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Gold Rush

Gold Rush | Australian History | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard about the gold rush of the past and wished you could strike it rich? Well now might be your chance! Gold mines that have been closed for years are opening up again, but before you grab a pick-axe and start digging, Sarah discovered that it's new technology that's blowing the cobwebs off some historic mine sites.
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National Museum of Australia - Gold and civilisation

National Museum of Australia - Gold and civilisation | Australian History | Scoop.it
Years 4–9Australian history, geography
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Life on the goldfields, Daily Life, Gold fever and the Eureka rebellion, SOSE: History Year 10, TAS | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

Life on the goldfields, Daily Life, Gold fever and the Eureka rebellion, SOSE: History Year 10, TAS | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | Australian History | Scoop.it
Life on the goldfields, Daily Life, Gold fever and the Eureka rebellion, SOSE: History, Year 10, TAS A harsh reality While thousands of people rushed to the goldfields in search of quick gold discoveries and instant wealth, many eventually left...
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Australia History Timeline

Visit this site for this Australia History Timeline detailing Key historical dates and events. Fast facts and information for students, children & kids via the Australia History Timeline.
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Use the links at the top of this page to find fast facts about Australia's history. 

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Top 10 Ideas for Teaching Australian History to Kids

Top 10 Ideas for Teaching Australian History to Kids | Australian History | Scoop.it
Ten ideas to teach Australian history & civics to children without using a textbook.
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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > History of Australia

Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > History of Australia | Australian History | Scoop.it
Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > History of Australia
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History of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The History of Australia refers to the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians are believed to have first arrived on the Australian mainland by boat from Maritime Southeast Asia between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago. The artistic, musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving such traditions in human history.

The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606. Other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century, and dubbed the continent "New Holland."[1]Macassan trepangers visited Australia's northern coasts after 1720, possibly earlier.[2][3] Other European explorers followed until, in 1770, Lieutenant James Cook charted the East Coast of Australia[4] for Britain and returned with accounts favouring colonisation at Botany Bay (now in Sydney), New South Wales.

A First Fleet of British ships arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788[5] to establish a penal colony. In the century that followed, the British established other colonies on the continent, and European explorers ventured into its interior. Indigenous Australians were greatly weakened and their numbers diminished by introduced diseases and conflict with the colonists during this period.

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History of our nation | State Library of New South Wales

History of our nation | State Library of New South Wales | Australian History | Scoop.it
Explore the unrivalled collection of journals, logbooks, letters, paintings, drawings and books documenting the experiences and achievements of the first British settlement in Australia.
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Australian history: selected websites | National Library of Australia

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National Museum of Australia - Gold rush – Flash interactive

National Museum of Australia - Gold rush – Flash interactive | Australian History | Scoop.it
Years 3–6
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Goldrush: Unit of Work

This is a unit of work on the goldrush, with links and resources, with ideas on lessons.
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History for kids - Australian history timeline

History for kids - Australian history timeline | Australian History | Scoop.it
Budding historians will love this Australian history download. All they have to do is test their knowledge by matching the Australian historical event to the year it occurred.
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A Brief History Of Australia

An animated history of australia, from european descovery to modern day australia. funny, slap-stick humour, with a little satire thrown in.
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sovereignhill | Family Tourist Attraction, Goldrush, Fun for Kids, Day Trip from Melbourne

sovereignhill | Family Tourist Attraction, Goldrush, Fun for Kids, Day Trip from Melbourne | Australian History | Scoop.it
An open-air museum, situated in an early gold diggings area. Provides an overview of what you can see and do and where to stay
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Snapshots of Australian History | ACMI Generator

Snapshots of Australian History | ACMI Generator | Australian History | Scoop.it
These stories explore many themes and raise various issues related to aspects of Australian history.Themes often become clearer if you try to answer a specific question.
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