June 21st 2011


My Place 2

Don't miss the highly anticipated second series of award winning My Place. The weekly broadcasts begin Sunday 26th June at 5pm on ABC3*.

The second series continues its adaptation of My Place, the children's book written by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Donna Rawlins. This time we start in 1878, travelling back through each decade of Australia's history to 'Before Time', and each story is told by the child who lived there. The series includes all characters from the book and introduces us to three new characters; Dan (1788), Waruwi (1788) and Bunda (Before Time).

In line with the broadcast, the ACTF will release an exciting range of educational materials designed to support teachers in exploring issues and contexts presented in My Place, both the book and TV series.

Available July, the new edition My Place Teachers’ Guide (DVD-ROM) will feature all original series one resource materials (History, English and Media Literacy) combined with an extensive range of new content from series two – an additional 39 clips, teaching activities for History and English, an extended Decade Timeline, Behind the Scenes content, and more. The resource also includes a bonus Geography resource developed in line with the new Australian Curriculum, in partnership with the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria (GTAV).

The award winning My Place for Teachers website at, developed with Education Services Australia, will also launch its latest range of educational materials for season two, in line with the television broadcast.    

 Visit the ACTF shop for full list of all My Place education products and packages.

 *Note: Australian schools with a Screenrights licence may record the series and retain it in their school library.


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‘Giving space to the voices of the past’: My Place site updated

Curator and writer Jennifer Forest has collaborated with ACTF First Nations Designer April Phillips to update content in the My Place for Teachers decade timeline, aiming to better represent diverse voices from Australia’s past. 

August 11th 2022

New resource: Writing rubrics

In response to teacher feedback received last year, the ACTF has developed writing rubrics to support students entering the 2022 My Place Competition.

August 11th 2022

Entries for the 2022 My Place Competition open Monday

Students are invited to submit their creative writing entries for the 2022 My Place Competition from 15 August – 16 September.

July 27th 2022

New resource supports teachers to explore consent and identity in the classroom

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July 26th 2022

Virtual workshop recordings now live

During Term 2, the ACTF learning team delivered two live virtual workshops exploring the impact of light and colour in television series and a behind-the-scenes look at the series Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. These recordings and resources are now available to view and explore on our website.

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