The First Fleet

Investigate the ships of the First Fleet. Explore who and what was on each of the ships.

With your partner, answer the following questions:

List some of the items that were bought on the First Fleet?

Why do you think they chose those items?

Do you think any of these items were unnecessary? Why?

Do you think the British prepared well for life once they arrived in Australia?



Convict John Walker

Explore the life of John Walker by reading this story.

Answer these questions with your partner in your Integrated Studies book.

  • What factors led to John Walker’s crime of stealing onions? 
  • How do you feel about what John Walker did? 
  • What does the evidence tell you about the kind of person he was? 
  • What might happen to John Walker if he committed this crime today?