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Resources for Learning - Years 4-7

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bullet Golden Wattle
bullet Kangaroos
bullet Boxing Kangaroos
bullet Spot the Kangaroos
bullet Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
and watch episodes on TV.COM
bullet Koalas
bullet Koalas - Lone Pine Sanctuary, Brisbane. Look in Our WIldlife list
bullet Blinky Bill
bullet Bondi Beach
bullet Bondi Panorama
bullet Great Barrier Reef
bullet Uluru
bullet The Eureka Flag
bullet Eureka Flag
bullet Boxing Kangaroo Flag
bullet Didgeridoo
bullet Sydney Harbour Panorama
bullet Sydney Harbour Bridge
bullet Sydney Opera House
bullet Big Things  - some local icons
bullet Dog on the Tuckerbox
bullet Vegemite
bullet Vegemite and Vegemite Sandwiches
bullet Vegemite - and listen to the jingle : "We're happy little Vege-mites....."
bullet Meat Pie
bullet Four n Twenty Meat Pie
bullet Lamington Cake
bullet Pavlova
bullet Chesty Bond
bullet Ginger Meggs
bullet Ginger Meggs - an extensive history
bullet Ginger Meggs turns 90 - podcast of interview with current artist
bullet Ginger Bloggs - current comic strips
bullet Bananas in Pyjamas



bullet Ned Kelly - The Iron Outlaw
bullet The Man from Snowy River
bullet The Man from Snowy River
bullet Phar Lap 
bullet Waltzing Matilda
bullet Australian Kelpie
bullet The Working Australian Kelpie
bullet Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
bullet Soldiers on the Stone
bullet Hills clothes hoist - Australia Innovates - Powerhouse Museum
bullet Hills Hoist
bullet Bicycle History - Malvern Star 
bullet Malvern Star bicycles
bullet Holden Cars
bullet Victa Mower
bullet Royal Flying Doctor Service
bullet School of the Air
bullet Smithy's "Southern Cross"
bullet QANTAS
bullet Akubra Hats
bullet Australian Style : Akubra Hats
bullet Slouch Hat
bullet Drizabone coats
bullet Surf Lifesavers
bullet Between the Flags - 100 years of surf Lifesaving
bullet Aussie Rules Football

Symbols and Emblems of Australia

bullet Australian National Flag
bullet State Flags and Emblems
bullet Boomerangs
bullet Australians on our Bank Notes



Resources for Teaching

  Other lists
bullet Oz Culture
bullet Dinkum Aussies  List
bullet Total Travel's Aussie Icons -
bullet Australian Geographic's 100 Aussie icons
bullet Uniquely Australian




bullet Australian Screen - Education Collection - Australian Icons  Film clips of cultural icons which can be downloaded as mp4 files, including Ned Kelly, Nellie Melba, "Smithy", Amy Johnson, Aeroplane Jelly, Opera House, Harbour Bridge
bullet Didgeridoo - You Tube : didgeridoo player Larry 'Winiwini' Gurruwiwi from northern Arnhem Land
bullet The Mighty Conqueror Clip 1 - Phar Lap
bullet Building the Bridge - History, Australian icons - view or download the video.




Updated March 2007