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Eresource update: Australasian Video Online

Australasian Video Online contains over 500 hours of HD-quality documentary and educational films that highlight regional perspectives on indigenous issues, cultural studies, environmental studies, anthropology, immigration studies, Asian studies and many more topics across a broad range of disciplines.

This curated content draws from esteemed publishers, including the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, SBS Television and ABC Commercial, and is specifically tailored towards enriching course material in the undergraduate curriculum for teachers, students and researchers alike, offering more than 130 high-quality teaching guides.

A range of advanced learning and discovery tools are also available, to inspire an in-depth exploration and stimulate deeper understandings and insights, including:

  • Synchronised, scrolling transcript
  • Region specific filters for indigenous content
  • Playlists that can be used in a syllabus or Learning Management System.

In My Father's Country

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia a boy will soon become a man. Documenting a rare family moment in Northern Australia's Arnhem Land region, In My Father's Country offers a timely insight into how a community practicing the Oldest Living Culture in the world can assimilate new government policies and Eminem, while still upholding the laws of their ancestral country.

This is the intimate story of one family's struggle, and of one boy's passage into the ancient laws of men.

I'll Call Australia Home

Refugee families from Burma and Sudan discover the joys and challenges of their new Australian home.

While the horrors of war and the confinement of refugee camps are behind them, the new lives of these families are not without struggle as they negotiate the everyday realities of settling in a new country.

How to Access

You can access eresources in the Library, either by using a Library computer or with your own device connected to the Library’s free wi-fi.

This eresource is also available outside of the Library, however you must be a New South Wales resident and have a current Library card.