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Australia at war (1914 – 1945): World War II: Impact on Australia

Year 10 History: The modern world and Australia

Source: Miss Elsie Richards of Bulladelah, who assisted her parents in the running of a store, now she machines the copper driving band of 25 pounder shells [picture] ca. 1940-1945, Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, ID 1714566, (State Library of Victoria, 1976)

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

LEVEL

Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities

Enduring Understandings
  • What was the context that allowed World War II to occur?
  • How did the conflict during World War II change the shape of society today?
  • How do I assess the reliability and usefulness of a source?
  • How do I attribute my sources of information correctly

World War II | Home front

Level 1Introduction

"People on the home front were expected to make economic and social sacrifices for the war effort. The Curtin Government launched a campaign of “Austerity” in August 1942 and home-front propaganda pushed the concept of “equality of sacrifice”. (Home front, AWM, 2017)

World War II | Women and the war

Level 1

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In text reference / citation: ABC Education, (2012) or (ABC Education, 2012)
Bibliography / Reference list: ABC Education, (2012). Australian Women's Land Army (1940s), [eVideo]. Retrieved from http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2051380/australian-women-s-land-army

Level 2

World War II | Indigenous Australians

Level 1

War War II | Funding the war

Level 1

Australia's Prime Minister John Curtin speaks about the total mobilisation of the Australian government and economy for the defence of the country (Sydney, 1942).

Source

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In text reference / citation: British Pathé (1942) or (British Pathé, 1942)
Bibliography / Reference list: British Pathé (1942). Australia's Prime Minister Speaks (1942), [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/WWeiGllzVDQ

World War II | Internment

Level 1

Introduction

Internment Camp 3 Tatura as in 1945. Source: Internment Camp 3 Tatura in 1945, (Tatura Museum, 2017)
"During the second world war the Australian Government interned people of German, Italian and Japanese decent as enemy aliens who were seen as posing a security risk. Internment means "Confining large numbers of people - suspected to be security risks - in camps" (Ergo, n.d.)

In central Victoria near Shepparton "there were 7 camps in the area during World War II which held about 4,000-8,000 people at any one time. 3 camps housed Prisoners Of War who were enemy servicemen captured in various theatres of war around the world and transported to Australia for the duration of the war. The remaining 4 camps held Internees who were civilians living in Australia or other Allied territories and countries at the outbreak of war and were deemed to be a security risk because of their nationality. The camps were situated in the Goulburn Valley as food was plentiful here and there was a good supply of water from the Waranga Basin." (Tatura Irrigation and war museum, n.d.)

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: ABC Education, (2014) or (ABC Education, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: ABC Education, (2014). Labour camps in Australia (1940s), [eVideo]. Retrieved from http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2153137/labour-camps-in-australia

Level 3

World War II | Post war migration

Level 1

Level 3

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