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Content description VCHHK137

History / Levels 9 and 10 / Historical Knowledge / The making of the modern world / Australia and Asia
Content description
Different experiences and perspectives of non-Europeans and their perspectives on changes to society, significant events, ideas, beliefs and values
  1. Australia Show elaborations
    • investigating sources that record the reactions of new arrivals to other countries in this period, for example, responses to the natural environment and climate
    • investigating the experiences of a specific group of arrivals to Australia, for example, convicts in Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane or free settlers in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Darwin
    • describing the impact of this group on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the region
    • investigating the differing views of pastoralists and gold miners and how they influenced Victoria
    • examining the experiences of non-Europeans in Australia prior to the 1900s, such as the Japanese, Chinese, South Sea Islanders, Afghans
    • outlining the migration of Chinese to the goldfields in Australia in the nineteenth century and attitudes towards the Chinese as revealed in cartoons, for example, the Mongolian Octopus
  2. Asia Show elaborations
    • analysing Commissioner Lin Zexu’s letter to Queen Victoria before the outbreak of the First Opium War 1839-42
    • analysing the ideas that influenced the perspectives of the Society of Righteous Harmonious Fists, Yi He Tuan (The Boxers)
    • comparing and contrast different perspectives about the effect of European colonisation of India or China or Indochina
    • analysing different perspectives of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05
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