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Discovering democracy: the people make a nation

TLF ID L9814

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the controversies that the colonies needed to deal with before they could agree on a federated Australia. Investigate the library to find out more about the different views about trade, immigration, transport, defence and rivers. Examine the rivalries among the colonies over issues such as the location of a new national capital, as well as the powers the new states wanted to keep for themselves. Complete a related task.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Outlines the main areas about which the colonies disagreed before Federation.
  • Describes the different points of view among the colonies about key issues in the Federation debate.
  • Outlines the solutions agreed upon by the colonies.
  • Provides a range of primary sources including images, political cartoons, statistics and maps.
  • Encourages students to interpret primary sources and evaluate the relevance of these sources.
  • Provides a related student task requiring students to create a response which synthesises the conflicts about and solutions to colonial rivalries over Federation.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Kay Bishop
  • Organization: Kay Bishop
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Kay Bishop
  • Organization: Kay Bishop
  • Description: Script writer
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State Library of South Australia
  • Organization: State Library of South Australia
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © 2020 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This resource may be used free-of-charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided any acknowledgements are retained.