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What impacts has immigration had on Australia?

In this unit of work students investigate stories of immigration and the impact migrants have had on Australian society over time. This unit of work uses the objects and displays from the National Museum of Australia's previous Horizons gallery (now replaced by the Australian Journeys gallery) and other Museum exhibitions ...

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Harold Holt, prime minister 1966-67

This is a black-and-white photograph of Harold Holt, Australia's seventeenth prime minister. It shows him alongside Lyndon Baines Johnson, the first US president to visit Australia, and 'First Lady' Lady Bird Johnson in October 1966.

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Joseph Lyons, prime minister 1932-39

This is a black-and-white photograph of Joseph Lyons, Australia's tenth prime minister. The photograph shows him wearing a white shirt with a tie and waistcoat. He is facing towards the camera.

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William McMahon, prime minister 1971-72

This is a black-and-white photograph of William McMahon, Australia's twentieth prime minister. It is an official photograph taken when he was treasurer.

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Laptop wrap: The first dismissal

This resource is a page with a focus on the dismissal of Jack Lang with supporting activities and links to resources.

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Old Government House Parramatta virtual tour

This resource is about exploring Governor Macquarie’s preferred residence while learning more about the early colony through this virtual tour of Old Government House at Parramatta.

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Interview with Paul Ham

A series of video clips of an interview with author, Paul Ham. Paul is the author of Kokoda and Vietnam: The Australian War, and worked as the Australian correspondent of the London Sunday Times from 1998 to 2013. He talks about researching and writing history, and about his books on Kokoda and the Vietnam War. The clips ...

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Tony Albert, 'ASH on me', 2008

This is an installation by Girramay artist Tony Albert (b1981) using black text that reads ‘ASH on me’ and found objects: ceramic and metal ashtrays. These objects present Aboriginal people in different ways, some as caricatures. The work of art is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about Albert’s ...

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Telling the truth in history

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the issue of fictionalising history and the difference between novels and histories.

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Sites2See: Explore the Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive

This resource consists of selected links to the Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive (LEMA) with research suggestions, syllabus advice and supporting activities, including a virtual tour of Old Government House, Parramatta. The LEMA Project provides material for the historical investigation of the lives and times of ...

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The research process

In this resource Thomas Keneally reveals the sources he used to uncover the details about early life in Australia.

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Thomas Keneally – Lachlan Macquarie

In this resource Thomas Keneally assesses Macquarie’s role in development of NSW.

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Sites2See: Celebrating the Mitchell Library Centenary

This resource is a page with an overview of the history and resources of one of Australia's most prestigious collections, bequeathed by David Scott Mitchell to the State Library of NSW. Key links are to 'ONE hundred', which features 100 objects in an interactive site, and a virtual tour of the library.

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Gough Whitlam, prime minister 1972-75

This is a colour photograph of Edward Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister. It shows him attending a United Nations convention during a tour of the USA in 1974.

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James Scullin, prime minister 1929-32

This is a black-and-white photograph of James Scullin, Australia's ninth prime minister. He is directly facing the camera.

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Symbols of Australia

This resource explores some of the symbols Australians have chosen to represent themselves and their nation. The website is based on an exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

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John Howard, Prime Minister 1996-2007

This is a colour photograph of the Honourable John Howard, Australia's twenty-fifth Prime Minister. It shows him walking up the steps of the National Archives to launch a Gift to the Nation. The launch was part of the release of all of the World War I service records in an online digital format. Howard walks alongside the ...

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Thomas Keneally – more resources on Thomas Keneally

This resource is a page with web links to interviews, articles and book reviews. PDF

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Understanding the past

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the importance of understanding Australia’s past with particular emphasis on Australia’s strong tradition of democratic action and democratic institutions.

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Sites2See: Korean War

This resource is a web page containing links to websites, video and other resources about the Korean War including Australia's role in that conflict. Links to background information about the United Nations and the Cold War are also provided.