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Life In Colonial Australia
This series explores early Australian history, written specifically with the new Australian History Curriculum in mind. The story of how people lived, from the convicts to the elite. This is a chronicle of how they worked, fed and clothed themselves and how they spent their time as the Australian colonies developed.
Major Events in Colonial Australia
This series explores early Australian history, written specifically with the new Australian History Curriculum in mind. From settlement to Federation, the character of the colonies was moulded by a series of crucial events, such as the Eureka Stockade. See how these events unfolded and their impact on Australia.
This series explores early Australian history, written specifically with the new Australian History Curriculum in mind. The greatest development of 19th-century Australia was the discovery of gold. It transformed the colonies, made instant millionaires and pumped vast sums into the colonial treasuries.
Governors, Squatters and Battlers
Colonial Australia was influenced by many people, not just the governors who made the policies and enforced the law. Meet some key entrepreneurs, squatters and workers who shaped the nation.
As more people arrived, the demand for land grew rapidly. Intrepid explorers forged paths into the bush, opening up land for settlement and displacing indigenous peoples.
Towards A Free Land
As the non-convict population of Australia grew there came increasing demands for each colony to be self-governing. Britain would not grant this while transportation of convicts continued. This book relates the battle, against entrenched interests, to make the colonies free settlements. As transportation ended the way was opened up for self-government in the 1850s.
On The Sheep’s Back
As the Australian colonies developed, they began devoting large areas of land to the raising of fine-wool sheep, wheat and other grains. By the 1830s New South Wales had become the main source of wool for the mills of Britain. This was driven by squatters – people who had obtained land free or at low prices and grown wealthy in the process.
Free Settlers: The Colonial Immigrants
Free settlers began arriving soon after the First Fleet; and a larger flow of immigrants began in the early 19th century. Some were wealthy, but most were impoverished farmers. Together, they drove an expansion of agriculture and, later, mining.
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