Illustration of people from colonial times: the Governor, an Aboriginal man, a European child, a female and male, an Aboriginal woman in European dress and a soldier

Year 4 Exploring text - Nanberry, Grim Crims and Convicts, Avoid being a convict and Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet

Animation: First Fleet voyage

Drawing of Sydney Cove showing two sailing ships in the foreground and vegetation to the shoreline in the background

BTN video: meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet

Recently we celebrated Australia day on the of January. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to to meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet.


A great unit from the History Teachers of Australia on Colonisation - What was life like for the people of the First Fleet in the new settlement?


Little Wooden Horse. The story tells of two convict children who were deported to Botany Bay on the First Fleet. It tells of their trip and the circumstances that lead to their deportation.



First Fleet — kidcyber

A timeline of the journey of the First Fleet which brought the first white settlers to Australia for kids aged

video: Story Box Library

video: Story Box Library


Tom Appleby Convict Boy by Jackie French site includes teaching notes

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