Discuss the role of the Governor, the Executive Council and the relationship of executive government to Parliament. Discuss Federation and the drafting of the Australian Constitution. Examine the development of democratic processes in Victoria and the ways in which various rights were established and protected.
Drawing on key onsite exhibitions, students will consider various factors that influenced European attitudes to First Nations people by examining primary and secondary documents. They will reflect on the Gold Rush population increase, and how various members of the community were treated at the time.