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Helen Bodycomb's 'Forgotton Australians' Helen Bodycomb's 'Forgotton Australians'
  • Memory Places

    Communities often create memorials to remember someone or something that is no longer physically there. They are dotted over our cities and are important for remembering people, places and events.

    Watch videos and answer questions to find out more about memorials in Melbourne:

    Download the resource worksheet [doc]


    8 Hour Day Memorial

    8 Hour Day Memorial

    Secretary of the Trades Hall Council Brian Boyd relates the history of the 8 Hour Day Memorial.

    Questions:

    • What purposes do memorials serve in our community?
    • Why is it important to commemorate the 8 Hour Day?

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    Forgotten Australians

    Questions:

    • What different forms can memorials take? Who decides on the design?
    • How is the Forgotten Australians memorial used by the public?

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    Atherton Street Memorial

    Questions:

    • What types of things are we trying to remember – people, places, events?
    • Why should we remember someone or something that is not physically there?

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    Activities

    Explore

    What memorials have you seen or do you know about that are expressed through art? Consider these examples:

    • ghostbikes.org
    • http://blog.thatsmelbourne.com.au/blog/2013/11/01/a-new-kind-of-art-tram-for-melbourne/

    Create

    Plan a montage of a memorial location using a range of camera shots and movements. Include appropriate found words at the memorial. Think about the sound and music you would use. Would the absence of sound create a stronger impact for the montage?

    Download the resource worksheet [doc]

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    About ACMI Education

    Screen and digital literacy play a critical role in empowering the creative and learning capacity of young people. At the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), we’re inspiring a new generation of moving image makers.

    Our Education team delivers unique, curriculum-focused programs for students and teachers, including film screenings, talks, workshops and exhibition tours. Programs outlined are conducted within our cinemas, studios and exhibition spaces, including our permanent exhibition Screen Worlds, and the Australian Mediatheque.

    Visit the ACMI Education Page for information on programs and learning resources.

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