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.
Aboriginal Australia → Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal)
Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Pastoral systems
Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wool industry - Australia
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 - Australia
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)