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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
English, media, arts, 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 Foundation–4
Arts, English, media
Years 6–9
Australian history, English
Years 8–12
Media, English, arts, Australian history
Years 5–10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, historical skills
Years 11 and up
English
Years 2 and up
English, Indigenous culture & history, Australian history

Classroom activities

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

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

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 5–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 8–12
Australian history, media, English, arts
Years 4–10
Australian history, geography, environment, English, arts
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 8–12
Australian history, English, arts
Years 8–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, Media
Years 6–10
Media, English, historical skills
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 8–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 8–12
Australian history, English, arts, media
Years 8–12
Australian history, English
Years 8–12
Australian history, English, media, arts
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 5–9
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, geography, arts, English