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3.8 Conclusion

As part of this learning module you have investigated how the living and working conditions of ordinary people had changed in Australia by 1900.

1. From the five Defining Moments and case study you have looked at, what have you discovered about those conditions?

2. What overall picture of an emerging Australian nation do these five Defining Moments and case study provide? Explain your answer.

3. Do some further research on living and working conditions in Australia around 1900 to test the ideas you have gained from this investigation. Does this research reinforce and/or change the views you have developed from these defining moment examples?

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