Giving your students the opportunity to read, write and analyse timelines in your classroom is a key requirement of the Australian HASS curriculum. By incorporating these Australian Migration Timeline posters into your classroom you will not only be meeting these history requirements but you will also have a great display in your classroom that can lead to further language-rich activities and investigations.
These posters compliment the following Year 5 Australian HASS content descriptor:
The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (ACHASSK109)
AND the following Year 6 Australian HASS content descriptor:
Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia since Federation (including from ONE country of the Asia region) and reasons they migrated (ACHASSK136)
The events inlcuded in these posters:
40,000 BC – Aborigines arrive
1606 – Willem Janszoon (first European to set foot on Australian soil)
1642 – Abel Tasman explores Tasmania
1688 – William Dampier explores west coast of Australia
1770 – Captain Cook charts east coast
1788 – First Fleet arrives
1788-1866 – Convicts arrive
1790s – Free immigrants begin to arrive
1850 – Camel handlers arrive in Australia
1851-1860 – Gold Rush Era
1860 – Labourers from Melanesia recruited
1880 – Japanese fishermen become important
1901 – White Australia Policy introduced
1950 – World War II migrants begin arriving
1956 – Hungarian refugees flee fighting in their country
1958 – Czech refugees flee fighting in their country
1973 – Chile refugees arrive
1975 – Refugees from Vietnam war begin arriving
1976 – Lebanese refugees flee fighting in their country
2000 and beyond – continue to take refugees from several countries
Looking for some activities to compliment these posters? Checkout our Migration timeline poster activities.
How many posters are included?
20 posters are included, referencing to key events that have influenced migration and immigration to Australian shores. Each poster features the year and description of the event, as well as a supporting high resolution clip art or photograph from the era.
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
On what size paper is this resource best printed?
This resource is designed to be printed on A4 sized paper. To fit other paper sizes, ensure you hit ‘fit to page’ before printing.
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