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Transportation to Australia

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

Between 1788 and 1868, Britain transported more than 160 000 convicts to Australia as punishment for a variety of crimes. This video explores the terrible conditions on the ships used for the journey, citing primary sources on the experiences of convicts in the First and Second Fleets as well as those of free settlers. An informative, curriculum-aligned video for middle secondary students of History.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 7 min
Series: Colonising Australia (1788–1901)
Printable Resources: Yes

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