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VCE Australian History Masterclass

90 mins

Students explore the broad theme of ‘Continuity and Change’ using nineteenth century Ballarat as a case study. Topics include the impacts of colonisation, understanding belonging and citizenship, and the impact of power and resistance. Students analyse the foundations of continuity and change in the developing colony and examine the contributions of significant events, ideas and perspectives.

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  • Outcome 1: Big Ideas
    - From Custodianship to the Anthropocene (impact of gold)
    - Creating a Nation (immigration and Chinese migration to the goldfields)
    - Power and Resistance (political ferment on the goldfields - Eureka Rebellion)