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Northern Territory Government House Education Program : resource for all bands [kit]



Northern Territory Government House Education Program : resource for all bands [kit]


Historical Society of the Northern Territory


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Teachers resource for Band 2 through to Band 5 - Specific links to NT Curriculum Framework outcomes have been identified throughout.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Band 2: Time, continuity and change, Historical architecture of Darwin -- Band 2: Civics, governance and social justice, Role of the Administrator of the Northern Territory -- Band 3: Time, continuity and change, Administrators of the Northern Territory -- Band 3: Civics, governance and social justice, Political role of the Administrator -- Band 4: Time, continuity and change, Role of the Administrator of the Northern Territory -- Band 4: Values, beliefs and cultural diversity, The Darwin Rebellion -- Band 5: Time, continuity and change, Roles of Government in the Northern Territory -- Band 5: Civics, governance and social justice, Role of the Administrator of the Northern Territory.




Government House (Darwin N.T.) -- History; Curriculum Planning -- Northern Territory -- Handbooks, Manuals, Etc

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Government House Foundation

Place of publication

Darwin, N.T.


1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some colour), maps, plans ; 30 cm.

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Historical Society of the Northern Territory



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