" Frontier Wars " Web
Designed by Elizabeth Graham
" They stole our ground where ..
we use to get food, and when we
got hungry. and killed a bullock to
eat, they shot us or poisoned us"
| "They bestowed no labour on the land,
and that is which gives a right to
property in it "
|Scenario Task Process Outcomes Resources Assessment|
History through Art
Step1. Students will view Episode 2 of Frontier series and construct a mind map exploring the different
p perspectives held by Indigenous natives, Missionaries ,Politicians, including English and Australian
local settlers and journalists.
Step 2 All students will choose two different examples of 19th century Australian Art, shown above, and
answer the following questions; a. What image is being presented of the subject.?
b. What do you think is the composers intention ?
c. Is this source a biased one? Explain your reasons.
d. What value does the source have ?
Students are to divide into groups of five students, adopt the identity of missionary, politician, squatter,
trooper and native, and research the varying perspectives in relation to ;
a. an overview of conflict in NSW
b.Specifically the events surrounding Waterloo and Myall Creek
c Students are to study the transcripts of the 2trials , noting the
defence and prosecuting arguments and the reporting of it by
Students are to synthesise their findings into a report format and present this as an oral to the Home Office
( teachers ). Each member of the group is to contribute in both research and presentation, and marks will be
allocated for the sense of personna conveyed in the oral. Marks will also be allocated to the groups final
assessment of whether the various incidents discussed , justify the term " frontier war "
M4.7 Explains the way in which indigenous and non indigenous peoples have responded to contact with
M4.10 Recognises different perspectives about , individuals, groups, events and issues, with some guidance
M4.11 Locates, selects and organizes simple historical information from a variety of sources, utlising
technological and other processes to address simple historical problems and issues
M4.13 Uses appropriate written , oral and graphic forms to communicate clearly for specific purposes
to familiar audiences in structured situations