Digital History

Report
Research and Finding Evidence Using
the Skills of a Digital Historian (Years 9
and 10)
Movement of Peoples (1750–1901),
WWI, WWII, Popular Culture (1945–
Present).
Jo Clyne
Education and Consultancy Services Coordinator
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
Digital History is… the use of digital media
and tools for historical practice,
presentation, analysis, and research
Practice
Presentation
Analysis
Research
In your table groups, brainstorm an example for each category of digital history
What is a digital historian and what do they
do? Twitter Interview with Tim Sherratt,
Digital Historian
 https://storify.com/JoClyne1/interview-with-tim-sherratt-part-1
 https://storify.com/JoClyne1/interview-with-tim-sherratt-part-2
 https://storify.com/JoClyne1/interview-with-tim-sherratt
Key terms and concepts associated
with Digital History
 Hypermedia
http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/Dave/MM/
OLD_BSC/hypermedia.gif
 Connected
 Virtual objects
 Open Source Linked data
http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/
 New media
 App
 Online collaboration
 QR Code (Quick response code)
 Enriched E-publications
https://www.overdrive.com/media/
224591/narrative-of-the-life-offrederick-douglass-an-americanslave
 Substitution
 Digitised resources
 Writing for the web
 Interactivity
 The Maker Movement
 Challenging linear thought
structures
Mapping the digital brain
Source: http://2doitbetter.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/smart-phonecontents.jpg
Google Maps – Sharing, collaborating
and researching
Ponar Forest, Vilna (Lithuania)
This site was a popular destination for
picnics prior to WWII. During the
Holocaust it became a place
associated with genocide as Jews
were massacred by the Nazis.
Visitors to the forest have pinned
images of the memorials to the
Google map of the region
Source: ‘The Songs They Sang’
http://www.thesongstheysang.com/music.html
Go to Google Map Maker to find
maps with public ‘pins’
https://www.google.com.au/ma
pmaker
Click ‘photo’ on the right hand
side to see pins.
Enriched ebooks
If you were creating
an enriched
ebook/essay on WWI,
what sort of
hypermedia would
you include?
Ghosts of War Photo Series
hhttp://www.boredpanda.com/ghosts-of-war-wwii-photos-blended-into-present/
Trove Mosaic
http://mtchl.net/trovemosaic/
Historical Fiction Competition
http://www.htav.asn.au/students/ht
av-historical-fiction-competition
Now and Then
Source: The
Argus,
Saturday 8
March 1902,
p24, (Via
Trove
http://trove.n
la.gov.au/nd
p/del/article/
139755544?s
earchTerm=p
lague house
argyle street
melbourne&s
earchLimits=
Google Maps
https://maps.google.com.au/
Trove
http://trove.nla.gov.au/
Using and Making QR Codes
This photograph shows the Dominiewski family,
ready for an outing, standing by their Ford
Consul car, Glenroy, 1960. Michele remembers
that she was '...very excited at the prospect of
going out in her wonderful outfit. Her pretty white
dress was matched with little white gloves and a
fancy purse and bow in her hair.‘
Use your phone to scan this QR (quick
response) code. You will need to
download a free QR code scanner
app for your phone or table device.
Source: Museum Victoria,
http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/1689219/digitalphotograph-dominiewski-family-dressed-for-an-outing-standing-in-theirdriveway-glenroy-victoria-1960
Movement of Peoples (1750–1901),
 Immigration to Victoria - a Timeline
http://museumvictoria.com.au/disc
overycentre/websitesmini/immigration-timeline/
 Convict life in The Rocks, Sydney –
ABC Splash
This ABC website contains five
minute video clips, along with
'before viewing,' 'as you view' and
'after viewing' activities.
 Australian Convict transportation
database
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resource
s/family-history/info-guides/convicts
 http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/232/
Invisible Australian
http://invisibleaustralians.org/faces/
‘Blackbirding’ Kidnapping and transporting
South Sea Islanders for work on sugarcane
plantations
An end to labour trade
South Sea Islanders planting cane,
Bingera, 1897
The trade in Pacific Labour drew
criticism from many sectors. But it was
the White Australia Policy and the
desire to protect jobs for white
Australians that finally ended the
Labour trade. In 1901 the Labour Trade
formally ceased and the Australian
government took steps to deport South
Sea Islanders to their home islands. This
was impossible and undesirable for
many, and resulted in more hardships
and discrimination for those who had
made Queensland home.
