An extensive website exploring the life of convicts from their experiences in Britain to life in the new colony. This website is colourful and interactive and has high quality images of artefacts and original artwork.
This site is a database of information on those who made up the First Fleet. It is set out as enquiry-based learning with first and second hand accounts of life on the First Fleet, key questions to pose and steps to investigate and research sources.
The life of Captain Cook and his contemporaries as represented by the collections of the British Library, the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum and other institutions, showing his links with the islands and countries of the north and south Pacific and his native North East of England where he is commemorated and his achievements are celebrated as one of the all time greatest Britons.
MLC Junior School Hub's insight:
Set out as a database to develop an understanding of Captain Cook's life from his birthplace in England, his voyages as a maritime explorer and untimely death in The Pacific. Various artefacts of interest are shown.
This neat infographic depicts the rise and fall of European colonisation from 1492-2008, and is an excellent way to illustrate to students that colonisation was something that was not only happening in Australia.
This presentation tool allows students to collate a virtual museum box of artefacts in order to build a historical argument or description of events. Students can add a range of text, movie and image files to their museum box. This learning tool is now a paid resource on a per school basis.