Agora 2020-1 Australian Histories

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Australian Histories | Agora vol. 55 no. 1 (2020)

Australian Histories

Agora vol. 55 no. 1 (2020)

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Reflection Dr Rosalie Triolo

Editorial Guy Nolch

Reflections on the theme

Welcome to Country: Knowledge
Marcia Langton

This is an extract from the youth edition of Welcome to Country.

How Can We Make Australian History Global?
Frank Bongiorno

By telling stories about Australians going out into the world, Australian History can be taught in a way that speaks to today’s students’ ambitions of mobility.

The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia
Michelle Arrow

The 1970s saw the origin of many of our most important current public discussions.

An Illusion of Unity: Irish Australia, the Great War and the 1920 St Patrick’s Day Parade
Tim Sullivan

The participation of fourteen Victoria Cross recipients, a controversial archbishop and a notorious entrepreneur in the 1920 St Patrick’s Day parade in Melbourne provides context to the bitter political and sectarian divisions of the conscription debates at the time.

What Do Prime Ministers’ Speeches Tell Us About Historical Attitudes to Immigration?
Indigo Coulson

How have non-British and non-white immigrants been depicted in the election speeches of winning Prime Ministers throughout Australia’s post-Federation history?

Teaching ideas

Teaching Migration Experiences: A Free Virtual Reality 3D History Tour and Inquiry-Based Site Study
Paul Grover and Bruce Pennay

Bonegilla was once a camp for newly arrived migrants. Now students can undertake a 3D virtual tour that uses multimedia resources to inform inquiry-based historical investigations of the migrant experience.

Members’ Tips About Teaching Australian History
HTAV Members

We asked HTAV members to share tips and ideas about teaching Australian History.

Original research

Teaching as Truth-Telling: A Demythologising Pedagogy for the Australian Frontier Wars
Alison Bedford and Vince Wall

Eight guiding principles add to the academic conversation about pedagogies for traumatic historical periods, and help to establish positive practices when teaching the Frontier Wars.


Reviews available online

Mallee Country: Land, People, History
by Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes
Reviewed by Kara Taylor, Irymple Secondary College

Cazaly: The Legend
by Robert Allen
Reviewed by Cat Jones, Australian Sports Museum

‘A Secondary Education for All’? A History of State Secondary Schooling in Victoria
by John Andrews and Deborah Towns
Reviewed by Jo Dryden, St Mary of the Angels

Committed to Learning: A History of Education at The University of Melbourne
by Juliet Flesch
Reviewed by Sophia Marsden-Smith, Williamstown High School

Let My People Go: The Untold Story of the Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959–89
by Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland
Reviewed by Sophia Marsden-Smith, Williamstown High School

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