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Explorers
Abel Tasman In 1642, Anthony Van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, commissioned Abel Tasman, a sea captain employed by the Dutch East India Company, to undertake a voyage to the unknown south seas.
Augustus Gregory Augustus C. Gregory, a surveyor, was the most distinguished of three exploring brothers. His explorations included expeditions in Western Australia, Queensland, and Northern Territory.
Burke & Wills Robert O'Hara Burke, a police officer, led an expedition from Melbourne in 1860 with the object of crossing the continent from south to north.
Captain Cook Captain James Cook, claimed discoverer of the east coast of Australia, was one of England's ablest navigators and an astronomer of note.
Dutch Explorers Prior to Cooks exploration of the east coast, Australia was frequently visited by the Dutch.
Edmund Kennedy In 1848 the Assistant-Surveyor of New South Wales, Edmund Kennedy, led an expedition to explore Cape York Peninsula.
Edward John Eyre In 1840, Edward John Eyre led an expedition from Adelaide to try to reach the centre of Australia.
George Bass Having completed two successful voyages with Matthew Flinders, George Bass, former ship's surgeon, was given command of an open whaleboat and a crew of six to explore the coast of New South Wales south of Sydney.
Gregory Blaxland Blaxland set out in May, 1813, to open up a passage between Sydney and the western plains.
John Forrest Forrest, in company with his brother, Alexander, in the face of almost incredible difficulties, succeeded in finding an overland route from Perth to South Australia
John Oxley John Oxley, Surveyor-General of New South Wales, set out in 1817 to discover the course of the Lachlan River.
John Stuart John McDouall Stuart already had an established reputation as an explorer when, in 1859, the South Australian Government offered 2,000 pounds reward for the first man to cross Australia from south to north.
Ludwig Leichhardt Leichhardt, a Prussian scientist, is remembered for his long journey in 1844-5 from Darling Downs to Port Essington, an early settlement in the far north of the Northern Territory.
Matthew Flinders In 1801, Matthew Flinders was given command of the "Investigator" to chart the remaining unexplored coastline of Australia.
Phillip King In 1817 King was given command of an expedition to complete the exploration of the north-western coast of Australia.
Thomas Mitchell In 1831 Major Thomas (later Lt. Col. Sir Thomas) Mitchell, Surveyor-General of New South Wales, discovered the lower courses of the Peel (Namoi), Gwydir, and Dumaresq Rivers and identified the Upper Darling.

Images of these explorers are from the publication 'Sixteen Explorers of Australia',  Bank of NSW, 1965  Thanks to Martin Westphal

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Geology
Oz Geology - Land Bridges Was Australia always an island?

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Indigenous History
Australian Indigenous History A great set of links to interesting sites

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Politics
State Colonies Did you know Australia was not 'claimed' all at once?

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British Empire
Growth of British Empire Maps of the British Empire from 1713 to 1914
Transportation The late 17th and 18th Century England saw a tremendous increase in the number of persons jailed, as an establishment upper class struggled to maintain order and their own position. Their actions were largely targeted towards the lower classes and unemployed . The same process was also used to remove political enemies.

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Convicts
Transportation The late 17th and 18th Century England saw a tremendous increase in the number of persons jailed, as an establishment upper class struggled to maintain order and their own position. Their actions were largely targeted towards the lower classes and unemployed . The same process was also used to remove political enemies.

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Global Explorers
Captain Cook Captain James Cook, claimed discoverer of the east coast of Australia, was one of England's ablest navigators and an astronomer of note.
Dutch Explorers Prior to Cooks exploration of the east coast, Australia was frequently visited by the Dutch.

