Gold Rush

Gold Rush



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By Karin Cox
Format Hardback
Page Extent 48
Book Size 10 x 190 x 246 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Young Reed
Release Date 8 Jan 2018
Subject Classification History / Regional & national history / Australasian & Pacific history
In 1770, James Cook arrived in Australia and claimed the continent for the British King. However, there is a lot more to the story of European settlement in Australia than that! Settlement sets the scene before and after that historic date,including the life of the Aboriginal people who lived in Sydney Cove at the time and the impact of the penal colony on them. When the First Fleet arrived with a cargo of convicts and livestock, they battled to tame the Australian wilderness. What was it like to be a convict? Who were free settlers and what farms did they set up? What did people wear and where did they get their food from? Who were the main people and what were the main events? From Governor Phillip’s first town to the growing colonies of 1853, Settlement is essential reading and includes: • rare and historical photographs of people and places • informative and clear text • quiz to test knowledge • glossary to explain words and terms • index

Karin Cox