Video The research process

TLF ID M016589

In this resource Thomas Keneally reveals the sources he used to uncover the details about early life in Australia.

Educational details

Educational value
  • 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.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • English
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2013.