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The Sydney Penal Colony

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

In January, 1788, the First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay and the first British colony in Australia was established at Port Jackson. This video describes conditions in the Sydney penal colony, citing primary sources on the landing and conditions in the settlement, and features commentary from academics from the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples. An informative, curriculum-aligned video for middle secondary students of History.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 9 min
Series: Colonising Australia (1788–1901)
Printable Resources: Yes

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