AHM Blog

NAIDOC WEEK 2021 THEME Heal Country!

Posted July 2021

Wondering how to commemorate NAIDOC WEEK? Heal Country calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. The best way to do this is through education – exploring our shared history and culture.  Check out these exciting resources about First Nations people at www.AustralianHistoryMysteries.info… Continue Reading»

New resources, non-Flash interactives and online activities

Posted June 2021

It’s been a busy year here at Australian History Mysteries. We’ve been working hard to add new units to cover more history topics for you and add value to your subscription. Our new units include: Australian history mysteries quiz! What can we learn from plagues in history? Local history case study – What are the… Continue Reading»

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»

Australian History Lessons for Year 1 Students

Posted May 2018

We’ve made planning your Australian history lessons easy with our rich online resources for Year 1 students. The Australian History Mysteries primary website includes a range of interactive case studies that have been designed specifically around the Australian Curriculum: history as outlined below: Concepts for developing understanding The content in the history sub-strand provides opportunities for… Continue Reading»