Topic 8 Australia's Social and Cultural History in the Post-War Period

Post-war Australia

The impact of changing technology on everyday life in post-war Australia:
    • housing
    • home appliances
    • entertainment
    • transport
    • communications
Students learn to:
  • outline the impact of the main technological changes over time on everyday life in postwar Australia, based on a selection of sources

Decade Study

The social and cultural features of ONE postwar decade including:
    • fashion
    • music
    • entertainment
    • sport
    • British or American influences on popular culture
Students learn to:
  • describe the main social and cultural features of the chosen decade
  • outline the main influences of Britain or the USA on Australian popular culture of the chosen decade
  • assess the impact of the chosen decade in shaping Australian identity