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Outback House - summer recreation

Imagine leaving your home to travel back to a time over 150 years ago, to live and work on an outback farm. Sixteen Australians take part in a reality TV show about life on Oxley Downs, a sheep station built to look and work like a real station of the 1860s. Have some cool summer fun with the children and station hands. ...

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Andy Thomas discusses recreation on Mir, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Australian astronaut and cosmonaut Andy Thomas describing the recreational challenges of living for almost five months aboard the Russian space station Mir in 1998. The recording was made in August 2008.

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Favourite pastimes and pets

This collection of interactive and printable resources introduces ways of making invitations and suggestions, and describing favourite games, sports and pets. It focuses on the core questions 'Cosa ne dice se ...?' and 'Cosa possiamo fare?', and uses a variety of hobbies ('calcio', 'al computer') associated with verb 'giocare'. ...

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Days and months

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian language curriculum introducing the days of the week, the months, and festivities such as Pasqua and Ferragosto. Activities are mostly in cultural contexts that include what people do, where they go and what they celebrate on specific days. ...

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Skateboard, 1997

This is a skateboard, manufactured from metal, timber and plastic by Ocean and Australia, Australia. The trucks were manufactured by Cadillac and the wheels by Al Boglio in 1997. The skateboard comprises a flat timber plywood board slightly curved upwards at both ends with four wheels underneath. The deck is coloured with ...

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Holidays, past and present

This three- part activity compares similarities and differences between family holidays of the past with the present. Students view the Allen family's photo album (1899 - 1900) and compare them with holidays they have experienced.

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Languages online: Indonesian section 23: favourite pastimes and pets

This set of five interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces students to the ways to express simple invitations in relation to favourite pastimes, such as 'What shall we do …?'. In addition, students practise known words while talking about their favourite pets, colours and sports. Pronunciation ...

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In the past: Christmas at a bush school

Discover how school children in the Australian bush celebrated Christmas more than 50 years ago. This silent clip shows school children putting on a Nativity play - a play that tells the Bible story of Jesus's birth. The students then have a Christmas party. The black-and-white footage was filmed near Parkes in 1961.

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'Country Town', 1943

This is a film about life, work and leisure in an English country town in 1943 and the changes brought about by World War II. Narrated by an actor in the role of the town's newspaper editor, the film discusses how food control and rationing have changed the markets and developed people's sense of interdependence; describes ...

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Self-guided trips

This is a rich, multilayered resource about self-guided trips at eight Bush Heritage reserves across Australia. The resource provides information, images and maps about eight self-guided day trips or camping trips including: detailed information about the reserve; advice about the self-guided trip; when to visit; type of ...

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Celebrations

This collection explores celebrations in Australia, Asia and Europe. It considers the beliefs, rituals and foods associated with popular celebrations and includes a selection of archival resources that show how celebrations are observed around the world.

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Revision: describe yourself and others

This collection of interactive and printable resources consolidates and revises the vocabulary and structures used to introduce and describe yourself and others: name, age, address, physical features, likes, dislikes, hobbies, school, family, friends and pets. It provides a variety of text types, and focuses on all macro ...

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Rural communities: community events

This is a website about rural life in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries; there is a particular focus on community activities that brought people together to socialise and as a boost for morale. It includes information about community events, social and recreational activities and key organisations and societies for ...

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Playgrounds, billycarts and hot rods

Discover what school holidays were like for children in the past. In this black-and-white clip, a reporter asks some school children how they feel about holidays. Find out what kinds of things children did on their holidays when your parents and grandparents were your age.

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Saying the date

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets focusing on how to ask, say and write the date in Italian using a variety of text types such as letters, notes, diary pages and calendars. It provides a range of focal questions such as 'Che giorno è oggi?', 'Quanti ne abbiamo?' and 'Qual è la data oggi?' ...

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Australian children's participation in cultural and leisure activities - dataset

The dataset provides statistics about children's participation in cultural and leisure activities since 2003 to the latest year of available data in Australia. It is periodically updated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The dataset is in MS Excel format.

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Concert room at Ballarat, 1855

This is a watercolour, measuring 22.8 cm x 31.9 cm, by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-80), a famous colonial artist. It shows Charles Thatcher (1831-78), a comic singer well known on the gold fields, performing popular songs on stage at the Charlie Napier Hotel in Ballarat with a female accompanist. The painting has the artist's ...

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MoneySmart: Hey! Let's have a big day out!

This is a year 5 mathematics unit of work about costing and budgeting for various types of family outings. The unit is intended to take about 7.5 hours of teaching and learning time, and is recommended for near the end of the school year. It consists of an introduction, five sets of student activities, and teacher notes ...

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Working life - from colonial times to today

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to work in a mansion, for a wealthy family in the 1870s? How about in the 1930s? What kinds of jobs needed to be done back then? And what do those jobs look like today? Discover how working life has changed over the years by comparing dramatised historical accounts with ...

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Primary history: presentation

These seven learning activities focus on presentation using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware) and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers ask students to present their historical ...