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Who Were the First Australians, and How Many Were There? - ScienceNOW

Who Were the First Australians, and How Many Were There? - ScienceNOW | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it

Some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago, a band of intrepid Southeast Asians became the first humans to reach Australia, and without a single glance at a GPS unit. Now new research suggests that perhaps 3000 people—many more than previously thought—made that foray into the unknown to become the continent's founding population and the ancestors of Australia's aboriginal people.

 

 

 


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An explaination of the native Australian people

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Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:00 PM

Not completely on the topic but still talks about the aboriginal ancestors

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

The first Australians derived from Southeast Asia, and traveled to Australia.

angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:08 PM

everything about the first australians, how many there were and many more facts.

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Colonial Australia

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Early European settlement of Australia

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The settlement of Australia by convicts and the English

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angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:44 PM

Many different views and reports on the first colonisation in Australia.

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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The First Fleet

The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia. This is their story.

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

The First Fleet

ZOE MILLER's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:55 PM

this is a good website for starter information on the first fleet and contact history

chloe bear's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:58 PM

this is a good resource because it tells you of the first fleet and the convicts who were in the first fleet. It also has information on colonisation and the european discovery

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Year 4 First Fleet & Convicts in Australia

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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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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.

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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 | Australian 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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It helps with finding fairly good sources....

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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

The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia. This is their story.
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mine now

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

The First Fleet

ZOE MILLER's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:55 PM

this is a good website for starter information on the first fleet and contact history

chloe bear's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:58 PM

this is a good resource because it tells you of the first fleet and the convicts who were in the first fleet. It also has information on colonisation and the european discovery

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Who Were the First Australians, and How Many Were There? - ScienceNOW

Who Were the First Australians, and How Many Were There? - ScienceNOW | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it

Some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago, a band of intrepid Southeast Asians became the first humans to reach Australia, and without a single glance at a GPS unit. Now new research suggests that perhaps 3000 people—many more than previously thought—made that foray into the unknown to become the continent's founding population and the ancestors of Australia's aboriginal people.

 

 

 


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Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:00 PM

Not completely on the topic but still talks about the aboriginal ancestors

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

The first Australians derived from Southeast Asia, and traveled to Australia.

angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:08 PM

everything about the first australians, how many there were and many more facts.

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The Dreaming, Australia before 1788, Aboriginal colonisation and contact, History Year 8, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

The Dreaming, Australia before 1788, Aboriginal colonisation and contact, History Year 8, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it
The Dreaming, Australia before 1788, Aboriginal colonisation and contact, History, Year 8, NSW Australian human history did not just start when the first white settlers arrived in 1788.

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This is about the dreaming, colonisation and the interaction between aborigionals and the first fleet.

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angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

this tells us about the aboriginal colony being the first people on australia and all about their culture.

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

The history of Australia started before the first white settlers.

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

Australia before British colonisation and invasion.

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Tracing the lives of British and Australian convicts

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The University of Liverpool will lead a £1.7million AHRC award to make it possible for people to trace the records of Londoners sentenced to either imprisonment or transportation from 1787 up to the 1920s when the last convict died.

The project, `The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments, 1780-1925’ funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), will use digital technologies to bring together existing and new genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held by different organisations in the UK and Australia to produce a searchable website.


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Not really contact history but it is about conicts so its alright

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James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:47 PM

The "wonderful" lives of the convicts, explored by the university of Liverpool, trying to make it possible to trace the records of the Londoners.

 

layne peebles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:56 PM

the convicts lifes of the convicts was hard and harsh. they had to work all day in the blistering sun.

Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:05 PM

Tracing the lives of British and Australian convicts.

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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 | Australian 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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Interesting enough.....

Its about how people origionally migrated into Australia

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Lachlan Wilks's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:36 PM

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

 

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.