Text Australian Agricultural Company

TLF ID M017590

This is a resource about the Australian Agriculture Company, Australia's oldest company, from its establishment in 1824 to the 20th century. It includes details about the initial purpose of the company, the key figures and families involved, the important decisions and the development of Australia's agriculture industry. The resource includes text, images, maps and extracts and transcripts from historical documents.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 history curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to the significant development of a colony from the expansion of farming; and the role that significant individuals or groups played in shaping a colony. The section of the resource providing details of the establishment of the Australian Agricultural Company is particulary relevant for both content descriptions. The A.A.Co. families section of the resource also provides additional relevant information for the second content description.
  • This is a useful resource for the year 6 history curriculum, in particular the content descriptions referring to stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia; and the British influences on Australia's system of law and government. The Australian Agricultural Company section of the resource is useful for both content descriptions. The information provided about significant individuals involved in the establishment of the Australian Agricultural Company is applicable.
  • 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 descriptions referring to the experiences of free settlers on their arrival and early experiences of Australia; and the way of life for groups who moved to Australia, particularly free settlers. The A.A.Co. families section and the Port Stephens Guide section provide relevant information and images about the way of life, including opportunities for earlier settlers such as the million acre grant for the 'respectable' class of colonists.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 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/
  • 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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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
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