Population data Pre & Post 1901
Research how the population of Australia has changed over time.
Use the button on the left to download 'Historical Population Growth' to download the spreadsheet for the Australian Bureau of Statistics. You will need to navigate to Table 1.2
Decide on the increments you will be recording (either every year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years) and transfer the information into a chart. Then plot the chosen data on a line graph showing change over time.
Make sure your graph is properly labelled on the axis', and the data points are plotted correctly .
Interpret the information and make some observations i.e years of fastest rate of growth, decline. Do these events link with any historical moments?
Do the early statistics include Indigenous Australians? If not when were they included? Did it have any effect on the statistics?
A timeline is a graphical representation of related items or events in sequential order and displayed along a line.
Illustrated timeline of Australian Prime Ministers
Research Australia's Prime Ministers and create an illustrated timeline of Australian PM's from Federation until now.
(there have been 29!)
A simple google search will get the information you need.
You will need to include
Data base of significant people from the early 1900s.
Construct a data base of ten significant men and women from the early 1900s. (1900 - 1940)
The links to the left give you a starting off point for your research, but you may need to look for more information.
Include men/women, indigenous/non-indigenous, and include people from a range of disciplines - politics, sports, science, social campaigners, artists, actors, inventors, musicians etc.
You need to try and include the following information in each of your mini biographies.
'Waltzing Matilda' by Banjo Paterson
The ballad 'Waltzing Matilda' by A.B 'Banjo' Paterson contains many Australianisms (Australian slang)
You are to research the lyrics to this song to find out what this song is about. The link to the poem is the button to the left labelled 'Waltzing Matilda'.
Create a presentation (of your choice) which lists the Australianisms in 'Waltzing Matilda' listed below, what do they mean?
You may include images, music, words, film and any other element to make your presentation interesting.
Newspaper headlines and advertising about Federation.
Using online resources, find newspaper headlines, advertising, and photos about Federation. The resources should be from around the time of Federation.
Keep a bibliography (record) of where you have sourced the resources from (a web address + date of access is sufficient for our purposes).
Compile your research into an interesting presentation. You may present your information in any visual format you like - video, slideshow, poster, booklet, brochure, photo montage.
Use the search term 'australian federation newspaper article' as a initial jumping off point for your research, but don't limit yourself!!