Blog Posts - Australian History



Captain Cook - A Brief History Of Australia

Did you see my introductory post on our Brief History Of Australia Unit? If not you might want to go visit that one first.We've moved forward a considerable amount of time and are now looking at Captain Cook.Please note, this is not an exhaustive cov...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Sep 18, 2015

The First Australians - A Brief History Of Australia

If you've been a reader for a while now you already know that we participate in a small home based micro school or co-op with three other families.I have been writing down some details to share with you all about how these days work and how simple it...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Aug 23, 2015

Ten interesting things about census in Australia

When doing genealogy, a census is a great wealth of information. However in Australia, our census hasn’t provided us with the wealth of information that other countries have. It was really a task in counting off convicts initially and making su...
by The Family Ancestry Detective on Jun 30, 2015

NSW Wills and Probate

I was searching for more information on my ancestor John Robinson. I knew his date of death was 1876 and he died in Balmain. However I was keen to find out what other information I might get from his will and probate information. I was very excited t...
by The Family Ancestry Detective on May 26, 2015

Australian History with SKWIRK

During the lead up to ANZAC Day we spent the week exploring the topic further.I also had the kids jump on to Skwirk and work their way through the appropriate levels for each of them that covered Australian History, looking in particular at the ANZAC...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Apr 26, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015 Picture Diary

We spent some time each day this week on the importance of ANZAC Day and remembering the sacrifices made by others.I've put together what we covered this week in pictures.Our picture book collection grows each and every year. We were particularly mov...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Apr 25, 2015

The Big List Of ANZAC Day Ideas

ANZAC Day is around the corner. I have been searching the web to gather as many resources as I can for us to help our kids understand what ANZAC Day is all about. I hope the resources listed below help you as much as they have me.ANZAC KIDS - has a g...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Mar 29, 2015

ANZAC Picture Books

ANZAC day is fast approaching so I thought I would share a small selection of picture books with you.ANZAC Biscuits, by Phil Cummings & Owen SwanThis is the touching story of a little girl named Rachel. Whom along with her mother, bakes biscuits...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Mar 20, 2015

How senseless to burn the census

I can just imagine the fire that engulfed 50 years of census records now. All that paper with all those people and their lives up in smoke. It’s so sad to know that in Australia between 1971 to 1996 census records were routinely destroyed. All...
by The Family Ancestry Detective on Feb 17, 2015

I can’t find a convict

Not even one convict. I can’t believe it. I am so ashamed that there is not one convict on any of my lines. Not even a convict that was pardoned or a marriage to a convict. I have searched my mothers side, and both her parents. I have searched...

Who wants to be an Aussie?

by The Family Ancestry Detective on Jan 27, 2015

Australia: Massive Patriotic Sing-along Scheduled for Mid-Day in Sydney

Salute to #Australia sing-along of the National Anthem is scheduled for 12 noon on 26 January 2015 on the shores of #Sydney Harbour in commemoration of Australia Day. #seesydney #visitnsw #AusDayNSW...
by Accidental TravelWriter on Jan 25, 2015

Why Are They Marching Daddy?

It's ANZAC Day here today, we've been reading some of our picture books that we have on hand, all of us shedding a tear or two at hearing the stories of bravery and loss.Many of the books available, even the picture books, are just a little too heavy...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Apr 24, 2013

Free Printable Anzac Unit For Young Learners

Anzac Day is nearly upon us. I'll be honest this is one day on the calendar that we haven't dealt with much in our home.Granted we generally watch some of the documentaries and always have discussions about the Anzac's and war in general, however we...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Apr 14, 2012

Byte 34: The Great Navigator In His Own Words – Part 5 – “Meeting the Locals in Tahiti”

On the 12th of April 1769 Cook wrote: “and at 6 AM it (Tahiti) bore from SSW to WBN being little wind and calm several of the Natives came off to us in their Canoes, but more to look at us than any thing else we could not prevail with an...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Aug 24, 2011

Byte 25: Discovery – The English Set Sail – William Dampier in Action – 1690’s

“I first set out of England on this voyage at the beginning of the year 1679, in the Loyal Merchant of London, bound for Jamaica…”  So starts Captain William Dampier in his book A New Voyage Around The World, which describes his fi...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 6, 2011

Byte 25: Discovery – The English Set Sail – William Dampier in Action – 1690’s

“I first set out of England on this voyage at the beginning of the year 1679, in the Loyal Merchant of London, bound for Jamaica…”  So starts Captain William Dampier in his book A New Voyage Around The World, which describes his fi...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 6, 2011


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