Term 1 - Terra Nullius

 By the end of this unit our students will learn that Australia was settled by the Europeans in the 18th century and how and why this happened. They will understand the perspective of people the Indigenous Australians and people from the past. Our students will determine the impact of European Settlement on the Indigenous Australians and the ongoing effects of this. Students will expand on their knowledge of the significance of country and place to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Focus ideas

Australia was settled by the Europeans and how and why this happened.

  • That there are multiple perspectives throughout history.

  • European settlement had an impact on  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • The significance of country and place to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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