Year 5: The Australian Colonies

Australian History Timeline


The Australian History Timeline features over 150 film clips outlining Australia’s history from pre 1770 to contemporary history.


Looking more closely at a decade presents you with information presented in film clips and related websites on events that occurred during that decade.There is also a World Events section highlighting what big world events were happening during the same period.




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Australia Day Resources


The Australia Day Council website has lots of resources to help you with Australia Day on January 26th. Two areas of their website have lots of useful resources for the classroom. The ‘Student Resource’ page has information on Australia, the history of Australia Day, Indigenous Australians, Australian Currency, National Anthem and the flying and use of the flag. The other page is the ‘Activiy Sheets for Kids’ page. Here you will find an abundant amount of colouring in sheets referring to state birds and fauna, state floral emblems, puzzles, find a words, and flags to name just a few. There are also links to desktop wallpapers, screensavers, ecards and an online quiz.

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