Movement of peoples (1750 – 1901)
Moments in Time
Moments in Time is an interactive timeline presenting key events that occurred around the world between 650 and 1918 CE. It enables you to see what was happening, in different locations around the world, at any moment in time .
This is a multilayered interactive website featuring an historical timeline of Australia divided into decades post 1770s, as well as a section on pre 1770s Indigenous and non-Indigenous history.
This is website about emigrants arriving by boat to Victoria in the 19th and early 20th century. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 21 Story Objects, including a video and images with captions that depict the journey and way of life.
Aboriginal resistance to colonisation
This site explores four case studies dealing with different ways Aboriginal people have reacted to the British colonisation of Australia.
This site is the National Museum of Australia's Resistance Exhibition Virtual Tour. In the panorama you will find 17 clickable hotspots that will take you to close ups of the items on display. There are also four activities.
Founders and Survivors Storylines tells an extraordinary story about the making of modern Australia based on the world heritage-listed convict records of Tasmania. Go to Lifelines to explore a sample of the convict lives, told in film, song and image. Go to Mugsheets to search the 70,000 men, women and children transported to Van Diemen’s Land.
Bound for South Australia 1836: A digital re-enactment is an interactive site with a range of primary and secondary sources used to explore the voyages of the nine ships that sailed from England in 1836 to establish the Province of South Australia.
Lives and stories of colonial women
These are the stories of five different Colonial women, Trukanini, Theresa Sutcliffe Mort, Mary Windeyer, Caroline Chisholm and Lola Montez. Hear their stories and look at their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.
1860s Colonial life
Convict petition against transportation
This extract from a radio program 'The Isle of Denial: William Cuffay in Van Diemen's Land' describes the presentation of the Chartists' petition and the panic it caused authorities in London.
Were convicts slaves?
This extract from a radio program 'The Isle of Denial: William Cuffay in Van Diemen's Land' explores similarities between convict transportation and slavery and the conditions of the British working class.
Justifying revenge killings in the colony of NSW
This re-enactment depicts the first official punitive expedition in Australia against Aboriginal people, ordered by Governor Phillip. It was the beginning of a pattern of conflict that would be repeated across the continent.
Enslaved Africans: Our Truth
This is an online resource developed by the Liverpool Museum. As you follow each person you will be given the option to see what the other three Africans were experiencing at the same stage of their ordeal - every African had a different experience of slavery..
This site explains the transatlantic slave trade - responsible for the forced migration of between 12 - 15 million people from Africa to the Western Hemisphere from the middle of the 15th century to the end of the 19th century.
The Abolition of British Slavery - Interactive Map
This site shows events in Africa, the Caribbean and the UK with audio, text and images.