Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources


Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800


  • investigating the reasons for the establishment of one or more British colonies such as a penal colony (for example, Moreton Bay, Van Diemen’s Land) or a colony that later became a state (for example, Western Australia, Victoria) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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