British Settlement & Indigenous Australians


This resource is a fantastic tool to teach Australian History to students who are studying British settlement since the arrival of James Cook and the impact this had on Indigenous Australians.

Many questions and content is covered in the 16 informational slides and 4 worksheets.

  • File Size: 5MB
  • File Type: PDF
  • Number of Pages: 20

Many questions and content is covered in the 16 informational slides including:

  • Keyword definitions: convict, native inhabitants, New Holland, voyage, transportation, governor, first fleet, flora, fauna, disease
  • Captain Cooks 1st voyage from Plymouth, UK to Botany Bay, Australia (1768 – 1770) and a map of all the destinations he stopped at and passed.
  • Why British convicts were sent over to Australia
  • British and Aboriginal peoples first encounter
  • British convicts tasks and duties in daily life
  • The ‘Ticket of Leave’
  • How British settlement impacted the Australian environment
  • How the British lifestyle impacted the native inhabitants
  • Why the indigenous inhabitants were in great danger
  • Major threats to Aboriginal people and the land: new animals, plants and diseases
  • Traditional Aboriginal lifestyle
  • History and symbolism behind the Aboriginal and UK flag
  • European (British) lifestyle in the 18th and 19th century
  • The relationship between the Aboriginals and the British settlers

This resource includes 4 worksheets that test knowledge based on the slides above. Three worksheets are reflection questions where students use the information learnt to apply to their answer. The timeline worksheet allows students to show their understanding of Captain James Cook’s 1st voyage to Australia and fill in their sheet with chronological information about the events that took place.

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Very thorough content and all aligned to Aust Curriculum.  Great resource to the unit.

    Belinda M

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Thank you very helpful for my Australian unit. Saved me lots of time. 

    Lozz K

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Exactly what a teacher needs when they have early finishers and they are working with a child/children and need others to continue working independently. 

    Molly B

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great colourful resources. Loved the sorting activity- it provided for lots of discussion.

    Sue W

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great content and appropriate language for my year six students. Thanks for taking the time to create this resource and for sharing it. 

    Cassie O

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