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This resource's subject matter relates to Year 5 The Australian Colonies, The nature of convict or colonial presence, The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; Year 6 Australia as a nation - experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship. Useful for learning historical skills through interviews with popular writers of history in Year 9 and Year 10. Historical skills include: Perspectives and interpretations, where students identify and analyse different historical interpretations. Also useful for Senior Modern History Skills where students evaluate historical interpretations, develop texts, communicate historical understanding.