Discovering History (Middle Primary) First Fleet: Life in the Colony (Reading Level 25/F&P Level P)

Liz Flaherty

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Discovering History (Middle Primary) First Fleet: Life in the Colony (Reading Level 25/F&P Level P)

By Liz Flaherty
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Life in the Colony reveals what life was like for the new arrivals to the colony of New South Wales in 1788. Find out about the first weeks and months, the reactions of Aboriginal peoples towards the new settlers and what life was really like.

This book is classified as Reading Level 25 / Fountas and Pinnell Level P. 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
  • Botany bay to Port Jackson
  • Disembarking
  • Meeting the Eora People
  • Settling In
  • Early Days
  • Challenges of Settlement
  • Governor Philip's Disappointment
  • From Bad to Worse
  • Crisis
  • Norfolk Island
  • Increasing Tension
  • The Struggle Continues
  • Life Gradually Improves
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Find Out More

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