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Australia Day, Matilda

In 1770 Captain James Cook an explorer and Captain of the British Navy, sailed the East Coast of this Country and thought that it would be a good place for Settlement (Dunn, C. n.d)

In 1770 Captain James Cook an explorer and Captain of the British Navy, sailed the East Coast of this Country and thought that it would be a good place for Settlement (Dunn, C.

The reason that the British Government needed to establish a Penal Colony in a new Country was because the crime in Britain at the time was starting to increase and jails were starting to overcrowd thus they needed somewhere to send the prisoners (Dunn, C. n.d)

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Many of the crimes that these people were being jailed for was for minor offenses such as stealing a loaf of bread. (Dunn, C .n.d)

Many of the crimes that these people were being jailed for was for minor offenses such as stealing a loaf of bread. (Dunn, C .

There were already natives on this new land discovered by Captain Cook. As the natives did not cultivate the land, meaning that they did not use the land for crops of gardening, the British government considered the land to be uncivilised (Dunn, C. n.d)

There were already natives on this new land discovered by Captain Cook. As the natives did not cultivate the land, meaning that they did not use the land for crops of gardening, the British government considered the land to be uncivilised (Dunn, C.

In May 1787 Captain Arthur Phillip led the first 11 ships known as the First Fleet from Britain and established the first Penal Colony in Australia, NSW (Dunn, C. n.d). Captain Arthur Phillip, the convicts, marine guards and others onboard arrived in mid-January 1788, hence the 26th of January being the official date to celebrate Australia day (Dunn, C. n.d)

On May the First Fleet under Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth to found a penal colony in Australia.

WebQuest: Stage 3 and 4 Early Colonisation of Australia in The impact it had on Aboriginal and English Settlers before and after the arrival of the First FLeet: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker

They also found that shelter was a problem as they were given limited tools to make appropriate living spaces.  After more exploration of the land, they found that west of Sydney Cove made for better land for farming (Dunn, C. n.d).Ships were sent to other Countries for more supplies and after a few years, more ships started to arrive with more convicts and the expansion of our beautiful Country began (Dunn, C. n.d).

They also found that shelter was a problem as they were given limited tools to make appropriate living spaces. After more exploration of the land, they found that west of Sydney Cove made for better land for farming (Dunn, C. n.d).Ships were sent to other Countries for more supplies and after a few years, more ships started to arrive with more convicts and the expansion of our beautiful Country began (Dunn, C. n.d).

Why do we celebrate Australia day on the of January? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to to meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet.

There's been an outpouring of national pride on Australia Day celebrated across Victoria, with parades and traditional functions around the state.

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Adorable Echnidna Shaped Lamington Cake Balls Recipe - onebitemore great recipe idea for Australia Day treats