Journeys of exploration


  • investigate the reasons for the journey of the First Fleet, its ships, people, route and destination. They take on a role as a First Fleet convict to communicate historical information

  • undertake a second guided inquiry to investigate and describe the establishment of the British colony at Port Jackson. They independently investigate the experiences of either a soldier, convict, ex-convict or official who lived in the colony in its early years, to the early 1800s

  • investigate the nature and consequence of contact between the local Aboriginal Peoples and early settlers of the expanding colony at Port Jackson.

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