Discovering History (Middle Primary) First Peoples: Early Contact (Reading Level 29/F&P Level T)

Liz Flaherty

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Discovering History (Middle Primary) First Peoples: Early Contact (Reading Level 29/F&P Level T)

By Liz Flaherty
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Early Contact explores the very earliest contacts between Australia’s first inhabitants and other peoples, including the Macassans very early European explorers and the British, who arrived in 1788 to establish a penal colony.

This book is classified as Reading Level 29 / Fountas and Pinnell Level T. 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 of this series include:

  • Clear and concise text accompanied by historical and contemporary photographs
  • Fact boxes providing more information related to the text
  • A timeline of key events
  • A glossary explaining new words and phrases
  • An index.
Target audience
Suitable for middle primary students.
Series overview
First Peoples tells you everything you need to know about Australia’s first inhabitants – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Starting with the history of the land, this series covers the arrival and lifestyles of the ancestors of today’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 75,000 years ago, their contact with early international explorers, and the last two centuries of interaction between Australia’s first peoples and new settlers.
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Early Contact
  • Early Explorers
  • European Contact
  • Captain Cook
  • Through European Eyes
  • The First Fleet
  • The Cadigal People
  • First Fleet Records
  • Kidnap
  • Changing Relationships
  • Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Find Out More

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