An introduction to the struggles and difficulties the first European settlers faced on arrival in the new colony. Students read and add to the final instalment in the comic strip series. They put themselves in the place of an early colonist through a rations analysis activity and research the daily life of a convict. After viewing the video Sydney Minutes, students consider the success or failure of the early colony from multiple perspectives, and to envisage how the Sydney of today relates to the first years of colonisation.
What was life like in the new colony for the First Fleeters?
ACHASSI077, ACHASSI078, ACHASSI079, ACHASSK085, ACHASSI080
VCHHK080, VCHHC068, VCHHC069, VCHHC070