35 pages of activities and guidance notes exploring the journeys of explorers. (Australian Curriculum No This teacher resource develops thinking skills aligned to the Australian Curriculum topic 'The journeys of at least one world navigator, explorer
The attitude to the First Australians by the British colonisers was 'They're gonna die out anyway.' It was a Darwinian belief based on the superiority of the white race. Some South African apartheid policies were adapted from early Australian practices.
William Dampier, an English "buccaneer", sea captain, author and scientific observer. He was the first Englishman to explore or map parts of New Holland (Australia) and New Guinea and was the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.
The Rabbits (illustrated by Shaun Tan). Tells the story of the colonisation of Australia and the oppression of the aboriginal peoples (numbats) by the British (rabbits). Fantastic metaphor and imagery.