by Robyn McCarthy

This WebQuest is one activity in an integrated History/English unit, based on the Australian Curriculum History elective: Making A Nation, for Year 9.


 The focus of this unit is the invasion, colonisation and development of Australia as a nation.

You have already learned about why Australia was chosen to be a British colony and the arrival of the First Fleet.

NOW it is time to discover what impact European colonisation had on Australia's Indigenous people.

Watch Episode 1 of the SBS Television Documentary Series: First Australians, which tells the story of the birth of a country and the collision of two worlds.