Year 4 Weblinks Page
Where We are in Place and Time:
England late 1700s
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Learn about why convicts came to Australia and read about a day in the life of a convict and more.
School A to Z: Convicts in Australia
General information as well as many useful links.
A Short History of Convict Australia
A lot of information about the transporation to Australia and the conditions for the convicts. The reading level is difficult.
Convicts and the British Colonies in Australia
Information about the transportation of convicts to Australia and their lives once in Australia
Facts about the convicts presented in graphs.
Convict Ships to Australia
Information about the ships and the living conditions.
Prison Hulks on the River Thames
Living conditions onboard.
Living and Working Conditions
Information about what life what like in England in the early 1800s.
Victorian Children in Trouble with the Law
Primary Sources (documents from England in the 1700s) showing the crimes and punishments of children.
Victorian Crime and Punishment
Reasons for transportation and the crimes that were committed in England, along with other information about crime/convicts.
First Fleet Stories
Primary Source (first hand) information about food rations, the voyage and people's real accounts.
The First Fleet
Need to scan through this to find information and a bit difficult to understand at time.But there is good info about convict ships and hardships the settlers faced along with the relationship with the Aboriginals.
Fellowship of the First Fleet
Names of the ships and lists of passengers, along with provisions they brought with them
Chronology of the First Fleet
A timeline of the events of the First Fleet.
Outlines the daily routine on one of the ships.
Includes information about life in England, the journey, and their arrival. Easy to navigate and read.
My Place Website-First Fleet
Written for teachers but students may find the information useful.
Splash ABC-videoclip-First Fleet
This video clip has stories of some of the first convicts. Information about the journey and their crimes that led to transportation
Indigenous Australia Timeline-1500-1900
Timeline used to present information about the first contact between Aboriginals and settlers to Australia.
My Place Website-videoclip-First Encounter
Short video clip showing the first encounter between an Aboriginal girl and British settlers. The people are actors.
My Place-videoclip-First Contact
Another video clip showing the misunderstandings that arose between the Aboriginals and British settlers.
First Encounters and Frontier Conflict
Information about the Aboriginal perspective.
First Australians-videoclip-They have come to stay
The Aboriginal perspective of the arrival of the First Fleet is shared.
Skip ahead to page 5, heading 'Contact'. Both the British and Aboriginal perspectives are shared.
Sharing the Planet:
Read the headings of the articles and check the links that have relevant information.
The link brings you to the page about geothermal energy. At the end of the article, there are links to pages about hydro energy and solar energy.
Alliant Energy Kids
Information about different types of renewable energy sources.
More detailed information about different types of renewable energy sources, US government site
Ducksters: Renewable Energy
Information about the different types of renewable energy sources.
Ollie Saves the Planet
Information about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.
Wonderopolis: What is a wind farm?
An article that explains what a wind farm. Lots of information.
Kid Cyber:Renewable Energy
There are links to specific types of renewable energy at the bottom of the page.
Mocomi: What is sustainability?
Basic information about what sustainability means and what people can do. A short video that explains sustainability.
Ollie Saves the Planet
Information about sustainability of fisheries, agriculture, forests and water. Also information about fossil fuels.
ABC Splash: Food Wastage
Short video about food wastage and what people can do to consume food more sustainably.
The World Counts
Information about the world's top 5 natural resources (according to this website): water, air, sunlight, coal, rainforests. Data updated live, showing how much we consume of various natural resources. Shocking!!
Sustainability in Buildings and Homes
Homes to Love
Useful information in the captions and photos.
Features of a Sustainable House
A diagram of a home with sustainable features
KidCyber: Sustainable Living
An article from KidCyber that gives some basic information about sustainable living.
Josh's House: Sustainability Features
This page outlines the sustainability features that Josh Byrne, environmental scientist in WA, used to build his house.
Josh's House: Virtual Tour
Information about a variety of fossil fuels, as well as a video and additional links.
Fossil Fuel Facts
Numerous facts about fossil fuels without any particular organisation.
Kidzworld: Fossil Fuel Energy
Information about different types of fossil fuels.
NASA ClimateKids: Fossil Fuels
A more in depth explanation of fossil fuels written for children to understand. Very interesting.