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Australian history

 

Primary sources

Primary sources are objects in the collection of the National Museum of Australia. Many of them are relevant to educators and students; below is a sample. Each one has an image, a detailed description, and a statement of its educational value.

Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills
+ large-format images to download
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
English, media, arts, Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills

Multimedia and more

Here you'll find animations, Flash interactives, audio-on-demand, collection highlights and (in time) selected video clips.

Years 3–6
Australian history, geography
Years 3–6
Australian history, geography
Years 4–6
Australian history, geography
Years 6–9
Australian history, English
Years 7–10
Australian history
Years 9–12
Australian history, geography
Years 3–6
Australian history
Years 3–6
Australian history
Years 9–12
Australian history
Years 9–12
Australian history
Years 9–12
Australian history
Years 9–12
Australian history
Years 3–6
Australian history
Years 5 and up
Australian history, environment, Indigenous culture & history
Years 9–12
Australian history
Years 11 and up
Australian history
Years 10 and up
Australian history
Years 3–6
Australian history, geography
Years 4–6
Australian history, geography
Years 4–6
Australian history, geography
Years 3–6
Australian history, arts
Years Foundation–2
Environment, Australian history
Years 2 and up
English, Indigenous culture & history, Australian history
Years 5 and up
Australian history, arts
Year 9
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history
Years 8–12
Media, English, arts, Australian history
Year 9
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history
Years 9–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, media, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history
Years 9 and up
Arts, Australian history, geography
Years 7–10
Australian history, historical skills
... an Australian History Mystery
Years 9 and up
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5–10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, historical skills
Years 4–8
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, geography
Years Foundation–2
Australian history, geography
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, arts
Years 5 and up
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, historical skills
Years Foundation–2
Australian history

Classroom activities

Classroom activities provide teachers with content and ideas for a lesson.

Years 6–8
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, arts, English, media
Years 3–8
Australian history, environment, media, arts, English
Years 5–9
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, historical skills, arts, English, geography, environment
Year 5
English, Australian history
Years 1–2
Historical skills, Australian history
Foundation Year
Historical skills, Australian history
Year 9
English, media, arts, Australian history, historical skills
Years 5–8
Australian history, media, arts
Years 3–6
English, Australian history

Units of work

Units of work developed since 2012 align with the new Australian Curriculum: History.

Years 8–12
Australian history, English, media, arts
Years 9–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Year 6 and 9
Australian history, geography, Indigenous culture & history, arts, historical skills
Years 7–12
Australian history, historical skills
Years 8–12
Australian history, media, English, arts
Years 4–10
Australian history, geography, environment, English, arts
Years 6–9
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 8–12
Australian history, English, arts
Years 1–2
Historical skills, Australian history
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–10
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills, geography
Years 10–12
Australian history, arts, historical skills
Years 8–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, Media
Years 6 and 9
Australian history
Years 4–9
Australian history, geography
Years 9–12
Historical skills, Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, media, environment
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills
Year 10
Australian history, Indigenous culture and history, arts
Years 6 and 10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, Historical skills
... an Australian History Mystery
Years 8–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, English
Year 9
Australian history, historical skills
Years 8–12
Australian history, English, arts, media
Years 6–10
Australian history, geography
Years 8–12
Australian history, English
Years 7–12
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–10
Environment, Australian history, geography, Indigenous culture & history
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5–9
Arts, Australian history
Years 8–12
Australian history, English, media, arts
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 6–10
Australian history, geography, environment
Years 7–12
Historical skills, Australian history, media
Foundation Year
Historical skills, Australian history
Years 9–10
Australian history, historical skills, environment, geography, Indigenous culture & history
Years 6–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5–9
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, geography, arts, English

Resources to order

These resources are either in print form or available as a subscription service.

Years 7–10
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history