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High-rise housing: Atherton Gardens Estate

This is an information sheet providing a history of Melbourne's slum reclamation and housing estate development in the post-Second World War era, highlighting Museum Victoria's model of the Atherton Gardens Estate in Fitzroy. It is downloadable as a two-page pdf file.

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Banner - United Ironworkers' Assistants Society of Victoria, Ballarat Branch, 1890

This is the banner of the United Ironworkers' Assistants Society of Victoria, Ballarat Branch. The banner consists of a painted canvas panel hanging from a pole. Across the panel on a white background is painted: 'UNITED / IRONWORKERS ASSISTANTS / SOCIETY OF VICTORIA / BALLARAT BRANCH'. On the bottom of the banner is depicted ...

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Banner - Operative Painters' and Decorators' Union of Australasia, Victorian Branch, 1915

This is a large double-sided trade union banner made by W G Dunstan for the Operative Painters' and Decorators' Union of Australasia, Victorian Branch. It consists of a single piece of unprimed canvas, with images painted in oils on both sides. The banner has a red fringe on the bottom and hangs from a metal rod attached ...

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Banner - Bakers' Carters' Association, South Australian Branch, 1912

This is a two-sided banner painted by Nelson Wood for the Bakers' Carters' Association, South Australian Branch. The first side depicts different types of bread painted on a red background. Underneath the picture is painted in blue lettering 'THE STAFF OF LIFE'. Above and below the bread, 'S . A / BAKERS' / CARTERS' / ASSOCIATION' ...

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Banner of the Australian Tramway Employees Association, Victorian Branch, 1916

This is a double-sided painted canvas banner, made by George Grant. On one side are representations of two uniformed members holding the Association’s emblem aloft, beneath which the Brunswick tram and Municipal tramway are depicted in four separate images. 'THE AUSTRALIAN TRAMWAYS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION / VICTORIAN BRANCH' ...

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Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda, 1932-34

This is a collection of primary and secondary sources about Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda, a Yolgnu elder from north-east Arnhem Land and the first Indigenous Australian whose case was considered by the High Court. The collection is introduced by the newspaper cuttings, seen here, which link to a richly documented account of the ...

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Presenting a point of view about marriage equality

Marriage equality is a controversial issue in Australia, one that has provoked media sensationalism, political rhetoric and heated arguments. Sometimes, however, quieter voices make their point amid all the furore. Explore the voice of Lochsley Wilson in his Heywire audio story.<br /><br />To talk with someone about anxiety ...

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Homelessness: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best course ...

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Homelessness: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best ...

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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.

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Ordinary people can be extraordinary - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea describes how a teacher used a range of digital images, video and interactive learning objects to stimulate her students to reflect on representations of heroism in society.

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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.

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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.

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Ned Kelly's Jerilderie letter, 1879

This is the first page of a 40-page transcription by John Hanlon of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie letter, a confession and justification of his crimes, made in February 1879. This transcribed letter is handwritten in black ink on both sides of a cream-coloured page. 'Copy of Kelly's Confession' is written across the top of the ...

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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 ...

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William Cooper's petition to the King, 1934

This image shows a typed page from a formal petition to the King from the 'Aboriginal Inhabitants of Australia' requesting his intercession 'to prevent the extinction of the Aboriginal Race', to improve their conditions and give them a voice in federal parliament. The petition declares that by expropriating their land and ...

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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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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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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 ...

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Changing rights and freedoms, 1964-75 - unit of work

In this unit of work, students undertake guided specific research into significant events in the campaign for improved rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 1964 and 1975. Students also engage in sequencing activities in order to develop contextual understandings of this part of Australian history, ...