Newly added to Delicious

Posted on May 30, 2013. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: |

1813 Crossing of the Blue Mountains

A wikipedia page with references and links to do with the 1813 crossing – including links to the digital copies of the explorers diaries

History Hill – Gold History

Australia’s golden history, Facts and Figures. Useful for school assignments.

British Museum Pompeii Herculaneum Blog

Posts about life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum written by britishmuseumblog. Great for Ancient History HSC students

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Delicious faves

Posted on May 6, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , |

The following sites were recently added to our Delicious account. Please take a few minutes to explore.

DECCW | Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Publications, links and information about the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW.

Web Sites for Genealogists Web Sites for Genealogists, an australian gateway site for family history and genealogical research. Over 1,600 categorised links with descriptions.

Librarians Without Borders Librarians Without Borders (LWB) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve access to information resources regardless of language, geography, or religion, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing regions.

Australia’s Involvement in the Korean War Information about Australia’s involvement in the Korean War. Includes timelines, interviews, interactive maps. From the Australian Department of Veteran Affairs and the Board of Studies NSW

The Koori Mail Online The Lismore-based Koori Mail, established in 1991, was Australia’s first wholly Indigenous-owned fortnightly newspaper. AIATSIS has digitized more than 35,000 pages spanning the last twenty years of the newspaper.

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Delicious New Faves

Posted on April 28, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , |

These bookmarks have recently been added to our Delicious account. Check them out when you get the chance… Useful for students …

NSW Students Online - Year 12

Students Online Designed specifically for Year 12 students. Students can register to use the site. It offers a range of support materials produced by the Board of Studies to assist with study. Offers an introduction to Art History. Can search by artists name, movement, period or country. Links to museums and gallery websites.

State of the Arts Australian guide to the arts, covers theatre, music, dance, design, books, film, festivals and the visual arts, with a free email newsletter

State of the Arts

Artcyclopedia Extensive site with information about artists, their works of art, art movements and art museums

Classical Net Information about composers, their works, and the different styles of music

Arts & Letters Daily Articles, book reviews, essays and more on literature and the arts

Arts & Letters Daily

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Newly bookmarked on Delicious

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , |

Open Library Free access to more than 1,000,000 ebooks

Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates This calendar lists key cultural and religious events, festivals and national days. From the Australian Governemnt Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Portal A virtual music library providing free access to scores and recordings. Over 5,000 composers and 87,000 scores.

MyNite Information about safe partying for young people. ‘mynite’ provides a basic summary of some of the most relevant laws that apply to young people and their friends when they are out having fun. NSW Police force website.

Inside A Dog The Dog is a place for teens to find great reads and share your thoughts via reviews, blogs and book clubs. Read about an author’s process with a new guest Writer in Residence each month, create your own reader profile or discuss the latest news in youth literature

Inside A Dog

Take a minute to check these bookmarks out, when you get the chance!

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New on Delicious from the reference desk

Posted on March 22, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , |

National Library of Australia e-Books The National Library of Australia’s electronic books (eBooks) are available as free downloads

A History of Aboriginal Sydney This site is intended for use in schools, especially in Sydney, by Aboriginal families and organisations, by the non-Indigenous people of Sydney who wish to know and share more of the lives and achievements of Australia’s first peoples.


Data Australia  Australian government public information datasets

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New HSC web sites on Delicious

Posted on February 23, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , |

I have added the following HSC sites to our Delicious account:

Ancient History  An online resource for all things Pompeian

Herculaneum Panoramas Virtual tour of Herculaneum


Charles Dickens: An Overview Links relating to Dickens’s works, themes, life and times.

David Perdue’s Charles Dickens Page Great site, with loads of information on Dickens, his life and times, and his works.

Amy Tan Amy Tan’s amusing web page. Check out the Anxiety tip of the day! Also includes a blog and photographs.

Pygmalion – SparkNotes Free online study guide to Bernard Shaw’s play from Sparknotes

The Merchant of Venice: Spark Notes Free online study guide to Shakespeare’s play, the Merchant of Venice, from Sparknotes

First World War Poetry Digital Archive The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, produced by Oxford University, is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

Wikipedia Review: Opinions and Editorials Analysis, discussions and articles concerning the Wikipedia website

Absolute Shakespeare Complete original texts of all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets; study guides with plot synopses, character analyses and essays; and a list of all film adaptations of the plays

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New Delicious Bookmarks

Posted on February 18, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , |

Atlas of NSW  An initiative of the Land and Property Management Authority, this site offers information on NSW and its governement. Topics include economy, elections, environment, history and people and have been written by experts in their respective fields and are supported and enhanced by an interactive mapping atlas option.

Torres Strait Islands flag Facts about the Torres Strait Islands Flag from AIATSIS

Aboriginal flag Facts about the Aboriginal Flag from AIATSIS

South Seas (National Library of Australia) This site concentrates on the history of European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific between 1760 and 1800. Provides access to the full text of works such as James Cook’s Endeavour Journal. From the National Library of Australia.

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Freshly Squeezed Bookmarks: Delicious!

Posted on January 12, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: |

Academic Earth – Video lectures from the world’s top scholars

Academic Earth provides online access to video recording of university lectures on a range of subjects.


The Koori History Website 

Indigenous history archive and education resource site 

Twelve Canoes 

This is a most beautiful site, do check it out!!!  The Yolngu people share their history and present, their culture, art, music, ceremony through artwork, photos, songs videos and stories in Yolngu or English.



Your Room

Online drug and alcohol information. Up-to-date, appropriate for all ages, including school-aged children. Maintained by NSW Health and St Vincent Alcohol and Drug Information Service.


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Fresh Delicious bookmarks

Posted on January 6, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: |


Features a high resolution sky map with celestial objects that are outside our solar system mapped out. Interactive chart useful for both amateur and professional astronomers. There are options you can pick to view the skies. You can also use the chart to browse all space and astronomy related news.

Gigagalaxy Zoom

Some pretty amazing photos there! Gigagalaxy Zoom shows the full sky as it appears to the unaided eye. The second zoom view is of one that appears with a hobby telescope. The final zoom level reveals the details of an iconic nebula. The idea behind the project is to serve as an aid for the untrained observers when they look up at the night sky without the help of a telescope. The ultra-high resolution zoom levels can be used as a visual aid.

What does Auld Lang Syne mean?

The origin of the New Year’s anthem and what it means: an article by Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal. Thanks to Heidi for this link.

Australian Screen Online

I love this one! Australia’s audiovisual heritage online. Includes documentaries, newsreels, info on TV series, music clips and more.

A site to browse. Making connections between science, enterprise and society, this website aims to illustrate the connections between different areas of science. It also tries to show the many connections that science has with everyday life.

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December bookmarks

Posted on December 22, 2010. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: |

The following sites were added to the Blue Mountains Library Delicious bookmarks this month:

RPH Australia Network of radio providing access to information for Australians with a print disability (RPH Sydney: 1224 AM)

Vision Australia Information for people with a visual impairment. Offers newspaper subscriptions to be downloaded and read on PCs.

WHO | World Health Organization Comprehensive information on diseases and health issues, and profiles of member countries

IBBY Australia Australian section on IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together

When Is Dates of Religious and Civil Holidays Around the World

Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority

Lawson – or Christmas Swamp? In this Dictionary of Sydney article, Nance Cooper relates how an early name for the Lawson area in the lower Blue Mountains was Christmas Swamp, named by John Oxley on an official map in 1817.

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