Message Stick
24:57

Message Stick: Twelve Canoes - Our Ancestors

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 July 21, 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.

From The Tropics To The Snow
25:24

From The Tropics To The Snow

ABC2 April 10, 2010

Media arts

Geography

History

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A scriptwriter and a director argue their approaches to the problem of a comprehensive documentary about Australia: one favours an experimental style, the other a more ...

A scriptwriter and a director argue their approaches to the problem of a comprehensive documentary about Australia: one favours an experimental style, the other a more conventional approach.

Going Bush
24:56

Going Bush

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS February 12, 2010

Earth and environment

Geography

Indigenous Australians

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts ...

In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts his new-found confidence to the test on the dance floor and Cathy tries some tongue-twisting rap with the kidz in the hood in Tennant Creek.

Message Stick
24:35

Message Stick: Talking Stick - Sport

Season 2 Episode 4 ABC June 21, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Message Stick presents a new series of studio chat programs called Talking Stick. In this series, presenter Miriam Corowa speaks to Indigenous and non-Indigenous insiders to ...

Message Stick presents a new series of studio chat programs called Talking Stick. In this series, presenter Miriam Corowa speaks to Indigenous and non-Indigenous insiders to discuss six topics of interest to all Australians. In episode three, Sport, Miriam and her guests discuss Indigenous Australia's sports stars.

Message Stick
27:17

Message Stick: Caring For Country

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC August 1, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From the sharing of traditional knowledge about plants and their medicinal qualities to the protection of the endangered sea turtle, Indigenous people are protecting and ...

From the sharing of traditional knowledge about plants and their medicinal qualities to the protection of the endangered sea turtle, Indigenous people are protecting and managing Australia's unique, natural environment.

Everest
51:34

Everest

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 May 11, 2010

Health and PE

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Several doctors from the UK carry out the largest medical research project ever to come to the Himalayas, according to the narrator. They intend to take samples of their own ...

Several doctors from the UK carry out the largest medical research project ever to come to the Himalayas, according to the narrator. They intend to take samples of their own blood and do research re the oxygen content at Mt Everest's extreme altitude conditions. There are four camps, and the last one, Camp 4, is at an altitude of 7950m. The lowest camp is at Lukla at 2840m and 200 volunteers have arrived to be tested for the effect of altitude sickness.

On Sacred Ground
55:41

On Sacred Ground

ABC2 July 24, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Geography

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On Sacred Ground looks at the story behind the Noonkanbah dispute, the well-publicised Aboriginal struggle to stop mining in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the ...

On Sacred Ground looks at the story behind the Noonkanbah dispute, the well-publicised Aboriginal struggle to stop mining in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the late 1970s. Presented by a young spokesman for the Kimberley Land Council, the film gives an Indigenous view of the area's history from the early days of European colonisation.

The Bitter Taste Of Tea
58:35

The Bitter Taste Of Tea

SBS February 10, 2010

Business and economics

Geography

Ethical understanding

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the beautiful, lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers struggle everyday, fighting to survive as they pluck tea for ...

In the beautiful, lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers struggle everyday, fighting to survive as they pluck tea for multinational companies. The companies promise the consumers they will act as responsible members of the global society - protecting the environment and ensuring good working and living conditions.

Bush Slam
26:19

Bush Slam: Corryong

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC January 12, 2010

English

Geography

History

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
H.G. Nelson finds himself in the saddle as Bush Slam arrives in the Murray River high country in northern Victoria. Poets Emily Ballou and Ezra Bix are challenged to capture ...

H.G. Nelson finds himself in the saddle as Bush Slam arrives in the Murray River high country in northern Victoria. Poets Emily Ballou and Ezra Bix are challenged to capture the spirit of the area that inspired Australia's greatest poem - Banjo Patterson's The Man From Snowy River.

Can GM Food Save The World?
52:08

Can GM Food Save The World?

SBS February 1, 2010

Science

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Around the world, a food crisis is looming. Global demand for crops is exceeding supply and even the most conservative estimates suggest that we will need to double food ...

Around the world, a food crisis is looming. Global demand for crops is exceeding supply and even the most conservative estimates suggest that we will need to double food production over the next 50 years - still using the same amount of land and dwindling supplies of water. Many plant scientists believe genetic modification is the answer. Can GM Food Save the World? introduces Jimmy Doherty, pig farmer, environmentalist and former entomologist, who is on a mission to find out if GM can really save the world.

