Foods that Australia Brought the World #infographic
Australia didn't just give Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrman and Kangaroos to the world. This infographic will teach you that the greatest foods imaginable did also come from down under.
First Fleet - Behind the News
On the 26th of January we celebrate Australia Day. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time...
a little delightful is coming soon
Hi everyone! Hope you had a great start to the week! There’s still plenty of time to find a few crafts or activities to do in the lead up to Australia Day and here I’ve put together 10 awesome ideas! Some of these we have done before and some from around the net that we’re hoping to do. I hope you find something that you’d love to do with your kids this week! :o}1. Make paper plate Koalas and Wombats2. Colour in an Aussie flag – thanks so much to Kerina at Living on a Latte and her post …
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)
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)
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)
From Terra Australis to Australia
Discover the original journals, logbooks, letters, paintings and drawings covering the voyage of the First Fleet, the mutiny on the Bounty and Matthew Flinders' journeys. - A story from the State Library of New South Wales
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)