Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Australian History : Exploration

Contact - Aboriginal Art

Click the photo to read about this painting

What do you think is the right answer?

A. Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770

B. Aboriginal people discovered Australia, and have lived in Australia for more than 40 000 years

C. The first people to discover Australia arrived in the 1600s. They were Dutch explorers from the Netherlands.

Click here for the answers

Time in English

Can you say these ...?

the 1600s
the 19th century
40 000 years ago
20 AD
415 BC
the Middle Ages
the 21st Century
Prehistoric times


Click here for a map of South East Asia and Australasia.

Can you mark the countries on the map?

Can you draw the route Aboriginal people might have taken to get to Australia more than 40 000 years ago?


1 comment:

  1. Nice use of my photo, although the information I provide in the comments makes it almost certain that the boat is a pearl lugger.

    I like your exercise of drawing the route the Aboriginals may have take. It does beg the question of how these "primitive" people crossed the gap between Bali and Lombok, which never dried out.

    Ian (iansand)


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