First Fleet

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Answer these questions below in full sentences in your writing book.


1: When is Australia Day?


2: Complete the following sentence: Australia Day marks the anniversary of…


3: Describe life in Britain in the 1700s.


4: Why were prisoners transported to the colonies?


5: What sorts of crimes were committed by people who were transported?


6: How many ships transported convicts in the First Fleet?


7: What do you think life would have been like on board the ships in the First Fleet?


8: Who was the commander chosen to lead the colony?


9: What do you think life wold be like for the settlers once they reached Australia?


Once you have completed these questions it’s time to do a bit of research. You need to discover interesting things to do with the First Fleet. One being about before they embarked on their voyage, one from during the voyage and one about their arrival.

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