VCE Australian history - units 3 & 4

Guide for VCE Australian history students

From custodianship to the Anthropocene (1950-2010)

Students investigate the way in which Australian’s perspectives of the environment changed and/or remained the same after 1950.

They consider the changing nature and economic importance of rural and resource industries during this time. They explore the perspectives of conservation movements and political parties which emerged to raise awareness and/or contest land use and environmental issues.

Students analyse the role and voice of Indigenous peoples both in Australia and in other nations in the debates about environmental protection, and examine how movements challenged the extent to which human actions and responses to environmental issues changed. (VCE History Study Design 2022–2026 p.59)

Environmental issues & campaigns

Lake Pedder

Green Bans