Text Life on the land

TLF ID M017589

This is a resource about life on the land in Australia in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It includes details about land grants allocation, the establishment of Australia's first farms, the condition of the land, the processes used to farm the land, and case studies about the early farming families in Australia. The resource includes text, images, maps and extracts and transcripts from historical documents.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the year 5 and 6 history curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to the impact of a significant development on a colony, such as the expansion of farming; and the role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony. The sections of the resource about the first farms and allocation of land rights are useful for the first content description. The sections of the resource about the Macarthur, Berry and Wyndhym families are useful for the second content description.
  • This is also a useful resource for the Making a better world? depth study in the year 9 history curriculum. It is relevant for the content description referring to the way of life of free settlers on the frontier in Australia between 1750 and 1918. The case studies about the first farming families are partcularly useful for this content description, providing information, photos and illustrations of life in Australia at this time.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State Library of New South Wales
  • Organization: State Library of New South Wales
  • URL: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State Library of New South Wales
  • Organization: State Library of New South Wales
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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