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Content description VCHHK138

History / Levels 9 and 10 / Historical Knowledge / The making of the modern world / Australia and Asia
Content description
Position of the society in relation to other nations in the world by 1918 including the effects of ideas and movements of people
  1. Australia Show elaborations
    • investigating the type of society in Australia ‘Working Man’s Paradise’, ‘Social Laboratory’
    • investigating how the major social legislation of the new Federal Government affected living and working conditions in Australia, for example Legislation 1901–1914, including the Harvester Judgment, Immigration Restriction Act, invalid and old-age pensions and the maternity allowance scheme, Defence Acts
  2. Asia Show elaborations
    • analysing the causes of collapse of the Qing and the 1911 Revolution. Discuss reasons why there was increasing demand for Indian independence and self-government and the founding of the Indian Congress Party
    • investigating Japan’s increased expansion into China, the signing of the ‘Twenty-one Demands’ in 1915 and territorial gains as a result of the Treaty of Versailles
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