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Year 10 - Referenda


Year 10

2 sections  









Tasmanian Dams Referendum


Tasmanian Dams Case

Newspaper article about the result of the Tasmanian Dams Case.  1983.








Resources for

 Teachers



Chris Arthur recalls the Franklin River campaign, 2008

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)

Learning and Teaching suggestion - Opportunity for rich discussion around personal conviction, how change and opportunity are interrelated and students' reactions to the story.

The Franklin Wild River

3 short clips from this documentary with accompanying educational notes.

Franklin River Journey

3 clips from this documentary recording one man's personal journey down the Franklin, with accompanying educational notes.

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)

Protesters at Franklin Dam site, with accompanying educational notes.

Bob Brown holding anti-dam poster. The Learning Federation ID R7532 (use your Scootle Login to access)

Then Premier Lowe displaying map of proposed scheme. The Learning Federation ID R5751 (use your Scootle Login to access)

Rally at dam site. The Learning Federation ID R5749 (use your Scootle Login to access)

Two beautiful photos of iconic sections of the Franklin. The Learning Federation ID R11132 & R11133 (use your Scootle Login to access)

Learning and Teaching suggestion - Springboard for discussion about emotive use of media in public debate.

Then Prime Minister Hawke signing the Dam agreement. The Learning Federation ID R7531 (use your Scootle Login to access)

Sound recordings of interview with Bob Brown as he recalls the campaign. The Learning Federation ID R8971 (use your Scootle Login to access)

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)

Tasmanian Parliamentary Library information page outlining the process and the actual referenda in Tasmania's history, complete with result summaries.

Concise overview of 3 Tasmanian referenda, with links to further information about key players and events.

Brief Case Study of environmental law as posted by QUT faculty member. Includes photographs and numerous scanned documents.

Brief overview of the Dam referendum, with a photo and some interesting links.

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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