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Balancing the options: aged care [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed aged care facility. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, retirees' families and the property developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your ...

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Sketches of Melbourne's Benevolent Asylum, 1885

This is a black-and-white print from a wood engraving by George Ashton Rossi showing nine sketches of life in Melbourne's Benevolent Asylum. It shows 'The superintendent', a woman '15 years bedridden' being offered food, 'A general favorite' (the cook), 'A reader', an elderly woman and girl ('Old and nen time'), a woman ...

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'National quest for Miss Australia', 1945 - asset 2

This is an excerpt taken from a segment about the Miss Australia Quest in the weekly episode of a black-and-white newsreel with sound, Cinesound Review, which was distributed to Australian cinemas from 1 June 1945. The segment shows three contestants engaged in the charitable side of the Miss Australia Quest. The three ...

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Balancing the options: aged care

Help a local council to investigate community attitudes to a proposed retirement village. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, retirees' families and the developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. ...

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Things our grandparents used when they were children

This clip from Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds introduces us to items that were once commonplace for older Australians but are unknown to children today. The items give our seniors a chance to reminisce about their younger days. ________________________________________ For tips on starting an intergenerational program ...

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Lest we forget

Poppies are a significant part of Remembrance Day observations. As a symbol of respect and gratitude, people place poppies at memorials for people whose lives were ended in wars. In this clip, older Australians and young children pay their respects to those who didn’t survive their wartime service. ________________________________________ ...