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Primary sources

 

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
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, arts, historical skills
+ keys to symbols and a map of significant sites
Years 5 and up
Historical skills, environment
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

Other sets of historical images

In addition to the above material in the National Museum collection, we have also compiled three sets of historical images – and accompanying activities – on the topic of 'Feeding the family'. They are designed to develop historical skills in students in Years 1 and 2.

1950s kitchen – thumbnail image

Kitchens from 1950, 1980 and the present-day

milk bottle – thumbnail image

Images of the production and promotion of milk

1910 picnic in the Blue Mountains – thumbnail image

Over 100 years of family picnics