Message Stick
26:32

Message Stick: In A League Of Their Own - The Tiwi Brand

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC March 15, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
On the Tiwi Islands, just north of Darwin, Aussie rules is a religion. From the time they can walk, all young boys want to do is kick a ball. Fast, intuitive and exciting, ...

On the Tiwi Islands, just north of Darwin, Aussie rules is a religion. From the time they can walk, all young boys want to do is kick a ball. Fast, intuitive and exciting, football has become a Tiwi trademark with star players like the Riolis and Michael Long shining under the national football spotlight. In A League Of Their Own is a three-part series that celebrates the passion and the brand of the Tiwi Bombers as they join the Northern Territory competition.

Message Stick
26:32

Message Stick: In A League Of Their Own - Top Of The Ladder

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC March 22, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In episode two, Top of the Ladder, the Bombers are riding high after a run of wins that has put them at the top of the ladder. Their reputation for fast, intuitive football ...

In episode two, Top of the Ladder, the Bombers are riding high after a run of wins that has put them at the top of the ladder. Their reputation for fast, intuitive football has seen them take on the best that the Darwin competition has to offer and walk away with easy victories.

Death of the Megabeasts
52:05

Death of the Megabeasts

SBS January 10, 2010

Science

Geography

Biology

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Long after the extinction of the dinosaurs, other extraordinary species of giant beasts roamed the earth - the megafauna. In Australia some of the most bizarre to roam the ...

Long after the extinction of the dinosaurs, other extraordinary species of giant beasts roamed the earth - the megafauna. In Australia some of the most bizarre to roam the earth existed including a giant wombat, a huge kangaroo, a massive lizard and the earth's biggest flightless bird. For hundreds of thousands of years these were the heavy weight champions of the animal kingdom. But suddenly, inexplicably they vanished. Something happened which wiped them off the face of the planet forever.

Message Stick
27:08

Message Stick: The Hidden Truth

ABC August 15, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Frances Bodkin or 'Aunty Fran' is a 76-year-old D'harawal woman from Sydney's south. Despite her age, she works tirelessly to teach traditional Indigenous 'science' to enable ...

Frances Bodkin or 'Aunty Fran' is a 76-year-old D'harawal woman from Sydney's south. Despite her age, she works tirelessly to teach traditional Indigenous 'science' to enable a deeper understanding of our natural environment.

The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley
52:41

The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley

ABC April 11, 2010

Media arts

History

Personal and social capability

Indigenous Australians

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley is a dramatised documentary that tells one of Australia's great untold stories. On a ...

Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley is a dramatised documentary that tells one of Australia's great untold stories. On a stifling hot Christmas night in 1803, 23-year-old William Buckley, a young English convict, escapes from the doomed first settlement of Port Phillip Bay in South Eastern Australia, choosing instead to risk the unknown of the hostile Australian wilderness rather than surrender his freedom.

Feast Greece
23:30

Feast Greece: Chios - The Weeping Isle

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 20, 2010

Design and technologies

Personal and social capability

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
The North Aegean island of Chios is home to the treasured and rare natural spice, mastic. Barry travels to the south of the island to witness the miracle of the weeping mastic ...

The North Aegean island of Chios is home to the treasured and rare natural spice, mastic. Barry travels to the south of the island to witness the miracle of the weeping mastic tree. He visits two of the unique and stunning fortified mastic villages, and gets lost in the labyrinth of streets designed to confuse invaders.

Message Stick
27:08

Message Stick: Pemulwuy - A War Of Two Laws

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 9, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Media arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A two-part documentary series that explores the story of Pemulwuy - a traditional Bidgigal warrior who led a 12 year guerrilla war of payback against the soldiers and settlers ...

A two-part documentary series that explores the story of Pemulwuy - a traditional Bidgigal warrior who led a 12 year guerrilla war of payback against the soldiers and settlers of the British colony at Sydney Cove who stole land, food resources, and kidnapped and killed Bidgigal women.

Everest
49:57

Everest

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 May 4, 2010

Health and PE

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
At 8848m above sea level, the summit of Mt Everest lies in the death zone - a hostile area that's so high up, there is barely enough oxygen to stay alive. In this two-part ...

At 8848m above sea level, the summit of Mt Everest lies in the death zone - a hostile area that's so high up, there is barely enough oxygen to stay alive. In this two-part documentary series, we go on a journey with 60 doctors and scientists who are attempting to re-write our understanding of the human body. The doctors and scientists will experiment on themselves as they attempt to climb to the summit, turning Everest into the highest laboratory on earth.