British colonisation of Australia is a three-part series that looks at the early history of Australia, from
the Dreaming, through the arrival of the first European explorers, the First Fleet and convict settlement.
Three-part VIDEO (36 mins), three iPad/Tablet eReaders, classroom resources

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Australian Explorers
Australian Explorers
Australian Explorers

THREE-part video for class viewing and discussion. Using historic paintings and other images, as well as eye-witness accounts and folk songs, they bring this important era to life for your students.

Part 1Australia before British colonisation looks at the unique cultures and ways of life Australia’s Aboriginal people developed over tens of thousands of years – as well as their first contacts with outsiders. These range from Indonesian fishermen to early European explorers, including Dutch navigators of the 1600s and James Cook’s voyages along the east coast. (Running time 11 minutes.)

Part 2The First Fleet and the colony's early years examines the epic voyage, the struggle to establish a colony in a harsh, unfamiliar land, and the newcomers’ troubled relations with the indigenous owners. (Running time 12 minutes.)

Part 3Australia in convict times Life for convicts in early Australia could be hard and brutal, but those convicts who earned freedom could build a better future for themselves and their families. For Aboriginal people, though, colonisation brought little but disease and dispossession. (Running time 13 minutes.)



  • On-screen iPad/tablet eReader students can read and interact with.
  • Test Yourself quizzes with multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hotspot and cloze activities.
  • Teacher resources include blackline masters to print out (with answer sheets) and links to a wide range of internet resources including books, diaries and eye-witness accounts.

Part 1: Australia before British Colonisation
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Multi-level, interactive, full-colour, 24-page eReader with contemporary images, fact boxes, timeline, glossary and index, as well as Test Yourself quizzes. Allows students to 'drill down' for more information.
Suitable for whiteboards and solo use.

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