Early Melbourne

CELEBRATING MELBOURNE

Levels 3 & 4
History: Community, Remembrance and Celebrations
The Old Treasury Building has been at the centre of many of Melbourne’s civic celebrations and public events over the past 150 years. This program explores the role people have played in the development and character of early Melbourne. Examine the building, one of the fi nest nineteenth century buildings in Australia.

FROM COLONY TO STATE

Levels 5 & 6
History: The Australian Colonies
Investigate the founding of Melbourne from early settlement to international city. Discover some of the events and people who have shaped Victoria. Discuss the democratic history of Victoria and the role of Melbourne as capital of Australia following Federation.

FROM COLONIAL OUTPOST TO CAPITAL CITY

Levels 9 & 10
History: The Making of the Modern World
This program traces the development of the city from an isolated village to bustling city. It examines the impact on Aboriginal people, the democratic history of Victoria, and the role of Melbourne as capital of Australia following Federation.

IMAGINING AUSTRALIA: PORT PHILLIP DISTRICT 1830-1860

VCE Unit 3
Australian History
Area of Study 1 – the Port Phillip District 1830-1860.

This program uses original sources from the early period of Port Phillip’s history to consider Aboriginal-European contact history, early settlement, politics on the gold fields and Eureka. It addresses Assessment task for Outcome 1: the Analysis of visual and/or written documents.