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Year 7

Y7 History – Interpretations and theories about Australia’s ancient past

Students examine conundrums that exist within the field of ancient history. They learn Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ perspectives on these matters and use the example of the (so-called) Bradshaw rock paintings to understand how theories are made about the ancient past. They examine the ancient history of their own area.
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Y7 History – Conserving the ancient past of Australia’s First Peoples

Students are introduced to Australia's ancient past, and the ways it’s been analysed by European researchers. They engage with some of the issues caused by previous approaches to First Nations communities, and they examine the basics of heritage legislation and the way heritage status is determined for cultural sites.
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Year 9

Y9 History – The debate about ‘settlement’ versus ‘invasion’

By using the case study of Australia Day, students investigate links between history and national identity, and the reasons for the contested nature of the terms ‘settlement’ and ‘invasion’. They learn about academic history debates and explore how narratives often conflict with one another.
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Y9 History – How the arrival of Europeans from 1788 impacted Aboriginal peoples

Students examine the different ways that Aboriginal communities and their cultures were affected and disrupted by the invasion of Europeans on their land. They understand the issues that caused the Frontier Wars. Students gain understanding and empathy about the ongoing effects of colonisation today.
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Y9 History – The Frontier Wars: Consequences of colonisation for Aboriginal peoples

Students examine reasons leading to the Frontier Wars between Europeans and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They understand how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture were affected and disrupted by the invasion of Europeans on their lands, and the ongoing impacts.
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Year 10

Y10 History – The aims, tactics and outcomes of the 1967 Referendum

This unit outlines the historical context of the 1967 Referendum and the aims, tactics and outcomes of the ‘yes’ campaign groups. Students are asked to evaluate campaign material and research the circumstances of the Referendum in their specific state or territory. They evaluate the Referendum’s limitations in its aftermath.
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Y10 History – Charles Perkins and the Freedom Ride

Students learn about the Freedom Ride from the voice of its main Aboriginal participant, organiser and spokesperson, Charles Perkins. They learn about the experiences that shaped Perkins’ involvement, and consider the legacy of the Freedom Ride. This unit complements two other Australians Together resources on the Freedom Ride.
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Y10 History – The experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were taken from their families as children

Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the Stolen Generations through the specific experiences of individual survivors. They examine policy and practice in their own state and explore and consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s perspectives and ongoing criticisms of child removal policies.
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Y10 History – Continuing struggles for rights and equality by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This unit gives students an understanding of Indigenous peoples around the world. They learn about the introduction of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and then conduct a detailed examination of the contemporary issue of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child removals, including current strategies for reduction.
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Y10 History – Timeline of the Freedom Rides in the United States of America and Australia

This unit complements two other Australians Together resources on the Freedom Ride. The events surrounding the US and Australian Freedom Rides are listed on comparable timelines and students draw conclusions and make comparisons. They can create their own timeline from research of the itinerary of the Australian Freedom Ride.
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Y10 History – Historical debates after the Bringing them home report in 1997

This unit uses the Bringing them home report and resultant public debates as a case study for examining how history can be constructed and understood. Students become aware of how academic history debates influence wider society. They realise there are many ways of understanding the past, depending on selection of facts or evidence.
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Y10 History – European empires and decolonisation movements around the world

This unit contains an overview of how the global system of European empires eventuated, and the decolonisation movements that existed during them. Students understand how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are part of a global community of colonised peoples who share similar experiences.
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Y10 History – A comparison of Freedom Rides in the United States of America and Australia

This unit complements two other Australians Together resources on the Freedom Ride. It introduces the broad historical context and origins of racism and discrimination in the United States of America and Australia. Students understand the patterns and how the recognition of shared experiences led to the 1965 Australian Freedom Ride.
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Australians Together Learning Framework

Take a deep dive into the Learning Framework and explore our vast array of First Nations stories, activities, resources, and more. Curate your own customised learning journey to unlock the truth of our past, prompt reflection about our present, and inspire meaningful action that will bring about a brighter shared future for our nation. 

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The Wound

Injustice from the impact of colonisation.

Discover our curated collection of stories, articles and statistics that expose the injustices at the heart of our nation.

Something’s not right

Who are Indigenous Australians?

First Nations disadvantage in Australia

Intergenerational trauma

The lack of treaty

The Intervention

Bob's story

Losing home Iris's story

Miliwanga's story

Separation  Ruth's story

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Why Me?

What’s it got to do with me?

Examines why this is relevant to every Australian.

Browse articles and stories that explore the ways we’re all connected, and what this means for us as Australians, collectively and individually.

What does this have to do with me?

Australia Day: answers to tricky questions

 Busting the myth of peaceful settlement

What's the fuss about Jan 26?

Mabo and Native Title

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Our Cultures

Everyone has culture. Know about your culture and value the culture of others.

Dive into stories and articles that explore the significance of culture and its role in building a better future together.

Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country

Why are culture and identity important?

The importance of land

First Nations kinship

Aboriginal Spirituality

Bob's story

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My Response

Steps we can take to build a brighter future.

Find inspiration in stories and articles that show even little steps can lead to big change when we do things together.

What can I do?

Fiona's story

Mark's story

Connecting locally with First Nations communities

Attending First-Nations-led events

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