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Grade 7 Place and Livability

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Peter McFadden

on 7 May 2015

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Grade 7 Place and Livability

Task 4: Tiny Towns: Liveability
Task 1:
Task 2:
Go to http://www.queenslandplaces.com.au/Hughenden

and read the primary source-
The entry for Hughenden 1903 Handbook which is reproduced on the site.
List how many of the following were part of the town, or close to it:

• public houses (hotels)

• saddlers

• wheelwrights

• blacksmiths

• chemists

• schools

• banks

• libraries

• meatworks

• sawmills

• clubs and associations

Task 3: Line graph
Check the census data for the population from 1881 to 2011 and
construct a line graph
showing population trends.

You will need to space out 130 years for your horizontal axis at the bottom and a suitable scale for a maximum of 2350 people on the vertical axis. Once you have constructed your line graph, write a short description of the population trends in the town.
Today we will be looking at a small Queensland town in the north west of the state where the land is susceptible to drought.
With a friend, explore both of the Wikipedia maps below.

1. Locate Hughenden.

2. On your own copy of this prezi, note how many regions there are in Queensland.

3. How do you think that the regions are defined. Read the information provided on the following wiki site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Queensland

From this information, do you think Hughenden was a busy town in 1903?
View the video on the following site. You may need to copy and paste the address below.

In the video, five people comment on the liveability of their town. In your own copy list some of the things that each of these people say. Use a different colour font for each speaker.

Lamar Cox
Beryl Hunter
Colin and Lisa Cheng
Chad Driscoll
Based upon what you have heard, make some observations about the town
and its current prosperity (economic base) compared to the
and moving into the
Write a paragraph summarising your observations using the TEEC structure.
Task 5:
Go back to your population graph and in three or four sentences make
about why changes occurred in the time between 1881-2011.(Remember, the changes we are looking for are fluctuations and trends in the population).
Click on the link below and read the ABC news article titled:

Drought felt far past the far gate in outback Queensland town of Hughendon


At the heart of the problem is the devastating drought which is affecting 72% of Queensland.

In your onenote or exercise book complete the following task.
Use arrows to complete this flow chart showing the consequences of the drought for life in the town

Getting started:
Graziers cut their stock by thousands

Less money to be spent in town

Shops are closing

Businesses are trying to sell up

In pairs discuss what things people are relying on to keep the town afloat, other than rain...

Les Carter, the Hughenden Chamber of Commerce President, identifies the key liveablity factor for people coming to the town.


Take some time to view this short introduction to communities.
Find two images that depict Hughenden today and insert them here.
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