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Content description VCHHK090

History / Levels 5 and 6 / Historical Knowledge / The Australian colonies
Content description
The effects of a significant development or event on a colony
  1. exploring frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade, internal exploration, the advent of rail, the expansion of farming, drought
  2. investigating an event or development and explaining its economic, social and political impact on a colony, for example, the consequences of frontier conflict events such as the Myall Creek Massacre, the Pinjarra Massacre; the impact of South Sea Islanders on sugar farming and the timber industry; the impact of the Eureka Stockade on the development of democracy
  3. creating ‘what if’ scenarios by constructing different outcomes for a key event, for example ‘What if Peter Lalor had encouraged gold miners to pay rather than resist license fees?’
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