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The following Video Clips have Study Modules suitable for English Year 8.

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An Outback Policeman’s Life preview image An Outback Policeman’s Life (1952)
In the remote outback, a policeman sets out with two Indigenous stockmen to inspect the many hundreds of kilometres he patrols. His duties cover everything from punishing lawbreakers to acting as postmaster.
The Art of Cattle Droving preview image The Art of Cattle Droving (1988)
An artist and two drovers capture the beauty of 1200 head of cattle making their way across the outback in the last great Australian cattle drive.
Dreamings, Through Indigenous Art preview image Dreamings, Through Indigenous Art (1988)
Indigenous art is like topographic mapping of land and culture. Michael Nelson Tjakamarra works at painting concentric circles which represent sacred sites.
Family Life in Geelong preview image Family Life in Geelong (1966)
In a typical 60s family a mother works to get dinner ready as the children come home after school. After Dad arrives home from work in the Holden, Mum serves traditional roast lamb and three vegetables.
Helping Children in War-Torn Countries preview image Helping Children in War-Torn Countries (2001)
Moira Kelly begs for funds from international charities to bring children from war-torn Albania to Australia for medical treatment. One of the children almost dies, but the results are worth the risks.
Indigenous Health Workers preview image Indigenous Health Workers (2003)
Indigenous people, particularly those from remote communities, fear seeking medical attention. Joan Winch, an Indigenous health professional, set up a health worker training college for Indigenous health workers.
Jack Hazlitt – World War 1 Digger preview image Jack Hazlitt – World War 1 Digger (1991)
A World War 1 digger reflects on his work as a runner in the trenches at Gallipoli. Hopping across the trenches in full view of the Turkish snipers, the average life of a runner was 24 hours.
A Land of Milk and Honey and English Lessons preview image A Land of Milk and Honey and English Lessons (1951)
Australia needs new migrants to populate the country and build a more prosperous nation. English lessons are available everywhere, including through correspondence and radio courses.
Life Savers on Bondi Beach preview image Life Savers on Bondi Beach (1965)
Early morning at an almost empty Bondi Beach. Rubbish is removed by local council workers and volunteer lifesavers check their gear, allocate safe surfing areas, and practise their lifesaving skills.
Lighthouse Keepers and Their Families preview image Lighthouse Keepers and Their Families (1949)
Three lighthouse keepers and their families are the only residents on remote and windswept Maatsuyke Island, off the south-west coast of Tasmania.
The Pain of Coming Second preview image The Pain of Coming Second (1984)
Georgina Parkes and Lisa Forrest are competing together in the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. The loser, Georgina Parkes, struggles with her disappointment.
She Wanted To Fly preview image She Wanted To Fly (1991)
In the 1930s Nancy Bird Walton became known as the “Angel of the Desert”, working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Some tried to discourage a woman flying on her own in the turbulent conditions of the outback.
Sydney’s Harbour Bridge Finally Completed preview image Sydney’s Harbour Bridge Finally Completed (1933)
For 6 years the two half arches gradually draw closer together. A dream is realised when the heaviest and biggest bridge arch in the world is finally completed.