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History - colonial, conflict and modern Skip to main content Helping you find government information and services Show navigation decrease text size increase text size About Australia Share 1 2 3 4 History - colonial, conflict and modern Colonial history War and conflict Modern history Related Sir Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811), Captain James Cook, coloured engraving. Categories Australian history75 Further resources History and identity resources76 Notes Back to top Switch to desktop version Contact government Official communications Quick links State & territory governments Local governments Online security Careers All times shown are Sydney, Australia time

School in the 1940s - History (1,2,3) - ABC Splash - Overview Imagine going to school in the 'olden days' (the 1940s). Find out what morning assembly looked like. Discover the things that children kept in their desks and what they used to do their writing. This clip shows you what school was like in the past as two adults (actors Terry Norris and Carmel Millhouse) remember what they did at school. Duration: 4 mins 28 secs Source : Thinkabout/Talkabout: When We Were Young Learning area: History Primary: Years 1, 2, 3 Before viewing Have you ever asked a grandparent what it was like for them at school? As you view What are the children carrying as they get off the bus? What things are the very young children doing at school? What were the holes for in the old school desks? What sort of pens did the students use? After viewing What things about school in the clip are different today? Talk to an older person about school. Next steps Make a comic strip or cartoon story about a day at school in the past. For teachers About this resource Acknowledgements

Home | AC History Units Bound for South Australia 1836 - Home Page Visit a restored 19th-century cottage - History Technologies (1,2,3,4) - ABC Splash - Overview Take a trip back in time to discover what some Australian homes looked like in the past. Visit an old miner's cottage that was built long ago. Duration: 1 min 38 secs Source : ABC For the Juniors Learning area: History , Technologies Primary: Years 1, 2, 3, 4 Before viewing Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up long before your grandparents were born? As you view What are the cottage walls made from? How was the cooking done in this kitchen, without electricity? How did the people who lived here long ago have a bath? Why is the toilet built away from the cottage? After viewing Pause the video to take a close look at the kitchen and living room. Imagine that you could talk to the people who first lived here. Next steps Keep a list of the things you use in one day that the people who first lived in this cottage did not have. Write or record a story about one day living in this cottage long ago. Transcript For teachers About this resource Acknowledgements Program:

Defining Primary and Secondary Sources - Toolkit - The Learning Centre Archived Content This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page. Toolkit Defining Primary and Secondary Sources By Michael Eamon, historian and archivist, Library and Archives Canada Primary Sources Secondary Sources When Is a Primary Source Not a Primary Source? Libraries and archives hold objects, like documents and books, which help us to find out what happened in the past. Primary and secondary sources, when used together, help us to understand people, ideas and events from the past. Primary Sources People use original, first-hand accounts as building blocks to create stories from the past. All of the following can be primary sources: Secondary Sources C.W. What do you think?

Australian Heritage - the magazine A Nation sub-divided The dotted lines that mark the borders of Australia’s states and territories, learned by many of us from plastic templates that we arduously drew around in primary school, may seem long-fixed and of little interest. But each of these lines has a story that reflects a stage in our history as a nation, as David Taylor writes. Soon after the colony at Sydney Cove was settled in 1788, the Deputy Judge-Advocate, Captain David Collins read the royal commissions to Captain Arthur Phillip, appointing Phillip as the governor and defining New South Wales and its dependencies thus: The extent of British territory in New South Wales until 1825. The question as to why the western boundary at 135ºE was chosen has been a topic of controversy for many years. The Portuguese had been in Timor since 1516, and the Dutch since 1686. Britain had two reasons to be cautious. Concerns about Britains claim to Australia's northern coast prompted Governor Darling to push the boundary westward.

Culture Victoria What is Eureka? and what happened there? In the early hours of 3 December 1854 a force of police and other troops charged a reinforced camp constructed by miners on the Eureka gold diggings. About 150 diggers were inside the stockade at the time of the attack. In the fighting, 4 soldiers and about 30 other people were killed, and another 120 people taken prisoner. Thirteen people from the stockade were charged with treason – these men were either tried and found not guilty, or charges against them were dropped. Many people think of the Eureka Stockade as a battle between the diggers (rebellious Irish fighting for democracy) and the police and colonial militia (the forces of the British Crown in the Colony). The Hated Gold Licences In 1854, people mining for gold around Victoria had to pay a monthly fee of 30 shillings for the right to mine, regardless of how much gold they found. The Unfair Treatment of Diggers by the Police and Justice System Demands for a Democratic Political System

The Humanities - History - Cross-curriculum priorities There are three cross curriculum priorities in the Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culturesAsia and Australia’s engagement with AsiaSustainability. The cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in the curriculum and will have a strong but varying presence depending on their relevance to each of the learning areas. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, rich and diverse. A conceptual framework based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ unique sense of Identity has been developed as a structural tool for the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within the Australian curriculum. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander priority provides opportunities for all learners to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

Australia Australian History Trove Pictures of Australia Take a look at the Picture Australia site. Bushrangers The Ned Kelly Gang Would you like to learn what errors there are in the information you may have read about the Kelly gang? Not Just Ned From the National Museum of australia. Australian Explorers Project Gutenberg - Australia This site is very comprehensive with many links and covers, a lot of primary source material for download. eBooks and excerpts - quite delightful. Convicts Port Arthur Convict Site. Convict Central an interesting resource where you can research your convict past. in London. Claytons Convicts Fill in this dialogue box and makeup your own convict history. First Fleet First Fleet Fellowship Lists ships and convicts who were on board each ship, includes images and stories. Welcome to the unwonderful world of kids, crims, and other convict capers. Mary Bryant Great series of videos about Mary Bryant a 17 year old convict - YouTube Video Gold War Federation Webquest About Australia Map

Year 5 / Grade 5 Class Activities and News: History The project details can be found on this page: In Term 2: We learnt about the crossing of the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson in 1813. If you would like to view some videos, follow these links! Timelines: Learning in GroupsChildren worked in groups to make a Timeline that gave an overview of important historical events in Australian History.Here are some photos of their work. Learning through CreatingNicholas researched on the Internet about the First Fleet. History DioramasChildren were asked to write a journal showing a day in the life of a Colonial Settler or convict. Beau's Blacksmith Diorama Charli's school house diorama Claudia's Bakehouse Diorama Emma's Ned Kelly Diorama (Can you find where he is hiding?) Georgia A's Diorama Georgia D's Convict Diorama James P's Colonial Settlement - Farming diorama Lily's Convict Servant Diorama Neyon's Ned Kelly Diorama Joel's Police Station in the 1800's Eden's Jail house