Agora 2017-2 Empires

Empires | Agora vol. 52 no. 2 (2017)


Agora vol. 52 no. 2 (2017)

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Editorial Alan Tiller

President's Introduction Dr Rosalie Triolo

Original research

Bring Out Your Bicycles: How Australia Beat the Black Death (1900–1925)
Jo Clyne

While the initial hysteria surrounding an Australian outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1900 led to quack medicines and opportunistic advertising, it also gave rise to improved public hygiene standards and epidemic management protocols that were later employed during other Australian epidemics.

Reflections on the theme

Global Empires in the World of 2017
Trevor Burnard

What does the study of global empires over time add to an understanding of our world today?

Ancient Egypt: Mummification and Burial Sites as Historical Resources
Janet Davey

Scientific examinations of mummified human remains and evidence unearthed at burial sites have provided extraordinary information about life in ancient Egypt.

Stalin and Ukraine’s Holodomor (1932–1933)
Andrew A. Pyrcz

In 1932–33, Joseph Stalin used famine as a political weapon to attack Ukrainian nationalism, decimate Ukrainian peasantry and suppress challenges to forced collectivisation and his Soviet Russian regime.

Ostia Antica: A Roman City
Diana Millar

The history of Ostia mirrors that of Rome – its rise, its prosperity under Pax Romana and its decline and fall.

Australia at War: The Evacuation of Children in World War II
Ann Howard

Based on extracts from her book A Carefree War, Ann Howard discusses the history of voluntary child evacuees in Australia during World War II.

Teaching Australia’s Relationship with Asia
Adrian Skerritt

Australia’s relationship with Asia has a fascinating history and the current curriculum provides students with many opportunities to study these vital and evolving links.

Teaching ideas

Judgement Chart – Bring Your Own Documents!
Craig Townsend

How a simple chart can be used to encourage students to think like an historian.

Using Holocaust Testimony in the History Classroom
Matthew Muscat

Some practical resources and strategies for using survivor testimony when teaching students about the Holocaust.

Ancient Egypt – A Differentiated Task
Jacki Tossol

A differentiated task on ancient Egypt for Year 7 history students.

Teaching Ancient China in Year 7 – Activities and Resources
Lynne Hagiwara

A range of activities and resources for teachers planning a Year 7 unit of work on ancient China.

Holding History: Heritage Victoria’s Artefact Education Kits
Brandi Bugh and Anne-Louise Muir

Heritage Victoria has developed hands-on artefact kits that allow primary school students to study history through interactive activities.


The Conscription Conflict and the Great War
edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer
Reviewed by Alexandra Pierce, Brunswick Secondary College

Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags (DVD)
Reviewed by Rachel Towns, St John’s Regional College

History Alive 7: Student Workbook for the Australian Curriculum
by Elizabeth Harnwell
Reviewed by Chloe Tayler, Coburg High School

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