Message from the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs
The Commonwealth Government is committed to helping young people understand the history and operations of Australia's system of government and the principles underpinning Australian democracy.
In the Artist's Footsteps is an associated activity of the Commonwealth's Discovering Democracy programme of civic and citizenship education.
The project extends the range of Discovering Democracy resource materials that are currently available to students and their teachers.
Through the website resource, students will be able to have a cyber tour of the original invitations, speeches and photographs associated with the opening of the first Federal Parliament.
I am pleased the Commonwealth Government has been able to sponsor the promotion of this website.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890