Anh Do tells of his family’s escape from Vietnam
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Anh Do tells of his family’s escape from Vietnam

Clip from Pictures Of You: Anh Do

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Anh tells the incredible story of how his family left Vietnam for Australia in a boat full of 40 refugees. They encountered many dangers, including pirates, but were ...

Anh tells the incredible story of how his family left Vietnam for Australia in a boat full of 40 refugees. They encountered many dangers, including pirates, but were ultimately saved which amusingly led to Anh’s mother always supporting Germany in the Olympics.

Australia's first land-based animals
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Australia's first land-based animals

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide

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Tetrapod vertebrates evolve to climb out of the water and become the first land-based animals.

Tetrapod vertebrates evolve to climb out of the water and become the first land-based animals.

Australia's first land plants
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Australia's first land plants

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide

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Fossils reveal the greening of Gondwana and the first life on dry earth.

Fossils reveal the greening of Gondwana and the first life on dry earth.

Australia's unique dinosaurs
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Australia's unique dinosaurs

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide

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The Outback is home to Australia's unique dinosaur discoveries, including theropod Banjo and sauropod Matilda.

The Outback is home to Australia's unique dinosaur discoveries, including theropod Banjo and sauropod Matilda.

Seven plots of storytelling
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Seven plots of storytelling

Clip from Fry's Planet Word

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Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

The basics of Facebook
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The basics of Facebook

Clip from Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

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An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

Evolutionary consequences of continental isolation
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Evolutionary consequences of continental isolation

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide

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The oldest rainforests in the world evolve along with kangaroos and eucalyptus trees after Australia separates from Antartica.

The oldest rainforests in the world evolve along with kangaroos and eucalyptus trees after Australia separates from Antartica.

480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Clip from 480: Anzac

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

DIY infrared spectrum experiment
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DIY infrared spectrum experiment

Clip from Scope

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Infrared light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that has longer wavelengths than the spectrum visible to the human eye, but just because we can't see it doesn’t mean ...

Infrared light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that has longer wavelengths than the spectrum visible to the human eye, but just because we can't see it doesn’t mean it's not there. Join junior scientist Nicholas as he explains how to test for this very elusive light and its radiant energy. To conduct this experiment at home or school, you'll need a glass prism, two thermometers, a black marker, scissors, a box with a white paper base and a notepad for recording your results.

DIY hermit crab habitat
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DIY hermit crab habitat

Clip from Scope

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Junior scientist Will demonstrates how to create a homely habitat for your decapod friends. You will need crushed shells, a clean branch, salt crystals, two dishes, a heat ...

Junior scientist Will demonstrates how to create a homely habitat for your decapod friends. You will need crushed shells, a clean branch, salt crystals, two dishes, a heat pad, a thermometer, an aquarium with a lid and extra shells for the future. Hermit crabs have soft, asymmetrical abdomens that they conceal in scavenged shells, upgrading as they grow. Hermit crabs are also known to use plastic lids or other debris in lieu of mollusc shells, due to increased coastal litter.

Eddie faces intense cross-examination
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Eddie faces intense cross-examination

Clip from Mabo

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In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for ...

In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs. Outside the courtroom, Eddie sees Paddy Killoran who tries to diminish Eddie's fight by suggesting his father would be ashamed. Back in court, Eddie faces intense questioning designed to invalidate his heritage and discredit his cause.

Cultural heritage and the fight for native title recognition
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Cultural heritage and the fight for native title recognition

Clip from Mabo

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Returning to court Eddie learns that David Passi has re-joined the case. During proceedings, David Passi creates a link between the Mer Islands, himself and Eddie Mabo. The ...

Returning to court Eddie learns that David Passi has re-joined the case. During proceedings, David Passi creates a link between the Mer Islands, himself and Eddie Mabo. The victory is short-lived when Paddy Killoran takes the stand and claims the Islander communities have assimilated with Queensland land laws. The judge rules against Mabo's land claims. Eddie discusses the case with Bryan Keon-Cohen. Dropping the appeal, they decide to take the test case to the High Court for all First Nation pe

Terra nullius is overturned, Eddie and Bonita return home
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Terra nullius is overturned, Eddie and Bonita return home

Clip from Mabo

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Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, ...

Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, Bonita and her son drive towards Canberra, but their car breaks down before they make it. They join an older couple camping on the side of the road and listen to the ruling on the radio. Keon-Cohen informs the Mer Islanders, and we hear Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo reads his final letter. Archival footage shows Bonita, Eddie and Murra

Responsibility to family and to community
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Responsibility to family and to community

Clip from Mabo

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Koiki 'Eddie' arrives home announcing he has quit the railroad. Bonita reminds him of his responsibility to his family and the difficulties of being an outspoken Indigenous ...

Koiki 'Eddie' arrives home announcing he has quit the railroad. Bonita reminds him of his responsibility to his family and the difficulties of being an outspoken Indigenous person. Eddie reminds her of the injustices she faces every day and the satisfaction of resisting the status quo. Archival footage shows the beginning of the resistance, the government's response and instances segregation. Koiki 'Eddie' Mabo becomes a person of interest. Later, a university professor sees Eddie in the librar

Family, tradition and customary law
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Family, tradition and customary law

Clip from Mabo

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The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's ...

The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's cultural heritage. That night Eddie performs a traditional dance, signifying his journey towards adulthood, and steals a glance at a young girl. The next day, Eddie finds himself in trouble with the elders and is sent to the mainland. The use of Murray Islander music, Meriam language and customary traditions ground a sense of pla

Threats, home and the High Court
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Threats, home and the High Court

Clip from Mabo

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During trial, the defence objects to the argument that Meriam heritage runs deeper than British colonisation and Crown Land. The case begins to flounder. Speaking with senior ...

During trial, the defence objects to the argument that Meriam heritage runs deeper than British colonisation and Crown Land. The case begins to flounder. Speaking with senior counsel Ron Castan, they discuss Justice Moynihan's suggestion of a test case in the High Court to challenges the Declaratory Act 1985 and determines the legal rights of the Meriam people (Murray Islanders). Ron agrees they take Justice Moynihan's advice. At home Koiki 'Eddie' learns that Bonita has been receiving threats.

Eddie seeks financial aid and Bob Katter speaks against the case
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Eddie seeks financial aid and Bob Katter speaks against the case

Clip from Mabo

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Eddie seeks financial aid to support his family while running the case against the Queensland government. Back home, the whole family watch a news segment about the case, the ...

Eddie seeks financial aid to support his family while running the case against the Queensland government. Back home, the whole family watch a news segment about the case, the Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, Bob Katter, appears speaking in opposition to the Mabo v Queensland legal action.

Life, loss and personhood
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Life, loss and personhood

Clip from Mabo

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Koiki 'Eddie' and Bonita begin raising money for their journey to the High Court of Canberra. The High Court proceedings for Mabo and Others v Queensland (No 2) begins. After, ...

Koiki 'Eddie' and Bonita begin raising money for their journey to the High Court of Canberra. The High Court proceedings for Mabo and Others v Queensland (No 2) begins. After, Eddie 'Koiki', Bonita celebrate the fight they have fought together. At home, Eddie is confronted by his lost family time and the discovery of cancer in his hip. The family stand by him in hospital, and his lawyers try to bring the decision forward. Bonita recollects their life together, and Eddie writes a letter to his Mu