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Australia You're Standing In It



Afferbeck Lauder

Essential reading for air fridge Strines




Australian Wheat Harvest

Ready for the Big Harvest 2012? Sent in by my good friend Alex.

If you like big machines take a look at the this:-



or this


2015 harvest using a Phantom 3 Pro drone for the airborne footage and a XiaoMi Yi camera for the on machinery footage of our farms near Moonta & Kadina, South Australia.



Australian History


Trove Pictures of Australia

Take a look at the Picture Australia site. This site will not be officially launched for a while yet. I provides a single point of access to over 450,000 digitized images from pictorial collections of many leading cultural heritage institutions. It's a fantastic resource.



The Ned Kelly Gang Would you like to learn what errors there are in the information you may have read about the Kelly gang?


Not Just Ned From the National Museum of Australia. Contains some great teaching resources as downloadable pdfs with images. Also includes a Biography of Dictionary of Bush Rangers.  Well presented and easily navigated.


Australian Explorers

Project Gutenberg - Australia This site is very comprehensive with many links and covers, a lot of primary source material for download. eBooks and excerpts - quite delightful. It is fantastic to have access to all this primary source material.



Port Arthur Convict Site. Has some Well thought out teaching resources.


Convict Records an interesting resource where you can research your convict past. Read colourful stories about convicts. There are a lot of lInks.


Convict Trials Once you have a convicts name you can search the proceedings of the Old Bailey in London, for a court trial transcript


Claytons Convicts Fill in this dialogue box and makeup your own convict history.


First Fleet

First Fleet Fellowship Lists ships and convicts who were on board each ship, includes images and stories.



Welcome to the unwonderful world of kids, crims, and other convict capers. Australia's convict history is so chocked with floggings, death, cannibalism, and very smelly feet and underpants that it's a wonder you ever wanted to read about anything else!



Mary Bryant

Great series of videos about Mary Bryant a 17 year old convict - YouTube Video








Gold Rushes in Australia Life on the diggings, the Eureka stockade, lot of primary source material as well as descriptions. Covers descriptions of Arts and entertainment, mining methods and sport on the gold fields.



Australian War Memorial Brilliant resource lots of images. Looks at War through our history.



Federation Fast Facts - Background information, arguments in favour/against, the issue of trade, timeline, & federation resources.


The Story of Federation From the ABC - lots of text info.



Early Australian  Explorers - How would you like to be part of an expedition similar to that of our famous explorers? This is an older webquest and is a .doc file. Ideas are great - presentations is poor. However it is a great starting point



About Australia



Floral Emblems of Australia

There meaning site includes images. Also links to sites about the Government.


Brief Summary About Australia

CIA fact book page about Australia. Includes map, flag and statistics.


All about Australian

Australian Government site Lots of information. Australian Stories, our government, indigenous culture etc. Facts are comprehensive but site is a little boring.


My Place

My Place On this website you will find rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom. Explore background information, aligned with the My Place stories, on events and people significant to Australia's history. Download clips and stills from the TV series, as well as teaching activities and student activity sheets that relate to current themes.



Prime Ministers of Australia National Museum of Austrlia Site - Compehensive list of Austrlaina Prime Ministers, includes images and biographies. Also some artifacts relating to the Prime Ministers.


Parliamentary Education Office

Information, virtual tours, kid's section, links etc. on Australia's Federal Parliament.


Australian Parliamentary site includes The House of Reprentatives, The Senate, Hansards transcripts, details of members, Educational materials, and the Australian Constitution which can be downloaded as a pdf



Famous Australians


Sir Donald Bradman

Don Bradman, dubbed ‘the boy from Bowral’, rose to acclaim during times of hardship, depression and recovery. He represented Australia for 20 years, playing 52 Tests from 1928/29-1948.


Famous Australians

Alphabetical listing with biography and image, and additional links in some cases.



Aboriginal Australia


Aboriginal Children's Games - Great pdf - download and select a game. Each game is described, a background given and indigenous name given.



Showing Aboriginal Tribal Boundaries across Australia


Sharing our Stories ABC with Audio


Aboriginal Iconography

Interesting for K-1 as the symbols are great


Video of Aboriginal artist John Turnbull(fabulous for K-2)


Aboriginal Dreamtime story of Waatji Pulyeri (the Blue Wren)

I love this one - great for discussion


Also there are some iTunes downloads -FREE

Bushtucker is healthy food at this site is great, as is the bush turkey.

Aboriginal speakers explain cooking methods and procurement.

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