5 - 6
The Australian Colonies
In this unit, students will examine the effects of a significant development or event on the Australian Colonies eg The Gold Rush, Eureka Rebellion, exploration and development of the telegraph and railway. They will then explain its economic, social and political impact on a colony.
Students will also investigate the role that a significant individual or group played in shaping and changing a colony eg Peter Lalor, Mary Reibey, Governor Macquarie. Exploring the motivations and actions of individuals or groups, students will follow an inquiry process and work collaboratively to develop a historical narrative.
How have individuals and groups in the past and present contributed to the development of Australia?
What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped the Australian Colonies?
bushrangers, defining, developments, eureka, events, exploration, game changers, gold rush, influence, perspective, political leaders, rail, significance, sources, telegraph