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Representations of Ned Kelly - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, students evaluate the accuracy, reliability and representativeness of the way popular culture depicts historical figures like Ned Kelly. A variety of digital resources is used to help students decide if Ned Kelly was a hero or a villain. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.


The trial of Ned Kelly in Melbourne, 1880

This is an illustration of a courtroom scene from Ned Kelly's trial in the Central Criminal Court, Melbourne, Victoria, in October 1880. It shows the judge, Sir Redmond Barry, sitting at the bench, on the left, and the two lawyers, Mr Smyth representing the Crown and Mr Bindon representing Kelly, standing to the right of ...


The Breaker, c1973: 'Shoot straight'

This clip is an excerpt from a documentary about Harry 'Breaker' Morant. A narrator details aspects of the courts martial of Lieutenants Morant, Handcock, Picton and Witton during the Boer War. Black-and-white archival photographs, sketches and a letter written by Morant from prison are combined with an interview with a ...


Belsen for Example, 1985: Concentration camp war trials

This clip shows the Belsen war crimes trial of SS guards from the Belsen concentration camp, held in 1945 in Lüneburg, Germany, before a British military court. The clip uses black-and-white archival newsreel footage that includes commentary and shows military court officials and accused SS guards arriving at the courthouse ...


Alvin Purple, 1973: A completely animal nature

This clip shows Alvin Purple's psychiatrist, Liz Sort (Penne Hackforth-Jones) being questioned in court about Alvin's purported sexual addiction. It then cuts to Alvin (Graeme Blundell) and his girlfriend travelling in a taxi, with a driver who expresses his disgust for Alvin's lecherous behaviour. They get out of the taxi ...


Judge Kevin Parker talks about 'beyond reasonable doubt', 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), outlining the process of reaching a judgement. Parker stresses that a guilty verdict can only be based on a case being proven 'beyond reasonable doubt' through evidence brought before ...