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Content description VCHHK091

History / Levels 5 and 6 / Historical Knowledge / The Australian colonies
Content description
The causes and the reasons why people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the perspectives, experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony
Elaborations
  1. identifying the causes and reasons why people migrated to Australia in the 1800s, for example, as convicts; assisted passengers; indentured labourers; people seeking a better life such as gold miners; and those dislocated by events such as the Industrial Revolution, the Irish Potato Famine and the Highland Clearances
  2. investigating the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony, for example, Germans in South Australia, Japanese in Broome, Afghan Cameleers in the Northern Territory, Chinese at Palmer River, Pacific Islanders in the Torres Strait
  3. connecting (where appropriate) stories of migration to students’ own family histories
Code
VCHHK091
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