Suzie's Home Education Ideas: 30+ Films for learning about Australian History. Use to supplement Linda's Wide Brown Land for Me, and Australian History-Based Lessons.

Suzie's Home Education Ideas: Films for learning about Australian History. Use to supplement Linda's Wide Brown Land for Me, and Australian History-Based Lessons.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia lasting from 1851 through the late Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded as a result of the influx of prospectors hoping to strike it rich.

There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. This is a picture of the flagship Sirius, which carried Captain Aurthur Philip first govermor of NSW. It was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790 and its wreck was given National Heritage status in 2011.

The wreck of a First Fleet ship which once carried Governor Phillip has been given National Heritage status.

The old traditional method of panning for  gold in streams and rivers and different places of Australia in the gold rush times, some places were Bendigo, Ballarat in victoria, Australia. People still pan for gold now and the odd nugget is still found.

This picture i showing how people used to Pan gold at Gold rush time in the river before.They used a bowl to wash in the river or stream what they got from digging to get gold.

This website aimed at parents may provide useful background information for teachers or be useful to students

Convict Sydney - Hyde Park Barracks Museum - Museums & Attractions - Time Out Sydney

On this day in 1787 – Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia.

On this day in 1787 – Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia.

History of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove by John Vaughan

John Vaughan of Australiana Flags share the illustration of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove.

A fleet of ships sailed from Great Brittian to Sydney Cove, marking the beginning of European Settlement on January 26 (Australia Day)

The Founding of Australia By Capt Arthur Phillip Sydney Cove Jan 1788

Port Arthur is a former convict colony in Tasmania, Australia.

Port Arthur penitentiary was purpose built to incarcerate, punish and rehabilitate the harshest of Australia’s transportees

The British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office records which are available on microfilm. You can find details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more.

The British Convict transportation registers database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm at all Australian State Libraries.

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