Topic 6 Changing Rights and Freedoms


Section A: Aboriginal Peoples

Changing government policies towards Aboriginal peoples over time, including:
    • protection
    • assimilation
    • integration
    • self-determination
Students learn to:
  • account for continuity and change over time

The varying experiences of the stolen generations
Students learn to:
examine the experiences of the stolen generations using a range of sources

The role of the 1967 Referendum in the struggle of Aboriginal peoples for rights and freedoms
Students learn to:
  • outline the important developments in the nominated events and issues
  • explain the significance of the 1967 Referendum for the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples

The role of Land Rights and Native Title in the struggle of Aboriginal peoples for rights and freedoms
Students learn to:
  • outline the important developments in the nominated events and issues
  • explain the significance of the nominated events and issues for the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal people


Section B: Migrants

The changing patterns of migration 1945–2000
Students learn to:
  • account for continuity and/or change over time in the relevant study

The experiences of ONE of the following:
    • a migrant group in post-WWII period
    • ‘enemy’ aliens in WWI or WWII
Students learn to:
  • examine the experiences of the chosen group/s using a range of sources

The role of ONE of the following in the history of post-WWII migration:
    • Snowy Mountains Scheme
    • 1970s boat people
    • Multiculturalism
Students learn to:
  • outline the important developments in a key event/issue relating to the chosen study
  • explain the significance of the event/issue for the changing rights and freedoms of the chosen study