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A must read. Little Known WW2 History. 1000's of Australians Killed. Tragically, by the USA.

A must read. Little Known WW2 History. 1000's of Australians Killed. Tragically, by the USA. | Australian History | Scoop.it

Ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling of a new monument to the Australians killed aboard the unmarked Japanese prison ship the Montevideo Maru, family members of those killed have called for the tragedy to be better enshrined in Australian history.

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130-year-old monster: sunfish on exhibition - The Manly Daily

130-year-old monster: sunfish on exhibition - The Manly Daily | Australian History | Scoop.it

It is the ocean sunfish - a giant specimen caught at Manly in 1882 on display in the Australian Museum in Sydney.

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Mabo - a timeline

Mabo - a timeline | Australian History | Scoop.it
It has been 20 years today since High Court handed down its decision on Mabo v Queensland (No 2), the landmark case known as Mabo, which paved the way for recognition of native title in Australia.
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Sky News: Still issues, 20 years after Mabo

Sky News: Still issues, 20 years after Mabo | Australian History | Scoop.it
Sky News is Australia's leader in 24-hour news.
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Liberal Party ads for Robert Menzies from 1949 found - Herald Sun

Liberal Party ads for Robert Menzies from 1949 found - Herald Sun | Australian History | Scoop.it

The ads cost about 2300 pounds a month, making it one of the most expensive campaigns in Australian history.

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Australian Timelines (series) by Scott Brodie and others - ReadPlus

Australian Timelines (series) by Scott Brodie and others - ReadPlus | Australian History | Scoop.it
With the national history curriculum in place in some states, and imminent in others, it is great to welcome a new series of print resources that will support its implementation. ...

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It's Time to Recognise Indigenous Australians in our Constitution - Pro Bono Australia

It's Time to Recognise Indigenous Australians in our Constitution - Pro Bono Australia | Australian History | Scoop.it
It's Time to Recognise Indigenous Australians in our ConstitutionPro Bono AustraliaWhile we wait on the release of their final report and recommendations, it's worth thinking again about the issues involved in altering the Commonwealth Constitution...
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Winner found myth in the Anzac legend - The Australian

Winner found myth in the Anzac legend - The Australian | Australian History | Scoop.it
Winner found myth in the Anzac legendThe AustralianPETER Stanley may have "stirred up a hornet's nest", but the joint winner of this year's Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History makes no apologies for exposing a darker side of the Anzac...
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Australia and The Enlightenment

Australia and The Enlightenment | Australian History | Scoop.it
The Age of Discovery began with the invention of the Caravel in the 15th century, with legendary voyages undertaken by Portuguese and Spanish explorers.  What drove these navigators was commerce and the prospect of untold overseas riches.  By...
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Competing Arguments About the Foundations of Australia

Competing Arguments About the Foundations of Australia | Australian History | Scoop.it
Histories of Australia so often focus on what happened following the arrival of the First Fleet, that we often overlook the reasons for the sending of that First Fleet in the first place.
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Racism and taxes: life for the Chinese on the Goldfields

Racism and taxes: life for the Chinese on the Goldfields | Australian History | Scoop.it
Chinese New Year is just around the corner, beginning on the 23rd January.  2012 is the Year of the Dragon and we will be celebrating here at Sovereign Hill with the Chinese Australian Cultural So...
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They were only 19 ... and some were even younger

They were only 19 ... and some were even younger | Australian History | Scoop.it
At the  Kranji war memorial yesterday, the Veterans' Affairs Minister, Warren  Snowdon, announced the fast diminishing roll call. While 14,792 Australian  servicemen and nurses were captured by the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, ''only  520 of those brave souls are still with us,'' he said. ''We are fortunate some  of those who survived sit with us here today.''

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Questions to consider:

 

It has been over 70 years since Singapore was captured in World War Two, resulting in many Australians becoming prisoners of war. Why, as young Australians, is it still so important to remember these events?


One Veteran says despite the passing of many of his comrades, he believes the sacrifices made in Singapore will grow stronger in the minds of Australians when they are all gone. How can young Australians continue to remember these sacrifices?


In the video, one veteran comments on the age of most of the soldiers being only 18, 19, and 20. Could you imagine young Australians of that age today enduring similar conditions to what the veterans endured? What do you think helped to motivate them through the tough times?

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Montevideo Maru sinking to get a permanent memorial - Radio Australia

Montevideo Maru sinking to get a permanent memorial - Radio Australia | Australian History | Scoop.it

Montevideo Maru sinking to get a permanent memorial. One of the worst maritime disasters in Australian history will be remembered at the National War Memorial in Canberra on Sunday.

more history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montevideo_Maru

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Best photos of Australian Museum

Best photos of Australian Museum | Australian History | Scoop.it
The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. It features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, ...
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Anniversary of land rights decision renews push for sea rights - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Anniversary of land rights decision renews push for sea rights - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian History | Scoop.it
Torres Strait Islanders prepared to go to High Court again.
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20 years since Mabo: we have a long way to go - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

20 years since Mabo: we have a long way to go - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian History | Scoop.it
Twenty years after the Mabo decision, there is another opportunity emerging to slay, or at least further wound, the ghost of terra nullius.
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2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award shortlist

2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award shortlist | Australian History | Scoop.it
The entries for the non-fiction category and newly incorporated Australian history prize include original and insightful works covering diverse topics, from Australia's Indigenous history to what it is like to have your child ...
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ABC Darwin calls on Bombing of Darwin stories - ABC Online

ABC Darwin calls on Bombing of Darwin stories - ABC Online | Australian History | Scoop.it
ABC OnlineABC Darwin calls on Bombing of Darwin storiesABC OnlineA turning point in Australian history will be marked next year, as 105.7 ABC Darwin remembers and reflects on the Bombing of Darwin on its 70th anniversary.
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Frontier or History Wars

Frontier or History Wars | Australian History | Scoop.it
What was it about the nature of frontier conflict that led historians to overlook it for so long? Why is it difficult to assess the nature and extent of Aboriginal resistance?
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The frontier or history wars.

The frontier or history wars. | Australian History | Scoop.it
The issue of the extent and nature of frontier violence between Aborigines and European settlers during early years has caused ‘intense debate’.
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Depictions of European Settlers and the Landscape

Depictions of European Settlers and the Landscape | Australian History | Scoop.it
  'We've golden soil and wealth for toil,Our home is girt by sea;Our land abounds in nature's giftsOf beauty rich and rare.' - Advance Australia FairAnja Schwarz suggested in her article 'Mapping (Un-)Australian Identities' that geography is 'a...
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The link between Indigenous culture and wellbeing:

The link between Indigenous culture and wellbeing: Qualitative evidence for Australian Aboriginal peoples. By Michele, on January 16th, 2012. ABSTRACT. Evidence from both the international and Australian literature suggests that the ...
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Invisible Australians: Living under the White Australia Policy

Invisible Australians: Living under the White Australia Policy | Australian History | Scoop.it

They celebrated Federation. They fought at Gallipoli. They struggled through the Depression. And they battled for freedom in the Pacific.

They also lived through another of their country’s defining moments – the introduction of the White Australia Policy.

In the early twentieth century Australia defined itself as a white man’s country, yet the reality was something different.            

As well as Indigenous Australians, there were many thousands of non-Europeans, including Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Afghans, Syrians and Malays.

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