To take some words of Fr. Martin Joseph Kerney:
Before studying the history of other countries, we should become well acquainted with the history of our own. For it would be a great shame for our little readers, if they were able to relate all the events, that have taken place in Greece and Rome, and at the same time to be ignorant of the history of their own country ; to be able to numerate the battles of Alexander, Caesar and Pompey, and to be ignorant of those fought in their own country, by which our happiness and freedom were secured.
This course will be assembled from a variety of sources as there isn’t a clear candidate for a base text. Hopefully it will not take too long to make a useful resource that can be worked on over time to provide a good grounding in the history of this island nation and satisfy the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
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