Discovering History (Middle Primary) First Fleet: First Fleeters (Reading Level 28/F&P Level S)

Liz Flaherty

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Discovering History (Middle Primary) First Fleet: First Fleeters (Reading Level 28/F&P Level S)

By Liz Flaherty
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First Fleeters tells the stories of some of the convicts, officers and seamen who set sail on the First Fleet in 1787. Read about the lives of 14 people who actually made the journey to Australia and tried to make a life for themselves in the new colony of New South Wales.

This book is classified as Reading Level 28 / Fountas and Pinnell Level S. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.

Written by a wide range of experienced children’s authors specialising in history at primary level.

Features include:

  • Clear and concise text accompanied by contemporary and historic photographs
  • A timeline of key events
  • A glossary explaining new words and phrases
  • An index.
Target audience
Suitable for middle primary students.
Series overview
The First Fleet series describes what life was like in England for different groups of people in the late 18th century, and tells the story of the terrifying voyage to Australia in 1787 made by 1,500 men, women and children from England on the 11 ships of the First Fleet. Meet some of the First Fleet convicts, officers and sailors, whose names you might still recognise today. Finally, find out about the first weeks and months the new arrivals spent in New South Wales.
Table of contents
  • The First Fleet
  • George Raper
  • George Johnston and Esther Abrahams
  • John Palmer
  • Henry Kable
  • Joseph Tuso
  • Edward Whitton
  • Edward Miles
  • Jane and Henrietta Langley
  • Olivia Gascoigne
  • Edward Parkinson
  • James Bloodsworth
  • Elizabeth Hayward
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index
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