History / Year 9 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Living and working conditions in Australia around the turn of the twentieth century (that is 1900) (ACDSEH090)

Elaborations
  • identifying the main features of housing, sanitation, transport, education and industry that influenced living and working conditions in Australia
  • describing the impact of the gold rushes (hinterland) on the development of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Social history,  Lifestyles,  Living standards,  Working conditions

Teacher resource

Women's suffrage

This is a website about the women’s suffrage movement in Victoria in the 19th and 20th century. The resource is presented in three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 17 Story Objects that tell the stories of how Victorian women won the right to vote, key participants ...

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Objects through timeline: 50,000 years before present

This is a 26-page fact sheet that provides a comprehensive overview of migration to Australia from the first arrival of humans to 2006. It includes details about the major waves of international and internal migration, key events and policies, and individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to the development ...

Teacher resource

History in place

This is a website about the History in Place program which aims to use digital technology to connect teachers and students with their local history or heritage. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects, all videos that were produced ...

Interactive Resource

What house is that?

This is an interactive streetscape of nine houses, each from a different era and of different styles. They represent the nine main housing styles in Victoria. Information about each of the houses includes: features and style; the Architect; designers; historical observations; house owners; and general social history of ...

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Agricultural produce: livestock

This is a website about Australia's agricultural industry in the 20th century. It includes information about the sheep, cattle and dairy industries but has a significant focus on the wool industry. The resource details the importance of the wool industry to Australia's developing economy and how the wool industry changed ...

Teacher resource

Sensory Experience

This is a website about how the treatment and mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has changed overtime. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects that tell the stories of individuals, events and artefacts of deaf and ...

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Getting to market

This website is about transporting and selling produce at markets in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes information about the methods and challenges of getting produce to market and how technological advancements in transport changed the produce industry. There is a section about the Sydney Market that ...

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Victorian Heritage Database

This is a rich, interactive resource that lists Victoria’s most significant heritage: places, objects, shipwrecks and archaeological sites. It has four main sections: Introduction; Explore heritage map; Recommended tours; and Timeline browser. The Explore heritage map searches for sites and provides information and images ...

Teacher resource

Journey’s end

This is website about emigrants arriving by boat to Victoria in the 19th and early 20th century. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 21 Story Objects, including a video and images with captions that depict the journey and way of life at this ...

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Crops, horticulture and viticulture

This is a resource about Australia's plant-based farming industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. The resource focuses on the wheat, fruit and wine industries but also includes details about other crops such as barley and maize. The resource includes text, images, photos, and extracts and transcripts from historical documents. ...

Teacher resource

The photographer and the painter

This is a resource about three representations of Bourke Street in 19th-century Melbourne: an 1878 photograph by Charles Nettleton; the painting 'Allegro con brio: Bourke Street west', c1886, by artist Tom Roberts; and a pair of aerial street maps of inner Melbourne from 1838 and 1888. The resource revolves around a video ...

Teacher resource

Heritage Council Victoria: resources for teachers and students

This is a collection of resources exploring Victoria’s history and heritage. There are four main sections. The Victoria's Framework of Historical Themes section includes a downloadable teacher guide and lesson starters, it is organised in historical themes. The Vic-Heritage App section provides search functionality to find ...

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Rural communities: community events

This is a website about rural life in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries; there is a particular focus on community activities that brought people together to socialise and as a boost for morale. It includes information about community events, social and recreational activities and key organisations and societies for ...

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Convict life in The Rocks, Sydney

Discover in this audio file what life was like for the convicts who first arrived in Sydney. Associate Professor Grace Karskens explains that, contrary to popular opinion, most convicts were not confined to gaol or work gangs. Many convicts settled in the Rocks area in their own houses and were able to conduct a normal ...

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Australian History Timeline

This is a multilayered website featuring an interactive historical timeline of Australia divided into decades post 1770s, as well as a section on pre 1770s Indigenous and non-Indigenous history. The home page is made of images and timeline dates that hyperlink to further information on each decade. Each decade has links ...

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Edmund Barton

Find out more about Edmund Barton, Australia's first prime minister and drafter of the constitution. Examine two different types of biographies of Barton: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: ...

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Henry Higgins

Find out more about Henry Higgins, judge of the Arbitration Court. Examine two different types of biographies of Higgins: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Isaac Isaacs

Find out more about Isaac Isaacs, the first Australian-born governor-general. Examine two different types of biographies of Isaacs: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: George Reid

Find out more about George Reid, premier of New South Wales and prime minister of Australia. Examine two different types of biographies of Reid: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation ...

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: John Macrossan

Find out more about John Macrossan, miner, politician and federalist. Examine two different types of biographies of Macrossan: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Mary Lee

Investigate the suffragist Mary Lee's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Lee: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how she was visually depicted in her time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Charles Kingston

Find out more about Charles Kingston, premier of South Australia and a founder of Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Kingston: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: ...

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Landmarks: people and places across Australia

This resource features the Landmarks gallery, which traces a broad history of Australia since British colonisation in the late 18th century. The exhibition explores ten big themes in the country's past through the stories of Australian places and the people who have lived there. It examines how people have engaged with ...