Colonising Australia 1788-1901

Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 4 - The Melbourne Settler Colony

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Using primary sources to describe the conditions and interactions between settlers and Indigenous people, this episode explores the free settler colony founded in Melbourne in 1835.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - Christian Missions And Indigenous Australians

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Colonisation was not only about taking land and resources for imperial powers, but also about seeking to convert, or 'civilise', indigenous people to European ways of thinking.
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Season 1, Episode 5 - Impact Of Colonisation On Indigenous Australians

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When the British invaded the Australian continent in 1788, it ended a way of life that had existed for more than fifty thousand years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sydney Penal Colony

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Citing many primary sources, this episode describes conditions in the first British colony in Australia after the First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay in January 1788.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Transportation To Australia

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Citing many primary sources, this episode explores the terrible conditions and experiences of the convicts and free settlers on board the ships of the First and Second Fleets to Australia.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - From Agricultural Revolution To Transportation

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Today, transportation seems a brutal way to punish criminals, but there were a number of factors, including the Agricultural Revolution and a demand for natural resources, that made it appealing in 18th century Britain.
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