This website created by the 'First Fleet Fellowship', a historical society provides information on the First Fleet. The website covers information on the voyage, the ships of the first fleet, and a list of provisions and Livestock. The website provides basic information in an area lacking good quality content on the internet.
When we did Australian history inquiry units, my co-teacher and I would model an inquiry ourselves. This shows my inquiry on federation, complete with samples of notetaking and the use of graphic organizers. This worked REALLY well and the standard of work we got from the students really improved.
Resource B. Topic: "Our Shared History" Outcomes Addressed: HT2-2, HT2-4. This Behind The News Video looks at why convicts came to Australia, what happened with the arrival of the First Fleet, and how British colonisation affected the lives of many Indigenous people. It enables students to see from the perspective of an English convict who is first arriving in Australia.