Learning objects Bound for South Australia 1836: 19th-century emigrants' sea voyages to Australia

TLF ID M009430

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' contains a brief written description of a typical voyage to Australia as experienced by assisted migrants on sailing ships leaving London. It begins with the migrants' decision about when to leave home to meet the ship and ends with their feelings at the close of the voyage. The text is illustrated by a painting of emigrants to South Australia in around 1860. The website contains links to ships' journals, diaries of those on board and weekly posts of related topics.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for history teaching and learning. It is particularly useful for the year 9 elective depth study 'Movement of peoples (1750-1901)', especially for the content description about the experiences of free settlers upon departure and on their journey, and their reactions on arrival.
  • The resource and its links provide students with worthwhile opportunities to enhance their historical skills in the analysis and use of sources. The resource enables students in upper primary to locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources. It enables students in middle secondary to evaluate the reliability and usefulness of primary and secondary sources.
  • The link to topics related to the voyage in the weekly posts (top menu) is particularly useful for teachers of history. The 'Resources for schools' link in each weekly post offers a range of valuable pedagogical suggestions. These include inquiry questions, student research topics, activities related to each of the historical skills identified in the Australian Curriculum and 'What if?' scenarios.
Year level

9

Learning area
  • History
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: History Trust of South Australia
  • Organization: History Trust of South Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: SA, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.history.sa.gov.au
  • Name: South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services
  • Organization: South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: SA, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
  • Name: South Australian Maritime Museum collection
  • Organization: South Australian Maritime Museum collection
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: South Australia, AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • Licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported licence (CC BY-NC 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. Metadata: © Education Services Australia Limited 2011. You may copy, communicate and adapt this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.