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Scots All Saints College Libraries (ASC): First Contacts

H J Richardson (ASC)

Video Clip

Whadjuk Country

The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies)


First Fleet

 Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival.


First Contacts

Historians explain some common early views that the Europeans and the Aboriginal people had of one another (INTERACTIVE)

Digital Book

HMB Endeavour's Voyage of Exploration

Learn about this momentous voyage, its famous crew and the lasting impact HMB Endeavour’s arrival in Australia had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the continent's First Peoples.


Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

What do we know about Aboriginal Australians prior to European contact? Historians have used evidence and artefacts to develop a number of theories about when and how Aboriginals migrated to Australia. In contrast, Aboriginal groups have a shared belief system of the Dreamtime, which explains their origins. This INTERACTIVE clip explores these different perspectives.