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Australia has many 'National Treasures' – cherished and sometimes forgotten objects that are an irreplaceable part of our national story, bringing our history to life and helping us understand who we are.

This website is based on the Film Australia television series National Treasures presented by political cartoonist, columnist and history "tragic" Warren Brown and broadcast nationally on ABC television.

It provides teachers with classroom ideas, printable worksheet pages and interactive student activities across a number of curriculum areas including History, Art and English.

This site also gives you a link to video clips and educational resources for the new Prime Ministers’ National Treasures series. Presented by Warren Brown these programs reveal the emotional lives of Australian Prime Ministers through 10 objects they used every day or even adored.

Video clips of all these National Treasures can be viewed free on this site.

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The Curriculum Guide showing where the National Treasures can be used as a stimulating starting point to a topic, or as a way of encouraging students to branch out from a topic into cross-curriculum explorations.

The Teachers Guide which suggests classroom approaches.

The Elearning Area where students can interact with the National Treasures to develop understandings of their place in Australian history.

The Interview Section where students can 'interview' cartoonist Warren Brown about his National Treasures cartoons and the nature of cartooning.

One of the National Treasures where teachers can print classroom worksheets to explore the National Treasure through a video clip, a picture and Warren Brown's cartoon and comment on the object.

Warren Brown
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