Living hell of Georgian England -- Crime and punishment -- ships of the first fleet -- People of the first fleet -- What did they bring? -- Journey -- Other end of the earth -- Iora people -- First buildings -- Hunger and anarchy 1788-92
Looks at why the British Government sent the First Fleet to Australia to set up a new colony, who was on board the ships, what they took with them, and how they fared in their new home. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
"A Little Ark book."
Primary school students
Australian Children's Information Book of the Year Award, 1996