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Myths and Mysteries of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains
Posted on December 5, 2012
In this new Australian History Mystery we investigate the mysteries and myths surrounding the Crossing of the Blue Mountains – who did it, when and why it happened, why was it so important and do the monuments that commemorate the crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson in 1813 really tell the true story?
Filming took place on location in the Blue Mountains at Mount York, St Marys, Glenbrook, Lithgow and also at the National Museum of Australia.
With the 200th anniversary of the crossing coming up in 2013 it is an appropriate time to review this great feat – an achievement that led to rapid expansion within Australia. It is also a time to find out the truth of what happened, knowing all aspects of the story, the good and the bad, and owning both as part of our history.
Launch of a new Australian History Mystery
Posted on June 7, 2012
On 4 June 2012 a new Australian History Mystery – What are the Mysteries of Lake Mungo? launched at the Lake Mungo Visitor Centre in southern NSW. Elders from the Ngyiampaa, Paakantyi and Mutthi Mutthi people, Professor Jim Bowler, representatives from the National Museum of Australia and Ryebuck Media, and students from Chaffey Secondary College took part in a special Lake Mungo history mystery youth challenge. Students watched a newly produced video, explored the Centre and visited the Walls of China to collect evidence to help solve some of the mysteries of Lake Mungo.
The new case study is now available on the Australian History Mystery website.
You can also read more about the launch in this news article - Mysteries of Lake
Mungo launched at the Lake Mungo Visitor Centre on Ryebuck Media's website.
New AUSTRALIAN Curriculum: HISTORY
Posted on May 2, 2011
Australian History Mysteries case studies address several important aspects of Australian Curriculum: History. View the Curriculum Guide for further details of how each case study matches particular content requirements in the new course. The case studies also address many of the historical skills that students are required to learn and practice in Australian Curriculum: History. Our Curriculum Guidelines PDF provides some further information about how each case study addresses both the content and skills requirements of the new curriculum.
AIMIA Awards 2011
Posted on February 14, 2011
Australian History Mysteries Website is a finalist in the Best Learning and Education category of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Awards 2011.
ATOM Awards 2010
Posted on October 25, 2010
Australian History Mysteries 3 is the winner of the ATOM Award 2010 for Best Secondary Education Resource.