One People, One Destiny:
A Christian History of Australia
Author, Mike Spencer, has written a landmark book on the history of Australia from a Christian perspective. The book, entitled One People, One Destiny: A Christian History of Australia, is an attractively presented hard cover book in full colour with many historical illustrations, photographs and maps. It is an easy read, suitable for both home and school.
The first chapter looks at the foundations of Australia's Christian heritage in the Ten Commandments and key events in British history. Subsequent chapters follow Australia's history through from the early explorers to the present day. There is a chapter dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history since 1788.
Correlation of One People One Destiny: A Christian History of Australia with the Australian Curriculum Ver 8.2
Humanities and Social Sciences
Year 9 - Depth Studies
Movement of peoples (1750 - 1901): pp. 44-105, 131-158
Making a Nation: pp. 1-15, 142-144, 159-178, 183-203, 293-310, 328-330
World War I: pp. 209-232
Year 10 - Depth Studies
World War II: pp. 253-267
Rights and Freedoms (1945-present): pp. 311-325
The Globalising World / Migration Experiences (1945-present): pp. 267-292
Senior Secondary Curriculum - Modern History
Unit 2 - Movements for Change in the 20th Century
Recognition and Rights of Indigenous Peoples: pp. 293-325
Unit 3 - Modern Nations in the 20th Century
Australia 1918-1949: pp. 233-276
Unit 4 - The Modern World since 1945
Engagement with Asia 1945-2010: pp. 267-292
Material from this book may also be used for Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences - History and Civics and Citizenship.