Primary and Secondary Sources of information
Information below is from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2013)
Primary sources are from the time the people lived and are made by the people involved. Primary sources are facts from someone that was present at the time it happened. Examples – diaries, letters, paintings, maps, drawings.
Secondary sources are records that were made by others, like a person talking about something they didn’t see themselves and textbooks.
Examples – newspaper articles, accounts from the internet.
Click on the PDF below and determine for yourself - Which is a primary source and which is a secondary source?