The HTA of NSW Web Links Page attempts to provide weblinks to sites of use to our members. We therefore reserve the right to impartially research and select those links which are posted. It is our policy to limit our weblinks to largely non-profit educational sites.
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The History Teachers' Association of Australia (HTAA)
The HTAA affiliates the various state History Teachers' Assoications in Australia.
The Primary HSIE Teachers' Association - Click here
Australian War Memorial
This collection constitutes the archives of the Commonwealth government and allows access to those records created since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901and other significant nineteenth-century records relating to the colonies at the time of Federation.
DVA (Dept Veterans Affairs)
Operation Click -
National History Project
The Federal Government sponsored project about the importance of Australians' sense of their own history and identity. The site is for students and teachers - both primary and secondary; to provide resources for history teachers, and for teachers not specialists in specific areas of History.
Board of Studies (NSW)
State Library of NSW
The State Library of NSW has a wealth of resources both textual as well as a massive image library. It collects all resources from the earliest days of NSW's history.
Access online HSC resources from home
The State Library provides free access to thousands of local and international newspapers, journals, magazines, rare books, and history, literary and film resources from the convenience of home. The extensive range of online resources - many of which are not freely available - are relevant for HSC assessments and exam work.
To access to the State Library’s online resources, register for a readers’ card at www.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm
Atlas of NSWThis site aims to be a one-stop-shop for all sorts of information about New South Wales, including the history of European settlement.
Included in the Atlas is a new interactive mapping tool which allows the user to scroll forward and backward through time (use the scroll bar at the top of this map). The Change Map button at the top left of the screen allows you to see other maps, including more historical datasets.
Parliament Education Office
The Parliamentary Education Office assists students and teachers to understand the significance of the Australian Parliament.
Australian Parliament House
The Australian Parliament House web site provides a wealth of material about the Australian Parliament and Hansard records dating back to Federation
Register of War Memorials
The Premier of New South Wales with the President of the NSW RSL combined to make the Register of War Memorials.
Jessie Street National Women's Library
Is a specialist library which collects, preserves and promotes the awareness of the cultural heritage of Australian women, facilitating learning, research and communication.
Oral History Project - TAFE
Has a huge and greatly varied collection of images from Australian History. This site makes a companion to the State Library resources.
Cockatoo Island http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/see/education/index.html
Screenrights and Enhance TV
There are many different ways of determining how history happens. Historians disagree over why almost any event happened. This site can give you some ideas of how the great historians "did" history.
State Library's collection of resources on many Extension History topics.
Archaeology skills acquisition set up by American Archaeology Magazine.
Interactive educational page for youngsters teaches fun facts, has information-gathering games and contains a vast amount of historical data.
Take a photographic tour through a re-creation of an Anglo-Saxon village. Includes extensive details about tribal organization and daily life.
Resource explains the personal nature of Saxon social obligations and its effects on legal and military structures. Also assesses women's role.
Ancient History Preliminary and HSC Resource site for students and teachers
Rob Brown is an Ancient History teacher from Sydney doubles as a volunteer team member on various archaeological projects. He has recently become a team member for the Pompeii Food and Drink Project which will undergo its field season in June and July. Join him as he provides information, images, video and activities from the ancient city of Pompeii. Rob will be blogging his work in the ancient city as well as providing exclusive images and video footage that can be used as source material for studies in the core HSC topic. He is also answering any questions students and teachers may have for him that he can answer direct from Pompeii as well as posting a number of source based activities from the site.
The blog will also be used for future field work write ups as part of his work with the project in Pompeii and will also feature interesting current information to supplement study for HSC covered topics.
The blogsite is at http://robbrownarchaeologist.blogspot.com/
To email Rob for questions and requests click here
In the Athens summer of 2008 Australian history teacher, Sasha Jessop, was invited and participated in the volunteer excavation program. For Australian school students studying Athenian history as part of the New South Wales HSC syllabus, or even junior history students studying Stage 4 or 5 history, this was an exciting opportunity to connect with someone who is experiencing the evidence firsthand. In the 2009 season, Australian archaeologist Julia Psorakis will work with Sasha Jessop to provide new information and images for students to access.This website provides a diary of the progress being made on the excavation, useful
photos, as well as an opportunity for students to ask an archaeologist about what its like to work on a dig.
This website provides a complete pictorial record of the remains of Pompeii. It contains a record of every house, villa, caupona, shop, workshop, temple, public area as well as all the tombs, gates, towers etc in Pompeii, as well as all the areas closed to the public. It is the most complete record of the remains available and is used by teachers, students authors and archaeologists all over the world.
It has been developed with the permission and support of the Soprintendenza di Pompei for academic use.
A vast array of Greek topics including a massive catalogue of archaeological sites; translations of classical texts and a variety of academic essays on various topics especially Thucydides
A PBS documentary on Herculaneum featuring an interview with Prof Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.
Covers Australia's nvolvement in seven major wars over the past 100 years - from the Boer War to the Vietnam War and recent overseas peacekeeping effort
Details Australia's role in the wars of the 20th century and especially Gallipoli and World War One
Australian Curriculum History
The historyfaculty.com is a joint venture of the School of History, University of Leeds and PearsonGraphics.co.uk (County Durham). The History Faculty is bringing together leading university lecturers to build a library of accessible and authoritative audio and video podcast study guides for teachers, students, and those who just love history. Each podcast consists of an approximately 30 minute lecture that presents a clearly structured overview of the issues it addresses. The podcasts can be downloaded to mp3 and mp4 players, mobile phones and computers, so viewers can learn what they want, where they want and when they want. Many of the lectures come with a “resources” page that includes a “handout” identifying key themes and concepts, a supplementary reading list and links to high quality internet sources reviewed by our experts.
These sites provide information to interesting Historical events that occurred 'today'.