Indigenous Studies Lesson 6


Land, Livestock and Loss. This resource is fantastic for Australian History lessons from year 3 – year 8. Students learning about first contacts or studying Indigenous Australians and their recent past will be amazed by some of the facts in this resource about the growth of the British colony from 1788 until the 1900’s.

Includes: 12 informational slides to teach your lesson and 2 worksheet templates for students to record facts about an Indigenous strike that impacted pastoral industries

Students will learn about:

  • Conflict over the land- issues between the Aboriginal People and the British
  • Land grants and squatters
  • Conflict on the frontier
  • The developing pastoral economy
  • The rise of the cattle industry
  • Rations vs wages for the Indigenous workers
  • Aboriginal women and Pastoralists
  • Protesting for land rights
  • William Cooper and the rights for Aboriginal people

Also includes:

  • Task involving researching historical facts about the Indigenous people’s strikes for equality and the impact this had on the pastoral industry.
  • 2 worksheet templates for listing 10 historical facts
  • File Size: 1MB
  • File Type: PDF, Zip
  • Number of Pages: 14

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

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