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Women's suffrage in New Zealand

This collection of eight digital curriculum resources focuses on women's suffrage in New Zealand in the period when the self-governing British colony became the first to grant adult women the right to vote. The collection looks at significant women who campaigned for women's suffrage; satirical cartoons from contemporary ...

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Women's suffrage in Australia

This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources is about the struggle of women to achieve the vote in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes interactive learning objects and images about the women involved in suffrage in South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Cartoons ...

Video

Fond Memories of Cuba, 2002: 'Long live human rights'

This clip shows people on a street in Havana demonstrating their support for President Fidel Castro and the communist revolution of 1959, by holding up the Cuban national flag and singing the national anthem. Disagreements between individuals in the crowd about freedom in Cuba are then seen, followed by a street interview ...

Video

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 1994: the Stolen Generations

This clip shows Lowitja O'Donoghue talking about her name and about being removed from her mother at the age of two, the youngest child in her family. She says that Lois, the name she went by when she was younger, was a biblical name that had been given to her by the missionaries after she was removed from her mother. As ...

Interactive resource

Discovering democracy: people power

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the struggles for equal rights in Australia. Look in particular at the Eureka Stockade, 1891 Shearers' strike and the Freedom Ride. Complete a related task.

Interactive resource

Discovering democracy: democracy timeline

Use a timeline to find information about significant events and ideas in the development and evolution of democracy in the world, focusing on Australia. Nominate specific years or scroll from the latest date back to 0 (where events dated BC are listed).

Interactive resource

Discovering democracy: the women's story

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to examine the ways in which women campaigned for the right to vote in Australia. Investigate the library to find out more about the issues which women saw as significant in this campaign. Identify the women who were at the forefront of this campaign and how they conducted it. ...

Teacher resource

Aboriginal rights - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, students create a photographic essay about Australia's Indigenous peoples’ struggle for recognition and civil rights. The students use Windows MovieMaker software to make their essay. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

Teacher resource

Nation, race and citizenship - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes an inquiry-based unit about Federation designed to be interesting and comprehensive – the teacher wanted to avoid the 'drier' approach that she had taken in the past. It includes interactive learning objects, film clips, photographs, posters, cartoons, maps and documents.

Teacher resource

The Eureka Rebellion - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, taught as part of a wider inquiry into revolutions, students explored the Eureka rebellion in detail and considered to what extent the events at Eureka in 1854 can be seen as ‘revolutionary’. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

Teacher resource

The development of Australian nationhood - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea is designed to be interesting and comprehensive – the teacher wanted to avoid the 'drier' approach that she had taken in the past. It includes interactive learning objects, film clips, photographs, posters, cartoons, maps and documents examining Australia’s road to nationhood. It includes a unit of work ...

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Charles Perkins and the Freedom Ride

This collection of eight resources focuses on Indigenous activist Charles Perkins during the years he spent at Sydney University (1963-65), and on the Freedom Ride protest of February 1965. The Freedom Ride travelled through rural New South Wales, meeting Indigenous people and identifying and protesting against examples ...

Teacher resource

Democracy and the media - a unit of work

This unit of work for middle and upper secondary students explores the role of the media in democratic societies and examines some of the limitations on free speech and freedom of the press. Through five activities students are challenged to think about the relationships between democracy and the media, media ownership ...

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First meeting of New Zealand's National Council of Women, 1896

This is a black-and-white photographic portrait taken at the first meeting of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) in April 1896. It shows a group of 25 members. The women in the front rows are seated, some on the floor, with two rows of women standing behind them.

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New Zealand woman's suffrage petition, 1893

This is the first sheet of a signed petition organised by the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and presented to the New Zealand House of Representatives on 28 July 1893. The document requests that the speaker and members of the House pass legislation giving adult women the right to vote. The signatures of 30 women ...

Image

Portrait of Kate Sheppard

This is a black-and-white photographic portrait of suffragist and writer Kate Sheppard (1847-1934), leader of the influential Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in New Zealand. Sheppard is photographed against a dark background and is shown from the waist upwards positioned front-on to the camera.

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'New Zealand takes its medicine', 1893

This cartoon, published in the New Zealand Observer most likely in December 1893, features a woman feeding a boy medicine from a bottle labeled 'Women's Vote'. The boy wears a collar that reads 'Young New Zealand'. A pastor is standing behind watching with an approving smile. The caption at the bottom of the cartoon reads: ...

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Anna Stout, New Zealand National Council of Women leader

This is a black and white photograph of New Zealand suffragist and feminist Anna Stout (1858-1931), the first vice-president of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ), who campaigned for women's voting rights in the late 1890s.

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Mary Ann Muller, suffragist

This is a black-and-white photograph of feminist and writer Mary Ann Muller (1819/20-1901), who was an influential figure in the early women's rights and suffragist movements in New Zealand.

Teacher resource

Changing rights and freedoms, 1953-63 - unit of work

In this unit of work, students examine what civil rights Indigenous Australians had prior to the 1967 Referendum. They also undertake guided research into the period between 1953 and 1963 looking for significant events in the campaign for improved rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The students identify ...