Agora 2015-2 Mysteries

Mysteries | Agora vol. 50 no. 2 (2015)


Agora vol. 50 no. 2 (2015)

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Editorial Alan Tiller

President's Introduction Ashley Wood

Reflections on the theme

Image as Text: Truth and Memory in Family History
Dr Elizabeth Suda

Images are able to capture a moment in time that can be used as concrete evidence in historical research, but can they also serve to obscure the truth?

Close to the Source: Analysing the High Art of Propaganda during the French Revolution
Cam Wilson

Jacques-Louis David’s The Death of Marat reveals the blurred lines between historical fact and fiction.

Skulduggery: The Mystery of Ned Kelly’s Skull
Martin Green

While recent forensic testing has helped to provide answers about some of Ned Kelly’s remains, the location of Kelly’s skull continues to be one of Australia’s biggest mysteries.

A Northcote House Mystery
Kasia Zygmuntowicz

Some research and detective work has helped uncover some of the mysterious history of a Northcote house.

Teaching ideas

Get Connected: Locating, Organising and Sharing Digital Resources for History Teaching
Dr Catherine Hart

Today’s digital resources provide a plethora of opportunities to support the teaching and learning of history.

A Family History Mystery
Catherine Hainstock

Inquiry projects similar to this World War I family history mystery could make an authentic Year 9 in-depth study.

Anzac Centenary Activities at Alkira Secondary College
Nicole Scott

Relationships between students and veterans as part of the Anzac Centenary provide greater for both groups.

The Mystery of the Missing Mace
Suzie Luddon

An activity for Year 6 students investigates the mystery that still surrounds the disappearance of a mace from Parliament House in October 1891. This article is reproduced with permission from HistoriCool.

It’s a Mystery: Creating Curiosity in the Classroom
Natalie Shephard

Creating a sense of mystery in the classroom is a great way of engaging students in a history topic.


The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania
by Nicholas Clements
Reviewed by Andrew McCormick, Werrimull P-12 School

Between the Dances: World War 2 Women Tell Their Stories
by Jacqueline Dinan
Reviewed by Sara Taylor

Kulin and Kurnai: Victorian Aboriginal Life and Customs
Selected and edited by David Frankel and Janine Major
Reviewed by Phillip O’Brien, Minaret College

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