Digital resources tagged with ‘historical representations’

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A Land of Milk and Honey and English Lessons thumbnail

A Land of Milk and Honey and English Lessons

Australia needs new migrants to populate the country and build a more prosperous nation. English lessons are available everywhere, including through correspondence and radio courses.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Representations
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A Successor for Harold Holt

With Prime Minister Holt's definitive disappearance a new leader had to be appointed. John McEwan was sworn in as Prime Minister by the Governor General on December 19, 1967 on the understanding that he would have this role until the Liberal party appointed its new leader.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Prime Ministers
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Aboriginal people and the colony of NSW

On January 26, 1788 the British arrived at what is now known as Sydney, New South Wales, with the intention of taking possession of the land in the name of the British Government and the King, and of staying.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
National / Upper Primary / Australian History / Colonisation
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Anzac Day

General John Monash strived to ensure soldiers that had fought in the Great War received due honour, recognition and assistance. He played a pivotal role in creating Anzac Day commemorations.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1
National / Upper Primary / Australian History / World War 1
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Armistice Day, 1918

By 1918 General John Monash and the AIF (Australian Imperial Forces) played a crucial role in defeating Germany on the western front.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1
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Bligh, Macarthur and The Rum Rebellion

On January 26, 1808 troops from the New South Wales Corps march on Government House to place Governor William Bligh under arrest.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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Bruce Dawe - Anti War Poet

This encounter with highly regarded Australian poet Bruce Dawe allows us an insight into the motivation and methods of a very fine writer. His ability to express the drama and beauty of everyday life has made his work readily accessible to the general public.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Vietnam War
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australians at War
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Poetry
QLD / Year 10 / English / Poetry
QLD / Year 10 / English / Poetry
QLD / Year 11 & 12 / English / Poetry
QLD / Year 11 & 12 / English / Poetry
National / Year 11 & 12 / English and Media Literacy / Poetry
National / Year 11 & 12 / English and Media Literacy / Poetry
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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 - Cook's Chronometer

On James Cook’s second voyage of discovery he takes part in a grand scientific experiment to test a chronometer that the Admiralty hopes will allow navigators to measure lines of longitude.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - Great Southern Continent

In his first great voyage of discovery, James Cook is chosen to find and explore the 'Great Southern Land'.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Media Arts / Criticism and Aesthetics
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Captain Cook - In Search of the North West Passage

Cook’s obsession with discovery continues as he searches for the mythic North West Passage, but is it a journey too far? Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is bored. He jumps at the chance to take on a third great voyage: to find a fast route to China to secure Britain’s place in the lucrative tea trade.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - James Cook Joins the Navy

Influential patrons help the bright boy James Cook to an apprenticeship in the merchant navy that would make him a ships’ master. But with an eye for the main chance Cook switches to the Royal Navy.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage thumbnail

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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Captain Cook in Hawaii

The story of Captain James Cook’s ill-fated final voyage to the Pacific is one of tragic cultural misunderstanding.

NSW / Stage 4/5 / History Elective / Topic 3 Thematic studies (heroes and villains)
National / Year 9 & 10 / Society and Environment / Social Systems
Captain Cook’s Tragic Death thumbnail

Captain Cook’s Tragic Death

Captain James Cook’s untimely return to Hawaii ended with his violent death, the details of which are portrayed in numerous conflicting illustrations.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
Challenging Colonialism -- Oliver Howes interview thumbnail

Challenging Colonialism -- Oliver Howes interview

Producer and director Oliver Howes reflects on French Polynesia's colonial history.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Colonisation
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Charles Darwin and living on Beagle

Dr Nigel Erskine comments on how the model of the Beagle and the reproduction of Darwin’s cabin, both part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world help us empathise with Darwin's experience on his epic voyage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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Culture Reborn

Traditional Polynesian dancing was suppressed by missionaries. It is now an important part of tourism and a means of cultural power.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Identity
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Democracy and the Colony of NSW

In 1819 British Commissioner John Thomas Bigge investigates accusations that the colony of NSW has become a land of opportunity for convicts under Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
Designing the Charles Darwin- voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition thumbnail

Designing the Charles Darwin- voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition

Museums have designers to create the physical atmosphere of exhibitions. Here a designer comments on how the model of the Beagle and the reproduction of Darwin’s cabin as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s special exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world help us empathise with his experience.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
Experiencing Tonga -- Nick Adler interview thumbnail

Experiencing Tonga -- Nick Adler interview

Producer and director Nick Adler talks about living in Tonga during the making of Fit for a King.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Recording History
Faith Bandler - Activist thumbnail

Faith Bandler - Activist

Civil rights activist Faith Bandler has made an enormous contribution to the peace movement and indigenous politics.

QLD / Year 8 & 9 / SOSE / Indigenous Studies
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Governor Bligh - Hero or Coward?

