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Australia has a colourful colonial past. Explore this rich history with these high quality timeline posters (18 included), linked to the Year 5 Australian HASS curriculum. Each poster features a key milestone that lead to the establishment of the various colonies around Australia. They are bound to compliment any classroom decor!
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These posters compliment the following Australian Curriculum Year 5 HASS content descriptors covered:
- Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHASSK106)
- The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed (ACHASSK107)
- The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony (ACHASSK110)
Events included in these posters (note the content described here is paraphrased and in more detail on the posters):
1770 - James Cook explores Australia
1786 - Arthur Phillip is appointed governor
1788 - First Fleet arrives at Port Jackson
1790 - The Second Fleet arrives
1793 - Arthur Phillip's term as governor ends
1802-03 - Flinders circumnavigates Australia
1803 - Penal Colony established in Tasmania
1808 - William Bligh forced from office
1810 - Lachlan Macquarie begins as governor
1813 - Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworkth complete Blue Mountains crossing
1824 - A penal settlement is established in Moreton Bay
1829 - Colony of Perth is established
1835 - Settlement is established in Port Phillip
1836 - Settlement established in South Australia
1842 - South Australia declared a colony
1851 - Victoria declared a colony
1859 - Queensland declared a colony
1868 - Western Australia receives last convicts
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