Australia on CD
While the Australia on CD Program was completed in 1999 site licences are available free of charge to Australian primary and secondary schools and Australian public libraries.
Site licences granting permission to network the Australia on CD series are available free of charge to Australian primary and secondary schools and Australian public libraries on written request, for all Australia on CD titles issued by the Australian Government under the Australia on CD Program, with the exception of Moorditj (see below).
To request a site licence please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- details of the titles
- official name of the school or public library
- physical location (that is, street address or addresses in case of multiple campuses) of the school or library
- your name and a daytime telephone number in case we need to contact you
The Australia on CD Program showcased Australia's cultural endeavour, artistic performance and heritage achievements. The Program brought together Australia's multimedia industry, national cultural institutions, content creators and multimedia professionals. An important aspect of those partnerships was the continued development of Australian content in this new media.
While the Department still issues site licences it no longer has responsibility for any other aspect of the Program. Please direct any technical questions to the relevant organisation listed below. Brief outlines about each title are below together with the contact details for any technical questions, such as compatibility on later computer systems and networks.
The Australia on CD titles were:
Tales from the Kangaroo's Crypt:4 billion years of extraordinary Australia investigates the prehistory of Australia. You can discover unique Australian fossils from a variety of important sites, while learning how Australia's land and wildlife originated. The contact for technical questions is Dataworks on 03 9764 8344.
Under a Southern Sun: Stories from the Australian Landscape challenges you to explore a number of Australian art works to discover the link between the artists, the environment and many other disciplines. The contact for technical questions is the National Gallery of Australia on 1800 808 337.
Voices from a War: The Australian experience of World War II investigates some of the elements of World War II which helped shape the Australia we know today by exploring the war experiences of living veterans. The contact for technical questions is Ryebuck Media on 03 9500 2399.
Real Wild Child!! is a wild ride through the history of Australian rock music and youth culture from the 1950s to the 1990s. The contact for technical questions is Powerhouse Publishing on 02 9217 0129 or Roadshow Interactive on 02 9552 8700.
Convict Fleet to Dragon Boat explores Australia's multicultural diversity and the contribution different cultures have made through the eyes of migrants themselves. The contact for technical questions is Dataworks on 03 9764 8344.
Ingenious! asks you to solve a series of unique Australian scientific problems while you learn about the role of science in Australian culture. The contact for technical questions is Dataworks on 03 9764 8344.
Moorditj: Australian Indigenous Cultural Expressions on CD-ROM centres on the relationship between the production of contemporary indigenous art and indigenous cultural heritage. Explore the breadth and depth of this relationship in an interactive journey. Please note that we are not able to issue a site licence for the original Australia on CD title Moorditj, due to copyright restrictions relating to that version of the CD. However, commercial site licences are available for the latest version 2.1 as well as a teacher's manual. More information is available at www.moorditj.net.au/.
StageStruck Explore backstage to discover the people and the processes involved in creating theatre, dance and opera in Australia. StageStruck invites you to direct a show. See how creative you can be in rehearsing the performers on script and choreography, and designing sound, music, set and costumes. The National Institute of Dramatic Arts can be contacted on 02 9697 7608 to order a copy or if you have any technical questions.
Mission Australia invites you to do your bit to help keep Australia's environment healthy. From the mountains to the sea, the CD-ROM explores the rich and diverse environment that is Australia. The contact for technical questions is Dataworks on 03 9764 8344.
The Australia on CD series was sent to all Australian primary and secondary schools, public libraries, Austrade offices and overseas missions.