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Baudin arrives in New Holland

Imagine the excitement of Nicolas Baudin and his scientists when they reach 'New Holland'. After seven months at sea they can finally explore this strange new land. This clip describes the thrill and the tragedy of Baudin's first days in 'New Holland'.

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Wedding cake survives World War I

When studying history, how useful are primary sources? For example, we may know from secondary sources how valued personal effects and mementos were to soldiers fighting in trenches overseas during World War I. What is the effect of having something like this wedding cake, a primary source, to validate this proposition?

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Paul Ham: History and memory

In this resource Paul Ham talks about history and memory.

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Paul Ham: Inspiration

In this resource Paul Ham talks about what inspired him to write history books.

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Peter FitzSimons: writing style

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his writing style. Learncast video.

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Paul Ham: The 'Quiet Australian'

In this resource Paul Ham talks about the 'Quiet Australian'.

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Peter FitzSimons: Inspiration

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his inspiration for writing history. Learncast video.

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Peter FitzSimons: Approach to history 2

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his approach to writing history. Learncast video.

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Peter FitzSimons: Reading from 'Tobruk'

In this resource Peter FitzSimons reads from 'Tobruk'. Learncast video.

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Peter FitzSimons: Approach to history 1

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his approach to writing history. Learncast video.

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Paul Ham: Reading from 'Vietnam'

In this resource Paul Ham reads from his book 'Vietnam'.

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Peter FitzSimons: Research process 1

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about how he researches history. Learncast video.

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Paul Ham: Writing History

In this resource Paul Ham talks about writing history.

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Paul Ham: Changing interpretations

In this resource Paul Ham talks about changing interpretations in history.

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Paul Ham: Researching History

In this resource Paul Ham talks about researching history.

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Peter FitzSimons: Writing history

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about the approach he takes to writing about historical events. Learncast video.

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Paul Ham: History and legend

In this resource Paul Ham talks about history and legend

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Peter FitzSimons: Research process 2

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about how he researches history. Learncast video.

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Paul Ham: Choosing a research topic

In this resource Paul Ham talks about choosing a research topic.