Series: Miniclips: The First Fleet
Follow a British prison guard who tells of his experience managing prisoners at Newgate Prison from which thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. He recounts Captain Cook’s voyages leading up to and including the First Fleet and how this new faraway penal colony will make his job a whole lot easier. Show Less
Listen to this young Gadigal woman describing her life on country, how her people care for the land, and recounting her family’s experiences with strange men, giant canoes on the horizon, and sticks that made loud noises and hurt when they hit you.
Through the accounts of a new convict settler, we detail the challenges faced at the Sydney Cove penal settlement. He describes the difficulties of land management and extreme climate, and recognises the assistance of First Nations people to help them understand the land. Show Less
We examine the Indigenous experience after the First Fleet’s arrival through the voice of a proud Gadigal man. He details the deadly encounters between the British and First Nations people including Pemulwuy and his brave resistance against the colonisers. Show Less
What were the conditions like aboard the First Fleet? This female convict tells the story of her transportation on the Lady Penrhyn from Newgate Prison. She details life aboard including the health issues experienced, along with the various types of crew members and convicts aboard (and their crimes). Show Less