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Series: History


19th Century Views on Race in Australia

19th Century Views on Race in Australia

Supported by archival footage and historian interviews, this clip identifies values and attitudes in the past about race. At the time of colonisation, white Europeans saw themselves as a superior race and Aboriginal Australians as an inferior...Show More
A History of Exploration

A History of Exploration

People have explored since the dawn of time, seeking wealth, power, colonies, information and the attainment of other goals. This programme takes a closer look at the major reasons that inspired people to explore throughout the ages and the...Show More
A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

Work! Punishment! Prison! What was it like to be a convict in Australia’s early penal colonies? Listen to the story of a convict from Moreton Bay as he describes why penal colonies were established; and learn about the harsh life convicts had....Show More
A Short History of the Australian Gold Rush Era

A Short History of the Australian Gold Rush Era

Archival film footage is used to tell the story of gold discovery in Australia, from early reports and government resistance to the first official find of payable gold by Hargraves, Lister, and the Tom brothers. Trace the impact of gold rush...Show More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

This short clip provides an overview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, including the symbolism of the shapes and colours used in each. This clip is complementary to the 'Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National...Show More
Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

What do we know about Aboriginal Australians prior to European contact? Historians have used evidence and artefacts to develop a number of theories about when and how Aboriginals migrated to Australia. In contrast, Aboriginal groups have a shared...Show More
Aboriginal Connections to Country and Place

Aboriginal Connections to Country and Place

Historian Carla Pascoe explores the unique relationship that Aboriginal Australians have with the land. Their strong spiritual ties to the land can be seen in various sacred places such as Uluru, Arnhem Land, initiation and burial sites. Their...Show More
Aboriginal Sports Heroes

Aboriginal Sports Heroes

Over a hundred years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to Australian sport are chronologically presented in this short program. This includes the achievements of the 1867 cricket team, Doug Nicholls (runner, boxer), Charles...Show More
Aboriginal Voices: My Culture and Language

Aboriginal Voices: My Culture and Language

What does culture mean to Indigenous people? Aboriginal artists share the importance of song, dance, music and art as expressions of their culture. All of these forms vary depending on the region, language and cultural groups they come from; but...Show More
All About Hanukkah

All About Hanukkah

Learn all about the origins of Hanukkah. What is Hanukkah? What is the history of Hanukkah? What are the major symbols of Hanukkah? What is a menorah? What foods are eaten during Hanukkah? When does Hanukkah occur each year? The answers to all of...Show More
Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Analysing Points of View

Analysing Points of View

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. After Aldi and Jess collect information from various sources, they evaluate whether these are fact or opinion based in order to determine...Show More
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Discover five things you should know about Ancient Egypt: the Pyramids of Giza, mummies, Egyptian civilization, the Nile River and the pharaohs. Do you know which pyramids are the most important ones? And which is the second largest river in the...Show More
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Discover five things you should know about Ancient Greece: when this civilization emerged, how Greeks colonized new territories, how they expanded around the Mediterranean Sea and how they founded their poleis (cities). Did you know that Sparta...Show More
Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Discover why we commemorate Anzac Day, who the ANZACs were, and the important symbols and emblems of the day in this Miniclip. The significance of flowers, a brief history of Gallipoli and the role of flags are all highlighted in this clip,...Show More
Assimilation and Multiculturalism Policies in Australia

Assimilation and Multiculturalism Policies in Australia

The HNN (History News Network) team takes a closer look at Australian immigration policies after World War II. They uncover why assimilation policies of the 1950s failed and were replaced with integration policies in the 1960s and...Show More
Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta, the leading city-states of Ancient Greece, helped to establish many of the ideas and concepts we take for granted: citizenship; voting; and individual rights and freedoms. This programme provides insight into the values of each...Show More
Australia Day

Australia Day

Students will take a trip back in time as this Miniclip examines the origins of Australia Day and the tensions associated with it. It explores the role of Captain James Cook in Britain's discovery of Australia, and the establishment of the first...Show More
Australia's Assimilation Policies

Australia's Assimilation Policies

From the early 1900's Australian state and federal governments imposed a number of assimilation policies on Aboriginal groups. This clip provides an overview of the heavily restrictive mission and reserves system, the 'dog tag system' and the...Show More
Australian Bushrangers (Junior)

Australian Bushrangers (Junior)

Why has Ned Kelly become one of Australia’s most popular folk heroes? Silent movie footage will capture students’ interest. The program is made up of three parts: 1. Convict Bolters - Convicts who bolted facing the perils of the bush and...Show More
Australian Flag

Australian Flag

Your students have probably seen the Australian flag flying in all sorts of places – but what is the history of the Australian flag, and why is it such an important symbol? This Miniclip explores the history of Australia’s Federation and...Show More
Australian History (Junior)

Australian History (Junior)

The history of Australia is the story of a vast and ancient land learning to live with waves of people from other lands, bringing their cultures and sometimes their conflicts, along with their luggage. This programme investigates some of the...Show More
Before 1788: British Perspective

Before 1788: British Perspective

Follow a British prison guard who tells of his experience managing prisoners at Newgate Prison from which thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. He recounts Captain Cook’s voyages leading up to and including the First Fleet and...Show More
Before 1788: Indigenous Perspective

Before 1788: Indigenous Perspective

Listen to this young Gadigal woman describing her life on country, how her people care for the land, and recounting her family’s experiences with strange men, giant canoes on the horizon, and sticks that made loud noises and hurt when they hit you.
Boo! It's Halloween

Boo! It's Halloween

Here is a Halloween song for kids, who will love this non-scary, kid-friendly song.