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Popular culture since World War II
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ABC: Popular Culture Post-War

ABC: Popular Culture Post-War | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it
3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more
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In post-war Australia, cultural changes - like the popularisation of Surfing and rock 'n' roll, and a sexual revolution - took hold. Meet the 'teenager'.

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Pop goes the nation: 50 years of Australian music

Pop goes the nation: 50 years of Australian music | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it
IT could only begin with the Beatles. Just a month before The Australian rolled off the presses for the first time, the biggest band in pop history arrived on our shores for its only visit, causing scenes of fan frenzy that have never been repeated in Australia.
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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION

THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it
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Philip Ryan's curator insight, July 23, 2014 12:15 AM

A comprehensive archival site on the development of television industry in Australia. Provides access to specific television shows from 1950s to present. Invaluable source on how popular culture influences society and society influences the development of Australian television. Suitable for middle secondary students upwards.

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WELCOME TO COUNTDOWN MEMORIES.COM

WELCOME TO COUNTDOWN MEMORIES.COM | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it

Welcome to Countdown Memories, celebrating the history of Countdown which is a microcosm of Australian music in the late 20th century.

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Philip Ryan's curator insight, July 23, 2014 12:09 AM

This website covers the history of Countdown and explores the development of this famous music show on ABC television. It provides evidence of how popular culture ('Countdown') influenced young people and assisted the development of Australian pop and rock 'n' roll music industry from the 1970s to 1990s. Molly Meldrum was the compere of this show.

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Culture of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Culture of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it
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Philip Ryan's curator insight, July 23, 2014 12:31 AM

A very comprehensive site on the history of culture in Australia from Wikipedia. Use this site as an introduction to Australian popular culture. Very good starting point, but use other web and print sources.

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The Americanisation of Australian Culture

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A look at the effects upon Australian culture by Americanisation - the effect upon a local culture by the long-term and large-scale importation of elements of a crass consumerist culture founded in the USA.
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Screen Education - History of sport in Australia on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online

Screen Education - History of sport in Australia on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it
Video clips related to History of sport in Australia that have teachers notes on australianscreen.
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Topic 8 Australia's social and cultural history

Topic 8 Australia's social and cultural history | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it

Scroll down to topic 8 including: effects of TV & radio; surfing; launch of TV; soap operas: pop & rock

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Philip Ryan's curator insight, July 23, 2014 12:23 AM

Find Topic 8 which relates to Australian social and cultural history since 1945. This topic will be relevant to middle school students searching on sport, music and entertainment from 1945 onwards.

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Screen Education - Society on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online

Screen Education - Society on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online | Australian Popular Culture | Scoop.it
Video clips related to Society that have teachers notes on australianscreen.
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