Governor William Bligh destroys important documents as he hides from the New South Wales Corps troops who storm Government House and place him under "arrest". It is January 26, 1808.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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Governor Bligh arrives in NSW

In 1806 William Bligh, accompanied by his daughter Mary Putland arrives as the new Governor of the colony of NSW.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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Harold Holt becomes Prime Minister

One of the hardest working of Australia’s Cabinet ministers and after 32 years as a parliamentarian, Harold Holt reached the prime ministerial office in 1966.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Prime Ministers
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Harold Holt's Australia

Harold Holt’s prime ministership represented a major social shift from the tradition and conservatism of the Menzies era, to that of the ‘swinging sixties’.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Post-World War 2 Society
National / Upper Primary / Civics and Citizenship / Australia in the 1960s
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Holt Government in Crisis

The disappearance of our seventeenth Prime Minister, Harold Holt, at Cheviot Beach in 1966 during a beach holiday sparked countless conspiracy theories and ultimately overshadowed his political accomplishments.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Prime Ministers
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Ideology and the Curriculum

Who decides what is taught in Australian History in schools?

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / National Identity - post 20th Century
John Macarthur - Rogue or Hero? thumbnail

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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Joseph Lyons’ Love Letters

Politics rarely produces impassioned romantics, which makes the hundreds of letters Joseph Lyons wrote to his adored wife and confidante, Enid, as fascinating as they are unexpected

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australian Biography
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
Kokoda - War on Film thumbnail

Kokoda - War on Film

Alister Grierson, director of the 2006 feature film "Kokoda" talks about historical accuracy and representing war experience on film.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia at War Post 1945
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 2
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / National Identity - post 20th Century
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Mini-Series

The Australian film revival of the late 1970s and early 80s triggered a rise in quality of Australian TV drama and a 'high point' in the production of mini-series from the early 1980s to the early 90s.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Interactive and Moving Forms
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Monash and Billy Hughes

John Monash was a most unlikely Digger hero. Of Prussian-Jewish extraction, cultured, he was a middle-aged, overweight citizen-soldier with no active war experience when hostilities broke out in 1914.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1
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Monash at Gallipoli

The terrible defeat suffered by the Australian and New Zealand forces under British command at Gallipoli changed General John Monash's attitude to how to fight the Great War.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 1
National / Upper Primary / Australian History / World War 1
NSW 1819 - convict gulag or place of opportunity? thumbnail

NSW 1819 - convict gulag or place of opportunity?

In 1819 the life of the working class in newly-industrialised England is harsher than the life and opportunities open to the children of convicts in the colony of NSW.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
National / Upper Primary / Australian History / Colonisation
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Rescuing the Past

The French colonists discouraged and suppressed Tahiti's traditional culture but it is now re-emerging.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Colonisation
Riding on the Sheep's Back thumbnail

Riding on the Sheep's Back

By the 1950s Australia ‘rode on the sheep’s back’; those who grew the wool had come to symbolise and epitomise what it was to be Australian.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
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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
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Australian Biography
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
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Sense of Belonging

Joe and Monica Leo embark on a journey to Vanuatu to recover a small part of their past.

VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Twentieth Century History / Social life and cultural expression
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She Wanted To Fly

In the 1930s Nancy Bird Walton became known as the "Angel of the Desert", working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Some tried to discourage a woman flying on her own in the turbulent conditions of the outback.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Biography
QLD / Year 8 & 9 / SOSE / Australian History
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South Sea Islander in London

Omai, a young Tahitian warrior who joined Captain James Cook’s second voyage, had his portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds and inspired a spectacular pantomime at Covent Garden.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Society and Culture / The Social and Cultural World
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
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Stanley Melbourne Bruce's Cigarette Case

Stanley Melbourne Bruce treasured Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s gift of a gold cigarette case throughout his life.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 3 Australia between the Wars
The Art of Cattle Droving thumbnail

The Art of Cattle Droving

An artist and two drovers capture the beauty of 1200 head of cattle making their way across the outback in the last great Australian cattle drive.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Land
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The Death of Harold Holt

With Australia at war in Vietnam in 1967, suddenly Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared without a trace—an event unparalleled in the history of western democracy.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Prime Ministers
National / Upper Primary / Australian History / Prime Minister Holt
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The Effect of Cartoons

Bruce Petty investigates the effects of political satire and cartooning.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
National / Year 9 & 10 / Society and Environment / Social Systems
National / Year 11 & 12 / Political Studies / Contemporary political and social issues
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The Environmental Bandwagon

David Pope takes us through the evolution of his political cartoon "The Environmental Bandwagon"

National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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The logistics behind the Charles Darwin - voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition

A museum administrator comments on the hidden features that were part of mounting the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English / Site Study - Analysing a museum's representation of history
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Two convicts steal a place in history

Two soldiers in colonial NSW steal a piece of cloth, with the intention of getting caught.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
William Hughes and the 1916 Conscription Badge thumbnail

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.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Australian Biography
QLD / Year 10 / SOSE / Australian History
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William Wentworth - "currency lad"

William Wentworth, the colonial born son of a convict, is destined to become a loud, charismatic press baron, publicist, barrister and patriot.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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Writing Historical Fiction, Nadia Wheatley

Author and Historian Nadia Wheatley writes about historical events in her fiction because history is a great story.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
National / Year 11 & 12 / History / National Identity - post 20th Century