Digital resources tagged with ‘British Empire’

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Every digital resource on Screen Australia’s Digital Learning site is tagged with descriptive terms. This list shows the resources which are tagged with ‘British Empire’.

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Bonegilla Migrant Camp

More than 300,000 migrants had their first taste of Australian life at the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in Victoria before moving out to transform Australia socially and culturally.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Immigration
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Building the Bridge

In 2007 Australia celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a giant steel arch resembling a coat hanger that has became one of world's most recognised structures and an engineering triumph.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 3 Australia between the Wars
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Australian icons
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Icon
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Captain Cook - Cook Claims New South Wales

After spending some time observing an Aboriginal tribe, Cook commits the most controversial act of the voyage: he claims the entire east coast of New Holland for Britain, without permission from the local inhabitants.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Indigenous Studies / Culture
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Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage

Cook takes on board an additional passenger, Polynesian priest and fellow navigator Tupaia. Tupaia shares his remarkable navigational skills, convinced that the notion of a great land mass is a European fantasy.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
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Federation and Defending Our Shores

Federation was a time of jobs and opportunities. With our 12,000 mile coast Australia needed a defence force.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 1 Australia to 1914
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 1 Australia to 1914
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at war
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at war
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Fremantle Prison

Built by convicts in 1850, Fremantle Prison is the best-preserved convict-built prison in Australia and is part of the earliest phase of European settlement in Western Australia.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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James Scullin And The GCMG

James Scullin inspired the people when he offered to rent out The Lodge during the Depression, but his fierce nationalism is best revealed in his campaign to install an Australian-born Governor General.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Identity
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Identity
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John Macarthur - Rogue or Hero?

When John Macarthur arrives back in NSW from a failed court marshall in London with a land grant, he takes the best grazing land in the colony. No one can stop him now!

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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Menzies - Early life and the Empire

In 1941 Australia’s Prime Minister Robert Menzies, like most Australians, would have thought of England as the ‘home country’.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Prime Ministers
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Menzies and Churchill

Menzies traveled to London during the dark months of 1941 where he took on British Prime Minister Churchill over the strategic direction of the war.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 2
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Nuclear Fall Out

Strontium 90, one of the deadliest poisons known, is a by product of the nuclear testing which Great Britain conducted in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Post-World War 2 Society
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Robert Menzies’ Camera

Robert Menzies’ lifelong passion for home movies resulted in a surprisingly personal record of the war years, including footage of a young Princess Elizabeth.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 3 Personalities in the Twentieth Century
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
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The Aussie Drawl

An announcer reads the news headlines for ABC radio.

VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Media / Representation
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TV and family life

The Doonan family relax together at home in front of the television - their 'permanent visitor'. Liz Jacka describes the role of the the Vincent Committee in establishing local drama production for Austalian television. Megan Spencer remembers some of the shows she and her family watched together.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
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William Hughes and the 1916 Conscription Badge

William Hughes, “The Little Digger”, campaigned twice for national conscription to boost an Australian army decimated by World War One.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
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World War 1 and the Conscription Referenda

Prime Minister William Morris (Billy) Hughes' Conscription Referendum failed twice, in 1916 and 1917.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 2 Australia and World War 1
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1