Australian Democracy – People & Consequences

The National History Challenge invites students to be historians—researching and interpreting the past. The Museum of Australian Democracy is pleased to sponsor a special category in this year’s challenge ‘Australian Democracy: People & Consequences’.

A democracy is a place where everyone can have a say. The Museum of Australian Democracy traces the development of democracy through the stories of ordinary people using their voice to achieve extraordinary things.

The history of Australia’s democracy encompasses our laws and institutions, as well as the way we live as a society.

Students from years 5-12 are invited to research and create an entry about significant people and events in Australia’s political history. This year’s theme offers students the opportunity to explore how the decisions and actions of prominent Australians have shaped history and how we judge their accomplishments.

The Museum of Australian Democracy also sponsored a category in the 2011 National History Challenge on the topic ‘Australian Democracy: Defining Moments’.

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. More information is available on the National History Challenge site.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2610

Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)

Contact

Nielsen Gordon
Schools Learning

Phone: 02 6270 8154
Fax: 02 6270 8111

Research Library
Australian Prime Ministers Centre

Phone: 02 6270 8270