Skip to main content

Year 4 - First Fleet and convicts: First Fleet

Made to support the year 4 First Contact integrated unit, by Mrs. Butler, the junior school teacher/librarian @ Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill campus

First Fleet stop motion animation

First Fleet timeline

First Fleet ships and how many convicts were on board each

List of livestock and provisions on the ships


The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks was on the Endeavour with Captain Cook.

His job was as a scientist, to observe all the new types of plants and animals never seen before.

His diary gives us a description of what it was like when white people first landed in Australia. Some of the words are old fashioned and a bit hard to understand, but that is because they were written down over 200 years ago.

The Process of Colonisation