Text Victorian Heritage Database

TLF ID M019871

This is a rich, interactive resource that lists Victoria’s most significant heritage: places, objects, shipwrecks and archaeological sites. It has four main sections: Introduction; Explore heritage map; Recommended tours; and Timeline browser. The Explore heritage map searches for sites and provides information and images about each site. The Recommended tours includes: Historical themes – CBD, Moving through time audio tour and St Kilda audio tour. The timeline browser provides case studies of sites dating from 1849 to 2000.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly useful resource for The globalising world depth study in the year 10 History curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to: developments in technology, public health, longevity and standard of living during the twentieth century; the changing nature of popular culture in Australia post-war; change in beliefs and values that have influenced the Australian way of life; and the intensification of environmental effects in the twentieth century as a result of population increase and urbanisation. The Timeline Browser is particularly useful, providing many examples and information about domestic, industrial and cultural places from 1849 - 2000.
  • The resource is also very useful for the year 9 History curriculum. In particular the content descriptions referring to: the living and working conditions in Australia around 1900; the experiences of men, women and children during the industrial revolution; and short and long term impacts of the industrial revolution on landscapes, transport and communication. The Timeline Browser is particularly useful. It provides case studies of places 1880-1909 and 1910- 1939. Information about each location includes: the address, photos, statement of significance, features and history of the location. The Recommended tours section is also very useful.
  • The resource is also useful resource for the year 3 History Curriculum. It is relevant for content descriptions that refer to examples of change and continuity in the local community, region or state/territory; and the role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development of the community. The Timeline Browser is particularly useful as it provides case studies about places and buildings from different eras.
  • The resource may also have relevance for the for years 5, 7 and 8 Geography curriculum. In particular, the Place and liveability unit of study in year 7 and the Changing nations unit of study in year 8.
  • The database provides useful information about management of spaces in particular in relation to management and maintenence of heritage. Database entries describe heritage value in terms of the Victorian Heritage Act.
  • The database may be of some value for Victorian VCE studies as a research source on Victorian heritage sites.
Year level

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

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Heritage Council of Victoria
  • Organization: Heritage Council of Victoria
  • URL: http://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Heritage Council of Victoria
  • Organization: Heritage Council of Victoria
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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