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Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art - The Guardian

Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art - The Guardian | Contact History | Scoop.it
Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art The Guardian One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries holding some of the...

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They should leave the cave art alone! Why does this need to be ruined all because of Uranium?!?!

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gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:57 PM

During thier drilling, a mining compant has found aborignal paintings dating back 15,000 years ago adoring the walls of cave.

leo hamilton's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

They should leave the cave art alone! Why does this need to be ruined all because of Uranium?!?!

lucas hodge's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

This scoop tells informs us about the threats to the very old and sacred cave art works that the original custodians of the land created.

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Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art - The Guardian

Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art - The Guardian | Contact History | Scoop.it
Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art The Guardian One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries holding some of the...

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They should leave the cave art alone! Why does this need to be ruined all because of Uranium?!?!

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gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:57 PM

During thier drilling, a mining compant has found aborignal paintings dating back 15,000 years ago adoring the walls of cave.

leo hamilton's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

They should leave the cave art alone! Why does this need to be ruined all because of Uranium?!?!

lucas hodge's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

This scoop tells informs us about the threats to the very old and sacred cave art works that the original custodians of the land created.

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Captain Cook’s ivy a worthy sailor

Captain Cook’s ivy a worthy sailor | Contact History | Scoop.it
“Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.” A quote by Captain James Cook in reference to him digging for potatoes in … Continue reading →...

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This  is why Captain Cook came to Australia!

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Manoli's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:51 PM

This is well linked to contact history as it tell you that the reason captain cook travelled to Australia is cause of his ambutions of explorations

gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

Captain james cook the great explorer

Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:05 PM

This is the reasoning for Captain Cooks voyage to Australia.

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Convicts and the British colonies in Australia - australia.gov.au

Convicts and the British colonies in Australia - australia.gov.au | Contact History | Scoop.it

On 18 January 1788 the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay, which Joseph Banks had declared suitable for a penal colony after he returned from a journey there in 1770.


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Information on the First Fleet.

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angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:50 PM

a detailed summary with many facts about colanising in Australia.

megan hooper's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:01 PM

On 18 January, the fist fleet arrived in Botany Bay. The convicts were employed according to their skills. Last shipment of convicts disembarked in Western Australia in 1868, the total number of transported convicts stood at around 162,000 men and women. They were transported here on 806 ships.

teigan cotterill's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:05 PM

this website has a lot of information and i learnt a lot of new things about the convicts

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LINC Tasmania Online - Convicts in Tasmania

LINC Tasmania Online - Convicts in Tasmania | Contact History | Scoop.it
RT @InsideHistory: Convict records at the LINC Tasmania :: http://t.co/n1ywmdIBRa | Search for a Tasmanian convict :: http://t.co/h7nNwdICah #ozhst

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Convict records!

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James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:04 PM

Click on a link to learn more.

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At least 1,000 Aboriginal founders first arrived from Asia some 50,000 years ago

At least 1,000 Aboriginal founders first arrived from Asia some 50,000 years ago | Contact History | Scoop.it

Indirect estimates based on carbon dating point to intentional settlement by a large population. At least 1,000 Aboriginal founders first arrived in Australia some 50,000 years ago, a reconstruction indicates — numbers that could be evidence of an intentional migration rather than the accidental stranding of a few individuals at a time. The study also finds that the population was devastated during the latest Ice Age, but later rebounded.

 

The prehistoric settlement of Australia has long been considered a simple story: a founding group of 150 people or fewer made it to the Australian mainland 50 millennia ago and grew to no more than 1.2 million by the time European settlers arrived in 1788. Debate focused on whether the founding population grew immediately after colonization or boomed later, in the past 5,000 years.

 

To tease out a demographic signal from the past, Alan Williams, an archaeologist at the Australian National University in Canberra, amassed the most comprehensive radiocarbon data set ever put together for the continent, from both published and unpublished sources. He analysed the dates of 4,575 artefacts from 1,750 archaeological sites.

 

Applying methods that others had developed to analyse a similar dataset from North American artifacts, Williams graphed the number of data points for each 200-year period, and made the assumption that for each given area, changes in the number of data points from one period to the next were a good indication of changes in population size — while correcting for the fact that some types of archaeological site can be lost over time owing to processes such as erosion. Assuming that the population would be between 750,000 and 1.2 million by the eighteenth century, he fit a smooth population curve to the data.

