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Year 10 History: The Fight For Freedom

Year 10 History


This Year 10 History Libguide provides links to resources for research on The Fight for Freedom.

American Civil Rights Movement

American Civil Rights - refer Encyclopedia Britannica 

Abolitionism to Jim Crow     

Du Bois to Brown 

Montgomery Bus Boycott to Voting Rights


Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery, Alabama

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) - American civil rights activist. Best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.

From Black Power to the Assassination of Martin Luther king

Martin Luther King Jr: 1950's Civil Rights Leader


Clickview Video: The Abolitionists: Pt 1/3 - 1820s-1838

 Five activists take an interest in outlawing slavery, although increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of the abolitionist movement.



William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was a British politician and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. He began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming a Member of Parliament for Yorkshire.

South America

Fidel Castro

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician. He governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.



Che Guevara - Argentina

A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous counter cultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture

His slogan: hasta la victoria siempre = until victory, always!

Eva Person - Argentina

Wife of Argentine President Juan Perón

She has often been credited with gaining the right to vote for Argentine women

Indigenous Rights and Freedoms in Australia

  National Museum of Australia: Collaborating for Indigenous Rights

Collaborating for Indigenous Rights: Timeline

1933 Petition to the King by Yorta Yorta people       

1938 Day of Mourning 

1939 Indigenous Men Enlist

1940's Populate or Perish: John Curtin

1950's Formation of Council for Aboriginal Rights

1960's Land Rights

1962 Federation of  Council for Aboriginal Rights campaign:

Referendum to change Constitution so that Aborigines have the Right to vote in elections

Fights for Civil Rights

Fight for Land Rights

1970 - 1979 

1970 National Tribal Council Established

Victorian Land Rights Won

1972 Aboriginal Advancement League: Bob Masa meets Stan Davey

1974 Land rights returned to Gurindji People leader Vincent Lingari by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam


Mabo-the native title revolution (1992)

World War II - The roles of Significant Australians

World War 11 and the Roles of Significant Australian

Robert Gordon MenziesThe Menzies Virtual Museum from the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, provides snapshots of Menzies' career and current events in Australia and in the world during his lifetime.

The Menzies Era

Robert Gordon Menzies: National Archives of Australia

John Curtin: National Archives of Australia

Curtin University: John Curtin

John Curtin's Legacy

John Curtin's Speech

ERGO: WW 11 Preparing for Invasion: John Curtin's Role in conscription and bringing Australian troops home

Freedom Fighters


Oodgeroo Noonuccal 

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was an Australian Aboriginal political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights. Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse



Digital Resources and Databases



Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust


Holocaust Encyclopedia


Oscar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories.


Nancy Wake

Wake slowly became enmeshed with French efforts against the Germans, and worked to get people out of France during WWII.

Most decorated woman from WWII

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