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The Establishment of Australia's Colonies PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint, PDF | 32 pages | Years: 5 - 6

A 32 slide editable PowerPoint to use in the classroom when learning about the establishment of British colonies in Australia.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning about Australian History and the establishment of each colony prior to Federation.

This teaching presentation includes key information about the colony of:

  • New South Wales
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Northern Territory.

Included at the end of the PowerPoint is an independent research task for students to complete on an Australian colony of their choice. Students must design a poster, encouraging free settlers to relocate to the colony.


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  • Antoinette Ferrari

    A great resource but would be better if designed as a Google Slideshow as well.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Antoinette, You can download the PowerPoint and then convert it to Google Slides. Here’s a little ‘how-to’ guide: - Open Google Drive. - Select "New" in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. - Select "Upload File." Choose to upload a new file. - Select the desired PowerPoint presentation. - After uploading, right-click and select "Open with," then select "Google Slides." - Select "File." - Select "Save as Google Slides."