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Muslim journeys

This is a rich resource about the lives of Muslim people who came to Australia from Asia and Europe in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Developed by the National Archives of Australia, it consists of a historical essay by Hanifa Deen illustrated by a collection of archival documents and images. The resource has five tabs: ...

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Sites2See: The Chinese in Australia

This page features an interactive created from a 50-metre long painted scroll at the National Museum of Australia, titled Harvest of Endurance, that represents two centuries of Chinese people in Australia.

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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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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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Stanley Melbourne Bruce, prime minister 1923-29

This is a black-and-white photograph of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Australia's eighth prime minister. The photograph shows him wearing a white shirt with a tie and waistcoat. He is facing to one side of the camera.

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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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HM Bark Endeavour virtual tour

This resource is an overview of the HM Bark Endeavour-a replica of the ship commanded by Lieutenant James Cook in his first voyage of discovery. Students may find it useful for studying European exploration and colonisation in Australia. Contains panoramas, image galleries and learning activities with audio narration.

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The history in the journey

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about telling the history of Australia using the journeys of people who lived it.

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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: Gold

This resource is a page supporting the Stage 3 unit 'Gold!' with selected links to information, interactive games, challenges, videos, a podcast, related literature and activities for students and teachers, including the task-based resource Gold: Shaping our identity.

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Resistance

This resource is a virtual tour of the Resistance exhibition at The National Museum of Australia showing different responses by Aboriginal people to British colonisation. See videos and enlarged views of objects and texts in the exhibition.

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The significance of Bennelong

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about the significance of Bennelong and contrasts him with Pemulwuy.

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Face2Face: Thomas Keneally

This resource is an interview with Thomas Keneally on his book, 'Australians: Origins to Eureka'.

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Bob Hawke, prime minister 1983-91

This is a black-and-white photograph of Robert James Lee Hawke, Australia's twenty-third prime minister. This official portrait shows him mid-speech.

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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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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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Landmarks: people and places across Australia

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 ...

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Aboriginal artefacts from north-western New South Wales, 19th century

This is a collection of 19th-century Aboriginal artefacts from north-western NSW, consisting of one unusual parrying shield, one rare lil-lil club, three incised boomerangs and two fluted fighting clubs.

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George Reid, prime minister 1904-05

This is a black-and-white photograph of George Reid, Australia's fourth prime minister, which introduces a range of online material about his life and career. The photograph is an official portrait. It shows him wearing a white shirt with a white tie and vest. He is looking away from the camera.

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Robert Menzies, prime minister 1939-41, 1949-66

This is a black-and-white photograph of Robert Menzies, Australia's twelfth prime minister. It shows him wearing a suit as he poses for his official photograph.