In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the issue of fictionalising history and the difference between novels and histories.
© State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Training, 2013.
NSW syllabus outcomes
(HT3-1) describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
(HT3-2) describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
(HT3-4) describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Australian curriculum content descriptions
(ACHHK094) The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed.
(ACHHK095) The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; for example, frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade, internal exploration, the advent of rail, the expansion of farming, drought.
(ACHHK114) Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, women, and children.
(ACHHS104) Identify points of view in the past and present
(ACHHS123) Identify points of view in the past and present
- Resource type:
- ScOT topics:
- Australian History, History, Historical sources
- File type:
- Centre for Learning Innovation
- State of NSW, Department of Education
- Date created:
- Thursday, 12 November 2009
Resource ID: 7326914b-90e2-430b-95ec-f56fb9cef7e8