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_James Cook: Celebrated North Country Explorer. Why did the great journey's of exploration occur? In this part of your course you are investigating some of the great explorations in world history.

Why did the great journey's of exploration occur?

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries there was a great outbreak of exploration from Europe to unknown areas of the world. Why did this happen? What was it like to be an explorer then, going into the unknown? What were they looking for? The activities in this unit will help you to answer these questions about an explorer that you choose to research for your final presentation. But before you choose your own explorer to investigate, let’s explore the adventures of a very important explorer in world history – Christopher Columbus!

Impact on Indigenous Australians

Emigrant Experience. Convicts. National Archives of Australia and Archives NZ. Australian painters. John Glover (1767-1849), Australian landscape with cattle: the artist's property Patterdale, c. 1835, oil on canvas.

Australian painters

Image courtesy of the : an2253188. When the first artists arrived in colonial Australia from Europe in the late 18th century, they were confronted by images and scenery the likes of which they had never seen: ...the whole appearance of nature must be striking in the extreme to the adventurer, and at first this will seem to him to be a country of enchantments.Thomas Watling, Letters From An Exile in Botany Bay, To His Aunt in Dumfries, 1794. Famous Australian Poets and Poems. Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search. Every Australian Olympian and their Games results can be found here.

Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search

Simply type in the athlete name and search. For more advanced searches, you can use the drop down boxes to filter by Gender, Medal type, Sport, and Games. Australian History: Post Federation: Sporting Achievements. During the century of world wars and the Great Depression, Australia achieved great heights in sporting achievements.

Australian History: Post Federation: Sporting Achievements

These are the main highlights of significant Australian performances. Sir Donald Bradman - Sir Donald Bradman is arguably the greatest cricketer of all time. His statistics are incredibly superior to anyone else even to this day. He played in 52 Test matches for Australia from 1928 to 1948. He batted 80 times against England, the West Indies, South Africa and India for 6996 runs with an average of 99.94. Rod Laver - Rod Laver was born in Langdale, Queensland in 1938. Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport.

2013 Induction & Awards Dinner News Feed 5th Feb 2014 Search Legends of Australian Sport The Sport Australia Hall of Fame introduced the Legend status to recognise those members who have distinguished themselves at the highest level and in doing so have offered inspiration and example to Australia.

Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport

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National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery's collection contains portraits depicted in a wide variety of media; paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs. Copyright Statement. Prime Ministers of Australia. Australia has had 27 prime ministers since Federation in 1901.

Prime Ministers of Australia

Follow the links below to learn about their lives and the times in which they lived. The National Museum of Australia has a range of objects related to prime ministers. For information on the current Prime Minister Tony Abbott, please visit the official Prime Minister's website. Prime ministers are listed in order from earliest to latest, starting with Edmund Barton. First Fleet - Stories. Collections - First Fleet artwork collection. Australia's PMs - Australia's Prime Ministers. Site map | Glossary | Contact us About this site | Australia's PMs | Fast facts | Timeline | Galleries | Find records > The Australian prime minister> The prime ministerial spouse Home > Australia's PMs Australia's PMs Use the images below to explore the life and times of individual Australian prime ministers, or see The Australian prime minister or The prime ministerial spouse to learn about these roles.

Australia's PMs - Australia's Prime Ministers

Factsheets · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Do you know which former prime minister was nicknamed ‘Tosspot Toby’ by The Bulletin because of his love of good food and wine?

Factsheets · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Or which one used to work as a miner before he was prime minister? Read our Prime Facts factsheets to discover these and many more facts about our former prime ministers including details about their political careers, their main achievements, their personal lives, their character and their lives after politics. You can also find out about leaders of the Opposition Party, Deputy Prime Ministers, Prime Ministers wives and many other facts about Australia’s government. Prime ministers Opposition Party Leaders* Gallipoli War Correspondents - National Library of Australia Online Exhibition. Charles Bean, Keith Murdoch, Phillip Schuler and Charles Smith were four Australians who went to Gallipoli as journalists during World War 1.

Gallipoli War Correspondents - National Library of Australia Online Exhibition

This website aims to introduce these men and their writing, as well as to highlight their role in the development of an Australian identity. This site is made available through a grant from the Distinctively Australian program, administered by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage. The First Australians.Ep1/7.pt.1/7 - They came to stay. (02:42) Joseph Banks' Endeavour Journal. Joseph Banks (1743-1820) successfully lobbied the Royal Society to be included on what became James Cook's first great voyage of discovery, on board the Endeavour (1768 - 1771). This voyage marked the beginning of Banks' lifelong friendship and collaboration with the Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander, and his indefatigable advocacy of British settlement in NSW. The Endeavour's stay in a wide, shallow bay south of the present day Sydney from 28 April to 5 May 1770, yielded so many previously unrecorded specimens to Bank's botanical collections that Cook named the area 'Botany Bay'.

