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The Melbourne Settler Colony

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

In 1803, a British expedition sailed around Port Phillip Bay and in 1835, a free settler colony was founded in Melbourne. This video describes conditions in the Melbourne settler colony, citing primary sources on conditions in the settlement and interactions between settlers and Indigenous people, 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: 8 min
Series: Colonising Australia (1788–1901)
Printable Resources: Yes

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