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Content description VCHHK089

History / Levels 5 and 6 / Historical Knowledge / The Australian colonies
Content description
The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced changing patterns of development, how the environment changed, and aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  1. investigating colonial life to discover what life was like at that time for different inhabitants, for example, a European family and an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Language group, a convict and a free settler, a sugar cane farmer and an indentured labourer, in terms of clothing, diet, leisure, paid and unpaid work, language, housing and children’s lives
  2. mapping local, regional and state/territory rural and urban settlement patterns in the 1800s, and noting factors such as geographical features, climate, water resources, the discovery of gold, transport and access to port facilities that shaped these patterns
  3. investigating the impact of settlement on the environment, for example, comparing the present and past landscape and the flora and fauna of the local community
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