It’s been a busy year here at Australian History Mysteries. We’ve been working hard to add new units to cover more history topics for you and add value to your subscription. Our new units include: Australian history mysteries quiz! What … Continue reading
Wondering how to commemorate NAIDOC WEEK? Heal Country calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. The best way to do this is through education – exploring our … Continue reading
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!
THE IRISH ORPHAN GIRLS During the Great Famine in Ireland 1845-1849, some 2 million people lived in mud houses like this one. Hundreds of thousands of people migrated to Australia including 4,114 orphan girls aged between 14 and 18. They … Continue reading
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
The sacrifice of Australian Prisoners of War (POWs) who worked on the Thai–Burma railway, including the notorious Hellfire Pass, almost 75 years ago, was remembered recently at a national service at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria. … 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
GREAT NEW FAMILY HISTORY TOOL Convicts, Settlers and Immigrants (CSI) is a history tool that allows you to discover some defining moments (important events) in Australian history through your own eyes and those of your ancestors. Discover key events in … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that new Australian History Mysteries units for Years 1 and 2 are complete and online! The site now offers everything required for on-line learning including video, group activities, freeware, media banks, assessment tasks and interactive … Continue reading