Early Settlement

sailing ship1860s Colonial Life
– resources from ABC Splash

Development of Australia’s colonies, 1788-1863
– timeline showing how the colonies have evolved over time. From the Australian Electoral Commission

Why did Europeans settle in Australia?
–  find out why England decided to settle Australia and why the First Fleet sailed here in 1788 with more than 1000 convicts and marine guards on board.From Australian History Mysteries

Indigenous Resistance

– story of resistance by Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy. From National Museum of Australia

Representing Indigenous Australians in 19th Century Art video
– video showing artworks with information about famous Indigenous Australians: Augustus Earle ‘Bungaree, a native of New South Wales’ ,Benjamin Duterrau ‘Native taking a kangaroo’ 1837, D. T. Kilburn ‘South-east Australian Aboriginal man and two younger companions’ 1847, J. M. Crossland ‘Portrait of Nannultera, a young Poonindie cricketer’ 1854, Robert Dowling ‘Mrs Adolphus Sceales with Black Jimmie on Merrang Station’ 1855–56. From ABC Splash


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