to symbolise and epitomise what it was to be Australian.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
Sydney's Harbour Bridge Finally Completed thumbnail

Sydney's Harbour Bridge Finally Completed

For 6 years the two half arches gradually draw closer together. A dream is realised when the heaviest and biggest bridge arch in the world is finally completed.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at work
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Australian cities
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Icon
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at work
The Global Machine thumbnail

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 Rainbow Serpent

Ancient Australian creation myths of the Rainbow Serpent can be traced back in rock art at least 6000 years. All Rainbow Serpent stories share a common thread; the fundamental role of water in nature’s cycle of growth and regeneration.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
The Sex Machine thumbnail

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
The Songlines thumbnail

The Songlines

Various clan groups extending across the land were linked by networks of songs containing aspects of cultural heritage, mythology and identity.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
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Trade Routes

Australian ‘prehistory’ is the time before written language was used to record information. Culture was passed from one group to another, and from one generation to the next, in oral form, ceremonial dance, and through rock and bark visual art.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Identity
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Identity