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    Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet
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Watch the video clip on the Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet and answer these questions about the National Treasure featured.


What does this object help me understand about Australian history and heritage?


  1. Describe the object.

  2. Where is it located?

  3. What does the video clip tell you about:

    • the meaning of the song
    • the circumstances in which it was written
    • the origin of the melody?

  4. What was this song's main role in Australian history?

  5. What are the main reasons it is considered a National Treasure?

  6. Look at the way Warren Brown has depicted the object in his cartoon. What message or meaning is he suggesting about the object?

  7. What does this object tell us about being Australian?

  8. Is this object important in your life today? Explain your answer.

  9. How can you now answer the focus question?

You might like now to explore the Warren Brown cartoon of the Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet featured in the video clip.

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