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  Tasmanian Dams Referendum

Curriculum Australian Curriculum – History
Content
Year 10      
Historical Knowledge & Understanding – The Globalising World Significant events and campaigns that contributed to popular awareness of environmental issues, such as the campaign to prevent the damming of Australia's Gordon River...
[ACDSEH127]
   
Historical Skills – Analysis & use of sources Understanding that the reliability and usefulness of a source depends on the questions asked of it (for example an account may be one-sided and therefore of use in revealing past prevailing attitudes).
[ACHHS189]
   

  Tasmanian Curriculum – Society & History
 
Standard  5 Stage 13 Stage 14 Stage 15
Strand 8
Communication
Design thoughtful and compelling communication products Refine communication products based on constructive or valid feedback Understand how to design information products that are impartial and free from prejudice

  Resources

 

Preview image of headline
'No Dam' Headline

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The result of the Tasmanian Dams Case, 1983.

 

  Resources on the Web

         
Sound
Recording

Personal story of an anti-dam protestor, recalling his protest resultant arrest, court case through to his current role as the Parks and Reserve Manager in the Tasmanian wilderness.
(The Learning Federation ID R9382 - use your Scootle Login to access)
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Opportunity for rich discussion around personal conviction, how change and opportunity are interrelated and students' reactions to the story.
         
Video
'The Franklin Wild River'
3 short clips from this documentary with accompanying educational notes.
   
         
Video
'Franklin River Journey'
3 clips from this documentary recording one man's personal journey down the Franklin, with accompanying educational notes.
   
         
Animation
'Anthony McClorey: Franklin Dam'
A fictional animation exploring the issue from many perspectives. Includes numerous images and maps.
(The Learning Federation ID L362 - use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Photo
Protesters at Franklin Dam site, with accompanying educational notes.    
         
Photo
Bob Brown holding anti-dam poster.
(The Learning Federation ID R7532 use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Photo
Then Premier Lowe displaying map of proposed scheme.
(The Learning Federation ID R5751 use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Photo
Rally at dam site.
(The Learning Federation ID R5749 use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Photos

2 beautiful photos of iconic sections of the Franklin.
(The Learning Federation ID R11132 & R11133 - use your Scootle Login to access)
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Springboard for discussion about emotive use of media in public debate.
         
Photo
Then Prime Minister Hawke signing the Dam agreement.
(The Learning Federation ID R7531 use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Sound
Recording
Sound recordings of interview with Bob Brown as he recalls the campaign.
(The Learning Federation ID R8971 - use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Slideshow
'Getting Things Done: Dam' Discovering Democracy resource – an annotated slideshow of photographs of various aspects of the campaign.
(The Learning Federation ID L9525 - use your Scootle Login to access)
   
         
Web Page
Tasmanian Parliamentary Library information page outlining the process and the actual referenda in Tasmania's history, complete with result summaries.    
         
Web Page
Concise overview of 3 Tasmanian referenda, with links to further information about key players and events.    
         
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Brief Case Study of environmental law as posted by QUT faculty member. Includes photographs and numerous scanned documents.    
         
Web Page
Brief overview of the Dam referendum, with a photo and some interesting links.    
         
PDF
Dams Case Role Play from the Parliamentary Education Office. Students who visit Canberra may have participated in this program at Old Parliament House. Detailed notes and script using Hansard excerpts.    
         


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