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Harbour swimming, Manly, 1960

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly Beach. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. It is part of an online showcase called 'Summers Past'. Information about this particular item can be located in its educational ...

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Yulunga: paliwan

Hide-and-seek constituted a series of very commonly played games, even by adults. In some games either a person or thing was hidden. The Kokominni people in the northwest of Queensland had a game called paliwan, a version of hide-and-seek. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians ...

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Yulunga: wirrwuyu

As in various other cultures, stone skipping (throwing) along a surface of water was played by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. On Dunk Island in Queensland, the throwing of cuttle-fish (krooghar) bones was observed. The bones were thrown along the surface of the water like ‘skipping stones’ and ...

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Yulunga: sanbaing

In parts of Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands players of both genders were observed playing a game of sand-ball throwing. It required a great deal of expertise to perform successfully and was often played all day. Players make ‘bombs’ out of sand and throw (lob) them into the water. The Yulunga: Traditional ...

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Yulunga: tarnambai

Although not a universal activity, athletics-type events were common. On Tiwi (Bathurst) Island the children collected the seed heads of the ‘spring rolling grass’ (Spinifex hirsutis) that grew on the sand hills near the coast. These were taken to the beach and released. The children allowed these to be blown along by the ...

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Yulunga: Gitja

The Gitga (moon) play game from the north Queensland area was usually played when a number of children gathered together. The full version of the game observed involved imitation and acting aspects along with a running-and-chasing activity. This is a chasing-and-catching (tag) game. It is a simplified version of a more ...

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Yulunga: pulyugge

Keep-away types of ball games were played in many parts of Australia. Pulyugge was played between selected teams of different groups in the Murray, Lake Alexandria and Lake Albert areas of South Australia. A running, passing and ball-catching game of team keep-away. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was ...

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Aboriginal Cultures, Ch 14: Identity, racism and connection

How do you identify yourself? For some of us our identity is linked to the way we look, but for many people, especially in a multicultural country like Australia, it is generally more complicated. Does the way you look inform how you identify yourself? Grace is a Yorta Yorta person, and her identity is linked to her connection ...

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Careers with STEM: Science and Health Teacher notes

The Careers with STEM Teacher Notes are for teachers, careers counsellors, parents, STEM-based institutions, or mentors that could use the guides to expose and inspire students towards STEM careers.These notes focus on careers with science or careers with health.

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Careers with Science and Health: Posters

The Careers with STEM Teacher Notes are for teachers, careers counsellors, parents, STEM-based institutions, or mentors that could use the guides to expose and inspire students towards STEM careers.These notes focus on careers with science or careers with health.

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Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

The Narragunnawali website is a portal of rich content and professional resources for teachers and students in schools and early learning centres that promotes reconcilation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The website includes curriculum- aligned resources and professional ...

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Kids on the Move - Public Transport

Module 4 is one of a series of modules on a web page. It is a sequence of learning focuses on public transport safety for middle primary students in Victoria. Students investigate the environmental and health benefits from using public transport, plan a journey using their local public transport and explore safety issues. ...

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The Conversation - Understanding immunisation and vaccination

A series of articles about vaccination and immunisation including: explanations on so-called ‘herd immunity’; myth-busting; the research on the claims made by those who are anti-vaccination; and case studies of immunisation against polio, small pox, HIV, influenza, measles, and others. Each article is about 600-800 words.The ...

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Join the circus

Learn about different circus skills and create a short performance.

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Laptop wrap – components of fitness and fitness testing

A teacher-generated resource designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the different components of fitness and how they are measured. Through completing the four tasks, students will deepen their practical understanding of fitness testing and how the components of fitness relate to specific sports or physical ...

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Careers with Mathematics and Economics

These three maths posters show students some of the amazing ways maths is used everyday, and the awesome careers they can pursue with maths. With themes covering Making your own mark, Find a career path, and Why study maths? The posters are inspiring additions to any maths classroom, library or educational space, along ...

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The Conversation - Aesthetics and beauty

A series of articles that examine historic and modern constructs of beauty. Articles include historic understanding of Greek beauty; if there is an “ideal body shape” for women; questions of beauty and blackness; body image; and the beauty of scientific theories such as general relativity. Articles are authored by recognised ...

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The Orb

The Orb is a collection of multimedia learning resources about Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures. It explores the interconnections between people, Country, culture, identity, and the living community. The multimedia resources have between three and five sections in which Tasmanian Aboriginal people share their ...

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Playing for life activity cards (3-4)

The cards include a variety of games designed to develop the skills of a range of sports and to encourage children to have fun and get active by focusing on skills not drills. The activities are based on the Game Sense approach, with the objective to develop in school-aged children a love of physical activity that will ...

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Vitamania: meet the vitamins

Vitamins are essential to our everyday life and wellbeing, yet there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about vitamins. This lesson plan with supporting video clips, introduces students to 13 different vitamins – what vitamins are, where naturally occurring vitamins come from, how we consume them and why they ...