For the rest of his life, Banks influenced almost every aspect of Pacific exploration and early Australian colonial life. First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. Friendship Convict transport ship (Marine artist Frank Allen) Friendship was a convict transport ship of 276 tons, which was built in Scarborough England, in 1784, for her owners Hoppers of Scarborough. Aboard on the voyage to Botany Bay, were the Master, Captain Francis Walton, Assistant Surgeon Thomas Arnell and Marines, Captain James Meredith, Lieutenant Ralph Clark, and Lieutenant William. As the smallest of the transports Friendship probably carried a crew of around 20. National Treasures – Endeavour Journal (2004. Clip description Written on board the Endeavour during his trip down under in 1770, James Cook’s journal records the beginning of Australia as we know it today. Curator’s notes Captain James Cook FRS RN (27 October 1728–14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer.

Www.achistoryunits.edu.au/verve/_resources/Htaa_first_fleet_daily_routine.pdf. Sydney Living Museums. History of Moreton Bay Convict Settlement and Penal Colony. Brisbane penal colony moreton bay convict settlement and moreton bay history moreton bay penal colony Brisbane Convict Era The location of Humpybong, Redcliffe on Moreton Bay had been chosen as the site for the convict settlement, but proved to be infested with malarial mosquitoes and difficult to defend. Commandant Henry Miller’s experience with some of his soldiers dying of malaria in Spain while serving with Wellington's army played a part in his decision to move to another area. He was also worried that the Aborigines might attack the penal colony in force after raiding the fledgling settlement's stores for sugar and flour.

First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. First fleet. Australia's First Fleet. IFHAA Shipping PagesTHE FOUNDERS OF A NATIONAUSTRALIA'S FIRST FLEET - 1788by Cathy Dunn and Marion McCreadie Between 1788 and 1850 the English sent over 162,000 convicts to Australia in 806 ships. The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia. This is their story. Before 1788, Australia was populated by about 300,000 aborigines. These nomadic people had inhabited the world's oldest continent for more than 10,000 years. Convict Records. The Journal of Captain Patrick Logan. There were few buildings in the struggling outpost. In handing over command, Captain Peter Bishop of the 40th regiment reported to Logan that the buildings (situated at the river end of Queens Street) were merely temporary, being built of slab and plaster as their were no skilled builders available.

The buildings were unsuited to the hot climate and some inhabitants were still under canvas. The roads were mere winding tracks between the little dwellings and farm paddocks. Bishop had been beset with difficulties at the settlement but had endeavoured to establish satisfactory relations with the natives. Eighty five acres had been cleared and sugar cane flourished as well as tobacco. Capt Patrick Logan. Back to Surnames of the 57th Regiment's Soldiers who stayed LOGAN, Patrick ED 518893 Death Age at Death: 34 Index Year: 1830 Reg Year: 1830 Reg State: New South Wales Ref Number: V1830341 14 Parish: Sydney, St James', Church of England Descendants The circumstances of his death have always remained controversial.

It is almost certain that he was killed by Aborigines, angered by the intrusions into their hunting grounds, but some people (both then and now) preferred to think that he was killed by an escaped convict in revenge for Logan’s harsh discipline. Logan’s wife and children accompanied the body to Sydney and on a depressing rainy day, a funeral service was held at St James Church, followed by an interment with military honours at the Protestant Burial Ground.The profuse praise given to Logan for his zeal and his discoveries did not extend to concern for his widow. Was forced to pay her own passage home to England, in spite of the fact that she had been left with very little money. Topics: Ireland-Australia transportation database. British Convict Transportation Registers Database. The Official Globe Trekker WebsiteThe Official Globe Trekker Website. History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources.

Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. End of the White Australia Policy - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives. 1808 Rum Rebellion. The First Fleet. Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973. The history of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Four-dimensional storytelling - A Short History of Australia. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. History - Digital Education Resources. Pandora Archive - Preserving and Accessing Networked DOcumentary Resources of Australia. Classroom learning. ABC Online Indigenous - Special Topics - The Apology. Mabo - a timeline. ABC Online Indigenous - Special Topics - Reconciliation.

Primary School Year 5 & 6 Free Lesson Plans, Links and Resources. Golden Heritage Stories. Heritage Victoria - What House is That? Australian Digital Collections. Units of work. Newspaper Home. First Fleet Online. European discovery and the colonisation of Australia. Research, resources and essay writing. Home - Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia. Australian science timeline 2.24. Timeline.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Your Memento. Dust Echoes. Eora: Aboriginal Sydney. Barani. Lore of the Land : Fraynework. Burke and Wills: Then and Now.