Bound for Botany Bay

Australia, 1983

Film
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Using re-enactments and contemporary paintings and documents, this program addresses crime and punishment in 18th Century England, reasons for the colonisation of Australia, the fitting and sailing of the First Fleet and the arrival at Botany Bay and Port Jackson. The inclusion of a re-enactment of this arrival performed in modern Sydney, includes Aborigines protesting about the loss of their land rights. Suitable for lower and middle secondary levels.

Credits

production company

First Fleet Films

producer

Jonathan King

director
Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325227

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Punishment

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Colonies

History → Australia - History - 1788-1851

History → Colonies

History → Convicts - Australia

History → First Fleet, 1787-1788

History → Great Britain - History - 18th century

History → Historical re-enactments

History → History

History → Penal colonies - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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