Early Australia Project Due : Wednesday 18th June 2014 Imagine what life would have been like in early Australia compared with today. Life would have been very different. Your task is to find out what it would have been like during this time. You are going to research about the important historical moments in Australia's history, including Australia’s famous explorers, British settlement , Aboriginal people and the gold rush. We have already completed the four tasks that are highlighted in class. You need to choose another two to complete of YOUR CHOICE! (You might like to think about your wondering questions to help you decide on what you will choose)You must include a reference page listing of where you got your information from. Be as creative as you would like in how you present this project. You can present this in any form you like. Some examples are a time capsule, a PowerPoint presentation or a poster. It’s up to you! You will be presenting this to the class. You are one of the first convicts to be sent to Australia in 1788. Describe why you were sent here and share at least 5 of your friends crimes and their punishments that are with on the first fleet. Draw and find two important things about the Eureka flag. Pretend you were a part of the gold rush. Write a recount of a typical day on the gold field. What struggles did you face? What was it like? Describe and illustrate (or make) a traditional tools/ and or clothing that the Aboriginal people used. Find out what a dreamtime story is and publish one to read to the class. Which European explorers came to Australia before the First Fleet? Choose one and find out when, how and why they came to Australia. Add any other interesting information that you can about their voyage. Chose a significant person from Australian history, find out who they are and why they are important. Compare the sort of food the Aboriginal people ate to that of the early settlers. How was it cooked and how did they get it? Complete a biography all about Captain James Cook. Who was he? Why did he visit Australia? Include all relevant information about him and see if you can find a picture to include of him. Find out what started the Gold Rush and when it happened. What was life like for Aboriginal people before the arrival of the Europeans? How did the early settlers treat the Aboriginal communities? Use a map of the world to show the voyage of one or more European explorers that came to Australia. Use the scale and directions to describe the journey the explorer took. You are going to go to the gold rush. Draw and explain the things that you will need to do this. Ie, a gold permit, food, clothing, tools etc. Write a handwritten letter back ‘home’ to your family telling about either life on the ship over to Australia travelling, or life as a new settler. Show a map of early Australia and find three things that are different to what it might look like now. Draw or make a model of the homes of the early settlers/gold rush miners and or the homes of the Aboriginal people.