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Year 6 HASS: Key figures and events leading to Federation

Resources to support the study of Year 6 Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

Defining moments in Australia's History



Scroll through this interactive timeline to learn more about the defining moments in Australian History
leading up to and beyond Federation.

Timeline of selection of key events

Key Events to Federation by Kay Oddone - Teacher

First peoples of Australia

who are Indigenous Australians

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Colonisation impacts

Click on the image to read more about the impacts of colonisation.

Early Explorers and Colonisation

Captain Cook did not discover Australia

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Click the image to view this video


Click the image to access the website and
learn more about the Ships in the First Fleet

By William Bradley - Public Domain

Australia's greatest explorers

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Who were the people of the Australian Colonies?

people and places of the early colonies of Australia

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