 

According to Williams' curve, 1,000–2,000 founders would be necessary to reach the population that was in place when the Europeans arrived. After the founders arrived, the population would have stabilized at low levels, but crashed during the most recent Ice Age, around 20,000 years ago. “To quantify the impacts of the last glacial maximum — and see a 60% reduction in population — is quite horrendous,” says Williams. After the Ice Age, population growth rates began to increase in pulses, starting 12,000 years ago.


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Helps with some research. Should read if doing the First Fleet or Contact history.

 

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Zack Aislabie's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:29 PM

Interesting enough.....

Its about how people origionally migrated into Australia

Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:38 PM

This will be really good for history studies I would suggest you to read over.

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:09 PM

The origin of the Aboriginal people in Australia.

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The First Fleet – Australia 1787 – View from England

The First Fleet – Australia 1787 – View from England | Contact History | Scoop.it
I thought as a born and bred Portsmouth chap I thought I would list the first fleet to Australia that left Portsmouth, England in 1787. Portsmouth is famous for its many famous events and people.

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This was nice to read!

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Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

Information about where and when the First Fleet settled.

gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:04 PM

The english view on the first fleet

layne peebles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:07 PM

what would the convicts be thinking when thry get sent to see for 9 months to this different country where the climet is different. what would the free setterlers be think , what is this place going to be like and are there any natives and will they be hostal or friendly.

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DNA confirms Aboriginal culture one of Earth's oldest

DNA confirms Aboriginal culture one of Earth's oldest | Contact History | Scoop.it
The first Aboriginal genome sequence confirms Australia's native people left Africa 75,000 years ago.

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I never knew that Australia had one one of the Earth's oldest cultures. Very, very interesting as they left Africa over 75,000 years ago!

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gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:33 PM

Aborignal Australians are one of the longest lasting culture on earth!

Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

This is our first blood that we know of, that6 brought aboriginal culture alive.

cy.osaki's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:02 PM

it tells how aboriginals culture is one of the oldest

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Journals of the First Fleet | State Library of New South Wales

Journals of the First Fleet | State Library of New South Wales | Contact History | Scoop.it

Explore our incredible stories online through a unique selection of digitised items from the Library's vast collections, including books, journals, letters, pictures, photos, plans, maps and ephemera


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Here's some map, letter, plans and journals from the First Fleet!

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layne peebles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:55 PM

there were many different methods that they used to get here. some of them include maps photos and books.

cy.osaki's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:00 PM

this sight is useful because it has the journals of the first fleet

Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

Diarys' and Pictures made by convicts. in 1788 and beyond.

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The First Fleet's 225th anniversary - Herald Sun

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The First Fleet's 225th anniversary Herald Sun They arrived in Botany Bay on January 18 but despite praise from Sir Joseph Banks (who was on Captain James Cook's first great voyage of discovery, on the Endeavour 1768-1771) it was deemed unsuitable...

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James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

The First Fleet  arrived at Botany Bay on the 18 of January, Sir Joseph Banks was apart of the First Fleet and Captain James Cook's first great voyage the Endeavour.

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Colonial Australia

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Early European settlement of Australia

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Australian settlement information.

 

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Zack Aislabie's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:55 PM

The settlement of Australia by convicts and the English

Manoli's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:01 PM

this is linked to contact history becaise it tells you about the early settlement Australia

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:07 PM

What life was like for the convicts in Australia.

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Year 4 First Fleet & Convicts in Australia

Year 4 First Fleet & Convicts in Australia | Contact History | Scoop.it
For the first few decades of life in Australia, most of the inhabitants were either convicts, or the troops who had brought them here.

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Very interesting!

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lucas hodge's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

This is all about the convicts that inhabited Australia and did hard larbour for example build farms, houses and roads etc

Cassidy Graham's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:02 PM

convicts arrived in australia in 1788, on the first fleet,this article tells you about the first fleet and what happened to onvicts.

Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:04 PM

Some key points about the First Fleet.