Message Stick
27:26

Message Stick: Saibai Island Home

ABC July 4, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
We follow a group of students from NAISDA Dance College, near Sydney, as they travel to Saibai to learn firsthand about the history, culture and, of course, dance of the island.

We follow a group of students from NAISDA Dance College, near Sydney, as they travel to Saibai to learn firsthand about the history, culture and, of course, dance of the island.

Message Stick
27:11

Message Stick: Wirringah Women

ABC May 23, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The township of Lightning Ridge, in north-western NSW gained media attention in 2009 for the large number of children forcibly removed from their homes by the NSW Department ...

The township of Lightning Ridge, in north-western NSW gained media attention in 2009 for the large number of children forcibly removed from their homes by the NSW Department of Community Services.

Message Stick
26:11

Message Stick: Portrait Of A Distant Land

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 August 21, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
The second and final part in the story of Ricky Maynard, a Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer, driven by a need to reveal his people's true history.

The second and final part in the story of Ricky Maynard, a Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer, driven by a need to reveal his people's true history.

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries
56:17

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries: Coffee

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 April 20, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
The Brits travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have ...

The Brits travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have no help from a local family and must survive only on the wages paid to a coffee worker. But will they be able to do enough work to afford to eat and pay rent on their simple mud hut?

Message Stick
28:24

Message Stick: Homeward Bound

ABC January 8, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Born black, raised white: after a lifetime apart this remarkable family is finally coming home.

Born black, raised white: after a lifetime apart this remarkable family is finally coming home.

River Monsters
47:58

River Monsters: Cold-Blooded Horror

Season 3 Episode 6 ABC2 November 25, 2011

Science

Earth and environment

Geography

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
On his first trip to Japan, adventure fisherman Jeremy Wade is entering new territory in more ways than one. The river monsters here are like no others that he has ever ...

On his first trip to Japan, adventure fisherman Jeremy Wade is entering new territory in more ways than one. The river monsters here are like no others that he has ever encountered before, from the devastating earthquake-causing catfish, the namazu, to the sinister child-snatching killer called the kappa.

Message Stick
26:52

Message Stick: Full Circle

ABC June 13, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Senior QLD public servant, Denise Hagan went to Lockhart River for six months and ended up staying for five years. She arrived as just another untrustworthy white bureaucrat ...

Senior QLD public servant, Denise Hagan went to Lockhart River for six months and ended up staying for five years. She arrived as just another untrustworthy white bureaucrat who was going to tell the local community what to do. But this program was different. Denise Hagan listened to the locals' dreams and helped put them in place. In the process, Denise fell in love with Lockhart River and the Aboriginal community cried when this 'sister' finally had to leave.

Message Stick
25:23

Message Stick: Oondoorrd Married Turtle

ABC November 7, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
For the Bardi people of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome in the West Kimberley, it is Oondoorrd time, a time of celebration and friendly competition as young men try to ...

For the Bardi people of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome in the West Kimberley, it is Oondoorrd time, a time of celebration and friendly competition as young men try to spear their first 'married turtle'.

Darwin's Lost Paradise
51:54

Darwin's Lost Paradise

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 19, 2010

Biology

History

Science

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
This two-part series commemorates 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. It combines dramatic reconstruction of Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from ...

This two-part series commemorates 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. It combines dramatic reconstruction of Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from 1831 to 1836 (which provided his scientific observations culminating in the publication of the Theory of Evolution in 1859), with contemporary scientific analysis of his findings that both prove and disprove his understanding of evolutionary theory. The series sets out to show that Darwin's extraordinary precision and methodology remain a shining example for today's researchers in the fields of biology, geology and zoology.

A Fork In Asia
25:50

A Fork In Asia: Thailand

SBS May 5, 2010

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Pria takes a colourful jaunt through misty mountain villages, checks out Bangkok's distinctive architecture and lively waterways, and finally travels up to a resort tucked ...

Pria takes a colourful jaunt through misty mountain villages, checks out Bangkok's distinctive architecture and lively waterways, and finally travels up to a resort tucked away in the foothills around Chiang Mai.

A Fork In Asia
25:49

A Fork In Asia: Nepal

SBS April 14, 2010

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Pria takes us to Daman, south west of Kathmandu, where shamanism is practised and the powers of the local witchdoctors are praised and respected in the local community. By ...

Pria takes us to Daman, south west of Kathmandu, where shamanism is practised and the powers of the local witchdoctors are praised and respected in the local community. By contrast we meet a young Malaysian lawyer who has abandoned the trappings of capitalism to meditate and live simply in the mountains of Nepal.

A Fork In Asia
25:55

A Fork In Asia: Delhi

SBS March 24, 2010

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode features the normal lives of the burgeoning middle class, of which there are 100 million in India. At work and at play, they live as rich and cosmopolitan a life ...

This episode features the normal lives of the burgeoning middle class, of which there are 100 million in India. At work and at play, they live as rich and cosmopolitan a life as any big city dweller. Pria talks about fashion, food and business, set against the visual contrast of Old and New Delhi.

Message Stick
26:41

Message Stick: 2 Live 2 Deadly

ABC January 24, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From humble beginnings operating out of a terrace house in Redfern twenty years ago, the Aboriginal voice on Sydney radio has struggled to seal its place on the city's ...

From humble beginnings operating out of a terrace house in Redfern twenty years ago, the Aboriginal voice on Sydney radio has struggled to seal its place on the city's airwaves. For Koori Radio, its rollercoaster ride in the battle for a fulltime on-air licence ended in success back in 2002.

Seed Hunter
52:04

Seed Hunter

ABC March 15, 2010

Science

Geography

Sustainability

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Seed Hunter is a one-hour documentary, as part of the ABC's Future Makers series, about the hunt for seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis - a ...

Seed Hunter is a one-hour documentary, as part of the ABC's Future Makers series, about the hunt for seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis - a global food shortage brought about by human-induced climate change. As Australia and much of the world wrestles with hotter weather and a dwindling water supply, mass starvation on a global scale is on the cards if we can't find ways to improve crop resilience. Scientists are exploring many solutions to adapt our food supply, including going back to Mother Nature herself to locate the genes that can withstand our changing climate; genes that, thanks to a high-yielding monoculture, have almost disappeared.

A Fork In Asia
25:58

A Fork In Asia: Beijing

SBS March 31, 2010

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Pria travels to the fabled 3000-year-old city where he discovers a fast-changing city where recent economic reforms have spawned a new-found capitalism.

Pria travels to the fabled 3000-year-old city where he discovers a fast-changing city where recent economic reforms have spawned a new-found capitalism.

Message Stick
27:03

Message Stick: Pemulwuy - A War Of Two Laws

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 16, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Through re-enactment this documentary brings to life a character, who until now, has never been acknowledged let alone celebrated in Australian colonial history. With ...

Through re-enactment this documentary brings to life a character, who until now, has never been acknowledged let alone celebrated in Australian colonial history. With Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal expert voices this story reconciles the contention between the oral and written history of the early European settlement.

Message Stick
27:36

Message Stick: Bush Law

ABC March 28, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
An exploration of the potential for cooperation between traditional Aboriginal law and the mainstream Australian criminal justice system in reducing violent crime in remote ...

An exploration of the potential for cooperation between traditional Aboriginal law and the mainstream Australian criminal justice system in reducing violent crime in remote Aboriginal communities.

Message Stick
23:22

Message Stick: Twelve Canoes - Creation

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 July 11, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central ...

A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.