Resource Type

Changing Places: Migration to South Australia

  • Ethical Understanding
  • History
  • Humanites and Social Sciences
  • Intercultural Understanding

Changing Places – Migration to South Australia

A visual history of migration to South Australia from the colony’s beginnings to the present day.

Changing Places - Migration to South Australia



Year 3


AC9HS3K01 – causes and effects of changes to the local community, and how people who may be from diverse backgrounds have contributed to these changes

Year 5


AC9HS5K01 – the economic, political and social causes of the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800

AC9HS5K02 – the impact of the development of British colonies in Australia on the lives of First Nations Australians, the colonists and convicts, and on the natural environment

AC9HS5K03 – the role of a significant individual or group, including First Nations Australians and those who migrated to Australia, in the development of events in an Australian colony

Year 6


AC9HS6K02 – changes in Australia’s political system and to Australian citizenship after Federation and throughout the 20th century that impacted First Nations Australians, migrants, women and children

AC9HS6K03 – the motivation of people migrating to Australia since Federation and throughout the 20th century, their stories and effects on Australian society, including migrants from the Asia region

Year 9

AC9HH9K01 – the causes and effects of European imperial expansion and the movement of peoples in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the different responses to colonisation and migration

AC9HH9K02 – the key social, cultural, economic and political changes and their significance in the development of Australian society during the period

AC9HH9K04 – significant events, ideas, people, groups and movements in the development of Australian society

AC9HH9K05 – continuities and changes and their effects on ways of life and living conditions, political and legal institutions, and cultural expression around the turn of the 20th century in Australian society

AC9HH9K06 – different experiences and perspectives of colonisers, settlers and First Nations Australians and the impact of these experiences on changes to Australian society’s ideas, beliefs and values

AC9HH9K07 – the development of Australian society in relation to other nations in the world by 1914, including the effects of ideas and movements of people

Year 10

AC9HH10K08 – the causes of changes in perspectives, responses, beliefs and values on migration that have influenced Australian society since 1945

AC9HH10K18 – continuities and changes in perspectives, responses, beliefs and values that have influenced the Australian way of life

AC9HH10K19 – the effects of global influences on Australia’s changing identity as a nation and its international relationships

Discussion Questions

What do you think were the most pivotal moments in South Australia’s migration history?

How and why has migration to South Australia changed over time?

Governments have historically controlled and influenced migration. Is this still the case today?



Where to Next?

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