AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

When did the First Fleet leave England?

When did they arrive in Botany Bay?

Why did the First Fleet travel to Australia?

Who was transported?

What were the conditions like on the ships?

THE STORY OF A PRISONER

Research a prisoner on the First Fleet and tell their story.  Write a journal entry in the first person using present tense.

The following websites will provide a starting point for your research:

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Convict Records Link

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/timeline/1787

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 SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA’S HISTORY

Vincent Lingiari

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://indigenousrights.net.au/people/pagination/vincent_lingiari

http://ia.anu.edu.au/biography/lingiari-vincent-14178

 Eddie Mabo

WEBSITE LINKS:

MABO: HISTORY IS MADE

FIGHT FOR LAND RIGHTS CHANGED HISTORY

Caroline Chisholm

WEBSITE LINK:

http://www.myplace.edu.au/decades_timeline/1840/decade_landing_16_1.html?tabRank=3

Vida Goldstein

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/fight-rights/womens-rights/vida-goldstein

http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/goldstein,9135.html

https://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/forging/australians/goldstein.asp

Edmund Barton

WEBSITE LINK:

http://www.nma.gov.au/primeministers/edmund_barton

Sir Henry Parkes

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://banknotes.rba.gov.au/biography-sir-henry-parkes.html

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/parkes-sir-henry-4366

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/themes/2030/henry-parkes-politician-1815-1896

Captain Arthur Phillip

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://www.australianhistory.org/arthur-phillip

http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/nswconstitution/html/3rd/bgr/gov/phillip.html

Banjo Paterson

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/on-this-day/2012/02/on-this-day-in-history-banjo-paterson-was-born/

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/paterson-andrew-barton-banjo-7972

http://www.wallisandmatilda.com.au/banjo-paterson-biography.shtml 

Captain Cook

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://www.captcook-ne.co.uk/ccne/who.htm

http://www.captaincooksociety.com/home/biography

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cook-james-1917

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/captain_james_cook.php

Sir Donald Bradman

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://www.bradman.com.au/donald-bradman-statistics-the-greatest-ever/

http://www.bradman.com.au/sir-donald-bradman/

http://www.topendsports.com/sport/cricket/profiles/bradman-donald.htm

Sir Jack Brabham

Video Link: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4007772.htm

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://www.jackbrabham.com/

http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/hall_of_fame/133/

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Federation

 Women Get The Vote

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-suffragettes

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/on-this-day/2011/12/on-this-day-women-get-the-federal-vote/

 Gold Rush

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-gold-rush

http://www.goldoz.com.au/gold_rush.0.html

http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Goldfields/Things-to-do/History-and-heritage/Gold-rush-history

http://www.nma.gov.au/collections/collection_interactives/endurance_scroll/harvest_of_endurance_html_version/explore_the_scroll/australian_gold_rush

http://www.goldrushcolony.com.au/australian-gold-history-culture-info

 White Australia Policy Abolished

WEBSITE LINKS:

http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/objectsthroughtime-history/1945-1965/

https://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/08abolition.htm

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/changing-face-of-modern-australia-1950s-to-1970s

The Stolen Generation

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Apology to The Stolen Generation

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sorry-day-stolen-generations

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/st/Stolen_Generation

GOLD RUSH!!!

Click the link below to prepare to set off to the goldfields as a gold prospector and then spend time mining for gold.

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Click the link below to explore the gold fields of Ballarat.

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Migration to Australia in the 1800’s

Irish Potato Famine

http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-184523/The-Irish-Potato-Famine-devastated-Irelands-population
 Migration to Australia Information Link

2 Comments on AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

  1. Lachlan
    November 20, 2014 at 9:27 am (3 years ago)

    thanks mrs ryan for putting this on here and it has realy helped me through my inqiry!

    Reply
    • rryan
      November 20, 2014 at 11:29 am (3 years ago)

      I’m glad that you’re using all this information to help you.

      Reply

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