YEAR 9 SPECIAL BONUS UNIT FOR THE IN DEPTH CASE STUDY : Movement of peoples (1750 – 1901)
Who were the Orphan Girls who came to Australia in the 1840s?
In this unit you can investigate the experiences of a very specific group of arrivals to the colonies in the mid C19th. They helped make the Australia we have today and have lots of descendants.
They were free assisted migrants but were very different to other migrants of this type. They were orphan girls – more than 4,000 of them – who were taken from the work houses in Ireland and sent to Australia to become domestic servants and wives for the colonial settlers.
ALSO APPROPRIATE FOR YEAR 5 TOPIC
What do we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know?
This unit includes a video and online activities that are iPad friendly. Enjoy!
Ryebuck Media is working with the National Museum of Australia to encourage primary and secondary students to research defining moments that have shaped their own family and community histories. Online games and a Youth Challenge program will launch NMA’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom in 2020. Continue reading
Marine archaeologists believe they have finally found Captain Cook’s Endeavour off the coast of Rhode Island New York. But how did it finish up there? In 1775, five years after Cook’s famous voyage to Australia, the ship was used to … Continue reading
City of Péronne to celebrate the centenary of liberation by Australian troops during World War1. Continue reading
Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for thousands of years. There were hundreds of different groups or tribes speaking many different languages. They lived in different parts of Australia – coastal, desert, flat plains and tropical areas. The Aboriginal people … Continue reading
In this new Australian History Mystery we will be investigating the mysteries and myths surrounding the Crossing of the Blue Mountains – who did it, when and why it happened, why was it so important and do the monuments that commemorate the crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson in 1813 really tell the true story? Continue reading
The weather was kind and the reception was warm when the National Museum of Australia and Ryebuck Media launched the latest Australian History Mystery – What are the Mysteries of Lake Mungo? at the Lake Mungo Visitors’ Centre on Monday 4 June 2012. Continue reading
The 2012 series of the DEFENCE 2020 – Has the ADF helped shape Australia’s national identity? 2012 Youth Challenge Program has just concluded with the final Challenge held in Adelaide on 25 May.
2012 is the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
On 19 February 1942, World War II was brought to the shores of Australia when
the Japanese dropped bombs over Darwin. On this day over 243 people, both
armed forces personnel and civilians, lost their lives. Continue reading
Come on a journey with us to discover some of the mysteries of lake Mungo! Continue reading