Source: ‘Sugar Slaves’ http://www.qhatlas.com.au/content/sugar-slaves
‘Blackbirding’ Resources
Background Resources
‘ A Form of Slavery’
http://www.abc.net.au/federation/fedstory/ep2/ep2_people.ht
m
Immigration Restriction Act
http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/objectsthr
oughtime/immigration-restriction-act/
Blackbirding http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/media/mediareleases/2013/35.aspx
This is a documentary about ‘blackbirding’ of the islanders to
QLD (it has teaching resources with it)
http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/232/
Website on ‘Pacific Stories’ relation to Australia
http://www.pacificstories.com.au/
Timelinehttp://www.humanrights.gov.au/erace-archives-historysouth-sea-islanders-australia
Ed Kit from Global Education (they generally have great
resources and will often come out to schools to run programs)
http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/teaching-activity/pacificislanders-in-australia-9-10.html
basic Quiz http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-56_u-127_t-350_c1214/economics-pacific-islanders-and-asianworkers/nsw/economics-pacific-islanders-and-asianworkers/australia-to-1914/white-australia-immigration-restrictionact-1901
Commemoration of ‘blackbirding’http://www.newsmail.com.au/news/islander-community-set-to-share-itspast/1977590/
Video and Primary Sources
Original silent black and white footage of islander sugar cane
cutters (includes ed resources)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/historical/ssisland-cutting-cane/clip1/
Queensland State Library docs
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/showcase/ASSI
Useful public records for analysis
http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Resources/Pag
es/Australian-South-Sea-Islander-resources.aspx
Queensland State Archives
http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Indexes/Other/
Pages/SouthSeaIslanders.aspx
SBS video clip about Vanuatu calling for an apology for
‘blackbirding’
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/08/17/south-seaislanders-mark-sugar-slave-days
Some great photos and primary docs
http://www.qhatlas.com.au/content/sugar-slaves
National Archives – Federation Documents
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/federation/
Mapping Our Anzacs
http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/
WWI
 Mapping Our Anzacs
http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/
 Kiwi Shoe Polish: Shine Sir (1914)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/kiwi-shoepolish-shine/
 Australasian Gazette – Patriotic
Procession in Aid of the French Red
Cross (1915)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/austra
lasian-gazette-patriotic/clip1/
 The Hero of the Dardanelles (1915)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/features/hero-ofthe-dardanelles/clip1/
 http://aso.gov.au/titles/features/hero-ofthe-dardanelles/clip4/
 Anzac Day Promotional (c.1916)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/anzac-daypromotional/clip1/
 Cartoons of the Moment – Today the
German Monster Threatens the World
(c.1916)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/germ
an-monster-threatens/clip1/
 Richmond Carnival in Aid of Blind
Soldiers, May 1918 (1918)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/richm
ond-carnival/clip1/
 Red Cross Activities During and After
WWI (c.1919)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/historical/redcross-first-world-war/clip3/
The soldier
settlement
records and
military files are
currently being
digitised at the
National
Archives.
WWII
 Menzies Speech: Declaration of War
(1939)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/radio/menzi
es-speech-declaration-war/
 Australia to England via Tobruk and
Benghazi: Menzies Wartime Tour
(1941)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/homemovies/menzies-wartime-touraustralia/
 Red Cross Cinema Advertisement:
The Prisoner of War Street Adoption
Scheme
(c.1941)http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/
red-cross-cinema-advertisement/
 Roberts, John: Anzac Day march
Adelaide, South Australia and other
segments
(c.1941)http://aso.gov.au/titles/ho
me-movies/anzac-day-marchadelaide/
 Roberts, John: Children playing
war games in a suburban
backyard
(c.1941)http://aso.gov.au/titles/h
ome-movies/roberts-johnchildren-playing/
 Australians Keep the Wheels of
Industry Turning
(c.1943)http://aso.gov.au/titles/a
ds/war-bonds-cinemaadvertisement/
 Movietone Special: Peace:
Australia Celebrates (1945)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels
/movietone-special-peace/
Popular Culture (1945–Present).
The Constant Threat
(1946)http://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsore
d-films/the-constant-threat/
 Bye Bye Baby (1959)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/music/byebye-baby/
Beautiful Melbourne
(1947)http://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsore
d-films/beautiful-melbourne/
 Mr Squiggle and Friends – Episode
148 (c.1960)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/mrsquiggle-episode-148/
Birth of a Car (c.1948)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsoredfilms/birth-car/
Vegemite Cinema Advertisement: Sister
Knows Best (c.1948)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/vegemitesister/
Gerakiteys: Greek Wedding Reception:
Canberra Scenes (c.1954)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/homemovies/gerakiteys-greek-wedding/
 Georgia Lee Sings the Blues Down
Under (1962)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/music/geor
gia-lee-sings-the-blues/
 Pick a Box – Episode 170 (1963)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/pick-abox-episode-170/clip1/
 I’ll Never Find Another You (1964)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/music/illnever-find-another-you/
Popular Culture continued…
 The Mavis Bramston Show – Series
2 Episode 1 (1965)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/mavisbramston-show-series-2/
 Play School – Trains Thursday
(1969)http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/p
lay-school-trains-thursday/
 Homicide – The Superintendent
(1970)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/homici
de-the-superintendent/
 It’s Academic – Episode 40
(1971)http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/it
s-academic-episode-40/
 The 8th Wonder of the World
(1973)http://aso.gov.au/titles/spo
nsored-films/8th-wonder/
 Living in the 70’s (1974)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/music/livin
g-in-the-70s/
 Faces of Australia
http://naa.gov.au/visitus/exhibitions/faces-ofaustralia/index.aspx
Projects to Try out with your students
History in Pace
http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/hist
ory-in-place/
Transcribing an article for
Trovehttp://trove.nla.gov.au/
Finding immigration records at the
Building and populating a website
Making and sharing a video
Creating text in an online format
QR code development
Students as Digital Historians
Presenting at the Kids Conference
An animated film of the legend of
St George and the Dragon
http://vimeo.com/76661072
A Stop Motion Film about Australian
Prime Minister John Curtin
http://vimeo.com/76652343
Further Reading on Digital History
 Digital History: A guide to gathering, preserving and presenting the past on
the web http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/
 Exploring digital history with NLA’s Tim Sherratt
http://www.insidehistory.com.au/2013/09/exploring-digital-history-with-nlastim-sherratt/

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