Australian History Task

Starting point: ABC Splash – Colonial Australia

43convict_dZZSkrpPPj_lSelect one of the following topics to research – focusing on COLONIAL AUSTRALIA AFTER 1800:

  • Daily life of convicts

    • What was life like for a typical convict?
    • Where there differences between one colony and another?
    • What were the differences between the life of male, female and child convicts?
    • Are there any famous convicts? What did they do?

 

  • Daily life of colonists

    • What was life like for a typical colonist?
    • What were the reasons for colonising certain locations?
    • What were the differences between the life of male, female and child colonists?
    • Are there any famous colonists? What did they do? How are their achievements recognised today?

 

  • How the colonists changed/used the environment

    • In what ways did the environment help the colonists?
    • In what was did the environment harm the colonists?
    • In what ways did the colonists change the environment (farming techniques and development)
    • How does the use of the environment compare between colonists and Indigenous people.

 

  • Interactions between Colonists and Indigenous people

    • What conflicts occurred between Colonists and Indigenous people?
    • What deals were made between Colonists and Indigenous people?
    • Are there any famous stories about conflicts/colonists and Indigenous people?

 

  • A specific colony

    • Find a specific colony and describe the effects it has had on shaping Australia (why it was built, stories and changes over time, how it is now)
    • Retell and investigate how an event had an effect on a colony (a battle, a law change etc..)

 

  • People from other continents

    • Why did people come here from Asia and mainland Europe?
    • What positive things occurred because of their arrival?
    • What negative things occurred because of their arrival?
    • What similarities and differences were between them, the British colonists and Indigenous.

 

  • Significant people/events

    • Find out how a person or how an event significantly changed a colony
    • Was this a good or bad change?
    • How did they do it?
    • What happened as a result of their actions?

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Deathhawk says:

    Owen=Daily life of convicts

    Harry=Daily life of convicts

  2. Kayla and Acacia says:

    Kayla: What were the differences between male,female and child convicts.
    Acacia: What were the differences between male,female and child convicts.

  3. marcus says:

    Katie:Daily life of convicts and People from other continents
    Caleb: Significant People/events and Daily life of convicts

  4. natashaar says:

    Tash is going to do Daily life of convicts

    Kam: Im gonna challenge myself and do ‘How The Colonist Changed/ Used The Environment! If i do well I might do another one!

    1. Kamryn says:

      I’m changing mine to “Daily life of Convicts”!
      -xX_Kamryn_Xx

  5. marcus says:

    whoops

  6. Jorja Julia says:

    Jorja
    will do interactions between indigous people and colonist

    Julia
    daily life of convicts

  7. Daisy and Dylan says:

    Daisy
    Daily life of a colonists
    Dylan
    Daily life of a colonist

    1. mrmayes says:

      Dylan, try and see if this website works on the school devices. Watch these videos and take a few notes as you go.

      http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/digibook/618324/1860s-colonial-life

  8. jorja maggie says:

    jorja h daily convicts
    maggie aboriganal colony

  9. Sarah says:

    Oliver I am doing daily life of colonists.

  10. Ryan says:

    Ryan will do Daily life of convicts

    Justine will do Significant people/events

    🙂 🙁 :& :# :% :$ 😕 :/ :} :{ :] :[

  11. Brolan says:

    Brodie and also Declan = What were the differnces between the life of a male, female and child convicts.

  12. mrmayes says:

    Good stuff guys! If you are struggling or want to do something different other than “Daily life for convicts”, I’d suggest looking up famous people or events of the time. If they are well known (which they should be to do the task) there will be loads about them and much like a story, so it should be interesting.
    Can’t wait to see what you all find!

  13. mrmayes says:

    Marnie

    i am doing the life of a daily colonists

  14. Darcy says:

    Darcy’s new topic is significant people/events

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