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Maps

Egypt Syria A map showing the location of the areas in which the female sultan Shagrat Al-Durr lived and ruled.
Eleanor's' Land In France A map showing the land held by Eleanor of Aquitaine  
Medieval Maps Three maps, two of the Muslim world in 600 AD and 1300 AD and one of the Western European world of 1360 AD

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Middle Ages
Biographies of Women  Biographies of medieval women in religion, trade, politics, war, science and medicine and in the arts.
Casting Light on The Dark Ages A rationale for the following lesson which calls on teachers to facilitate students consideration of  the question, 'What common threads exist between the experiences of people in the early Middle Ages and the experiences of people today?'
Casting Light on the Dark Ages Lesson Plan A lesson plan for a WWW search with a rationale as described above.
Download: Middle Ages  Crossword

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A crossword of terms relevant to the Middle Ages. Answers are also available.
Download: Middle Ages  Crossword Answers

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Egypt Syria A map showing the location of the areas in which the female sultan Shagrat Al-Durr lived and ruled.
Eleanor After The Crusades Eleanor of Aquitaine  lived until her eighties, becoming one  of the greatest political powers and most wealthy land owners of medieval Europe.
Eleanor During The Crusades Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful people in  feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions in from the River Loire in France to the Pyrenees (near the border of modern Germany). 
Eleanor's' Land In France A map showing the land held by Eleanor of Aquitaine.  
Marvellous Medieval Matriarchs If you thought that what women did during the middle ages was... yawn...sewed and cooked a lot...  snore.... well, see what you think after this!
Medieval Maps Three maps, two of the Muslim world in 600 AD and 1300 AD and one of the Western European world of 1360 AD
Medieval Market A brief look at the economy of the Middle Ages including trade, apprenticeships, cottage industry, small business and big business. 
Medieval Mission Surfs Up! Grab your brain and have fun! An introduction to a lesson on Women in the Middle Ages, using the WWW and targeted readings. 
Medieval Web Links A great collection of web links on the period of the  middle ages, with a set of questions for each link designed to encourage students critical thinking. These web links are designed for the lesson 'Casting Light on the Dark Ages' as described above.
Medieval Word Search Similar to a Crossword...only different. Great for reinforcing knowledge of terms relevant to the Middle Ages.
Picture Interpretation: Peasants Popes & Potentates This lesson on Medieval History involves analysing a picture to see what can be learned of society in the middle ages by careful examination of an image and consideration of what is drawn there. It is amazing how much can be learned from a picture. 
Shagrat al-Durr Women who were "powers behind the throne" are always fascinating. But those who move out of the shadows to sit on the throne itself can be even more so. Shagrat al-Durr was a woman who (amongst other things) took upon herself the title of Sultan, and regrouped the Egyptian army to take Damietta back from the Frankish (Christian) Crusaders.
The Armoury War in the Middle Ages, women in war, Heraldry and Joan of Arc all get a mention in this page. 
The Matrilineal Line This page explores the life of the matrilineal line of families from each of three classes: the lower class (serfs, servants, and peasants), the middle class (town dwellers, burghers, and tradespeople), and the upper class (gentry, nobility, and royalty). Birth, childhood, marriage, and death are discussed.
Witches and Labourers A set of questions and links designed to encourage consideration of the question of the similarity and differences between today and the past.
Women In Politics A reading on women and politics in the Middle Ages.
Women In Science A reading on women in science in the Middle Ages, including discussion of medicine, professional women, midwives, alchemy, astrology and witchcraft. |
Women in Arts A reading on women and the arts in the Middle Ages, with focus on literature, visual arts, theatre, dance and music.
Women in Religion

According to St. Augustine, every person was born guilty of original sin... yet in many religions, women have repeatedly suffered an ill-conceived blame for this. This text considers nunneries, the Beguines, the Cathars, the Jews and the Moslems as part of the picture of Women in Religion, during the Middle Ages.

Yin & Yang: Women in the Middle Ages

A comparative study in the form of web research, to investigate the phenomenon of the plight of women left behind while men are on crusades on the one hand, women who had political power on the other...and, err...on the third hand (a rather alien concept) the experiences of women who were neither, but rather were targeted and murdered, fairly systematically, as witches.  

Yin and Yang Lesson Plan A lesson plan to support the above lesson. This lesson uses a web links page (Marvellous Medieval Matriarchs) combined with a set of questions designed to develop an understanding of the differences in experiences that any one group can experience. Students are encouraged to draw from this an understanding that this applies to any given historical era.
Learning Curve UK Medieval Cartoon External to Ozedweb and produced by Learning Curve UK, this link provides a useful addition to the Picture Interpretation areas of OzEdweb.

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Perspectives
History Gallery 1 My own perspective on history, expressed in pictures.

