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Melbourne City past and present: Overview

Source: Melbourne,1836. Reinhold Hofmann (1886?). [Online image]. Retrieved from the State Library of Victoria.

Level 1 resource"An enduring image of Melbourne’s founding is that of John Batman being rowed up the Yarra, and the declaration found in his journal: ‘this will be the place for a Village’." (Rogers, 2018, pp.18)

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


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

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

General Capabilities

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Enduring Understandings

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Essential Questions

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Melbourne City past and present | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
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Australia Felix #, Squatter, Land rush, Treaty

Sustainable Development Goals | Alignment

This Melbourne City guide is aligned to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click on the tiles to explore more.

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero HungerSustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Melbourne City past and present | Overview: Articles

Level 1Articles

Melbourne City past and present | Overview: eBooks

Level 2 resourceUsing eBooks off campus help and instructionsClick on the following book covers to place a hold in the library catalogue or access the book online. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password.

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Melbourne City past and present | Overview: Online resources

Level 1 resourceWeb sites

Melbourne City past and present | Overview: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Melbourne City past and present | Overview: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.

Australian Curriculum Alignment

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