Category Archives: News

Walking in the footsteps of the Condah Anzacs – Free Video

Posted November 2020

‘Walking in the Footsteps of the Condah Anzacs’ is a multimedia on-line education resource to help middle secondary students explore the Year 9 in depth study — World War I (1914-1918) Students investigate key aspects of World War I and the Australian experience of the war, including the nature and significance of the war in world… Continue Reading»

Has the mystery of the lost HMB Endeavour been solved?

Posted September 2018

Marine archaeologists believe they have finally found Captain Cook’s Endeavour off the coast of Rhode Island New York. But how did it get there? In 1775, five years after Cook’s famous voyage to Australia, the ship was used to transport British troops during the American War of Independence. It was scuttled in 1778, not to… Continue Reading»

James Cook – The Voyages

Posted June 2018

We recently visited the James Cook – The Voyages exhibition at the British Library. 2018 marks 250 years since James Cook’s first voyage sailed from Plymouth. In 1768 the coasts and islands of the Pacific were largely unknown to Europeans. Cook’s three voyages between 1768 and 1780 changed that. But the Australian history mystery remains… Continue Reading»

Centenary of the Battle of Hamel

Posted June 2018

On 4 July 1918 the Australian Corps, led by General Sir John Monash, were victorious at the Battle of Hamel. Monash meticulously planned out the battle to last 90 minutes – it took 93 minutes. By this time in the war Australian soldiers had become highly skilled in combat. They provided training to the less experienced… Continue Reading»

In the footsteps of the 1868 Aboriginal Cricket Team

Posted May 2018

It was a privilege to attend a special dinner in Harrow Victoria to farewell members of the National Indigenous Cricket Team about to tour England. The dinner was hosted by Cricket Australia and West Wimmera Shire Council to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the First XI Tour of England in 1868. The all-Aboriginal side was… Continue Reading»

Convicts, Settlers and Immigrants (CSI) GREAT NEW FAMILY HISTORY TOOL

Posted September 2017

Convicts, Settlers and Immigrants (CSI) is a history tool that allows you to discover some defining moments (important events) in Australian history through your own eyes and those of your ancestors. Discover key events in Australian history as you uncover your heritage and add your ancestors and key family events to the interactive timeline database.… Continue Reading»

New Primary Units 1 & 2

Posted March 2017

We are delighted to announce that new Australian History Mysteries units for Years 1 and 2 are complete and online! The site now offers everything required for on-line learning including video, group activities, freeware, media banks, assessment tasks and interactive decision-makers. It focuses on the KEY INQUIRY QUESTIONS in the Australian Curriculum: History 1-6 (and… Continue Reading»

Can you strike it rich during the Gold Rush? Finalist in ATOM Awards 2016 for Best Educational Game

Posted September 2016

The ATOM Awards celebrate the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and media industries. This year, over thirty diverse categories span film, television, games and educational resources, including websites, apps and ebooks. We are thrilled that our Gold Rush game, which we developed in collaboration with the National Museum… Continue Reading»