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Women In History
Women in the Middle Ages  
Note: Lessons and texts for Women in the Middle Ages are also included in the Middle Ages section above
Women in the Middle Ages
Biographies of Women  Biographies of medieval women in religion, trade, politics, war, science and medicine and in the arts.
Casting Light on The Dark Ages A rationale for the following lesson which calls on teachers to facilitate students consideration of  the question, 'What common threads exist between the experiences of people in the early Middle Ages and the experiences of people today?'
Casting Light on the Dark Ages Lesson Plan A lesson plan for a WWW search with a rationale as described above.
Egypt Syria A map showing the location of the areas in which the female sultan Shagrat Al-Durr lived and ruled.
Eleanor After The Crusades Eleanor of Aquitaine  lived until her eighties, becoming one  of the greatest political powers and most wealthy land owners of medieval Europe.
Eleanor During The Crusades Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful people in  feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions in from the River Loire in France to the Pyrenees (near the border of modern Germany). 
Eleanor's' Land In France A map showing the land held by Eleanor of Aquitaine.  
Marvellous Medieval Matriarchs If you thought that what women did during the middle ages was... yawn...sewed and cooked a lot...  snore.... well, see what you think after this!
Medieval Market A brief look at the economy of the Middle Ages including trade, apprenticeships, cottage industry, small business and big business. 
Medieval Mission Surfs Up! Grab your brain and have fun! An introduction to a lesson on Women in the Middle Ages, using the WWW and targeted readings. 
Shagrat al-Durr Women who were "powers behind the throne" are always fascinating. But those who move out of the shadows to sit on the throne itself can be even more so. Shagrat al-Durr was a woman who (amongst other things) took upon herself the title of Sultan, and regrouped the Egyptian army to take Damietta back from the Frankish (Christian) Crusaders.
The Armoury War in the Middle Ages, women in war, Heraldry and Joan of Arc all get a mention in this page. 
The Matrilineal Line This page explores the life of the matrilineal line of families from each of three classes: the lower class (serfs, servants, and peasants), the middle class (town dwellers, burghers, and tradespeople), and the upper class (gentry, nobility, and royalty). Birth, childhood, marriage, and death are discussed.
Witches and Labourers A set of questions and links designed to encourage consideration of the question of the similarity and differences between today and the past.
Women In Politics A reading on women and politics in the Middle Ages.
Women In Science A reading on women in science in the Middle Ages, including discussion of medicine, professional women, midwives, alchemy, astrology and witchcraft. |
Women in Arts A reading on women and the arts in the Middle Ages, with focus on literature, visual arts, theatre, dance and music.
Women in Religion

According to St. Augustine, every person was born guilty of original sin...yet in many religions, women have repeatedly suffered an ill-conceived blame for this. This text considers nunneries, the Beguines, the Cathars, the Jews and the Moslems as part of the picture of Women in Religion, during the Middle Ages.

Yin & Yang: Women in the Middle Ages

A comparative study in the form of web research, to investigate the phenomenon of the plight of women left behind while men are on crusades on the one hand, women who had political power on the other...and, err...on the third hand (a rather alien concept) the experiences of women who were neither, but rather were targeted and murdered, fairly systematically, as witches.  

Yin and Yang Lesson Plan A lesson plan to support the above lesson. This lesson uses a web links page (Marvellous Medieval Matriarchs) combined with a set of questions designed to develop an understanding of the differences in experiences that any one group can experience. Students are encouraged to draw from this an understanding that this applies to any given historical era.

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History Web Links
History Web Links A wonderful collection of web links relevant to history educators and the study of history.
Medieval Web Links A great collection of web links on the period of the  middle ages, with a set of questions for each link designed to encourage students critical thinking. These web links are designed for the lesson 'Casting Light on the Dark Ages' as described above.

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Europe Modern
Learning Curve UK External to OzEdweb - Produced by the UK National Archives, Learning Curve is an amazing resource for studying history using original documents, photos, maps and films.
The Great War External to OzEdweb - Produced by the UK National Archives: WW1 Archive of Resources and interactive learning
Home Front External to OzEdweb - Produced by the UK National Archives: WW2 Archive of Resources and interactive learning
20th Century Heroes & Villains External to OzEdweb - Produced by the UK National Archives: Archive of Resources and interactive learning on Personalities in 20th Century History

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