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Crystal Voyager, 1973: One wave, one surfer

This clip shows tracking shots of George Greenough, designer, innovator, photographer, filmmaker and surfer, and friends racing ahead of white water, first on a surfboard and then on a kneeboard. They are shown disappearing inside a curling wave then emerging, still riding. The lyrics on the audio track describe the joys ...


Diary of a young female immigrant to Queensland, 1863-64 - part 1 of 3

This is a double-page extract (pp 93-94, covering part of Monday 1 February through to Thursday 5 February 1864) from the shipboard diary of 15-year-old immigrant Maria Steley. The extract deals with experiences on board the Ariadne as it arrived at Moreton Bay, Queensland, after a voyage from Liverpool, England, including ...


Judge Kevin Parker discusses grave human rights violations, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), describing his response to the extent and gravity of war crimes and other human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda. Suggesting that such crimes can be committed ...

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School Hero

This unit of work explores the qualities that characterise an award winner from any of the Australian of the Year Award categories and supports students to reflect on the role of outstanding members of their own community. Activities explore the criteria used to nominate and select award candidates and consider how the ...

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Australia Day Celebrations

This inquiry unit explores the various events held across the nation to mark Australia Day including personal and public events, celebrations and commemorations. Working in groups, students consider the roles of the Australian of the Year Awards, Citizenship Ceremonies, Australian Citizenship Affirmation and the meaning ...