The Australian character?
8 Page document
Geoffrey Blainey article on his non-fiction work, ‘The story of Australia’s people’. The article gives an overview of Blainey’s perception of the Australian character, and contains extract on Australian identity from Peter Cosgrove.
ANZAC stereotype – extract from Chester Wilmot ‘Tobruk 1941’. 4 questions to respond to from this text.
New Interpretations – Reg Mombassa and Mambo. Image – BBQ Jesus – Textual discussion of Mambo, key ideas represented by the artist. What is being represented about Australian suburbia.
Who are we really – 3 political cartoons with writing prompt question. What message is being conveyed about the Australian character.
The Australian Lingo – Students are asked to collect distinctly Australian words and phrases.
Article : Condensed : Looking over the Back Fence - View of the Australian Suburban Back Yard