One of the best (and most fun) ways of learning history is to read historical fiction. Check out these titles.
Click on the image to read the books. These resources are only available within the school network. (Depending on your security settings, they may not open in Chrome.)
(from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/facts Click on image for more convict facts.)
An interesting look at Colonial Life in Australia. Watch as a "modern-day" family are sent back to the 1860s. Will they be able to cope?
Check out the other ABC Splash resources on convicts and colonial life by clicking on the image below.
The National Film and Sound Archive have collected images and videos on the web page below.
Click on the image to explore the site.