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History

Contains 78 Videos

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Day

Miniclips

Each year at 11am on November 11 we remember those who died in World War I, and commemorate those who represent Australia in conflicts past and present. This Miniclip provides a simplified context for the beginning of the Great War, the signing...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: NAIDOC Week

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: NAIDOC Week

Miniclips

NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration full of fun and festivities. But what exactly is the purpose of NAIDOC Week? And what is the history behind it? This Miniclip explores the events that led up to the formation of NAIDOC, how the Day of Mourning...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Harmony Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Harmony Day

Miniclips

Harmony Day is a wonderful celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity, held every year on March 21. This Miniclip provides your students with an overview of the purpose of Harmony Day, what happens on the day, and how everyone can support it...Show More
The Transformation of Transport

The Transformation of Transport

Miniclips

You wouldn’t catch a plane to get to school, nor would you ride your bicycle to get to your tropical island holiday! So what makes a mode of transport suitable? Why do we use certain modes for certain activities? And how has transport changed...Show More
The Transformation of Communication

The Transformation of Communication

Miniclips

The last century has seen communication change rapidly due to developments in technology. Today, we can connect to each other faster than ever before and share our ideas in the blink of an eye! This Miniclip looks at how communication has changed...Show More
Family Structures

Family Structures

Miniclips

Families come in all shapes and sizes! You might come from a nuclear family or an extended family, you may have same-sex parents, or you may be adopted. Whichever type of family you come from, family structures and roles have no doubt diversified...Show More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Miniclips

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
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National Sorry Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National Sorry Day

Miniclips

One of Australia’s biggest failures in history is rooted in the significant mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. This Miniclip uses European settlement and the Stolen Generation to highlight this issue, and discusses the purpose of...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Australia Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Australia Day

Miniclips

Students will take a trip back in time as this Miniclip examines the origins of Australia Day and the tensions associated with it. In addition, this clip look at the symbolism of the Australian flag and why we often see it displayed on Australia Day.
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Miniclips

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
The Ancient World

The Ancient World

Civilisations and Ideas

The ancient world - from 60,000 BCE to 650 CE – is the period in which early civilisations emerged. This programme provides an introductory snapshot of eight of these civilisations, looking at what they had in common and how they were unique....Show More
A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

Miniclips

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
Trade and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

Trade and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt rose to dominate the Middle East for thousands of years because of its natural resources, political unity and military strength. Egyptians conducted trade with people in Africa, the Mediterranean and across the Red Sea. But there...Show More
The Geography of Ancient Egypt

The Geography of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

This programme explores the captivating civilisation of Ancient Egypt, with a focus on the critical importance of the country's geography. Find out how the Nile River and its resources sustained daily life, enhanced the Pharaoh’s power, led to...Show More
The Birth of World Religions

The Birth of World Religions

Civilisations and Ideas

The world’s major religions and philosophies have their origins in ancient civilisations – and while much has changed since then, countless millions of people through history have maintained a faith and belief in religious principles and...Show More
19th Century Views on Race in Australia

19th Century Views on Race in Australia

First Contacts

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
Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

Australia's First Peoples

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
A Short History of the Australian Gold Rush Era

A Short History of the Australian Gold Rush Era

The Australian Colonies

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 Sports Heroes

Aboriginal Sports Heroes

Australia as a Nation

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 Connections to Country and Place

Aboriginal Connections to Country and Place

Australia's First Peoples

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 Voices: My Culture and Language

Aboriginal Voices: My Culture and Language

Australia's First Peoples

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
Assimilation and Multiculturalism Policies in Australia

Assimilation and Multiculturalism Policies in Australia

Australia as a Nation

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
Australia's Assimilation Policies

Australia's Assimilation Policies

Australia as a Nation

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
Building the First British Colony

Building the First British Colony

The Australian Colonies

Filmed on location at Old Sydney Town, complete with period costumes and re-enactments, our narrator tours us through key streets and buildings, sharing anecdotes and building methods along the way. We look at: Government House, Rocks Row, the...Show More
Colonial Women

Colonial Women

The Australian Colonies

Daily life and experiences of colonial women are explored through stories and still images from the time period. Attitudes towards women and their roles in society made life and opportunities difficult, but some women were able to achieve great...Show More