From gaol to gentry

Australia, 1985

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “Destination Australia: the migrant experience since 1788”.
This film examines the period of Australian history covering 1788-1840. Depicts the struggle for survival of the first fleet; the transformation of the penal colony into a mecca for British free settlers with the advent of the wool industry; encroachment of the pastoral industry on Aboriginal communities with disastrous results and slowing of migration with economic slump of the 1840’s. Suitable for middle to upper secondary levels.

Credits

production company

Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs

Duration

00:12:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Appears in

Destination Australia: the migrant experience since 1788

Group of items

Destination Australia: the migrant experience since 1788

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33978

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal)

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Pastoral systems

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wool industry - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

History → Australia - History

History → Australia - History - 1788-1851

History → Convicts - Australia

History → First Fleet, 1787-1788

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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