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A Virtual Week in Canberra 2023 – Protests, petitions and puddings: how Australians have made change since federation (Stage 3)

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Join us at National Archives for an interactive tour of the Disrupt, persist, invent: Australians in an ever-changing world exhibition. Discover ways Australians have made change since federation.


Take a virtual step into National Archives for a free, interactive tour of the Disrupt, persist, invent: Australians in an ever-changing world exhibition. In this 45-minute program broadcast live from Canberra, a National Archives educator will lead your students through inquiry-based activities that explore records of protest and social change from the national archival collection.

Why did two women chain themselves to a bar in Brisbane in 1973?

What made the Pacific Islanders Association write to Prime Minister Alfred Deakin in 1906?

How did recipes for ‘lemon cheese’ and ‘fruit flummery’ make a difference to rural communities in the early 1930s?

And what can you do to create change in your community today?

Whether it be through protests, petitions, or puddings, Australians have shown creativity, courage and persistence in their efforts to create change. Allow our archival records to inspire you and your students to make your own difference today.

You will need to view the session before midnight Friday September 22nd.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: National Archives of Australia, DART Learning, NSW Department of Education

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 22-Sep-2023 11:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


45 Minutes





Syllabus Outcomes

HT3-1 HT3-2 HT3-3 HT3-4 HT3-5

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History » Australian History: Colonials and National (Stage 3 - Year 5 and 6)

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Reliable internet connection

Device to view the event.

Access to Youtube

Electronic Whiteboard if viewing the program with your class.

Pre Event Requirements





If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: NAA education team

Phone: (02) 6212 3600

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.naa.gov.au/students-and-teachers

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