Image Landmarks: people and places across Australia

TLF ID M006950

This resource features the Landmarks gallery, which traces a broad history of Australia since British colonisation in the late 18th century. The exhibition explores ten big themes in the country's past through the stories of Australian places and the people who have lived there. It examines how people have engaged with landscapes, flora, fauna and technologies to build distinctive communities.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Themes covered in the Landmarks gallery are: colonial foundations, the colonial gaze, never enough grass, gold, land of opportunity, extending the farmlands, connecting the nation, the Australian city, a spirit of inquiry, and postwar economies.
  • The website includes photographs and detailed historical information about objects and places featured in the gallery. Links are provided to curator talks about key objects in the gallery and to the photo galleries created as part of the field research for the creation of the exhibition.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • English
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Person: Lannon Harley
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: National Museum of Australia
  • Organization: National Museum of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.nma.gov.au
  • Person: Lannon Harley
  • Description: author
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: National Museum of Australia
  • Organization: National Museum of Australia
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.nma.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Museum of Australia
  • Organization: National Museum of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.nma.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Image
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Museum of Australia, 2011 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out and copy this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.