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Scots All Saints College Libraries (ASC): Australian Colonies

H J Richardson (ASC)

Australian Colonies

   The Australian Colonies

Library Resources



First Fleet facts for Kids

Kid friendly encyclopedia with facts about the journey, food and drink, supplies, arrival in Australia.



Migrant Stories

Stories of people who migrated to Australia.


Britannica School




Immigration to Australia

This Britannica article has information on immigration to Australia from the First Fleet, Germany, china, United States South-East Asia and Japan. it also includes immigration details of the 20th and 21st Century as well as the White Australia Policy. Images and videos are embedded.

ABC Education

Online Game


Voyage to Van Dieman's Land Game

Play the online interactive game based on real convict voyages. Players must make decisions, solve problems and deal with conflicts on a perilous journey across the globe.