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I find this rather exciting!

The National Library of Australia has thrown open its sacred doors and allowed us to go treasure hunting for text, images and media.

You can search newspapers back to 1803 and read articles, you can search for an image and purchase a print, you can play with maps.

Honestly, if you are teaching a Social Studies/Human Society & Its Environment class you need to click the link and play with the wonders the National Library have unearthed for us. Or, send the students there armed with an assignment to, for instance, create a timeline of events surrounding the Federation of Australia.


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website: www.ultimosciencefestival.com

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 August 2009

The fourth Ultimo Science Festival bursts into life from 21 to 30 August 2009 with day and night events, school sessions, family & kids events, pub events, talks and forums for everyone. It’s not just for geeks, scientists and students (though they’ll be there…) it’s for everybody!

The Ultimo Science Festival offers an amazing range of things to hear, see and do in National Science Week, along Harris St in Ultimo, 5 minutes walk from Sydney’s Central Railway and most events are free.

The Ultimo Science Festival is supported by the Australian Government and the City of Sydney. It’s an important event in the National Science Week calendar.

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